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Ion Blaster
IonBlasterLV11
The Hero with the Ion Blaster at ⚡10 in 'Cluck of the Dark Side'

Color

Red

Gift

GIFTIonBlaster

Path

Straight and Spread

Speed

Medium

Overheat (max firerate)

16.5s

Max/Automatic firerate

6.5/s / 4/s

Acceleration

Auto-targeting

Base damage at ⚡10

1000

First Appearance

Chicken Invaders (DOS Version)

Ion Blaster is the oldest weapon in the Chicken Invaders series, appearing in every game. It is the only weapon in Chicken Invaders and the starting weapon in The Next Wave and Revenge of the Yolk. This page describes the version seen in The Next Wave onwards.

Strategy

In the first three episodes, this is the weapon you start with. It fires red bullets that will accelerate. It's a good all-purpose weapon with fast fire rate and accelerating projectiles. By ⚡3, it will also have spread. It will make it more difficult to concentrate your firepower on enemies or bosses, however.

It's always available from the first chapter.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Good spread.
  • Decent focused damage.
  • Low overheat rate with manual fire.
  • Perfect for chapters like Supernova Explosion or the Feather Fields of Yolkon-7 due to its huge spread.

Cons

  • Damage falls off on bosses, unless you get really close.

Weakness of:

Strength of:

Power Levels

This weapon has 12 power levels.

Image Name Description
IonBlasterLV1
Level 0 (⚡0)
This is the power level you start with. One Single projectile is fired up from the tip of your ship. The base damage per volley is 100. Once you die, your firepower won't change, unless you're on a boss wave in Cluck of the Dark Side, in which case it goes up to 1.
IonBlasterLV2
Level 1 (⚡1)
Two Single projectiles are fired up from the front weapon pods. The base damage per volley is 200. Once you die, your firepower decreases to 0, unless you're on a boss wave in Cluck of the Dark Side, in which case it goes up to 2.
IonBlasterLV3
Level 2 (⚡2)
Three Single projectiles are fired up from the front weapon pods and from the tip of the ship. The base damage per volley is 300. Once you die, your firepower decreases to 1, unless you're on a boss wave in Cluck of the Dark Side, in which case it won't change.
IonBlasterLV4
Level 3 (⚡3)
Three Single projectiles are fired from the front weapon pods and tip of the ship. The one from the tip of the ship is fired up, while the ones from the front weapon pods are tilted 7.5 degrees away from it. The base damage per volley is 300. Once you die, your firepower decreases to 1, unless you're on a boss wave in Cluck of the Dark Side, in which case it decreases to 2.
IonBlasterLV5
Level 4 (⚡4)
One Double projectile is fired up from the tip of the ship, and two Single projectiles tilted 7.5 degrees away from it from the front weapon pods. The base damage per volley is 400. Once you die, your firepower decreases to 2.
IonBlasterLV6
Level 5 (⚡5)
Five Single projectiles are fired from the weapon pods and from the tip of the ship. The one from the tip of the ship is fired up, the two from front weapon pods are tilted 7.5 degrees away from it, and the two from the rear weapon pods are tilted 15 degrees away from it. The base damage per volley is 500. Once you die, your firepower decreases to 2.
IonBlasterLV7
Level 6 (⚡6)
Four Single projectiles are fired from the weapon pods and one Double from the tip of the ship. The Double is fired up, the two Singles from front weapon pods are tilted 7.5 degrees away from it, and the two Singles from the rear weapon pods are tilted 15 degrees away from it. The base damage per volley is 600. Once you die, your firepower decreases to 3.
IonBlasterLV8
Level 7 (⚡7)
Three Single projectiles are fired from the rear weapon pods and from the tip of the ship, and two Double from the front weapon pods. The Single from the tip of the ship is fired up, the two Doubles from front weapon pods are tilted 7.5 degrees away from it, and the two Singles from the rear weapon pods are tilted 15 degrees away from it. The base damage per volley is 700. Once you die, your firepower decreases to 3.
IonBlasterLV9
Level 8 (⚡8)
Two Single projectiles are fired from the rear weapon pods, and two Double from the front weapon pods and from the tip of the ship. The Double from the tip of the ship is fired up, the two Doubles from front weapon pods are tilted 7.5 degrees away from it, and the two Singles from the rear weapon pods are tilted 15 degrees away from it. The base damage per volley is 800. Once you die, your firepower decreases to 4.
IonBlasterLV10
Level 9 (⚡9)
Two Double projectiles are fired from the rear and front weapon pods, and one Single from the tip of the ship. The Single from the tip of the ship is fired up, the two Doubles from front weapon pods are tilted 7.5 degrees away from it, and the two Doubles from the rear weapon pods are tilted 15 degrees away from it. The base damage per volley is 900. Once you die, your firepower decreases to 4.
IonBlasterLV11
Level 10 (⚡10)
Five Double projectiles are fired from the weapon pods, and the tip of the ship. The one from the tip of the ship is fired up, the two from front weapon pods are tilted 7.5 degrees away from it, and the two from the rear weapon pods are tilted 15 degrees away from it. The base damage per volley is 1000. Once you die, your firepower decreases by 5.
IonBlasterLV12
Level 11 (⚡20)
Five Double projectiles are fired from the weapon pods, and the tip of the ship. The one from the tip of the ship is fired up, the two from front weapon pods are tilted 7.5 degrees away from it, and the two from the rear weapon pods are tilted 15 degrees away from it. Additionally, another two Double projectiles are fired from the rear weapon pods, which are tilted 30 degrees away from the one from the tip of the ship. The base damage per volley is 1400. Once you die, your firepower decreases by 5.

Projectiles

This weapon has two types of projectiles.

Image Name Damage Description
IonBlasterSingle
Single
100
This is the single Ion Blaster projectile. It's used in most power levels (except for the last two). Once fired, it starts accelerating. It can go forward or to the sides.
IonBlasterDouble
Double
200 (300 at ⚡20 in The Next Wave)
This is the double Ion Blaster projectile. It's used in later power levels (4th and from the 6th onward). Once fired, it starts accelerating. It can go forward or to the sides.

Trivia

  • Starting from The Next Wave and beyond, the color of the projectiles is red. It was initially green in Chicken Invaders. It was also yellow in Revenge of the Yolk Flash version.
  • Its power levels are slightly different in The Next Wave. Power Level 10 does not exist and Power Level 11 takes its place. Power Level 5 is also different. Instead of the Double projectile, there are another two Single projectiles which are fired outwards at an angle of 1.25 degrees. The projectiles fired from the rear weapon pods (except for the last Power Level's additional two) are fired from the front weapon pods instead. The Power Level obtained at ⚡20 is much stronger in this game, as the Double projectiles deal 300 damage instead of 200, making this weapon deal 2100 damage per volley at that point.

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