Metal Sonic (Sonic Forces boss)
From Sonic Retro
|Game: Sonic Forces
|Level: Red Gate Bridge
|Hits to defeat: 5
|Fought by: Modern Sonic + Avatar
A replica of Metal Sonic appears as the fifth boss of Sonic Forces, and is the first one to be faced with Modern Sonic and the Avatar together. He is the only boss that is fought during a regular stage, and the music that plays for this boss battle is a remix of the US Bad Future version of Stardust Speedway.
After the player passes a checkpoint in Red Gate Bridge, Metal Sonic will appear on the bridge and proceed to run away from the player. Throughout the battle, a wall of energy cubes will chase the player, causing damage if they are not moving fast enough or stall in place for too long. Red Star Rings will also appear for the player to collect early into the fight.
Metal Sonic's main attack is to create harmful pillars of energy using electrified versions of Infinite's energy cubes. To damage him, the player must boost to get close enough to use a Homing Attack on him. When Metal Sonic's health drops below half, he will change his attack pattern and begin using the Maximum Overdrive Attack, which must be avoided either by jumping over it, using Quick Step, or hitting him with the Wispon. He will also protect himself by gathering Moto Bugs when the player gets close, which can be knocked away with consecutive Homing Attacks to damage Metal Sonic.
The player must not take too long to defeat Metal Sonic. If they take too long, they will eventually come to a dead end where Metal Sonic escapes and leaves the player to be caught by the cube wave, thus forcing the player to restart the fight.
When enough damage has been dealt to Metal Sonic, the player will be prompted to use a Double Boost to rush down Metal Sonic, landing the finishing blow.