From Sonic Retro
|Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)|
|Level: Aqua Lake Zone|
|Hits to defeat: 6|
Mecha Ashika (メカアシカ) 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.
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.
|Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)|