From Sonic Retro

This enemy actually appeared in SatAM's pilot episode and was called a "Buzzbomber". Make what you will of that. ~ Joseph Collins (U|T|C) 19:21, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

The design is slightly different, so the Spinball version may be based on earlier concept art for the cartoon. They're so similar it can't be a coincidence. The back of the US Genesis version's box does mention Buzz Bombers, so I think it's safe to say that's what this enemy is supposed to be. --Pecky (talk) 09:12, 9 May 2018 (CDT)