Vector: Pick Up the Beat
Pass notes back and forth with Vector until the croc misses the beat.
Vector: Pick Up the Beat is the fifth and final Challenge Act of Rooftop Run Act 2 in the console/ PC version of . It is unlocked after clearing every Sonic Generations Stage in the modern era and is playable only as Modern Sonic.
In this challenge, Sonic and Vector are standing on a rooftop that is decorated for a concert, with spotlights, loudspeakers and some small platforms surrounding them. Vector is standing on a stage in front of a keyboard. Vector will launch
musical notes that Sonic must return to him by using an attack, or the Act will be failed.
Vector uses his singing voice to produce a blue, single
musical note, heading in Sonic’s direction. The note must be sent back by using the Homing Attack or the Spin Jump before it touches the ground. As support, a circle of light will appear at the exact point where the note is going to land.
While waiting, Vector continues listening and swaying to his tunes. When the note comes closer to him, he blows up his Gum Balloon, causing it to burst as it collides with the note. The emerging shockwave pushes the note back and the process repeats.
After ten hits, the note turns yellow and starts moving much faster. Ten more times and the note turns red, making it even harder to catch. As Vector pushes it back the twenty-ninth time, the note does not return to Sonic but instead runs up a road left to the area. At the end of the road there is a barrier, and Sonic must boost into the note before it touches the barrier. Sonic can also send the note back before it starts flying up the road.
Either way, the note will hit Vector from behind, causing him to lose. As the crocodile angrily bangs his fist on the concert stage, the Challenge Act will be completed.
"Think you can keep up with me?" - Vector at the beginning of the mission.
"You're going up against Vector! Use Homing Attacks to reflect the musical notes Vector sends at you!" - Omochao at the beginning of the mission.
"Man, my singing voice just needed a warm up! Anytime you want a rematch, let me know!" - Vector commenting on the Challenge Act in White Space.
Vector and his keyboard.
The keyboard next to Vector is a reference to the scrapped Sonic the Hedgehog Sound Test where Vector was going to be the pianist of Sonic’s band.
If the player changes the music track of this mission, the music will cut out as soon as the color of the musical notes changes to yellow.
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