The Catapult is a gimmick that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a ballistic device used to launch the playable character.
When using this gimmick, Sonic the Hedgehog insert himself via Spin Attack-form. With the player holding the Wii Remote in vertical position, Sonic can be thrown across great distances. How far Sonic goes depends on how the player swings the Wii Remote; if the player swings powerfully, Sonic will be launched to the right position and continues onto the level. However, if the player swings poorly, Sonic will either fall into a bottomless pit or not reach the selected destination.
- In SegaSonic the Hedgehog, Landslide Limbo features a similar-looking set of wooden catapults that the player has to use to cross over pits.