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You may be looking for the Action Stage on this continent, Savannah Citadel. For other uses of the term, see Mazuri (disambiguation).

Exotic wild animals are a frequent sight near this village built on reddish-brown soil.

— Description, Sonic Unleashed[1]

Mazuri (マズーリ Mazūri?) is a Town Stage/Village in Sonic Unleashed. It is a small village located on a reddish-brown savannah and features many exotic animals. Sonic the Hedgehog and Chip visited Mazuri to restore a powerless Chaos Emerald and the village's broken continent following Dark Gaia's awakening.


The continent Mazuri is located on.

Mazuri is based on Africa due to its wildlife environment and animals that live in Africa appear on Mazuri. In fact, the Town Stage is an exaggerated mixture of certain places and aspects from Africa. For example: the sandy buildings of Timbuktu, Mali, the savannas of the Serengeti Plains and the big baobab trees from Madagascar.


Sonic Unleashed

The village of Mazuri.

At some point prior to Sonic Unleashed, Dr. Eggman established a base in the outskirts of Mazuri where he later imprisoned Professor Pickle. A little bit later, Mazuri's continent was torn away from the earth's mantle when Dr. Eggman awoke Dark Gaia, resulting in the planet shattering into pieces.

Some time later, Sonic the Werehog, Tails and Chip arrived in Mazuri at nighttime to look for Professor Pickle. Discovering Eggman's base in Mazuri's Savannah Citadel, Sonic, Tails and Chip traveled there and saved both the Professor and the Gaia Manuscripts.

Some time later, Mazuri was invaded by Dr. Eggman, SA-55 and a horde of his Egg Fighters. There, the village's men formed a defensive line to protect the rest of the villagers as Eggman threatened them to tell him the location of the local Gaia Temple. Kwod refused to say anything though and hit Eggman with a rock. Before Eggman could retaliate, Sonic arrived in Mazuri with Chip and destroyed all the Egg Fighters, making Eggman escape to find the Gaia Temple. After making sure everyone was okay, Sonic left Mazuri with Chip to pursue Eggman (in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version they pursued Eggman through Savannah Citadel, and in the Wii/PlayStation 2 version, Gwek made them a Planet Tablet so they could catch up to Eggman with Mazuri's Gaia Gate). Eventually, Sonic and Chip found and defeated Eggman, and managed to return Mazuri and its continent to their proper place with the Gaia Temple and the Chaos Emeralds.

Eventually, as Dark Gaia began casting the world into darkness while maturing into Perfect Dark Gaia, the inhabitant of Mazuri watched in horror was the sky above the village turned dark, but soon after celebrated as the world returned to normal after Super Sonic and the Gaia Colossus defeated Perfect Dark Gaia.

Points of interest

In other media

Archie Comics

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Mazuri was originally a Human/Overlander settlement in Efrika and a city-state of the United Federation. After the events of Worlds Collide, the village is now virtually identical to its game counterpart.


  • In the Wii/PlayStation 2 version of the game, this continent only has one act, which is the Egg Beetle boss.
  • Inside the Gaia Gates in the Wii/PlayStation 2 version of the game, there are textures on the floor indicating Egyptian hieroglyphs. This is a clear reference to the country Egypt, which is located in Africa, the continent Mazuri is based off of.
  • The national flag bears a resemblance to the national flag of Rwanda.
  • In the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version, in the nighttime Mazuri, elephants can be spotted. However during the day, two zebras can be spotted.
  • In the Xbox 360/Playstation 3 version, when Eggman encounters Sonic the Hedgehog and Chip in the village he is surprised to see Sonic the Hedgehog alive despite encountering him in Act I of Tornado Defence.
  • In the internal data of the game, it was found that the original name of Mazuri was "Frica", a shortened version of Africa, and the original name of Savannah Citadel was "Clay Castle", a name that was still used in the Japanese version.


Name Artist(s) Length Music track
"Mazuri - Day" Fumie Kumatani 3:00
"Mazuri - Night" Fumie Kumatani 2:59


  1. Sonic Team (19 December 2008). Sonic Unleashed. PlayStation 3. Sega. Area/Level: World Map.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Sonic Team (18 November 2008). Sonic Unleashed. PlayStation 2. Sega. Area/Level: Mazuri Village.

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