Barricade Town is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. It is a town surrounded by large walls. It is also known as a Wispon distribution hub.
Barricade Town is a small town with various quant buildings. As the name implies, the town is surrounded on all sides by extremely tall and sturdy walls which not even a Death Egg Robot sentinel can bring down. The only entrance into the town is through the large front gates.
Shortly before the War ended, Barricade Town was saved from Dr. Eggman's forces by the mercenaries Rough the Skunk and Tumble the Skunk, who showed up and managed to drive Eggman's forces back. Rough and Tumble were subsequently let into Barricade Town when they promised to help the town improve their defenses. However, they instead took the town's Wispons and Wisps for themselves and took the townspeople prisoners within their own town. Since Badniks were roaming outside Barricade Town's walls as well, the townspeople were unable to escape their home, leaving Rough and Tumble to do whatever they wanted.
When Barricade Town's Wispon shipments dried up, Knuckles the Echidna went to investigate the town. While there, he took care of the Badnik horde that had surrounded Barricade Town. After Knuckles defeated a Death Egg Robot sentinel, Sonic the Hedgehog showed up to check up on him, as er the request of Amy Rose. After Knuckles explained to Sonic why he was here, the two of them entered Barricade Town against the gatekeeper's wishes. There, they found the townspeople in a state of panic. Immediately after, the gatekeeper met up with Sonic and Knuckles and explained to them their town's situation. Deciding to put an end to Rough and Tumble's cruel reign, Sonic and Knuckles went to the town's suppy depot-turned-fortress and confronted the mercenaries. With the aid of the Wisps Rough and Tumble had hoarded, Sonic and Knuckles defeated the skunk mercenaries. Afterward, Rough and Tumble were hauled off to jail while Sonic and Knuckles celebrated their victory with the townspeople and the Wisps.
Points of interest
- Supply depot
- Despite first appearing in Sonic the Hedgehog #3, Barricade Town's name was not revealed until Sonic the Hedgehog #13.