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The Newtron[1][2] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, chameleon-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and the counterpart of the Newtron from an alternate dimension set in the recent past.

Appearance

Based on chameleons, Newtrons each have a head, a stripy tail and four white feet with three fingers. One of these fingers are backwards so the Newtrons can get an extra grip. They also have yellow eyes with small pupils and a brown and sharp parietal crest. Newtrons come in two color variants: green and blue. The green variation has yellow eyes, while the blue variation has red eyes.

Game appearances

Sonic Generations

A rocket-type Newtron, from the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, Newtrons appear as enemies that are encountered in Green Hill Act 1.

Sonic Mania

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, Newtrons are enemies found in both Acts of Green Hill Zone. In gameplay, they cling to the side of cliffs and remain invisible until the playable character approaches them. Their behavior from there depend on their colors:

  • Green: These Newtrons never move from their wall. After becoming visible, they will spit a projectile at the player before turning invisible again. These projectiles can be deflected by using barrier effect items or through Mighty's Spin Attack. Once vanished, these Newtrons cannot be destroyed, even if the player attacks the area where they are hiding.
  • Blue: These Newtrons, after becoming visible, will drop from the wall and morph into a rocket to chases the playable character in a fixed horizontal line without returning to their wall to turn invisible again.

Newtrons can be easily destroyed by attacking them with a Spin Attack-related move. Doing so will release the Animals inside of them and award the player with 100 points. However, some of the green Newtrons cannot be destroyed.

Powers and abilities

Newtrons possess optical camouflage that let them camouflage themselves accordingly to the wall they are on and phase out of sight. They have also demonstrated two consist abilities which are sometimes exclusive to the color of their model:

  • The ability to spit balls of energy from their mouth.
  • The ability to transform into a chameleon-shaped rocket, granting them flight.

Gallery

Sprites

See also

References

  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Mania". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 255. ISBN 978-1506719276.
  2. Jonod (3 November 2014). A Not so Little Look at: Sonic The Hedgehog 2014 Classic Style Guide. Sonic Stadium. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved on 29 January 2022.

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