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Blambow (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Blambow
Type Ranged/Explosive
How to Make Bow and Arrow + Dynamite
Uses 10
Strength Great
Speed Medium
Location Just In Time Payday Loans ($40,000)
PP 100
Fits in Inventory Yes
"Shoot explosive arrows to decimate enemies!"
—Combo Card Description

The Blambow is a combo weapon in Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record, made by combining a bow and arrow with a stick of dynamite.

It can be used to kill large groups of zombies in a single blast. In this capacity, it could be thought of as a lighter version of the Rocket Launcher.

Killing a zombie will give 100 prestige points with the Combo Card and 50 without it.

The Blambow excels in almost everything, being effective against large crowds of zombies, and as a good ranged weapon for stunning psychopaths, doing good damage quickly. Its drawback is its limited amount of arrows, demanding that the player stock up for extended use.

A fast way to earn prestige points with this weapon is to fire it at the entrance to a different area of Fortune City. Zombies often cluster up in large numbers near entrances and exits of different locations in the game, so using the Blambow this way will not only give a hefty sum of prestige points, but also clear the area quickly for Chuck if he needs to get somewhere fast or escorting Survivors.

Unlike the Bow and Arrow, the Blambow has a limited range, as it will explode after traveling a certain distance.

Attacks and Combo CardEdit


Combo Card poster location
Dead rising Blambow poster map Dead rising Blambow poster location

Weapon component locationsEdit

Dead Rising 2 and Case Zero general locations of weapons needed to make the Blambow.

ComponentLocationComponentLocation
Bow and Arrow
Dead rising Bow and Arrow


Location icon Bob's Fish 'n Hunt (∞)

Location icon Food Court Upper Platforms

Location icon Palisades Mall - Shank's (P107)

Location icon Royal Flush Plaza - The Chieftain's Hut (R113) (2)

Location icon Underground Main Tunnel

Location icon Underground - Warehouse C

Location icon Underground - Warehouse C Maintenance Room 33

Dynamite
Dead rising Dynamite
Location icon see article

Some great places to find Dynamite and Bows and Arrows in a close area:

  • In the Food Court, two bows are on top of the castle restaurant and one Stick of Dynamite is there too. The other Stick of Dynamite is in the maintenance room across the Food Court.
  • In the Royal Flush Plaza, in The Chieftain's Hut (R113), there are two bows and two Sticks of Dynamite are on top of a palm tree that can be reached from the second floor.

TriviaEdit

  • The Blambow is likely a reference to the Rambo series of movies, where the main character John Rambo uses a bow with explosive-tipped arrows as his signature weapon. The naming of the weapon makes this seem all the more likely, as it even sounds like Rambo.
  • The Blambow could also be a reference to The Dukes of Hazzard, an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. The main characters Bo and Luke Duke are on probation so instead of using firearms they often use a compound bow tipped with dynamite.
  • Another reference is to the game Gears of War 2. The Torqe Bow fires an Explosive Arrow that penetrates an enemy and explodes.
  • In the Beta version of Dead Rising 2, the Blambow had 20 Arrows instead of 10.[Verification needed]
  • The explosive arrows shot by the Blamblow react differently between zombies and human enemies. The arrows stick to zombies before detonating, while it explodes on contact with human enemies like looters and psychopaths.
  • In the PC file items.txt this weapon is called BowandArrow_explosive
Weapon Animations
Animation name Animation shared with
male_attack_samurai_sword_a
  1. Arrow explosive -- Blambow?
  2. ATM bankrun -- Bank Run?
  3. Bazooka Bike
  4. ChainLink
  5. Golfball - Golf Club
  6. Gumball Machine
  7. Intestine
  8. Tenderizers
  9. Plates
  10. Holy Arms
  11. Vinyl Records
  12. Training Sword
  13. Small Vase

GalleryEdit

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