The Sub-Machine Gun is an object that appears in Shadow the Hedgehog. A GUN-exclusive machine gun, it is a gun-type weapon usable to both enemies and the player.
The Sub-Machine Gun is a black gun with a red dot above the barrel. Like other weapons in the game, the Sub-Machine Gun is massive in comparison to Shadow.
In gameplay, the Sub-Machine Guns can only be found in certain Stages. They can be wielded by enemies aligned with GUN, such as Big Foot-type foes and Gun Beetles, who will use them against the player.
Sub-Machine Guns can be dropped by defeated enemies that wield them or released from containers. Touching them will make Shadow pick them up automatically and pressing // (whether on the ground or in mid-air) fires them. Holding down // makes them fire continuously shots as well. As a gun, the Sub-Machine Gun can shoot enemies from a distance (targets within range will be automatically targeted). By comparison to other weapons, the Sub-Machine Gun has a short range and low damage output. A Sub-Machine Gun has a total of twenty shots and once those run out, it becomes useless. However, it can be reloaded with another twenty shots by picking up another Sub-Machine Gun.
The red letters and overall design indicate that the Sub-Machine Gun is supposed to be a MP5.
When equipped by Shadow in the opening movie of Shadow the Hedgehog, the gun is somehow cocked akin to a pump-action gun, which is not applicable to sub-machine guns of any type.
↑Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Appendix". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 91. ISBN 978-0761551959.