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In addition to the wording in the Sonic the Comic Q Zone (mini-walkthrough feature) for Sonic 3 suggesting there is more than one Tunnelbot than the Marble Garden boss, The GHZ has this to say on the similar Lava Reef enemy: "At the beginning of Act 1, you'll encounter the Gakiin drill bot from Sonic 3. It can't be destroyed, but it will (inadvertently) open the path for you." Now, I can't tell if this is speculation on their part or a direct factoid that was taken from a Sonic & Knuckles or Sonic Jam guide, but that website would appear to be the de facto online expert on the Japanese side of Sonic for English-speaking fans (until it stopped updating, at least). Thoughts? SaucieX (talk) 22:00, December 7, 2015 (UTC)

We should not make any assumptions about anything unless directly named. I admit though that the GHZ name is hard to judge because that site always list the name next to the enemies so in this case the validity of said name is ambiguous. It still bears some similarities to the Tunnelbot though, so it can easily be renamed for better reliability, but it would still be conjectured because there is no official confirmation of that name.Ultrasonic9000 (talk) 22:08, December 7, 2015 (UTC)
In that case, would the previous edit be fine if The GHZ is added as an additional reference (albeit still marked as conjectural since it's not a direct source)? SaucieX (talk) 22:55, December 7, 2015 (UTC)
yes. Although maybe with a note reference.Ultrasonic9000 (talk) 22:58, December 7, 2015 (UTC)

According to Sonic Mania, the name for this robot is the Rock Drill.

SnufflesTheDog, proud creator of Flying Garden and master of Sonic 2 and 3! (talk) 02:01, October 13, 2017 (UTC)

That is something worth considering.Ultrasonic9000 (talk) 11:37, October 13, 2017 (UTC)
I agree with replacing the "Tunnelbot" name with "Rock Drill" - the current reference acts as an educated guess at best, and even if the Sonic Mania developers might have made this new name up, in the end, they still created an official Sega product. SaucieX (talk) 17:30, January 12, 2019 (UTC)
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