Water Palace is the sixth level in the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, and an adaptation of the level Water Palace from Sonic Rush, and the only level in all of Sonic Generations that was exclusive to a handheld title. Classic Sonic had nods to classic underwater levels from the past, while Modern takes it the same way as in the original with high speed water running and water slides.
The enemies featured in this level include Knight Pawns, Klagens and Sea Pawns.
The Classic Act is practically almost all water, with some land parts that feature the water cannons from Sonic Rush Adventure's Pirates' Island, along with a new bubble gimmick that allows Sonic to reach greater heights. The water pumps in this Act require Sonic to press buttons to activate them. Near the end of the Act, a giant Sea Pawn will pursue Sonic through an underwater passageway and tear through the walls in an attempt to stop him.
||Clear Water Palace Act 1 in 4:00.00 without losing a life!
||15th Anniversary Figurine (Art)
||Collect 30 Rings in Water Palace Act 1 in 3:00.00!
||Right There, Ride On (Music)
||Keep the Pace
||Grab Time Items and clear Water Palace Act 1 in time!
||2005 Illustration (Art)
||Defeat 10 enemies in Water Palace Act 1 in 1:00.00!
||Jeh Jeh Rocket (Music)
||Clear Water Palace Act 1 in 2:00.00 without defeating enemies!
||Vela Nova (Music)
||Clear Water Palace Act 1 in 3:00.00 without taking a breather for bubbles!
The Modern Act is played much like the level's original appearance in Sonic Rush, including water slides for Sonic to slide down, sea mines to hitch a ride on, and crates to stomp through to proceed. Sonic is also capable of running on the water by boosting to reach higher routes above water.
||Clear Water Palace Act 2 in 6:00.00 without taking damage!
||2006 Illustration (Art)
||Collect 70 Rings in Water Palace Act 2 in 2:00.00!
||Blizzard Peaks Act 1/2 Mix (Music)
||Keep the Pace
||Grab Time Items and clear Water Palace Act 2 in time!
||Illustration 3 (Art)
||Defeat 15 enemies in Water Palace Act 2 in 3:00.00!
||Sky Babylon Act 1/2 Mix (Music)
||Clear Water Palace Act 2 in 6:00.00 without defeating enemies!
||A New Venture (Music)
||Get all Item Boxes in Water Palace Act 2 in 3:00.00!
||2008 Illustration (Art)
||Clear Water Palace Act 2 in 3:00.00 without using bubbles!
||Cream & Cheese (Model)