Information about the Zone
First appearance : Sonic Adventure (1998)
Game appearances : Sonic Adventure (1998), Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2011).
Type : Action Stage, Racing Track.
Zone description : Windy Valley is a very bright and full of life location high in the sky above Mystic Ruins. The wind always blows very strongly here and sometimes there are monstrous tornadoes, so you can get here only with the Wind Stone, which serves as a key. Nevertheless, despite the danger of the area, it seems that the locals have managed to arrange this place by installing many windmills and metal bridges, passing so high above the ground that the ground is not even visible from the great height. In spite of the way Windy Valley is situated, it is quite full of vegetation, as all the pieces of land hanging in the sky are somehow covered by grass and even occasional shrubs. In addition, a lot of ancient architecture can be found here, and in general, it seems that the answer to the question “why are these chunks of earth flying above the ground” is hidden in the history of these places, which long before today were near the site of a huge catastrophe. Proof of this are the ancient, moss-covered building blocks of which these islands seem to be composed – apparently the remains of an ancient civilization that once lived here.
OSTs used in this Zone
Sonic Adventure (1998) [Windy Hill]
Sonic Adventure (1998) [Tornado]
Sonic Adventure (1998) [The Air]
Sonic Adventure (1998)
The much-grown Sonic faces a new threat: the mighty Chaos monster. Dr. Robotnik frees this monster from Master Emerald by destroying it (which causes the fall of the Angel Island with the Ice Cap on it) with the hope that Chaos will help him build his empire. Chaos can absorb Chaos Emeralds and become stronger, so Sonic teamed up with Tails and after giving Robotnik the nickname Eggman, sets out in search of Emeralds. During their search of Chaos Emeralds Sonic and Tails visit the Windy Valley, and this is also where E-102 Gamma rescued E-103 Delta. In the process, the heroes are contacted by a mysterious red spirit, apparently trying to help in the fight against Chaos.
In the end, Chaos manages to absorb all the Chaos Emeralds and becomes Perfect Chaos, flooding all of Station Square. The red spirit that has been with the heroes all along materializes next to Sonic, turning out to be a girl who lived many years ago named Tikal. Tikal was a friend of Chaos, but she saw no other way but to re-seal Chaos into Master Emerald forever. Sonic flatly refuses this option and believes that this approach won’t solve the problem because Chaos’s hatred won’t go anywhere. By using the positive power of the Chaos Emeralds Sonic becomes Super Sonic and defeats Perfect Chaos in battle. The weakened Chaos speaks to Tikal, and she manages to extinguish the pain and rage of the distraught monster. After thanking the heroes, Tikal and Chaos return to Master Emerald and Sonic doesn’t stop on his adventure. Angel Island, on it’s part, returns to the sky again.