Information about the Zone
First appearance : Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)
Game appearances : Sonic the Hedgehog 2 16-bit (1992), Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles (1994), Sonic Drift 2 (1995), Sonic Battle (2003), Sonic Forces (2017).
Different versions : E.G.G. Station Zone (Sonic 4 Episode 1 (2010), Death Egg Robot bossfight (Sonic Generations (consoles, PC) (2011)), Egg Hangar (Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012)).
Zone description : Dr. Robotnik’s great and mighty station designed to become his center of world conquest, the Death Egg Zone is a demonstration of the mechanical power of the Eggman Empire. Hovering in orbit around the planet, a mechanical moon in the shape of Dr. Robotnik’s head, Death Egg Station is a full-fledged station where robots are built, mechanisms are charged, and tactical maneuvers are performed. Despite its enormous power consumption (there is a monstrous-sized generator in the center of the station), it is capable of generating even higher amounts of energy on its own for evil purposes. As the capital of the Eggman Empire, the Death Egg Zone, in all its forms, is one of the most dangerous places Sonic has ever visited.
OSTs used in this Zone
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 16-bit (1992)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles (1994) [Act 1]
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles (1994) [Act 2]
Sonic Drift 2 (1995)
Sonic Battle (2003)
Sonic Forces (2017) [Prison Hall]
Sonic Forces (2017) [Egg Gate]
Sonic Forces (2017) [Death Egg]
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)
The supersonic hero Sonic the Hedgehog arrives on his new plane, the Tornado, on West Side Island, where he meets his new friend Miles “Tails” Prower, a little fox who is interested in the plane. Despite his shyness, Tails loves to fix and build machines, so he is immediately interested in the Tornado. Thanks to that, Sonic and Tails begin a friendship on this basis. Soon, the evil Dr. Robotnik arrives on West Side Island and kidnaps the animals, putting them in robots to find the Chaos Emeralds and build his ultimate weapon – the space station Death Egg. Sonic, this time with the help of Tails, once again faces the villain in battle.
After destroying Dr. Robotnik’s main base on West Side Island in the Metropolis Zone, the villain activates a huge aircraft and flees the scene into the sky over the island. Using a modified Tornado piloted by Tails, Sonic managed to sneak aboard the Wing Fortress Zone (unfortunately, the Tornado and Tails were shot down, so Sonic went on his own). There, Sonic made his way into the control room and destroyed the ship’s control center. Using the rocket hidden in the flying fortress, Robotnik tries to escape to the Death Egg prototype station in space, but Sonic clings to the rocket and follows Robotnik to the Death Egg. On the station the hero fights the doctor’s new robot Mecha Sonic as well as Death Egg Bot. After defeating Robotnik and escaping from the Death Egg, Sonic returns to Tails and his animal friends using his Super Sonic form, which he obtained thanks to seven Chaos Emeralds collected earlier.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles (1994)
After his another defeat, Dr. Robotnik lands on Angel Island, where he finds an energy source even more powerful than the Chaos Emeralds, namely the Master Emerald. However, it was protected by the powerful guardian Knuckles the Echidna. Despite his power, Knuckles is rather gullible, so Robotnik convinces the echidna that Sonic and Tails are trying to steal the Master Emerald, thus turning Knuckles against the heroes. Soon, Sonic and Tails arrive on Angel Island and are immediately attacked by Knuckles, who takes the Chaos Emeralds from the heroes and hides them around the island. Sonic and Tails pursue Knuckles and Robotnik, recovering the Chaos Emeralds along the way.
After destroying the Launch Base, the heroes find a portal to the Master Emerald, which they use to enhance the Chaos Emeralds to Super Emeralds. Using their power, Sonic uses the Hyper Sonic form and Tails uses the Super Tails form. Together the heroes defeat Knuckles, but Robotnik takes advantage of this to steal the Master Emerald. Realizing his mistake, Knuckles helps the heroes pursue the doctor. Sonic and Tails, in the process defeating another iteration of Metal Sonic – Neo Metal Sonic, make their way to the Death Egg rebuilt with the help of the Master Emerald. Making their way through the station’s mazes filled with deadly traps and villainous robots, the heroes finally getting to the center of the station, where they’re encountering Dr. Robotnik in possess of the Master Emerald. Facing off in the final battle, Sonic and Tails defeat Great Eggman Robo, but even then Robotnik doesn’t give up and tries to escape in his Death Egg Bot. Sonic, using his Hyper Sonic form, catches up with the villain and defeats him, returning the Master Emerald.
Sonic Battle (2003)
Sonic, while walking on Emerald Beach, suddenly discovers a robot. Trying to figure out what it is, Sonic picks up the robot when it demands a demonstration of power. Without a second thought, Sonic shows a couple of his techniques to the robot and it declares an established “link”. Not understanding anything, Sonic takes the robot to the Tails lab, but on the way he meets Rouge the Bat, a thief with a strange interest in the robot, as well as Shadow the Hedgehog, the dark hero and an antipode of Sonic, who attacks Sonic. Sonic defeats Shadow and black hedgehog leaves, telling Sonic to keep an eye on the robot.
Tails analyzes the robot and discovers that it is a very powerful machine, capable of absorbing Chaos Emeralds thus becoming stronger, as well as copying the fighting techniques of other fighters. Sonic finds this very cool and decides to upgrade the robot to the max. Sonic gives the robot the name Emerl and they begin their adventure together. In the process, Emerl forms his own personality and he builds a very friendly relationship with Sonic, Tails, Rouge, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit, and even Shadow, but it also turns out that when Emerl absorbs all the Chaos Emeralds, he will lose control and destroy the entire world. Shadow, using a program left by Dr. Gerald Robotnik, disables the system and Emerl safely absorbs the seventh Chaos Emerald.
However, after Emerl absorbed all the Chaos Emeralds, activated Gerald’s program and gained hope for a better future, Eggman announces that he intends to destroy the planet using the Final Egg Blaster, located in space and aimed at Earth. Tails offered to go to Death Egg, Eggman’s station where the weapon was located and defeat the evil doctor, but the transporter only had room for one and the chosen one to defeat Eggman was Emerl. Meeting Eggman, Emerl won, but then, suddenly, Eggman activated the Final Egg Blaster and destroyed the planet. Driven insane by grief and despair, Emerl lost his identity and the superweapon program was reactivated. Eggman screamed that he didn’t really shoot and it was just an image on the screen to fool Emerl, but the robot was no longer listening.
Emerl goes out of control and triggers the system to destroy the world. Sonic has to fight Emerl and inflicts severe damage on the robot. Emerl, defeated, says goodbye to Sonic and explodes. It turns out that Dr. Gerald Robotnik has embedded a program in Emerl that will explode if he tries to destroy the planet. The heroes grieve for Emerl and say goodbye to him, but they still believe that Emerl lives in the shards of the Chaos Emeralds. Perhaps when all the wars and conflicts in the world are over, Emerl will return to his friends.
Sonic Forces (2017)
Using a mysterious new artefact called the Phantom Ruby, Eggman forms an alliance with a new villain, Infinite, who is particularly adept at controlling the artefact. Using its power, the villains fill Green Hill with sand, thereby turning the once-green place into a desert. Sonic, trying to thwart the villains, loses his battle with Infinite and finds himself captive. After Sonic’s capture, Eggman and Infinite take over 99% of the world and build their main base in Metropolis. To further charge the Phantom Ruby, Eggman arranges for the construction of a new Death Egg Station, which becomes the artefact’s main power source.
With Sonic’s release from six months captivity, The Resistance begins to reclaim the world and regain its freedom. The Resistance destroys the Death Egg, thus preventing the charge of the Phantom Ruby and attacks Eggman’s main base in Metropolis to defeat the villain once and for all. After defeating Eggman and Infinite, The Resistance set about rebuilding the ruined world.