Information about the Zone
First appearance : Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)
Game appearances : Sonic the Hedgehog 2 16-bit (1992), Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (2008), Sonic Forces (2017).
Different versions : Grand Metropolis (Sonic Heroes (2003)), Mad Gear Zone (Sonic 4 Episode 1 (2010)), Metropolis Speedway (Sonic Free Riders (2010)).
Zone description : The legendary base of Dr. Robotnik and one of the most dangerous places Sonic has visited. Located somewhere on the West Side Island, the Metropolis Zone is a huge mechanized city. From game to game this city changes its appearance. Initially similar to an ordinary but very heavily protected factory, the city later became much more like a huge megapolis with giant buildings reaching into the sky and roads twisting in bends that could make one dizzy. It was this city that gave our site its name, and now, in addition to being a populous city, Metropolis also means a place that we love with all our hearts and put the best of our own Sonic experience into.
OSTs used in this Zone
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 16-bit (1992)
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (2008)
Sonic Forces (2017) [Capital City]
Sonic Forces (2017) [Metropolitian Highway]
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.
The eighth location the heroes visit is Metropolis Zone, where they make their way through the factory filled with lava, pipes, cramped corridors and, of course, a cloud of Eggman’s robots. Wandering through the seemingly endless labyrinths of the city, the heroes finally reach the center of the Metropolis Zone, where the heroes once again face off against Robotnik in his new modification of Eggmobile, the Egg Bouncer.
With time, Sonic manages to find all seven Chaos Emeralds and takes the Super Sonic form. In the end, thanks to the help of Tails and the Tornado modification that the little fox manages to make, Sonic gets on Robotnik’s unfinished Death Egg station, where 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.
Sonic Heroes (2003)
In the midst of another plan to take over the world, Dr. Robotnik (now nicknamed Dr. Eggman) takes over the Grand Metropolis City, where he conducts many energy conduits, directing them to the huge Power Plant in the center of the city. Team Sonic, Team Dark, Team Rose and Team Chaotix, who have arrived in the city for their own reasons, get to the Power Plant and liberate the city, destroying many of Eggman’s robots in the process.
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (2008)
After defeating Eggman in a fierce battle in the middle of Metropolis which, as everyone thought, the Doctor didn’t survive, Sonic goes on a journey around the world and no one knows where he is for a long time. One day, however, a new threat appears in the form of high-tech criminals, nicknamed Marauders, who hunt the Chaos Emeralds. After Knuckles the Echidna is defeated in battle with the Marauders and captured along with the Chaos Emeralds, Tails is forced to call Sonic for help and the hedgehog does not leave his friend hanging.
After rescuing Knuckles, a large team led by Sonic and Tails finds Eggman, who happens to be alive. The former villain offers his help to the heroes, and together they discover the Marauders’ main base in Metropolis, which has been destroyed since the last battle with Eggman. After sneaking into the ruined city, the team engages in a massive battle with the Marauders, but they fail to stop the villains and the Marauders, having stolen the Chaos Emeralds and the Master Emerald escaping into their own dimension. The disappearance of the Master Emerald leads to the fall of Angel Island directly onto Metropolis, leading to more destruction. However, the team manages to restore some of the power supply to the destroyed city in order to build a ship capable of transporting the heroes to the Marauder dimension. Eggman, however, stays in Metropolis, motivating it with the need of supporting the returning of the heroes.
Upon the heroes’ return from the villains’ dimension with victory, they were met with a fully restored Metropolis and guns pointed in their direction. Taking advantage of the absence of the heroes, Eggman rebuilt his empire and rejoined the battle with Sonic and his friends.
Sonic Free Riders (2010)
Metropolis City was one of the tracks in the Eggman’s Grand Prix. Team Heroes, Babylon Rogues, Team Rose and Team Dark raced at Metropolis Speedway against each other.
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.
With Sonic’s release from six months captivity, The Resistance begins to reclaim the world and regain its freedom. The Resistance 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, including the mechanised Metropolis.