Tidal Tempest

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Tidal Tempest
Tidal Tempest
Third level, Sonic CD
Number of Acts: 3
Level theme: underwater
Secondary level theme: ancient ruins
Boss: Robotnik (Tidal Tempest boss)
Maximum rings, Act 1: 106 + 170 (Present
and Past), 106 + 180 (Future)
Maximum rings, Act 2: 111 + 110 (Present
and Past), 111 + 140 (Future)
Maximum rings, Act 3: 30 + 70
Underwater areas: Yes
Non-English names:
Collision Chaos | Quartz Quadrant
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Tidal Tempest is the third round in Sonic CD. This stage takes place in flooded underwater ruins and thus resembles Labyrinth Zone to a great extent. Most of this level takes place underwater, so be on the lookout for oxygen bubbles!

Instruction Manual Description

As you dive into this underwater adventure, remember that you'll need air once in a while. If you go too long without it, a countdown appears. When the countdown reaches zero, you lose a Life.

Take a deep breath from air bubbles that drift up from certain blocks. Switches activate propellers, and the current will send you spinning. Grab onto the nearest pole to save yourself from steel spikes!

Sonic CD US Manual, p. 13

Difference between Time Zones

The Present hasn't been touched upon so much by Robotnik. Large pipes transfer water from different areas of this round, and secrets lie within the walls.
Primitive caves and early plant life litter around, and fish are plentiful in the clean water. The water seems to be filled with seascum or something. Keep an eye out for that Robotizer, too, or...
Bad Future
...Robotnik will succeed in conquering this round. Everything has been completely trashed, including the water. Rusty ledges, broken pipes, dead plants — this place hasn't been taken care of for a long time!
Good Future
If you happen to stop such a devastating event from happening, you'll get this instead. This world is much different, like a giant aquarium, with plants in glass cases and such.



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