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Game: Sonic Unleashed
Affiliation: Eggman Empire

The Interceptor is a large, hovering Badnik from Sonic Unleashed, and is sometimes referred to as a mini-boss.


The Interceptor's main body is a large cyan sphere mounted with a single eye and a parabolic laser cannon, and the arms are connected to the body by sphere-shaped shoulders. Rollers are outfitted to the bulky forearms as the Badnik's hands.

Built as the ultimate in mid-sized anti-Sonic weaponry, the Interceptor's main function is to chase after Sonic during day stages. Dr. Eggman has only manufactured one of them, but it appears in multiple scenes. The Interceptor's attack patterns vary between versions:

Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version

In the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Sonic Unleashed, the Interceptor has three attacks. Its main attack consists of a laser that can be dodged by Quick Stepping. They can also pound the ground causing a shock wave that Sonic must jump over, and if Sonic falls too far behind, then it can use a punching attack to knock him forward. The Interceptor in this version appears in Dragon Road Acts 1 and 1-2, Skyscraper Scamper Acts 1, 1-2 and 3, Jungle Joyride Acts 1 and 1-2, and Savannah Citadel Act 5. It is immune to Sonic's attacks, so the player must run away from it until Sonic escapes.

Wii/PlayStation 2 version

In Wii and PlayStation 2 versions, the Interceptor tries to run over Sonic using the wheels at the ends of its arms (this can be avoided by Quick Stepping). In addition, it only appears in the second Windmill Isle day stage and Eggmanland, and its appearance is heralded by the day boss music. The Interceptor in this version can be defeated by being hit with a Sonic Boost five times. When it overtakes Sonic and the camera moves behind it, it will be vulnerable for a short period of time.


Eggman's ultimate masterpiece in mid-sized anti-Sonic weaponry. It boasts extreme durability and a wide variety of attacks.

At present, only one has been made, but it dogs Sonic through multiple scenes.

— Encyclopedia, Sonic Unleashed 360/PS3 version

A massive foe from the narrow alleys of Apotos Village.

Art Gallery, PS2/Wii version of Sonic Unleashed


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