Wood Buttarundorf (ウッド゠ブッタルンドルフ[1] Uddo buttarundorufu?) is a character that appears in Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble. It is a large tree snake-based Badnik model created and dispatched by Dr. Robotnik to deal with Sonic and Tails.


The Wood Buttarundorf appears to be some sort of jauntily-colored robotic tree snake, with a segmented spherical body reminiscent of Gigalopolis Zone's boss mecha, the Bead Worm Boss, in Sonic Chaos.


Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble

In Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, the Wood Buttarundorf emerged from the canopy in the trees when Sonic and Tails arrived at its hiding place in the Meta Junglira Zone. Upon seeing the heroes, the Wood Buttarundorf began attacking them. Although it was ultimately defeated by the heroes, the Wood Buttarundorf did not go down peacefully, as it would dismember itself upon its defeat and have its detonating bodyparts rain down on Sonic and Tails in order to do them in. However, even that was not enough to stop the heroes.

Powers and abilities

Like the Caterkiller, the Wood Buttarundorf has the ability to separate its body segment upon its defeat. Should it reside high above its enemy when that happens, it will turn its bodyparts into deadly projectiles.


The Wood Buttarundorf is the third boss in Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble. The player fights it at the end of Meta Junglira Zone Act 3.

Boss guide

When the player reaches to the boss arena of Meta Junglira Zone Act 3, the Wood Buttarundorf is seen hiding above trees, where it eventually came out. The automaton swings back and forth from the canopy, putting up very little resistance against the Spin Attack and Spin Dash. The player has to pay attention to how the Wood Buttarundorf swings its head back and forth, and focus their efforts on hitting its head. Every time the Wood Buttarundorf is hit, it will retract itself into the canopy, then restart its swinging pattern.

After thirteen hits, the Wood Buttarundorf gets destroyed. However, all its segmented body parts will start burning and falling down from trees at high speed, which the player has to avoid using nimble dodging. Because of how fast the pieces fall, it is very easy for the player to get hit, so they must pay attention to the top of the screen and keep moving. After fifteen body segments from the Buttarundorf has fallen, the battle is truly over. The playable character will then run into the wide area, where Knuckles once again arrives on the cliff above and activates the switch to set the whole place on fire. The eruption of fire is so great that Sonic/Tails is sent flying to Robotnik Winter Zone.


Name Artist Length Music Track
Sonic - Triple Trouble - Boss Theme Yayoi F 1:12


  • Wood Buttarundorf can be a difficult boss without having Rings. If the player goes to the left pathway and enters the small wooden tunnel, he/she will find a Super Ring monitor from the small room to help the player.





  1. Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 32.
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