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The Mecha-Bu[1][note 1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, rhino beetle-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and the counterpart of the Mecha-Bu from an alternate dimension set in the recent past.


Based on Japanese rhinoceros beetles, Mecha-Bus have a navy blue body with two yellow, red-capped rear-wheels and two small grey forelimbs which have small black wheels with red caps for hands. On the front, they have a black face with two cartoony black eyes, a yellow jaw cap and yellow helmet. Attached to their face is a horn with a buzz-saw.

In Sonic Mania Plus' Encore Mode, Mecha-Bus look similar, except that their bodies are brown instead of blue.


In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, Mecha-Bus are enemies found in both Acts of Metallic Madness Zone. In gameplay, they roll slowly along the ground, raising and lowering their buzz-saw horns. However, they are unable to turn around. To destroy them, the player must avoid hitting their buzzsaws and hit their bodies with a Spin Attack-related move. Doing so will release the Animals inside of them and award the player with 100 points. In addition, when performing a Spin Attack-related move, Mighty will be invulnerable to the Mecha-Bus' buzz-saws.

Powers and abilities

Mecha-Bus are each equipped with a buzz-saw on their horns which they can use to cut their opponents.

See also


  1. While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the PC release of Sonic Mania refers to this enemy as "MechaBu".


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Mania". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 255. ISBN 978-1506719276.

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