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The Roller Mk. II[1][2][note 1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, armadillo-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.


The Roller Mk. II model is a red and black incarnation of a armadillo-based Badnik. It also has yellow V-shaped ears and cartoonish eyes with black pupils.


Sonic encountering a Roller mk.II.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, the Roller Mk. IIs appear exclusively in Mirage Saloon Zone Act 1 (Knuckles' version only) and 2. Like the original Rollers, they will, in gameplay, curl into a ball and attempt to attack the player. Unlike the original Roller, hitting a Roller Mk. II in ball form by either jumping or rolling will not hurt the player. Instead, the Roller Mk. II will bounce off the player and uncurl. Also, unlike the original, this Badnik will actively pursue the player rather than roll forward continuously, turning around if the player goes past them.

In order to defeat these Badniks, the player must use a Spin Attack to bounce into them and make them uncurl, then quickly destroy them with any attack before they curl up again. Upon their destruction, they release an Animal.



Concept artwork

See also


  1. While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the PC release of Sonic Mania refers to this enemy as "RollerMKII".


  1. 1.0 1.1 Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Mania". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 254. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Roller Mk. II - A mighty familiar recolor of Roller"
  2. Live Sonic Mania Developer Playthrough. Stealth (20 August 2017). Retrieved on 22 August 2017.

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