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Flame Thrower Overload

Bill expends a Flame Weapon special weapon to generate a Shield.

In extreme circumstances, press [OVERLOAD] to Overload your active Special Weapon and trigger an impressive Attack or Support effect. The Weapon will be destroyed, but the trade off may be worth it.
~ Contra: Operation Galuga - How to Play

The Overload System is a gameplay mechanic in Contra: Operation Galuga. By sacrificing surplus weapons, it allows the player to unleash explosive abilities determined by the weapon type.

Description[]

By sacrificing a weapon, an explosive special weapon exclusive technique can be unleashed.[1] This can be done by holding the [OVERLOAD] key or button for around one second.

If performing an Overload on an upgraded (Level 2) weapon, it will only downgrade the weapon to base level as opposed to destroying it.

As confirmed by Tomm Hulett in the recent Operation Galuga Twitch stream, an Overload can be triggered prematurely: while preparing to sacrifice the currently active Special Weapon for an Overload, pick up another Weapon Power-Up (this may be the same Special Weapon, or a different one).

When the Overload Heal perk is active, taking damage while charging an Overload will also prematurely trigger it, protecting the player from damage. This also applies in 1-hit-kill mode and allows the player to avoid dying when taking damage as long as they are charging an Overload at the moment they take damage.

Overloads are divided into Attack type and Support type, with the former focusing on damaging enemies, and the latter providing defensive or other beneficial effects to players. As confirmed by Tomm Hulett in the recent Operation Galuga Twitch stream, the Standard and Alternate versions of each Special Weapon have the opposite type of Overload (example: the Barrage is an Attack Type Overload, while the Vortex is a Support Type Overload).

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Overload variants
Weapon Overload description Var. (type)
OG HUD Wpn M1 Barrier - Creates a field that protects you from damage. Standard
(Support)
Cascade - Triggers a stream of cascading bullets for a limited time. Alternate
(Attack)
OG HUD Wpn S1 Salvo - Launches a storm of ricocheting bullets. Standard
(Attack)
Counter - Absorbs enemy attacks for a set time, then releases the gathered energy. Alternate
(Support)
OG HUD Wpn F1 Shield - Forms a large shield that will block enemy attacks. Standard
(Support)
Guardian - Summons a cosmic beast that hunts enemies. Alternate
(Attack)
OG HUD Wpn H1 Drones - Prototype drones provide support for a brief time. Standard
(Attack)
Portals - Manifests portals that convert your attacks into several blistering lasers. Alternate
(Support)
OG HUD Wpn C1 Barrage - Releases a flurry of targeted rockets. Standard
(Attack)
Vortex - Opens a vortex in the sky which absorbs all enemy attacks. Alternate
(Support)
OG HUD Wpn L1 Hyper - Player moves impossibly fast, slowing perception of the surrounding world. Standard
(Support)
Stream - Fires a super-powered laser blast. Alternate
(Attack)


Overloads per character
Character OG UI Wpn M1 OG UI Wpn S1 OG UI Wpn F1 OG UI Wpn H1 OG UI Wpn C1 OG UI Wpn L1 Notes
OG Bill HUD icon
Bill Rizer
Barrier Salvo Shield Drones Barrage Hyper -
OG Lance HUD icon
Lance Bean
Barrier Salvo Shield Drones Barrage Hyper -
OG Ariana HUD icon
Ariana
Barrier Salvo Shield Drones Vortex Hyper Uses
Alt.OG HUD Wpn C2
Weapon
Lucia
Lucia
Barrier Counter Shield Drones Barrage Hyper Uses
Alt.OG HUD Wpn S2
Weapon
OG Stanley HUD icon
Stanley
Ironside
Cascade Salvo Shield Drones Barrage Stream Uses Alt.
OG HUD Wpn M2OG HUD Wpn L2
Weapons
OG Probo M4D-0G HUD icon
(M4D-0G)
Barrier Salvo Shield Drones Barrage Hyper -
Probotector
OG Probo SC0RP1 HUD icon
(SC0RP1)
Warning - Character spoilers. Click to continue.
OG Sheena HUD icon
Sheena
Etranzi
Cascade Salvo Guardian Drones Barrage Stream Uses Alt.
OG HUD Wpn S2OG HUD Wpn C2
Weapons
OG Browny HUD icon
Browny
Barrier Counter Shield Portals Vortex Hyper Uses Alt.
OG HUD Wpn M2OG HUD Wpn F2
OG HUD Wpn H2OG HUD Wpn L2
Weapons
OG Fang HUD icon
Brad Fang
Cascade Counter Guardian Portals Vortex Stream Uses Alt.
OG HUD Wpn M2OG HUD Wpn S2
OG HUD Wpn F2OG HUD Wpn H2
OG HUD Wpn C2OG HUD Wpn L2
Weapons

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References[]

  1. @ContraSoldier (Contra Official(魂斗羅公式)) at X (October 3, 2023).
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