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The Egg Hammer[1] (エッグハンマー Eggu Hanmā?) is an enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a large Egg Pawn variant created by Dr. Eggman. While not common, these robots are some of the toughest robots ever produced by Dr. Eggman.

Appearance

On the console games, the standard Egg Hammer looks similar to the Egg Pawn, but is about three times larger and much heavier. They possess purple armor and a round torso with a black lower half and a thick collar around their neck. They also have two red bolts on their underbelly and large cup-shaped shoulders with round red spikes (similar to knobs). They also possess large hands and feet, yet thin and gray upper arms and thighs, with red bands around their ankles and wrists, and purple armor around their forearms and lower legs. Their hands are mainly purple with gray fingers, and their feet are shoe-like and purple with black soles. Lastly, they have dome-shaped heads with menacing green eyes, sharp red noses, and pointy teeth.

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On the handheld games, the Egg Hammers possess their bulky build and colors, but are much smaller and slightly different. They possess a round torso with a thick gray upper half and black lower half. They also have large gray and orange round shoulders, thin arms and large blue and white hands with orange wristbands. They have no lower body to speak of, and instead have an orange, blue-and-white striped spike on their pelvis with spikes around it. Lastly, they have a dome-shaped head with a wide smile, a pointy orange nose and blue eyes.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

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An Egg Hammer in Sonic Heroes.

The Egg Hammers first appeared in Sonic Heroes. In this game, they can be encountered in Lost Jungle, Mystic Mansion, Robot Storm and Final Fortress.

In gameplay, Egg Hammers are the slowest-moving enemies the player will encounter. They can only be damaged by attacks from the Power Type characters, although they can also be temporarily stunned with Thunder Shoot. The Egg Hammers have thirty health points and they will always drop one random Power Core not of the leader's type after they are destroyed.

When encountering the player's characters, the Egg Hammers will use two forms of attack. If the player nears them from the front, they will swing their hammers into the ground in front of them a couple of times. If the player is behind them or circling around them, however, they will begin spinning around in one spot with their hammer outstretched. The latter attack tends to make them dizzy and cause them to lose their balance, making them vulnerable to being knocked over with the Thunder Shoot or a Fire Dunk/Fire Launcher/Jump Fireball/Jump Fire Knock. They will eventually get back on their feet if not destroyed.

Sonic Rush

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An Egg Hammer in Sonic Rush.

In Sonic Rush, the Egg Hammers were made smaller and given a slight redesign. In this game, they can be encountered in Mirage Road and Dead Line.

In gameplay, Egg Hammers will usually appear in rooms that seal off, where waves of enemies will appear to attack the player once they enter; the Egg Hammers are normally the last of these enemies to appear. They usually appear by themselves, although they will sometimes appear in pairs. For attack patterns, they move back and forth slowly and will attack the player with their hammer (which will cause damage should it hit) when the player approaches them. What makes the Egg Hammers dangerous in this game, however, is that they require three hits to defeat (unlike other enemies) and do not flinch when struck, meaning the player can easily take damage if standing carelessly close to them after attacking them.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, the Egg Hammer appears as an enemy. In this game, they are encountered during the Dream Alpine event and the Dream Snowboard Cross event. In gameplay, it is the strongest enemy in the game, but also the easiest to avoid. They mainly just stand still but will attack when a character gets too close. Hitting them will cause the player to fall down.

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

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An Egg Hammer in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.

In Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, the Egg Hammers (referred to here as Egg Pawn Giants) possess the design they had in Sonic Heroes.

In gameplay, Egg Hammer appear along the routes of Turbine Loop and Dark Arsenal. They do not attack the player directly, but act instead as obstacles that are being moved across the road by conveyor bars. Be careful not to run into them while driving. The Egg Hammers also appear during the final mission in the game. To complete the mission, the player has to destroy the local Egg Hammer using Item Box power-ups from around Seaside Square. This Egg Hammer moves around the Seaside Square area and deals damage to the player upon contact.

Sonic Colors

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An Egg Hammer in Sonic Colors.

In the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors, the Egg Hammers look just like they did in Sonic Rush. In this game, they can be encountered in Sweet Mountain and Asteroid Coaster.

In gameplay, the Egg Hammers' attack patterns and mechanics are the same as those in Sonic Rush. Like in Sonic Rush, they take three hits to be defeated, though they can also be taken out in one swoop using the Violet Void.

Team Sonic Racing

In Team Sonic Racing, the Egg Hammers possess the design they had in Sonic Heroes. In this game, they appear in Turbine Loop and Dark Arsenal.

In gameplay, Egg Hammers serve the same role they did in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing's Turbine Loop and Dark Arsenal, being obstacles that are pulling across the tracks by conveyor bars. These Egg Hammers are indestructible, even to Power Type characters, and colliding with one will make the racer lose Rings and spin out temporarily.

Powers and abilities

The Egg Hammers are quite physically strong, carrying their large hammers with just one hand and can create tremors by hammering into the ground. They are likewise highly durable, capable of withstanding a few head-on Boosts/Fire Boosts without flinching before being destroyed.

Weapons

Each Egg Hammer carries a large purple, gray and black hammer with spikes. They use them for basic melee combat by bringing them down on foes or by swinging them around.

Variants

Heavy-Egg Hammer

Main article: Heavy-Egg Hammer

The Heavy-Egg Hammer is simply a larger and tougher version of the Egg Hammer. It is heavily armored and cannot be hurt by any attack (aside from Team Blast). The player must find a way to knock the robot's helmet off before it will be susceptible to damage.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Egg Hammer (Archie)
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The Egg Hammer in the Archie Comics.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Egg Hammers are Badnik Horde units and giant heavy melee versions of the Egg Pawn. They appeared for a short time, as they were created during the third year of the Second Robotnik War. They were destroyed by Enerjak during Project Enerjak: Reborn.

IDW Publishing

Main article: Egg Hammer (IDW)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Egg Hammers are Super Badniks created by Dr. Eggman. Their past is virtually identical to their game counterparts' up until Sonic Forces. After the war, the Egg Hammers began launching coordinated attacks on villages under a guiding force.

References

  1. Guess, Gerald (6 January 2004). Sonic Heroes: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 26. ISBN 0761544496.

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