Wacky Workbench

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Wacky Workbench
Wacky Workbench
Fifth level, Sonic CD
Number of Acts: 3
Level theme: industrial
Secondary level theme: mountain/canyon
Boss: Robotnik (Wacky Workbench boss)
Maximum rings, Act 1: 176 + 70 (Present),
176 + 60 (Past), 176 + 90 (Future)
Maximum rings, Act 2: 190 + 60 (Present),
187 + 70 (Past), 187 + 60 (Future)
Maximum rings, Act 3: 59 + 50
Non-English names:
Quartz Quadrant | Stardust Speedway
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Wacky Workbench is the fifth round in Sonic CD. A warehouse of maximum proportions, who knows what this place can hold? Floors bounce you high into the air, and electrical wires are hazardous. Watch out for freezing machines!

Hidden near the beginning of the Bad Future of Zone 1 is a large Robotnik statue. If you find it, it will spout spikeballs at you! In the Past, there's a statue of an angel in its place that gives you rings.


Electricity rules the Wacky Workbench, and the ground isn't always grounded! If you land on it when it's flashing, the current will bounce you high into the air. Turbines and bobbins send you spinning. Press Button A, B or C to sling yourself clear. Whirl yourself dizzy on turntable platforms, and don't get iced by the exhaust vents! When the electrical conduits around you begin to flicker, get out of the way or you'll be in for a shock!

Sonic CD US Manual, p. 14

Difference between Time Zones

The present Wacky Workbench is a large warehouse filled with crazy gadgets, like flashing floors that bounce you up and electric webs.
A very lively place in the past, Wacky Workbench was still under construction. Many things don't work yet, or aren't quite the same. One mechanic that was removed in the Present and Futures: poles you can slide across to avoid falling into an electric beam. Remember, get that machine here, or else...
Bad Future
...the entire factory will be left to rot. The bad future has rusted bars and feels like it will collapse any minute. The round also has dimmer light, considering most of the headlights have been smashed.
Good Future
However, without Robotnik's influence, the round becomes bright and vibrant, and just as crazy as ever. Just look at those pink structures! Wait... what?!


  • Poh-Bee - Chunky bee bots that fly through the air and fire flashing projectiles
  • Bata-pyon - Grasshopper bots that spring around gleefully
  • Semi - A Cicada Badnik
  • Minomusi - A Bagworm Badnik


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