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Sonic Adventure 2
Final Chase

Final Chase is the fourteenth stage in the Dark storyline of Sonic Adventure 2 and the fourth and last stage playable with Shadow. It represents Shadow's run through the ARK's underside to intercept Sonic after finding out he's alive and heading towards the Eclipse Cannon. It is the equivalent to Sonic's stage, Final Rush.



After finding out that he may not be the real Shadow and that Rouge is a government agent, Eggman informs Shadow that someone is headed for the Eclipse Cannon. Shadow immediately heads out to destroy the intruder.


This stage consists of numerous Grind Rails but the main gimmick of this stage are "spinning drums". These drums have a magnetic pull that draws Shadow to them. They only allow one direction when running on them: up or down. Some parts of the stage completely consist of these spinning drums.


1st Mission: Hurry to the Eclipse Cannon!

2nd Mission: Collect 100 rings!

There are plenty of Item Boxed with Ring power-ups scattered all over this stage. The player must avoid attacking as many enemies as possible to lessen the chances of losing Rings, and beware of the Meteorites near the spinning drums.

3rd Mission: Find the lost Chao!

After the sixth Point Marker, the player must navigate a series of horizontal spinning drums until Shadow reaches a Pulley. They must then use the Pulley to reach a vertical spinning drum and climb it to the top. When the player gets there, instead of using the Spring, they should instead grab onto another Pulley which will lead to a platform where an Ancient Ruin is. They must then play the Mystic Melody to make a row of Rings appear and Light Speed Dash across them to reach another vertical spinning drum. At the top of this drum is a Pulley that leads to the lost Chao.

4th Mission: Reach the goal within 5 minutes 30 seconds!

Successful completion of this mission depends on how quickly the player can navigate the spinning drums. They should jump off of them at the earliest opportunity and skip over as many of them as possible. For instance, when going down a steep hill, the player can jump from the top of it and push forward on the Control Stick to skip substantial chunks of this stage.

Last Mission: Clear Hard mode!

This mission is quite difficult for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, there are a lot more Artificial Chaos, and their tendrils have a much greater range. Secondly, there are now enemies waiting at the top of many of the spinning drums. Also, some of the spinning drums can now only be reached via short Grind Rails or floating Springs.

Level Up Item

Shadow's Mystic Melody Level Up Item can be found here, which allows him to activate Ancient Ruins. It is on a small platform at the highest point in the green cylinder area.

Chao Container locations

  1. After passing the first Point Marker and climbing the first vertical spinning drum, the player will eventually come to a tunnel. Before going through the tunnel, they should drop down on the catwalk on the left and walk toward the screen until the first Chao Container appears.
  2. After passing the third Point Marker, the player must look in front of the vertical spinning drum on the right to find the second Chao Container.
  3. After passing the fifth Point Marker, the Chao Container can be found on the back of the platform. This location is positioned at the end of the section where the player moves across a series of spinning drums between the walls of the Space Colony ARK.


Big the Cat sighting

Big the Cat in Final Chase.

After the sixth Point Marker, there will be a Spinning drum section that leads past it. Inside the first spinning drum near its beginning, the player can spot Big the Cat.


1st Mission: Hurry to the Eclipse Cannon!

Score Rank
12,000 A Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
11,000 B Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
10,000 C Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
8,000 D Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
<8,000 E Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png

2nd Mission: Collect 100 rings!

Time Rank
1:30 A Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
1:45 B Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
2:00 C Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
2:30 D Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
>2:30 E Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png

3rd Mission: Find the Lost Chao!

Time Rank
5:15 A Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
5:30 B Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
6:00 C Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
6:30 D Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
>6:30 E Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png

4th Mission: Reach the goal within 5 minutes 30 seconds!

Score Rank
11,000 A Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
10,000 B Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
9,000 C Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
8,000 D Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
<8,000 E Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png

Last Mission: Clear Hard Mode!

Score Rank
10,000 A Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
9,000 B Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
8,000 C Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
7,000 D Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png
<7,000 E Rank (Sonic Adventure 2).png


  • Two player mode has two goals, but by using cheats, the player can skip the first goal and eventually continue to race on the one player parts of the level.
  • In the Shadow the Hedgehog video game, the stage The ARK was partially inspired by Final Chase.
  • The cutscene where Shadow discovers Sonic's survival omits Sonic's explanation of his survival to Shadow regarding his usage of a fake Chaos Emerald to generate Chaos Control.


Name Artist(s) Length Music Track
The Supernatural ...for Final Chase Everett Bradley, Fumie Kumatani 2:49


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