Water walking Spike protrusion
Sweeper  ( is an enemy that appears in the スイープ Suīpu , lit. "Sweep") ? . It is a mass-produced, pond skater-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman that is designed to glide along water surfaces.
Physically, Sweepers resemble
pond skaters. These robots have elongated, mechanical legs connected between their only head and torso. They also have a pair of eyes, a small gray needle nose and a red-glowing siren on their head.
A Sweeper in
. Sonic Adventure
First appearing in
and Sonic Adventure , Sweepers appear only in Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut Sonic's version of Emerald Coast and Twinkle Park. In gameplay, they simply skim along the surface of water sections, but if the player gets close, they will approach Sonic and attack with their pointy noses. The player can easily defeat them using the Spin Jump or Homing Attack.
Modern Sonic Boosting toward two Sweepers, from the Nintendo 3DS version of . Sonic Generations
Nintendo 3DS version of , Sweepers are encountered in Sonic Generations Emerald Coast again. Like in , they are skimming across local water sections. In this game, they are not likely to attack the player, as they serve more as obstacles in the stage. The player can easily defeat them using the Sonic Adventure Homing Attack or Boost.
In Emerald Coast Act 1, they appear over the water area in the final section of the stage. In Act 2, they are encountered halfway through the stage.
Powers and abilities
The Sweepers can skim across water surfaces quickly. They also has a sharp nose that is perfect for skewering their foes.
Bryan Stratton (17 June 2003). "Sonic the Hedgehog's Action Stages". . Prima Games. p. 16. Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut: Prima's Official Strategy Guide ISBN 978-0761542865.
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