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Mecha Ashika

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Mecha Ashika
Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)
Level: Aqua Lake Zone
Hits to defeat: 6

Mecha Ashika (メカアシカ)Media:Sonic 2 GG JP Manual.pdf[1] is the boss of Aqua Lake Zone, the third level in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit). This boss is notable for requiring a more indirect attack strategy than most of the game's bosses.

Strategy

When he first confronts sonic, Mecha Ashika will promptly blow an explosive balloon on its nose; the balloon will pop before the badnik can throw it at Sonic, damaging it and giving the player a clue on how to defeat the robotic pinneped.

The Mecha Ashika's main tactic is slowly shuffling towards Sonic, leaping towards him with a tail slap when it gets close enough; if Sonic tries to jump on the boss, it will catch him and bounce him for a few seconds before throwing him across the room. After this, the seal will again try to inflate its trademark explosive balloons; Sonic must attack these when they are almost inflated, popping them and damaging the sea lion (failure to attack the balloon will cause Mecha Ashika to use it as a projectile). Repeating this five more times causes the robot to seemingly throw a tantrum as it explodes, allowing Sonic to proceed to Green Hills Zone.

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