The Rhino Spike usually patrols an area, but will rev up and ram toward the player should they approach. It can only be destroyed by a Somersault/Light Speed Attack from Sonic and Shadow, but a simple punch or kick will do for Knuckles or Rouge, respectively. Upon its destruction, it awards the player one hundred points.
The Rhino Spikes appear in the following stages:
|Normal mode||Hard mode|
|Knuckles||Aquatic Mine||Wild Canyon, Aquatic Mine|
In other media
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Rhino Spikes appeared as robots utilized by the Guardian Units of the Nation in their war against the Eggman Empire.