Canister[1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, snail-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.


The Canisters are based on gastropods. They have an orange head with a mouth and two dark blue eyes connected to the body via orange cables. In place of a shell, they have a cyan film reel, with an extra reel on the rear as a tail. Also, they have a yellow focus lens placed upright on their film reel.


A Canister in Studiopolis Zone.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, Canisters appear in both Acts of Studiopolis Zone. In gameplay, they move along walls and shoot film stock pieces at the player. These stock pieces slowly fall to the ground, and each of them inflicts damage upon contact. A simple attack can defeat this Badnik, releasing an Animal inside.

Powers and abilities

The Canisters, as their name implies, are capable of fastening onto and climb vertical surfaces. They can also fire impossibly sharp film stock pieces as their main offense.

See also


  1. Live Sonic Mania Developer Playthrough. Stealth (20 August 2017). Retrieved on 23 October 2020. “Simon Thomley: And, uh, the snail with the, um, with the film canister rolling up walls, that one is called Canister.”

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