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For the level in Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, see Showdown.

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Sonic Spinball (8-bit)
Final Showdown

After Sonic destroys the Veg-O machine,[sic] the fortress erupts. But slippery Robotnik's escaped in his rocket ship!

Bounce off of flying bumpers and flippers, disintegrating platforms, springs and other fortress remnants. Spin on the rotating valves for your shot at Robotnik. But blow your chance and you'll end back in the scorching volcano!

— Description, Sonic Spinball (8-bit) US instruction manual.[1]

Final Showdown, also known as The Final Showdown,[1] is the fourth and final level of Sonic Spinball (8-bit). As with other levels in the game, Sonic must bounce through the pinball-like level, acquiring Chaos Emeralds. In this level, there are five to find.



After Sonic destroyed the Veg-O Machine in The Machine, Dr. Robotnik tried to escape to the stars in his rocket ship. However, Sonic the Hedgehog managed to get onboard the rocket ship, collecting Chaos Emeralds along the way. After successfully seizing all the Emeralds, Sonic confronted and defeated Robotnik and his vehicle, destroying the rocket ship. As Sonic and Robotnik then fell from the sky, Robotnik ended up fall back into his crumbling Veg-O Fortress as it sank into the sea.




Main article: Final Showdown Boss

The Final Showdown Boss, the boss of Final Showdown.

The boss of Final Showdown is a flying vehicle piloted by Dr. Robotnik. Due to the vehicle surrounding itself with a barrier, it is impossible to hit it. However, the barrier can be lowered if the player destroys four power generators. After then landing eight hits on the vehicle, the Final Showdown Boss will be defeated.


Name Artist Length Music Track
N/A Paul Gadbois 3:23


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Spinball (Sega Game Gear) United States instruction manual, pg. 10.