"Sir, I can't see. Where's your flashlight?"
-Pvt. Janzen in Syphon Filter: Dark MirrorThe Flashlight is a piece of equipment in Syphon filter that provides a light source to help see in dark areas.
Standard equipment for all Agency operatives, this flashlight is shockproof and charged by a 300 hour battery. It is a permanent item in Gabe's weapon inventory and necessary for reconnaissance in darker areas.
- ↑ Syphon Filter manual
In the original trilogy on the PS1, the flashlight only makes an appearance in the first Syphon Filter game. The Flash light appears like a typical flashlight and is equipped the same way as weapons are. As a result, players must balance using this device with a weapon slot.
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A flashlight appears in Syphon Filter Omega Strain, Dark Mirror and Logan's Shadow, but this time it's a small light that is attached around the player's wrist like a wrist watch. This Flashlight can be used while using weapons seeing as the players hands are free while the light is functioning.
Cautionary points Edit
- The flashlight will draw enemies to you like moth to a flame. Only use it when necessary. At certain times, a night vision goggles may be better.
- However, the NVG will blind you when you stare at a light source, so this is an occasion when the flashlight has an advantage.
- From The Omega Strain onwards, using the flashlight and holding a weapon simultaneously causes the player to automatically raise the weapon sight to eye level.
- This item is required to advance through the game in Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Episode 4 Part 2 and Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow Episode 5 Part 3.