Freezer

Introduction


You think your enemies really need to cool down? Then you have found the right tool for that!

Overview


The freezer is a weapon that—surprise!—lets you freeze things!
Barrels, mines, crates, hedgehogs, water, terrain … you name it.

Properties

  • Damage: 0
  • Charge to shoot: No
  • Affected by wind: No
  • Attack can be cancelled
  • Can change aim while shooting
  • Limited by "fuel"
  • Ends turn: Yes
  • Retreat time: 0s
  • Crate type: Weapon

How to use


Pressing the Attack key once (default: space bar) will create a seemingly infinite beam. The freezer constantly uses up fuel which lasts for about 10 seconds.
Aim that beam at the ground, hedgehogs, mines, barrels, etc. to freeze them. See below for details
Note: Freezing something takes a bit of time!

You can adjust the aim while the freezer is still active, but it does not fire a beam while adjusting and the freezer still uses up a small amount of fuel.

In case you want to stop freezing early, just press the Attack key again.

Effects on the environment


In particular the freeze ray has the following effects on the environment:

  • Terrain: A part of the terrain is turned into slippery ice.
  • Water: A sheet of ice (slippery land) is created on the water.
  • Hedgehog: It gets frozen. While frozen, it has to skip a few turns, becomes heavier and takes 50% less damage.
  • Mine: Its trigger mechanism will be disabled, but can be blown up by explosions.
  • Sticky Mine: It loses its stickiness and falls straight into the water without exploding
  • Barrel: Its gets frozen and its “health” increases by 60. Frozen barrels can not be frozen again, but they melt when their health is at 60 or lower again.
  • Crate: It can not be collected anymore.
  • Flame: Flames are not impacted by freezing directly, but they extinguish immediately on contact with frozen terrain.

The freeze ray has no effect on other things.

Hints

  • Don't forget you can still adjust your aim while using it
  • You can freeze many things in one turn if you change your aim to freeze something else after freezing what you aimed at finished
  • Sometimes it makes sense to stop the freezer early
  • Sometimes freezing a nearby mine or barrel can save your life and/or increase your movement
  • Frozen hedgehogs are defrosted by flames, blowtorch and seduction.

Trivia

  • Internally the freezer is called “IceGun”

History

  • 0.9.19: First release featuring the freezer

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