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Electro Spinner

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Electro Spinner
Games: Sonic Adventure, Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colours, Sonic Colours (DS), Sonic Generations, Sonic Lost World
Affiliation(s): Eggman Empire, Deadly Six
Hits to defeat: 1

The Electro Spinner, called Spana (スパナ ) in Japan, is an enemy robot found in the video game Sonic Adventure and subsequent games in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Due to inconsistent English language localization, it also goes by the name Thunder Spinner.

Sonic Adventure

The Electro Spinner is a variant of the Bladed Spinner enemy. It is capable of defending itself with an electrical barrier that prevents players from attacking it with a Homing Attack. In Sonic Adventure, it looks identical to a regular Spinner.

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Sonic Speed Highway, Sky Deck, Final Egg
Knuckles Speed Highway, Casinopolis, Sky Deck

Sonic Unleashed

In this game, they are now known as Thunder Spinner, but retaining its original name Spana (スパナ ) in Japan. From Sonic Unleashed onward, they have been given a turquoise color to make them distinguishable from regular Spinners while also adopting the less menacing redesign the Spinners have been given.

Think of these like a normal Spinner and you'll be in for a world of hurt when it discharges a jolt of electricity your way.

Wait for their zap to end, then take them out!

— Encyclopedia, 360/PS3 version

Sonic Colours

In Sonic Colours, the Electro Spinners were given a design that is a hybrid of the Adventure and Unleashed designs while retaining the turquoise colouring. The Nintendo DS version also features multiple new types of Spinners:

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Sliver/Plated Spinners cannot be destroyed.
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Prism Spinners disappear and reappear.
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Electro Spinners strictly cause electric shocks.

Sonic Generations

In the HD versions of Sonic Generations, the Electro Spinner reappears in Speed ​​Highway, Seaside Hill (replacing the Flappers of the original Seaside Hill) and Rooftop Run. They have the same design and attack pattern as in Sonic Colors.

Sonic Lost World

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World, Electro Spinners can be found throughout most of the stages, namely in Windy Hill, Frozen Factory, Silent Forest and Sky Road. They retain their attack pattern from past appearances.

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