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Sugar Bombs (Fallout: New Vegas)
|For an overview of Sugar Bombs in the Fallout series of games, see Sugar Bombs.|
Marketed as having explosive great taste, the Sugar Bombs contain no explosives, but an overabundance of sugar frosting on each of the uniquely shaped wheat cereals, resembling the mini nuke. Served with milk, it made for a breakfast full of carbohydrates and little else. It was marketed at children, with added promotions to increase sales, such as Captain Cosmos decoder rings. Interestingly, the ingredients used in the bombs make them an ingredient for manufacturing high end drugs and a tool for sabotage, as they can cause violent explosions when introduced to rocket fuel mixes.
Sugar Bombs are mildly useful food items which provide only a small amount of both health and radiation when consumed. Sugar Bombs differ from most other "basic" food items as they provide a limited boost to the player's maximum action points, similar to chems like jet or rocket. Comparatively this boost is small, but stacks with other similar effects while not carrying any risk of addiction.
Effects of Survival skill
|10||+1 Max Action Points, -18 Hit Point, -36 Starvation||60||+2 Max Action Points, -33 Hit Point, -66 Starvation|
|20||+1 Max Action Points, -21 Hit Point, -42 Starvation||70||+2 Max Action Points, -36 Hit Point, -72 Starvation|
|30||+1 Max Action Points, -24 Hit Point, -48 Starvation||80||+2 Max Action Points, -39 Hit Point, -78 Starvation|
|40||+1 Max Action Points, -27 Hit Point, -54 Starvation||90||+2 Max Action Points, -42 Hit Point, -84 Starvation|
|50||+2 Max Action Points, -30 Hit Point, -60 Starvation||100||+3 Max Action Points, -45 Hit Point, -90 Starvation|
- Note: radiation levels are not affected by the Survival skill level.
Apart from appearing randomly in refrigerators and similar containers, there are numerous fixed locations where Sugar Bombs are certain to appear:
|188 trading post||6 boxes for sale from Michelle at the Shop.|
|Freeside||2 boxes can be stolen off the shelf at Mick and Ralphs Store.|
|Goodsprings||1 box on shelf in the Doctor's house.|
|Goodsprings gas station||1 box on a shelf.|
|New Vegas Strip||2 boxes are sold by a street vendor.|
|East pump station||2 "owned" boxes on the shelf to the left as you walk inside, must be stolen.|
|Nipton||1 box near Powder Ganger in chair in Nipton General Store.|
|Novac||6-7 boxes that can be bought from Cliff at the Dino-Bite Gift Shop.|
1 box can be found in your motel room after you obtain the key.
1 box can be found in Daisy Whitman's motel room on a table.
1 box can be found in Jeannie May Crawford's house on the kitchen counter.
|Tribal village||2 boxes on shelves in the Southern-most tent.|
|Westside||2 Boxes Stolen off the shelf at Klamath Bob's Liquor Store.|
|General Store in Zion Canyon||6 boxes on the shelves and on the floor.|
- Cliff Briscoe of the Dino Bite gift shop in Novac.
- Sierra Madre vending machine - Many locations in the Sierra Madre and in the Abandoned Brotherhood of Steel bunker - can be bought in infinite quantities, as far as your Sierra Madre chip supply allows.
- Come Fly With Me - Chris Haversam at the REPCONN Test Site can be convinced to sabotage the plans of Jason Bright and his followers. If he is, he will ask the Courier to obtain a number of ingredients to use in sabotaging Bright's supply of rocket fuel. One of the three types of items the Courier is asked to obtain is three boxes of Sugar Bombs.
Behind the scenes
- The words "Sugar Bomb" is a pop culture phrase meaning a food with little or no nutritional value.
- Murphy's Bombing Run
- Courier: "Come to think of it, sabotage is a great idea."
Chris Haversam: "Then bring me Sugar Bombs. Three boxes should do the trick. Add those to the fuel mixture and "Boom!" Come to think of it, sabotage is a great idea. I'll show those rotten ghouls! And they'll know exactly who did them in!"