The Air Saucer (エアソーサー Easōsā?) is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a form of transportation used by the Black Arms which Shadow the Hedgehog can utilize for himself.
The Air Saucer is a one-manned floating black disk with a red trim on the outer rim of the disk. It features six blades that rotate when in use. According to E-123 Omega, they float without using thrust or engine components.
In Shadow the Hedgehog, the Air Saucers are used primarily by the Black Arms to cross hazardous surfaces such as lava or acid. It is damaged by enemy bullets and by bumping into walls and obstacles. They are commonly ridden by Black Assassins and are mostly seen in the Black Comet stages.
Shadow can jump on and commandeer an Air Saucer if he can defeat the Black Arms riding it. With it, the player can cross fatal liquids which flow through the levels. While the player can make the Air Saucer jump, it cannot reach as high as Shadow's Spin Jump though the player can perform a Double Jump. Making contact with a weapon while riding an Air Saucer will cause the player to immediately take it, even if they already had a weapon.
While on an Air Saucer, the player can use the following controls to maneuver:
|Control stick||Left analog stick||Left thumbstick||Steer|
|Jump >||Jump >||Jump >||Double Jump|
- Shadow the Hedgehog (Nintendo GameCube) United States instruction booklet, pg. 22.
- Shadow the Hedgehog (Nintendo GameCube) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 35.
- Sega Studio USA (18 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. PlayStation 2. Sega. Area/Level: Lava Shelter. "Omega: Object airborne without use of thrust or engine components. Does not compute."
- Shadow the Hedgehog (PlayStation 2) Australian instruction booklet, pg. 20.