Green Grove Zone

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Green Grove Zone
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Green Grove Zone
First Zone, Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island
Number of Acts: 3
Location: Flicky Island
Level theme: tropical island
Boss: Green Grove Zone boss
Maximum rings, Act 1: 103 + 121
Maximum rings, Act 2: 59 + 151 (MD),
141 (SAT) + 45 (SAT), 55 (MD)
Maximum rings, Act 3: 28
Flickies, Act 1: 4 + 4 1 + 1
Flickies, Act 2: 3 + 1 + 1 2 + 3 + 2 0 + 1 + 2
Non-English names:
Rusty Ruin Zone

Green Grove Zone is the first Zone of Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Saturn, coming before Rusty Ruin Zone. As with other stages in this game, Green Grove consists of two standard Acts followed by a third Act containing only the boss fight. In Acts 1 and 2, Sonic must free captured Flickies from inside Badniks, depositing five of the birds into a Goal Ring to progress between sections of the level (usually three per Act).

The music from the Mega Drive version was reused in Sonic Adventure for a section of Windy Valley.


The pause screen for this Zone in the Saturn version.

Green Grove is Sonic 3D's typically Green-Hill-esque opening stage. Checkered brown soil, loop-the-loops, pealm trees, and idyllic waterfalls come as standard tropical fare. There are also Spin Dash-able walls and winding underground passageways for the more adventurous hedgehog - and giant cannons, too, for some reason. Geographically, the Zone is located on Flicky Island.

The visual differences in the Saturn version include the water in the puddles rippling even if not touched, water transparency, more obviously visible in the waterfall section of Act 1, the bridges shift due to weight, more flowers along the edges of the level, along with the addition of mushrooms, worker moles, woodpeckers and tree climbing monkeys.


The hills are alive with the sound of camshafts, engines, and various other machinery. The Flickies have been turned into nasty robots, and it’s up to you to guide Sonic through Green Grove Zone!

Sonic 3D US manualMedia:Sonic3D Sat US manual.pdf[3]


Green Grove includes three different varieties of Badniks, none of which are named in official media, but are named in development tools:

Hunter — A robot that vaguely resembles a hermit crab. Releases a blue Flicky.
Scouter — An insect-like robot. Releases a purple Flicky.
Snake — A subterranean worm robot. Releases a red Flicky.

In other media

Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW comics)

In the Tails' 30th Anniversary Special one-shot from IDW Publishing, Green Grove Zone is the first location on Flicky Island to be visited by Sonic and Tails. It is there that the duo notice the railway tracks and crystals that have suddenly appeared all over the island, and Sonic is subsequently captured by Witchcart while fighting her Witchcarters. Setting free the trapped Flickies, Tails begins his adventure.


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