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Boing-o-Bot (バネモトラ Bane Motora?),[1][2] also known as Spring Snail,[3] is an enemy that appears in Sonic Chaos. It is a mass-produced, beetle-based Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.

Appearance

In Sonic Chaos, Boing-o-Bots are very similar to Moto Bugs, except for a few design differences. They have a Spring on top of them and wheels on the side of their bodies, as opposed to the Moto Bugs' single wheel on their bellies. Also, their pincers are yellow instead of white and blue and they lack engines on their rears.

In Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, similar-looking Badniks have a much closer resemblance to blue sea turtles with yellow shells.

Game appearances

Sonic Chaos

Bane-Motora-Sprite-Sonic-Chaos

In Sonic Chaos, Boing-o-Bots roll around in Turquoise Hill Zone (where they have red shells) and Mecha Green Hill Zone (where they have blue shells). Since they are invulnerable to attacks from above due to their Springs, the player must attack them from the sides using the Spin Attack to destroy them. Like other Badniks in the game, they do not have Animals as energy sources.

Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble

Sea-Turtle-Bot-Sprite-Sonic-Triple-Trouble

In Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, similar Badniks appear in Great Turquoise Zone. Like the Boing-o-Bots, they also move around slowly with their forelimbs rather than their wheels. These enemies can also be summoned by the Tart Turtle in the Great Turquoise Zone Act 3.

Like in Sonic Chaos, these enemies can only be defeated with a Spin Attack on the sides, and they do not have any Animals inside them.

Trivia

  • Boing-o-Bot's japanese name "Bane Motora" literally means "spring engine".

References

  1. Sonic Chaos (Sega Game Gear) United States instruction booklet pg. 13.
  2. Sonic & Tails (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction manual pg. 27.
  3. Sonic The Comic Issue #23 (Sonic Chaos Part 3 - The Zones)

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