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The Klobb is a submachine gun that can be found in many of the missions that take place in Russia. While it is not actually the weakest weapon in the game, nor the least accurate, it is often described as such; The Shotgun, which technically holds both titles, fires a five-pellet spread which can be devastating at close range. The Klobb, on the other hand, fires slowly and the trajectory of its shots can be unpredictable. It does appear paired often, however, which does give it an advantage at times. It is rather noisy upon firing rapidly, so it is not recommended to use in missions like Bunker 2 and Archives where stealth is advisable to prevent multiple guards from appearing and chasing Bond.

Tactical Analysis

Given its low damage and accuracy, the Klobb is best used paired. Two Klobbs firing in unison can be an effective way to clear a room despite the noise, but for a lower number of targets, the KF7 Soviet is more effective, provided one has been picked up.

On higher difficulties, the subpar stats and ammo consumption make the Klobb a questionable weapon to use paired. Not only do enemies drop less ammo on difficulties such as 00 Agent, but the PP7, which the player has in every mission, can kill and maintain ammo more easily. The Klobb has the smallest magazine of any automatic weapon in the entire game, has low damage, a slow cyclic rate, and low accuracy, making it one of the most unreliable weapons in the game.

Appearances

Runway

Surface 1

Bunker 1

Surface 2

Bunker 2

Archives

Notes

  • During development this weapon was called the Skorpion VZ/61 after its real-world counterpart. The name was presumably changed for legal reasons.
  • The weapon was renamed the Spyder after the weapons switched to fictional names but had to be changed again for legal reasons, as "Spyder" is the trademarked name of a type of paintball gun. The name Klobb was chosen to honor Ken Lobb for his help during the development of the game. The game's instruction manual was printed before the proper name change took place, and the incorrect name "Spyder" was used. Ken Lobb is known as a boisterous, opinionated man, and many believe that the gun's inaccuracy and ineffectiveness could be part of the reason he got the honor of having the gun named after him. There is an interview with Ken Lobb from Nintendo Everything discussing the renaming of the weapon:

“I was working super hard, whether I was there or back at Nintendo. I took a luxurious weekend off as that game was about four weeks from done to go visit my in-laws in Portland. I called [Rare] on Saturday morning to talk to Martin. He said, ‘We’ve got bad news and good news.’ We’re weeks from launch. The game has to be done. I’m like, ‘Okay, what do you mean? Please tell me.’ They received a letter from Nintendo legal, saying the name of the Spyder had to be changed. It was a gun. If you have one of the first 600,000 or 700,000 copies of GoldenEye, your manual doesn’t say Klobb, it says Spyder. We already printed those manuals, and didn’t know Spyder was the name of an actual paintball gun. They didn’t want to risk it. It obviously looks nothing like this gun, but it’s a name that’s trademarked, so they wanted to change it, but didn’t have time to do a worldwide search. The name had to be unique. So Martin said, ‘We named it after you!’ The people at Rare called me Klobb. ‘So, we named it after you, is that okay?’ I was honored. And little did I know that the game was going to do great. I had no idea it was going to be what it was. The little letter from legal ended up having a nice impact on me, personally. It was appreciated.”

  • Evidence of the name Spyder can be found in the game's text files. All the names of the weapons are in alphabetic order with the exception of Klobb, which falls between Spy File and Staff List.
  • The Klobb is featured in Perfect Dark as the KL01313.
  • It is one of the most unpopular weapons among the Goldeneye 007 fanbase. A Facebook Page was created to honor how disliked the Klobb is in the game.

Gallery

Goldeneye 007 (N64) - Weapons and Gadgets
Unarmed | Hunting Knife | Throwing Knife | PP7 Special Issue | PP7 (Silenced) | DD44 Dostovei | Klobb | KF7 Soviet | ZMG (9mm) | D5K Deutsche | Silenced D5K | Phantom | US AR33 Assault Rifle | RC-P90 | Shotgun | Automatic Shotgun | Sniper Rifle | Cougar Magnum | Golden Gun | Silver PP7 | Gold PP7 | Moonraker Laser | Watch Laser | Grenade Launcher | Rocket Launcher | Hand Grenades | Timed Mines | Proximity Mines | Remote Mines | Detonator | Taser | Tank | Weapons & Gadgets

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