The Loop (Games)
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This article contains information on the manual that was included with copies of Sonic the Hedgehog CD.
The English story prologue found in the original European manuals:
- A world that defies time!
"Sonic, where are you going now?"
Sonic the Hedgehog looked over his shoulder at Amy,[note 1] the young hedgehog who was racing hot on his heels.
"To Never Lake," he called back.
"Why Never Lake?"
Sonic slowed down a little so he could explain. "Ever heard of the Little Planet?"
"Isn't that the tiny world that orbits around Mobius?" Amy asked. "The one with the special stones that alter time and change everything around them? I heard that the planet's full of places that are completely ignored by the passage of time!"
"Yeah. On the last month of every year, the Little Planet appears over Never Lake. It's that time now, and I'm going to check it out. I bet space travel will be exciting!"
"With all those Time Stones, I bet you'll try to outrun time itself!" Amy sighed.
Sonic didn't reply. He just smiled, eyes gleaming.
When they arrived at Never Lake, the Little Planet was there as expected. But something was wrong. Where there should have been tall trees and bright flowers, there was nothing but dry sand and jagged rocks. The Little Planet was tethered to a rock with a huge chain, and its surface was covered with twisted, gleaming metal.
"What happened?" Amy wondered.
Before Sonic could reply, something whooshed over them. Amy shrieked as she was snatched up, and she and her captor vanished in a blue streak of light!
"What the — AMY!"
It didn't take long for Sonic to realize what had happened. "This has to be one of Dr. Robotnik's tricks!"
Indeed it was! Upon discovering the location of the Little Planet, the evil Dr. Robotnik and his robot cronies had immediately set about converting it to a giant fortress. When Robotnik saw Sonic approaching, he had dispatched his prize creation, the Metal Sonic, to grab Amy and lure his archenemy into danger.
"How convenient!" Robotnik crowed, bouncing about like a malicious rubber ball. "This time my scientific expertise will crush you! Once all the Time Stones are in my hands, I'll be able to manipulate time and conquer the world! HO, HO, HO, HO!"
Sonic stood on a rock and thought. Robotnik had control of the Little Planet. He had Amy, and soon he would have the Time Stones … but not if Sonic got to them first!
His adventure on the Little Planet was going to be more exciting and dangerous than he'd planned. It was time to get a move on!
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