"It's like the Octanian Raider convention out there."

The Octanian Raider is a fighter aircraft featured in Serious Sam 4.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Octanian raider is a futuristic-looking aicraft used by the Octanians. These aircraft feature Mental's logo on each side of its wings. These small, highly maneuverable, supersonic aircraft have been used extensively throughout the Earth campaign of the Mental War.

Unlike comparable Earth aircraft, the raider is not piloted by an Octanian soldier, but by a colony of cyber-polyps. Due to the “pilots” not requiring training, these easy-to-produce machines are used en masse to establish air superiority in the early stages of planetary conquest by Mental’s horde, clearing the way for the Octanian Harvester Leviathans to begin processing the population.

Occurrence[edit | edit source]

Raiders are common in the first two levels, Death from Above and Death from Below, flying throughout the streets of Rome and high in the sky. After the Alien Artifact Acquisition succeed in grounding the raider fleet using the HAARP weapon, they become much more rare.

Operation[edit | edit source]

Raiders bombing a building.

Raiders are commonly deployed into the battlefield and used en masse to ensure air superiority. They often fly in squadrons of up to 5 raiders, targeting buildings or random locations and deploying bombs. These bombs are very destructive, capable of causing severe infrastructure damage or destroying several vehicles, such as when they attacked the Earth Defense Force convey on their way to the Vatican.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • Raiders do not pose a threat to the player unless they are right next to the raider's bomb radius when they explode.
  • Their bombs can deal a lot of damage, so stay clear of Raiders when they are about to release them.
  • As raiders are very fast aircraft, rapid-firing weapons such as the XM214-A Minigun or XL2 Lasergun are needed to take them down.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Raiders behave just like the Seagull Fighter, a bomber aircraft in Serious Sam 2. Like the raider, seagull fighters only target specific areas with bombs.

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