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Blastoid

From Sonic Retro

Blastoid, or Ponter (ポンター) in Japan, is a cannon-like badnik from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 found in Hydrocity Zone. Blastoids sit statically and fire small bullets into the air. They are primarily blue in colour, and fire round, orange bullets into the air 3 at a time. The bullets Blastoids fire can be deflected if the player is wearing a Shield, which, in Hydrocity, would be a Water Shield most of the time. These Blastoids are commonly found on collapsing bridges, or on top of large loops in Hydrocity. They can be defeated either by having the player jump on top of them, or by using the Spin Dash technique. However, due to the fact Blastoids fire missiles, precaution must be taken when timing a jump. If the Blastoid was situated on a bridge, a small part of the bridge will collapse, allowing the player to continue downwards through the level.

They return in Sonic Mania, again in Hydrocity Zone, with the same attack pattern.


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