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Iron Jungle is a stage in Shadow the Hedgehog. The stage's background was shown before Shadow flew off with Sonic the Hedgehog for the levels Space Gadget and Lost Impact. Shadow Androids attack Shadow in this stage.

Iron Jungle is one of the five fifth stages, and can be reached by completing the Hero mission of The Doom, the Normal mission of Sky Troops, or the Dark mission of Mad Matrix.


Using Chaos Control in order to enter the level from either Prison Island or The Doom, Shadow drops onto the steel-plate floors to find himself faced with... himself. The Ultimate Lifeform has popped up right in the middle of a squadron of Shadow Androids. While existentially hazardous, Dr. Eggman doesn't spot him while lecturing the troops on his Egg Mobile. After the Eggman Fleet has been dealt heavy damage by the Black Arms in Sky Troops, Eggman is falling back to his base to formulate a new strategy. However, the Doctor finds himself pursued by G.U.N. forces, which are not wasting an opportunity to attack the Eggman Empire while Eggman is already weakened.

The vanguard of the GUN forces is accompanied by E-123 Omega, likewise determined to kick Eggman while he's down. Omega wants Shadow's help in shooting down the Egg Balloon. Shadow can help Omega, or abet the fat man's retreat by knocking out the GUN forces. The neutral option is to ignore them both and just hasten inside Eggman's base. Regardless of the route Shadow takes, they face the Egg Breaker as the boss. Before the fight, Shadow asks Eggman if he is an android just like those from the start of the level, to which the Doctor has no compunction in lying "Yes".


The following weapons can be found in Iron Jungle:

Key locations

  1. Use the Homing Attack on the flying GUN Beetle to the left just after the third Checkpoint. Look behind the object in the alcove.
  2. The key is located behind the door in the second room with Shadow Androids. This is just before the Fifth Checkpoint.
  3. After the Fifth Checkpoint, the Egg Balloon will descend. Take the lower Path, and in the room with the Shadow Androids, get the key that is located behind the boxes.
  4. Go behind the spring in the room after the sixth Checkpoint and look on a ledge behind the spring. You may need to do some camera work.
  5. Destroy the barrels next to the Goal Ring to find the last key.



Guide Mission Objective Tips
Shadow the Hedgehog - Dark Mission - Dr. Eggman Eliminate the GUN robots! Defeat 28 GUN soldiers. At each checkpoint, you should have these many GUN soldiers defeated: Checkpoint 2: 05/28, Checkpoint 3: 09/28, Checkpoint 4: 14/28, Checkpoint 5: 16/28, Checkpoint 7: 23/28.

Then take the top path after checkpoint five to find the rest of the GUN Beetles & Walkers.


A Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
≥ 30,000 points
B Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
25,000 points
C Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
15,000 points
D Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
10,000 points
E Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
< 10,000 points

Leads to: Black Comet


Find the entrance to Eggman's base!

  • Objective: Reach the Goal Ring.
  • Tips: Have a full Hero Gauge after your first parachute.
  • Take top section after fifth checkpoint.


A Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
≥ 30,000 points
B Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
26,000 points
C Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
20,000 points
D Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
10,000 points
E Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
< 10,000 points

Leads to: Lava Shelter


Shoot down Eggman's airship!

  • Guide: E-123 Omega
  • Objective: Destroy the Egg Balloon before it reaches the end of the stage.


  • Don't destroy the first two Egg Pawns in the level. If you don't, you should have a full Hero Gauge at the point where using Chaos Control will help you reach a machine gun turret before the Egg Balloon does, allowing a powerful attack.
  • Take the bottom rail after the fifth checkpoint to ride by the Egg Balloon at this point.
  • Before the Goal Ring, take the GUN Beetle's Semi-Auto Rifle and use it on the balloon when you reach the final checkpoint.
  • For a guaranteed A rank, complete the Last Story of the game and use the Shadow Rifle to take down the Egg Balloon.


A Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
≥ 28,000 points
B Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
24,000 points
C Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
15,000 points
D Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
10,000 points
E Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
< 10,000 points

Leads to: Cosmic Fall

Boss: Egg Breaker

Main article: Egg Breaker

Boss's Affiliation: Dr. Eggman

  • Guide: E-123 Omega
  • Tips: Immediately move backwards to the gun turret and attack. If you attack as fast as you can, he should be able to jump off his platform before he destroys your turret. After that, he will destroy your turret, and you on it being damaged. Take the gun that the turret drops and shoot him (while jumping) this gun does massive damage. if done correctly, he will be defeated in around 00:07.

His second form is easy enough, as long as you can avoid his shock waves when he jumps and lands.


Rank Time (Mins)
A Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
≤ 0:45
B Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
C Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
D Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
E Rank (Mini) (Shadow the Hedgehog)
> 2:00

Secret Door

The Secret Door in Iron Jungle is located in a room near the second checkpoint. Upon entering the room, three robots will be waiting. Near the robots will be the secret door, enter it and here will be three tank turrets that make it a lot easier to take out the Egg-Balloon thus helping you with the Hero Mission.


  • Although there are 28 GUN troops to destroy for the Dark Mission, there are actually 29 GUN Troops in this stage, because at the third checkpoint, there is a Gold GUN Beetle (armed with a SIG SG551 rifle) that goes by.
  • If Shadow is being accompanied by Eggman's Drone during the level when fighting some of the heavy GUN robots, the Doctor will remark "That's just like the Big Foot from Prison Island!". Eggman is apparently getting confusing it with the B-3x HOT SHOT, a similar robot which actually was faced by him and Shadow on the island.





Theme of Iron Jungle (from Shadow the Hedgehog)02:11

Theme of Iron Jungle (from Shadow the Hedgehog)


Shadow the Hedgehog Iron Jungle (Hero Mission)03:05

Shadow the Hedgehog Iron Jungle (Hero Mission)

Shadow the Hedgehog Stage 5-3 Iron Jungle (Normal Mission no com)07:10

Shadow the Hedgehog Stage 5-3 Iron Jungle (Normal Mission no com)

Shadow the Hedgehog Stage 5-3 Iron Jungle (Dark Mission no com)07:42

Shadow the Hedgehog Stage 5-3 Iron Jungle (Dark Mission no com)

Shadow the Hedgehog Expert Mode Part 15-Iron Jungle02:57

Shadow the Hedgehog Expert Mode Part 15-Iron Jungle


  • Shadow the Hedgehog Prima official guide

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