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The Bugernaut[1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, horsefly-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and the counterpart of the Bugernaut from an alternate dimension set in the recent past.

Appearance

Based on horseflies, Bugernauts have a small blue body with a pair of large superposition eyes, four big wings and a cylinder-shaped abdomen on their back.

Overview

Two Bugernauts in Hydrocity Zone Act 1, from Sonic Mania.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, Bugernauts are enemies found in both Acts of Hydrocity Zone. In gameplay, they come in two sizes: a larger Bugernaut, which may be followed by a smaller one. Bugernauts remain stationary above water surfaces, but will start buzzing around and charge at the playable characters when they approach them. When the player defeats a larger Bugernaut, the small Bugernaut becomes vulnerable and seeks out the nearest larger Bugernaut to follow it. If there are no large Bugernauts nearby, the smaller one flies away.

The player is able to destroy Bugernauts by attacking them with a Spin Jump. Upon their destruction, they will release an Animal and award the player with 100 points.

Powers and abilities

With their wings, the Bugernauts are capable of flight.

See also

References

  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Mania". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 255. ISBN 978-1506719276.

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