Wall Crawl[note 1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, snail-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.


The Wall Crawls are based on gastropods. They have an orange head with a mouth and two dark blue eyes connected to the body via orange cables. In place of a shell, they have a cyan film reel, with an extra reel on the rear as a tail. Also, they have a yellow focus lens placed upright on their film reel.



A Wall Crawl in Studiopolis Zone.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, Wall Crawls appear in both Acts of Studiopolis Zone. In gameplay, they move along walls and shoot film stock pieces at the player. These stock pieces slowly fall to the ground, and each of them inflicts damage upon contact. A simple attack can defeat this Badnik, releasing an Animal inside.

Powers and abilities

The Wall Crawls, as their name implies, are capable of fastening onto and climb vertical surfaces. They can also fire impossibly sharp film stock pieces as their main offense.

See also


  1. While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the PC release of Sonic Mania refers to this enemy as "WallCrawl".

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