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A crawling, snowball-launching snowman.


— Description, Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia

The Yukimaru[1] (ユキマル[2]?) is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. In it s mass-produced, snowman-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.

Appearance

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The Yukimaru model is a snowman-like robot. Each unit possess a torso and head, both white and round, and have no facial features besides two blank yellow eyes. They also have a red ring around their bellies, white feet with no legs between them and their torso, and a short gray barrel on top of their heads.

Game appearance

Sonic Advance

A Yukimaru attacking Sonic, from Sonic Advance.

In Sonic Advance, the Yukimarus appear as enemies. They are only encountered in Ice Mountain Zone.

In gameplay, Yukimarus move back and forth along the ground or up and down along walls, occasionally firing snowballs into the air. To destroy a Yukimaru, the player must hit this Badnik immediately after it fires the snowballs while avoiding said snowball. Also, upon their destruction, they will release an Animal.

Sonic Pinball Party

In Sonic Pinball Party, the Yukimarus appear as obstacles. They can be found on certain pinball tables.

Powers and abilites

The Yukimarus are both capable of wallcrawling and can shoot snowballs from their heads.

In other media

Books and comics

IDW Publishing

Main article: Yukimaru (IDW)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Yukimarus are Badniks created by Dr. Eggman. Their past is virtually identical to their game counterparts', up until after the events of Sonic Forces.

Trivia

  • The Yukimaru's name comes from "yuki" which is Japanese for "snow" and "maru" which is usually rendered as "round".

References

  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Advance". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 122. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Yukimaru - A crawling, snowball-launching snowman."
  2. (in Japanese) ソニックアドバンス必勝パーフェクトガイド Aspect. February 8 2002. p. 30. ISBN 978-4757209480.

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