He'll cut you in two with his blades of steel.
— Description, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal
The Buzz Saws are red snail-like robots. Their body consists of a large red eye with a slit-like pupil and green sclera, which has thick plating for eyelids, especially on top. They also have two round saw blades of steel with yellow and cyan outlines on the sides as wheels, and a thick shell covering their rear and some of the front.
Five millennia ago, the Buzz Saws were made by Lyric the Last Ancient in the Robot Facility to help him destroy the earth's lifeforms and conquer it. During an attack on the remaining Ancients however, the Buzz Saws were shut down when Lyric got imprisoned. In the present, they were recovered by Lyric after he was freed to search for the Crystal Shards and battle Team Sonic too.
The Buzz Saws are only encountered in Seaside Beach. In gameplay, they usually move back and forth idly. When they spot the player however, they will rev up and attempt to charge into the characters. Sometimes, they are equipped with purple shields that protect them from harm, which can be removed with the Enerbeam. The Buzz Saws' destruction is also only temporary, as new ones will later respawn to take their place. Additionally, the fifth Toy the player purchases from Q-N-C's Toy Shop will be a Buzz Saw figurine.
After Team Sonic and Shadow defeated Lyric, the Buzz Saws were stopped once more.
Powers and abilities
The Buzz Saws are equipped with saw blades sharp enough to cut a person in half. They usually use them to mow down their targets.
- The Buzz Saws' abilities and attack patterns are virtually identical to the Scuttles'.
- The Buzz Saws' appearance are similar to Moto Bugs. Its method of attack is also similar to the Moto Bug.
- SONIC BOOM. Characters: Lyric the Last Ancient. Archived from the original on 23 March 2016. Retrieved on 25 July 2014. “As seen in the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games, Lyric is the last of his kind from an ancient civilization who lived a millennium ago. His race was devoted to peacefully controlling the world’s resources. Driven mad by power, Lyric turned on his fellow Ancients and took control of the resources. Building an army of robots programmed to obey his every command, the deadly snake-like villain set out to destroy everything organic and create a world of twisted metal and robots. However, just before he could successfully take over, he was attacked by the last surviving Ancients and imprisoned forever. With his army shut down and his plans ruined, he waited in prison plotting his revenge. Years passed and Lyric began to give up hope. That is, until Sonic comes across him. Now with his army rebooted, and his plans in place, the only thing stopping Lyric from total victory is Sonic and his friends.”
- Sanzaru Games (21 November 2014). Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Nintendo 3DS. Sega. Area/Level: Sonic's Shack - Comic prequel.