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Gifts are one of the Powerups present in the in the Chicken Invaders series that have been used since Chicken Invaders (DX Version). They allow you to change your weapon. In case you collect one with the same weapon as the one you currently have, they may also upgrade firepower like Atomic Powerups.

One Award is related to them - the Honourable "Either Brave or Stupid" Award, which requires you to not collect any Powerup in a chapter.

Appearance

Gifts are boxes with ribbons wrapped on them. As they fall, they will spin around. The color of the box and the ribbon differs between Gifts. In Chicken Invaders and The Next Wave, the ribbon design was much simpler. Gifts were redesigned in Revenge of the Yolk. The ribbon material was improved in Ultimate Omelette.

Editions don't change them.

Obtaining

The Gifts can spawn out of most enemies and bosses in the series. Up to two Gifts are able to spawn per wave in regular waves (only one if an Atomic Powerup has already appeared). That number can be increased up to 5 if more players are present. Certain bosses such as the Giant Robotic Space Crab or the Henterprise may drop Gifts during their fights. Other bosses may also drop them upon their death.

Once collected, your weapon will be changed to the one the Gift contained. The amount of score received differs between gifts. In case you collect a Gift that has the same weapon as the one you hold, you will gain a firepower level. The only weapon that does not have a gift is the Moron Railgun.

Types of Gifts

Gifts exist for each weapon, except for the Moron Railgun.

Ion Blaster Gift

Chicken Invaders (DX Version)

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The first version of the Ion Blaster gift existed in Chicken Invaders (DX Version), as it is the only weapon available. The gift uses a much different design, with the box having a dark green color, and the ribbon being red. This gift gives no points, and it is the only way to upgrade firepower, as Atomic Powerups does not exist at this point.

Its appearance is still used as the default color in Revenge of the Yolk onwards, in case a Gift doesn't have any weapon assigned to it.

Flash Versions

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The Ion Blaster reappeared in the flash versions of The Next Wave and Revenge of the Yolk. As it is the only weapon present, it still is the only way to upgrade your firepower in those games. The gift design is similar to the one from the normal games, except the ribbon is yellow. This gift gives no points, and it's a bit special compared to other ones, as it does not allow you to upgrade your firepower once you reach ⚡8, effectively becoming worthless.

The Next Wave onwards

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This is the second and current version of the Ion Blaster gift, present since The Next Wave. In The Next Wave, the box was dark red, and the ribbon was blue. The ribbon color has been changed in Revenge of the Yolk to lighter red, and has remained ever since. This gift gives 1,000 points. It's available from the beginning in all games it appears in. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

Neutron Gun Gift

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This is the Gift that gives you the Neutron Gun. It's present since The Next Wave. It always behaved the same way, that is, it always gives 2,000 points upon being collected. The appearance, however, went through some changes. The first version of the Gift present in The Next Wave had a dark green box of the same color as the Chicken Invaders Ion Blaster Gift, and a blue ribbon. The Revenge of the Yolk version, shown below it, had the box's color brightened, and the ribbon's color changed to lime. The version seen since Ultimate Omelette has altered the box's color again to be brighter. It's available from the beginning in all games it appears in. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

Laser Cannon Gift

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This is the Gift that gives you the Laser Cannon. It's present since The Next Wave. It always behaved the same way, that is, it always gives 3,000 points upon being collected. The appearance, however, went through some changes. The first version of the Gift present in The Next Wave had a dark yellow box and a blue ribbon. The Revenge of the Yolk version's box took on a more orange-ish color. The ribbon was also changed to be yellow. The version seen since Ultimate Omelette has altered both the box and the ribbon to be orange. It's available from the beginning in all games it appears in. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

Vulcan Chaingun Gift

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This is the Gift that gives you the Vulcan Chaingun. It's present since Revenge of the Yolk. Since Ultimate Omelette, it won't appear unless it's unlocked. It gives 4,000 points upon being collected. Its box is blue, and its ribbon used to be brighter in Revenge of the Yolk, but since Ultimate Omelette, its color has been altered to be closer to the box's color. In Revenge of the Yolk, it's available starting from Chapter 2. In the other episodes, after it's unlocked, it becomes available from Chapter 5. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

Lightning Fryer Gift

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This is the Gift that gives you the Lightning Fryer. It's present since Revenge of the Yolk. It's the only Revenge of the Yolk Gift to not be turned into an unlockable in the later games. It gives 5,000 points upon being collected. In Revenge of the Yolk, its box was cyan, and its ribbon was light blue. Since Ultimate Omelette, it was made brighter. The box is now light blue, and the ribbon is entirely white. In Revenge of the Yolk, it's available starting from Chapter 3. In the other games, it becomes available from Chapter 2. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

Plasma Rifle Gift

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This is the Gift that gives you the Plasma Rifle. It's present since Revenge of the Yolk. Since Ultimate Omelette, it won't appear unless it's unlocked. It gives 6,000 points upon being collected. Its box is purple, and its ribbon used to be brighter in Revenge of the Yolk, but since Ultimate Omelette, its color has been altered to be much darker than the box's color. In Revenge of the Yolk, it's available starting from Chapter 4. In the other games, after it's unlocked, it becomes available from Chapter 5. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

Utensil Poker Gift

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This is the Gift that gives you the Utensil Poker. It's present since Revenge of the Yolk. This elusive Gift has to be unlocked in all games in order to appear, with one exception, which is The Yolk-Star™ fight. Even then, it's unavailable until you reach the fifth chapter. It gives 7,000 points upon being collected. Its box is gray, and its ribbon is dark gray. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

Boron Railgun Gift

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This is the Gift that gives you the Boron Railgun. It's present since Ultimate Omelette. It's available from Chapter 1 in Ultimate Omelette, and from Chapter 4 in Cluck of the Dark Side, as its role as the starting weapon was replaced by the Hypergun. It gives 8,000 points upon being collected. Its box is yellow, and its ribbon is brighter. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

Photon Swarm Gift

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This is the Gift that gives you the Photon Swarm. It's present since Ultimate Omelette. It's available from Chapter 4. It gives 9,000 points upon being collected. Its box is light blue, and its ribbon is brighter. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

Positron Stream Gift

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This is the Gift that gives you the Positron Stream. It's present since Ultimate Omelette. It's available from Chapter 3. It gives 10,000 points upon being collected. Its box is pink, and its ribbon is brighter. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

Hypergun Gift

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This is the Gift that gives you the Hypergun. It's present since Cluck of the Dark Side. It's available from Chapter 1. It gives 11,000 points upon being collected. Its box is dark gray, and its ribbon is cyan. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

Riddler Gift

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This is the Gift that gives you the Riddler. It's present since Cluck of the Dark Side. It's available from Chapter 3. It gives 12,000 points upon being collected. Its box is light pink, and its ribbon is cyan. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

Corn Shotgun Gift

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This is the Gift that gives you the Corn Shotgun. It's present since Cluck of the Dark Side. It's available from Chapter 2. It gives 13,000 points upon being collected. Its box is dark yellow, and its ribbon is brighter. What's interesting about this gift in particular is that its ribbon color is identical to the Ion Blaster Gift from the flash versions. It's unlocked in Universe starting from Tier ?.

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