The Mecha Pig[note 1] (メカブタ[1] Mekabuta?) is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a Master Robot created by Dr. Robotnik during the second South Island incident.

Appearance

The Mecha Pig is a Master Robot based on an anthropomorphic pig. It is constructed mostly of orange colored metal. Its "legs" are silver. On its face, it wears a dark red/brown mask that reveals its eyes. Lastly, it wears a blue and yellow/lavender ribbon that runs down its fat waist.

History

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)

In Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit), Dr. Robotnik created the Mecha Pig in an attempt to destroy Sonic the Hedgehog in the Green Hills Zone. However, the robot was defeated as soon as he arrived.

Personality

The Mecha Pig often has the habit of making sumo stomps after it attacks.

Powers and abilities

The Mecha Pig is capable of doing an spinning technique similar to the Spin Attack. Also, it can levitate while doing this move.

Battle

The Mecha Pig is the Master Robot of Green Hills Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) and the game's fourth overall boss. The player faces it as Sonic the Hedgehog.

Boss guide

The boss battle takes place on a grassy field with a dip in the middle. The Mecha Pig will stand on either side of the dip and perform a sumo stomp and snort steam, after which it will curl into a ball. It will then move across the dip, either rolling down along the grass, or floating straight across the middle, or moving across the top of the screen in an arc. On the other side, it will uncurl to perform another sumo stomp, and this is when Sonic must attack.

After being hit a certain number of times, it will sometimes roll across the screen twice before uncurling.

After receiving eight hits, the Mecha Pig will be destroyed, and the player will then be able to proceed to the Prison Egg and pass to the next Zone.

Music

System Artist(s) Music Length
N/A (Master System) Masafumi Ogata, Naofumi Hataya, Tomonori Sawada
1:40
N/A (Game Gear) Masafumi Ogata, Naofumi Hataya, Tomonori Sawada
2:03

Notes

  1. The name is a fan-localization of the Japanese name, which is the only one currently available.

References

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear) Japanese instruction manual, pg. 28.
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