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Death Egg Zone
Final level, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)
Number of Acts: 1
Level theme: Death Egg
Sub-boss: Mecha Sonic
Boss: Giant Mech
Wing Fortress Zone
For the Sonic & Knuckles level, see Death Egg Zone (Sonic & Knuckles). For other uses, see Death Egg (disambiguation).

Death Egg Zone is the eleventh and final Zone of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, taking place on the Death Egg itself. This level shares layout tiles and a palette with Chemical Plant Zone.

Overview

After taking out the Wing Fortress, Sonic/Tails chases Dr. Eggman up to his escape shuttle and hitch a ride, docking into the Doctor's space station.

This Zone consists only of two short walkways leading up to two boss battles. The first of which is Mecha Sonic, who fights Sonic/Tails within an enclosed arena with Eggman watching from a small window in the center of the arena. After the robot is defeated, Eggman will panic and run down the next corridor, with Sonic/Tails chasing him to a larger arena.

The final boss!

The Doctor then hops into the cockpit of the Death Egg Robot, a robot made in Eggman's likeness that serves as the final boss of the game, requiring a whopping 12 hits to defeat whereas all other bosses required 8 hits. As the player is not provided any Rings before either of the two fights, one false move means having to restart from Mecha Sonic.

If the player defeats this boss, the Death Egg explodes, and Sonic/Tails just about survives by hurling himself out of an airlock into space. Looking like the end for our hero as he descends through the stratosphere, Tails (or Sonic, if Tails is being played as) appears and catches him on the Tornado, thus ending the game. If Sonic has all seven Chaos Emeralds, the good ending is unlocked, which will show Super Sonic flying by the Tornado instead of Tails catching Sonic.

In other media

Sonic the Comic

In Sonic the Comic #6, set after Sonic 2, Sonic and Tails learn that the Death Egg is about to fall from the sky, so they use a shuttle at the abandoned Wing Fortress Zone to fly up to it. There, Sonic finds the outdated and malfunctioning Mecha Sonic and finishes it off, then uses the Death Egg's control panel to redirect the space station away from the Emerald Hill Zone after sending Tails out in the station's only remaining escape pod. Sonic then escapes onto the pod just as the Death Egg falls out of orbit and crashes into the ocean.

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