The Egg Gun is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a model of laser handguns used primarily by the Egg Pawns of the Eggman Empire, giving the mass-produced machines ranged firepower against Eggman's enemies.
The Egg Guns are medium-large handguns with a thick frame, a grip on the bottom and a thin barrel with gray rings. Behind their barrel, they have a drum magazine on the bottom and a tall fin mounted on top. Originally, the Egg Guns were colored entirely orange, except for their gray drum magazine. In later iterations, they were given yellow drum magazines with a cyan line around the drum magazines' diameter, a yellow top fin and cyan lights. The weapon fires energy blasts as opposed to bullets.
The Egg Guns first appeared in Sonic Heroes as one of the standard weapons wielded by several Egg Pawns. In this game, they are colored in a darker shade of orange. They are capable of rapid fire for several seconds which can damage the player from afar. Typically, the Egg Pawns angle their shots downward and fire in a sweeping motion.
Shadow the Hedgehog
In Shadow the Hedgehog, the Egg Gun was redesigned with a yellow magazine and a cyan fin light. Humorously, it is massively oversized compared to Shadow's size. In this game, it is a gun-type weapon usable by both enemies and the player. In gameplay, they are found in every stage that Dr. Eggman appears in, with this being Cryptic Castle, Circus Park, Sky Troops, Mad Matrix, Iron Jungle and Lava Shelter. They are once again wielded by Egg Pawns, who will use them against the player.
Egg Guns can be dropped by defeated Egg Pawns that wield them or released from breakable Containers. Touching one will make the playable character pick it up automatically, and pressing // (whether on the ground or in mid-air) will fire it. As a gun, the Egg Gun can shoot enemies from a distance (targets within range will be automatically targeted) at a rapid rate, but its shots are weak. An Egg Gun has a total of twenty shots, and once those run out, it becomes useless. However, it can be reloaded with another twenty shots by picking up another Egg Gun.
In the Wii version of Sonic Colors, and the remaster Sonic Colors: Ultimate, the Egg Gun is a weapon used by certain Egg Pawns against the playable characters. During the Acts, they are used to fire rapid shots at the playable character from afar, like from the background.
In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, the Egg Gun is a weapon used exclusively by the Egg Pawns in both Acts of Seaside Hill. Like in Sonic Heroes, it is capable of firing rapid shots at the player.
In other media
Books and comics
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Egg Gun is a tool used by the Egg Pawns. There is also a golden version of the Egg Gun designed for Egg Knights.