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Akatento (赤テント[1] Aka tento?) is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, ladybug-like Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman and a variant of the Moto Bug.

Appearance

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The Akatentos are based on ladybugs. They have round, red body armor much like Moto Bugs, but with black spots similar to ladybugs, and gray edges. They also have wide, cartoony eyes, yellow bodies, and a yellow tailpipe. Like Moto Bugs, the Akatentos mode of transportation is a single black wheel underneath their bodies. However, unlike Moto Bugs, they do not have arms.

Game appearances

Sonic Advance 3

The first appearance of the Akatentos were in Sonic Advance 3, where they appear as enemies. They are only encountered in Route 99.

In gameplay, Akatentos behave more simply than Moto Bugs, as they will not even chase the playable character if they spot them. Rather, they only move backwards and forwards within a certain area without stopping; therefore, the only way to get hit by a Akatento is to touch it accidentally. Otherwise, they pose no threat. The player can easily take them out with a simple attack, like a Spin Jump or a Spin Attack. Upon their defeat, the Akatentos release a Ring, but they will not award the player any points.

Sonic Jump series

Sonic Jump

In Sonic Jump, the Akatentos appear as enemies. In this game, they only appear in Jungle Zone. In gameplay, the Akatentos only fly left and right. In order to destroy a Akatento, the player must jump into it from below; touching a Akatento while falling will cause Sonic to take damage.

Sonic Jump 2

In Sonic Jump 2, which serves as a remaster of its prequel, the Akatentos appear as enemies in the same location and behave in the same way as in their previous appearance.

Powers and abilities

Akatentos are some of Dr. Eggman's weakest Badniks. In addition, they are not equipped with any means of defense.

Variants

Aotento

Main article: Aotento
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The Aotento is a blue variant of the Akatento. Design-wise, they are exactly the same as the Akatentos, except that they have blue armor instead of red. Like the Akatentos, they appear in Sonic Advance 3.

Trivia

  • "Aka" means "red" in Japanese, whilst "tentō" is derived from "tentōmushi", the Japanese word for "ladybug".

Gallery

Screenshots

References

  1. (in Japanese) ソニックアドバンス3最強攻略ガイド. Shogakukan. July 2004. p. 20. ISBN 978-4091061737.

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