|Eggmobile (Wrecking Ball, aka Checker Wrecker Ball)|
Sonic facing Robotnik in the wrecking ball Eggmobile.
An Eggmobile equipped with a massive, checker-board pattern wrecking ball.
The Eggmobile is the boss of the Green Hill Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit). It is piloted by Doctor Robotnik and equipped with a massive, checker-board pattern wrecking ball that hangs suspended from its underside by a chain, swinging back and forth. Sonic has to hop on the two floating platforms and hit the Eggmobile eight times in order to defeat this boss. This version of the Eggmobile is by far Robotnik's most famous machine in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and has reappeared in many other games.
Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)Edit
The battle takes place at the end of the third Act of the Green Hill Zone on a flat piece of grass with two floating platforms above it. Robotnik will fly back and forth across the screen, swinging the wrecking ball from side to side. To defeat him, Sonic must leap onto one of the floating platforms and then spin jump onto Robotnik eight times. This will destroy the Eggmobile, as well as the chain and wrecking ball itself. Robotnik will flee, allowing Sonic to open the Egg Capsule and complete the level.
Sonic & KnucklesEdit
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode IEdit
The wrecking ball Eggmobile is the first boss of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. Upon taking five hits (Splash Hill) or one hit (E.G.G. Station) of damage, Eggman will retract the ball and flip 360 degrees, slamming it down where Sonic is. However, this also leaves him vulnerable as he retracts the wrecking ball again, preparing for another attack.
In other mediaEdit
Adventures of Sonic the HedgehogEdit
Sonic the ComicEdit
The wrecking ball Eggmobile also appeared in an early issue of Sonic the Comic. Doctor Robotnik piloted the wrecking ball Eggmobile after brainwashing Tails and turning him into the cyborg Robofox. Robotnik nearly defeated Sonic the Hedgehog, who had been caught unawares by Robofox, until Tails broke through the brainwashing and destroyed the Eggmobile with a powerful Spin Attack.
A group of badniks in the Marble Zone later had one of the checker-pattern wrecking balls (which they referred to merely as "one of [their] Master's weights"), which they threatened to use to crush the squirrel Tufftee.
Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics)Edit
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, the wrecking ball makes an appearance (under the moniker of "checker-wrecker ball") in the first story of the original miniseries as one of the machines Dr. Robotnik uses in attempt to defeat Sonic the Hedgehog. It backfires however, when Sonic uses a Power Ring to defeat Robotnik, causing the wrecking ball to crush his Egg-O-Matic.
It is later used by Snively in the Genesis arc, after the world is reset by Eggman, but Sonic quickly disposes of it.
|Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive) bosses|
|Wrecking ball (Green Hill) | Fireball weapon (Marble) | Spike weapon (Spring Yard) | Retreat (Labyrinth) | Mine dropper (Star Light) | Final Zone|