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Laser Upgrade

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Laser Upgrade
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Artwork of a Laser Upgrade from Star Fox 64 3D.
Usage Enhances the performance of a vehicle's lasers
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The Laser Upgrade, also named Power Upgrade, is an item that increases the firepower of the Arwing, Wolfen, and Landmaster. It first appears in Star Fox.


Star Fox

In Star Fox, collecting a Laser increases the total count by one. When collected twice, it allows the Arwing to fire bolts of plasma. The upgrade is permanent unless one of the wings breaks, or if the player loses a life.

Star Fox 2

In Star Fox 2, Lasers are also found in various locations and can be obtained by defeating enemies. Miyu and Fay start out with the first upgrade by default, so collecting one as either character allows them to receive a full upgrade.

Star Fox 64

In Star Fox 64 and Star Fox 64 3D, Lasers can be found throughout every stage. Some can only be obtained by destroying certain enemies and obstacles, and any Supply Container opened while using the single laser with no broken wings will always contain a Laser upgrade. Collecting a Laser upgrade will allow Fox's Arwing to fire Twin Lasers, while collecting a second will further upgrade the ship to fire Hyper Lasers. If the Arwing loses a wing or is destroyed, it will revert to the default, single Laser.

Star Fox: Assault

In Star Fox: Assault, they are named Power Upgrades, and come in two variants: a Green Power Upgrade and a Red Power Upgrade.[1] The green one corresponds to the Super Laser upgrade, while the red one corresponds to the Hyper Laser. The Red Power Upgrade does not necessarily have to be upgraded from the green ones, and are even capable of repairing damaged aircraft wings.

Star Fox Command

In Star Fox Command, most of the characters have their own personal craft, all of which feature unique forms of Lasers and lock-on capabilities. Only the Rainbow Delta, Leon Powalski's craft, lacks a Laser weapon. As a supply, the Laser is only present in multiplayer mode.

Laser types:
  • Single: The least effective of the Laser types since it only shoots out a single laser beam. Personal crafts with this Laser variation are the Arwing II, the Sky Claw, and the Tadpole. Fox can upgrade the lasers on his craft depending on the story route taken, removing the single laser in favor of the twin or plasma lasers.
  • Twin: It retains its functionality from previous games, firing two lasers at once. This upgrade is usable by most vehicles, including the Cloud Runner, Red Fang, Monkey Arrow, some Arwings, and some Cornerian Fighters.
  • Plasma: This fires two powerful balls of energy. It is only usable by the Bullfrog and the Sky Bunny, although Fox can upgrade his Arwing II to use this laser if certain story conditions are met. The Arc Laser (also known as Curve Laser) is slightly more powerful that the Plasma Laser, and is only usable by the Cat's Paw II.
  • Zapper: It is the most powerful type of Laser, firing a single, powerful blast. It suffers from a low rate of fire but has a high damage output. The Black Rose is the only aircraft with the ability to use this weapon.


Star Fox 64

  • Instruction booklet (page 16): "The single laser will change to the twin laser, and the twin will change to hyper laser. The powered up laser can be carried over to the next area."

Star Fox: Assault

  • Instruction booklet (page 35):
    • Green Power Upgrade: Grab one of these upgrades to increase your vehicle's firepower by one level."
    • Red Power Upgrade: Grab one of these upgrades to increase your vehicle's firepower by two levels."

Star Fox Command

  • Instruction booklet (page 23):
    • LASER TYPE: "The type of laser equipped. Laser varieties include SINGLE (one beam), TWIN (two beams), PLASMA (two round shots), ARC (curved beam), and ZAPPER (powerful long-distance beam)."



  1. Star Fox: Assault instruction booklet, page 35.