The Sloshing Machine launches a small mortar-like glob that is trailed by a vortex of ink. The glob leaves a path of ink while it travels, and bursts on contact with a surface or an enemy Inkling. Most notably, the vortex of ink allows the Sloshing Machine to do splash damage to enemies alongside the glob of ink if a direct is not landed.
The Sloshing Machine's splash damage allows it to fulfill roles similar to that of a blasters. More specifically, it is very similar to the Rapid Blaster with respect to splash damage, direct damage, range, and speed. However, unlike blaster weapons which have a large exploding splash radius at their maximum reach, the Sloshing Machine will deal splash damage to anything alongside the glob as it travels. Additionally, the heavy arc of the projectile makes the weapon ideal for dealing with enemies behind cover, or enemies atop a platform, like the tower in Tower Control. These capabilities, however, come at the cost of lower attack-speed and turf coverage when compared to more traditional sloshers.
The Sloshing Machine consumes 7% of the ink-tank with each shot, allowing the player to fire 14 shots before needing to refill.
Throwing ink. (back)
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- The name is a portmanteau of "Slosher" and "washing machine."
Sloshing Machine is a pun derived from the verb to slosh and Washing Machine.
スクリュースロッシャー Sukuryū Surosshā is derived from Screw and the verb to slosh. Screw likely refers to the spinning motion of this weapon's projectile.
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Klotstrommel||Slosh Drum (referring to the drum of a washing machine)|
|German||Trommel-Schwapper||Drum Slosher (referring to the drum of a washing machine)|
|Italian||Secchiostro centrifuga||Centrifuge Slosher|
|From центрифуга tsentrifuga (centrifuge)|
|Spanish||Derramatic centrífugo||Centrifugal Derramatic|