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Sonic Forces
VS. Death Egg Robot

Quotation1 This Death Egg Robot has... No, I have surpassed Infinite to become the complete and ultimate form. You will be crushed by this Death Egg Robot powered by the Phantom Ruby and in the end everything will be just as I planned! Quotation2
Dr. Eggman, Sonic Forces

The Death Egg Robot is the seventh and final boss of Sonic Forces. It is fought in the Eggman Empire Fortress's "VS. Death Egg Robot" stage, which is the thirtieth and final stage in Sonic Forces. It is listed as the eighth stage in the game to be played as Classic Sonic, but features all three non-DLC playable characters.

Boss guide

First phase

Quotation1 Give it your all, Sonic! You'll always be our shining hope! Quotation2
Tails, Sonic Forces

Death Egg Robot Laser

The first phase of the Death Egg Robot.

The first phase of the boss has the player control Classic Sonic and is entirely from a 2.5D perspective. The player will be standing on a floating cluster of purple blocks, and one by one, the leftmost blocks will disappear, reappearing on the right. This process will eventually reverse, with the rightmost blocks disappearing and replacing themselves on the left side, so the player must be on their toes and move quickly to stay safe.

The Death Egg Robot will loom over the player from behind the platform and will use two kinds of attacks. The first attack is a laser that sweeps across the surface, clearing away the topmost layer. This is simple enough to jump over, but as the fight goes on there can be as many as two or three lasers. The Death Egg Robot's second attack is to hurl solid rocks at Classic Sonic just like the battle against the Egg Dragoon. Unlike the aforementioned boss, these rocks will not stay sitting on the platform, but will clear away parts of it, so the player will have to jump as they are in the air to knock them back. When a rock hits the Death Egg Robot, it will rebound back so the player can hit it again for more damage.

It takes a total of six hits from solid rocks to drain the Health Gauge and move on to the next phase.

Second phase

Quotation1 Go on, rookie! I know you can do this! Quotation2
Vector, Sonic Forces

Death Egg Robot Missile

The second phase of the Death Egg Robot.

The second phase sees the player take control of the Avatar in a free-roaming third-person perspective. The way this phase is set up is similar to the battle against the Zavok replica earlier in the game. At first, the Death Egg Robot only has two attacks, the first of which is slamming its right main arm upon the platform, creating a series of red shockwaves that must be jumped over. The second attack is a barrage of missiles fired from the robot's fingers which are relatively easy to avoid, especially if the player is using a long-ranged Wispon. The boss will also summon Egg Pawns to get in the player's way.

The player has three options to damage the boss: they can wait for the boss to strike the floor with its right arm and either use their Wispon or a Wire Attack on the core, which does more damage but is dangerous to pull of. The second option is to attack its right arm directly as it slams down, which deals low damage, but is much safer. An Indigo Wisp is also provided if the player is using an Asteroid Wispon. Lightning Wispons or Burst Wispons work to damage it but other Wispons do not. A Wispon should deal third of health damage to the Death Egg Robot. In the latter half of the fight, the Death Egg Robot will start destroying pieces of the arena by punching it with its left fist and firing lasers from its eye. These attacks will reduce how much space the player has to fight, and could potentially result in death if they do not move quickly enough. Destroyed sections of the arena will regenerate after a while.

The amount of damage to takes to shut down the Death Egg Robot depends on how the player attacks it. If they use the Wire Attack on the core, it takes two hits on each phase for a total of six hits. If they attack the arms instead, it takes three hits per phase for a total of nine hits.

Third phase

Quotation1 End this, Sonic! Defeat him! Quotation2
Knuckles, Sonic Forces

Death Egg Robot Fast Laser

The third phase of the Death Egg Robot.

For the third and final phase, a white three-headed mech with eight tentacles will burst out of the core of the Death Egg Robot and suck both Sonics and the Avatar into a Null Space-like dimension. All three characters go up against it together.

To attack this mech, the player must dash through piles of blue cubes to collect Rings and White Wisps to fill the Boost Gauge and use the Boost to get within range, then use the Homing Attack to hit the main head seven times. Immediately after that, they must once again use the Homing Attack to hit all three heads on the mech, resulting in a successful hit point against the boss. Classic Sonic and the Avatar will do the Homing Attack automatically after Modern Sonic. They attack like this; Modern Sonic attacks seven times then Modern Sonic attacks again and Classic Sonic Spin Jumps at it, after which the Avatar will use the Wire Attack.

The mech has three kinds of attacks to use against the player: the first attack is a series of red lasers fired from its tentacles that the player simply has to jump over (one-two hits), lest they take damage. After taking enough damage, the mech will start firing streams of crimson flames that are also easy to dodge, but they can be tricky as the streams can sometimes weave across each other in the shape of an "X", making them hard to predict (three-four hits). After dealing even more damage, the mech will start shooting its clawed hand from one of its tentacles at the player. After that it will fire two quick lasers (five-six hits).

After six full attacks against the mech, Sonic will call out to Classic Sonic and the Avatar, and the player is prompted to use the Triple Boost to land the finishing blow, destroying the mech through its core. If the player fails the Triple Boost, they will have to boost towards the mech again for another shot.

Trivia

  • Despite its name, the Death Egg Robot does not have any connection to its previous incarnations or the Death Egg.
  • The Death Egg Robot has the greatest health value out of any boss in Sonic Forces, it has six hit-points in the first phase, nine more hit-points in the second phase (provided the core is not attacked), and sixty hit-points in the third phase, making the Death Egg Robot have seventy-five hit-points in total.
  • The final phase of the fight bears a striking resemblance to the Nega-Wisp Armor.
  • This boss is referred to as the "Mega Death Egg Robot" (メガデスエッグロボ Megadesueggurobo?) in Sonic Forces' original soundtrack.[1]
  • This boss is referred to as the "Colossal Death Egg Robo" in an early script for Sonic Forces.[2]
  • Unlike Classic Sonic and the Avatar, who confront the Death Egg Robot each by themselves during their respective phases, the player does not directly control Modern Sonic alone during the third and final part of the battle, and instead has all three characters team up to defeat it together.
    • Despite this, Knuckles and Amy, through their communicators will only cheer Sonic instead of the whole group.
  • Unlike final bosses in former titles such as Sonic Generations and Sonic Lost World, Dr. Eggman's fate after the battle is unknown.
  • Playing as Sonic, Avatar, and Classic Sonic in the same team shares similarities to Sonic Heroes.

Music

Name Artist Length Music Track
"Battle with Mega Death Egg Robot" Tomoya Ohtani 4:50
Battle with Mega Death Egg Robot

Video

SONIC FORCES VS DEATH EGG ROBOT

SONIC FORCES VS DEATH EGG ROBOT


References

  1. Sonic Forces Original Soundtrack - A Hero Will Rise, Disc 3, Track 24 - "Battle with Mega Death Egg Robot"
  2. Unofficial English translation of early script (15 January 2016). Retrieved on 19 June 2018.

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