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Moto Bug

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Moto Bug, called Motora (モトラ) in Japan is an enemy (badnik) which debuted in the video game Sonic the Hedgehog. They are loosely based on ladybirds and are designed to simply move forwards along the ground, stopping and reversing should they hit a cliff or obstacle.

A Moto Bug is the very first enemy a player sees in Sonic the Hedgehog, and so, much like the Goomba of Super Mario Bros. has become an iconic enemy in the series. Moto Bugs are amongst the easiest enemies to destroy as they have no form of self defense - they are easy to outmaneuver, and can be taken out either by a jump or a roll.

Despite this, Moto Bugs are the most common cause of death for new players, as if he/she does nothing, or just holds Right, one will kill Sonic in the opening stage of the game.

Moto Bugs are found in Green Hill Zone, although prototype screenshots suggest they were once set to appear in Spring Yard Zone, also.

Other Appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

Moto Bugs would not return to a Sonic game until the year 2010. On January 27th, 2010, the Sega of America Blog revealed concept artwork of a redesigned Moto Bug to be used in Sonic the Hedgehog 4. The same Moto Bug is also available as a promotional ]]Xbox 360]] avatar prop.

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