- —General Pepper, Star Fox Adventures
The Blaster is a general science fiction term for projected energy weapons. In the Star Fox series, the Blaster is an advanced energy firing pistol that is kept often by Fox, Falco, and Wolf. Many different affilitions in the Lylat System have been seen in possession of their own Blasters, from the Cornerian Army, to their frequent enemies the Venomian Army. The Star Fox Team wield their own Blasters, customised by Slippy Toad.
James McCloud is seen with what is presumably a blaster in the prologue to Star Fox 64, and players can use a variant of the blaster in the game's multiplayer. Players can use the bazooka style blasters in the unlockable Pilot mode after collecting every medal in expert mode, which are controlled in a similar manner to the Landmaster.
During the events of Star Fox Adventures, General Pepper prohibits Fox from using his blaster. Krystal's Staff can utilize a similar energetic projectile called the Fire Blaster. General Scales employed Blaster-armed Sentry Bots on Dragon Rock and Krazoa Palace, which proved highly dangerous to Fox and the peaceful natives of Sauria. It is assumed General Scales somehow inherited this technological knowledge from Andross .
In Star Fox: Assault, the Blaster served as the basic starter weapon for all of the characters in the game. It was much larger in Assault, comparable to a small carbine weapon rather than a pistol.
The Blaster was the main weapon of every character in Assault, as it is impossible for a character to be unarmed. Similar to the Arwing's lasers, the blaster could charge. It had a semi-lock, not a full lock, which meant that the targeting reticule would slightly lock on to the foe and it would change your direction.
In Super Smash Bros.Edit
Throughout the entire series, Fox has used his blaster as his standard special move. In the first game, Fox fired it at a slow rate and it made those hit by it flinch, stopping them in their tracks. In Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl, Fox could shoot it more rapidly and the shots did not make the opponent flinch at all.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Falco appeared as an unlockable character. His blaster was similar to Fox's blaster from Super Smash Bros, only it fired at a much slower rate of fire, hits for more damage than Fox's blaster, and causes the enemy to flinch. It is also of note than when using his blaster, Falco crosses his arms and holds the blaster parallel to the ground, rather than wielding it in a more orthodox manner. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Falco's blaster fire is blue instead of red.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wolf uses a customized blaster. It has a small bayonet at the end of the bottom of the gun, which he uses when pulling out the blaster prior to a shot. His shots move slow, are incapable of being fired in rapid sequence like Fox or Falco can, and doesn't travel as far as Fox or Falco's, but they are much more powerful. His blaster fire has a green color, and the shots are shaped more like bursts rather than beams.
|Weapons in Star Fox series|
| Blaster | Demon Launcher | Demon Sniper Rifle | Gatling Gun | Homing Launcher | Machine Gun ||
Missile Launcher | Plasma Cannon | Sniper Rifle
|Cluster Bomb | Fireburst Pod | Grenade | Sensor Bomb | Smart Bomb|
|Arc/Curve | Hyper | Plasma | Single | Twin | Zapper|
|Charge | Multi | Single | Wide|