The Egg Destroyer is the fifth and final boss of Sonic Rivals. At the end of Meteor Base Zone, Doctor Eggman Nega (still disguised as the normal Eggman in Knuckles and Sonic's stories) has strapped his camera to a giant spacecraft. Fueled by the cards of Amy Rose, Rouge the Bat, and the Master Emerald, he's set to destroy the world by taking a picture of it with the camera.
Unlike the other bosses of the game, this battle is fought on a linear course, along the spine of the rocket ship. Players must make their way to the front of the ship where "Eggman" is seated. Along the way, they are greeted by laser cannons, freezing blasts, fireballs and lightning walls at the same time having to contend with attacks from Metal Sonic. Each section is blocked off by a laser fence which must be destroyed before it can be passed. The first hit on its turret sends players back to the starting point of the section; the second allows progress onwards.
As each turret is destroyed, the part of the rocket it was on detaches and explodes. Metal Sonic is teleported to the next section. Waiting at the end of the ship is Nega's control module. After two hits (bringing the total to eight hits across the Egg Destroyer as a whole), Nega's pod is sent airborne where it explodes. This explosion causes his camera to backfire, Amy and Rouge are freed, the Master Emerald is recovered, and Nega himself is turned into a card.
Just as with the previous boss fight, the player can only damage the turrets and Nega's control module but has a time limit to defeat the boss in within.
- The front of the Egg Destroyer resembles Eggman Nega's face.
- This boss has elements of Egg Fleet and Final Fortress from Sonic Heroes, such as the cannons and the linear course.