Dark Fright

From Sonic Retro

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Dark Fright
Game: Sonic Unleashed
Affiliation: Dark Gaia

The Dark Fright, known as a Spooky (スプーキー) in Japan, is a Dark Gaia minion encountered by Sonic the Werehog in the night stages of Sonic Unleashed. They are small, balloon-like enemies which hover about a foot above the floor. Dark Frights frequently attack in packs, appearing en masse in puffs of supernatural smoke, and Sonic is often required to destroy all the Frights in one area in order to progress through the level.

Dark Frights lack any sort of projectile attack, and instead damage the Werehog by cannoning into him at high speed. Their quick dashing means that it can be difficult to catch them when trying to eliminate a whole herd. Like the Little Rexes, Sonic can pick up Dark Frights and throw them at other enemies, although they don't do as much damage.

They also have a stronger variant called Red Frights.


Appearing in packs at a time, these mini-monsters go in for the tackle.

It's thought that each of the quiet sighs and gossipy insults of everyday life are affected by the power of Dark Gaia to form a new Fright.

— Encyclopedia, 360/PS3 version

The sheer numbers of these creeps makes them a pain to deal with.

— Art Gallery, Wii/PS2 version



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