A machine gun is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm used to fire rounds at a rate of several hundred per minute.
In Metroid: Other M, Machine Guns seem to have the exact same function as they do in real life. All members of the 07th Platoon, with the exception of Samus Aran, utilize Machine Guns in combat. It is one of two weapons to be used by everyone, the other being the Freeze Gun, as the Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle and Plasma Gun are only carried by Adam, Lyle and Anthony, respectively. Initially, the Marines use it when fighting the Brug Mass (to little avail), until Adam authorizes the use of Freeze Guns for the rest of the mission. After this, it is not used for the rest of the game.
|Galactic Federation 07th Platoon|
|Members||Commander Adam Malkovich • Anthony Higgs • Lyle Smithsonian • Maurice Favreau • James Pierce/Deleter • K.G. Misawa • Samus Aran|
|Equipment||Freeze Gun • Plasma Gun • Galactic Federation Power Suit • Adam's helmet • Galactic Federation Military Transport Hygieia • Battle Rifle • Machine Gun • Assault Rifle|