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For the boss in Sonic Adventure 2, see Egg Golem (Sonic Adventure 2).

The Egg Golem[1] (エッグゴーレム[2] Eggugōremu?) is a boss in Sonic & Knuckles, as well as its locked-on form. It is fought at the end of Sandopolis Zone Act 2. The battle is fought across a large, flat floor at the bottom of the pyramid that Act 2 takes place in.

Appearance

The Egg Golem is a tall, stone sphinx constructed around an Egg Mobile within the torso. It is about seven times the height of Sonic the Hedgehog. It is clad in stone armor and has spikes on the front of its feet as well as on its torso. At the top, there is a green gem resembling an eye, which acts as an energy weapon.

Battle

Guardian is the boss of Sandopolis Zone Act 2 in Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, the seventh boss in Sonic & Knuckles and the twentieth boss (in Sonic and Tails' stories) or the nineteenth boss (in Knuckles' story) in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. In Sonic & Knuckles, it is confronted by Sonic or Knuckles in their respective stories, and in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, it can also be battled by Tails either on his own or as Sonic's partner.

Boss guide

Dr. Robotnik (or EggRobo in Knuckles' case) pilots the Golem from within the Egg Mobile, which is hidden away beneath a layer of stone tiles. It constantly moves forward to the left and at regular intervals, it will charge up to fire a white laser from the front of its head at a 45 degree angle downwards towards where the player will likely be standing.

The player must hit the Egg Golem's head which will interrupt its attack pattern. This causes the stone tiles protecting Robotnik/EggRobo to recede, providing a window of about two seconds to hit the now-revealed Egg Mobile before the tiles cover it up again. Eight hits on the Egg Mobile are required to defeat the Egg Golem. The Egg Golem's left arm in the foreground acts as a stepping stone that the player can use to jump on then jump from it to hit its head (which is especially useful for Knuckles, who has a lower jump height than Sonic and Tails), but the player must be mindful of the spikes that cover most of the Egg Golem.

This boss must be completed in a certain amount of time as eventually Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles will be crushed between it and the wall at the other end of the arena (although, when playing as Sonic or Tails it is unlikely that this would happen before reaching the ten-minute limit, unless resuming from the Star Post having ran out of time once already). As usual, this boss is harder for Knuckles, and the Egg Golem moves forward about twice as quickly as it does for Sonic and/or Tails, giving the player less time to defeat it. If it gets close enough to the wall, Knuckles can climb the wall and glide into the Egg Golem's head.

Trivia

  • Unlike other Act 2 bosses in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, the Egg Mobile does not continue burning after Robotnik or Eggrobo is defeated and flees.
  • If the Egg Golem reaches the wall and does not crush the player due to being in object placement mode with Debug Mode activated, it will backpedal across the room very rapidly before moving forward again and repeating the process.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 55. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Bosses: Act 2 - Egg Golem. Dr. Eggman pirates ancient technology and tries to drive you into a corner. Knock away the armor and strike quickly."
  2. (in Japanese) ソニックメガコレクション最強攻略ガイド. Shogakukan. 1 March 2003. p. 169. ISBN 978-4091060907.

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