Buzz Bomber, called Beeton (ビートン) in Japan, is an enemy (badnik) found in the video game, Sonic the Hedgehog. Buzz Bombers are blue airbourne robots modelled after bees or wasps - they typically float above Sonic, stop in mid-air and fire a projectile at a 45-degree angle towards the ground, before quickly flying off screen (to then re-emerge from the opposite direction).
Buzz Bombers are iconic Sonic enemies which have re-appared in numerous forms across the series. They have also influenced other badniks, most notably the Buzzer in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. In all cases, Buzz Bombers are best dispatched either while flying, or in the short period before firing.
Three flavors of Buzz Bombers take to the skies in Sonic Generations. Yellow Buzz Bombers hover in place and take pot shots at the character. More uncommon purple Buzz Bombers simply fly towards the player in Green Hill, and aren't any danger if you're in an offensive maneuver. Rarer giant purple Buzz Bombers cannot actually hurt you, but can propel you high into the air if struck with a Spin Attack from a certain height (a major source of assistance for Classic Sonic as he races Knuckles the Echidna in an extra mission).
Buzz Bomber in Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)
...and Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit).
Buzz Bomber in Sonic Generations
Buzz Bomber in Desert Ruins
|Game||Object ID #||Code offset||Mappings offset||Compressed art offset||Subparameters|
|Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive)||$22||$97DE||$9A42||$35EF4 (Nemesis Format, 55 blocks)||$00|
|Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear)||$0E|
|Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (early prototype)||$22||$A408||$AC122 (Nemesis Format)||$00|
|Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)|