Turbo Spiker,[1] later known in Japan as Yadrin Jet (ヤドリンジェット Yadorin Jetto?),[2] is an enemy that appears in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. It is a mass-produced hermit crab-based Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.



Based on the hermit crab, the Turbo Spikers have dark red and yellow armor with large eyes on thin eyestalks on their head. They have a large spiky cone-like missile on their back and they move around using continuous tracks on each side of their body, which run between two wheels; one is small and one is bigger.


Turbo Spikers are found in Hydrocity Zone, where they roll along the ground. When the player gets close, a Turbo Spiker turns back and fires its cone missile upward. After that, it retreats and moves back and forth. The player should not jump when the Turbo Spiker launches its missile, and only attack right after it is without it.

The player will take damage by rolling into a Turbo Spiker when it has its cone missile attached to it. However, it becomes vulnerable after firing it, making it easy to defeat with any kind of move.

In other media

Sonic the Comic

A Turbo Spiker appeared in the Fleetway's Sonic the Comic, as one of several Badniks about to be melted down by Doctor Ivo Robotnik as punishment for failing him.[3]



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