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The Kamaki[1] (カマキー[2] Kamakī?) is an enemy that appears in Sonic Advance 3. It is a mass-produced, mantis-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.



The Kamakis bear a lot of resemblance to the Slicer Badniks.


The Kamakis only appear in Cyber Track. In gameplay, the Kamakis simply stay in one spot, either in the floor or the ceiling. When the player gets close to a Kamaki however, it will attack by throwing it claws into the air in an arc in both directions and then regrow a new pair of claws to attack with. This attack can be hard to avoid if the player is not fast enough to destroy them. Unlike Slicers however, a Kamaki's claws do not home in on the player. Their attack also has a significant delay, which makes them less threatening.


  • The Kamakis' name is derived from "kamakiri", which is Japanese for "mantis".


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Advance 3". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 149. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Enemies - Kamaki"
  2. (in Japanese) ソニックアドバンス3最強攻略ガイド. Shogakukan. July 2004. p. 21. ISBN 978-4091061737.

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