The Melee Eggpawns are humanoid robots based on Dr. Eggman. They are primarily pink in color, with round bodies and dome-shaped heads that come together in an egg-like shape. They also have blank cyan eyes, sharp red noses, a wide glowing panel for mouths, a black lower torso section, and long pink bunny ears with red ear canals. They also have thick forearms and armored legs, four-fingered black hands, and disk-like shoulders.
In gameplay, Melee Eggpawns drive around in cars. Over the course of their Events, they will teleport onto the road and follow its route, trying to stay ahead of the playable character. If the playable character manages to overtake a Melee Eggpawn however, a new one will teleport up in front of the playable character. At the same time, the Melee Eggpawns will have three Pink Spikes orbiting them at close range all the time.
The Melee Eggpawns' purpose in the Eggpawn Assault Event is to be moving targets that the player has to chase down and destroy in order to earn points and extend their time limit for the Event. However, unlike other Eggpawn variants, which can be damaged/destroyed by ramming into them, the Pink Spikes orbiting the Melee Eggpawns make it impossible to destroy them by touching them without the playable character taking damage. The player's best option is thus to destroy them with the Orange Rocket. When destroyed, a Melee Eggpawn rewards the player with 100 points.
When destroying a Melee Eggpawn, a new enemy will appear immediately after to take its place. Also, over the course of the Eggpawn Assault Event, the more points the player accumulates, the more frequently will the Melee Eggpawns appear.
Powers and abilities
The Melee Eggpawns are passable drivers, possessing the skills necessary to drive a racecar. They are also able to utilize the Pink SpikesColor Power. However, unlike other users of this Color Power, they can maintain the Pink Spikes indefinitely.