Access a boss battle.
A "gate way", tunnel or transporter to a boss battle.
Boss Gate is a recurring object in the . As their name suggest, these gates grant access to their respective game's bosses.
Sonic the Hedgehog series
Boss Gates are portals of varying designs that can be found in the hub worlds of their respective games. By using or entering these portals in gameplay, the player will initiate a battle with one of the game's bosses. Because defeating a boss is needed to progress with the game, the Boss Gates are always obligatory to use at one point.
Multiple Boss Gates can be found within each game. Each boss in such
Sonic games will have their own Boss Gate. However, in order to use a Boss Gate, the player must first fulfill certain requirements. This can be finding the Boss Gate Key(s) that will unlock the Boss Gate, or clearing a certain amount of levels.
A Boss Gate in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of
The Boss Gate first appeared in the
Xbox 360/ PlayStation 3 version of . These portals are specialized Sonic Unleashed Gaia Gates created thousands of years ago to give someone access to the nearby vicinity of the local Temple of Gaia.
In this game, the Boss Gates are circular pads with a red light emerging from them which displays the symbol typically associated with
Dark Gaia. They are named "Boss Gates" by Professor Pickle due to the strong opponents that lurk behind them.
Boss Gates can typically be found in the
Entrance Stages. The only exceptions are Eggmanland's Boss Gates, which are located in the Eggmanland Town Stage. To unlock a Boss Gate in most cases, the player has to obtain the Boss Gate's associated Gaia Key. Other Boss Gates are unlocked after the player clears a specific Act.
Wii/ PlayStation 2 version of Sonic Unleashed, Boss Gates are not featured; instead, there is a door with star patterns on it inside each Gaia Gate that leads to the Boss Stage. The player can unlock these doors by assembling the matching Planet Tablet from the fragments collected in the Stages.
, the Boss Gates are portals of unknown origin in Sonic Generations White Space. Story-wise, the Boss Gates lead Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic through time into past battles with some of their biggest opponents.
Modern Sonic passing through the Boss Gate's interior.
In this game, the Boss Gates are floating portal made of gears, cogs, and locks. However, the Interior of the Boss Gates are much more elaborate, each featuring a large black and white hallway with white chandeliers and a wall with transparent glass cutting through the middle of said hallway. At each end of each hallway is a stone door that respectively leads to the boss and back to White Space.
In the console/
PC version of Sonic Generations, the Boss Gates are located in the White Space hub world; they can be found at the right of each of White Space's three Areas. To enter a Boss Gate, the player needs to have acquired all three Boss Gate Keys for it. After getting all three keys, the player only needs to approach the Boss Gate and enter it as it was a regular Stage. After clearing a Boss Gate, a Chaos Emerald is restored from its colorless state and passed on to the player.
Nintendo 3DS version, the Boss Gates have both a rival and a big opponent ( Metal Sonic and Big Arm in the first one, Shadow and the Biolizard in the second one, and Silver and the Egg Emperor in the third one). In order to open the gates, the player must restore all of the stage of each era. Once they reach a Boss Gate, they must defeat the rival in a race before they can battle the major opponent.
At the far end of White Space lies the
Lair of the Time Eater, which features a Boss Gate much larger than the other ones. This one can only be activated by the Chaos Emeralds.
In other media
The Boss Gate in the
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, the Boss Gate from Sonic Generations first appeared in . In this media, it is a man-made gateway through space and time controlled by the Sonic Universe #79 Onyx City Council who forced Gold to use her psychic powers to open it so they could dispose Silver and Prof. Von Schlemmer into it. While the heroes managed to escape from the gate, it still allowed the Second Devourer to enter their world through it.  
↑ Sonic Team (9 December 2008).
. Sonic Unleashed PlayStation 3. Sega. Area/Level: Collection Room. " Prof. Pickle: You'll use large devices like the Gaia Gates to access each temple. They'll likely be guarded by Eggman's best and brightest, so be ready. Because of the threats lurking behind them, I call these Boss Gates. You'll need to acquire a special Boss Key in order to activate each gate."
, "The Silver Age Part One" Sonic Universe #79
, "The Silver Age Part Two" Sonic Universe #80 ↑
, "The Silver Age Part Three" Sonic Universe #81
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