Banper is a Badnik which was set to appear in the scrapped Zones for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, namely Rock Zone and Dust Hill Zone.
Its design is small with two bumpers on its sides. If these bumpers were touched, they would send Sonic flying in the opposite direction.
- There is a similar Badnik to Bamper called Crawl.
- The name "Banper" is actually a mis-translation of the word "bumper."
- Only concept art of this scrapped Badnik has been found, depicting it has never been used in any prototype versions of the game.
- Banpers are similar in the defenses of the Spiker, as both Badniks can be used as a spring, if the player bounces on top of the defending Badnik.
- If Banper had debuted in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, it would have been the first official Badnik to imprison two Animal Friends at the same time (see concept art below).
Concept artwork of "Banper"
| Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)/Beta Elements/& Knuckles
|| Sonic | Tails | Knuckles | Super Sonic | Super Tails** | Super Knuckles | Dr. Robotnik | Mecha Sonic | Becky | Flicky | Pocky | Pecky | Cucky | Ricky | Picky | Rocky | Locky | Wocky | Rat | Tocky | Tux | Chirps
|| Alligator* | Aquis | Asteron | Balkiry | Banper* | BBat** | BFish* | Bubbler* | Bubbler's Mother* | Buzzer | Cactus* | Chop Chop | Clucker | Coconuts | Crawl | Crawlton | Flasher | Frog* | Gohla | Grabber | Grounder | Jellies** | Lobster* | Masher | Nebula | Octus | Rexon | Shellcracker | Slicer | Snail* | Spiker | Spiny | Stegway** | Turtloids | Redz** | Whisp
||Emerald Hill Zone | Chemical Plant Zone | Aquatic Ruin Zone | Casino Night Zone | Hill Top Zone | Mystic Cave Zone | Oil Ocean Zone | Metropolis Zone | Sky Chase Zone | Wing Fortress Zone | Death Egg Zone | Hidden Palace Zone** | Genocide City Zone* | Dust Hill Zone* | Rock Zone* | Winter Zone* | Egg Gauntlet Zone** | Boss Attack Zone** | Proto Palace Zone** | Special Stage
|| Drill Eggman | Water Eggman | Tonkachi Eggman | Catcher Eggman | Submarine Eggman | Drill Eggman II | Brass Eggman** | Submarine Eggman II | Flying Eggman | Barrier Eggman | Mecha Sonic | Death Egg Robot
|| Climb | Glide | Spin Jump | Super Dash Attack | Super Spin Attack | Insta-Shield**
|| Ring | Monitor (Super Ring, Shield, Power Sneakers, Invincibility, Extra Life, Teleporter, Eggman, Lightning Shield**, Flame Shield**, Water Shield**, S** | Continue | Spring | Star Post | Bumper | Switch | Air Bubbles | Signpost | Capsule
|| Original Soundtrack | West Side Island | Chaos Emeralds | Debug Mode | Spikes | Gondola | Corkscrew Loop | Totem Pole | Shuttle Loop | Booster | Winding Tunnel | Crusher | Seesaw | Bomb | Cannon | High-Speed Elevator | Conveyor Belt | Tornado | Dr. Eggman's Rocket Ship | Mega Mack | Pinball Shooter | Slot machine | Spear | Spiked Ball | Stone Pillar | Flipper | Gallery
*Exclusive to the Prototype/beta version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
** Exclusive to 2013 re-release version.