Neo Green Hill Zone (ネオグリーンヒルゾーン Neogurīnhiruzōn?) is the first Zone in Sonic Advance. It is a green area near a beach in daytime. Like other Zones in the game, Neo Green Hill Zone consists of two Acts, with a boss at the end of the second.
Neo Green Hill Zone consists in a fairly standard green field near a series of beaches and an ocean during daytime. Some vegetation and forestry is found in the Zone as well. A large, red bridge is also located somewhere in the Zone.
Dr. Eggman visited Neo Green Hill Zone during his quest to establish the Eggman Empire by finding the Chaos Emeralds and turning Animals into Badniks. Hot on his heels however, were Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy, who came to Neo Green Hill Zone, where they freed the Animals and found a Chaos Emerald there. Later, Eggman battled them with his Egg Hammer Tank, but was defeated. With Eggman fleeing from Neo Green Hill Zone, Sonic and co. followed him.
Neo Green Hill Zone's Act 1 can be explored fully by any of the characters. Near the end of the Act, a Special Spring can be seen on a floating platform. To reach it, the player has to take a vertical ramp and use a set of floating, moving platforms.
Act 2 is similar to Act 1. However, more vegetation and forestry can be seen. At the end of the Act, the player arrives on a suspension bridge where they will spot Dr. Eggman, who turns around and flees in his Egg Mobile. He then approaches the player in the Egg Hammer Tank. After defeating the vehicle, Eggman will flee, dropping a capsule with Animals trapped inside in the process. Open the capsule to complete the Act.
The boss of Neo Green Hill Zone is the Egg Hammer Tank, which is encountered at the end of Neo Green Hill Zone Act 2. This boss attacks by rolling along the arena, swinging a giant hammer through the air and into the ground. After sustaining a number of hits, the machine picks up speed and the hammer itself becomes the axis while the cockpit swings precariously through the air. Hit it a total of eight times on Normal mode, or six on Easy mode, to defeat it.
Other game appearances
Sonic Pinball Party
In Sonic Pinball Party, Neo Green Hill Zone appears as one of the levels on the Sonic board.
- This Zone's name was supposed to be the original name of Aquatic Ruin Zone in the Simon Wai prototype of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
- The music for Neo Green Hill Zone Act 1 was remixed for Sonic Generations as a bonus unlockable track to listen to.
- A remix of Neo Green Hill Zone's music can be played in Events in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where it appears under the title as "Neo Green Hill".
|Neo Green Hill Zone (Act 1)||Yutaka Minobe||2:34|
|Neo Green Hill Zone (Act 2)||Yutake Minobe||2:48|