- You may be looking for the Green Hill Zone.
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Green Hills Zone, Act 1
A peaceful, hilly meadow
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Green Hills Zone is the fourth level of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Game Gear and Master System. The name is a reference to the Green Hill Zone from Sonic 1, which it also heavily resembles. As with all other stages in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit), Green Hills Zone consists of two standard Acts followed by a shorter, third Act which contains the Zone's boss, Mecha Buta.
This zone, like the original Green Hill, is filled with rolling plains of green and loop-the-loops which Sonic must defy gravity in order to speed around. It also contains a couple of flip-ramps as in the Green Hill Zone of Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit). Pretty much the only difference comes from the trees, which seem more of the deciduous variety than the usual palm. Nevertheless, it seems likely that Green Hills is supposed to be the same place as (or at least a sub-region of) the original Green Hill, as both Zones are sited on South Island, and they are almost identical.
The boss is robotic pig with an inexplicable penchant for sumo posturing. Sonic's porcine adversary will curl up into a ball and either roll or float from one side of the screen to the other. When he unfurls, that's your chance to hit him.
- The stage's background eventually become, "Sonic - You Can Do Anything", the Japanese intro theme of Sonic CD, and was also the background music for Mecha Green Hill Zone in Sonic Chaos.
- Green Hills' position as the fourth level is somewhat surprising, because the easy platforming (as well as its several opportunities for maxing out Rings and collecting extra lives) would make one expect that (as usual with Green-Hill-themed zones) this level would come first in the game.
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) page at The GHZ