- You may be looking for the stage on this continent, Dragon Road.
The national flag of Chun-nan
Unnamed mountain region on Earth's equator
Chun-nan (チュンナン Chun'nan?) is the fictional location of the one of the levels in Sonic Unleashed. It is based on Chinese-type tradition and appearance and also features tall pagodas and a run across what looks like the Great Wall of China.
Sonic and Chip come here, only to find that Zonshen, the Village Elder, is missing. When they find him, Sonic has to face the Dark Gaia Phoenix, which was actually the guardian of the Gaia Temple, but it went into a fit of rage when the Chaos Emeralds lost their power.
The daytime stages in Chun-nan are bright but overcast. They appear to be set against a coastal mountain backdrop, featuring lantern-lit caverns and darkened water. The player travels on a winding set of pathways that weave in and out of various pagoda-style areas, and also slides along the water many times. Environmental hazards include giant spears that fall from the sky and the threat of losing momentum while skimming the water. A notable effect during the day stages is a brief section where Sonic runs through a cloud of petals falling from cherry trees that border the path.
The nighttime stages have clearer skies and focus more on the mountainous aspects of the area. While the player does have to face water (one of the stages centers around scaling an enormous waterfall), the more frequent danger is falling into crevasses between small plateaus. The temple structure takes a somewhat backseat role as Sonic travels deeper into the mountains, but the pagodas and long roads remain prominent along the pathway.
- The restaurant location was featured in a Kung Fu Panda parody featuring Sonic and Chip
- Lantern Herbal Shop
- Waterflow Way
- Street Bench
- The Back Gate
- Sacred Shrine (as Sonic the Werehog)
- In a parody of a scene in the movie Kung Fu Panda, there's an extra unlockable movie that features Sonic and Chip in Chun-nan fighting over one of Lin's meat buns, exactly like Po and Master Shifu. As they use chopsticks in a game of tug-of-war to try and grab the dumpling, Chip realizes that Sonic is too strong for him, so he tricks him into looking in the other direction. Sonic, however, sees through this and pulls the dumpling back, but then loses his grip on the chopsticks. Then as the two go in a mad dash for the dumpling, Chip pushes Sonic out of the way and eats the food in one gulp (just like Po almost did), only to fall headfirst into a jar with Sonic laughing at him.
- This stage could have been named after the Chinese province of Hu-nan. The "Chun" part may come from the pronunciation of China in Chinese(Zhōngguó) and mainly Japanese (Chuugoku), which both literally mean "middle country" due to China's position in Asia. Thus it can be assumed that Chun-nan is in the middle of a certain region in the world of the game.
- It is also possible that the name "Chun-nan" is varied from "Changnan", one of the ancient names of Jingdezhen.
- Aquarium Park from Sonic Colors has the same oriental-themed features as this stage does.
Concept Art and Development
|Sonic Unleashed Locations|
|Adabat | Apotos | Chun-nan | Eggmanland | Empire City | Holoska | Mazuri | Shamar | Spagonia|