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Eggmanland (エッグマンランド,Eggumanrando?), alternatively spelled as Eggman Land, is a Town Stage that appears in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed, and a location seen in the Wii/PlayStation 2 version of Sonic Unleashed. It was a large and highly advanced, yet insane amusement park on earth designed by Eggman's scientific technique and aesthetic sense with the energies harvested from Dark Gaia. The brainchild of Eggman's heart and soul, it was meant to serve as the heart of the doctor's empire, but his plans for it were ruined by Sonic the Hedgehog and Chip. Following that, Eggmanland was abandoned, but it has since collapsed entirely into a ruin.
In Sonic Unleashed. Eggmanland is first seen in the opening cutscene before the player begins its Action Stage. However, it can only be explored as a Town Stage in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of the game after completing said game; in the Wii/PlayStation 2 version, that same area only appears during its introductory cutscene.
Described as the brainchild of Dr. Eggman's heart and soul, Eggmanland is a dark and cyberpunk-esque metropolis cross over with an industrial energy refinery and an amusement park. To its creator, Eggmanland is a space of love and desire. In truth though, it is an amusement park and dazzling factory base merged into a vicious defense system that wreaks havoc on visitors, and the amusement park-like playground equipment creates a strong sense of uncanniness. Everything here is made of stainless and smooth metal. The area is covered in a red and purple hue and neon-colored lights lid up the place. Also, while it is day, Eggmanland is covered in perpetual twilight due to the sky being overcast by purplish and black clouds.
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 drew 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 Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed, after clearing the game, the last continent of the planet where Eggmanland is located at is not brought back into place. The Wii/PlayStation 2 version on the other hand has the continent restored back into place.
In the Wii/PlayStation 2 version, this is the only area in which there is no human Gaia Temple guardian (in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version, Gaia Temple guardians are not a concept used during the storyline at all).
Eggmanland is the only Town Stage in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed to not receive a level pack.
↑ 3.03.1Sonic 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?"