A Bomb Flapper in Sonic Heroes
|First appearance||Sonic Heroes (2003)|
|Latest appearance||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS (2009)|
|Variant of||Egg Flapper|
Bomb Flappers heavily resemble Egg Flappers, and have the round torso, black undercarriage, dome-shaped head, airplane-like wings, the two turbines on their backs that serve as jetpacks, pointy nose and panel-based mouth, and the flight visors that Flappers have. However, unlike the typical Flapper, Bomb Flappers are primarily magenta with red details, and they have claws on their undercarriage that they use to carry bombs, which they can drop on others.
In gameplay, Bomb Flappers have few hit points and float in a fixed position in midair. When they spot the playable characters, a speech balloon containing an exclamation point will appear above the Bomb Flappers. As a part of their attack patterns, they will periodically drop orange bombs so that they hit the ground directly below them. When hitting the ground, these bombs will then explode. Touching this explosion will cause the playable characters to take damage.
Because they float in midair, the Bomb Flappers typically float outside the reach of most of the player's attacks. The easiest way to destroy them is by using Thunder Shoot to knock them out of the sky, leaving them open to any attack. If Thunder Shoot is leveled up to at least Level 2, it could possibly defeat a Bomb Flapper within one hit. Destroying a Bomb Flapper grants 100 points to the playable characters.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS)
In the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, a Bomb Flapper is the subject of the Defeat Bomb Flapper! mini-game in Adventure Tours mode. In it, a Bomb Flapper, which has been modified by a Shy Guy to drop Bob-ombs, drops its ammunition around the field. The objective is for the playable character, Waluigi, to throw the Bob-ombs back at the Bomb Flapper several times within a minute. The Bomb Flapper occasionally drops green Bob-ombs that chase after Waluigi.
Names in other languages
- Sonic Heroes Shogakukan guide, page 33.