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The SBC Cannon, or just Cannon, is a portable artillery weapon that is capable of mowing down many weak opponents in a row, or dealing heavy damage to tougher enemies. Like the XM214-A Minigun, the cannon is one of Serious Sam's trademark weapons.

OverviewEdit

The SBC Cannon is a special weapon designed to fire very heavy rounds at a high speed, providing an excellent penetration effect. Its firing mechanism and barrel were not designed by human scientists, but reverse-engineered from powerful techno-magical weapons used by Mental's artillery. The cannonballs fired by the cannon contain uranium, though military experts claim that the lead casing used on the cannonballs completely eliminates potential hazards for the operator caused by the uranium filling, thus minimizing the chances of radiation poisoning. These uranium-caused hazards to the target are not held important, considering the purpose of the device.

As the cannonballs have great piercing capabilities, this makes the cannon very useful for taking down powerful enemies with a single cannonball and multiple weaker enemies when they are lined up. The cannon can attain various levels of power and speed depending on how long it is charged, low power shots are still capable of piercing through multiple enemies, and dealing heavy damage to stronger ones.

Raahloom, the boss of the Jewel of the Nile DLC, uses a much larger and more modified version of this weapon. The cannonballs fired from his cannon are much larger in comparison to the balls fired by Sam's cannon. Raahloom's cannon can also fire up to five or six balls in succession.

In Serious Sam: Double D: XXL, the Cannon appears as an upgrade for the 12 Gauge Shotgun. It is a bit weaker than in other games, but it is still effective. A Gunstack combination of the cannon with other strong weapon upgrades can kill even the strongest enemies with ease.

TacticsEdit

Serious Sam 1Edit

  • An uncharged shot will instantly kill almost any of the weaker enemies and so is particularly effective against Sirian Werebulls or Kleer Skeletons as a last resort.
  • A fully charged shot will virtually kill any enemy in the game in one shot (except for large Lava Golems and the Highlander Aludran Reptiloid variants) but bosses and is useful in quickly disposing off highly threatening enemies such as Major Bio-mechanoids or Fiendian Reptiloid Demons from a great range.
  • The cannon can be used to dispose of Highlander Aludran Reptiloids with high speed and low risk as it takes only four shots (a few more to kill a Highlander's Bride however). With Serious Damage active though, the player can take down a Highlander's Bride with only three or four cannonballs.
  • Its piercing abilities make it a fantastic choice when dealing with excessive amounts of Sirian Werebulls and Cucurbitos, as they commonly line up behind each other.
  • A cannonball loses some of its speed when hitting the ground in the first game. Due to this, it is recommended to aim slightly upwards.
  • When aiming at stronger enemies, it is useful to make sure that a few weaker enemies also get in the cannonball's path. This reduces weapon switching and saves ammunition.

Serious Sam 2Edit

  • The cannon is an effective weapon against The General, including the large and monster variants, as fully charged shots are needed to inflict major damage towards it. Enemies such as the T-Mech and Albino Cyclops can be gotten rid of as well.
  • It is the most effective weapon against the big Spider Mechanoid.

Serious Sam 3: BFEEdit

  • The cannon can be used to kill a Witch-Bride of Achriman in one shot, though this may be considered a waste of cannonballs for several Witch-Brides, considering the rarity of ammunition for the cannon throughout the campaign. In ##The Guardian of Time##, however, cannonball ammo is rather plentiful.
  • Its piercing abilities make it a fantastic choice when dealing with excessive amounts of Sirian Werebulls, Kleers, Juvenile Antaresian Spiders and large numbers of Beheaded Rocketeers and Cloned Soldiers.
  • When aiming at stronger enemies, it is useful to make sure that a few weaker enemies also get in the cannonball's path. This reduces weapon switching and saves ammunition.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Back in the early Alpha phases of Serious Sam 1, Sam was supposed to light the cannon's fuse with a torch, then the cannon would charge and shoot out a really powerful cannonball. Files of the early cannon exist in the leaked Serious Sam Evaluation Publisher build, even though the cannon wasn't usable in the build because it wasn't yet finished, although you can pick it up as well as its ammo but you couldn’t select it.
  • Alternate ammo for the cannon called the Nukeball existed at one time. According to its code, it would essentially be a more powerful version of the regular cannonball fired by the cannon. Since the regular cannonball is already ridiculously powerful when charged up, it was probably removed for redundancy.
  • Its texture is in the final game's files and is an alternate skin for the regular cannonball model. Although in Test 1 it was supposed to be the regular cannon ammo and the cannon's ammo icon was supposed to be like the model (not 1 cannonball), there were supposed to be 3 cannonballs on the ammo HUD icon.

Related achievementsEdit

Serious Sam HD: The First EncounterEdit

Cannon expert Cannon Expert
Pierce 10 enemies with a single Cannonball.

Serious Sam HD: The Second EncounterEdit

Balls of steel Balls of Steel
Find all 3 Cannons in Teotihuacan - The City of the Gods.
Bone crusher Bone Crusher
Kill 300 Kleers with the Cannon.

Serious Sam VR: The First EncounterEdit

I love my Cannon SSVRTFE I love my Cannon
Kill 100 Enemies with the Cannon.
Cannon Expert SSVRTFE Cannon Expert
Pierce at least 10 enemies with a single cannonball.

Serious Sam VR: The Second EncounterEdit

Mine's bigger than yours SSVRTSE Mine's bigger than yours
Destroy an enemy cannon with your own cannon.
Crunchy SSVRTSE Crunchy
Kill 100 Kleers with the Cannon.

Serious Sam Fusion 2017Edit

Cannon Expert Cannon Expert
Pierce at least 10 enemies with a single cannonball.
I love my Cannon I love my Cannon
Kill 100 Enemies with the Cannon.
Mine's bigger than yours Mine's bigger than yours
Destroy an enemy cannon with your own cannon.
Crunchy Crunchy
Kill 100 Kleers with the Cannon.

TriviaEdit

  • In the top-down bullet hell shooter Enter The Gungeon, you can find a weapon called the Serious Cannon, which is a direct reference to this weapon.
  • The weapon's three initials stand for 'Seriously Big Cannon'.

Bugs/glitchesEdit

  • If a Cucurbito's corpse is gibbed with the cannon in Serious Sam HD, their death sound can be heard despite having been killed already.

GalleryEdit

Serious Sam 1Edit

Pre-releaseEdit

RetailEdit

Serious Sam 2Edit

Pre-releaseEdit

RetailEdit

Serious Sam: Next EncounterEdit

Serious Sam AdvanceEdit

Serious Sam: The Random EncounterEdit

Serious Sam 3: BFE/Serious Sam VR: The Last HopeEdit

Serious Sam: The Greek EncounterEdit

Serious Sam: Double D: XXLEdit

Serious Sam's Bogus DetourEdit

List of appearancesEdit

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