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Sunset Hill (サンセットヒル Sansettohiru?) is the second Zone of Sonic Advance 3. It is one of the parts of the Earth that Dr. Eggman created when he broke the planet apart with Chaos Control.


A Green Hill-esque area featuring many waterfalls and a dusk setting that gives it a romantic feeling.[1] The higher ground is composed of wooden structures with varied patterns, some of them also repeating in the natural grassy floor in the lower levels. Palm trees adorn the foreground, with lamppost-esque structures among them.



Unique gimmicks in Sunset Hill include water slides, tall segmented springs that recoil the player a short horizontal distance in an upward direction, Bungee Ropes, and vertical poles which the player can slide down and jump off of to either side using GameboyA.png and the Controlpadds.png. There are also large, slow-moving floating platforms that can either assist the player in navigating the stage or crush the playable characters, and bottomless pits that are arranged throughout the Zone. Act 1 introduces water mechanics to the game, albeit requiring Knuckles to access.


Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

Sunset Hill Act 3 ends with a boss fight against Gemerl, repeating the same attack pattern as last time and going down in four hits (two on Easy mode). If this Act is completed with Sonic in the lead (although at this point, the only other possible combination would be Tails-Sonic), a cutscene will play. It will feature Sonic and Tails meeting Knuckles, who expresses his desire to support whatever are they doing, to what Sonic just says that they do not need any help right now. Knuckles, even angry at this, is unlocked for the main game and Time Attack modes.


Main article: Egg Ball No.2

The Egg Ball No.2

The boss fight takes place in a circular arena. Dr. Eggman and Gemerl will appear in a large wheel which comes rolling down the right-hand side of the arena. Eggman will laugh and then continue rolling; from this point on the character is vulnerable.






Name Artist(s) Length Music track
Zone2 Act1 2:31
Zone2 Act2 2:13
Zone2 Act3 2:28
Zone2 Map 1:25



  1. Sonic Advance 3 Japanese website. Retrieved on 1 May 2015.

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