From Sonic Retro
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|Game: Sonic Chaos|
|Level: Mecha Green Hill Zone|
|Hits to defeat: 8 (|
The Tree Crawler is some kind of trunk-hugging construct seen crawling on a robotic palm tree. While shimmying up and down the palm, the machine spits out two different kinds of projectiles from a cannon hidden inside its back, the kind which is random. One of the projectiles is a blue flame that travels horizontally in a straight line, and the other is a spread-shot of three smaller projectiles.
If it climbs too high up the tree, it will slide down and slam the ground beneath it, instantly killing the player if they happen to be underneath it even if they have Rings. This only poses as a problem in the Game Gear version, as the Master System version has the tree base surrounded by spikes, therefore the player has no reason to stand there.
Not nearly as problematic as its Sleeping Egg predecessor, the boss can be defeated through the standard tactic of 'dodge the attacks and jump on its head'. After destroying it, the player moves on to Aqua Planet Zone.
Its Japanese name derives from the Japanese word kamadome, meaning "Do not cut the trees".