From Sonic Retro
|Game: Sonic Mania|
|Affiliation: Eggman Empire|
|Hits to defeat: 1|
These Badniks use the same concept as the Nebulas from Sky Chase Zone, but their shells have a green cacti pattern to fit the western desert theme. They wait inside their shells atop cacti, disguising themselves until the player approaches them, then they will pop out and lift off. Once airborne, they will use the same attack pattern as the black-shelled models, in which they fly above the player and drop spiky projectiles on them. A Spin Jump is enough to take them out.
They can be seen in all three versions of Act 1. In Sonic/Tails/Mighty/Ray's version of the Act, they will appear wherever there is cacti. In both Knuckles' version and the Encore Mode version, they are found in the very high sections.
- Internally named in the PC version's files.