For other uses of this term, see South Island (disambiguation).
Appearances in other media
South Island ( is a location in the サウスアイランド Sausu Airando ) ? . It is also the main setting of Sonic the Hedgehog series and has made many appearances in the earlier games. South Island is known to be a trove of gems and Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) ancient ruins, that supposedly shifts along the water due to some connection to the Chaos Emeralds. The island is also inhabited by  animals.
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
, Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Sonic went to South island, only to find that the evil Dr. Robotnik had built a base on the island and turned the local wildlife into Badniks to aid in his search for the legendary Chaos Emeralds. However, the heroic hedgehog was able to stop Robotnik and chase him off the island while also securing the island's Chaos Emeralds, which he used to ensure the island's prosperity
Master System/Game Gear
South Island in 8-bit version of
. Sonic the Hedgehog
A close-up map of the island's summit.
, the evil Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit) Dr. Robotnik had begun menacing South Island by imprisoning animals in Badniks and spreading pollution across the island from his Scrap Brain Zone. This prompted the heroic Sonic the Hedgehog to set out to defeat Dr. Robotnik. Along the way, Sonic collected the island's Chaos Emeralds. After defeating Robotnik, Sonic used the Chaos Emeralds to erase the pollution cloud above South Island.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)
, Dr. Robotnik returned and kidnapped all South Island's inhabitants, along with Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) Miles "Tails" Prower, demanding a ransom of six Chaos Emeralds to return them. Upon discovering this, Sonic went out to stop Robotnik once again. After Sonic successfully defeated Robotnik on the island, Tails was freed from the doctor's captivity.
, Robotnik stole one of the Chaos Emeralds on South Island. As a result, the rest of the Emeralds became unbalanced, causing South Island to slowly sink into the ocean. Sonic Chaos However, Sonic and Tails managed to recover all the Emeralds and save the island after defeating Robotnik.
Sonic the Fighters
The South Island stage in
Sonic the Fighters.
, a section of South Island was used as a fighting arena for a fighting tournament. The arena was set on a small island plateau, in an area that looked mostly like Sonic the Fighters Green Hill Zone, and served as the home field for Knuckles the Echidna. The victor of the fighting tournament fought their first round here in order to earn the right to use the Lunar Fox for a mission to destroy the Death Egg II.
, Robotnik's latest floating base, the Sonic Blast Silver Castle, threatened South Island, so Sonic and Knuckles resolved to take it down. After gathering all the missing  Emerald Shards, the duo was able to make the Silver Castle crash into the ocean.
Sonic Chronicles: Dark Brotherhood
, South Island appeared as the western landmass on Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood Earth. This iteration of the island included Green Hill Zone, Central City and the Mystic Ruins.
After learning of the
Marauders' uprising, Sonic returned to South Island where he teamed up with his old friends to uncover the mystery of the Marauders and find the missing Knuckles. After searching much of the island, Team Sonic found Knuckles in Mystic Ruins. Believing Eggman to be a part of this crisis too, the group tracked Eggman to his hideout in Green Hill Zone. When Eggman revealed that he was against the Marauders as well, he teamed up with Sonic and co. for their assault on the Marauders' base in Metropolis.
, as a side-effect of the Sonic Generations Time Eater's time-traveling, a past version of South Island's Green Hill got transported to the White Space where it was drained of color and life.
After ending up in the White Space,
Modern Sonic paid a visit to Green Hill. By speeding through Green Hill, Sonic was able to fix space, thereby restoring Green Hill from its lifeless state. When the Time Eater later got destroyed, Green Hill was seemingly return to its rightful place in the timeline on South Island.
Sonic Runners Adventure
, South Island was the location Sonic Runners Adventure Sonic traveled to after hearing from Tails that Dr. Eggman was causing trouble there. After finding Tails, Sonic put a stop to Eggman's plans on the island before following Eggman off the island.
, South Island's Sonic Forces Green Hill, as well as the locations within it, got changed for the worse by Dr. Eggman's industrial projects. Because of Eggman, the area would undergo heavy desertification, causing Sandworms to infest the area.
Shortly before the
War to Take Back the Planet, Sonic took a trip through Green Hill before being called in to defend the City. When Eggman later seized control over the globe, he conquered South Island as well. However, thanks to the efforts of the Resistance, the Eggman Army eventually withdrew from the area.
Other game appearances
Sonic Adventure 2
and its Sonic Adventure 2 GameCube re-release, , Green Hill Zone was a secret stage that could be unlocked by obtaining all 180 Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Emblems. On the Stage Select screen, the icon for Green Hill could be found on a secluded island, presumably South Island.
features Sonic Battle Green Hill as an unlockable arena unrelated to Story Mode. Emerald Town's landscape greatly resembles Green Hill, but whether or not it takes place on the island is not confirmed.
Aqua Lake Zone, a lake surrounded by fountains and pillars.
Aqua Planet Zone, a group of ruins partially submerged in water. Despite the name, there is actually very little water.
Blue Marine Zone, the waters off the coast inhabited by ancient ruins.
Bridge Zone, a long bridge over a river.
Crystal Egg Zone, a transparent crystal base of Robotnik's. Can only be accessed with six Chaos Emeralds.
Electric Egg Zone, another of Robotnik's many large bases.
Gigalopolis Zone, a sprawling urban area with various passages.
Gimmick Mountain Zone, one of Robotnik's metallic bases, apparently set inside a mountain.
Green Hill Zone, grassy plains with lakes and waterfalls.
Green Hills Zone, very much like Green Hill Zone, but with normal trees instead of palm trees.
Jungle Zone, a rain forest with wild rivers and vines.
Labyrinth Zone, an underwater maze.
Marble Zone, ancient ruins half-sunk in lava.
Mecha Green Hill Zone, Robotnik's version of the Green Hill Zone, with deathtraps strewn everywhere.
Red Volcano Zone, an active underground area surrounded by molten rock.
Scrambled Egg Zone, a mountain filled with large pipes, and another of Robotnik's bases.
Scrap Brain Zone, a heavily industrialized area which serves as Robotnik's base.
Sky Base Zone, a large, weaponized zeppelin made by Robotnik.
Sky High Zone, the top of a mountain that reaches the clouds.
Sleeping Egg Zone, a mostly flat region of plains, with Eggman's self-portrait adorning parts of the background.
Spring Yard Zone, an urban area with pinball bumpers and springs.
Star Light Zone, a peaceful, highway-like city area at night.
Turquoise Hill Zone, a grassy hillside area, much like Green Hill Zone.
Under Ground Zone, a volcanic mountain, once used as a mine. Yellow Desert Zone, a large yellow desert with Egyptian caverns.
In other media
Sonic the Comic
South Island in
. Sonic the Comic
published by Sonic the Comic Fleetway Editions, South Island is a location on Planet Mobius which hosts a number of prominent Hill-themed Zones, including not only the Green Hill Zone but the Emerald Hill Zone as well. It is also home to the Emerald Hill Folk and the Freedom Fighters.
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
The capital of South Island in
. Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
, South Island, rather than being a single island, is a region in the Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie Land of the Sky on Planet Freedom which is governed by the President. It is made up of many islands suspended in the sky. Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails serves as South Island's defenders, protecting it from Dr. Robotnik's schemes.
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, South Island is a location on Sonic's World. In the Post-Super Genesis Wave timeline, Sonic the Hedgehog has had many battles with Dr. Eggman and his forces.
In , one can see on the world map that Sonic Forces Green Hill covers a significant part of the island, leaving no room for the other zones depicted in the original Sonic the Hedgehog. However, this is likely due to presentation reasons and is not intended to be an accurate map of Sonic's world, much like how the continents in Sonic Unleashed do not match up with world maps from previous games.
Navigation Templates to South Island
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Egg Mobile-H | Marble Zone boss | Spring Yard Zone boss | Labyrinth Zone boss | Star Light Zone boss | Final Zone
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*Exclusive to the
2013 re-release of . Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic | Dr. Robotnik | Animals ( Flicky, Pocky, Pecky, Cucky, Ricky, Picky, Rocky)
Zones Green Hill Zone | Bridge Zone | Jungle Zone | Labyrinth Zone | Scrap Brain Zone | Sky Base Zone | Special Stages
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Green Hill Zone boss | Bridge Zone boss | Jungle Zone boss | Labyrinth Zone boss | Sky Base Zone boss
Spin Attack | Spin Jump
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