The Hot Shot is more powerful than the Big Foot and has stronger armaments. Not only does it have homing missiles, hover jets and a machine gun, but it is also equipped with a lock-on energy beam cannon that can create a small explosion upon impact.
Combat weight: 116,900 lbs.
Full length: 16.6 ft.
Width: 10.2 ft.
Height: 18.1 ft.
Power Plant: GUN F-series Diesel Engine / Two GUN R-series turbofan engines
Road: 42 mph
Air: 90 mph (?)
One 200mm Long-Range Beam Cannon
One M-32A1 22mm Gatling gun
Two four AIM-120C Advanced Medium-Range air-to-surface Missiles
Chobham-type armor on glacis and turret and armored bulkheads between turret and engine
Depleted uranium armor in production
Automatic fire detection and suppression
Collective overpressure Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC) protection
GVDR-1A radiological warning device
It appears only in the Dark Story, trying to destroy Shadow after he was released from Iron Gate by Eggman. Shadow likewise proceeded to fight and destroy it to demonstrate to Eggman a taste of the power he possessed.
Hot Shot begins the fight by taking to the air and flying in a circular path around the area. Hot Shot is capable of releasing gunfire during flight which can damage Shadow, even when he is using the spin dash. When Hot Shot lands, it normally fires missiles from the modules on its shoulders. After launching the missiles, Hot Shot is vulnerable and completely open to attacks. Hot Shot also possesses a charge shot which takes approximately 5 seconds to charge (nearing the corners). It uses a recite to aim at Shadow and thus, can be avoided by paying attention to the reticle. When landing a successful third hit at him, he will charge up his shots and increase its numbers. Four hits are required to defeat him.
As an easier way to defeat him in less than a minute, the player can jump onto the top of container before he destroys it, and launch a Homing Attack at the Hot Shot.
↑ 1.01.11.2Sega. Screen shots / Boss Battle. Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved on 1 September 2015. “A security defense military fighter with bi-pedal locomotion. Hot Shot is more powerful than Big Foot and has stronger armaments. Not only does it have homing missiles, hover jets and a machine gun, but it's also equipped with a lock-on energy beam cannon. The military is ordered to seek and destroy Shadow who has broken into the security area. Hot Shot belongs to the Spider troop.”