Star Pointer from
. Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Star Pointer, later known in Japan as  Icedus (, アイスダス ) ? [ is a hovering ] citation needed Badnik created by Dr. Robotnik which appears at IceCap Zone in and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 . It is similar to Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles Orbinaut with light-grey color scheme and orange line, but it also has four balls spinning around its central sphere that are made of ice.
The Star Pointer slowly moves around and when it sees the player, it slowly fires off its four balls of sharp ice one at a time. It's useful to have an elemental shield on when this badnik is near the player, as ice balls will disintegrate when they come in contact with the shield. The player can also go through the ice spikes to defeat the Star Pointer directly by using
Insta-Shield at the right timing, with Knuckles, he can simply glide into them.
Sonic the Comic
Star Pointers also make a short appearance in
Fleetway's Sonic the Comic issue 41, as joining with Penguinators in an assault on the Ice Cap Zone against Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles the Echidna. Even as these badniks released their icy balls to them, Sonic and Knuckles still managed to find vulnerable spots and destroy them.
Star Pointers are featured in
as part of the attack force of the Sonic the Hedgehog #276 Artika Egg Army.
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