Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)
Under Ground Zone (アンダーグラウンド Andāguraundo?, lit. "Underground") is the first Zone in the Master System and Game Gear game Sonic the Hedgehog 2. As with all other Zones in this game, Under Ground Zone consists of two standard Acts followed by a shorter, third Act which contains the Zone's boss.
The Under Ground Zone is a hot, rocky Zone filled with rail carts and magma pits. Craggy mountains also rise in the background.
Under Ground Zone is filled with Minecarts which Sonic can ride, and damage-inducing magma pits which the Minecarts invariably dump the player into. There are also a number of spin-dash-able walls leading to hidden goodies such as extra lives.
During Act 3, and in a rather unlikely turn of events, Sonic is saved from a fiery death by Dr. Robotnik in his Egg Mobile, who decides he would rather watch his spiked adversary die at the mandibles of his latest creation, known as the Antlion Mecha.
Sonic has to dodge a variety of fatal bouncing rubber balls, while simultaneously avoiding the robotic claws that lie in wait at the bottom of the pit.
This boss is generally considered to be a lot more difficult in the Game Gear version of the game, as the smaller screen size for that system drastically reduces the time a player has to get out of the way of the descending kill-balls.
In other media
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Under Ground Zone (here spelled Underground Zone) is a region on. It was here where Sonic the Hedgehog first met Breezie the Hedgehog in his mission to save Tails from Dr. Eggman.
- On 16 January 2020, a special remix of the level's theme by Tee Lopes and Jun Senoue was released on the official Sonic YouTube channel. It was later included in Sonic the Hedgehog Throwback Collection Vol.1.
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