The Phantom Gunner[1] is a boss that appears in Sonic Mania. It is a modified state of the Heavy Gunner which he assumed in the Titanic Monarch Zone. He is also a member of the Phantom Heavies.


The Phantom Gunner still retains the Heavy Gunner's police officer aesthetic, with his biggest difference now being his missing appendages. Instead, the Phantom Gunner possesses a giant blue jetpack that contains a missile launcher.


During their climactic fight with the Phantom Egg, Sonic, Tails and Knuckles got transported to a different room where they fought the Phantom Gunner. Their fight was a brief one though, as Sonic and co. returned to their fight with the Phantom Egg before the Phantom Gunner could finish them.

Powers and abilities

The Phantom Gunner is capable of flight and possesses a giant rocket stash on his jetpack that can fire different kinds of missiles. Some of these missiles can be fired back at him.





  1. Live Sonic Mania Developer Playthrough. Stealth (20 August 2017). Retrieved on 22 August 2017.

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