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Mecha-Bu (, or メカブ   Mekabu ) ? Robot Beetle, is an enemy in the  . They are beetle-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik models created by Dr. Eggman.
The Mecha-Bus resemble
Japanese rhinoceros beetles. They have a blue body with two yellow, red-capped rear-wheels and two small grey forelimbs which have small black wheels with red caps for hands. On the front they have a black face with two black eyes, a yellow jaw cap and yellow helmet. Attached to their face is a horn with a buzz-saw.
Sonic the Hedgehog CD
, Mecha-Bus can only be found at Sonic the Hedgehog CD Metallic Madness . In gameplay, they roll slowly along the ground, raising and lowering their buzz-saw horns. However, they are unable to turn around, which makes them vulnerable to attacks on the rear. When attacking, the player has to avoid their buzz-saw.
In the Bad Future or sometimes in the present timeline of the
Rounds, Mecha-Bus are one of the few Badniks who do not show decay, thus remaining pristine in appearance. However, such Mecha-Bus still cannot move their buzz-saws. Like every Badnik in the game, they are powered by Little Planet flower seeds which will pop out of them after being defeated.
, Mecha-Bus appear as enemies. In terms of design, they look like their pristine versions in their debut appearance. In this game, they only appear in both Acts of Sonic Mania Metallic Madness Zone.
In gameplay, the Mecha-Bus basically behave like in their debut appearance: they roll along the ground, raising and lowering their buzz saws. However, they are now more aggressive and faster than before. Also, upon destroying a Mecha-Bu, it will release an
In an cinematic ending animation during the game's credits, the Mecha-Bus are seen residing in Wacky Workbench despite not appearing there in gameplay.
( Sonic the Hedgehog CD Sega Mega-CD) Japanese instruction manual pg. 32.
PC version of listed the enemy as "MechaBu" according to the internal files of the game. Sonic Mania ↑
The Robot Beetle moves around brandishing its horn with integral circular saw at enemies! - Sonic the Hedgehog CD PC port help file.
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