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City Escape (シティエスケープ Shitiesukēpu?) is the fifth Stage in the console/PC version of Sonic Generations. This Stage is based off of the original stage from Sonic Adventure 2, featured in the Dreamcast era.


City Escape's design remains loyal to its original counterpart albeit with an updated and more-detailed appearance like most of the other Stages in Sonic Generations.

Like in the original Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, there is a giant GUN Military Truck that will chase the player and which the player has to avoid. During Classic Sonic's act, the G.U.N. truck chases him throughout most of the level, making it the main focus. When playing as Modern Sonic, the truck has three buzz saws on the front that he will have to avoid.

This is the only Stage in the game where Classic Sonic can obtain the Skateboard power-up.

Challenge Acts

Act 1

Act 2


  • In the US, its gameplay trailer features an instrumental version of "Na Na Na", from the rock band My Chemical Romance.
  • Several instances of the modern version of this level are directly linked to the original level. For example, the trolley at the end of the street-boarding half, the area directly after the street-boarding area, and the columns leading up to a tunnel with a Gun Beetle is still there with only slight tweaks.
  • Fang, Bean, and Bark all make cameo appearances on Wanted posters in this level, while Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel appear on posters that say "Missing Since 1993". There are also posters that say "Chao in Space 2", just like in the original City Escape, with a Chao and Chaos as Perfect Chaos on the poster, which is different as the original had Chaos 0.
  • Though this is the fifth stage, City Escape is one of the shortest stages in the game, despite the G.U.N. Truck chase section making up roughly one-third of the stage.
  • The G.U.N. Truck has been significantly amped up in the modern version. It possesses a sizable amount of buzz-saws protruding from its back, regularly smashes through entire buildings and traverses rooftops in pursuit of Sonic, and even possesses rocket boosters to allow it to fly and even chase Sonic across vertical walls.
  • This was the second stage to be revealed in a trailer for the game.
  • In the modern Act, Sonic rides a snowboard. In the original level, however, the object he rode on was a flap he ripped off of the G.U.N. helicopter.
  • The ground in the classic level is mostly flat, where the modern and original level has a rather vertical, San Francisco-like landscape.
  • Playing the Time-Attack mission for Act 2 will reveal that exactly half of the level is comprised of running away from the G.U.N. Truck. This is because boosting is used for the whole section.
  • In Act 1, Sonic used a skateboard at different points of the stage while in Act 2, Sonic used a snowboard that was only used in the beginning of the stage.
  • There's a poster that has Mighty and Ray saying "Missing Since 1993". Ray has been missing since 1993, but Mighty has been in Knuckles' Chaotix, which is from 1995. This poster is likely referring to SegaSonic the Hedgehog.
  • The autotuned section in the Classic theme is the same melody as Endless Mine's music from Sonic the Hedgehog 3.
  • Throughout this level, there are a few stores named "Vector's Deli", which are a reference to Vector the Crocodile.
  • A billboard advertising the Chaotix Detective Agency appears in both Acts of this stage. It states "Are you sure you want to know? - Chaotix Detective Agency".


Name Artist(s) Length Music track
"City Escape: Act 1 "Escape from the City - Cash Cash RMX"" Jun Senoue & Cash Cash 2:36
"City Escape: Act 2 "Escape from the City - Blue Blur RMX"" Jun Senoue & Various Artists 3:40
"City Escape: Act 2 - Gun Convoy Battle "The Mad Convoy Race"" Jun Senoue 0:51
N/A (White World) Jun Senoue 0:53


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