Mecha Sonic (often called 'Silver Sonic' after its Archie counterpart and to differentiate from the Sonic & Knuckles robot of the same name) is the first boss of the Death Egg Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Sega Mega Drive. It is a robot modelled after Sonic the Hedgehog.
A more well-known silver-like robot was featured in the 16-bit version of Sonic 2, which was released later than the 8-bit game. In this appearance, he is the first line of defense aboard the Death Egg, and the first boss of the Death Egg Zone. He has a sturdier form, is extremely bulky and may have been remote controlled by Doctor Robotnik, but is more combat-capable and would be able to 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).
Mecha Sonic could speed across the room, spin-jump, and shoot small spikes in mid-spin jump.
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. Just as his feet hit the ground jump up and bounce on his head for 3 hits (the 3 hits is difficult but nessecary to prevent him from using his most devestating attack; shooting spikes mid jump). His first attack is always a spin dash so, after the third 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 4 hits so simply dash into him mid-attack to finish it. If your second lot of attacks dealt only 3 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 signifigantly harder as what attack he uses is now random but otherwise follow a similar strategy to dispatch the robot.
In other mediaEdit
In the Archie Comics continuity, versions of the Death Egg Zone Mecha Sonic are 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 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.
Sonic the ComicEdit
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.
This robot was not named in the English-language manuals accompanying Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but in the Japanese manuals he was called "Mecha Sonic" (as were all early Sonic robots, including Metal Sonic).
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.
However, he was given an official English-language name, "Mecha Sonic", in the backstory for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, released on the US version of the official website, in the Story section.
- 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 Quest #3, "Over Easy"
- ↑ Sonic the Comic #6, "Attack on the Death Egg"
- ↑ 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.