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The Rotating Cannon is an autonomous artillery weapon that appears in Serious Sam: The Second Encounter and various remakes of the game. Unlike the Static Cannon, the rotating cannon can rotate 180 degrees on its base.

OverviewEdit

The rotating cannon is a medieval cannon attached to a rotating wooden base. Mental was amazed with the concept of Sam's most powerful weapon and so tried to create something similar; he enhanced an ordinary medieval cannon with an auto-loading system, radar and ammunition replenisher, making it an effective and dangerous stand-alone defense unit.

OccurrenceEdit

Like the static cannon, the rotating cannon is fairly rare, and only appears in Land of the Damned and The Grand Cathedral, where they are often placed in far away places, such as on the top of buildings or walls. They are often placed in pairs of three, though more are encountered on higher difficulties.

OperationEdit

If the cannon detects the player while it is spinning around, it will fire a fast cannonball at them; the cannonballs can deal a lot of damage to an unsuspecting player, and can easily take away a lot of health and/or armor or kill the player if the cannon is not destroyed soon enough.

TacticsEdit

  • As with the static cannon, the RAPTOR Sniper Rifle will destroy it in a single shot if it is shot while zoomed. This is the best anti-rotating cannon weapon, and should always be used against it whenever possible.
  • If you're low on sniper ammo, you can also use the XPML21 Rocket Launcher against it.
  • The rotating cannon should be a high-priority target as soon as it is spotted. Its cannonballs can easily kill the player, and their rotating makes it easier for them to detect and shoot at the player. The rotating cannon makes it harder to avoid other enemy projectiles, as the player needs to juggle avoiding the rotating cannon's “eyesight” and its projectiles.
  • Rotating cannons aren't always encountered alone, so the player should expect to fight more when they see a cannonball whizzing past them.
  • Some rotating cannons are placed on elevated locations, such as towers, so the player always needs to keep an eye out.

Related achievementsEdit

Serious Sam FusionEdit

Mine's bigger than yours Mine's bigger than yours
Destroy an enemy cannon with your own cannon.

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