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Dark red, yellow, silver
Turbo Spiker, later known in Japan as  Yadrin Jet (, ヤドリンジェット Yadorin Jetto ) ? is an enemy that appears in the  . It is a mass-produced, hermit crab-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.
Based on the hermit crab, the Turbo Spikers have dark red and yellow armor with large eyes on thin eyestalks on their head. They have a large spiky cone-like missile on their back and they move around using continuous tracks on each side of their body, which run between two wheels; one is small and one is bigger.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
and its lock-on continuation Sonic the Hedgehog 3 , the Turbo Spikers are found in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles Hydrocity Zone. In gameplay, they roll along the ground. When the player gets close however, a Turbo Spiker turns back and fires its cone missile upward. After that, it retreats and moves back and forth. The player should not jump when the Turbo Spiker launches its missile, and only attack right after it is without it.
The player will take damage by
rolling into a Turbo Spiker when it has its cone missile attached to it. However, it becomes vulnerable after firing it, making it easy to defeat with any kind of move.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , the Turbo Spikers appear as enemies. In terms of design, they look exactly like they did in their debut. In these games, they appear in Sonic Mania Plus Hydrocity Zone again.
In gameplay, the Turbo Spikers behave just like in their debut game: they roll along the ground and launch their shells when the player gets close. Also, upon destroying a Turbo Spiker, it will release an
In other media
Sonic the Comic
A Turbo Spiker appeared in the
Fleetway's , as one of several Badniks about to be melted down by Sonic the Comic Doctor Ivo Robotnik as punishment for failing him.
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