Manic explores the sewers with a calculator in hand.
The figure of Queen Aleena passes by (it's actually Dingo).
"Why didn't she stop?" The phony Aleena ignored Manic's call. Notice that both Manic's calculator and fanny pack are missing.
Dingo meets up with Sleet to confirm that Manic has taken his letter.
"My own castle? Wow!" Sonia is delighted at this surprise invitation.
Sonic is not interested in visiting the castle.
"Eat at Bruno's chili dog stand. Listen for the happy whistle." Sonic wants a chili dog.
Dingo offers the oblivious Sonic a chili dog.
A battle ensues between Sonic and the bounty hunters, but they are no match for him.
Sonic pounds their skulls, distracting them from the fast-approaching wall up ahead.
Sleet and Dingo fall wearily before the victorious Sonic.
The gloomy exterior of Worst Castle.
Bellok glares menacingly at his guests as they arrive.
Bellok introduces Manic and Sonia to their rooms, but they're not the cleanest.
Manic is petrified by the rats in his room and clings to his sister.
Sonia has seen the silhouette of Queen Aleena in the distance!
Manic searches the walls, but finds no proof that Aleena is in the building.
There's something unusual about this mirror!
A fearsome beast corners Manic against the door. It's just Sonic, however.
Sonic tests out his new anti-grav shoes and is pleased with them.
"It's your favorite kid, Sonic!" Having learnt from Sonia that she saw Aleena, Sonic is desperate to find her.
"Where have you been, pal?" Sonic is unhappy with Bellok for not showing him his room earlier.
Sonic barely avoids a plummeting chandelier.
"It's been cut!" The rope has been cleanly severed, so that chandelier crash couldn't have been an accident.
Queen Aleena is inside the mirror!
Sonic sits in a chair, which flips him backwards into a dungeon with Manic.
Manic tries to break out by slamming his drums, but it mainly just causes debris to fall.
Sonic blows the dungeon door down with a mere strum of his guitar.
The hedgehogs knock on Sonia's door, but get no answer. Something is going on here...
"I have nothing to say, sir." Bellok denies knowing anything about the strange occurrences in the castle.
Bellok cannot stand the thrashing guitar music and is forced to explain everything.
"Please don't let him get Hooter!" Bellok begs Sonic to protect him and his owl from Sleet's wrath.
Manic assures the others that Sonia is in the mirror.
Sonic steps into the mirror dimension for the first time.
Sonia is hopelessly lost within the mirror.
Their failure to escape the mirror has given Sonia a neat new hairstyle, which Sonic finds amusing.
The hedgehogs see their mother a short distance away. Sadly, Sonic delays catching up to her as he runs too fast and gets knocked back.
"Remember the mirror." Aleena fondles Manic's forehead while he is asleep.
"Where's that little weasel Bellok?" Sleet and Dingo have arrived and are ready to destroy the hedgehogs.
Bellok shoves a Swatbot down a trapdoor.
Manic presses a hidden panel and traps some Swatbots behind a fireplace.
"I want every unit here now!" Sleet has called in an armada of elite fighter planes to finish the hedgehogs once and for all.
The team crouch down in panic as the planes attack the castle.
They make their way into the mirror...
...and the mirror is smashed.
A golden light transports the team out of the mirror.
Worst Castle meets its demise as it gets blown apart.
"I dreamed she touched me. It felt so real." Manic still feels Aleena's gentle touch.
Aleena is watching them, weeping.