The Laser Blaster for Dr. Eggman
in Sonic Adventure 2
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Gives the user a wider attack range with the Lock-On Missile.
An attachment to the user's Lock-On Missile cannon
The Laser Blaster (参式レーザーガン/拡散ミサイル San-shiki rēzāgan/Kakusan misairu?, lit. "Participation-type laser gun"/"diffusion missile") is an optional Level Up Item available for E-102 Gamma in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, and later for Miles "Tails" Prower and Dr. Eggman in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle.
The Laser Blaser is a weapon enhancer that which differs in appearance between each user. For Gamma, the Laser Blaser is a small tri-barrel cannon that can be equipped on the front of Gamma's homing missile launcher. For Tails, the Laser Blaser is medium-sized laser cannon that is placed entirely over the missile launcher located on the rear of Tails' Cyclone. For Eggman, the Laser Blaser is similar to Tails' version, but much larger and imposing and is placed entirely over the missile launcher on the left side of the Egg Walker.
When equipped, it allows the user's Lock-On Missiles to release violent explosions upon contact, thus damaging enemies that are near the target as well.
In Sonic Adventure the Laser Blaster is found within the Egg Carrier, in the Egg Carrier Adventure Field. It is located in the water reservoir that is found in the room on the opposite side of the armory in the Egg Carrier's main room. However it cannot be obtained before the water pool is drained, which happens after the Egg Carrier crashes into the ocean in E-102 Gamma's story. Once this has happened, the player should head back to the Egg Carrier and into the room where the Laser Blaster is located. The water will now be gone and the Laser Blaster can be obtained.
In Sonic Shuffle, Laser Blaster is Gamma's Special Attack when in Battle. This makes it more unique as Laser Blaster is not an item, it is an Attack.
Sonic Adventure 2
Tails' version of the Laser Blaster is located in Prison Lane, in a room behind a set of bars, next to the Goal Ring. To obtain this Level Up Item, Tails has to possess the Bazooka, which is needed to break the iron crates that blocks the path to the room. In order to open the bared room, Tails has to destroy the Gun Beetle which is hiding in the upper left-hand corner. This will open the cage and the Laser Blaster can be obtained.
Dr. Eggman's version of the Laser Blaster is located in Iron Gate. In order to obtain the Laser Blaster it is necessary to have obtained the Large Cannon. Right after passing the second Star Post, there will be a room with four ring jars and in front of that room there are two water tanks. One needs to destroy them and it will reveal four iron containers. The Laser Blaster can be found behind them after they are destroyed.
Apperances in other media
The Laser Blaster makes an appearance in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. In this media, it is one of the weapons for the New Freedom Fighters' Sky Patrol and resembles Dr. Eggman's version from Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. It was first deployed to destroy the War Walrus when it was send to destroy the Sky Patrol.
- The Laser Blaster is the only Level Up Item to return from a previous game, yet not be used by the same character that used it in its debut game.
- ↑ The Laser Blaster's Japanese name in Sonic Adventure.
- ↑ The Laser Blaster's Japanese name in Sonic Adventure 2.