The Photon Man is a cheat unit in Age of Empires and Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. Once the code is typed, the unit spawns immediately at the Town Center. Building a new Town Center automatically spawns the unit at that Town Center.
Photon Man has the appearance of a futuristic looking spacesuit armed with a laser gun. It fires a ray of red light like the Mirror Tower, although at a much quicker attack rate. Photon Man attacks every 1/10th of a second, dealing 15 damage per hit and 150 per second. Despite its superior stats compared to a standard unit making it hard to destroy, its stats cannot be upgraded and it is vulnerable to conversion.
- When it dies, the unit falls backward twice prior to disappearing. Unlike other units, it disappears immediately without any remains decomposing. Other units that share this unique feature include its relative, the Nuke Trooper. Winsett's Z and its derivative also has this ability, although with a different death animation.
- In Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, the laser gun the Photon man uses appears to have been based upon the AR-15-series of rifles.
|Cheat units in the Age of Empires series|
|Age of Empires|
|Baby Prez · Big Bertha · Black Rider · Flying Dutchman · Medusa · Nuke Trooper · Photon Man · St. Francis |
Stealth Archer · Stormbilly · Winsett's other Z · Winsett's Z
|Age of Empires II|
|Alfred the Alpaca · Cobra Car · Furious the Monkey Boy · Penguin · Saboteur · VMDL · Sharkatzor · Photon Man|
|Age of Mythology|
|Bella · Flying Purple Hippo · Forkboy · Lazer Bear|
|Age of Empires III|
|BigAndy · Fluffy · Flying Purple Tapir · George Crushington · Flaming Hot Dog Cart · Monster Ice Cream Truck · Lazerbear|
Learicorn · Mediocre Bombard · The Tommynator