Grunt (戦闘員, Combatant in Japan) is an enemy that appears in Neo Bomberman.
Grunt moves at a normal pace, only turning upon collision with a wall or bomb. It tends to turn in a consistently clockwise or counterclockwise direction. If a player lines up with it horizontally or vertically, and there are no more than four tile spaces between them, it will move toward that player. Each time it is hit with an explosion, it will move very quickly for a period of time while.
It will harm the player on collision and takes 3 hits (1P/L6), or 4 hits (2P) to defeat.
Grunt is the only monster with unique flickering sprite—hitting it with an explosion will result a frightened pose.
- Neo Geo Freak (December 1996), pg. 43