Needle Man awaits Sonic at the bottom of a long, ring-filled slope in Act 4 of Labyrinth of the Factory. A cluster of miniature Needle Men fly through the arena before the boss himself appears. This robot lumbers around with a large spiked shield protecting its front side. As it trudges around, spikes from the shield fire off one-by-one. Needle Man is defeated in ten hits. Sonic collects a Chaos Emerald upon destruction of Needle Man.
- In the Capcom game Mega Man 3, there is a Robot Master who is also named Needle Man.