Blue, yellow, silver, red
Buzz-saw protrusion Enhances speed
Robot Beetle  ( is an enemy in the メカブ  Mekabu , lit. “Mecha Bu” ? ) [note 1] . They are beetle-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik models created by Dr. Eggman.
The Robot Beetles resemble
Japanese rhinoceros beetles. They have a 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 black eyes, a yellow jaw cap and yellow helmet. Attached to their face is a horn with a buzz-saw.
’ Encore Mode, Robot Beetles sport a dark olive-green coating rather than their typical blue color.
Sonic Mania Plus
Sonic the Hedgehog CD
, Robot Beetles can only be found at Sonic the Hedgehog CD Metallic Madness . In gameplay, they roll slowly along the ground, raising and lowering their buzz-saw horns. However, they are unable to turn around, which makes them vulnerable to attacks on the rear. When attacking, the player has to avoid their buzz-saw.
In the Bad Future or sometimes in the present timeline of the
Rounds, Robot Beetles are one of the few Badniks who do not show decay, thus remaining pristine in appearance. However, such Robot Beetles still cannot move their buzz-saws. Like every Badnik in the game, they are powered by Little Planet flower seeds which will pop out of them after being defeated.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , Robot Beetles appear as enemies. In terms of design, they look like their pristine versions in their debut appearance. In these games, they only appear in both Acts of Sonic Mania Plus Metallic Madness Zone.
In gameplay, the Robot Beetles basically behave like in their debut appearance: they roll along the ground, raising and lowering their buzz saws. However, they are now more aggressive and faster than before. Also, upon destroying a Robot Beetle, it will release an
In an cinematic ending animation during the game's credits, the Robot Beetles are seen residing in Wacky Workbench despite not appearing there in gameplay.
↑ While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the
PC release of refers to this enemy as "MechaBu". Sonic Mania
The Robot Beetle moves around brandishing its horn with integral circular saw at enemies! - Sonic the Hedgehog CD PC port help file. ↑
( Sonic the Hedgehog CD Sega Mega-CD) Japanese instruction manual pg. 32.
Sonic | Tails* | Amy | Dr. Eggman | Metal Sonic | Animals ( Flicky, Pocky, Ricky, Pecky, Sheep, Swallow)
Rounds Palmtree Panic | Collision Chaos | Tidal Tempest | Quartz Quadrant | Wacky Workbench | Stardust Speedway | Metallic Madness | Special Stage | Bonus Stage | R2 | Desert Dazzle*
Amenbo | Antlion | Bigbom | Dango | Ga | Hotaru | Kabasira | Kanabun | Kemusi | Kumo-Kumo | Minomusi | Needlenose | Noro-Noro | Robot Ant | Robot Bee | Robot Beetle | Robot Butterfly | Robot Mantis | Sasori | Scarab | Semi | Taga-Taga | Tamabboh | Tentou | Tonbo | Yago
EGG-HVC-001 | Collision Chaos Boss | Tidal Tempest Boss | Quartz Quadrant Boss | Wacky Workbench Boss | Metal Sonic | Metallic Madness boss | Final Fever*
Techniques Playable characters
Propeller Flying* | Spin Jump | Super Spin Attack | Super Spin Dash | Super Peel Out
Ring Spark Field | V. Maximum Overdrive Attack
Gimmicks and obstacles
Breakaway Bumper | Bumper | Chopper Block | Conveyor Belt | Crusher | Dash Zone | Electric Generator | Electrical conduit | Emerald Block | Fan Block | Flipper | Flywheel | Goal Plate | High-speed warp tube | Iron ball | Rotating platform | Seesaw | Size Beam | Snowblower | Spring | Spring Pole | Switch | Time Warp Plate
Air Bubble | Capsule | Lamppost | Little Planet flowers | Metal Sonic Projector | Monitor ( Extra Life, Invincibility, Power Sneakers, Super Ring, Shield, Time Bonus) | Ring | Robot transporter | Time Stone | UFO
Cosmic Eternity - Believe in Yourself | Sonic - You Can Do Anything | Sonic Boom
Sonic the Hedgehog Boom | Sonic the Hedgehog CD Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition |
Sonic CD (vinyl album)
Debug Mode | Freeze | Little Planet | Never Lake | Shuttle loop | Time Attack | Winding Tunnel
*Only included in the
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Sonic the Hedgehog ( Super Sonic) | Miles "Tails" Prower ( Super Tails) | Knuckles the Echidna ( Super Knuckles) | Mighty the Armadillo* ( Super Mighty)* | Ray the Flying Squirrel* ( Super Ray)*
Dr. Eggman | Hard Boiled Heavies ( Heavy King, Heavy Gunner, Heavy Shinobi, Heavy Magician, Heavy Rider) | Phantom Heavies ( Phantom King, Phantom Gunner, Phantom Shinobi, Phantom Magician, Phantom Rider) | Metal Sonic ( Giga Metal) | Animals ( Becky, Cucky, Flicky, Locky, Micky, Pecky, Picky, Pocky, Ricky, Rocky, Tocky, Wocky) | Jimmy
Zones Angel Island Zone* | Green Hill Zone | Chemical Plant Zone | Studiopolis Zone | Flying Battery Zone | Press Garden Zone | Stardust Speedway Zone | Hydrocity Zone | Mirage Saloon Zone | Oil Ocean Zone | Lava Reef Zone | Metallic Madness Zone | Titanic Monarch Zone | Egg Reverie Zone | Special Stage | Bonus Stage | Pinball Stage*
Armadiloid | Aquis | Asteron | Ball Hog | Batbrain | Blaster | Blastoid | Bloominator* | Bugernaut | Bumpalo | Buzz Bomber | Cactula | Catakiller, Jr. | Chopper | Clucker | Crabmeat | Dango | Dragonfly | Eggrobo | Fireworm | Flasher mk.II | Gohla | Grabber | Hotaru | IceBomba | Iwamodoki | Jawz | Jellygnite | Juggle Saw | Kabasira | Kanabun | Madmole | Matryoshka-Bom | Mega Chopper | Mic Drop | Monkey Dude* | Moto Bug | Newtron | Octus | Pointdexter | Rattlekiller | Rexon | RhinoBot* | Robot Bee | Robot Beetle | Roller mk.II | Scarab | Sentry Bug | Shutterbug | Silver Sonic | Spiny | Splats | Sweep | Technosqueek | Toxomister | Tubinaut | Turbo Spiker | Turbo Turtle | Vultron | Wall Crawl | Woodrow
DD Wrecker | Amoeba Droid | Heavy Gunner | Big Squeeze | Shiversaw | Hotaru Hi-Watt | Dive Eggman | Uber Caterkiller | Meter Droid | Drillerdroid | Egg Pistons mk.II | Crimson Eye
Death Egg Robot | Mean Bean Machine | Weather Globe | Spider Mobile | Heavy Shinobi | Metal Sonic | Laundro-Mobile | Heavy Magician | Mega Octus | Heavy Rider | Heavy King | Gachapandora | Phantom Egg | Phantom King and Klepto Mobile
Air Glide* | Bounce Jump | Climb | Double Jump | Drop Dash | Fireball Spin Dash | Glide | Hammer Drop* | Insta-Shield | Propeller Flying | Ring Spark Field | Spin Attack | Spin Dash | Spin Jump | Super Peel Out | V. Maximum Overdrive Attack
Gimmicks and obstacles
Beanstalk | Bomb | Bumper | Bungee Rope | Bumper wall | Conveyor Belt | Crusher | Dash Panel | Electrical conduit | Fan | Fireball Cannon | Flipper | Flywheel | Goal Plate | High-speed warp tube | Ice Spring | Iron ball | Jump Panel | Platform-raising Wheel | Pulley | Ruby Mist | Seesaw | Size Beam | Snowblower | Spikes | Spring | Switch | Transport | Vine | Zip Line
Air Bubble | Capsule | Chaos Emerald | Giant Ring | Giant spear | Item Box ( 1-UP, Blue Shield, Bubble Shield, Character*, Hyper Ring, Eggman Mark, Fire Shield, Invincible, Lightning Shield, Player Swap, Power Sneakers, Random, S, Super Ring) | Little Planet flowers | Master Emerald | Metal Sonic Projector | Medallion | Ring | Robot transporter | Schrodinger's Capsule* | Sphere | Star Circle | Star Post | Time Warp Plate | UFO | Warp Point
Sonic Mania (vinyl album) | Sonic Mania Original Soundtrack (Selected Edition) | Sonic Mania Plus Original Soundtrack
Angel Island | Auto Running | Continue | Death Egg Robot | Debug Mode | Egg Mobile | Freeze | Hang Glider | Klepto Mobile | Level Select | Little Planet | Mega Mack | Perfect Bonus | Phantom Ruby | Rock Drill | Shuttle loop | ( Sonic Mania Adventures Sonic Returns, Sonic and Tails, & Knuckles, Mighty and Ray, Metal Mayhem, From: A. Rose, The Complete Mini-Series) | Time Attack | Time Over | Tornado | Winding Tunnel
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