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A machine with electricity going in columns inside it.
robot transporter, also referred to as the  robot teleporter, is an object that appears in the  . It is a device that teleports Sonic the Hedgehog series Badniks into different areas.
The robot transporter is a large machine with two silver 'shells'. These 'shells' also appear to have yellow, black and red stripes, and are divided by three columns of electricity.
There is a dilapidated version of the machine placed in the Present of the
Rounds. It looks similar to the regular one, but all the colors are replaced by shades of blue and there's no electricity going through it.
Sonic the Hedgehog CD
A robot transporter in
Palmtree Panic in . Sonic the Hedgehog CD
Although its story purpose is debatable, the robot transporter provides a very definite purpose in
. In gameplay, it is placed in the Past of every first and second Sonic the Hedgehog CD Round. Robot transporters exist in the Present as well, but are inactive and indestructible, merely giving a clue for where they were placed. Destroying a robot transporter in one Zone will grant a good future for it and will destroy all Badniks there. Destroying all the robot transporters in the game will earn the player the Good Ending for Sonic CD. Alternatively, they can also collect all the Time Stones to destroy the robot teleporters, and so achieve the Good Ending for the game.
A robot transporter in
. Sonic Mania
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , a robot transporter makes a cameo at the end of Sonic Mania Plus Stardust Speedway Zone Act 1, where it is destroyed by Sonic, Tails and Knuckles before they use a "Future" Time Warp sign to travel to the Present version of the Zone. Later, in Sonic Mania Plus' Encore Mode, the group, along with Mighty and Ray, would destroy another robot transporter in Stardust Speedway Zone Act 1.
In other media
A Badnik Factory, from
. Sonic the Hedgehog #290
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, robot transporters appear under the name of Badnik Factory. In this continuity, Dr. Eggman would install many Badnik Factories around Little Planet to rewrite its history, although they were later destroyed by Sonic the Hedgehog.
Destroying all the robot transporters in the
2011 re-release, along with all the Metal Sonic Projectors, will make the player earn the "Savior of the Planet" achievement. Robot transporters (called robot generators) appear in in Tails' mission, "Tale of Tails". In this game, they have to be disarmed using characters that can handle technology. LEGO Dimensions
↑ Christian Whitehead (December 14, 2011).
. IOS. Sega. Instruction Manual: "To ensure a good future for a Zone, you must either collect all the Time Stones, or destroy Eggman’s robot transporter contained within the Past." Sonic the Hedgehog CD(2011)
↑ Christian Whitehead (December 14, 2011).
. PSN. Sega. " Sonic the Hedgehog CD (2011) Savior of the Planet Achievement: Destroy all the robot teleporters and Metal Sonic holograms in the past."
, "Genesis of a Hero Part 3: Sonic's Cease and Desist" Sonic the Hedgehog #290
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