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Weapons
Regular Ion BlasterNeutron Gun (CI2)Laser Cannon (CI2)
Other Missile
Areas
Solar System Pluto • Neptune • Uranus • Saturn • Jupiter • Asteroid Belt • Mars • Earth • Venus • Mercury • The Sun • Space Burger Store
Characters
Playable The Hero
NPCs The CopMrs. Piggly • Narrator
Waves
Enemies & Bosses
Enemies ChickenAsteroidEggUFO
Bosses Big ChickenMilitary ChickenMother-Hen Ship
Items
Powerups Ion Blaster Gift • Neutron Gun Gift • Laser Cannon Gift • Atomic Powerup
Food Drumstick • Roast
Other Coin
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Waves are segments in which the chapters are divided. Each chapter has 10 waves. In most of the chapters there is a boss at the end. After the last wave of a chapter is beaten, it will show the words: "System Clear, Prepare for Warp!". Below you can see every wave from The Next Wave and what each contain.

Pluto

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Pluto is the first chapter in The Next Wave. All of the waves are unique. Chickens in regular waves have red clothes. This chapter's "middle waves" cover Paratroopers, which are Chickens holding umbrellas. It marks the debut of Paratroopers, Chickens, UFOs, Asteroids, and the Military Chicken.

Image Description
CI2Wave1
Wave 1
First Contact

A single Chicken flies in from the top of the screen, roaming around.
CI2Wave2
Wave 2
Classic Invasion

Five rows of eight Chickens fly in from the top corners of the screen.
CI2Wave2
Wave 3
One More Time

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave4
Wave 4
Meteor Shower
Watch out!

40 asteroids fall diagonally from the right side of the screen.
CI2Wave5
Wave 5
Paratroopers!

21 Chickens with umbrellas spawn in three curved line groups of 7. Shooting the umbrella once will free the Chicken holding it.
CI2Wave6
Wave 6
Death from Above

16 Chickens with umbrellas spawn in random places along the top border of the screen.
CI2Wave7
Wave 7
Third Time Lucky

24 Chickens with umbrellas spawn in a sinusoid pattern, starting from the top right corner.
CI2Wave8
Wave 8
Asteroids!
No, really!

A big asteroid appears at the top of the screen, which bounces around. Destroying it spawns three small asteroids, leaving in total 4 asteroids to destroy.
CI2Wave9
Wave 9
Bonus

An UFO appears from the left side of the screen, shooting purple Neutron Gun-looking projectiles. If destroyed, it will drop a powerup. Every chapter, it goes faster. If a Missile was used at any point during the chapter, the UFO won't appear.
CI2Wave10
Wave 10
Show'em who's Boss!

A Military Chicken appears from the top of the screen to fight you.

Neptune

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Pluto is the second chapter in The Next Wave. Chickens in regular waves have red or orange clothes. This chapter's "middle waves" cover 360° Chickens, which get reinforced by more and more Chickens as those waves go on. It marks the debut of Big Chicken and 360° Chickens.

Image Description
CI2Wave11
Wave 11
Initial Approach

Two Chickens fly in from the top of the screen, one red and one orange, roaming around.
CI2Wave12
Wave 12
Classic Invasion

Five rows of eight Chickens fly in from the top border of the screen, one row at a time. Chickens may also lunge at you from now on.
CI2Wave12
Wave 13
One More Time

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave14
Wave 14
Meteor Shower
Watch out!

30 asteroids fall at high speeds from the top border of the screen in 2 bursts of 15.
CI2Wave15
Wave 15
One on One

6 360° Chickens spawn one by one.
CI2Wave16
Wave 16
Reinforcements

6 360° Chickens spawn, reinforced by two more 360° Chickens coming in from the bottom side of the screen, totalling 18.
CI2Wave17
Wave 17
Help!
Hang in there

6 360° Chickens spawn, reinforced by four more 360° Chickens coming in from the bottom side of the screen, totalling 30.
CI2Wave8
Wave 18
Asteroids!
No, really!

A big asteroid appears at the top of the screen, which bounces around. Destroying it spawns three small asteroids, leaving in total 4 asteroids to destroy. Repeat of Wave 8.
CI2Wave9
Wave 19
Bonus

An UFO appears from the left side of the screen, shooting purple Neutron Gun-looking projectiles. If destroyed, it will drop a powerup. Every chapter, it goes faster. If a Missile was used at any point during the chapter, the UFO won't appear. Repeat of Wave 9.
CI2Wave20
Wave 20
Fight!

A Big Chicken appears from the top of the screen to fight you.

Uranus

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Uranus is the third chapter in The Next Wave. Chickens in regular waves have red, orange, or yellow clothes. This chapter's "middle waves" cover 360° Chickens which want to kill you and Eggs that keep Chickens. It marks the debut of Eggs.

Image Description
CI2Wave21
Wave 21
Initial Approach

Three Chickens fly in from the top of the screen, one red, one orange, and one yellow, roaming around.
CI2Wave22
Wave 22
Classic Invasion

Five rows of eight Chickens fly in from the top border of the screen. Chickens may also lunge at you from now on.
CI2Wave22
Wave 23
One More Time

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave24
Wave 24
Meteor Shower
Watch out!

21 asteroids fall in random directions from the top of the screen.
CI2Wave25
Wave 25
Scramble!
Breakfast time

16 Eggs fall from the top of the screen.
CI2Wave26
Wave 26
Be Quick or Be Dead

11 360° Chickens arrive in a zig-zag pattern from the top left corner of the screen, flying down to the bottom of the screen.
CI2Wave25
Wave 27
Sunny Side Up

20 Eggs fall from the top of the screen.
CI2Wave28
Wave 28
Asteroids!
No, really!

A big asteroid appears at the top of the screen, which bounces around. Destroying it spawns three small asteroids, which spawn another three small asteroids after being destroyed, leaving in total 16 asteroids to destroy.
CI2Wave9
Wave 29
Bonus

An UFO appears from the left side of the screen, shooting purple Neutron Gun-looking projectiles. If destroyed, it will drop a powerup. Every chapter, it goes faster. If a Missile was used at any point during the chapter, the UFO won't appear. Repeat of Wave 9.
CI2Wave30
Wave 30
Show'em who's Boss!

Two Military Chickens appear from the top of the screen to fight you.

Saturn

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Saturn is the fourth chapter in The Next Wave. Chickens in regular waves have red, orange, yellow, or green clothes. This chapter's "middle waves" cover 360° Chickens which fly in flocks from different sides of the screen. It marks the debut of the Mother-Hen Ship.

Image Description
CI2Wave31
Wave 31
Initial Approach

Four Chickens fly in from the top of the screen, one red, one orange, one yellow, and one green roaming around.
CI2Wave32
Wave 32
Classic Invasion

Five rows of eight Chickens fly in from the bottom corners of the screen. Chickens may also lunge at you from now on.
CI2Wave32
Wave 33
One More Time

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave4
Wave 34
Meteor Shower
Watch out!

40 asteroids fall diagonally from the right side of the screen. Repeat of Wave 4.
CI2Wave35
Wave 35
Chicken Interception
Stay away from the edges!

16 360° Chickens arrive from one of the corners or one of the sides of the screen (except for the bottom one) and fly in a straight path.
CI2Wave35
Wave 36
Incoming!

Repeat of previous wave.
CI2Wave35
Wave 37
Engage!

Repeat of previous wave.
CI2Wave28
Wave 38
Asteroids!
No, really!

A big asteroid appears at the top of the screen, which bounces around. Destroying it spawns three small asteroids, which spawn another three small asteroids after being destroyed, leaving in total 16 asteroids to destroy. Repeat of Wave 28.
CI2Wave9
Wave 39
Bonus

An UFO appears from the left side of the screen, shooting purple Neutron Gun-looking projectiles. If destroyed, it will drop a powerup. Every chapter, it goes faster. If a Missile was used at any point during the chapter, the UFO won't appear. Repeat of Wave 9.
CI2Wave40
Wave 40
Mother-Hen Ship
Crack that shell!

The Mother-Hen Ship appears to fight you. After two cracks, it leaves.

Jupiter

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Jupiter is the fifth chapter in The Next Wave. Chickens in regular waves have red, orange, yellow, green, or cyan clothes. This chapter's "middle waves" cover 360° Chickens and Terminator Chickens which want to kill you. This marks the debut of Terminator Chickens, a subtype of 360° Chickens.

Image Description
CI2Wave41
Wave 41
Initial Approach

Three Chickens fly in from the top of the screen, one red, one orange, one yellow, one green, and one cyan roaming around.
CI2Wave42
Wave 42
Classic Invasion

Five rows of eight Chickens fly in from the sides of the screen. Chickens may also lunge at you from now on.
CI2Wave42
Wave 43
One More Time

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave14
Wave 44
Meteor Shower
Watch out!

30 asteroids fall at high speeds from the top border of the screen in 2 bursts of 15. Repeat of Wave 14.
CI2Wave45
Wave 45
Uh-oh
Terminator chickens

12 Terminator Chickens appear from the top border of the screen, chasing you around.
CI2Wave26
Wave 46
Be Quick or Be Dead

16 360° Chickens arrive in a zig-zag pattern from the top left corner of the screen, flying down to the bottom of the screen.
CI2Wave45
Wave 47
Keep Moving!

Repeat of Wave 45.
CI2Wave28
Wave 48
Asteroids!
No, really!

A big asteroid appears at the top of the screen, which bounces around. Destroying it spawns three small asteroids, which spawn another three small asteroids after being destroyed, leaving in total 16 asteroids to destroy. Repeat of Wave 28.
CI2Wave9
Wave 49
Bonus

An UFO appears from the left side of the screen, shooting purple Neutron Gun-looking projectiles. If destroyed, it will drop a powerup. Every chapter, it goes faster. If a Missile was used at any point during the chapter, the UFO won't appear. Repeat of Wave 9.
CI2Wave50
Wave 50
Show'em who's Boss!

Three Military Chickens appear from the top of the screen to fight you.

The Asteroid Belt

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The Asteroid Belt is the sixth, special chapter in The Next Wave, marking the middle of the journey. The only enemies are asteroids. This is the first chapter to not introduce new enemies and the only one not to include Chickens.

Note: The first asteroid the player happens to destroy in a wave will always spawn an Atomic Powerup.

Image Description
CI2Wave5X
Wave 51
Heads up!
Incoming Asteroids
40 asteroids all fall in a randomly chosen angle from the sides and the top border of the screen.
CI2Wave5X
Wave 52
Asteroids

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave5X
Wave 53
More Asteroids

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave5X
Wave 54
Yet More Asteroids

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave5X
Wave 55
Halfway There

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave5X
Wave 56
Hang in There!

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave5X
Wave 57
Are We There Yet?

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave5X
Wave 58
Almost there

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave5X
Wave 59
Just One More!

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave5X
Wave 60
Leaving Asteroid Belt
Bonus?

Repeat of the previous wave. If you didn't use any Missiles up until this point, you receive the Mystery bonus.

Mars

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Mars is the seventh chapter in The Next Wave which returns to the old formula. Chickens in regular waves have red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, or purple clothes. Asteroids from now on will be red. This chapter's "middle waves" cover 360° Chickens yet again, like Neptune, which get reinforced by more and more Chickens as those waves go on.

Image Description
CI2Wave61
Wave 61
Initial Approach

Seven Chickens fly in from the top of the screen, one red, one orange, one yellow, one green, one cyan, one blue, and one purple, roaming around.
CI2Wave62
Wave 62
Classic Invasion

Five rows of eight Chickens fly in from the top corners of the screen, similar to Wave 1. There are more red clothed Chickens compared to other ones. They may also lunge at you from now on.
CI2Wave62
Wave 63
One More Time

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave64
Wave 64
Meteor Shower
Watch out!

40 asteroids fall diagonally from the right side of the screen. A repeat of Wave 4, except now the asteroids are red.
CI2Wave15
Wave 65
One on One

6 360° Chickens spawn one by one. Repeat of Wave 15.
CI2Wave16
Wave 66
Reinforcements

6 360° Chickens spawn, reinforced by two more 360° Chickens coming in from the bottom side of the screen, totalling 18. Repeat of Wave 16.
CI2Wave17
Wave 67
Help!
Hang in there

6 360° Chickens spawn, reinforced by four more 360° Chickens coming in from the bottom side of the screen, totalling 30. Repeat of Wave 17.
CI2Wave68
Wave 68
Asteroids!
No, really!

A big asteroid appears at the top of the screen, which bounces around. Destroying it spawns three small asteroids, which spawn another three small asteroids after being destroyed, leaving in total 16 asteroids to destroy. A repeat of Wave 28, except now the asteroids are red.
CI2Wave9
Wave 69
Bonus

An UFO appears from the left side of the screen, shooting purple Neutron Gun-looking projectiles. If destroyed, it will drop a powerup. Every chapter, it goes faster. If a Missile was used at any point during the chapter, the UFO won't appear. Repeat of Wave 9.
CI2Wave40
Wave 70
Mother-Hen Ship
Crack that shell!

The Mother-Hen Ship appears yet again to fight you. After four cracks, it leaves.

Earth

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Earth is the eighth chapter in The Next Wave. Chickens in regular waves have red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, purple, or pink clothes, and will keep them from now on. This chapter's "middle waves" cover Berserk Chickens, which get angry when they're damaged. This marks the debut and the only appearance of those enemies.

Image Description
CI2Wave71
Wave 71
Initial Approach

Eight Chickens fly in from the top of the screen, one red, one orange, one yellow, one green, one cyan, one blue, one purple, and one pink, roaming around.
CI2Wave72
Wave 72
Classic Invasion

Five rows of eight Chickens fly in from the top of the screen, one row at a time, similar to Wave 11. They may also lunge at you from now on.
CI2Wave72
Wave 73
One More Time

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave74
Wave 74
Meteor Shower
Watch out!

30 asteroids fall at high speeds from the top border of the screen in 2 bursts of 15. Repeat of Wave 14, except now the asteroids are red.
CI2Wave75
Wave 75
Berserk Chickens!
Don't make them mad!

16 Berserk Chickens form a 4x4 square. Shooting them once will make them angry.
CI2Wave76
Wave 76
Shh... Quiet...

15 Berserk Chickens form an upside down triangle.
CI2Wave77
Wave 77
Speak Softly and Carry a Big Pan

17 Berserk Chickens form a sun symbol.
CI2Wave68
Wave 78
Asteroids!
No, really!

A big asteroid appears at the top of the screen, which bounces around. Destroying it spawns three small asteroids, which spawn another three small asteroids after being destroyed, leaving in total 16 asteroids to destroy. A repeat of Wave 68.
CI2Wave9
Wave 79
Bonus

An UFO appears from the left side of the screen, shooting purple Neutron Gun-looking projectiles. If destroyed, it will drop a powerup. Every chapter, it goes faster. If a Missile was used at any point during the chapter, the UFO won't appear. Repeat of Wave 9.
CI2Wave80
Wave 80
Fight!

Two Big Chickens appear from the top of the screen to fight you.

Venus

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Venus is the ninth chapter in The Next Wave. This chapter's "middle waves" yet again cover 360° Chickens which fly in flocks from different sides of the screen, like Saturn.

Image Description
CI2Wave81
Wave 81
Initial Approach

Nine Chickens fly in from the top of the screen, two red, one orange, one yellow, one green, one cyan, one blue, one purple, and one pink, roaming around.
CI2Wave82
Wave 82
Classic Invasion

Five rows of eight Chickens fly in from the top of the screen, similar to Wave 21. They may also lunge at you from now on.
CI2Wave82
Wave 83
One More Time

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave84
Wave 84
Meteor Shower
Watch out!

21 asteroids fall in random directions from the top of the screen. Repeat of Wave 24, except the asteroids are now red.
CI2Wave35
Wave 85
Chicken Interception
Stay away from the edges!

16 360° Chickens arrive from one of the corners or one of the sides of the screen (except for the bottom one) and fly in a straight path. Repeat of Wave 35.
CI2Wave35
Wave 86
Incoming!

Repeat of previous wave.
CI2Wave35
Wave 87
Engage!

Repeat of previous wave.
CI2Wave88
Wave 88
Asteroids!
No, really!

A big asteroid appears at the top of the screen, which bounces around. Destroying it spawns three big asteroids, which spawn three small asteroids after being destroyed, leaving in total 16 asteroids to destroy.
CI2Wave9
Wave 89
Bonus

An UFO appears from the left side of the screen, shooting purple Neutron Gun-looking projectiles. If destroyed, it will drop a powerup. Every chapter, it goes faster. If a Missile was used at any point during the chapter, the UFO won't appear. Repeat of Wave 9.
CI2Wave90
Wave 90
Show'em who's Boss!

Four Military Chickens appear from the top of the screen to fight you.

Mercury

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Mercury is the tenth chapter in The Next Wave. This chapter's "middle waves" yet again cover 360° Chickens and Terminator Chickens which want to kill you, just like Jupiter.

Image Description
CI2Wave91
Wave 91
Initial Approach

Ten Chickens fly in from the top of the screen, two red, two orange, one yellow, one green, one cyan, one blue, one purple, and one pink, roaming around.
CI2Wave92
Wave 92
Classic Invasion

Five rows of eight Chickens fly in from the bottom corners of the screen, similar to Wave 32. Chickens may also lunge at you from now on.
CI2Wave92
Wave 93
One More Time

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave64
Wave 94
Meteor Shower
Watch out!

40 asteroids fall diagonally from the right side of the screen. Repeat of Wave 64.
CI2Wave45
Wave 95
Uh-oh
Terminator chickens

12 Terminator Chickens appear from the top border of the screen, chasing you around. Repeat of Wave 45.
CI2Wave26
Wave 96
Be Quick or Be Dead

16 360° Chickens arrive in a zig-zag pattern from the top left corner of the screen, flying down to the bottom of the screen. Repeat of Wave 46.
CI2Wave45
Wave 97
Keep Moving!

Repeat of Wave 95.
CI2Wave88
Wave 98
Asteroids!
No, really!

A big asteroid appears at the top of the screen, which bounces around. Destroying it spawns big asteroids, which spawn three small asteroids after being destroyed, leaving in total 16 asteroids to destroy. Repeat of Wave 88.
CI2Wave9
Wave 99
Bonus

An UFO appears from the left side of the screen, shooting purple Neutron Gun-looking projectiles. If destroyed, it will drop a powerup. Every chapter, it goes faster. If a Missile was used at any point during the chapter, the UFO won't appear. Repeat of Wave 9.
CI2Wave100
Wave 100
Fight!

Three Big Chickens appear from the top of the screen to fight you.

The Sun

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Image Description
CI2Wave101
Wave 101
Initial Approach

Eleven Chickens fly in from the top of the screen, two red, two orange, two yellow, one green, one cyan, one blue, one purple, and one pink, roaming around.
CI2Wave102
Wave 102
Classic Invasion

Five rows of eight Chickens fly in from the sides of the screen, similar to Wave 42. Chickens may also lunge at you from now on.
CI2Wave102
Wave 103
One More Time

Repeat of the previous wave.
CI2Wave74
Wave 104
Meteor Shower
Watch out!

30 asteroids fall at high speeds from the top border of the screen in 2 bursts of 15. Repeat of Wave 74.
CI2Wave6
Wave 105
Paratroopers!

21 Chickens with umbrellas spawn in random places along the top border of the screen.
CI2Wave6
Wave 106
Death from Above

Repeat of previous wave.
CI2Wave6
Wave 107
Keep Moving!

Repeat of previous wave.
CI2Wave108
Wave 108
Asteroids!
No, really!

A big asteroid appears at the top of the screen, which bounces around. Destroying it spawns big asteroids, which spawn three small asteroids after being destroyed, which spawn another three small asteroids after being destroyed, leaving in total 48 asteroids to destroy.
CI2Wave9
Wave 109
Bonus

An UFO appears from the left side of the screen, shooting purple Neutron Gun-looking projectiles. If destroyed, it will drop a powerup. Every chapter, it goes faster. If a Missile was used at any point during the chapter, the UFO won't appear. Repeat of Wave 9.
CI2Wave110
Wave 110
Mother-Hen Ship
Final showdown!

Final fight with the Mother-Hen Ship.

Trivia

  • Before 2.30, Wave 30 was identical to Wave 10, in that only one Military Chicken spawned.