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Mother-Hen Ship
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Mother-Hen Ship in The Next Wave.

Role

Final boss in The Next Wave, recurring boss in Revenge of the Yolk and Ultimate Omelette.

Type

Spaceship

Made by

Chickens

Homeplace

Foreign Galaxy

First Appearance

The Next Wave

Mother-Hen Ship is the final boss in The Next Wave and a recurring boss in its sequels, except for Cluck of the Dark Side.

It looks mostly the same every appearance, but it behaves differently. Upon defeat in The Next Wave and Ultimate Omelette, it will explode. In Revenge of the Yolk it blows up with the yolk being splattered on the screen.

The Next Wave

Appearance

It's a huge egg. In the Christmas edition, it gets a ribbon.

Attacks

Image Description
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Four Omni Neutrons

In this attack, the Mother-Hen Ship shoots four omni neutrons. It's performed every ~2 seconds in phases 1 & 2.
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Eight Omni Neutrons

In this attack, the Mother-Hen Ship shoots eight omni neutrons. It's performed every ~2 seconds in phases 3 & 4.
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Sixteen Omni Neutrons

In this attack, the Mother-Hen Ship shoots four omni neutrons. It's performed every ~2 seconds in phase 5.
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Chicken Call

The Mother-Hen Ship summons 5 Chickens for help. It's performed at the beginning of phase 2.
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Chicken Call MK II

An upgraded version of the previous Chicken Call. The Mother-Hen Ship summons 14 Chickens for help. It's performed at the beginning of phase 4.
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Chicken Call MK III

An upgraded version of the previous Chicken Call MK II. The Mother-Hen Ship summons 21 Chickens for help. It's performed at the beginning of phase 6.
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Direct Neutrons

The Mother-Hen Ship shoots between 5 and 7 neutrons directly at the player. It's performed every ~2 seconds in the final two phases.

Strategy

First Encounter

The Mother-Hen Ship makes its first appearance at the end of Saturn. Every phase, it drops an Atomic Powerup. For every hit it receives, it gives 100 points. It's divided into two phases, both having 10000 health, making it have 20000 health in total. In phase 1, it will use the Four Omni Neutrons attack. Once its health is depleted, it will go to the next phase. Phase 2 is identical to the first one, except for that it will use Chicken Call once at the beginning of it. Once that phase is over, it will retreat, and use the Eight Omni Neutrons attack.

Second Encounter

The Mother-Hen Ship appears yet again at the end of Mars. It's divided into four phases. Every phase, it drops an Atomic Powerup. For every hit it receives, it gives 100 points. The first two have 10000 health, the third one 15000 health, and the fourth one 20000 health, making it have 55000 health in total. In phase 1, it will use the Four Omni Neutrons attack. Once its health is depleted, it will go to the next phase. Phase 2 is identical to the first one, except for that it will use Chicken Call once at the beginning of it. Once that phase is over, it will go into phase 3, where it will replace the Four Omni Neutrons attack with the Eight Omni Neutrons attack. Phase 4 has it use Chicken Call MK II when it starts. Once phase 4 is done, it will retreat, and use the Sixteen Omni Neutrons attack.

Final Encounter

The Mother-Hen Ship appears for the last time at the end of The Sun. It's divided into seven phases. Every phase, it drops an Atomic Powerup. For every hit it receives, it gives 100 points. The first two have 10000 health, the third one 15000 health, the fourth one 20000 health, the fifth one 25000 health, the sixth one 30000 health, and the last one 35000 health, making it have 145000 health in total. In phase 1, it will use the Four Omni Neutrons attack. Once its health is depleted, it will go to the next phase. Phase 2 is identical to the first one, except for that it will use Chicken Call once at the beginning of it. Once that phase is over, it will go into phase 3, where it will replace the Four Omni Neutrons attack with the Eight Omni Neutrons attack. Phase 4 has it use Chicken Call MK II when it starts. Once phase 4 is done, it will go into phase 5, where it replaces the Eight Omni Neutrons attack with Sixteen Omni Neutrons. Phase 6 has it use Chicken Call MK III at the beginning. It also replaces the Sixteen Omni Neutrons attack with Direct Neutrons, which it will use for the remainder of the fight. Once phase 7 is reached, its shell gets destroyed, exposing the metal interior. It will also allow it to move around the screen. Once this phase is over, the Mother-Hen Ship explodes and is finally gone for good. You then receive 200000 points + 50000 * remaining lives + 10000 * remaining Missiles.

Revenge of the Yolk

Appearance

Its appearance is identical to the one in The Next Wave.

In the Easter edition, it gets decorated, and in the Christmas edition, it does not get affected.

Attacks

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The Mother-Hen Ship's only attack in this incarnation is shooting omnidirectional neutrons. It does it every ~2 seconds. At first, it can only shoot one. With each cracking of the Mother-Hen Ship, it can shoot more of them, for up to nine omnidirectional before it explodes.

Strategy

The Mother-Hen Ship first appears with 500 health, and shoots one omnidirectional neutron. Every crack, its health increases from the last one by 1000, and it shoots one more omnidirectional neutron. This happens 8 times until it's destroyed. It has 40500 health in total, with 9 phases - 500, 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500, 6500, 7500, and 8500 health. Once it's destroyed, the metal interior doesn't get exposed, and instead the yolk inside it splats on the screen. You then receive 50000 points and a Gift. Its weakness in this version is the Neutron Gun. It's also weak to Plasma Rifle and strong against Lightning Fryer, but those weapons can't be obtained before encountering it without hacking.

Ultimate Omelette

Appearance

The Mother-Hen Ship has sized up considerably from the last encounter, so much so, that it became as big as The Yolk-Star™. The shell pieces are placed on huge metal bars which try to keep the egg together. Inside of the construction is the yolk and the egg white that surrounds it.

In the Christmas edition and the Easter edition, the shell pieces become decorated, and in the Thanksgiving edition, the shell pieces together resemble a pumpkin, and the egg white is now orange.

Attacks

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The Mother-Hen Ship's only attack in this incarnation is shooting three red neutrons to the left from the yolk.

Strategy

The Mother-Hen Ship itself has 40000 health, but it is also surrounded by 102 shell pieces, each having 500 health. To destroy it, you'll need to tear through enough shell pieces to reach its yolk, and attacking it. Shell pieces have a splash damage limit of 125, so Missiles won't destroy them all right away. Each shell piece gives 800 points after being destroyed. Once the yolk's health is depleted, the entire structure explodes, and you receive 50000 points and an Atomic Powerup. You may also receive three Satellites if no shell pieces were left. The yolk itself doesn't have any weaknesses and strengths, but the shell is weak to Ion Blaster, Laser Cannon, Vulcan Chaingun, Barbequer, and ICBM.

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