The Golems are large humanoid giants made entirely of lava, with cooled rock encasing their limbs like armor. They have extra large upper torsos, arms and hands with rock armor encasing their hands, wrists, shoulders, torso and their almost minuscule neckless heads. In particular, their armor is spiked on the wrists and back. They also have rock armor around their feet and lower legs resembling boots, with additional rock armor creeping up their left hip.
The Golem is one of the most powerful enemies in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). In gameplay, they possess two attacks―they can throw large lava balls at the player, or smash their fists into the ground to create small shockwaves.
The Golem's armor can deflect any lesser attacks, such as the Chaos Spear, Psycho Shock, Psycho Burst and Psycho Smash, so only moves like direct Homing Attacks, Bound Jumps, Chaos Attacks and thrown objects with Psychokinesis can damage them. However, the Golems have a weak spot on their head. Occasionally, they will open their "skulls" to reveal a glowing core, rendering them vulnerable to lesser attacks and being stunned when attacked. A Golem can take four hits before it is destroyed, after which they release Light Cores, but only requires half as many when attacking their weak spot directly.
Occasionally, a Golem's command system is linked to the lesser members of its kind, allowing them to commandeer them. At the same time, should the Golem be destroyed, all of its underlings will fall. There are rarely more than one of them in each location, and they usually appear after the weaker enemies nearby have been destroyed.
Like all of Iblis' minions, Golems are completely mindless and only exist to cause destruction wherever they are.
Powers and abilities
The Golems are arguably the toughest monsters conjured up by Iblis. They are coated in incredibly tough armor that can withstand many forms of attack, and are physically strong enough to create dangerous shockwaves by punching into the ground. They also have limited pyrokinetic abilities that let them manifest large, spiked lava balls which they can throw at their enemies.
↑Black, Fletcher (14 November 2006). "Enemy gallery • Monster Menagerie". Sonic the Hedgehog: Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 329. ISBN 978-0761555100. "Golems are lava giants, encased in cooled molten earth that acts as armor. This armor deﬂects lesser attacks, so only direct hits from Homing Attacks or thrown objects are enough to bring down this monster. The golem’s weak spot is the head. Occasionally, the golem will open the top of its “skull,” revealing a glowing lava core. It takes half as many hits to the weak spot to bring down a golem as attacking it directly. Golems have two attacks—they can throw large lava balls at enemies or smash their ﬁsts into the ground, releasing a small shockwave."
↑Sonic Team, Blindlight (24 November 2006). Sonic the Hedgehog. Xbox 360/PlayStation 3. Sega. Level/Area: Town Mission 8: Protect the Professor's Car. "Shadow the Hedgehog: Their command systems are linked... If I take out the leader, then they'll all fall."