These units fire horizontal missiles straight ahead at oncoming targets. The missile's homing feature makes them tough to dodge, but a well-timed Stomp or Sonic Boost can send them flying. — Description, Sonic Unleashed
The Egg Launcher (H) is an enemy that first appeared in Sonic Unleashed. They are a model of 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 join 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.
Powers and abilities
The Egg Launchers can fire up to two large and destructive missiles with homing features from their arms which will follow their target relentlessly, but not without limits. However, they cannot reload their missiles.
In gameplay, the Egg Launchers attack the player by shooting their missiles directly at Sonic. Once launched, their missiles will lock onto Sonic (which is signified by a green targeting appearing over Sonic on the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version) and start tracking him over limited distances, even after the Egg Launcher who fired them is destroyed, until they either hit him or he gets out of range. 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 Sonic Generations. In this game, they can only be encountered in 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.
The "H" suffix for 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 in which Egg Launchers use for combat.