From Sonic Retro
|First seen: Sonic R (1997)|
|Gender: None (attributed as Male)|
- Not to be confused with Mecha Knuckles from Sonic Advance or Mecha Knuckles from the Archie comics series.
Metal Knuckles was designed by Yuji Uekawa.
In video games
As with Sonic, Eggman prepared this secret weapon for the sake of overthrowing Knuckles, considering his existence to be a hindrance. Having the same power plant as Metal Sonic, speed and acceleration power are high, but like Knuckles, this robot can glide from high places.
[Appearance requirements] Collect 5 tokens in Reactive Factory in Grand Prix mode and finish better than fourth place to begin a one-on-one match with Metal Knuckles. Win this race and Metal Knuckles will become a possible choice on the character select screen.
— Sonic Channel
Metal Knuckles is often cited as the second-best racer in Sonic R, consistently beaten only by Super Sonic. The robot has not re-appeared in any official Sonic games since its debut, but was added to Minecraft as an official player skin, as part of the Sonic the Hedgehog collaboration on June 22nd, 2021.
In other media
- https://www.sonicstadium.org/2021/06/minecraft-sonic-dlc-its-official-and-out-now/ (Wayback Machine: 2021-06-22 21:35)