Eggmanland (エッグマンランド Eggumanrando?), alternatively spelled as Eggman Land, and also known as Robotnikland, is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Considered by Dr. Eggman to be the ultimate utopia, it is the proposed capital of the Eggman Empire, from which the doctor seeks to spread his rule over the world. Though Eggman continues to strive towards building Eggmanland, his plans are usually foiled by Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies, and when he does manage to build it, it usually gets torn down or abandoned when his grander plans go awry.
In Sonic Labyrinth, Dr. Robotnik managed to establish a Super Labyrinth-based Eggmanland on South Island, where he would keep the Chaos Emeralds he had obtained. Sonic however, despite having been crippled by the Slow Down Boots, managed to get though this version of Eggmanland, receive the Chaos Emeralds, and defeat Dr. Robotnik.
In Sonic Adventure, its enhanced port Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut and its 2010 remaster, Eggmanland is known as Robotnikland (エッグマンランド Eggumanrando?, lit. "Eggmanland"). In this game, Dr. Eggman attempted to harness Chaos' powers to destroy Station Square and build Robotnikland on its ruins. However, his plans were foiled when Chaos ultimately betrayed him.
Sonic Advance 3
In Sonic Advance 3, Dr. Eggman attempted to build Eggmanland once again, this time by splitting Sonic's world into seven pockets of reality using Chaos Control and taking control of each piece to build his utopia. However, his plans were thwarted by Sonic and his friends.
Shadow the Hedgehog
In Shadow the Hedgehog, in the wake of the Black Arms' invasion of earth, Dr. Eggman attempted to build Eggmanland. However, his plans were delayed due to the Black Arms destroying the major cities of the planet, which Eggman needed to rule over.
In the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version and Wii/PlayStation 2 version of Sonic Unleashed, Dr. Eggman schemed to harness the limitless energies of Dark Gaia to build Eggmanland. When the earth was shattered by Dark Gaia when Eggman awoke it, Eggmanland was being built by a construction system powered by Dark Gaia's energies on a lone floating continent. Unfortunately, due to Dark Gaia's premature awakening it was unable to hold itself together, and dispersed across the globe, and thus, the construction of Eggmanland was significantly delayed. Eggman, however, devised a machine that attracted Dark Gaia's fragments, to his location, speeding up the construction of Eggmanland.
Around the time Sonic and Chip had restored the earth's sixth continent, Eggmanland was completed. Soon after, Sonic and Chip came to Eggmanland to find the final Gaia Temple and fully restore the planet. There, Eggman welcomed the duo over the speakers, before challenging Sonic to come and get him, much to Sonic's bemusement. As Chip sensed that the Gaia Temple was below Eggmanland, Sonic decided to tear it down to get there. Upon reaching the Gaia Temple at the bottom of Eggmanland, the duo restored Eggmanland's continent and afterwards defeated Eggman and put Dark Gaia to rest.
In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, an incarnation of Eggmanland from somewhere in spacetime served as the site where Modern Sonic encountered Dr. Eggman in his Egg Dragoon. After a tough battle, however, the hedgehog defeated the doctor.
After the Time Eater was destroyed, Eggmanland was presumably restored to its proper state in the timeline.
In Sonic Forces, months before making any moves, Dr. Eggman discovered the Phantom Ruby. Upon touching the gem, it showed his ideal version of Eggmanland, which was Eggman's greatest desire. However, the vision vanished when the doctor dropped the Phantom Ruby out of shock at the vision, much to his massive disappointment.
In other media
Books and comics
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Eggman Land is an energy refinery designed to resemble an amusement park with lethal attractions created by Dr. Eggman. After discovering the raw energies released by Dark Gaia during the Shattered World Crisis, the doctor designed Eggman Land as part of his plan to harvest and refine these energies.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, Eggmanland is spelled as Eggman Land. In this media, it is the proposed capital city of the Eggman Empire, though it never became a permanent location. Its past is nearly identical to its video game counterpart's, up until after the events of Sonic Forces.
- Though the name "Eggmanland" was not in use in North America early on, similar locations with the name "Robotropolis" appeared, serving as Dr. Robotnik's headquarters in the media the city was featured in. In Japan on the other hand, the name has been in use since at least Sonic Labyrinth, in which it was the Japanese name for the Super Labyrinth in that game. With the release of Sonic Adventure, however, the name was adopted worldwide, with "Robotropolis" being scrapped.
- Sonic Team, Dimps (7 June 2004). Sonic Advance. Game Boy Advance. Sega. Area/Level: Opening Sequence. "Narrator: The evil scientist, Dr. Eggman! Dr. Eggman is planning to use the Chaos Emeralds to build Eggman Land. Sonic and his friends must put a stop to his evil scheme! What will happen next?"
- Shadow the Hedgehog (Nintendo GameCube) United States instruction booklet, pg. 8.
- Sega (29 July 2021). ソニック ＆ ルージュ 前編 (Japanese). Sonic Channel. Archived from the original on 29 July 2021. Retrieved on 26 October 2021.
- Sonic Team (9 December 2008). Sonic Unleashed. PlayStation 3. Sega. Cutscene: Eggman's Idea. "Eggman: What's the progress on the Dark Gaia-powered Eggman Land construction system? / SA-55: Current status is... 27 percent complete. Progress is significantly behind projected timetable. Presumed cause of delay... is Dark Gaia's dispersion across the globe. / Eggman: Oh, of all the lazy... Here I go to the trouble of waking that Dark Gaia thing up, and it causes me nothing but delays! / SA-55: Dark Gaia had yet to reach maturity within the planet's core. Ergo, it was still incomplete at the time of its awakening. Ergo, it was unable to sustain its own weight upon its release. Ergo, it scattered around the world. / Eggman: I don't want to hear about its weight issues! So what if I gave it a bit of a sudden awakening!? This is unacceptable! / SA-55: Ergo, this is the repercussion of your hasty actions. / Eggman: What was that?! I'm having a bad enough day as it is... First that professor runs off with the Gaia Manuscripts, and now the planet's coming back together! / SA-55: That, Doctor, is the result of the power of the Chaos Emeralds, which you discarded along with Sonic. Ergo, another repercussion of your hasty actions. / Eggman: Q-quiet, you junk heap! That was, uh, all part of my plan! Part of the big picture! Where's the fun in having my plans succeed without any challenge?"
- Sonic Team (4 November 2011). Sonic Generations. PlayStation 3. Sega. Area/Level: Collection Room. "Dr. Eggman's profile: With an amazing 300 IQ, Dr. Eggman uses his scientific genius and robotic expertise to create weapons and gadgets in his bid to take over the world and build "Eggman Land."
However, Dr. Eggman's schemes are foiled at every turn by Sonic and his friends."
- Sonic Team (27 June 2003). Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut. Nintendo GameCube. Sega. Area: Mystic Ruins. "Eggman: Ooooh, yes! It's just as the stone tablets predicted. Ha ha ha ha ha! His strength increases every time I feed him a Chaos Emerald! With all 7 Emeralds in him, he'll be invincible! And work for me! Together, we'll destroy Station Square! And on its ruins, I will build Robotnikland, the ultimate city!"
- Sonic Labyrinth (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 7.
- Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Advance 3". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 144. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Dr. Eggman has used the power of the Chaos Emeralds to unleash Chaos Control, splitting the world into pockets of reality"
- Sonic Advance 3 (Game Boy Advance) United States instruction booklet, pg. 4.
- Sonic Forces: Rise of Infinite, "Rise of Infinite"