A barrage of homing missiles
Lock-On Missile (, also known as ロックオンミサイル発射 Rokkuonmisairu hassha , lit. "Lock-on Missile fire") ? Homing Missile Launch ( or ガン発射 Gan hassha , lit. "Gun fire") ? Homing Missile, is an attack which first appeared in . When performing it, the user shoots missiles at a marked target.
When using the Lock-On Missile, the users use their weapon equipment to fire a missile at a marked target. The missile will then automatically follow the target until it connects. For those with more technologically advanced equipment, the users can fire several missiles in rapid succession at multiple targets.
In gameplay, the Lock-On Missile is used by the player to attack previously marked enemies/opponents from afar with missiles. Regardless of the angle from which the Lock-On Missile is used, the missiles launched will always home in on the targets until they hit, either causing damage or destroying the target.
The Lock-On Missile first appeared in
, where it was named Sonic R Homing Missile. In this game, it is one of the actions Dr. Robotnik and EggRobo can perform during a race. Here, Dr. Robotnik uses his Egg Mobile's weapon equipment to perform the Homing Missile, while EggRobo uses its standard hand weapon.
In gameplay, the Homing Missile is used to attack other characters during a race. To use the Homing Missile once, the player must pay 10
Rings, with a brief recharge period between each shot. When using the Homing Missile, the player first has to let a reticle appear on the screen and allow it to lock onto a nearby racer (which is signified by it turning green). To fire the missile, the player then has to press the Jump button ( , , or Y button). If the opponent is hit, they will be slowed down heavily. Additionally, if the target is wearing a protective shield ( Lightning Shield or Water Shield), the Homing Missile will eliminate it.
E-102 Gamman locking on to targets in
and its enhanced port, Sonic Adventure , the Lock-On Missile is used by Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut E-102 Gamma, where it goes by the name Homing Missile Launch. Here, Gamma uses his machine gun to perform the Homing Missile, with the attack being a part of his standard weapon systems.
In gameplay, the Homing Missile Launch is used to attack the targets marked by Gamma's
Laser Gun. To use the Homing Missile Launch, the player must press / / / after marking a target with Laser Gun, where Gamma will rapidly shoot enough energy missiles to hit all marked targets, which will then either destroy or damage them.
By obtaining the
Level Up Item Laser Blaster, the Homing Missile Launch gains a larger attack radius by creating a large explosion upon the missile's contact with the enemy, allowing it to damage enemies close to the targets. It also changes the color of Gamma's energy missiles from yellow to light blue.
Sonic Adventure 2
and its enhanced port, Sonic Adventure 2 , the Lock-On Missile is used by Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Tails and Dr. Eggman. Here, Tails and Eggman use the Lock-On Missile as a part of the weapon arsenal onboard the Cyclone and the Eggwalker, respectively. On Tails' Cyclone, the Lock-On Missile is fired from the cannon located on the rear, and on Eggman's Egg Walker, the Lock-On Missile is fired from the cannon on the left side of the cockpit.
Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, the Lock-On Missile is used to attack the targets marked by Tails/Eggman's Lock-on, with the Lock-On Missile's mechanics being the same as in those games. To use the Lock-On Missile, the player has to press / / / after marking a target with Lock-on.
Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, the player can obtain the Laser Blaster Level Up Item for a larger attack radius when the Lock-On Missile impacts the targets. When Tails obtains the Laser Blaster, his Lock-On Missile changes color from yellow to blue, and when Eggman obtains the Laser Blaster, his Lock-On Missile changes color from yellow to green.
In Sonic Adventure, Gamma's missiles are very fast and hit an enemy within a matter of seconds. In Sonic Adventure 2, Tails and Eggman's missiles have varying speeds depending on where they are.
In the normal Stages, Tails and Eggman's missiles move very fast towards the enemies, but in the Boss Fights against each other, the missiles move considerably slower, so that they can be avoided more easily.
Also in the Stages, the missiles never miss, but in the Boss Fights and 2-Player mode, they are not as accurate and may miss the intended target.
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Arm Punch | Bomb Attack | Bomb Gun Attack | Charge | Double Punch | Earthquake Attack | Electric Arm | Energy Ball Attack | Flame Thrower Attack | Guiding Missiles | Instantaneous Liquefaction | Laser Beam Attack | Homing Tail Slice | Inhale Attack | Marble Attack | Phantom Shadow Move | Punch | Quarter Attack | Scorpion Attack | Shockwave Attack ( Chaos 6) | Sonic Boom | Spin Attack | Spinning Spike Attack | Spouting Attack | Squash Roll Attack | Swing Punch
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Bumper | Bumper Car | Cannon | Conveyor Belt | Crank | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Drum Can | Explosion Trap | Fan | Flipper | Fountain | Goal Balloon | Hanging Bell | Helicopter | Hint Box | Hint Orb | Icicle | Iron ball | Jump Panel (plate) | Jump Panel (ramp) | Laser field | Lit Panel | Mirror | Monkey Detonation Switch | Orca | Power cube | Rocket | Satellite | Slot machine | Spring | Spring Catapult | Switch | Teleporter | Trick Jump Panel | Wide spring | Wind Path | Zip Line
Air Bubble | Capsule | Cart pass | Chao Egg | Chaos Emerald | Doll | Emblem | Emerald Shard | Employee ID Card | Item Box ( 5 Rings, 10 Rings, Bomb, Extra Life, High-Speed Shoes, Invincibility, Lightning Shield, Random Rings, Shield) | Key Stone ( Gold Statue, Ice Stone, Silver Statue, Wind Stone) | Point Marker | Ring | Sandboard | Snowboard | Sonic Token
Level Up Items Ancient Light | Crystal Ring | Fighting Gloves | Jet Anklet | Jet Booster | Laser Blaster | Life Belt | Light Speed Shoes | Long Hammer | Lure | Power Rod | Rhythm Badge | Shovel Claw | Warrior Feather
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Corey Bringas ( | Tails) Michael McGaharn ( | Knuckles) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal, Station Square Train Voice, Default Menu Voice) Steve Broadie ( | Gamma, Pachacamac, Mystic Ruins Train Voice) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Kaori Asoh ( | Tikal) Jōji Nakata ( | Gamma) Tōru Ōkawa ( | Pachacamac) Kaho Kōda (Station Square Train Voice) | Nobutoshi Canna (Mystic Ruins Train Voice) | Elara Distler (Default Menu Voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
Believe In Myself | It Doesn't Matter | Lazy Days | My Sweet Passion | Open Your Heart | Unknown from M.E.
Sonic Adventure Original Sound Track (Digi-Log Conversation) | Sonic Adventure Remix | Sonic Adventure: Songs With Attitude Vocal Mini-Album | Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition | Passion & Pride: Anthems with Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era
777 Slots Pinball | Angel Island | Auto Running | Black Market | Card & Pinball | Chao Garden ( Station Square Garden, Mystic Ruins Garden, Egg Carrier Island) | Chao Stadium | Chao in Space | Chao Machine | Chao Search* | Corkscrew loop | Debug Mode | E-100 Series | Egg Carrier | Egg Carrier 2 | Emerald Radar | Freeze | Life gauge | Mission Mode | Mystic Ruins | Shrine of Knuckles's race | Shuttle loop | | Sonic Adventure (LCD) Station Square | Station Square Police Department | Tails' Lab | Tornado | Tornado 2 | Transporter Machine
. Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
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Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | Gamma | Big | Chao | Dr. Eggman* | Lumina Flowlight* | Illumina* | Void* | NiGHTS*
Boards Emerald Coast | Fire Bird | Fourth Dimension Space | Nature Zone | Riot Train
Mini-Games Vs 4
Egg & the Chicken | Egg in Space | Frosty Rumble | Fun Fun Sonic | Great Escape | Jump the Snake | Over the Bridge | Number Jump | Over the Rainbow | Psychic Sonic | Shadow Tag | Sonic Gun Slinger | Sonic Live | Sonic Tag | Sonic Tank | Sonicola | Stop and Go | Thor's Hammer | Tractor Beam Tag | Twister | Zero G Snap Shot
2 vs 2
Bomb Relay | Bucket-O-Rings | Shoddy Work | Sonic the Thief
1 vs 3
Bungee Jump | Eggbot's Attack! | Gargantua | Manic Maze | Sonic DJ | Sonicooking | Wrong Way Climb
Crock-Attack | Final Frontier | Ring Lasso | Ring of Fire | Rapid Climb | Ring Tide | Sky Bridge | Sonic Parasol | Thru the Tunnel
Earth Quake | Sky Diving | Sonic Surf | Stop the Train | Void Battle
Sonic Darts | Sonic Hi Lo | Sonic Slot
Climbing | Froggy | Gun | Hammer Jump | Hover | Light-speed Spin Dash | Light Speed Spin Attack | Lullaby | Maximum Heat Attack | Power Throw | Propeller Flight | Rapid Spin Attack | Roller Mode | Revolving Hammer Attack | Sonic Rumble | Spin Dash
Forcejewels 1 Force March | 6 Force March | Barrier Amber | Battle Ruby | Blockite | Carbuncle | Chamelionite | Curse Opal | Deletite | Duplichaos | Fivealive | Foolmoon | Geasdain | Hi-Speederald | Hypnotite | Lose Quartz | Low Moonstone | Magnifire | Maharajite | Max-Speederald | Medium | Packlite | Preciousite | Reducite | Ringidium | Shield Quartz | Shuffire | Sonic-Speederald | Speederald | Stopnite | Swap Jewel | Teleport Ruby | Thief's Eye | Transfire | Turbo-Speederald | Warp Crystal | Warponite | Wastone
Air Bubble | Card | Emblem | Magical Card | Maginaryworld | Maginaryworld Monsters | Mini-Event | Precioustone | Ring | Spaces ( Arrow Space, Battle Space, Eggman Battle Space, Event Space, Jewel Shop Space, Jump Space, Minus Ring Space, No Entry Space, Plus Ring Space, Precioustone Space, Quest Space, Revolving Space, Void Preciousstone Space) | Sonic Room | Spring | Temple of Light
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Chao ( Dark Chao, Hero Chao, Chaos Chao) | Gerald | Maria | President | Secretary | Sigma-Alpha 2 | Researcher | Animals ( Bat, Bear, Boar, Cheetah, Condor, Dragon, Gorilla, Half Fish, Parrot, Peacock, Penguin, Phoenix, Rabbit, Raccoon, Seal, Sea Otter, Sheep, Skeleton Dog, Skunk, Tiger, Unicorn)
City Escape | Wild Canyon | Prison Lane | Metal Harbor | Green Forest | Pumpkin Hill | Mission Street | Aquatic Mine | Route 101 | Hidden Base | Pyramid Cave | Death Chamber | Eternal Engine | Meteor Herd | Crazy Gadget | Final Rush
Iron Gate | Dry Lagoon | Sand Ocean | Radical Highway | Egg Quarters | Lost Colony | Weapons Bed | Security Hall | White Jungle | Route 280 | Sky Rail | Mad Space | Cosmic Wall | Final Chase
Cannon's Core | Green Hill
Downtown Race | Grind Race | Planet Quest | Pool Quest | Deck Race | Pyramid Race
G.U.N. Blue Eagle | Bomb Beetle | Bomb Wing | Gold Beetle | Gun Hawk | Gun Beetle | Gun Hawk | Gun Hunter | Gun Wing | Hornet-3 | Hornet-6 | Hornet-9 | Laser Hawk | Laser Hornet | Laser Hunter | Mono Beetle | Phoenix | Rhino Cannon | Rhino Jet | Rhino Metal | Rhino Spike | Shield Hunter | Sky Hawk | Spark Beetle | Spring Beetle
Badniks Buzz Bomber | Chopper | E-1000 | Gola | Unidus | Kiki
Artificial Chaos ( Artificial Chaos P-1, Artificial Chaos P-100, Cell, Float Type, Guard Type) | Boo | Boom Boo
B-3x Hot Shot | Biolizard | Dr. Eggman | Egg Golem | F-6t Big Foot | Finalhazard | King Boom Boo | Knuckles | R-1/A Flying Dog | Rouge | Shadow | Sonic | Tails
Amy Flash* | Black Shield* | Black Wave* | Booming Missile* | Bounce Attack | Captive Light* | Chaos Bind* | Chaos Control | Chaos Impact* | Chaos Screw* | Chaos Spear | Chaos Strike* | Charm Ray* | Crazy Rush* | Crouch | Dark Finish* | Dark Omochao* | Dig | Drill Claw | Drill Drive | Fire Somersault | Glide | Grind Step | Grinding | Hammer Punch* | Heaven's Justice* | Hell Bomber* | Hip Drop* | Hover | Homing Attack | Jump Dash | Kick/Kick Attack | Knuckle Spin* | Laser Missile* | Light Attack | Light Speed Dash | Lock-on | Lock-On Missile | Magic Hands | Omochao | Pick | Power Flash* | Power Laser* | Propeller Punch | Punch (Eggwalker) | Punch/Punch Attack | Rocket Launcher | Rumble Launcher* | Screw Kick | Somersault | Sonic Wind* | Speed Up* | Spin Jump | Spin Dash | Spiral Upper | Storming Heart* | Super Sonic Boost | Swim | Thunder Arrow* | Time Stop* | Volkan Cannon | Wrath of Gaia* | Zap Laser*
Gimmicks and obstacles
Ancient Ruin | Ball Switch | Bungie Vine | Dash Panel | Dynamite | Egg Beetle | Gravity Control Switch | Green energy fluid | Grind Rail | GUN Military Truck | High-speed warp tube | Hint Box | Hourglass | Iron ball | Jump Plate | Laser field | Missile | Pipe | Propeller Spring | Pulley | Rocket | Safe | Spikes | Spinning drum | Swing Bar | Time Stop Switch | Turtle | Warp Hole | Warp Wall | Weight | Wide spring
Balloon | Chao Egg | Chao Key | Chaos Emerald | Chaos Drive | Container ( Cage, Chao Container, Steel Container, Unbreakable Container, Wooden Container) | Emblem | Emerald Shard | Goal Ring | Item Box ( 5 Rings, 10 Rings, 20 Rings, Bomb, Extra Life, Health, High-Speed Shoes, Invincibility, Magnetic Barrier, Shield) | Key Stone ( Gate Key) | Meteorite | Outfit | Point Marker | Ring | Snowboard
Level Up Items Air Necklace | Air Shoes | Ancient Light | Bazooka | Booster | Bounce Bracelet | Flame Ring | Hammer Gloves | Iron Boots | Jet Engine | Large Cannon | Laser Blaster | Light Speed Shoes | Magic Gloves | Mystic Melody | Pick Nails | Protective Armor | Shovel Claw | Sunglasses | Treasure Scope
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Connor Bringas ( | Tails) Scott Dreier ( | Knuckles/ GUN Soldiers) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy Rose) David Humphrey ( | Shadow the Hedgehog) Lani Minella ( | Rouge/ Omochao) Deem Bristow ( | Doctor Eggman) Moriah Angeline ( | Maria Robotnik) Marc Biagi ( | Gerald/ GUN Soldiers) Steve Broadie ( | President) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman ) Etsuko Kozakura ( | Omochao) Yuri Shiratori ( | Maria) Kinryū Arimoto ( | President) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
A Ghost's Pumpkin Soup | Believe In Myself | Deeper | Dive into the Mellow | E.G.G.M.A.N. | Escape from the City | Fly in the Freedom | For True Story | It Doesn't Matter | Kick the Rock! | Live and Learn | My Sweet Passion | Rhythm And Balance | Space Trip Steps | Supporting Me | The Supernatural | Throw It All Away | Unknown from M.E. | Vengeance is Mine
Multi-Dimensional Sonic Adventure 2 Original Sound Track | Sonic Adventure 2 Vocal Collection: Cuts Unleashed | Sonic Adventure 2 Official Soundtrack | Sonic Adventure 2 Battle - Sampler | Sonic Adventure 2 Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition | Passion & Pride: Anthems with Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era
Angel Island | Auto Running | Black Market | Central City | Chao Adventure^ | Chao Adventure 2^ | Chao Garden ( Dark, Hero, Neutral) | Chao in Space | Chao Kindergarten | Chao Machine | Chao Stadium | Chao Transporter^ | Chao World | Corkscrew loop | Cyclone | Eclipse Cannon | Eggman Bombom | Eggwalker | Emerald Radar | Fake Emerald | Gerald Robotnik's diary | Health Gauge | Hi-Speed Shoes | Kart Race | Prison Island | Project Shadow | Rank | Shuttle loop | Space Colony ARK | Station Square | Teleporter | Totem Pole | Winding Tunnel
*Appears or is playable only in the 2P mode
^ Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure 2 only