Crystal Cave

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Crystal Cave
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Crystal Cave
Fifth level, Sonic and the Black Knight
Location: The Highlands
Level theme: underground/cave
Non-English names:
  • JP: クリスタル・ケイブ
Titanic Plain | Molten Mine

Crystal Cave is the fifth stage of Sonic and the Black Knight for the Wii. Eroded out of the grassy rocks of Titanic Plain by underground rivers, Crystal Cave is a labyrinth of overlarge cavern systems. Giant, spiral stalactites hang down from the rocky ceiling, while on the cave floor giant blue crystals and glowing mushrooms grow within the subterranean rocky debris.


Although he should be making haste to complete Nimue's quests in order to free the kingdom from King Arthur's tyranny, Sonic is instead answering a child's plea by preventing a crowd of villagers from becoming dragon food. After racing across Titanic Plain, Sonic arrives at Crystal Cave, where the beast has - for now - simply imprisoned the Arthurian folk.

Dashing through the caves (and through hordes of Arthur's troops), Sonic sets the villagers free, and everyone escapes before the dragon returns to feed. Strangely enough, the fell beast doesn't actually get justly slain during the course of SatBK's main story - although Sonic and the Knights of the Round Table can return to Dragon's Lair and dispatch it as an optional later mission.

Returning back from The Highlands with Nimue's deadline long past, Sonic finds the distraught child to tell her that her family is free - only for it to be revealed that said child is Nimue in magical disguise. The Lady of the Lake tells Sonic that by helping the "child", Sonic has fulfilled her last quest: offer compassion to those in need. Returning to her home in Deep Woods, Nimue agrees to at last tell Sonic how to defeat King Arthur.


  • Special Challenge: Rescue the townspeople - 250 followers
  • Rush Hour: Reach the goal without running into anyone - 100 followers
  • Rampage: Defeat 50 enemies - 350 followers
  • Collect Rings: Collect 100 rings - 250 followers
  • Chain of Rings: Collect 100 ring chains - 150 followers
  • Pass through the Goal: Reach the goal in time - 600 followers
  • Go for the Goal: Reach the Goal - 350 followers
  • Legacy: Reach the Goal - 200 followers

Items which can be acquired in the Crystal Cave missions include:

Cursed Rapier, Moonstone, Tome of Jewels, Emerald, Lump of Iron, Beautiful Crystal, Rock Salt, Bronze Helm, Daisy, Steel Longsword, Cursed Longsword, Rusty Rapier, Aquamarine, White Ring, Rabbit's Tail, Expensive Broach


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