The Iron Boots
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Allows the user to break iron containers
Iron attachment to Rouge's boots that increases her attack power.
The Iron Boots are a pair of metal heels that can be attached to Rouge's regular boots. Once equipped, they allow Rouge's attacks to destroy iron craters. Using this upgrade leaves a pink energy trail. They are the equivalent to Knuckles the Echidna's Hammer Gloves.
This upgrade is found in the Mad Space stage on the Spherical Planet. How to get there differs between the original Dreamcast version and Gamecube version however:
In the Dreamcast version, when beginning the stage head down the red-lighted launch pad and turn on the switch which will activate a rocket on the platform in front of it. It will then take you to the Capsule Planet. This is the only rocket that will take you away from the "start platform" as it will be the only one without an iron container covering the switch that activates its rocket. This also makes it impossible for you to take the rocket directly to the Spherical Planet, as its switch will be covered by another iron container.
Once you have taken the rocket to the Capsule Planet, you can Glide directly from the Capsule Planet to the Spherical Planet. On the top of the Spherical Planet you will find a metallic building where the Iron Boots can be found on the inside.
In the Gamecube version, the switch that will activate the rocket directly to the Spherical Planet will be the only switch without a iron container covering it, while the switch that activates the rocket to the Capsule Planet will be covered by a new iron container. As a result, when beginning the stage, head down the yellow-lighted launch pad and turn on the switch that will activate a rocket on the platform in front of it. It will then take you directly to the Spherical Planet. Proceed to the metallic building on top of the planet and the Iron Boots can be found inside of it.
- In the Dreamcast version the stage's layout allows this upgrade to be skipped. While it may make some emerald shards harder to obtain, it can be done. If an emerald shard were to be blocked in some way by an iron container, one could allow him/her self to die or fall off the stage and the emerald shard will relocate to another location.
- While it is possible to skip this upgrade in the Dreamcast version, it is impossible to skip in the Gamecube version without cheating.