Egg Walker (Sonic Adventure 2)
From Sonic Retro
|First seen: Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)
|Users: Dr. Eggman, Big the Cat
|Created by: Dr. Eggman
The walker features a guided laser blaster (like that of E-102 γ in Sonic Adventure) and a single shot "Volkan Cannon" for destroying wooden crates. The center of the chassis also conceals a spring-loaded boxing glove for close combat. Upgrades available in the game include the Jet Engine, a leg attachment for hovering, and the Large Cannon, a Volkan Cannon enhancement to allow it to destroy metal crates. In the 2-player mode, additional weaponry is gained when a multiple of 20 Rings is obtained, such as a multi-shot laser, a heat-seeking Rocket Launcher, and a gigantic Power Laser. The latter two can be seen in Story Mode when fighting against Dr. Eggman as Tails for the second time.
The Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure 2 features an unlockable camouflage paint job when all of Eggman's missions have been cleared, and additional Halloween and Christmas-themed paint jobs as VMU downloads. In Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, it is possible to unlock a different camouflage paint job and black soldier uniform for Eggman when all of Eggman's missions have been cleared with an A-Rank; when selected, the Egg Walker will not be able to lock-on, but can use the Power Laser for every 10 Rings collected. These alternate paint jobs are only available in the 2P Battle mode.
Big the Cat also uses the Egg Walker in the 2P Battle mode.
The following are the special attacks used by the Egg Walker in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle's multiplayer mode:
|Fires many Homing Missiles simultaneously.
|Fires 12 rockets upwards.
|Fires a super-size laser from the front.
In other media
In issue #254 of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series by Archie Comics, Dr. Eggman had rebuilt a wrecked Egg Mobile into the an Egg Walker when he decided to personally take out G.U.N.'s aircraft carrier, and outfitted two sidecars for Orbot and Cubot to use. After wiping out many of G.U.N.'s forces, Eggman detonated the Egg Walker and escaped, sinking the aircraft carrier.
In issue #55 of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series by IDW Publishing, Dr. Eggman had deployed the Egg Walker during his raid on Starline Base Sigma. Following after Tails and Metal Sonic into the base, Eggman took on Surge using the mech, however the tenrec had overpowered the mech using the stolen Dynamo Cage and absorbed its Chaos Drive power source.