Mecha Sonic (Scrambled Egg Zone boss)
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From Sonic Retro
The sixth and potentially final boss of 8-bit Sonic 2, Mecha Sonic awaits the player 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 copy of Sonic was seen in any Sonic game. 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 the same size as Sonic, mimics all of his abilities, although strangely Mecha Sonic has a spin dash attack, yet Sonic lacks the Spin Dash in this game. When Sonic and Mecha Sonic's spin attacks collide, both characters bounce off each other, unlike the 16-bit iterations where Sonic takes a hit. 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 will release the sixth and final gem upon defeat. Only when Sonic has collected all six Emeralds can he proceed to Crystal Egg Zone and rescue Tails, thus triggering the good ending.