Casino Paradise Zone (カジノパラダイスゾーン Kajinoparadaisuzōn?) is the third Zone in Sonic Advance. It is an amusement park that the player travels through during nighttime. Like other Zones in the game, Casino Paradise Zone consists of two Acts, with a boss at the end of the second.
Casino Paradise Zone is an amusement park-themed Zone. Platforms consist of large pillars with decorations inside of them. In the background, there are lots of vegetation, a large ocean, and a big cathedral can be seen. The sky is also full of stars and fireworks.
Dr. Eggman visited Casino Paradise Zone during his quest to establish the Eggman Empire by finding the Chaos Emeralds and turning Animals into Badniks. Hot on his heels however, were Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy, who came to Casino Paradise Zone, where they freed the Animals and found a Chaos Emerald there. Later, Eggman battled them with his Egg Ball, but was defeated. With Eggman fleeing from Casino Paradise Zone, Sonic and co. followed him.
Casino Paradise Zone is an amusement-themed Zone full of colors and attractions that work as gimmicks. Casino Paradise Zone features common amusement gimmicks, like long conveyor belts, barrels, bumpers, balloons and flippers.
Act 1 starts with some downhill ramps, as well as with some floating platforms. The Act is full of Badniks, most of them found in hallways. The top part is very fast-paced, as lots of speed-based obstacles are found here. The bottom part is slow-paced, with crushers and spiked pits. The middle part is also slow-paced, with some gimmicks that take the player to both the top and bottom part. In the top part, near the start of the Act, a Special Spring is located on a platform. To reach it, the player has to use bumpers and balloons to launch themself into the air.
Act 2 is very similar to Act 1, although it also features light blue and yellow barrels, that act like the infamous barrels seen in Carnival Night Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. At the end of the Act, the player gets trapped inside an arena where they must do battle with Dr. Eggman and his Egg Ball. After defeating the vehicle, Eggman will flee, dropping a capsule with Animals trapped inside in the process. Open the capsule to complete the Act.
The boss of Casino Paradise Zone is the Egg Ball, which is encountered at the end of Casino Paradise Zone Act 2. During the battle with this boss, eight chutes will line the outer edges of the arena while the Egg Ball pops back and forth between them. Hit him when spotting him, but avoid the mechanized iron ball. The speed of the Egg Ball increases with each hit however. Hit it a total of eight times on Normal mode, or six on Easy mode, to defeat it.
- The Zone has bowl-shaped spinning drums which later appear in Angel Island Zone under different graphics.
- Casino Paradise Zone starts off with a welcome sign, perhaps a reference to early screenshots of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, which had a welcome sign at the beginning of Green Hill Zone.
- The background is similar to the background at Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom.
- Even though it Is called "Casino Paradise Zone", the Zone itself has very little in common with other casino Zones in the series, and more in common with the amusement park Zones, such as Stardust Speedway's good future from Sonic the Hedgehog CD and Twinkle Park from Sonic Adventure.
|Casino Paradise Zone (Act 1)||Tatsuyuki Maeda, Yutaka Minobe, Hironobu Inagaki, Atsuyoshi Isemura||3:04|
|Casino Paradise Zone (Act 2)||Tatsuyuki Maeda, Yutake Minobe, Hironobu Inagaki, Atsuyoshi Isemura||2:34|