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Ion Blaster (CI1)
IonBlasterCI1LV8
The Hero with the Ion Blaster (CI1) at ⚡7 in 'Chicken Invaders'

Color

Green

Gift

IonBlasterCI1Present

Path

Straight and spread

Speed

Medium

Max firerate

High

Acceleration

Auto-targeting

Damage at ⚡7

7 (700 as it would be in later games)

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 both versions of Chicken Invaders.

Strategy

This is the only weapon you get in this game. It fires green bullets that will accelerate. It's a good all-purpose weapon with a very fast fire rate. In the DX Version, by ⚡3, it will also have spread. It will make it more difficult to concentrate your firepower on enemies or bosses, however.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Good spread.
  • Decent focused damage.
  • Great for Asteroid waves.

Cons

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

Power Levels

This weapon has, unlike other weapons, only eight power levels, the smallest amount of them in the entire series. The DOS version only has the first power level present as it's missing Powerups.

Image Name Description
IonBlasterCI1LV1
Level 0 (⚡0)
This is the power level you start with. One Regular projectile is fired up from the tip of your ship. The damage per volley is 1 (100 as it would be in later games). Once you die, your firepower won't change. This is the only power level present in the DOS version.
IonBlasterCI1LV2
Level 1 (⚡1)
Two Regular projectiles are fired up from the rear weapon pods. The damage per volley is 2 (200). Once you die, your firepower decreases to 0.
IonBlasterCI1LV3
Level 2 (⚡2)
Three Regular projectiles are fired up from the rear weapon pods and from the tip of the ship. The damage per volley is 3 (300). Once you die, your power level will decrease to 2. Once you die, your firepower decreases to 1.
IonBlasterCI1LV4
Level 3 (⚡3)
Three Regular projectiles are fired from the rear weapon pods and from the tip of the ship. The projectile from the tip of the ship is fired up, while the projectiles from the rear weapon pods are fired slightly to the sides. The damage per volley hasn't changed, and is still 3 (300). Once you die, your firepower decreases to 1.
IonBlasterCI1LV5
Level 4 (⚡4)
Four Regular projectiles are fired from the rear weapon pods. The projectiles from the rear weapon pods are fired to the sides. The damage per volley is 4 (400). Once you die, your firepower decreases to 2.
IonBlasterCI1LV6
Level 5 (⚡5)
Five Regular projectiles are fired from the rear weapon pods and from the tip of the ship. The projectile from the tip of the ship is fired up, while the projectiles from the rear weapon pods are fired to the sides. The damage per volley is 5 (500). Once you die, your firepower decreases to 2.
IonBlasterCI1LV7
Level 6 (⚡6)
Six Regular projectiles are fired from the rear and front weapon pods. The projectiles from the weapon pods are fired to the sides. The damage per volley is 6 (600). Once you die, your firepower decreases to 3.
IonBlasterCI1LV8
Level 7 (⚡7)
Seven Regular projectiles are fired from the rear and front weapon pods and from the tip of the ship. The projectile from the tip of the ship is fired up, while the projectiles from the weapon pods are fired to the sides. The damage per volley is 7 (700). Once you die, your firepower will be halved.

Projectiles

This weapon has only one type of projectile.

Image Name Damage Description
IonBlasterCI1
Regular
1 (100)
This is the regular Ion Blaster projectile, used in every power level. Once fired, it starts accelerating. It can go forward or to the sides.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The damage of this weapon's projectiles has been increased from 1 to 100 in The Next Wave and subsequent games. The reason for this is that enemy health is an interger (it can't have decimals). This is also why damage of certain other weapons is never presented in decimals.
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