Wing Fortress Zone

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Wing Fortress Zone

Wing Fortress Zone
Tenth level, Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Number of Acts: 1
Level theme: flying fortress
Boss: Barrier Eggman
Maximum rings: 196 + 100
Wing Fortress Zone is the tenth zone found in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. It is worth noting that this level features two of the three cutscenes in the game (the third being the end sequence), with Tails' Tornado first being shot down by Dr. Robotnik's laser as Sonic hops on to the flying ship, and then at the end of the level, when Sonic runs to catch Robotnik's spaceship as he flees to the Death Egg and when Tails re-appears in the Tornado, fully repaired after the damage it withstood in Sky Chase Zone and sporting a new rocket booster. The booster reappears in the opening sequence of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, but not in the ending of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
Tails gives a ride to Sonic on the repaired Tornado (which now features a booster) to help Sonic reach Death Egg Zone
A small piece of the Wing Fortress Zone appears in Sky Chase Zone, but you will not be able to see it completely. The Wing Fortress has several differences from the final version. It is possible to note that some windows have been removed and others added, in addition to rivets, a long metal frame in the left and a small platform near the propellers of the lower left corner.

Instruction Manual Description

You've found Robotnik's secret stronghold - a flying battleship. Could this be Sonic's final fight?

Sonic 2 US Manual, p. 16

Sonic Team Commentary (from Sonic Jam Strategy Guide)

This stage is the same as what appears in Sky Chase, so you can see that the entire thing is in the shape of an aircraft. Making the stage into the shape of an aircraft was particularly difficult. When playing as Super Sonic, making delicate movements becomes a bit difficult, but it still seems too bad that you can't fight the last boss with him.

Naoto Ohshima


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