The Egg Gun[1] 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.

Description

Egg Pawns firing Egg Guns.

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.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

Egg Pawns with Egg Guns in Sonic Heroes.

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

Shadow wielding an Egg Gun.

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 only found in certain Stages, such as in Cryptic Castle. 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 Shadow pick it up automatically, and pressing PSSquareButton.png/SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO.png/XboxX.png (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.

Sonic Colors

In the Wii version of Sonic Colors, the Egg Gun is a weapon used by certain Egg Pawns against the player. During the Acts, they are used to fire rapid shots at the player from afar, like from the background.

Sonic Generations

The Egg Pawn shooting lasers from its Egg Gun.

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

IDW Publishing

Main article: Egg Gun (IDW)

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 and their variants.

Gallery

References

  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Appendix". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 91. ISBN 978-0761551959.

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