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Altar Emerald

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Altar Emerald
Eighth level, Sonic Advance 3
Number of Acts: 1
Location: Angel Island
Level theme: ancient ruins
Sub-boss: G-merl
Boss: Hyper Eggrobo
Maximum rings: 16 + 0
Non-English names:
  • JP: アルターエメラルド
    Arutā Emerarudo
Chaos Angel | Nonaggression

Altar Emerald is the eighth and regular final Zone of Sonic Advance 3, which the player immediately travels to after defeating the Egg Gravity and clearing Chaos Angel. Once this Zone has been reached, it can be accessed again via Chaos Angel's Zone Map by moving just a bit further past the Boss Capsule and finding the Final Zone Ring.

Overview

This Zone is similar to Death Egg Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in that instead of a full-length platforming level, it's simply a straight path with two back-to-back boss fights (with Rings, this time). Said bosses are G-merl and the Hyper Eggrobo. After beating Dr. Eggman, if Sonic is the lead character and all 7 Chaos Emeralds have been collected, G-merl will go rogue and harness the power of the Emeralds, thus the true final zone will appear, Nonaggression. If not, the normal ending will play in which the heroes attack Eggman, but the scientist escapes along with G-merl, followed by the Master Emerald restoring the planet to its original state.

Since the Master Emerald is found here, this area must be located on Angel Island, and presumably represents the same place as the Emerald Shrine in Sonic Adventure.

Music

The music that plays in this zone is a remix of Holy Summit's theme from Sonic Battle.

Ranking

The following are the required clear times to get each medal:

Gold Silver Bronze
VS. Boss Under 2'30"00 2'30"00 — 3'00"00 Over 3'00"00

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