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Red, gray, yellow
Black with yellow sclera Cyan
Energy ball projection Wallcrawling
Spiny  ( is an enemy that appears in the ランダー  Randā , lit. "Lander") ? . It is a mass-produced, anemone-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman. They usually reside in mechanized Zones where they attack intruders with energy blasts.
The Spiny is one of the few Badnik models whose design is not derived from an animal, though comparisons can be drawn to barnacles and anemones.
These robots scuttle about using five grippers located on their underside. The body of the Spiny Badniks are extremely small, with two photo-receptors jammed close together near a red spout at the top of their bodies. Around this spout prong out several triangular metal flaps which can unfold like a flower blooming. Standard Spiny colors are mainly gray with a bit of red mixed in, especially around the spout region.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)
The first appearance of this Badnik was in
, where it served as an enemy. This time around, this Badnik is referred to as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit) Spiny  (. In this game, the player encounters them in ランダー  Randā , lit. "Lander") ? Chemical Plant Zone. Here, they either appear alone or in pairs. They can also be found on the ground or on the walls where they move back and forth.
In gameplay, Spiny Badniks slowly crawl around their domain, waiting for enemies to approach. When a target is sighted, they will stop for second and unfold their flaps, before shooting out a damage-inducing projectile. If a Spiny fires a projectile while sticking to walls, the projectile will fall faster. To destroy or avoid a Spiny, the player must time their jumps just right. Otherwise, the player can destroy these Badniks using any basic attack. Also, upon their destruction, they release an
Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure
, Spiny Badniks have a slightly different appearance, being colored pink and white. In this game, they are presented at the only enemies in Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure Secret Plant Zone. Despite their appearance, these badniks have the same attack patterns as in their first appearance. Also, upon their destruction, they release an Animal.
Wii version of , and the remaster Sonic Colors , Spiny Badniks received a slight redesign. In this game, they are enemies that can be found in Sonic Colors: Ultimate Starlight Carnival and Asteroid Coaster. In gameplay, they normally move along walls. Also, like in their previous appearances, the Spiny Badniks attack by shooting projectiles, although these projectiles pop out and move much slower than in past games. While these Badniks cannot be Homing Attacked, they can still be destroyed by jumping into them.
In the console/
PC version of , Spiny Badniks retain their appearance from Sonic Generations Sonic Colors. In this game, they appear as enemies in Chemical Plant. In gameplay, they possess the same attack patterns from previous installments. Unlike in Sonic Colors though, they can be destroyed normally. While the Spiny Badniks demonstrate their typical attack patters in the first Act, they also appear in the open 3D areas in Chemical Plant Act 2 where they can easily be destroyed with the Boost.
Modern Sonic attacks Spiny Badniks with the Boost or Homing Attack in the second Acts in Sonic Generations, they will display a sad look on their faces one second before getting destroyed.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , the Spiny Badniks appear as enemies. As far as designs go, they look virtually identical to how they were presented in Sonic Mania Plus . In these games, they only appear in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Chemical Plant Zone.
In gameplay, the Spiny Badniks slowly crawl along the ground or wall and periodically spout projectiles, just like in their debut game. Also, whenever a Spiny is destroyed, it releases an
Powers and abilities
Spiny Badniks are capable of shooting energy projectiles from the top of their heads and can crawl on surfaces using their grippers. These grippers are so strong that they can stick to any surface, walls and ceilings included, without hampering their speed or attack.
In other media
Sonic the Comic
A Spiny, from
. Sonic the Comic #37
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Comic Fleetway Editions, a single Spiny appeared in , as it was discovered by Sonic the Comic #37 Tails during travelling through the Chemical Plant Zone with the Flock. Using Tails' microputer, Sab opened a security door and was confronted by a bomb flying through the gap. Tails and others dodged the attack, while Sab quickly destroys the Spiny with her gun.
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