Red, yellow, light green
Scarab ( スカラベ ) ? [note 1] is an enemy in the  . They are mass-produced scarab beetle-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badniks created by Dr. Eggman.
Scarabs are based on
Scarabaeidaes (also called scarab beetles), although they bear little resemblance to them. They have an ellipsoid-shaped light green body with a red plating across their forehead and back, and a pair of black-eyed black-rimmed eyes on the front. They also have no limbs, except for a pair of long insect legs on their rear for moving them around.
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A Scarab carrying an
, Scarabs are found in Sonic the Hedgehog CD Metallic Madness. In gameplay, they simply move back and forth, and have no offensive attacks. Instead, if the player tries attacking a Scarab from the rear, it will crab the playable character (without causing damage), force them into the Spin Attack and launch them in the opposite direction. Occasionally, they may also carry Item Boxes. To defeat a Scarab, the player must attack it from above with the Spin Jump.
In the Bad Future or sometimes the present timeframe of Metallic Madness, Scarabs have not decayed, but move much slower. Like every
Badnik in the game, they are powered by Little Planet flower seeds which will pop out of them when they are defeated.
, the Scarabs appear as enemies. In terms of design, they look exactly like they did in Sonic Mania . In this game, they only appear in Sonic the Hedgehog CD Metallic Madness Zone.
In gameplay, the Scarabs move back and fourth while carrying objects, just in their debut game. This time around however, they may carry around
spikes instead of Item Boxes. Because no Scarabs in this game are empty-handed and the spikes they carry cannot be destroyed, it is impossible for the player to be caught between their claws. Also, upon destroying a Scarab, it will release an Animal.
↑ While not listed in any instruction manuals, 1996
PC release of refers to this Badnik as "scarab". Sonic the Hedgehog CD
PC version of listed the enemy as "Scarab" according to the internal files of the game. Sonic Mania
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