Level 1 and level 2 consist of Quote simply throwing the sword forward. The Blade spins counter-clockwise as it flies. Level 3 takes the form of a ghostly King, surrounded by spectral slashing attacks as he darts forward from Quote's position. Should King contact an enemy he will slash with his ghostly sword, and summon even more damaging spectral slashing attacks around himself.
In the inventory, the Blade's handle is brown, with its point being white.
The Blade is picked up in the Sand Zone storehouse, after the player defeats Rabid Toroko. Once the battle is over, Quote is required to talk to King, who lies on the ground close to the exit. King will ask Quote to avenge his death, and as he disappears from the screen, the Blade is left in his place. Attempting to leave before the player collects the Blade displays a message box that tells the player that they cannot leave.
The Blade is a single shot weapon that inflicts one of the highest amounts of damage per hit in the game. Its range decreases between level 1 and level 2, but it deals more damage at a shorter range. At level 3 the range increases again, changing from a single-shot attack to a large area-of-effect attack should King score a clean hit against an enemy.
The level 1 and 2 Blades are fired slightly behind Quote's position. If he is facing away from an enemy and standing close enough to it, it is possible to shoot hit enemies with the Blade in point-blank range from behind.
The level 2 Blade's damage is spread across three smaller blades. This totals to 18 HP of damage, which is divided amongst the 3 smaller blades. This form can hit enemies directly behind the one targeted if the first enemy takes 12 HP or less to kill.
The level 3 Blade concentrates most of its dealt damage to the centre, with multiple one-hit slashes surrounding it. Each slash deals about 2 HP, and travels farther than the level 2 form. At this level, the effects of the blade will last longer if the user holds down the attack button. If King's ghost hits a target, an impact of sword slashes appears in a larger radius.
|Level||Behaviour||Maximum bullets||(HP)||XP to level up/MAX|
|1||Has the longest range of the three levels.||1||15||30|
|2||A larger blade, its range becomes shorter than the level 1 form.||1||18 (6 per hit)||60|
|3||A single shot does multiple slashes when it hits an enemy. The amount of damage it does varies. Instead of a sword, King's ghost appears.||1-100||0|
Available trades and upgrades
The Blade can be traded in the Outer Wall for the Nemesis. This is made available to the player if Quote brings Mr. Little back to the Little House. The two weapons can be traded back and forth by talking to Mr. Little, but the Blade will revert to its level 1 form if it was previously traded to Mr. Little for the Nemesis.
|General||Sand Zone • Puppies • Sun Stones|
|Characters||Curly Brace • Colons • Jenka|
|Enemies||Beetle • Sandcroc • Skullhead • Skullstep • Skeleton • Crow • Armadillo • Polish • Flowercub|
|Bosses||Curly Brace • Omega • Rabid Toroko|
|Weapons||Machine Gun • Blade|
|Items||Curly's Panties • Life Pot|
|Weapons||Polar Star • Missile Launcher • Fireball • Bubbline • Machine Gun • Blade • Snake • Super Missile Launcher • Spur • Nemesis|
|Items||Map System • Silver Locket • Arthur's Key • ID Card • Santa's Key • Chako's Rouge • Jellyfish Juice • Charcoal • Rusty Key • Gum Key • Gum Base • Bomb • Curly's Panties • Puppies • Life Pot • Turbocharge • Clinic Key • Arms Barrier • Cure-All • Booster (v0.8 • v2.0) • Tow Rope • Curly's Air Tank • Medals (Alien Medal • Medal of the Red Ogre) • Whimsical Star • 290 Counter • Teleporter Room Key • Sue's Letter • Mimiga Mask • Sprinklers • Controller • Mushroom Badge • Ma Pignon • Little Man • Iron Bond • Beast Fang • Prinny Cap|