Appearances in other media
Red, silver, green
Wallcrawling Energy projection Spherical form
Snail Blaster (, スネイル・ブラスター Suneiru Burasutā ) ? formerly known as the  Snale Blaster  ( and スネイル・ブラスター  Suneiru Burasutā ) ? Den-den ( in Japan, デンデン Denden ) ?  is a reoccurring enemy in the  that first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog series . They are snail-based Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Badnik models created by Dr. Eggman which is equipped with blasters inside its shell.
The Snail Blasters are based on snails. It has a silver robotic head with two eyes balls connected to the body via cables, and a heavy red shell with green edge plates above its head. The Snail Blasters' main weapons are two gray projectile cannons inside its shell, which are revealed by opening a hatch on its shell.
, the Snail Blasters' appearance has been given slight alternations. Its shell is now more tire-shaped, its green edge plating is larger and it has cyan eyes.
Sonic Lost World
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
and its locked-on version Sonic the Hedgehog 3 , the Snail Blaster is referred to as the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles Snale Blaster  (. In these games, they appear in the スネイル・ブラスター  Suneiru Burasutā ) ? Launch Base Zone where they stick to walls. When the player approaches them, the Snail Blasters will open their shell and fire energy balls out of two hidden cannons (at 45 degrees above and below horizontal). After this, they will close their shell again. They can only be destroyed with a Spin Jump while their shell is open, and is otherwise invulnerable.
Sonic Lost World
Wii U version of , the Snail Blasters are featured in Sonic Lost World Windy Hill, Desert Ruins, Frozen Factory and Sky Road. During the game, all of Dr. Eggman's badniks, the Snale Blasters included, got hijacked by the Deadly Six. Snail Blasters and Buzz Bombers are the first Badniks to turn against the doctor and attack him under the Deadly Six's orders. A few of them get destroyed by Sonic, but the predominance of Badniks and the Deadly Six forced Sonic, Tails, Eggman, Orbot and Cubot to retreat.
In gameplay, Snail Blasters do not climb on walls, but are moving slowly in the lateral direction on the ground, until it reaches a certain point where it stops and shoots two energy projectiles towards Sonic. If the player is close to them though, the Snail Blasters will curl into wheels and roll towards Sonic. Normally, the player can destroy them with a
Flying Kick, multiple Homing Attacks, or a Focused Homing Attack.
Sonic Runners series
A Snail Blaster in
. Sonic Runners
, the Snail Blaster is one of the enemies encountered in the Sonic Runners speed type characters' stages. Like in Sonic Lost World, they are slowly groveling in the opposite direction, and appear either separately or in groups.
Like the other enemies in the game, the Snail Blasters come in three types: there are the regular types, a golden type that grants extra 300 points when destroyed, and a dark grey type called
Super Snail Blasters that only Color Powers and power type characters can destroy. All variations contain Animals inside them.
Sonic Runners Adventure
A Snail Blaster in
. Sonic Runners Adventure
, the Snail Blasters appear as enemies. In this game, they retain their design from Sonic Runners Adventure . The player encounters them in Sonic Lost World Desert Ruins and Lava Mountain.
In gameplay, the Snail Blasters behave much like
its precessor, namely by either remaining stationary or slowly move towards the player. Also, upon their destruction, they release an Animal.
Powers and abilities
Snail Blasters are able to climb walls by slowly groveling on them. As offense, they are equipped with two laser cannons inside their shells which can fire projectiles. Snail Blasters can also use their red shells to hide inside for protection. In
, Snail Blasters gained the ability to curl into their shells for a wheel-form to move faster along the ground.
Sonic Lost World
In other media
, Snail Blasters were one of the many Badniks used in the hunt for Sonic Adventures Sonic and Tails.
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
A Snail Blaster in
. Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
, a group of Snail Blasters patrolled Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie Robotropolis where they ambushed Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles while they went through Robotropolis.
The Snail Blaster's alternate Japanese name "Den-den" comes from "Dendenmushi", which is Japanese for "snail".
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