Sep 25, 2018 at 8:39 PM
I sometimes take it because I actually like the snake more than the spur. The snake actually gets used in hell speedruns too, mostly because you can use it to shoot the deleets before you can get to them which saves some seconds of the clock. And dps isn't really that important in that case anymore when you have the nemesis and super missile launcher.Just wondering, is there any run where you want the snake? For speed runs you want the machine gun to propel you upward, and for power you want the spur. You also give up the fireball which can be useful even in late game. That why the snake is at the bottom of my list.
One benefit to me also over the spur is that it feels nicer to use than the machine gun or spur. But I say this because the machine gun defenitely feels weaker while the spur needs to be charged. The Snake can just be used without charging or ammo and the wavy pattern technically has a wider reach (and is imo prettier to watch ).
Guess you could say snake is on top for me.