Fireball cannon in the
Fireball Cannons are a type of obstacle attached to walls of some levels. They shoot fireballs in a straight line. Upon contact, they immediately damage the playable character.
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
The Fireball Cannons first appeared in
. In this game, the Fireball Cannons shoot fireballs every three seconds. They are first encountered in Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Marble Zone Act 2 and later in Star Light Zone, albeit with a different appearance but same function.
Sonic & Knuckles
, the Fireball Cannons appeared in Sonic & Knuckles Lava Reef Zone where they serve the same function to launch fireballs in the air, damaging the player on contact. However, if the player has the Flame Shield he/she will not be damaged.
Apperances in other media
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
A Fireball Cannon appeared in the episode "
The Last Resort" where Scratch and Grounder used it as a trap for Sonic but it failed and hit the volcano, which made a rock fall on them.
Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series)
A fireball was fired from a cannon in the episode "
Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)
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