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The Tamabboh (タマッボー?)[note 1] is an enemy that appears in Sonic the Hedgehog CD. They are a stink bug-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.

Appearance

Tamabbohs are based on stink bugs and they resemble closely Moto Bugs. They have blue metallic round body with a round red disk covering their forehead, no limbs, and yellow wheels with red hubcaps near the rear. A pair of grey projectile cannons are located on their back. Below their forehead cover they have black and featureless faces except for a pair of black eyes. They also have yellow buttons on both sides of their head.

Overview

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In Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Tamabbohs only appear in Palmtree Panic. In gameplay, they roll back and forth. Eventually, they will stop to fire two sparkling projectiles from their cannons (similar to a Crabmeat), for then to repeat their pattern.

In the Bad Future or sometimes in the present timeframe of the Rounds, these Badniks have not decayed (unlike most other Badniks in the game) so their physical appearance remains the same. However, they move slower and cannot fire their projectiles despite trying to. Tamabbohs can easily be defeated with a simple Spin Jump or Spin Attack. Like every Badnik in the game, they are powered by Little Planet flower seeds which will pop out of them after being defeated.

Notes

  1. While not listed in any instruction manuals, the July 1993 issue of Beep! MegaDrive (ビープ!メガドライブ) refers to this enemy as "タマッボー". All other enemy names in the magazine article match up with their official names in the instruction manuals.