Released: Sep. 10, 2017
Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Make way for the new boss in town, Big Shaker! With its powerful rotating engines, this machine can zip around at high speeds and smack unsuspecting fighters. It can also link up to systems that allow it to control the flow of water in its room, sweeping away opponents with powerful currents. Fans of my YouTube channel might recognize this as being based on one of my older models. Now it is back with a shiny new look and is ready to battle!
The design of this model comes from a mixture of three games: Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic Colors, and Sonic Mania. Just like with my alternate version of Heavy Mole, many design elements come from the enemy designs seen in Colors. The water world, Aquarium Park, was also a big source of inspiration, which can be seen in things like the swirly emblem on each engine and the little green lights. I was very glad to see Big Shaker return in a new form in Sonic Mania, so I included the side vents and gold-rimmed rocket nozzles from that version as well. The mesh is even constructed in such a way that it would be easy for someone to convert this model into the Mania boss.