(Redirected from Egg Cerberus)
From Sonic Retro
Egg-Cerberus is the first boss encountered in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) by virtue of being the first in Sonic's story, but also appears (in a different location) as the first boss of Shadow's playthrough.
Robotnik sics the towering robotic guard dog on Sonic and Tails when they run into Dusty Desert to rescue Princess Elise - a rare example of the boss fight occurring at the start of a level rather than at the end. Fought in a circular coliseum, Egg-Cerberus charges back and forth around the arena, periodically rearing up and sending out shockwave blasts to demolish anything in its immediate vicinity. The boss cannot be damaged directly; Sonic has to use its tail and metallic spine as a grind-rail to get to the control antennae atop its head. Egg-Cerberus thrashes around in an attempt to dislodge the hedgehog, but while Sonic holds on the player has some control over the dog's direction, and can send him cannoning head-first into the arena walls (or, for extra damage, a collapsible statue) to reduce its health bar.
Shadow's fight against the boss comes in White Acropolis, but mechanically, the boss is almost identical. Rendering Shadow's fight slightly more difficult are the absence of any statues for extra damage on impact, and the presence of Egg Gunners dotted around the arena.
Whether the bosses represent a single robot that gets repaired in between the two fights, or two distinct robots of the same model, is never specified.
The S-Rank can be obtained by scoring 30,000 points.
There are 3 keys to achieving the S-rank: