Appearances in other media
Blue, grey, yellow
Levitation Orbital spiked balls
Star Pointer  ( is an enemy that appears in アイスダス  Aisudasu , lit. "Icedus") ? . It is a mass-produced, sea urchin-based Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik, and a variant of the Orbinaut series.
The Star Pointers resemble
Orbinauts with a light-grey color scheme and an orange line across their spherical body. Unlike the Orbinauts though, the Star Pointers have four balls made of ice orbiting their body rather than spiked balls.
The Star Pointers appear only in
IceCap Zone, where they slowly move around. When seeing the player however, the Star Pointers will slowly fire their orbiting ice balls one at a time at the playable character. Like the typical Orbinaut, the Star Pointers become vulnerable once all their ice balls are gone.
If the player possesses the
Thunder Shield, the Star Pointers' ice balls will disintegrate upon impacting the shield. Alternatively, the player can go through the ice balls to defeat the Star Pointers directly, although they will at greater risk of taking damage. The player can also use the Insta-Shield to defeat the Star Pointers while still surrounded by their ice balls with the right timing.
In other media
Sonic the Comic
Star Pointer in
. Art by Sonic the Comic Mike Hadley and John M Burns.
Star Pointers make a short appearance in
Fleetway's Sonic the Comic #41, joining up with Penguinators in an assault on the Ice Cap Zone against Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles the Echidna.
The Star Pointer in the
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, the Star Pointers were first featured in as a part of the Sonic the Hedgehog #276 Artika Egg Army's attack force.
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