Sonic the Hedgehog CD
Metal Sonic's debut was in Sonic the Hedgehog CD for the Sega CD, an add-on for the Sega Mega Drive. In this game, he is under the control of Dr. Robotnik and is sent back in time to change the past so that Robotnik can rule the future. Later, he kidnaps Amy Rose, who had been following Sonic. In Stardust Speedway, he challenges Sonic to a race rather than a traditional boss battle, with Robotnik on their trail and chasing Sonic with a death laser. Periodically, he uses one of two moves - if Sonic is ahead of him, he will explosively accelerate with the V. Maximum Overdrive Attack, which will make him go four times as fast temporarily and attempt to blast through Sonic. If Sonic is behind him, he'll instead use the Ring Spark Field, which is an electric attack that has a wider range but requires him to decelerate.
If Sonic does not reach the goal in time, the door will close as the scientist shoots Sonic with the death laser, resulting in the loss of one life, while the robotic duplicate looks on and mockingly mimics Sonic's finger wave. If Sonic succeeds, the door will close in front of Metal Sonic - which causes him to crash and fall off the platform. Robotnik retreats, allowing Sonic to finally rescue Amy and proceed to the last zone. In the Japanese manual, it was claimed that he had all the abilities of the original Sonic and more, but in the game, he does not demonstrate this.
Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble
Metal Sonic appears as a surprise boss Sonic or Tails must face in Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble. Unlike Sonic the Hedgehog CD, it is not a race; it is an actual battle, though Metal Sonic uses his flight and evasion to attack. After being defeated, he wanders off and is not seen for the rest of the game.
Sonic the Fighters
Metal Sonic appears as the last stage boss character in Sonic the Fighters, with Eggman as the bonus stage enemy. In this appearance, he demonstrates not only a powerful laser-type move that emits from the hole in his body but also borrows certain moves from other playable characters (possibly the first signs of his ability to copy his foes). After he and Eggman are defeated, they escape the Death Egg II before it explodes and heads back to the planet below. Another version, called Mecha Sonic Model No.29, appears in the intro.
Metal Sonic is an unlockable playable character in Sonic R. To unlock him, the player must find the Sonic Tokens in the Resort Island course, finish the race in at least 3rd place, and then beat him in a one-on-one race against him. Here, the chrome copy plays like an alternate version of Sonic, being faster and slightly harder to steer, but is not quite as fast as Super Sonic. Unlike Sonic, he can't double jump, but thanks to his boosters, can run across water for a short time, which the normal Sonic is incapable of doing.
Metal Sonic makes a cameo in Sonic Adventure, resting inside a stasis tube in one of Dr. Eggman's hideout in Mystic Ruins along with an unnamed Sonic robot. Metal Sonic also appears in a flashback during the opening cutscene of Amy's story where she is remembering him chasing after her and Sonic.
In Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Metal Sonic becomes playable after collecting all the emblems. He controls exactly like Sonic but has different visual effects and sound effects.
Sonic Pinball Party
In Sonic Pinball Party, Metal Sonic took part in the Egg Cup Tournament and sought to stop Sonic, who had enrolled himself in the tournament in order to stop Dr. Eggman's latest scheme. Eventually, the two rivals made to the finals, where Metal Sonic got defeated by Sonic yet again.
Metal Sonic appeared as the true main antagonist of Sonic Heroes. After betraying Dr. Eggman and assuming his identity as a disguise, he copies the biodata of all the heroes, along with Froggy and Chocola, to assume his ultimate form, Metal Madness and later Metal Overlord. This not only dramatically increased Metal Sonic's power but gave him shape-shifting abilities and a new appearance (a cape, sharp tipped shoes and longer spines on his head), dubbed Neo Metal Sonic. He manages to achieve this through the use of Chocola, due to the Chao having a connection to Chaos, the destructive water god from Sonic Adventure, and Froggy, who periodically had Chaos' tail in Sonic Adventure. In his Metal Overlord form, he transforms into a mechanical dragon-like entity that has one eye over the other.
After he is defeated by a super transformed Team Sonic in his Metal Overlord form, he reverts to his original form. Sonic then challenges Metal Sonic to a future rematch and races away. Metal Sonic then passes out cold; he is last seen being lifted off the ground by Omega, who exchanges a glance with Shadow. What they both have in mind for the metallic hedgehog is never told. At some point afterward, Eggman re-obtains him and reprograms him to be obedient.
Sonic Rivals series
In Sonic Rivals, Metal Sonic appears seemingly reprogrammed by Eggman Nega (disguised as Dr. Eggman) to serve him and stop Sonic, Knuckles, Shadow and Silver at Sky Park Zone. After losing to them, Metal was then upgraded by the doctor from the data collected in the encounter and was ordered to stop Sonic, Knuckles, Shadow and Silver at Death Yard Zone but lost to them yet again. When the heroes arrived at Eggman Nega's Meteor Base Zone, Metal tried to defend them from destroying Nega's escape ship but failed to do so.
Metal Sonic is also playable and can be unlocked by completing Story Mode with every character. Metal Sonic's signature move is called "Copycat" where he uses his opponent's signature move.
Sonic Rivals 2
Metal Sonic returns in Sonic Rivals 2, this time playable from the start. Reprogrammed by Dr. Eggman, Metal Sonic appears as a mindless servant, unable to talk (save for various mechanical noises); however, Eggman can talk through Metal via a communicator. Despite not being able to talk, Metal can still hear and follow orders. Metal is sent out by Eggman and teams up with Shadow to stop Eggman Nega from releasing the Ifrit, a destructive monster from an alternate dimension. The cutscenes involving him occasionally glimpse into his thought process, showing he is capable of prioritizing goals. During the game, it is revealed that Eggman placed a Chaos Emerald in Metal Sonic (to hide it from Nega and possibly add extra power to the robot). Eggman Nega also makes his own version of Metal Sonic; Metal Sonic 3.0.
After the teams defeated the Ifrit, everyone escaped through the portal except Shadow, Metal Sonic, Eggman Nega, and presumably Metal Sonic 3.0. However, Metal Sonic scratches open his chassis, revealing a Chaos Emerald inside. Shadow then used the Chaos Emerald to warp both himself and Metal Sonic out of the Ifrit's dimension with Chaos Control, leaving Eggman Nega trapped inside.
This is the only game where he plays a heroic role. However, this is because he is working for Eggman, who at the time considers Eggman Nega and the Ifrit a bigger threat to him than Sonic, and likely returns to his evil ways when Eggman does.
Sonic Free Riders
Metal Sonic is a playable character as well as the hidden true main antagonist and final boss of Story Mode in Sonic Free Riders. He disguised himself as a robot named E-10000B and joined Shadow and Rouge as a Team Dark member, tricking them into believing he wanted to help them win the Grand Prix while he actually wanted to copy their and the other teams' abilities. Eventually, he reveals himself (much to Eggman's surprise, as he was unaware that Metal Sonic had betrayed him once more) and challenges Sonic to a race to prove his superiority. Sonic manages to beat Metal Sonic, who in turn runs away, probably planning his next scheme since he is now free of Eggman's control.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4
Metal Sonic appears in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II as one of the main villains, the other being Dr. Eggman. He is first fought in White Park Zone, then in Sky Fortress Zone, and finally twice during the first act of Death Egg mk.II Zone. He is also the only playable character in the additional episode to Sonic the Hedgehog 4, named Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode Metal, which tells the story of Metal Sonic's return after the events of Sonic the Hedgehog CD.
It is revealed that after the events of Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Metal Sonic was left on Little Planet severely damaged for at least one year. Eggman restored his functionality and sent him to Mad Gear Zone to repair him. Once fully repaired, Metal Sonic intended to get his revenge on Sonic for his humiliating defeat. He traveled to Lost Labyrinth Zone and found a Mysterious Orb, which Dr. Eggman was looking for, and its mystic energies made Metal Sonic more powerful than ever. With this new power absorbed, Metal Sonic barraged out of the ruin and journeyed through Casino Street Zone in pursuit of Sonic. He would later arrive at Splash Hill Zone, only to find Tails' rocket on the ground and Sonic flying off on the Tornado at the end of the Zone. Metal Sonic electrifies himself to scare off the animals that were liberated from a nearby Capsule that Sonic had opened previously, and steals the rocket to give chase, marking his return in Episode II.
Metal Sonic confronts Sonic and Tails for the first time since his return in the White Park Zone, riding in on Tails' rocket before abandoning it. Despite being equipped with new deadly energy, he is defeated. Metal Sonic would battle the duo once again in his own aircraft, the Metal Carrier, in Sky Fortress Zone. He attacks the heroes from the background as they ride the Tornado in Act 1, before confronting them head-on in the boss stage. After being defeated a second time, he flees toward the Death Egg mk.II Zone, where Dr. Eggman assists him as he fights Sonic and Tails for a final time. Losing the battle, Metal Sonic would challenge his organic counterpart to another race later on in the stage, but Sonic would inevitably beat him to the finish line, causing him to crash into the electrified door that closes behind the winner and fall to his defeat, similar to their first battle in Stardust Speedway. It is unknown what becomes of him following this.
In Sonic Runners, Metal Sonic acted as Dr. Eggman's bodyguard and enforcer while the doctor conducted his various schemes for world domination. Metal Sonic first made his presence known when he posed as Sonic and began terrifying the Animals and Omochao. However, Metal Sonic eventually fell for a trap set by Team Sonic. Metal Sonic subsequently made his escape, prompting Team Sonic to pursue him. After the team came across Eggman and defeated him, Sonic attempted to destroy the device Eggman used to control Metal Sonic, but before he was able to do so, Metal Sonic intervened and attacked the three, allowing him and Eggman to escape.
In their later meetings, unlike the more incompetent Orbot and Cubot, Metal Sonic proved capable in keeping Team Sonic at bay whenever they tried to interfere with Eggman's schemes, although he always lost to the team in the end.
When Eggman enacted his final plan― a brainwashing laser powered by the Chaos Emeralds to enslave the world with― Metal Sonic received a rushed upgrade from Eggman that made him more powerful, but also more prone to overheating. Metal Sonic used his upgrade to set Team Sonic back in their attempts to stop Eggman, until the team used the weaknesses of his upgrade against him. Later, before Team Sonic's showdown with Eggman, Metal Sonic challenged Sonic to a series of races. In the end, Metal Sonic overheated from the races, leaving him out of commission. Because they ended up with a tie however, Sonic promised Metal Sonic they would settle the score later.
In Sonic Forces, Metal Sonic, alongside Chaos, Shadow and Zavok, was Phantom Copied by Infinite, Eggman's newest servant, using the virtual reality powers of his Phantom Ruby. This Phantom Copy was instated in the Eggman Army as one of the group's foremost soldiers. The Metal Sonic Phantom Copy soon after made its debut alongside the other three Phantom Copies to assist Infinite in defeating Sonic. Afterward, the Metal Sonic Phantom Copy helped Eggman conquer over 99% of the world.
The Phantom Copy later fought against Sonic and the Avatar at an abandoned bridge, although he was ultimately destroyed via their Double Boost. Hundreds of Phantom Copies of Metal Sonic were later present in the outskirts of the Eggman Empire Fortress where they took part in the final battle between the Eggman Army and the Resistance until all the sources of Eggman's Phantom Copies were destroyed for good, ending the Phantom Copies' existence.
Team Sonic Racing
In Team Sonic Racing, Metal Sonic joined Dr. Eggman's team during the Grand Prix organized by Dodon Pa. In order to compete, Metal Sonic received a race car named the Formula M that Dr. Eggman had created for him. He subsequently participated in many races on Eggman's behalf, but all of them ended with Metal Sonic and his team being defeated. At one point between the races though, Eggman informed Metal Sonic that he had hired an operative to steal the Ultimate Energy Engine from Dodon Pa for him. In the meantime, Eggman had Metal Sonic keep racing with him.
After Eggman and Zavok kidnapped Dodon Pa and brought him aboard the Final Fortress, Eggman had to trick Sonic and his friends into racing his henchmen so that Dodon Pa could capture the heroes' Ultimate Team Energy and use it to finish the Ultimate Energy Engine. As a part of Eggman's plan, Metal Sonic was instated as one of the racers Sonic and co. had to beat. Despite Metal Sonic's best efforts though, he lost, much to Eggman's surprise. Metal Sonic later took part in the subsequent races with the heroes alongside Eggman until Dodon Pa finally finished the Ultimate Energy Engine, which Eggman then stole and incorporated into his Death Egg. Afterward, Metal Sonic took part in the villains' last race against the heroes onboard the Final Fortress. In the end, Metal Sonic and his team lost, and the Death Egg ended up driving into the Final Fortress's energy core, forcing Eggman and his lackeys to escape as the fortress was destroyed.
Other game appearances
Sonic Drift 2
In Sonic Drift 2, Metal Sonic appears as one of the seven playable characters. In this title, he drives a blue race car named the Blue Devil. He is also the only newcomer that was around but not included in the original Sonic Drift.
In gameplay, Metal Sonic's strength is high speed and his weakness is handling; being faster than Sonic, Metal Sonic possesses very high acceleration and maximum speed, but also the worst handling among the playable characters. On the race track, Metal Sonic's special ability is the "Super Dash", the ability to grant himself a brief dash down the track with a momentary burst of speed; it is similar to Sonic's "Dash" but has greatly increased power and acceleration. However, using this ability costs three Rings instead of the usual two required by all other competitors.
Metal Sonic made an appearance in Knuckles' Chaotix, where Dr. Robotnik attempts to absorb the Chaos Rings' powers to wreak havoc in the Newtrogic High Zone. According to the Japanese manual, Metal Sonic was highly damaged when he fought Sonic, so Dr. Eggman moved his main and sub CPUs into a replacement body known as Metal Sonic Kai (メタルソニック改 Metaru Sonikku Kai?), which was constructed with Dark Ring power. During this time, Eggman inserted a component in Metal Sonic, allowing him to utilize the Plasma Pulse Attack.
Metal Sonic can also make an appearance if the player stays in one place for one minute in a level. Metal Sonic can either load the V. Maximum Overdrive Attack or Plasma Pulse Attack into the player, who will temporarily lose their Combi partner. He has an unorthodox boss battle in which the goal is to stop his machine so it lands on a "damage" mark. After being defeated by Knuckles and his crew, Metal Sonic was transformed by Robotnik's large Dark Ring into Metal Sonic Kai. Despite his power, he was defeated by the Chaotix crew.
Sonic Adventure 2
Metal Sonic appeared as an unlockable multiplayer character in Sonic Adventure 2, and subsequently as a standard multiplayer character in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. In the Dreamcast version, he is a carbon copy of Shadow. Hence, he could perform Chaos Spear and Chaos Control using Ring energy and has the same aura shield when performing Spin Attacks. He would learn a stronger version of this technique in Sonic Heroes. In subsequent ports, each 2P character is made more unique, thus he has his own attributes. For one, he can accelerate to a higher top speed than Sonic, Shadow, and Amy. He can also project a Black Shield, which is similar to the Ring Spark Field he had in Sonic the Hedgehog CD and can jump to laughably high altitudes. The drawback is that he no longer has any other special attacks of his own, only being given a speed boost at certain Ring counts. However, the Black Shield can protect against the special attacks of his opponents, such as Sonic Wind or Chaos Spear, but it can not protect him from Time Stop and Chaos Control. Metal Sonic cannot maneuver while using the Black Shield, but he does maintain his momentum and can exceed max speed when using it before landing on a dash panel.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Metal Sonic appears as one of the collectible Stickers:
|Image||Name||Page||ID||Area of Effect||Effect||User|
|Metal Sonic (Sonic CD)||272||679||N/A||Launch Power +16||Everyone|
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Metal Sonic appears as a trophy:
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Metal Sonic appears as a Primary Spirit with the following characteristics:
|Image||Stat statistics||Spirit Battle|
|Base||Max||Enemy Fighter(s)||Enemy Power||Stage||Battle conditions|
|Metal Sonic (100 HP)||4,600||Windy Hill Zone||Rule(s): N/A
|Metal Sonic||Shield||★★ (Advanced)||"Sonic Heroes"||
Sega All-Stars series
Sega Superstars Tennis
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
In Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Metal Sonic appears as a playable character. He was made available as a part of a special DLC pack which also included the Egg Hangar course, exclusively for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. For the racing in this game, he is driving a blue hoverbike with similarities to himself, called the Metal Booster.
In gameplay, Metal Sonic has very high acceleration and turbo-boost, medium maneuverability, and lower-than-average acceleration. His All-Star Move, "Maximum Overdrive", lets him deploy two pads that fly in front of him, emitting lightning bolts between them.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Metal Sonic appears as a playable character again. He was made available as a part of the "Metal Sonic & OutRun Bay" DLC package, which also included the OutRun Bay course. For the racing in this game, he is driving an alien-like ATV similar to his Metal Overlord transformation, which can transform into a boat, a plane, or a car, depending on the surrounding terrain.
In gameplay, Metal Sonic has high speed, above-average handling and boost, and less-than-average acceleration. His All-Star Move lets him summon a large Black Shield which he can use to knock opponents out of the way.
Mario & Sonic series
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
In the Wii version and Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Metal Sonic appears as a playable character, being one of four new characters to join the main roster. Metal Sonic also has the special skill, the Air Boost, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.
In both versions of the game, Metal Sonic has the following characteristics and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats||Special Skill||Flag|
In the Wii version of the game, a Mii costume based on Metal Sonic can be unlocked in the game after winning five gold or/and 1st place medals in any Olympic/Dream Events with Metal Sonic and then buying the costume in the boutique.
In Adventure Tours mode in the Nintendo DS version of the game, Metal Sonic appears as an opponent in Rocket Skiing. In this mode, Metal Sonic joins Dr. Eggman and Bowser's side in trying to stop Sonic and Mario from rescuing the Snow Spirits. He first tries to stalk Sonic and Mario in Sparkleton before challenging the protagonists to a Rocket Ski Jumping event. After he is defeated, Metal Sonic escapes, thus allowing the heroes to proceed. Later, after the defeat of Eggman and Bowser, Metal Sonic and Bowser Jr. will leave challenges for Sonic and Mario in various places. Once all the challenges have been completed, Metal Sonic and Bowser Jr. will admit defeat and pretend to be remorseful. They then decide to join Mario and Sonic to improve their skills. After Bowser and Eggman lose for a second time they tell their masters how they followed Mario and Sonic in secret. This allows Bowser and Eggman to join them to better their skills as well.
Curiously, in the Nintendo DS version of the game, Metal Sonic's eyes will turn blue if the player wins an event, is in the lead, or is playing certain events, much like in Sonic R when Metal Sonic is in the lead and/or wins.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
In the Wii version and Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Metal Sonic appears as one of the playable characters. In the Wii version, Metal Sonic also has the special skill, the Air Boost, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.
In this game, across both versions, Metal Sonic has the following characteristics and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats (Wii)||Class (3DS)||Special Skill||Flag|
In the Wii version of the game, Metal Sonic also appears as an interactable character in London Party. Here, the player can speak to him on two different occasions in order to play Bonus Games and earn stickers. In the first Bonus Game, Metal Sonic gives out stickers to the winner of a royal game, where the player must keep the crown away from him, Orbot, and Cubot. On the second occasion, Metal Sonic will initiate a Bonus Game where the player competes against him in a marathon. Also, a Mii costume based on Metal Sonic can be unlocked in the game by either winning it through a Scratch Card or paying ten blank cards.
In the Nintendo 3DS version, Metal Sonic belongs to the Tricksters class and can only take part in sports events selected for this group. In the game's story mode, Metal Sonic came with Dr. Eggman, Orbot and Cubot to London to participate in the upcoming Olympic Games. One day, Metal Sonic was training in the Main Stadium, but Eggman noticed that the robot was not making any progress despite having rebuilt him from the ground up. Suddenly, Bowser Jr. showed up to challenge Metal Sonic. Receiving Eggman's permission, Metal Sonic accepted the challenge. Facing Bowser Jr. in 110m Hurdles, Metal Sonic lost to his opponent, much to Eggman's frustration. Some time afterward, Metal Sonic was practicing taekwondo with Eggman in their hideout inside Big Ben, whom he lost to. As Eggman thought about ways on how to upgrade Metal Sonic, Orbot and Cubot showed Waluigi on one of the monitors. Metal Sonic and his allies subsequently went to meet Waluigi, who was convinced to face Metal Sonic in some events to test the robot. After Metal Sonic defeated Waluigi, Eggman noticed that Metal Sonic lacked some power, so the group went back to Big Ben to further improve Metal Sonic. Later, Metal Sonic was pitted against Wario after a match had been set up between them. After Metal Sonic defeated Wario, he followed Eggman's orders and brought the Fog urn they won from Wario by defeating him to their base. Inside their base, Eggman managed to slightly unseal the urn, causing the Phantasmal Fog to come out and form a Fog imposter of Sonic, which prompted a reaction from Metal Sonic. Eggman, however, calmed Metal Sonic down and defeated the Fog imposter himself. Metal Sonic then listened to the explanation Eggman gave of how the imposter was formed. Afterwards, Metal Sonic watched with discontent as a disgruntled Eggman began chasing Orbot and Cubot around for making smart-mouthed remarks.
After Dr. Eggman and Bowser had deployed Fog Machines all over London, Metal Sonic went to the London Tennis Club, where he ran into Waluigi and destroyed the binoculars which he was using to spy on Luigi. This prompted Waluigi to challenge Metal Sonic to some events. After being defeated, Metal Sonic retreated. He later joined forces with a three-dimensional hologram of Eggman to protect the Fog Machine in Eton Dorney. However, Wario and Waluigi soon showed up and defeated Metal Sonic and the Eggman hologram, before destroying the Fog Machine, thus causing the fog in the area to clear up. Metal Sonic and the Eggman hologram were then watched over by Wario and Waluigi until they realized they had been watching a fake Eggman. After everything had been resolved, Metal Sonic showed up at the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games.
In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, a badge of Metal Sonic can also be obtained from the badge machine.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Metal Sonic appears as one of the playable characters. In this game, Metal Sonic has the special skill, the Air Boost, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.
In this game, Metal Sonic has the following characteristics and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Special Skill||Biography||Flag|
|Speed||Air Boost||Engineered to outperform even Sonic himself in the speed stakes, Metal Sonic is just as fast on ice as he is on the open road.|
In Legends Showdown, Metal Sonic is on the fifth team, along with Dr. Eggman, Bowser and Bowser Jr. Also, a Mii costume based on Metal Sonic can be unlocked in the game by performing at least nine tricks in a single Freestyle Skiing match.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
In the Wii U version of the game, Metal Sonic is available from the beginning and playable in all events. Also, a Mii costume set based on Metal Sonic can be unlocked in the game by completing Metal Sonic's Carnival Challenge. However, it must be collected in two separate parts, each with their own stat changes.
In the Wii U version of the game, Metal Sonic has the following characteristics, description and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats||Playable Event(s)||Biography||Flag|
|Speed||5.5||9||3.5||All events||This high-performance combat robot was built by Dr. Eggman for the sole purpose of defeating Sonic the Hedgehog. Metal Sonic's metallic frame resembles Sonic, as does his speed, power, and endurance. Like Sonic, Metal Sonic plans to put his exceptional speed to the test at the Olympic Games.|
In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Metal Sonic is available from the beginning and has the following characteristics:
|Artwork||Stats||Playable Event(s)||Challenged in Road to Rio?|
||Mario's Story Day 5|
In the arcade edition of the game, Metal Sonic belongs to the main roster of characters. However, in the Japanese arcade version, he needs to be unlocked using the Aime card functionality. In this version, Metal Sonic has the following characteristics:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats||Recommended Event(s)|
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
In the Nintendo Switch version and arcade version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Metal Sonic appears as a playable character. In the latter, he was added to the game on 1 October 2020.
In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Metal Sonic appears as one of the characters in the story mode. In this mode, Metal Sonic and a group of Egg Pawns got in the way of Donkey Kong at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. While Metal Sonic was flying around the top of the building however, he was driven off by Luigi, who used his Rugby skills to pelt Metal Sonic with enough footballs to drive him off.
In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Metal Sonic is only playable in the 2020 events and has the following characteristics:
|Artwork||Skill Type||Biography||Wears unique clothing|
|Speed||A high-performance robot built by Dr. Eggman to mimic Sonic. He has Sonic's speed and power, and serves as Eggman's obedient henchman.||✗|
In the arcade version of the game, Metal Sonic is only playable in the 2020 events and has the following characteristics and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats||Wears unique clothing|
In Sonic Dash, Metal Sonic appears as a playable character that was added to the game in the 4.3.0 update. He can be unlocked by purchasing him for $3.99 USD or in special events.
|Image||Affinity Bonus||Upgrade Profile|
On 18 October 2021, Metal Sonic was rereleased as Reaper Metal Sonic, a character previously featured in Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, as part of the "Fright Night" event.
|Image||Unlock Requirement||Upgrade Profile|
|Collect 4 Halloween items
(18 October 2021 - 2 November 2021)
(Day 1 reward)
Sonic Forces: Speed Battle
In Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Metal Sonic is one of the playable characters who was added to the game's roster in the version 1.0.1 update. He has the following gameplay characteristics:
|Steal||Electro Boost||Explosive Mine|
On 23 October 2019, Metal Sonic was re-released as "Reaper Metal Sonic", a variant character of Metal Sonic dressed in a grim reaper outfit based on artwork of him from Sonic Channel, as a part of the version 2.14.0 update. This character has the following gameplay characteristics:
|Harvest Time||Ice Boost||Dead End|
In Sonic Racing, Metal Sonic is a playable character. He becomes available by reaching League 2.
|Formula M||Super Damage||Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.|
Sonic Colors: Ultimate
Sonic Speed Simulator
In Sonic Speed Simulator, Metal Sonic appears at the top of Chemical Plant in a stasis pod. After freeing Stealth Suit Sonic from Eggman's death trap during the "Chemical Plant Event", the HUD will indicate Sonic noticing something on top, as the center tower will light up after freeing him. Above Metal Sonic's pod is also a label that reads "Powering".
On 18 June 2022, the player could race against Metal Sonic as a part of the "Metal Madness Event". The race itself takes place in the special Metal Madness stage, which is based on the one from the boss fight from the console/PC version of Sonic Generations. For this race, Metal Sonic possesses speed comparable to the playable character. In addition, he can attack with pink vertical energy beams. If the player takes any damage during this race, they will have to restart the race. If the player can defeat Metal Sonic three times, collect 3,000 Mysterious Orbs, and clear Metal Sonic's race in less than one minute and twenty seconds during the "Metal Madness Event", they unlock Metal Sonic as a playable character. Alternatively, the player can purchase him for 999 Robux during the same event.
- Hesse, Tyson; GGDG (19 August 2021). "Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps - Part 1". Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps. Season 1. Episode 1. YouTube.
- Sonic Channel (Japanese). Characters: Metal Sonic. Sega. Archived from the original on 26 May 2019. Retrieved on 3 July 2015.
- Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Mega-CD) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 7.
- Devra Newberger Speregen (2016). Sonic: The Ultimate Character Guide. Scholastic. pp. 26–27. ISBN 978-1338033243.
- Chaotix (Super 32X) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 43.
- Sonic Gems Collection (Japanese) (Nintendo GameCube), Museum.
- Chaotix (Super 32X) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 43.
- Kellie (8 April 2010). Metal Sonic DLC for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. Sega Blog. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved on 5 July 2016.
- Sega (@SEGA_OFFICIAL) on Twitter (Japanese). Twitter (1 October 2020). Archived from the original on 6 October 2020.
- Richards, Brian (27 May 2021). Sonic Colors: Ultimate official announcement, screenshots – pricing, Rival Rush mode. Nintendo Everything.