The small bomb, also known as simply the bomb, is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a small explosive device created by the Black Arms, several of which were used during their invasion of Central City.
The small bombs are purple, organic-looking machines surrounded in a yellow aura. They resemble a thick four-pointed star with long metal feet. They greatly resemble the city annihilator bombs, just smaller.
In Shadow the Hedgehog, small bombs appear in Lethal Highway and Central City. In gameplay, they can destroyed with the Homing Attack or sucked up with the Vacuum Pod; otherwise, they are invulnerable to harm. They play a vital role in Central City where the Black Arms have set them up as a plan to destroy the important areas in the city and weaken GUN. In the Hero mission for this Stage, the player has to collect twenty small bombs (without making them explode) within the time limit to complete the mission. In Lethal Highway they are used to destroy the sections of the road to help the Black Arms escape on their tank.
- Sonic Team (15 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. Nintendo GameCube. Sega. Area/Level: Central City. "Knuckles: That's one of the bombs that the creatures have set, it's only a matter of time until it explodes."
- Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Central City". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 27. ISBN 978-0761551959.
- Sonic Team (15 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. Nintendo GameCube. Sega. Area/Level: Central City. "Knuckles: The whole area is covered in bombs, just what are these creatures planning to do!"