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*'''[[Aquatic Ruin Zone]]''', semi-submerged ruins in an overgrown forest.
 
*'''[[Aquatic Ruin Zone]]''', semi-submerged ruins in an overgrown forest.
 
*'''[[Casino Night Zone]]''', a huge, glitzy casino city with slot machines and pinball.
 
*'''[[Casino Night Zone]]''', a huge, glitzy casino city with slot machines and pinball.
*'''[[Hill Top Zone]]''', an earthquake-prone area with blue rocks and lava caves.
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*'''[[Hill Top Zone]]''', an earthquake-prone area with blue rocks, platform that fall in the end and lava caves.
 
*'''[[Mystic Cave Zone]]''', vine-festooned caverns beneath the island's surface.
 
*'''[[Mystic Cave Zone]]''', vine-festooned caverns beneath the island's surface.
 
*'''[[Oil Ocean Zone]]''', a massive petrochemicals refinery polluting the sea with black sludge.
 
*'''[[Oil Ocean Zone]]''', a massive petrochemicals refinery polluting the sea with black sludge.
*'''[[Metropolis Zone]]''', Robotnik's great city-factory, with oversized pistons and cogwheels.
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*'''[[Metropolis Zone]]''', Robotnik's great city-factory, with oversized pistons and cogwheels.  It has floating cubes with spikes that come out of every side.
 
And above the island:
 
And above the island:
 
*'''[[Sky Chase Zone]]''', where flying badniks patrol the island's airspace.
 
*'''[[Sky Chase Zone]]''', where flying badniks patrol the island's airspace.
 
*'''[[Wing Fortress Zone]]''', the Doctor's aerial fortress.
 
*'''[[Wing Fortress Zone]]''', the Doctor's aerial fortress.
And even ''higher'' above:
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And even, even, even, even ''higher'' above:
 
*'''[[Death Egg Zone]]''', the fat man's own personal doomsday moonlet.
 
*'''[[Death Egg Zone]]''', the fat man's own personal doomsday moonlet.
  

Revision as of 19:54, 14 February 2020

West Side Island is presumably the island which is pictured on the Sonic 2 title screen.
Hill Top Zone, one of West Side Island's varied areas.
Not to be confused with Sonic the Hedgehog - Westside Island, a hack of Sonic 1.

West Side Island, also known as The Illusionary Island[1], is the setting for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Mega Drive, as told by the Japanese manual. Miles Prower lived there before his first meeting with Sonic, receiving the nickname "Tails" from the resident animals. The island's peaceful idyll is shattered when, before the start of the game, Doctor Robotnik comes to West Side searching for the Chaos Emeralds.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the only game to have unequivocally visited West Side Island; Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) (along with many other early Sonic games) instead took place on South Island. Areas visited by Sonic and Tails on West Side Island include:

  • Emerald Hill Zone, grassy plains with waterfalls and Mobius strips.
  • Chemical Plant Zone, an industrial factory filled with pink, toxic Mega Mack.
  • Aquatic Ruin Zone, semi-submerged ruins in an overgrown forest.
  • Casino Night Zone, a huge, glitzy casino city with slot machines and pinball.
  • Hill Top Zone, an earthquake-prone area with blue rocks, platform that fall in the end and lava caves.
  • Mystic Cave Zone, vine-festooned caverns beneath the island's surface.
  • Oil Ocean Zone, a massive petrochemicals refinery polluting the sea with black sludge.
  • Metropolis Zone, Robotnik's great city-factory, with oversized pistons and cogwheels. It has floating cubes with spikes that come out of every side.

And above the island:

And even, even, even, even higher above:

Sonic Drift 2

Several locations in Sonic Drift 2 are the same as those in Sonic 2 (namely Emerald Hill, Casino Night, Hill Top, and Mystic Cave), so obviously occur on West Side Island too. Many of the other racetracks are Zones with no pre-existing appearances, so it is possible that several of these (like Desert Road or Dark Valley) are also located on West Side.

Sonic Mania

In Sonic Mania, there are two zones present that were already present in Sonic 2, Chemical Plant Zone and Oil Ocean Zone, but this game presents two more zones that are evidenced to be on West Side Island by transitions linked to the aforementioned zones. They are:

  • Studiopolis Zone, an urban area home to Dr. Eggman's TV studio, which is close to Chemical Plant Zone.
  • Mirage Saloon Zone, a desert with a Wild West motif, which is located near Oil Ocean Zone.

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Locations in the Sonic the Hedgehog Game Series
Islands   Christmas Island | South Island | West Side Island | Angel Island | Cocoa Island | Flicky Island | Prison Island | Onyx Island | Southern Island
Landmarks   Never Lake | Mount Mobius | Emerald Shrine | Tails' Workshop | Babylon Garden | Gaia Gate
Regions / Nations   Eggman Empire | Station Square | Mystic Ruins | United Federation | Central City | Soleanna | Monopole | City | Mystic Jungle
Vessels   Death Egg | Death Egg II | Egg Carrier | Space Colony ARK | Eggman Fleet
Planets / Planetoids   Mobius | Little Planet | Black Comet | Interstellar Amusement Park | Lost Hex
Dimensions   Special Stage | Maginaryworld | Sol Dimension | Arabian Nights | Twilight Cage | Grand Kingdom | White Space