The powerful steel shields these Egg Fighters carry can easily deflect most attacks. It would take a supersonic blast to knock away their defenses, or someone quick and clever enough to attack them from the rear. — Description, Sonic Unleashed
The Egg Fighter: Shields are identical to the standard Egg Fighter model. They have a torso in the shape of a hemisphere, with four flashlights arranged in a rectangle on their front and a flat cap-shaped head on top of it. They have relatively shot legs, with flat feet and circular ankles, and four-fingered arms that extend almost down to the ground. They are colored steel blue and silver, and have purple eyes.
Powers and abilities
As an Egg Fighter model, the Egg Fighter: Shields possess above average physical strength, enough to let them move barrels at least three times their own size and easily carry large steel shields.
The Egg Fighter: Shields are shown to possess a degree of hand-to-hand combat skills, being capable of engaging in close combat with others by using their bare fists. They are also efficient in using their shields defensively.
Each of the Egg Fighter: Shields carry a single large and powerful shield made of steel. These shields are mostly in the shape of a kite shield and are primarily colored yellow. They have a "T" shaped steel blue plating on the front surface, and have a steel blue-colored lower edge and silver-colored sides. They also have grey spikes on their two upper corners. These shields are highly durable, capable of withstanding a direct Homing Attack without a scratch.
The Egg Fighter: Shields are not as common as the standard Egg Fighter, but are still encountered fairly often. In gameplay, the Egg Fighter: Shields can use their shields to deflect a Homing Attack and minimize the damage from Skills.
In battle, the Egg Fighter: Shields primarily use their shields to defend themselves when attacked. When attacking themselves in the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version, the Egg Fighter: Shields uses their free hand to punch Sonic. When losing their shield, they will attack in the same manner as a regular Egg Fighter.
There are several ways to bypass the Egg Fighter: Shields' shields. On the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version, in the daytime Action Stages, the Egg Fighter: Shields can be attacked with the Homing Attack if the player strikes them before they can put up their shields, and in the nighttime Action Stages the shields can be broken if hit with strong combo attacks or be dropped when the player initiate a Critical Attack. Additionally, the shields cannot block a Sonic Boost or an attack from the rear, and deflecting a Homing Attack will leave them vulnerable to another.