Mecha Sonic in the 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
Tough and bulky Sonic's robotic clone, that is able to do dash across the room, do Spin Jump, and shoot small spikes everywhere in mid-spin jump. The player has to hit eight times in order to destroy it completely.
In this appearance, Mecha Sonic is the first line of defense aboard the Death Egg, and the first boss of the Death Egg Zone. He has a sturdy form, is extremely bulky and may have been remote controlled by Doctor Robotnik, but is combat-capable and would be able to instantly shred Sonic with its saw-blade spikes. In order to defeat him, Sonic must strike him eight times while avoiding his spikes (not easy considering there are no rings in this zone unless playing an alternate difficulty in Sonic Jam). A similar silver robot was featured in the 8-bit Sonic the Hedgehog 2 game, which was released earlier than the 16-bit game.
This is probably the most difficult Sonic robot yet to defeat as there are no rings at all in the stage. A skilled player can defeat him before he finishes his second attack by following this strategy. When Mecha Sonic is first seen flying down spin dash directly under the front of his head, and avoid staying below his spikes facing the opposite wall (this is difficult but necessary to prevent him from using his most devestating attack - shooting spikes in mid-jump). His first attack is always a Spin Dash so, after the forth hit move away and jump to dodge. Then bounce on his head to hit him again (since his next attack is always speeding along the ground without spinning you won't have to move away), if you were lucky your last attack would have dealt three hits so simply dash into him mid-attack to finish it. If your second lot of attacks dealt only 2 hits wait for him to finish then bounce on his head again to win. If you have not defeated him at this point it will be significantly harder as what attack he uses is now random but otherwise follows a similar strategy to dispatch the robot.
Appearances in Other Media
Sonic the Comic
In Sonic the Comic, Sonic and Tails return to the Death Egg some time after the events of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to find that Mecha Sonic is still functional (barely). Sonic defeats it for good by kicking off its head. The robot was unnamed in this continuity.
In the Archie Comics continuity, this Mecha Sonic is called Silver Sonic, after the English manual for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Master System. The first Silver Sonic appeared in the miniseries Sonic Quest, a loose adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. This version of Silver Sonic was much larger and slower than the version in the games, standing about ten times the size of Sonic the Hedgehog.
This robot was not named in the English-language manuals accompanying Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but in the Japanese materials he was called "Mecha Sonic" (as were the other early Sonic robots).
Because of his similarity to Silver Sonic from the Master System version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Archie Comics used the name "Silver Sonic" for the version of the character in the Sonic Quest miniseries. Many fans adopted this name for the games character, particularly to differentiate it from the radically different design of Mecha Sonic seen in Sonic & Knuckles.
"Mecha Sonic" was used as the official English-language name in the backstory for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, released in the Story section of the official English website. However, in a Sonic Generations pre-release video, it is called both "Silver Sonic" and "Mecha Sonic," although it is unknown if the speaker mistook it for its 8-bit counterpart.
- A glitch may occur in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive/Genesis) in which its defeat will glitch into a floating frozen flame, making the player stuck until time runs out.
- ↑ Sonic the Comic #6, "Attack on the Death Egg"
- ↑ Sonic Quest #3, "Over Easy"
- ↑ Sonic Quest #3, "Over Easy"
- ↑ "After the West Side Island is freed, Sonic and Tails board the Tornado, take to the skies, and assault the Death Egg itself. After destroying Mecha Sonic, Eggman flees and enters his final trump card - a huge robot modelled after Eggman himself!" Sonic The Hedgehog 4. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HZ_xkM2dlc