- You may be looking for Drill Eggman II, the boss of the Mystic Cave Zone, or the Drill Mobile from the Marble Garden Zone.
Drill Eggman (ドリルエッグマン Doriruegguman?), also called Eggmobile Drill Machine (エッグモービル・ドリルマシン Eggumōbiru dorirumashin?), is the first boss encountered in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. It is a large car with a spinning drill attached to the front and appears at the end of the second act of the Emerald Hill Zone. It has later made appearance as one of mid-bosses in X-Zone of Sonic Advance. In both games, it is piloted by Doctor Eggman.
Drill Eggman is a red and grey colored vehicle with four wheels having sharp ends on wheel plates and a drill at front of the vehicle, though it mostly comprises a gray Eggmobile. The drill part is known to be floating part, as Eggman can launch the drill part as sort of slow missle towards the player. The front of the vehicle is very loosely similar in appearance to a mole.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Robotnik landing to the vehicle at the start of fight.
Large drill vehicle moving around the uneven terrain. The player has to hit eight times to defeat it.
Drill Eggman is known to be first boss featured at Emerald Hill Zone Act 2 in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The battle takes place on arena with palmtrees and slightly uneven terrain. At the beginning of the boss fight, Doctor Robotnik arrives in his Eggmobile (which unusually flies by means of helicopter-style rotor blades), which attaches to the drill vehicle. Robotnik then proceeds to drive the drill car back and forth across the screen.
Robotnik is vulnerable to a simple Spin Attack on his head. The player is able to hit from behind, while the player has to watch out the drill part. After being hit six times, the doctor laughs and shoots the drill-bit straight off the car. Two final hits are required to destroy the machine, after which the scientist detaches his Eggmobile from the vehicle and flies away. The player can then open the zone's capsule and complete the level.
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Eggman's Eggmobile Drill Machine in X-Zone.
The return of the Drill Machine with same features. The player has to hit four times to defeat it.
After many years, the Drill Eggman appears again in Sonic Advance as one of recycled bosses featured at X-Zone. Drill Eggman, which in the game is known as the Eggmobile Drill Machine (エッグモービル・ドリルマシン?), is the second boss of X-Zone, and is once again piloted by Doctor Eggman.
However there are slight differences now. In the beginning of the fight, Eggman is already seen in the Eggmobile Drill Machine, when it arrives to the battle arena. The arena itself is flat, which makes the fight even more easier. This version takes only four hits to be destroyed, while like in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, it shoots its drill part towards the player. After destroying the Eggmobile Drill Machine completely, the player is able to progress further in the X-Zone and to the the latest machine, that Eggman has prepared for the last.
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
In the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog episode "Subterranean Sonic", the loosely similar mobile with four large wheels and large drill claw is seen to be pilot by Grounder. It is created by Doctor Robotnik.
- In Sonic Jam compilation, Drill Eggman is one of three bosses, that the player will encounter in easy mode of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. While having identical attack pattern, it only takes three hits to defeat it.