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Grand Metropolis

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Grand Metropolis
Third level, Sonic Heroes
Level theme: urban
Secondary level theme: industrial
Ocean Palace | Power Plant

Grand Metropolis is the third level of Sonic Heroes. This huge, bustling city has fallen into the hands of "Doctor Eggman". Time to race through the skylines!

This futuristic city appears to be (at least, before its impromptu occupation by the Eggman Empire) controlled by the monopolistic HEXAeco energy company. Many of the buildings are emblazoned with the corporation's logo, and the iridescent roadways are powered by HEXAeco energy. Despite all the E-series robots trooping about the place, traffic still flows at breakneck pace as hovercars and lorries zoom through the skies.

Story

After defeating the Egg Hawk in Ocean Palace, the teams head into the city. Team Sonic finds the metropolis controlled by Eggman and intends to remove his influence in a style not dissimilar to their classic goals. Team Dark also knows that Eggman has control, and plans to destroy all of the badniks swarming the city, which in a kind of roundabout way would also liberate it. Team Rose is again following Amy's heart, which tells her that Sonic is somewhere in the city. Team Chaotix has also found themselves in the city, being instructed by their employer to do away with the robots in the city, but this may land them in conflict with Team Dark.

Missions

The normal / extra missions, along with their respective rank requirements, are:

Normal Missions

A-Rank B-Rank C-Rank D-Rank E-Rank Mission 1
Team Sonic 60,000 55,000 45,000 35,000 <35,000 Rescue the city under the control of Eggman!
Team Dark 65,000 60,000 50,000 40,000 <40,000 Crush the city under the control of Eggman!
Team Rose 50,000 45,000 38,000 25,000 <25,000 Stroll through the modern city!
Team Chaotix 65,000 60,000 50,000 40,000 <40,000 Clear out the enemies in the city!

Extra Missions

A-Rank B-Rank C-Rank D-Rank E-Rank Mission 2
Team Sonic 58,000 52,000 42,000 32,000 <32,000 Get to the Goal Ring within 5 minutes!
Team Dark 8:00 8:30 9:30 11:00 >11:00 Defeat 100 enemies!
Team Rose 3:45 4:30 5:00 7:00 >7:00 Collect 200 rings!
Team Chaotix 60,000 55,000 40,000 35,000 <35,000 Clear out the enemies within 8 minutes!

Errors

  • On the Xbox version of the game, the clouds aren't present on the background and the escalator's texture animation is static due to graphical glitches. This also applies to Power Plant, the 1st team battle, and the action race of this stage to these glitches. The 2nd PlayStation version has only the static texture animation for the escalators like the Xbox version.
  • The energy pipe glass as an object is rendered improperly, causing the walls and all non-object geometry (except for parts of the sky) to be invisible with the sky being viewable from the pipe's glass. This is due to the wrong material render flag that was assigned for the object. This happens on systems outside of the PlayStation 2.
  • In Team Chaotix's mission, after Vector says "Boy, it doesn't look good", Espio says "I'll handle it". However, the subtitles read "Leave this to me".

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