Mecha Sonic (Scrambled Egg Zone boss)
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The sixth and potentially final boss of 8-bit Sonic 2, Mecha Sonic awaits his biological counterpart at the end of Scrambled Egg Zone. As the Game Gear / Master System Sonic 2 was released before either 16-bit Sonic 2 or Sonic CD, this boss fight marked the very first time a mechanical Sonic was seen in the games. The name "Mecha Sonic" comes from the Japanese Manual; the boss was called "Silver Sonic" in the US manual.
Scrambled Egg's version of the robot is a same-size imitation of Sonic, mimicking all of his abilities, although strangely Mecha Sonic has a spin dash attack and Sonic does not in this game. When Sonic and Mecha Sonic's spin attacks collide, they bounce off each other, unlike the 16-bit iterations where Sonic comes off the loser. This makes for a fast and hectic, if easier, battle. Mecha Sonic is also equipped with jet boots that enable him to hover, and a sharp scissors-type tentacle, which sometimes protrudes from its torso when standing still. The robot takes 8 hits to kill.
If Sonic has successfully collected the 5 available Chaos Emeralds by this point, Mecha Sonic releases the sixth and final gem before being consumed by a fireball. It is only armed with six Emeralds that Sonic can proceed to Crystal Egg Zone and rescue Tails; otherwise, the Bad Ending plays.