What the hell kind of contraption is that?”— Old Longfellow
The Striker was made by the employees of Beaver Creek Lanes in order to give it as a gift to a league champion, that they were friends with, who would be returning from his active duty after losing his ability to walk in an incident with a destroyer. It was meant to serve as a tool for this person to use to launch bowling balls since he could no longer use his legs due to a spinal injury.
When hitting an NPC, a "strike" sound effect may play, similar to how the railway rifle plays a train "choo choo" when reloading.
|Slot||Mod||Description||Weapon prefix||Gun Nut rank||Science! rank||Components||Base ID|
|Launcher||Bowling ball launcher||Standard.||–||–||–||–||02740c|
- Fat Man
- Big Boy, a unique version with the Two Shot legendary modification.
- fo4nw Nuka-nuke launcher, a unique version that deals 50% more damage than the standard model by firing quantum-enhanced Nuka-nukes.
This weapon can be obtained in Beaver Creek Lanes. It is located in an upstairs office that can be accessed by taking the stairs up in the employees only hallway.
- The ability to use modified bowling balls as an ammo type is actually just a mod that can be removed and used on any Fat Man launcher.
- You are able to retrieve the bowling balls that have been launched, much like with the Junk Jet.
- Placing the bowling ball launcher mod on a Fat Man with a two-shot legendary prefix (such as Big Boy), you end up "making" ammo rather than spending it, if you retrieve all projectiles that are launched.
- A good supply of bowling balls can be found in the bowling alley at the General Atomics Galleria.
- The entry in the Beaver Creek Lanes terminal titled "No luck with the ball return" suggests that the Fat Man used for the construction of the Striker was found "at an old surplus center out in the willywacks," but according to General Brock's Report of September 2077 in the Fort Strong terminal entries, the Fat Man was only shipped out for use in September 2077, so it appears unlikely that one would have sat in an old surplus center since such places would usually only feature dated hardware instead of top-of-the-shelf newest military inventions.
- In one terminal entry, an employee states that he feels that what they're doing is, "not entirely legal," but defends the weapon by stating that, "we're only gonna kill pins with it, so what the hell right?"
- In another terminal entry, it is stated that there was one incident with testing, as it had at one time, crashed through the office wall and into the dining area into a customer's table, almost hitting him. It is stated in another terminal that this man didn't sue them since he understood it was an accident and was compensated for the incident by having, "All of his games and half his beer tab," for free. It was also stated that after the incident, the dining area was closed off.