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The Metal Sonic hologram[1] is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are hologram projectors created by Dr. Eggman which were set on Little Planet.


The Metal Sonic holograms are gray and dark blue colored projectors that display holograms of Metal Sonic kicking and harassing the Animals on Little Planet. The Animals that are displayed by the projector depend on the Round played.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog CD

In Sonic the Hedgehog CD, the Windows 95 version, and the 2011 remaster, the Metal Sonic holograms were set by Dr. Robotnik on Little Planet to scare the Animals away. Thus, when Sonic arrived on the planet, the local Animals mistook him for Metal Sonic and hid from him.[2] However, when the hedgehog destroyed the projectors, the Animals appeared to be no longer afraid of him.

A Metal Sonic hologram in the past of Palmtree Panic Zone 1, from the 2011 remaster of Sonic the Hedgehog CD.

In gameplay, Metal Sonic holograms can be found in the past of the first two Zones of every Round apart from Metallic Madness. Unlike robot transporters though, these projectors do not have a broken down counterpart in the present to hint their location in the past time frame. They can be destroyed when the player attacks them with a Spin Attack-related move. When done so, various Animals will begin to freely wonder around in the past and the present. However, in the bad future, they will be nowhere to be seen, and in the good future, they will be present even if the player did not destroy the local Metal Sonic hologram.

Like with robot transporters, destroying Metal Sonic holograms is an optional task and is not required to advance in the game. Unlike robot transporters however, destroying these projectors do not grant the player any points and do not affect the future. Nevertheless, destroying both Metal Sonic holograms and robot transporters will unlock the achievement "Savior of the Planet" in the 2011 remaster of Sonic the Hedgehog CD.

Sonic Mania

The Metal Sonic hologram, from Sonic Mania.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, a single Metal Sonic hologram is found at the end of Stardust Speedway Zone Act 2. When the projector is destroyed, Metal Sonic appears, starting his boss fight.

In other media

Archie Comics


  1. Christian Whitehead (15 December 2011). Sonic the Hedgehog CD. iOS. Sega. Area/Level: Achievements. "Savior of the Planet: Destroy all the robot teleporters and Metal Sonic holograms in the past."
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Sega CD) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 33.

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