Appearances in other media
A machine with electricity going in columns inside it.
robot transporter, also known 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", which have yellow, black and red stripes, and are divided by three columns of electricity. In the present timeline, however, it is inactive and heavily damaged, with the colors having been replaced by shades of blue.
Features and abilities
The robot transporter can teleport damaged
Badniks from the present to the past and repair them.
Sonic the Hedgehog CD
A robot transporter in
Palmtree Panic, from . Sonic the Hedgehog CD
, the Sonic the Hedgehog CD Windows 95 version, and the 2011 remaster, robot transporters are placed in the past of the first and second Zones in every Round. They exist in the present timeline as well, but are inactive and indestructible, merely giving a clue for where they were placed. In gameplay, 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 the Hedgehog CD. Alternatively, they can also collect all the Time Stones to destroy the robot teleporters automatically, removing the need of going to the past and find them manually for the rest of 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
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