For the catapult launcher in
Sonic and the Secret Rings, see Catapult (Sonic and the Secret Rings).
Bounces its user a certain distance.
Red and white colored plates with springs on the bottom.
Catapults (, also called as カタパルト Kataparuto ) ? Ramps and Jump Panels, are another variations of Springs. Catapults are first seen in the 16-bit version of , as they have flat plate on the bottom, while on the plate is another one, that is colored red and white.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Between the plates is small spring set to make above plate bouncy. These plates are most of the time seen on the edges of small or large cliffs, while even hanging on cliffs as the lateral rod behind two plates is hanging the object on near edge. Looking from the side of the small rod can be notice a
familiar symbol on it as well.
While it functions more differently than normal
Springs, Catapults are still able to bounce its user, but only to the different direction. The player is able to be launched far or short distance depending on, if the player is running. If the player stops and jumps directly to the Catapult, it only launches poorly high.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
, Catapults are seen to be featured at Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Chemical Plant Zone, Aquatic Ruin Zone and Mystic Cave Zone. While running towards the catapult, the player flies straight ahead without have to stop or jump on it. The closer the player gets to the end of the catapult, the further he/she bounces. If the player bounces on a catapult at one point, it also gains more bounce power.
In Aquatic Ruin Zone, Catapults are seen to be placed either on top of loops, wide inconstant places or underwater sections, where they are able to bounce the player really high enough to dive out the underwater section to the soil.
Completely different looking and with functioning Catapults are seen in
, in which they have four blue blocks with white right arrows and single handle on them. When the player touches the handle, Tails' Skypatrol Tails will got fly forward at high speed, similar to Dash Panels.
Sonic Pocket Adventure
Many years later, traditional catapults make another appearance only in
and where they can only be found at Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure Aquatic Relix. Catapults function identically like they did in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but they are much more rare objects than in previous appearances.
Catapults are next seen in console/
PC versions of . It can be seen in Classic Sonic acts Sonic Generations Chemical Plant, Speed Highway, City Escape, Seaside Hill and Rooftop Run. Catapults work similarly to the ones in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. However, some of the catapults bounce the player to another section of the zone and/or over Bottomless pits, similar to ramps in modern acts.
, Catapults appear as regular objects in the game where they are named Sonic Runners Jump Panels. Like in previous games, Catapults are placed on the right edges of the pathways. the player has to tap the screen at the right time to make them launch the playable character. Occasional times, Catapults can be used to reach lines of Crystals or higher pathways.
Yellow ramps as they appear in the
Special Stages of . Sonic Mania
, Catapults make an another appearance in Sonic Mania Chemical Plant Zone. Here, they function much like in .
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Similar ramps also appear as gimmicks in the
Special Stages. They look like triangular yellow block ramps with orange-blue arrows on them, but they still make the same bounce sound when using them. They are usually placed so the player can cross gaps and reach objects in the air (such as Rings), but as the player increases their speed in the Special Stage, they become a hindrance, and are best avoided to maintain speed.
Catapults are scheduled to make an appearance in
In the instruction manual for PC version of Sonic Generations, both Catapults and Ramps are listed and called as Ramps in their item description. While having a slightly similar role in the game, both Catapults and Ramps function differently than it is entrusted to.
Navigation Templates to Catapult
Main article | Gallery | Staff | Glitches ( ) | Prereleases ( Knuckles in Sonic 2 Nick Arcade | Simon Wai) | Re-releases ( 2006 | 2013) | Knuckles in Sonic 2
Sonic ( Super Sonic, Glitch Sonic) | Tails ( Super Tails**) | Knuckles ( Super Knuckles) | Dr. Robotnik | Animals ( Becky, Cucky, Flicky, Pocky, Pecky, Cucky, Ricky, Picky, Rocky, Locky, Wocky, Micky, Tocky)
Badniks Aquis | Asteron | Balkiry | Banper* | BBat** | BFish* | Bubbler* | Bubbler's Mother* | Buzzer | Cactus* | Chop Chop | Clucker | Coconuts | Crawl | Crawlton | Flasher | Frog* | Gator* | Gohla | Grabber | Grounder | Jellygnite** | Lobster* | Masher | Nebula | Octus | Rexon | Shellcracker | Slicer | Snail* | Spiker | Spiny | Stegway** | Turtloids | Redz** | Whisp
Zones 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 World Zone* | Wood 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 | Hidden Palace Zone boss** | Submarine Eggman II | Flying Eggman | Barrier Eggman | Mecha Sonic | Death Egg Robot
Climb | Glide | Insta-Shield** | Propeller Flying | Spin Jump | Super Dash Attack | Super Spin Attack
Ring | Monitor ( Super Ring, Shield, Power Sneakers, Invincibility, Extra Life, Teleporter, Eggman, Lightning Shield**, Flame Shield**, Random, Water Shield**, S**) | Continue | Spring | Star Post ( Star Circle) | Bumper | Switch | Air Bubbles | Signpost | Capsule
Bomb | Booster | Original Soundtrack | Bumper wall | Cannon | Chaos Emerald | Conveyor Belt | Corkscrew loop | Crusher | Death Egg Robot | Debug Mode | Egg Jet | Fan | Flipper | Giant spear | Gondola | High-speed elevator | High-speed warp tube | Mega Mack | Metal nut | Perfect Bonus | Pinball Shooter | Seesaw | Shuttle loop | Slot machine | Spiked ball | Spikes | Stone pillar | Time Attack | Tornado | Totem pole | West Side Island | Winding Tunnel
*Exclusive to the prototype versions of
Sonic the Hedgehog 2. ** Exclusive to the 2013 re-release version.
Main article | Gallery | Staff
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Jet | Wave | Storm | Amy | Dr. Eggman | Shadow | Rouge | Cream | E-10000G | E-10000R | Ulala | AiAi | NiGHTS | Omochao | Stolen | Jet's father | Babylon Guardian | E-10000Y
Heroes Metal City | Splash Canyon | Egg Factory | Green Cave | Sand Ruins | Babylon Garden
Babylon Night Chase | Red Canyon | Ice Factory | White Cave | Dark Desert | Sky Road | Babylon Guardian
Digital Dimension | Sega Carnival | Sega Illusion
Dual Towers | Snow Valley | Space Theater
Extreme Gears Accelerator | Access | Advantage-F | Advantage-P | Advantage-S | Air Broom | Air Tank | Auto-Slider | BANANA | Beginner | Berserker | Blue Star | Blue Star II | Cannonball | Channel5 | Chaos Emerald | Cover-F | Cover-P | Cover-S | Darkness | Destroyer | E-gearG | E-gearR | E-Rider | Faster | Fastest | Gambler | Grinder | Hang-On | Heavy Bike | High Booster | Hovercraft | Legend | Light Board | Magic Carpet | Night Sky | Omnipotence | Opa Opa | Pink Rose | Power Gear | Powerful Gear | Red Rock | Rengoku | Slide Booster | Smile | Speed Balancer | Super Hang-On | Temptation | The Crazy | Trap Gear | Turbo Star | Type-J | Type-S | Type-W | Yellow Tail
Moves and techniques
Air Boost | Air Riding | Air Slide | Attacks | Grinding | Tornado | Trick Action
English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Jet ) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Dan Green ( | Knuckles, Storm) Bella Hudson ( | Wave, Babylon Computer) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Mike Pollock ( | Dr. Eggman) Kathleen Delaney ( | Rouge) Rebecca Honig ( | Cream) Maddie Blaustein ( | E-10000G, E-10000R, Babylon Guardian) Liza Jacqueline ( | Omochao) Kaoru Morota ( | AiAi) Apollo Smile (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Daisuke Kishio ( | Jet) Chie Nakamura ( | Wave, Babylon Computer) Kenji Nomura ( | Storm, Babylon Guardian) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Etsuko Kozakura ( | Omochao) Kaoru Morota ( | AiAi) Apollo Smile (
Accelerator | Air | Air Pit | Air Tank | Automatic Trail | Babylon Garden | Babylonians | Barricade | Bashōsen | Catapult | Catch Me If You Can | Chaos Emerald | Dash Panel | Emerald Detector | EX World Grand Prix | Flight Type | Freeze | Grind Rails | Item Box ( Air, Explosion, High Speed, Invincible Barrier, Magnetic Barrier, Speed Down, Rings, Question Item) | Key to Babylon Garden | Power Type | Ring | Sonic Speed Riders | Speed Type | Speedbeats Grand Prix: Sonic Riders Original Soundtrack | Time Attack | Trick Zone | Turbulence
Main article | Gallery | Script ( Heroes, Babylon) | Staff | Glitches
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | Jet | Wave | Storm | Dr. Eggman | Cream | Rouge | Shadow | Silver | Blaze | SCR-GP | Amigo | NiGHTS | Billy Hatcher | SCR-HD | Master Core: ABIS
Heroes Megalo Station | Botanical Kingdom | MeteorTech Premises | Aquatic Capital | Gigan Rocks | Crimson Crater | Astral Babylon | '80s Boulevard
Babylon Gigan Device | Nightside Rush | Snowy Kingdom | MeteorTech Sparkworks | Tempest Waterway | Security Corridor | Mobius Strip | '90s Boulevard
Survival Battle Gravity Pit | Labyrinth | Square Quartet
Survival Ball MeteorTech Arsenal | Botanical Cave | Megalo Junction
Extreme Gears Advantage F | Advantage P | Advantage S | Airship | Angel • Devil | Beginner | Big Bang | Bingo Star | Black Shot | Blue Star | Chaos Emerald | Cover F | Cover P | Cover S | E-Rider | Faster | Fastest | Flame Lance | G Shot | Gambler | GC Booster | GC Master | GP Accumulator | GP Tank | Hang-On | Hyperdrive | Kunoichi | Legend | Light Board | Mag | Magic Broom | Master Off-Road | Money Crisis | Night Sky | Omnitempus | Pink Rose | Power Egg | Psychic Wave | Rail Linker | Rainbow | Red Rock | Reserve Tank | Rhythm Machine | Road Star | Shinobi | Shooting Star | Skill Booster | Smile | Super Hang-On | Temptation | The Crazy | Throttle | Turbo Star | Type-J | Type-S | Type-W | Untouchable | Wanted | Wheel Custom | Wind Catcher | Wind Star | Yellow Tail
Gear Parts Air Ride | Angel/Devil | Attack Time UP | Auto Wall-Run | Base Stats UP | BGM Change | Bike | Durability UP | GC Boost UP | Ghost | GP Gain UP | GP Gauge UP | GP Usage UP | Grind | Item Rank +1 | Magnetic Barrier | Max Speed UP | Parts Lock | Ring Cap UP | Starting Speed UP | Status Trap | Tank | Throttle | Trick Rank +1 | Vision Trap | Wheel | Yacht
Moves and techniques
Air Ride | Attacks | Gravity Control | Gravity Dive | Grinding | Slide Turn | Trick
English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Jet, Shadow) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Dan Green ( | Knuckles, Storm) Bella Hudson ( | Wave, Mother computer) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Mike Pollock ( | Dr. Eggman) Kathleen Delaney ( | Rouge) Pete Capella ( | Silver) Rebecca Honig ( | Cream) Andrew Paull (
SCR-HD, SCR-GP, Master Core: ABIS)
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Daisuke Kishio ( | Jet) Chie Nakamura ( | Wave, Mother computer) Kenji Nomura ( | Storm, SCR-HD, SCR-GP, Master Core: ABIS) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Koji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Daisuke Ono ( | Silver) Nao Takamori (
Ark of the Cosmos | Babylon Garden | Babylonians | Barricade | Bashōsen | Car | Catapult | Catch Me If You Can | Crimson Tower | Crusher | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Gravity Point | Grind Rails | Havok | Item Box ( Attack, Colorball, Explosion, GP Boost, High Speed, Magnetic Barrier, Missile, Parts Lock, Ring, Speed Down) | Monopole | Mother computer | Ring | Slipstream | Time Attack | Time item | Trick Zone | Un-Gravitify | World Grand Prix | Zero Gravity Tracks: Sonic Riders Shooting Star Story Original Soundtrack
Main article | Gallery | Beta elements | Staff | Glitches | Re-releases ( Plus)
Sonic the Hedgehog ( Super Sonic) | Miles "Tails" Prower ( Super Tails) | Knuckles the Echidna ( Super Knuckles)
Dr. Eggman | Hard Boiled Heavies ( Heavy King, Heavy Gunner, Heavy Shinobi, Heavy Magician, Heavy Rider) | Phantom Heavies ( Phantom King, Phantom Gunner, Phantom Shinobi, Phantom Magician, Phantom Rider) | Animals ( Becky, Cucky, Flicky, Locky, Micky, Pecky, Picky, Pocky, Ricky, Rocky, Tocky, Wocky) | Jimmy
Zones Green Hill Zone | Chemical Plant Zone | Studiopolis Zone | Flying Battery Zone | Press Garden Zone | Stardust Speedway Zone | Hydrocity Zone | Mirage Saloon Zone | Oil Ocean Zone | Lava Reef Zone | Metallic Madness Zone | Titanic Monarch Zone | Egg Reverie Zone | Special Stage | Bonus Stage
Armadiloid | Aquis | Asteron | Ball Hog | Bat Brain | Blaster | Blastoid | Bugernaut | Bumpalo | Buzz Bomber | Cactula | Catakiller, Jr. | Chopper | Clucker | Crabmeat | Dango | Dragonfly | Eggrobo | Fireworm | Flasher mk.II | Gohla | Grabber | Hotaru | IceBomba | Iwamodoki | Jawz | Jellygnite | Juggle Saw | Kabasira | Kanabun | Madmole | Matryoshka-Bom | Mecha-Bu | Mega Chopper | Mic Drop | Moto Bug | Newtron | Octus | Poh-Bee | Pointdexter | RattleKiller | Rexon | Roller mk.II | Scarab | Sentry Bug | Shutterbug | Silver Sonic | Spiny | Splats | TechnoSqueek | Toxomister | Tubinaut | Turbo Spiker | Turbo Turtle | Vultron | Wall Crawl | Woodrow
DD Wrecker | Amoeba Droid | Heavy Gunner | Big Squeeze | Shiversaw | Hotaru Hi-Watt | Dive Eggman | Uber Caterkiller | Meter Droid | Drillerdroid | Egg Pistons mk.II | Crimson Eye
Death Egg Robot | Mean Bean Machine | Weather Globe | Spider Mobile | Heavy Shinobi | Metal Sonic | Laundro-Mobile | Heavy Magician | Mega Octus | Heavy Rider | Heavy King | Gachapandora | Phantom Egg | Phantom King and Klepto Mobile
Bounce Jump | Climb | Double Jump | Drop Dash | Fireball Spin Dash | Glide | Insta-Shield | Propeller Flying | Ring Spark Field | Spin Dash | Spin Attack | Spin Jump | Super Peel Out | V. Maximum Overdrive Attack
Gimmicks and obstacles
Beanstalk | Bomb | Bumper | Bungee Rope | Bumper wall | Capsule | Catapult | Conveyor Belt | Crusher | Dash Panel | Fan | Fireball Cannon | Flipper | Flywheel | Goal Plate | High-speed warp tube | Ice Spring | Platform-raising Wheel | Pulley | Ruby Mist | Seesaw | Size Beam | Snowblower | Spiked ball | Spikes | Spring | Star Post | Switch | Transport | Vine | Zip Line
Air Bubbles | Chaos Emerald | Giant Ring | Giant spear | Klepto Mobile | Little Planet flowers | Master Emerald | Metal Sonic Projector | Medallion | Monitor ( Aqua Shield, Hyper Ring, Eggman Mark, Flame Shield, Invincibility, Player Swap, Power Sneakers, Random, S, Shield, Super Ring, Thunder Shield) | Phantom Ruby | Ring | Robot teleporter | Sphere | Star Circle | Time Warp Plate | UFO | Warp Point
Angel Island | Auto Running | Continue | Death Egg Robot | Debug Mode | Freeze | Level Select | Little Planet | Mega Mack | Perfect Bonus | Shuttle loop | ( Sonic Mania Adventures Sonic Returns) | Time Attack | Time Over | Tornado | Tunnelbot | Winding Tunnel
Main article | Script | Gallery | Staff | Beta elements
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Classic Sonic ( Classic Super Sonic) | Avatar | Shadow (Episode Shadow)
Resistance ( Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Team Chaotix ( Vector, Espio, Charmy), Silver, Team Dark ( Shadow, Rouge, Omega)) | Dr. Eggman | Infinite | Orbot | Cubot | Metal Sonic | Chaos | Zavok | Animals ( Cucky, Flicky, Pecky, Picky, Pocky, Ricky, Rocky)
Wisps Blue Wisp | Green Wisp | Indigo Wisp | Ivory Wisp | Red Wisp | Violet Wisp | White Wisp | Yellow Wisp
World Map regions
Chemical Plant | City | Death Egg | Eggman Empire Fortress | Green Hill | Metropolis | Mystic Jungle
Lost Valley | Spaceport | Ghost Town | Prison Hall | VS. Zavok | Egg Gate | Arsenal Pyramid | Luminous Forest | VS. Infinite | Green Hill | VS. Eggman | Park Avenue | Casino Forest | Aqua Road | Sunset Heights | Capital City | VS. Infinite | Chemical Plant | Red Gate Bridge | Guardian Rock | Network Terminal | Death Egg | Metropolitan Highway | Null Space | Imperial Tower | Mortar Canyon | VS. Infinite | Iron Fortress | Final Judgement | VS. Death Egg Robot
Episode Shadow Enemy Territory | Eggman's Facility | Virtual Reality
Secret Fire Cannon 1 | Vanish Panel 1 | Bomb Block 1 | Plasma Cannon 1 | Laser Cannon 1 | Reverse Block 1
Extra Flying Pod | Bomb Block 2 | Laser Cannon 2 | Reverse Block 2 | Vanish Panel 2 | Fire Cannon 2 | Plasma Cannon 2
Aero-Chaser | Buzz Bomber | Chopper | Egg Pawn | Egg Tank | Egg Walker | Galaga Bee | Moto Bug | Missile Pod | Nebula | Sandworm | Sprinkler | Valkeen
Death Egg Robot | Eggman | Egg Dragoon | Infinite | Metal Sonic | Zavok
Air Boost | Boost | Crouch | Double Boost | Double Jump | Drop Dash | Grind Step | Grinding | Homing Attack | Quick Step/Cartwheel | Skydiving | Slide | Super Sonic Boost | Spin Dash | Spin Jump | Stomp | Triple Boost | Wall Jump | Wire Attack
Gimmicks and obstacles
Balloon | Bumper | Bumper wall | Catapult | Conveyor Belt | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Flipper | Flywheel | Goal | Goal Plate | Grind Rail | High-speed warp tube | Hint Ring | List of pinball obstacles | Pinball Shooter | Pulley | Ramp | Rainbow Ring | Ring Shooter | Slot Machine | Spiked ball | Spikes | Spring | Spring Pole | Star Post | Wide Spring | Wire Target | Zip Line
Air Bubbles | Blue Ring | Capsule | Container | Costume | Medal | Meteorite | Monitors ( Invincibility, Power Sneakers, Shield, Super Ring) | Number Ring | Red Star Ring | Ring | Silver Moon Ring | Wisp Capsule
Wispons Asteroid | Burst | Cube | Drill | Hover | Lightning | Void
OST / Vocal / Hi-Res Collection /
The Vinyl Cutz Fist Bump | Infinite | Fighting Onward | Nowhere to Run | Justice | Moonlight Battlefield | Virtual Enemies | Set in Motion | Fading World | The Light of Hope | Rhythm And Balance | Supporting Me
Boost Gauge | Chaos Control | Challenge Mission | Daily Mission | Death Crab | Death Egg | Death Egg Robot | Death Egg Robot sentinel | Death Queen | Egg Dragoon | Egg Mobile | Eggman Army | Eggman Empire | Eggman Fleet | Experience | Fan | Health Gauge | Jackal Squad | Mega Mack | Miles Electric | Operation Big Wave | Phantom Ruby | Phantom Ruby prototype | Real-Time Interaction | Replica | Resistance HQ | Sandworm | Skills | ( Sonic Forces digital comic Moment of Truth, Stress Test, Looming Shadow, Rise of Infinite) | | Sonic Forces: Speed Battle SOS Mission | Time Over | War to Take Back the Planet | Winding Tunnel | Wisp Gauge