Rail Canyon (Sonic Heroes)

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Rail Canyon
Seventh stage, Sonic Heroes
Level themes: mountain/canyon, industrial
BINGO Highway | Bullet Station
For the Tails' Skypatrol level, see Rail Canyon Area.

Rail Canyon is the seventh level of Sonic Heroes. Eggman has made his base amidst the spires and plateaux of this Grand-Canyon-dwarfing ravine, and his diabolical machines shunt to and fro above the yawning void on tenuous, wiggly rails. As such, this is a level mostly spent grinding, in the same vein as Sonic Adventure 2's Final Rush. Gimmicks on this stage include light-rails which can be changed from blue to red via switches, opening up new routes. The Teams share the tracks with Rhino Liners, as well as large red/back traincars that resemble demonic caterpillars.


While Amy's been driving Team Rose forward up until now, it is Big and Cheese who push to advance into Rail Canyon, respectively reporting to sense Froggy and Chocola nearby. Team Sonic races towards their three-day deadline to find Eggman, determined to reach Bullet Station at the end of the canyon before sundown; Team Chaotix has simply been ordered to infiltrate the terminal station, making their objective the same. Lastly, "Eggman"'s cryptic words in Robot Carnival have disturbed Shadow, so he is determined that Team Dark must capture and interrogate the Doctor.


The normal / extra missions, along with their respective rank requirements, are:

Normal Missions

Rank A
Rank B
Rank C
Rank D
Rank E
Mission 1
Team Sonic 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 <20,000 Head for the terminal station!
Team Dark 45,000 40,000 35,000 30,000 <30,000 Find the entrance to Eggman's base!
Team Rose 38,000 36,000 32,000 28,000 <28,000 Go beyond the rails!
Team Chaotix 32,000 28,000 24,000 20,000 <20,000 Infiltrate the terminal station!

Extra Missions

Rank A
Rank B
Rank C
Rank D
Rank E
Mission 2
Team Sonic 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 <20,000 Get to the Goal Ring within 5 minutes!
Team Dark 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:30 >12:30 Defeat 100 enemies!
Team Rose 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 >6:30 Collect 200 rings!
Team Chaotix 34,000 32,000 30,000 25,000 <25,000 Infiltrate the terminal station within 6 minutes!

Level variants

Two Rail Canyon variants exist in the game, but have differences between the normal and the Chaotix versions. Notable things with the Chaotix version has differently made rails at the beginning of the level and beyond the train is the alternative route to the terminal while the Chaotix layout for the regular level (with extra power formation signs added at one rail switch area) was never used as the game uses the other variant for the team. Also, any team other than Chaotix doesn't have objects including goal rings placed into their layouts and all teams start at the exact point where Team Chaotix spawns at for this stage edit like Mystic Mansion.



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