Dark blue, light blue
Shutterbug  is an enemy that appears in [note 1] . It is a mass-produced, fly-based Sonic Mania Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.
The Shutterbugs are fly-based
Badniks whose bodies are designed after a camera. They are mainly navy blue with a pair of light blue wings and four light blue legs each. They also have a giant camera lens on their mouths, a pair of blue eyes, and a large round flash on their foreheads that they use to flash brightly at their opponents.
The Shutterbug appears in both Acts of
Studiopolis Zone. In gameplay, they simply glide around the playable characters in midair (similar to the Whisps in ) and will take pictures of them. While their picture-taking skills are nice, it is not enough for the player, as a simple Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Spin Jump will defeat these Badniks. Upon their destruction, they release an Animal.
Powers and abilities
Thanks to their wings, Shutterbugs are capable of flight. Their design also allows them to take pictures, like actual cameras.
Allowing a Shutterbug to take a picture of the player ten times awards the player with the "The Most Famous Hedgehog in the World" Achievement/Trophy in .
Sonic Mania "Shutterbug" is not only a nod to the word " shutter" (the act of taking a picture by using light to capture a permanent image), but it also defines an avid amateur photographer.
↑ While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the
PC release of refers to this enemy as "Shutterbug". Sonic Mania
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