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The Egg Cauldron is a sub-boss that appears in the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version of Sonic Unleashed. It is a flying fortress armed to the teeth with aircraft and cannons which was used by Dr. Eggman to intercept Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails and Chip during their trips on the Tornado-1. It is fought at the end of Tornado Defense Act 1 and 2 respectively.


The Egg Cauldron first encountered Sonic, Tails and Chip during the trio's trip to Spagonia in the Tornado-1. Despite Orbot's warnings, Dr. Eggman had the incomplete Egg Cauldron fight the bi-plane, only to be forced into retreat. After being perfected, the Egg Caldron was sent to intercept Sonic, Tails and Chip when they were heading for Eggmanland, only for the vessel to face defeat again.

Powers and features

Thanks to the large fans that operate it, the Egg Cauldron is capable of intercontinental travel, and can keep up with the Tornado-1. The Egg Cauldron also has a large arsenal that acts as a base for Eggman's aerial troops.


There is one primary way to beat this boss and one secondary method that only works during Act I:

  • Method One: Wait until Eggman launches a full-scale attack (When the player hears him saying "Go, fire all weapons."). After defeating all of the enemies, the large access door will remain open a couple of seconds. While it's open, shoot it by pressing whatever button is indicated five times. Repeat until destroyed.
  • Method Two: During Act I, it is possible to win the battle by simply surviving the onslaught of missiles and fighters attacking Sonic and Tails. After the two minutes and thirty seconds timer is up, the same cutscene plays as if the player defeated the Egg Cauldron with the first method. However, this approach will not work during Act II. Allowing the three minutes and thirty seconds timer to reach zero here will result in the Egg Cauldron fully charging some sort of powerful weapon which automatically destroys the Tornado, costing the player a life.

If Sonic and Tails are defeated by the Egg Cauldron, the player will have to restart the whole act from the beginning.


  • Due to the mini-game Tornado Defense not being in the Wii/PS2 version, this fight is skipped entirely, meaning this is the only boss that does not appear on the Wii/PS2 version of Sonic Unleashed.
  • This boss fight is quite similar to the Egg Carrier Sky Chase mission from Sonic Adventure.
  • For some reason, Eggman is not surprised to see Sonic alive from the fall, even though Sonic has not visited him at Mazuri at this point (although this may be due to the Wii/PS2 versions of this game skipping the first Tornado Defense act, as Eggman doesn't meet Sonic since the opening cutscene until he arrives in Mazuri.).
  • This is the only boss that the player has to fight twice in the Xbox 360/PS3 version.


Sonic Unleashed - Tornado Defense Act 1 (S-Rank)-306:48

Sonic Unleashed - Tornado Defense Act 1 (S-Rank)-3

Sonic Unleashed - 360 - Tornado Defense Act 2-205:48

Sonic Unleashed - 360 - Tornado Defense Act 2-2


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