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Neutron Gun is one of the oldest weapons in the Chicken Invaders series, appearing in every game since The Next Wave. It made its first appearance in The Next Wave and got a visual update starting from Revenge of the Yolk and beyond. This page describes the version seen in The Next Wave.

Strategy

It fires green bullets that are able to deliver more damage compared to most weapons, especially at high power levels. The projectiles will always go straight up. Its main disadvantages are the slow projectile speed and firerate. It only gains minimal spread when it reaches ⚡20.

Pros

  • High damage, especially at high power levels.
  • Perfect for bosses due to its focused damage.

Cons

  • Slow projectile speed.
  • Slow firerate.
  • Minimal spread.
  • Bad choice for Asteroid Belt waves.

Power Levels

This weapon has 11 power levels.

Image Name Description
NeutronGunCI2LV1
Level 0 (⚡0)
The power level you start with.

Projectiles: One Weak B from the tip
Base damage per volley: 125 (1x125)
Firerate (max/automatic): 5/s / 2.6/s

NeutronGunCI2LV2
Level 1 (⚡1)
Projectiles: Two Weak B from the front weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 250 (2x125)
Firerate (max/automatic): 5/s / 2.6/s

NeutronGunCI2LV3
Level 2 (⚡2)
Projectiles: Three Weak B from the tip and the front weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 375 (3x125)
Firerate (max/automatic): 5/s / 2.6/s

NeutronGunCI2LV4
Level 3 (⚡3)
Projectiles: One Medium A from the tip and two Weak B from the front weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 500 (1x250 + 2x125)
Firerate (max/automatic): 5/s / 2.6/s

NeutronGunCI2LV5
Level 4 (⚡4)
Projectiles: Two Medium B from the front weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 624 (2x312)
Firerate (max/automatic): 5/s / 2.6/s

NeutronGunCI2LV6
Level 5 (⚡5)
Projectiles: Three Medium A from the tip and the front weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 750 (3x250)
Firerate (max/automatic): 5/s / 2.6/s

NeutronGunCI2LV7
Level 6 (⚡6)
Projectiles: One Strong A from the tip and two Weak C from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 874 (1x250 + 2x182)
Firerate (max/automatic): 5/s / 2.6/s

NeutronGunCI2LV8
Level 7 (⚡7)
Projectiles: One Strong A from the tip and two Medium A from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 1000 (1x500 + 2x250)
Firerate (max/automatic): 5/s / 2.6/s

NeutronGunCI2LV9
Level 8 (⚡8)
Projectiles: One Medium C from the tip, two Medium B from the front weapon pods and two Weak A from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 1123 (1x375 + 2x312 + 2x62)
Firerate (max/automatic): 5/s / 2.6/s

NeutronGunCI2LV10
Level 9 (⚡9)
Projectiles: One Strong A from the tip, two Medium B from the front weapon pods and two Weak B from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 1374 (1x500 + 2x312 + 2x125)
Firerate (max/automatic): 5/s / 2.6/s

NeutronGunCI2LV11
Level 10 (⚡20)
The projectiles here are fired slightly outward.

Projectiles: One Strong B from the tip, two Strong A from the front weapon pods and two Medium C from the rear weapon pods
Base damage per volley: 2750 (1x100 + 2x500 + 2x375)
Firerate (max/automatic): 5/s / 2.6/s

Projectiles

This weapon has three types of projectiles and eight subtypes.

Image Name Damage Description
NeutronGunCI2Weak
Weak
62
(Type A)
125
(Type B)
187
(Type C)
Used in: power level 8 (subtype A); power levels 0-3 and 9 (subtype B); power level 6 (subtype C)

Behavior: can go forward, slow

NeutronGunCI2Medium
Medium
250
(Type A)
312
(Type B)
375
(Type C)
Used in: power levels 3, 5, 7 (subtype A); power levels 4, 8, 9 (subtype B); power levels 8 and 10 (subtype C)

Behavior: can go forward or slightly to the sides, slow

NeutronGunCI2Strong
Strong
500
(Type A)
1000
(Type B)
Used in: power levels 6, 7, 9 and 10 (subtype A); power level 10 (subtype B)

Behavior: can go forward or slightly to the sides, slow

Gallery

Trivia

  • Due to the damage flooring, this is the only weapon of which base damage at ⚡10 includes single digits.
  • This weapon has a lot of projectile subtypes so that the damage per volley goes smoother.
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