The Egg-Genesis is a robot created by Dr. Eggman, and is a boss in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). It has four arms, searchlights, and the ability to fly. It is only seen in the Sonic and Silver Episodes, as well as in the Team Attack Amigo DLC stage. After two of its arms are destroyed, it will fire its core laser if the player is caught in a searchlight. Once all of its arms are destroyed, it will attempt to crash into the player.
The Egg Genesis is a titanic battle station that carries multiple mech battalions in its four massive arms. The metal monstrosity is loaded with multiple offensive weapons, including missile launchers on each arm and a homing laser that erupts from its under- carriage, the Egg Genesis' weak spot.
In the Forest, as Eggman realizes Elise is standing on the edge of the Egg Mobile, he tells Elise that there is no escape for her. The princess then declares she would rather die then be the doctor's prisoner, and proceeds to boldly jump off of the Egg Mobile. Fortunately, Sonic arrives just in time to catch her. Eggman growls and sends the Egg-Genesis to attack.
After beating White Acropolis, Silver fights the Egg-Genesis. Silver has to throw boxes and missiles at its core in order to destroy it.
At the beginning of the battle, the Egg Genesis rises into the air, closing its arms. When the player sees the arms lock into a vertical position, the Egg Genesis will. The missiles are slow enough for the player to outrun them, but with four individual volleys in play, the player must avoid running away from one salvo and into another. While running from the missiles, the player should pick up Rings.
There are two ways to beat this boss.
The first (and intended) way is to wait for when Egg Genesis lowers down and spreads its arms to release robots. Sonic must then homming attack the robots to reach one of the arms, and then must get to the Egg-Genesis' head while avoiding the missiles it fires, and use either the Homing Attack or Bound Jump on its head to do damage. After a few hits, one of the Egg-Genesis' arms will break off and Sonic will fly high into the air, before landing back on the ground. After the player destroys two of the four arms, the Egg Genesis employs the Core Laser attack after each unsuccessful missile volley. The machine will rise back up into the air and place a red and orange target over Sonic. As soon as the player see the target, they should begin to run. The Egg Genesis will lock on and track the player's movement up to the moment it ﬁres an orange energy laser, so if the player keeps running, the player can outmaneuver the laser attack. The ﬁrst few energy lasers release only a single beam. However, once all four of the arms are destroyed, the Egg Genesis will power up the energy laser for additional strikes. The laser now emits three beams, so the player must keep running until the ﬁnal laser blast hits the ground. Additionally, as it takes damage, the Egg Genesis will hide it's head to shield itself from damage more frequently. When the player is ﬁnally about to ﬁnish off the Egg Genesis, it will makes one last desperate move. Knowing it is going to explode, the machine targets Sonic one last time and attempts to smash into him. If The player is caught beneath the titanic battle fortress they will be crushed, so they must run to the arena’s outskirts before watching the damaged hull descend from the skies.
The second (and easier) way is to wait until the Egg-Genesis lowers down enough, as the orange core underneath is also vulnerable. When its weak undercarriage is close enough, the player should use Bound Jumps to get enough height and latch onto the orange sphere with a Homing Attack. Once the player hits the weak spot, they should attack repeatedly to cause enough damage for the machine to drop one of its arms. Every time the Egg Genesis sheds one of its arms, Sonic will fly high above the machine. The player always lands on the arena’s outskirts, just in time to watch the Egg Genesis rise into position to ﬁre off a missile salvo.
Similarly to Sonic's fight, when the Egg Genesis closes its four arms and rises off the ground, it will be preparing to release a missile volley. The energy core is protected in this position. However, as the player cause damage to the Egg Genesis, the arms will fall away one by one. Not only does this expose the core, but it decreases the number of missiles the monster can ﬁre at the player. The heat-seeking missiles move slowly through the air, and the player can use metal crates to deﬂect the missiles, or grab them with Silver's Psychokinesis and send them flying back at the boss. After ﬁring several missile volleys, the Egg Genesis will resort to using its Laser Attack. The machine will rise into the air and spread its arms to expose its core completely. A red sphere will then appear around the player, indicating that the Egg Genesis has locked on to their position. As in Sonic's version of the fight above, the player must run in order to evade the laser beam the boss will fire. The Egg Genesis shoots a single beam early in the battle, and if the player stays in constant motion, the player can escape the lock just as the beam ﬁres. Attacks to the core will cause the most damage, but it is possible to damage the boss just by hitting it with crates. Every quarter of its health bar that the player chisels away destroys one arm. When the Egg Genesis has only one arm, it will become desperate in its attacks. When it locks onto the player with its laser attack, the player must keep running even after they see the ﬁrst beam in order to evade all of the blasts.
Team Attack Amigo
Omega fights the Egg Genesis in White Acropolis. He must use his Homing Missiles to attack the Egg-Genesis and the robots it sends out.
- The Egg-Genesis' head bears an uncanny resemblance to those of the E-Series robots (specifically the E-100s).
- The Egg-Genesis may be named after the Sega Genesis. The Sega Genesis was the console which the original Sonic the Hedgehog was on, along with Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles, and multiple spin-off titles. This is further supported by the fact that Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) was made to celebrate Sonic's 15th anniversary.
- When fighting the Egg-Genesis as Sonic, he can hit him on the weak spot he has when fighting him as Silver (under the middle). Sonic will still fly upwards after doing so like when you hit him on top of the head.
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