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Ocean Palace is the second stage of Sonic Heroes.

Description

Ocean Palace, as the name says, is a palace in the middle of the ocean. It is similar to Seaside Hill in that it has the same platforms, robots and everything, except it also features palace-like ruins.

Story

After making it to the Whale Island, the heroes discover an ancient sea palace. Team Sonic and Team Dark chose to flee from the palace to pursue Dr. Eggman and smash his robots, destroy collapsing pillars, ride on giant, rock-carrying turtles, and eventually end up having to outrun three Kaos (giant, circular, boulders with demonic-looking faces and spikes sticking out on the side) to make it to the Goal Ring at the central palace. Team Rose is being dragged along with Amy by her hopeless obsession to find Sonic and must find the Goal Ring in the ruins floating on the sea. Team Chaotix must rescue a Chao from the palace on the orders of their mysterious client. The Egg Hawk is fought on a road and several small islands in the ruins near sea level.

Gameplay

Overview

Team Sonic

Mission 1

  • Escape from the ancient ruins!

Mission 2

  • Get to the Goal Ring within 5 minutes.

Team Dark

Mission 1

  • Flee from the ancient ruins!

Mission 2

  • Defeat 100 Enemies.

Team Rose

Mission 1

  • Find the ruins floating on the sea!

Mission 2

  • Collect 200 rings.

Team Chaotix

Mission 1

  • Rescue the captured Chao!

Mission 2

  • Rescue the captured Chao without being detected by the enemies.

Ranking

Rank Score[1]
Team Sonic Team Dark Team Rose Team Chaotix
Result 026.png 50,000 90,000 40,000 50,000
Result 028.png 45,000 85,000 35,000 45,000
Result 030.png 40,000 70,000 30,000 37,000
Result 032.png 32,000 55,000 25,000 32,000
Result 034.png <32,000 <55,000 <25,000 <32,000

Rank Score/Time[1]
Team Sonic Team Dark Team Rose Team Chaotix
Result 026.png 45,000 5:00 5:30 43,000
Result 028.png 40,000 5:30 6:00 40,000
Result 030.png 35,000 7:00 7:30 30,000
Result 032.png 30,000 9:00 9:00 30,000
Result 034.png <30,000 >9:00 >9:00 <25,000

Other game appearances

Marion & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, this stage, combined with Seaside Hill, forms the Dream Alpine track in the game. The background music from this stage can also be purchased.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

In the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, part of Ocean Palace is used for Dream Fencing. It uses flags with the same designs as the stone pillars, and the bleachers are located in the sea.

Sonic Dash

In Sonic Dash, Ocean Palace (named Temple Zone) appears as part of the never-ending stage.

Trivia

  • Elements of this stage appear in Seaside Hill in the console/PC version of Sonic Generations. For example, after the player listens to the background music for Seaside Hill in the Modern level, the music then switches to Ocean Palace's music.
  • For some reason, the player can never see the Kaos falling into the water after they outrun them in the chase part of the level. The player can only hear them falling into the water pit between the chase area and the central palace entrance in which the Goal Ring is located. If the player tries spinning the camera while in the air to see them falling in, it would result in the player either falling into the water pit below them or getting hit by the Kaos in mid-air, causing them to fall into the water pit.
  • This is another one of the levels from the various games in which Sonic (or any other playable character) gets chased by something.
  • The far background image used for the stage is an aerial photograph of Lighthouse Reef located off the coast of Belize.
  • Interestingly enough, if players use glitches to get to Team Sonic's area with Team Chaotix, the Goal Ring still has the gold star in its center, instead of a back arrow.

Music

Name Artist(s) Length Music track
"STAGE 02 : OCEAN PALACE" Naofumi Hataya 3:42
"BATTLE : SEA AREA" Jun Senoue 0:40
"Beta" Naofumi Hataya 3:55

Videos


See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Guess, Gerald (6 January 2004). Sonic Heroes: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 159. ISBN 0761544496.

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