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Shadow, this is the information highway system they call "Cyberspace." Delete the core program that controls the data flow, and the world will plunge into chaos!

Black Doom, Shadow the Hedgehog

Digital Circuit is a stage in Shadow the Hedgehog. Digital Circuit is one of the three second stages. Digital Circuit can be reached by completing the Dark mission of Westopolis.


After acquiescing to Black Doom's orders and eliminating the G.U.N. soldiers in Westopolis, Black Doom commands Shadow to infiltrate cyberspace and cripple the humans' communication infrastructure, intending to plunge the world into chaos. To this end, Shadow is Chaos Controlled into electronic form inside the UF mainframe. Doom's Eye instructs him to delete the core program controlling information flow (which the player can choose to do or not), but as Shadow progresses into the binary realm, he's given a different choice by none other than Rouge the Bat. How the thief got in there too is anyone's guess, but she's on a mission to collect the Chaos Emerald that's powering the system, and asks Shadow to help.

It's G.U.N. vs. Black Arms crossfire that Shadow has to avoid again in this level, although actual human G.U.N. soldiers are conspicuous in their absence; instead the fight against the aliens is being prosecuted by G.U.N.'s robotic Beetle drones, and the crystalline antivirus programs which divide twice before they are destroyed.

The level is very similar to a later journey Shadow takes into Eggman's mainframe: Mad Matrix.


The following weapons can be found in Digital Circuit:

Key locations

  • Key #1: In the light speed circuit after the second Checkpoint, take the first path on the right to get the key.
  • Key #2: After coming out of the second light-speed circuit, you will see four flying GUN Beetles. The key is located on the lower level below the entrance to the next light speed circuit.
  • Key #3: just after the fourth checkpoint, hang on to the light beam, and ride it up to where the key is located.
  • Key #4: After the fifth checkpoint in the area where you need to hit the flying GUN Robots, destroy the first three, and then land on the platform with the key. It's located on a platform near the two flying GUN Beetles.
  • Key #5: After the seventh checkpoint, use the searchlight to go up. Once you reach the height, point forward and use the Homing Attack to reach the highest green platform that will lead to the key.



Guide Mission Objective Tips
Shadow the Hedgehog - Dark Mission - Doom's Eye.png Destroy the core program! Destroy the "core" of the digital world (Cyber Space) in which this level takes place. The core is past the Goal Ring, after an unforgiving, painful climb.


A Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog).png ≥ 10,000 points
B Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog).png 8,000 points
C Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog).png 5,000 points
D Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog).png 2,000 points
E Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog).png < 2,000 points

Leads to: Cryptic Castle


Guide Mission Objective
Shadow the Hedgehog - Hero Mission - Rouge.png Find the Chaos Emerald! Reach the Goal Ring containing the Chaos Emerald.


A Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog).png ≥ 16,000 points
B Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog).png 12,000 points
C Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog).png 8,000 points
D Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog).png 4,000 points
E Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog).png < 4,000 points

Leads to: Prison Island

Secret Door

A warp hole that takes you to a platform where Shadow has a choice of two entry points. The one to the right is usually the more beneficial it contains ring boxes and a magnetic barrier shield.


  • This stage is heavily reminiscent of Sega's other game Rez.


Name Artist(s) Length Music Track
"Digital Circuit" Keiichi Sugiyama 2:59
"(Bonus Track) Digital Circuit: Remix ver." Masahiro Fukuhara 2:07
"(Bonus Track) Digital Circuit: Original ver." Jun Senoue 1:45



Shadow the Hedgehog Digital Circuit (Hero Mission)


Shadow the Hedgehog Stage 2-1 Digital Circuit (Dark Mission no com)


Shadow the Hedgehog - Expert Mode playthrough part 2 23 Digital Circuit


  • Shadow the Hedgehog Prima official guide

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