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Not to be confused with Spiker (Sonic the Hedgehog 2).

The Spiker (スパイカー Supaikā?),[1][2] also known in Japan as Togemane (トゲマネ?),[3][4] is an enemy that appears in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. It is a mass-produced Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.

Appearance

The Spiker is disguised as a generic set of spikes, except that its lower half has an orange body with eyes and cannons on its sides.

Overview

Spiker-Sprite-Sonic-3

Spikers can only be encountered in Marble Garden Zone, where they hide their bodies in the ground while their spikes stick out. When the player approaches one, the Spiker's lower body pops out of the ground and fires flashing projectiles in the player's direction from both side of its body. These projectiles can be deflected by any of the three shields available in the game.

Surprisingly, the spikes on the Spikers do not inflict damage. Instead, jumping on them makes the playable character bounce into the air, similar to a Spring. To defeat the Spikers, the player can Spin Dash or Spin Attack them from the sides.

In other media

Sonic the Comic

In the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions, the Spiker is a part of Dr. Robotnik's Badnik army and they are among the third generation of Badniks the doctor produced. Depending on the artist, the Spiker's coloration has been altered slightly each times.

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References

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles

Main articles (Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic 3 & Knuckles) | Gallery (Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles) | Beta elements | Staff (Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles)

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