For other uses of the term "Egg Launcher," see
Egg Launcher (disambiguation).
Appearances in other media
Egg Launcher (H) is an enemy that first appeared in . They are a model of Sonic Unleashed Badniks created by Dr. Eggman which can fire up to two large homing missiles horizontally at their opponents.
The Egg Launchers are humanoid robots with a torso in the shape of a
prolate spheroid lying down and have a small and flat head with a single eye on top of it. On each side of their body, they have a rolling joint with a bar attached which bends perpendicularly near the attachment to the body, and have a large and bulky homing missile attached to the end of the of the bar. On the bottom of their torso, they have a vertical bar connected to it with a pair of legs with flat feet attached to the sides. They are all colored vermilion and peach-orange, and have cyan eyes.
The Egg Launchers made their first appearance in both the
PlayStation 3/ Xbox 360 version and PlayStation 2/ Nintendo Wii version of . They can only be encountered in the daytime Sonic Unleashed Action Stages/ Stages.
In gameplay, the Egg Launchers attack the player by shooting their missiles directly at
Sonic. Once launched, the missiles will lock onto Sonic (which is signified by a green target appearing over Sonic on the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version) and home onto him over limited distances until Sonic is either hit by them or gets out of range, even after the Egg Launcher who fired them is destroyed. After the Egg Launchers have fired their two missiles, they cannot launch any more, but they can still attack the player up close by spinning.
The Egg Launchers reappeared in the console/
PC version of . In this game, they can only be encountered in Sonic Generations Rooftop Run. In gameplay, their attack patterns and the mechanics behind them are the same as they were in Sonic Unleashed. When discovering Sonic, they will spin in their place before shooting their missile shortly after.
Powers and abilities
The Egg Launchers can fire up to two large and destructive missiles with homing features from their arms which can follow their targets over limited distances. However, they cannot reload their missiles after launching them.
In other media
An Egg Launcher (H), from
. Sonic the Hedgehog #281
Egg Launcher (H) made a brief appearance in the
comic series published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. It debuted in and has since made its only appearance in that issue. During the Sonic the Hedgehog #281 Shattered World Crisis, an Egg Launcher, led by its Horde Commander, Silver Sonic, would fight against five Freedom Fighters - Sonic, Sally, Antoine, Big, and Cream- on Dragon Road in Chun-Nan, but failed to defeat them.
The "H" suffix in the Egg Launcher's name stands for "horizontal", which is a reference to how they fire their missiles horizontally.
The torso of the Egg Launcher bears resemblance to a missile, a weapon which Egg Launchers use for combat.
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