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The Egg Mobile (エッグモービル Eggu Mōbiru?) is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is an alternate version of the Egg Mobile from another dimension set in the recent past. Like its counterpart, It is a one-man, multi-purpose hovercraft created and piloted by Dr. Eggman.

Description

Appearance

Generally speaking, the Egg Mobile is a small floating craft with a seat for one person, a very distinctive egg shape and an open cockpit. It possesses a black lower hemisphere with gray metal casing around the upper half, a large yellow headlight on the front with a recess in the aforementioned gray casing surrounding it, smaller yellow lights on the sides of the headlight, and rectangular intakes on the sides. Above the intakes are also arrow-shaped yellow and black hazard stribes, and on the sides of the intakes are small wing attachments. The Egg Mobile also has a windshield extending slightly down the front, a black control panel, a blue driving seat, and a motor engine with yellow metal shields on the rear.

Features and abilities

In addition of serving as a means of transport, the Egg Mobile has the ability to easily attach itself to Eggman's various mechs. becoming a cockpit for these machines from where Eggman controls them. Plus, if these machines are defeated, the Egg Mobile then serves as an escape pod, allowing the pilot to eject mostly unharmed from the larger machine.

Overview

The Egg Mobile seen after the boss fight in Studiopolis Zone Act 2.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, the Egg Mobile appears during a few boss battles in Mania Mode. These battles are as listed below:

After being defeated in Studiopolis Zone Act 2, Dr. Eggman escapes in the Egg Mobile. The Egg Mobile is briefly seen prior the final phase on Metal Sonic battle when Eggman tosses the Phantom Ruby to Metal Sonic, as it then proceeds to transform into Giga Metal. Later on, the Egg Mobile is seen being parked on the edge of a cliff with the Waterspout and Depth Charge Machine around it at the beginning of the boss battle in Hydrocity Zone Act 1. As a unique take on this boss battle, the player can hop into the Egg Mobile and move it around above the water pool that Eggman is swimming around in and setting round bombs for the player. Much like the boss battle in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, the player can drop pipe bombs to destroy the round bombs in the water pool or create subsiding water vortexes to catch and damage Eggman. Also, in the final battle with the Phantom King, Eggman used a damaged Egg Mobile to make the Klepto Mobile.

In Knuckles' edition of Mania Mode, upon seeing the Heavy King's attempt to steal the Master Emerald, Knuckles remembers the Egg Mobile from back when Eggman tried to steal the Emerald with said vehicle. In Knuckles' flashback, the Egg Mobile looks exactly like how its counterpart did in Sonic & Knuckles.

In Sonic Mania Plus's Encore Mode, the Egg Mobile appears during the same boss battles as in Mania Mode where it serves the same roles. In Encore Mode however, the Klepto Mobile does not appear, as its associated Zone is not included in that mode.

In other media

Sonic Mania Adventures

In Sonic Mania Adventures, the Egg Mobile was used by Eggman to tow a Capsule filled with Animals across Angel Island.[1]

IDW Publishing

The Egg Mobile, from Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Egg Mobile is the signature transportation vehicle of Dr. Eggman, a resident of another dimension set in the recent past.

See also

Notes

  1. Only appears in version 1.04/RC 1.05.0713 (for console/PC versions respectively) of Sonic Mania and Sonic Mania Plus.

References

  1. Hesse, Tyson (30 March 2018). "Sonic Returns". Sonic Mania Adventures. Season 1. Episode 1. YouTube.

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