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The Final Fight

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The Final Fight
Eighth level, Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island
Number of Acts: 1
Level theme: cyberspace
Maximum rings: 6
Prerequisite: Obtain 7 Chaos Emeralds
Panic Puppet Zone
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The Final Fight
Game: Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island

The Final Fight is the eighth and true final Zone of Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Saturn, coming after Panic Puppet Zone. The entire Zone is a single Act with just a boss battle against Dr. Eggman's final weapon, a multi-capable robot which has many ways to attack Sonic. This boss requires 10 hits to defeat, making it the longest and most challenging boss in the game. This Zone is only accessible if the player finishes the game with all seven Chaos Emeralds.

The level itself is simple in layout as the player is only given a limited space to move around in. As the battle goes on, more land is opened up to be travelled on.

Strategy

This boss fight is split into 2 rounds consisting of 5 phases. In each phase, the player must first avoid Eggman's assault, then jump on his head as he briefly moves into the platform. If the player successfully lands a hit, Eggman will retreat, and they can continue to the next phase. If they miss this window to attack, the phase will repeat. When the path to the next phase appears, the player only has a limited amount of time to reach the next phase - if they take too long, the floor will be electrified, instantly killing Sonic even if he has Rings.

PHASE 1: Lasers

The player should begin this fight by obtaining 3 of the 6 Rings on the southeastern edge. These are the only Rings available in this level.

Eggman will make his entrance from the bottom of the screen, and park at the northwestern edge of the grid, just out of reach. His first method of attack will be lasers fired from his fingertips. He will slide his hands along the northwestern edge for a couple of seconds, adjusting to Sonic's position, and then open fire. The southwestern hand will fire first, followed by the northeastern hand, and continue to alternate until six lasers have been fired. Eggman will then adjust his hands and fire a second time. After this, he will move into the grid, exposing himself to attack. Attack him to move on to the next phase.

PHASE 2: Flamethrower

Eggman will appear on the northwestern edge and spew a trail of flames which chases Sonic. He will then leave and reappear on the northeastern edge to send out a second trail of flames. Luckily, the previous trail of flames disappears when he deploys a new one. Eggman will appear once more on the northeastern edge and send out a third trail of flames. Immediately after, he will move into the grid. Attack him to move to the next phase.

PHASE 3: Armored Hands

Sonic must battle on a 2x8 grid for this phase. Eggman will deploy two autonomous hands and fly away. One hand will hover over the northwestern half of the grid, and the other will take to the southeastern half. They will attempt to move directly above Sonic in order to crush him. After a "charging up" sound effect plays, the hand closest to Sonic will slam down. After three attempts to crush Sonic, the hands will move to the ends of the grid and quickly sweep across. Eggman will reappear and move into the grid after the player dodges this attack. Attack him to move to the next phase.

PHASE 4: Aerial Bombs

Eggman will shoot 6 missiles into the air. The player should just keep moving, and avoid the shadows which appear. When all six missiles have fallen, Eggman will move into the grid. Attack him to move to the next phase.

PHASE 5: Ball Bearings

This is the most intimidating phase, but can also be the easiest if the player stays in the west corner while Eggman deploys a large quantity of bouncing projectiles. After firing three rounds, he will move into the grid so the player can attack him once more.

If this is the first time through the phases, Eggman will flee, and all five phases must be played through a second time. If this is the second time through, then Eggman will be defeated.

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