Spidal Tap (スパイダルタップ Supaidaru Tappu?)[1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, spider-based Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.


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Based on Spiders, Spidal Taps are yellow spiders with a round body on top of moving platforms. They have red eyes with black sclera, three white legs on each side, and fangs.


A Spidal Tap in Robotnik Winter Zone.

In Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, Spidal Taps are only encountered in Robotnik Winter Zone. In gameplay, they have no means of attack and remain stationary on moving platforms. As such, they are unable to do anything other than being obstacles which the player can receive damage from by somehow colliding with them. The player can therefore easily defeat the Spidal Taps with a standard Spin Jump or Spin Attack, thus allowing the player to ride on their platforms and proceed through the Zone.

Like other Badniks in the game, no Animals pop out of the Spidal Taps when they are destroyed.


  • The Spidal Taps' name bears a striking resemblance to the 1980's parody heavy metal band Spinal Tap.


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction manual pg. 31.
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