Shells (Cartridges in Serious Sam Advance) are a common ammo type that serves as ammo for most shotguns in the Serious Sam series.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Shells are a type of ammo pickup that supplies shotguns that use 12-gauge rounds, such as the 12 Gauge Pump-Action Shotgun and Double Barrel Coach Gun.

The amount of ammo in each box of shells depends on the game and (in some cases) the difficulty level. In Serious Sam 1, Serious Sam: Xbox, Serious Sam: Next Encounter, Serious Sam HD, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Serious Sam VR, Serious Sam's Bogus Detour and Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE, each box supplies 10 shells (20 on Tourist, Easy and Serious difficulties), while in Serious Sam 2 it gives the player 20 shells per box. In Serious Sam 3 and Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE, there is also a small shell pickup shaped like the pump-action shotgun's magazine that gives 5 shells (10 on Tourist and 7 on Easy difficulties). In Serious Sam's Bogus Detour, there is a small shells pickup that gives 5 shells. In Serious Sam 4, there are three shell pickups: one that supplies 4 shells (dropped from enemies with the Looter Shooter upgrade) one that supplies 10 shells, and a box that supplies 20. The 20 shells box also supplies 5 grenades for the shotgun's grenade launcher if it's equipped.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Their appearance varies from game to game:

  • In most games that shells appear in, shells appear as a white box filled with regular shotgun slugs.
  • In Serious Sam 3: BFE and Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE, shells appear as a black case filled with shells. There is also a magazine clip that is often dropped by Cloned Soldier.
  • In Serious Sam's Bogus Detour, shells also appear as a white box. There is also a small pickup that appears as a few shotgun slugs.

Occurrence[edit | edit source]

Shells are the commonest ammo type in the Serious Sam games, often appearing on the first level of each game they appear in.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam 1[edit | edit source]

Pre-release[edit | edit source]

Retail[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam 2[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam Advance[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam: Double D[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam 3: BFE[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam's Bogus Detour[edit | edit source]

List of appearances[edit | edit source]

Category;Serious Sam 4

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