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The Galaga Bee[note 1] is a recurring enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced bee-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.

Appearance

Based on honey bees, Galaga Bees have black and yellow armor with four thin legs and a pair of yellow wings. Additionally, Galaga Bees wear orange and green pilot glasses and have antennae with thick ends.

In Sonic Forces, the bees have rockets on both sides, honeycomb hexagon wings, different textures and body shape.

Game appearances

Sonic Lost World

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Sonic defeating Galaga Bees one at a time while receiving an increasing amount of points.

The Galaga Bees made their first appearance in the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World. In gameplay, Galaga Bees are found in Desert Ruins Zone 2 and Sky Road Zone 1. Inside the honeycomb tunnels of Desert Ruins Zone 2, swarms of Galaga Bees will pop out from holes in the walls and start flying forward in lines, looking out for the player. In Sky Road Zone 1, Galaga Bees fly in lines within tubular routes. Some swarms fly directly forward while others circle around the tubular routes.

The player can attack Galaga Bee swarms using a Focused Homing Attack. When doing so, Sonic charges forward and defeats these Badniks quickly one by one as he skips up their line while receiving an increasing amount of points for each Galaga Bee (in order: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200). In Sky Road Zone 1, the player has to use the Focused Homing Attack on Galaga Bee swarms to cross wide bottomless pits along the tubular routes.

Sonic Forces

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Galaga Bees in Sonic Forces.

In Sonic Forces, the Galaga Bees received a more modernized look. In this game, they make an appearance in the Episode Shadow DLC, where they are encountered in Enemy Territory and Virtual Reality.

Like in Sonic Lost World, Galaga Bees are flying one after another in gameplay. When a player attacks them with the Homing Attack, Shadow starts to destroy the whole group by Spin Attacking them one by one. This way, the player can overcome long distances and cross dangerous obstacles.

Trivia

  • Like many new enemies in Sonic Lost World, the name of the Galaga Bees has not been listed in any official sources. Instead, it is referred to in the game's source code.[note 1]
  • On the map icon of Desert Ruins Zone 2, a Galaga Bee can be seen flying around it.
  • The Badnik's name is a nod to the 1981 arcade shooter game, Galaga.

Gallery

Gallery

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 In-game's source code contains multiply named variations of the enemy which include Galaga Beenor, Galaga Beegar, Galaga Beecar and Galaga Beespe. All of these can be the same enemy with only different behaving patterns.

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