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Angel Island Zone (エンジェルアイランドゾーン Enjerutōirandozōn?) is the fifth Zone in Sonic Advance. As its name implies, the Zone is set on Angel Island.


Unlike its namesake from Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Angel Island Zone is set in ancient ruins high above the island's landmass, giving it a closer resemblance to Sky Sanctuary Zone and a slight resemblance to Marble Garden Zone than the forest-like Zone it shares its name with.



Alongside a number of booby traps, such as moving platforms, floating spikeballs, and sand falls, the Zone also contains many old contraptions that can help the player. These include such as rolling balls that the player must run on the make them move, as well as overhead rails and hanging handles that elevate the player when used. Failing to use some of these contraptions will dump the player into bottomless pits, which appear often during the level.

Angel Island Zone also contains many shout outs to the original Angel Island Zone and other zones that appear in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. The Rhinotank and Wamu enemies are very similar to the RhinoBot and Catakiller, Jr. enemies respectively. The bouncing cloud platforms are similar to the ones found in Sky Sanctuary Zone.


Act 1

Act 2


Main article: Mecha Knuckles

The boss of Angel Island Zone is Mecha Knuckles. The fight starts out with the boss using Spin Dashes, Glides, and punches to harm the player. However, after Mecha Knuckles gets hit four times, its outer shell will break off, revealing a more sinister-looking metallic endoskeleton underneath. In this form, its speed is greatly increased, and gains a new attack in which it launches a barrage of giant homing missiles from its mouth.

After five more hits, Mecha Knuckles will be destroyed and Dr. Eggman, who was overseeing the fight from off-screen, panics and flees, leaving a capsule behind which allows the player to rescue the trapped animal friends and finish the level.




Name Artist(s) Length Music Track
Angel Island Zone (Act 1) Tatsuyuki Maeda, Yutaka Minobe, Hironobu Inagaki, Atsuyoshi Isemura 2:34
Sonic Advance - 20 Angel Island Zone Act 1
Angel Island Zone (Act 2) Tatsuyuki Maeda, Yutake Minobe, Hironobu Inagaki, Atsuyoshi Isemura 2:34
Sonic Advance - 21 Angel Island Zone Act 2
Mecha Knuckles Boss Theme Tatsuyuki Maeda, Yutake Minobe, Hironobu Inagaki, Atsuyoshi Isemura 3:02
Sonic Advance - Mecha Knuckle


Sonic Advance (GBA) Angel Island Zone

Sonic Advance (GBA) Angel Island Zone

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