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Not to be confused with Metal Sonic v3.0.

Come forth, Metal Sonic version 3.0! Proceed through the portal and awaken the Ifrit!


Eggman Nega, Sonic Rivals 2

Metal Sonic 3.0, also known as Metal Sonic Mach 3.0,[1] is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is Dr. Eggman Nega's improved edition of Metal Sonic, which acts as a rival to its predecessor.

Appearance[]

Although it uses the same body model as Metal Sonic, the only thing different about the two are the colors: Metal Sonic 3.0 is colored black where Metal Sonic is colored blue, and it also has black feet with a yellow stripe as opposed to Metal Sonic's red with white stripe. Metal Sonic 3.0 also has a yellow outline around its eyes and three parallel vertical yellow stripes starting from its muzzle to the top of Metal Sonic 3.0's spine. Interestingly, the outside of Metal Sonic 3.0's ears are colored a silver gray, as opposed to black.

History[]

Sonic Rivals 2[]

In Sonic Rivals 2, Metal Sonic 3.0 was made to awaken the Ifrit in Chaotic Inferno and raced Shadow, Metal Sonic, Silver, and Espio. It was revealed that Metal Sonic 3.0 served as a decoy to distract Dr. Eggman Nega's enemies, allowing the doctor to awaken the Ifrit himself in the meantime.[2] When either one reached the Ifrit, Metal Sonic 3.0 tried to stop them from destroying the Ifrit and attacked them. Once the Ifrit was defeated, Metal Sonic 3.0 was either destroyed or trapped in the Ifrit's dimension.

Other game appearances[]

Sonic Dash[]

In Sonic Dash, Metal Sonic 3.0 (referred to as "Metal Sonic Mach 3.0" in-game), appears as one of the playable characters. In this game, he can be unlocked after obtaining 150 of his Character Cards.

Image Rarity Affinity Bonus Upgrade Profile
Power-Up Highest level
Metal 3.0 SFSB
Legendary N/A Dash Boost 10
x2 Multiplier 9
Magnet 12
Shield 12
Headstart 9

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle[]

On 20 May 2024, Metal Sonic 3.0 (referred to as "Metal Sonic Mach 3.0" in-game), was added to Sonic Forces: Speed Battle as a playable character. In this game, he has the following gameplay characteristics:

Image Rarity Stats Items
Projectile Boost Trap
Metal 3.0 SFSB
SFSBChallengerCardIcon
Challenger
Speed: 9/10

Acceleration: 7/10

Strength: 8/10

SFSBSteal
Steal
SFSBLightningBoost
Lightning Boost
SFSBVisionScramble
Vision Scramble

Sonic Dash+ / Sonic Prime Dash[]

In Sonic Dash+ and Sonic Prime Dash, Metal Sonic 3.0 (referred to as "Metal Sonic Mach 3.0" in-game), appears as one of the playable characters. In these games, he can be unlocked by obtaining 500 of his Character Tokens.

Image Affinity Bonus Unlock Requirement Upgrade Profile
Power-Up Highest level
Metal 3.0 SFSB
Sonic Dash Pocky Sonic Dash Ricky Obtain 500 Sonic Prime Dash Metal Sonic Mach 3.0 Token Dash Boost 10
x2 Multiplier 9
Magnet 12
Shield 12
Headstart 9

Sonic Speed Simulator[]

In Sonic Speed Simulator, Metal Sonic 3.0 (referred to as "Metal Sonic Mach 3.0" in-game), returns as both a new playable character and as a boss. The player can race against Metal Sonic Mach 3.0 in the second part of the "Metal Madness Event" (which can only be accessed by finishing the first part and unlocking Metal Sonic), and can unlock them by completing certain objectives as Metal Sonic.

Image Unlocking requirement Rarity
SSSMetalSonic3.0
  • Complete all seven event tasks during "Mach Madness Event"
  • Purchase for 999 Robux during "Mach Madness Event"
Legendary

On 5 November 2022, Metal Sonic Mach 3.0 was re-released as "Golden Metal Sonic 3.0", a gold variant character of Metal Sonic Mach 3.0:

Image Unlocking requirement Rarity
Gold3.0Icon
  • Collect 150,000 footprints during "Play Detective Event"
  • Complete all 5 tasks during the "Golden Metal Sonic 3.0 Event" (Sonic Speed Simulator: Reborn)
Legendary

In this game, Metal Sonic Mach 3.0 and his variant are controlled in the same way as the other characters in the game. They also have the Spin Dash, Spin Jump, Spin Dash Charge, Jump Dash, Drop Dash, Boost and Homing Attack in their moveset. Their base speed and jumping height depend on the player's current level.

Relationships[]

Friends/allies[]

Enemies[]

Trivia[]

Metal Sonic 3 Jazwares

Rejected Metal Sonic 3.0 action figure, circa 2010.

  • Prior to June 2010, a Metal Sonic 3.0 articulated action figure was proposed by Jazwares as a simple repaint of the already existing 3.75 inch Metal Sonic action figure, similar to the Mecha Sonic proposal. This idea was ultimatley rejected by Sega.[3]
  • Despite being another inspiration from the image and DNA of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, the two never actually fought or met each other, making this one of the only Sonic copies that was never faced by Sonic himself.
  • Metal Sonic 3.0's colors of black with yellow stripes, are the same as Gemerl the Robot (from Sonic Advance 3 for the Game Boy Advance) and the yellow Shadow Android (from Shadow the Hedgehog's multiplayer mode), both of whom are doppelgangers of other characters, that being Emerl (From Sonic Battle for the Game Boy Advance) and Shadow the Hedgehog (From Sonic Adventure 2 for the Dreamcast).
  • In Sonic Rivals 2, Metal Sonic 3.0's name and picture are displayed the same as Metal Sonic's, since he is just a palette swap of Metal Sonic. This palette swap, labelled Mach3.0, can be obtained as an outfit for Metal Sonic in Sonic Rivals 2 by successfully copying every other rival's signature move.
  • Metal Sonic 3.0's colors resemble Metal Sonic's "Leather" outfit from Sonic Rivals, but with the addition of a painted head. The "Leather" outfit can even be used for Metal Sonic in Sonic Rivals 2, by winning his trophy in Multiplayer, it is now under the name of "Mach2.0", seemingly indicating it is the mid-point between Metal Sonic and Metal Sonic 3.0.
  • In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics, the original and first of the Metal Sonic Series nicknamed Shard the Metal Sonic, was rebuilt and given a new paint job that greatly resembles that of Metal Sonic 3.0.

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Other[]

References[]

  1. Gamefam Studios (16 July 2022). Sonic Speed Simulator. Sega. Area/Level: Hub world. "Tails: There's a new threat! Metal Sonic Mach 3.0 has appeared in Stardust Speedway, and I need your help stopping it!"
  2. Backbone Entertainment, Sega Studio USA (13 November 2007). Sonic Rivals 2. PlayStation Portable. Sega. Area/Level: Chaotic Inferno Zone Act 4 (Silver/Espio). "Eggman Nega: Hee hee hee hee... How regrettable, Silver. I'm afraid that my Metal Sonic was just a decoy to keep you distracted. Hee hee hee..."
  3. Joe Amaro from Jazwares Answers Your Questions. SEGA America Blog (June 01, 2010). Archived from the original on June 03, 2010. Retrieved on May 21, 2024. "And you know who else I wanted to make but was told no? Metal Sonic 3.0."
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