Water walking Spike protrusion
Sweeper (, スイープ Suīpu , lit. "Sweep") ? also known as the  E-03 Sweeper, [ is a recurring enemy in the ] citation needed . It is a mass-produced Sonic the Hedgehog series E-Series robot created by Dr. Eggman that is designed to glide along water surfaces.
Physically, Sweepers resemble
water striders. These robots have elongated, mechanical legs connected between their only head and torso. They also have a pair of eyes, a small gray needle nose and a red-glowing siren on their head.
A Sweeper in
. Sonic Adventure
First appearing in
and Sonic Adventure , Sweepers appear only in Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut Sonic's version of Emerald Coast and Twinkle Park. In gameplay, they simply skim along the surface of water sections, but if the player gets close, they will approach Sonic and attack with their pointy noses. The player can easily defeat them using the Spin Jump or Homing Attack.
Modern Sonic leaping over a pair of Sweepers in the Nintendo 3DS version of . Sonic Generations
Nintendo 3DS version of , Sweepers are encountered yet again in Sonic Generations Emerald Coast. Lke in , they are skimming across local water sections. The player can easily defeat them using the Sonic Adventure Homing Attack or Boost.
Powers and abilities
The Sweepers can skim across water surfaces quickly. They also has a sharp nose that is perfect for skewering their foes.
Bryan Stratton (17 June 2003). "Sonic the Hedgehog's Action Stages". . Prima Games. p. 16. Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut: Prima's Official Strategy Guide ISBN 978-0761542865.
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