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Shattered World Crisis
- From a reader's perspective, this picks up from where the original pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity left off.
A group of Burrobots were stationed in Crystal Cave to excavate the Chaos Emerald inside. Amidst the Shattered World Crisis, some of the members of the Knothole Freedom Fighters came to Crystal Cave and shut down the Burrobots, their fellow badniks, and other systems so that they could steal the Chaos Emerald; however, the Burrobots came back online after about an hour and tried stopping the Freedom Fighters, but without luck. (StH: #260, #261, #262)
An early model of the Burrobot created by could be seen in the Skull Egg Zone. They have a blue body consisting of a round torso and a large head with round white eyes and black pupils, grey disks for ear pieces and a large grey cone-shaped drill bit for a nose. On their head they wear a yellow hard hat. Their chest is grey, their shoulders are yellow and round, and their two arms are grey with three sharp fingers on each hand. As legs, they have tracked wheels on each side, which runs between two wheels; one is small and one is bigger.
Later models of the Burrobot are much more detailed, and the ear pieces also have red bottom placed screws.
The Burrobots' specialty is digging with their drill-nose.
- Burrobot is based on the like-named badnik (known as Mogurin in Japan) from the Genesis and Game Gear Game Sonic the Hedgehog. Wheras the game version was red, blue, and grey, comic Burrobot was yellow and blue with a red cap. Burrobot's Genesis counterpart lurks underground with its nose sticking out, popping out of the ground when approached, and appears in Labyrinth Zone and Scrap Brain Zone. The Game Gear version just rolls back and forth, but turns into a jumping fool on approach, and is only found in Labyrinth Zone. Comic Burrobot does not appear to be capable of jumping. A similar robot, with the Game Gear version's abilities, appeared in Gimmick Mountain Zone in the Game Gear Game, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Another similar badnik is Grounder.