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|title = [[File:Chop-chop sprite.png]] Chop Chop [[File:Chop-chop sprite.png]]
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|title = Chop Chop
|image = [[File:Chop-Chop.png|200px]]
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|image = [[File:Chop.jpg|242px]]
|caption= Concept Artwork of Chop Chop, from ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''.
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|caption = The Chop Chop in ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]''.
|1st_app = ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''
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|first = ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''
|games = *''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''
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*''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''
 
*''[[Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure]]''
 
*''[[Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure]]''
 
*''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]''
 
*''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]''
|media =*''[[Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992]]''
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|media = *''[[Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992]]''
 
*''[[Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog]]''
 
*''[[Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog]]''
|species = [[Badnik]]
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|nickname =
|creator = [[Doctor Eggman|Dr. Robotnik]]
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|species = Robot
|location =
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|color scheme = Dark blue, yellow, silver
'''''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]'''''
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|eye color = Black
*[[Aquatic Ruin Zone]]
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|creator = [[Doctor Eggman|Dr. Eggman]]
'''''[[Sonic Pocket Adventure]]'''''
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|affiliation =
*[[Aquatic Relix]]
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*[[Eggman Empire]]
'''''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]'''''
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**[[Badnik]]
*[[Sylvania Castle]]
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|alignment = Evil
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|skills =
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*Swimming
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*Enhanced bite
 
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'''Chop Chop''' ({{Nihongo|'''Piranha'''|ピラーナ}} in Japan) are a piranha-type [[badnik]]s created by [[Doctor Eggman|Dr. Robotnik]], that made first appearance in ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''. It is badnik that hover [[Underwater theme|underwater]] sections at high speed while moving his sharp teeth on mouth. Chops Chops can be difficult badniks to dodge.
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{{Quote left|A Piranha inspired robot which was last seen in "[[Aquatic Ruin Zone|AQUATIC RUIN ZONE]]" in "[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2|Sonic 2]]". It lurks underwater hunting for its next victim. Once they spot Sonic and his friends, nothing will stop their rapid approach and attempt to crush them with its powerful jaw.|Profile, ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]'' website}}
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The {{Nihongo|'''Chop Chop'''<ref>''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]'' ([[Sega Mega Drive]]) United States instruction booklet, p. 13.</ref>|ピラーナ<ref>''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]'' ([[Sega Mega Drive]]) Japanese instruction booklet, p. 48.</ref>|Pirāna|from "Piranha"}}, alternatively spelled as '''ChopChop''',<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKevtNydnx8&t=1m |title=<nowiki>[eShop JP]</nowiki> 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Credits |work=YouTube |publisher=NintenDaan |date=21 July 2015 |accessdate=13 January 2019 }}</ref> is an enemy in the [[Sonic the Hedgehog series|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' series]]. It is a piranha-type [[Badnik]] created by [[Doctor Eggman|Dr. Eggman]], that hovers [[Underwater theme|underwater]] sections at high speed while moving his sharp teeth on mouth, making it difficult to dodge.
   
==Game Appearances==
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==Appearance==
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Chop Chops are similar to [[Chopper]]s and [[Masher]]s, however it does have many alterations on its design. The majority of the upper mechanical body is colored blue while lower body is yellow. Chop Chops have only single dorsal- and anal fin, which are yellow and grey coloring. Each side of [[Badnik]]'s lower body has a grey motor that keeps Badnik moving. The mouth of Chop Chop has sharp teeth that Badnik keeps chopping during the charge. Each side of mouth's corner has grey bolt, which may indicate an eye.
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The appearance of Chop Chop in ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]'' is slightly different, as the anal fin is replaced with two yellow and white pelvic fins and motors are seen to have turbines as well. Both bolts have sharp eye while the yellow, lower jaw is larger than before.
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==Game appearances==
 
===''Sonic the Hedgehog 2''===
 
===''Sonic the Hedgehog 2''===
 
[[File:Chop-chop sprite.png|left]]
 
[[File:Chop-chop sprite.png|left]]
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With water physics slowing down movement as it is, their fairly fast charge can be hard to avoid, it's best to avoid the waters altogether. However if Chop Chop attacks to the player, it can be destroyed by doing [[Spin Jump]] or [[Spin Attack]] on right time.
 
With water physics slowing down movement as it is, their fairly fast charge can be hard to avoid, it's best to avoid the waters altogether. However if Chop Chop attacks to the player, it can be destroyed by doing [[Spin Jump]] or [[Spin Attack]] on right time.
   
===''Sonic Pocket Adventure''===
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===''Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure''===
[[File:Chop-Chop_Pocket_Adventure.png|left]]
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[[File:Chop-Chop Pocket Adventure.png|left]]
Chop Chops make their second appearance in ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure]]''. These badniks are seen at [[Aquatic Relix]] Zone, which contains similar badniks and gimmicks. Chop Chops are seen in underwater sections and have their same attack pattern from ''Sonic the Hedgehog 2''.
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Chop Chops make their second appearance in ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure]]''. These Badniks are seen at [[Aquatic Relix]] Zone, which contains similar Badniks and gimmicks. Chop Chops are seen in underwater sections and have their same attack pattern from ''Sonic the Hedgehog 2''.
   
 
===''Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II''===
 
===''Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II''===
Chop Chop makes their reappearance in ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]''. The badnik looks similar to the one in ''Sonic the Hedgehog 2'', though it has a smoother appearance and its eyes are open. Despite that, the attack pattern is almost same, except now it can now turn back and attack behind of the player. It appears in [[Sylvania Castle Zone]] and the third act of [[White Park Zone]], being one of few enemies in the game that appear more than one [[zone]].
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Chop Chop makes their reappearance in ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]''. The Badnik looks similar to the one in ''Sonic the Hedgehog 2'', though it has a smoother appearance and its eyes are open. Despite that, the attack pattern is almost same, except now it can now turn back and attack behind of the player. It appears in [[Sylvania Castle Zone]] and [[White Park Zone]] Act 3, being one of few enemies in the game that appear more than one [[Zone]].
   
====Sonic 4 Website info====
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==Powers and abilities==
:''A Piranha inspired robot which was last seen in "Aquatic Ruin Zone" in "Sonic 2". It lurks underwater hunting for its next victim. Once they spot Sonic and his friends, nothing will stop their rapid approach and attempt to crush them with its powerful jaw.''
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Chop Chops are dangerous [[Badnik]]s on underwater sections. As it sees its target, it starts charging into it at high speed, as being underwater makes the victim's maneuvers harder. Chop Chops also move in pairs and sometimes these Badniks lurk at places, where they can not be easy to notice. In ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]'', these Badniks are able to turn back and keep attacking on its victim.
   
==Description==
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==In other media==
===Physical Appearance===
 
[[File:Chop.jpg|thumb|200px|Chop Chop, from ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]''.]]
 
Chop Chops are similar to [[Chopper]]s and [[Masher]]s, however it does have many alterations on its design. The majority of the upper mechanical body is colored blue while lower body is yellow. Chop Chops have only single dorsal- and anal fin, which are yellow and grey coloring. Each side of badnik's lower body has a grey motor that keeps badnik moving. The mouth of Chop Chop has sharp teeth that badnik keeps chopping during the charge. Each side of mouth's corner has grey bolt, which may indicate an eye.
 
 
The appearance of Chop Chop in ''Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II'' is slightly different, as the anal fin is replaced with two yellow and white pelvic fins and motors are seen to have turbines as well. Both bolts have sharp eye while the yellow, lower jaw is larger than before.
 
 
===Abilities===
 
Chop Chops are dangerous badniks on underwater sections. As it sees its target, it starts charging into it at high speed, as being underwater makes the victim's maneuvers harder. Chop Chops also move in pairs and sometimes these badniks lurk at places, where they can not be easy to notice. In ''Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II'', these badniks are able to turn back and keep attacking on its victim.
 
 
==Appearances in Other Media==
 
 
===''Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992''===
 
===''Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992''===
[[File:Chop-Chop_the_Comic.jpg|thumb|Chop Chop in ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992]]''.]] The large variation of Chop Chop has been appeared in ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992]]''' story "Big Trouble", which has been created by Robotnik. [[Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Comic)|Sonic]] and [[Miles "Tails" Prower|Tails]] encounter large badnik underwater of Aquatic Ruin Zone, as they swim fast and leaving it behind easily.
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[[File:Chop-Chop the Comic.jpg|thumb|Chop Chop in ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992]]''.]] The large variation of Chop Chop has been appeared in ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992]]''' story "Big Trouble", which has been created by Robotnik. [[Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Comic)|Sonic]] and [[Miles "Tails" Prower|Tails]] encounter large Badnik underwater of Aquatic Ruin Zone, as they swim fast and leaving it behind easily.
   
Robotnik tries to smash them by using his [[Eggmobile]] with a [[Tonkachi Eggman|hammer extension]], as Sonic keeps swimming with [[rings]] being around. However, Robotnik doesn't notice that the Eggmmobile is moving into a large Chop Chop that is starting to open its mouth. Following a collision, Chop Chop and Eggmobile gets destroyed while Robotnik flies to the pillar.
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Robotnik tries to smash them by using his [[Egg Mobile]] with a [[Tonkachi Eggman|hammer extension]], as Sonic keeps swimming with [[Ring]]s being around. However, Robotnik doesn't notice that the Eggmmobile is moving into a large Chop Chop that is starting to open its mouth. Following a collision, Chop Chop and Egg Mobile gets destroyed while Robotnik flies to the pillar.
   
 
===''Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog''===
 
===''Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog''===
A small number of Chop Chops appear in the [[Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog pilot|pilot episode]] of ''[[Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog]]''. The Chop Chops, some [[Masher]]s and an [[Octus]] that chase [[Sonic the Hedgehog (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)|Sonic]] as he tries to stop [[Doctor Ivo Robotnik (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)|Doctor Robotnik's]] attempts to drain a lake. The Mashers, Chop Chops and Octus are all defeated when they become entangled in seaweed that whips up behind Sonic as he swims past at high speed.
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{{Main|Chop Chop (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)}}
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A small number of Chop Chops appear in the ''[[Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' television series. In the [[Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog pilot|pilot]], the Chop Chops, some [[Masher (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)|Mashers]] and an [[Octus (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)|Octus]] would chase [[Sonic the Hedgehog (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)|Sonic]] around underwater when he tried to stop [[Doctor Ivo Robotnik (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)|Dr. Robotnik]]'s attempts to drain a lake. The Chop Chops mashers and Octus were all defeated when they became entangled in some seaweed that whipped up behind Sonic as he swam past them at high speed.
This footage is reused in the episode "[[Untouchable Sonic]]", on a TV being watched by [[Scratch]] and [[Grounder (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)|Grounder]].
 
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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==Gallery==
 
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===Artwork===
 
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Chop-Chop.png|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''
 
Chop-Chop.png|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''
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Chop-Chop-Murica.png|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''
 
Chop.jpg|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]''
 
Chop.jpg|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]''
 
Chop-chop-black-and-white.jpg|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]''<br>(Linework)
 
Chop-chop-black-and-white.jpg|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]''<br>(Linework)
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YAD82K-z0m70jzyNU8.png|''[[Sonic Tweet]]''
 
YAD82K-z0m70jzyNU8.png|''[[Sonic Tweet]]''
 
ChopChop Card.jpeg|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog Online Trading Cards]]''
 
ChopChop Card.jpeg|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog Online Trading Cards]]''
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===Screenshots===
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{{Gallery start}}
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<gallery>
 
He's_nearly_invisible.png|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''
 
He's_nearly_invisible.png|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''
 
Don't_dare_come_my_way.png|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''
 
Don't_dare_come_my_way.png|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]''
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Ds qow23º0------.png|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]''
 
Ds qow23º0------.png|''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II]]''
 
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==References==
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{{Reflist}}
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{{Sonic 2 info}}
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{{Pocket info}}
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{{Sonic 4 Episode II info}}
 
[[Category:Badniks]]
 
[[Category:Badniks]]
 
[[Category:Sonic the Hedgehog 2 enemies]]
 
[[Category:Sonic the Hedgehog 2 enemies]]
 
[[Category:Sonic Pocket Adventure enemies]]
 
[[Category:Sonic Pocket Adventure enemies]]
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[[Category:Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II enemies]]
[[Category:Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog characters]]
 

Latest revision as of 05:37, October 27, 2019

Quotation1 A Piranha inspired robot which was last seen in "AQUATIC RUIN ZONE" in "Sonic 2". It lurks underwater hunting for its next victim. Once they spot Sonic and his friends, nothing will stop their rapid approach and attempt to crush them with its powerful jaw. Quotation2
— Profile, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II website

The Chop Chop[1] (ピラーナ[2] Pirāna?, from "Piranha"), alternatively spelled as ChopChop,[3] is an enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a piranha-type Badnik created by Dr. Eggman, that hovers underwater sections at high speed while moving his sharp teeth on mouth, making it difficult to dodge.

AppearanceEdit

Chop Chops are similar to Choppers and Mashers, however it does have many alterations on its design. The majority of the upper mechanical body is colored blue while lower body is yellow. Chop Chops have only single dorsal- and anal fin, which are yellow and grey coloring. Each side of Badnik's lower body has a grey motor that keeps Badnik moving. The mouth of Chop Chop has sharp teeth that Badnik keeps chopping during the charge. Each side of mouth's corner has grey bolt, which may indicate an eye.

The appearance of Chop Chop in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II is slightly different, as the anal fin is replaced with two yellow and white pelvic fins and motors are seen to have turbines as well. Both bolts have sharp eye while the yellow, lower jaw is larger than before.

Game appearancesEdit

Sonic the Hedgehog 2Edit

Chop-chop sprite

Chop Chops first appear in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, as drifting aimlessly in the waters of the Aquatic Ruin Zone. Once they spot the player, they jet off at high speeds and charge in the players direction with their jaws mashing. These robots can also catch the player unawares by charging backwards too.

With water physics slowing down movement as it is, their fairly fast charge can be hard to avoid, it's best to avoid the waters altogether. However if Chop Chop attacks to the player, it can be destroyed by doing Spin Jump or Spin Attack on right time.

Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket AdventureEdit

Chop-Chop Pocket Adventure

Chop Chops make their second appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure. These Badniks are seen at Aquatic Relix Zone, which contains similar Badniks and gimmicks. Chop Chops are seen in underwater sections and have their same attack pattern from Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode IIEdit

Chop Chop makes their reappearance in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II. The Badnik looks similar to the one in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, though it has a smoother appearance and its eyes are open. Despite that, the attack pattern is almost same, except now it can now turn back and attack behind of the player. It appears in Sylvania Castle Zone and White Park Zone Act 3, being one of few enemies in the game that appear more than one Zone.

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Chop Chops are dangerous Badniks on underwater sections. As it sees its target, it starts charging into it at high speed, as being underwater makes the victim's maneuvers harder. Chop Chops also move in pairs and sometimes these Badniks lurk at places, where they can not be easy to notice. In Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, these Badniks are able to turn back and keep attacking on its victim.

In other mediaEdit

Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992Edit

Chop-Chop the Comic

Chop Chop in Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992.

The large variation of Chop Chop has been appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992' story "Big Trouble", which has been created by Robotnik. Sonic and Tails encounter large Badnik underwater of Aquatic Ruin Zone, as they swim fast and leaving it behind easily.

Robotnik tries to smash them by using his Egg Mobile with a hammer extension, as Sonic keeps swimming with Rings being around. However, Robotnik doesn't notice that the Eggmmobile is moving into a large Chop Chop that is starting to open its mouth. Following a collision, Chop Chop and Egg Mobile gets destroyed while Robotnik flies to the pillar.

Adventures of Sonic the HedgehogEdit

A small number of Chop Chops appear in the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog television series. In the pilot, the Chop Chops, some Mashers and an Octus would chase Sonic around underwater when he tried to stop Dr. Robotnik's attempts to drain a lake. The Chop Chops mashers and Octus were all defeated when they became entangled in some seaweed that whipped up behind Sonic as he swam past them at high speed.

Trivia Edit

GalleryEdit

ArtworkEdit

Gallery

ScreenshotsEdit

Gallery

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Mega Drive) United States instruction booklet, p. 13.
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Mega Drive) Japanese instruction booklet, p. 48.
  3. [eShop JP] 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Credits. YouTube. NintenDaan (21 July 2015). Retrieved on 13 January 2019.

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