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.
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.
Concept art for Sonic the Hedgehog.
Concept art for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I.
Moto Bug render for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I.
|Promotional Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Xbox 360 avatar prop.
Moto Bug render for Sonic Colours.
Moto Bug render for Sonic Generations.
Moto Bug render for Sonic Runners.
|Game||Object ID #||Code offset||Mappings offset||Compressed art offset||Subparameters|
|Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)||$40||$F61A||$F7AE||$37582 (Nemesis Format, 29 blocks)||$00|
|Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear)||$08|
|Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Nick Arcade)||$40||$F248||$AD7B0||$00|
|Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)|
|Sonic the Hedgehog 4|