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The Turbo Spiker[1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, hermit crab-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and the counterpart of the Turbo Spiker from an alternate dimension set in the recent past.


Based on hermit crabs, 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 two pairs of tracked wheels, the back one being small and the front one bigger.


In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, Turbo Spikers are enemies found in both Acts of Hydrocity Zone. In gameplay, they drive back and forth, or hide behind waterfalls. When the player gets close however, they will turn back and fire their cone missiles upward. While these cone missiles harm the playable character upon contact, Mighty will be invulnerable by them while he is performing a Spin Attack-related move. After that, the Turbo Spikers will retreat and proceed to move back and forth.

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. Doing so will also release the Animals inside of them and award the player with 100 points.

Powers and abilities

The Turbo Spikers can launch their spiky missiles upwards, although doing so will leave them defenseless.

See also


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Mania". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 255. ISBN 978-1506719276.

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