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Metal Harbor is the fourth stage of the Hero story in Sonic Adventure 2. It is playable by Sonic. As the name suggests, the harbor is indeed built of metal, and consists of many shipping yards and aircraft launch sites scattered around the place.

Plot

Sonic the Hedgehog must escape Prison Island after being freed by Amy. G.U.N. is aware that Sonic has escaped, and several bomber planes have been scrambled in an attempt to impede his progress. Sonic hitches a ride with a missile in order to escape.

Stage layout

Unsurprisingly, the construction of the harbor leads to an abundance of rails, all of which can be grinded on. The frantic charge through the harbor eventually culminates in a hectic race up a missile gantry, forcing Sonic to find a spot to latch onto the missile before it launches and destroys the very ground he was standing on. He then jumps off the missile, and goes through a tunnel on a board, gets out of the tunnel, and rides on a Snowboard inside a loop-de-loop to get to the goal ring. As Sonic races through this zone, he encounters many G.U.N. bots trying to stop him from escaping, as well as jets.

Level Up Item

The Level Up Item in Metal Harbor is a major level-up item, called the Light Shoes. These allow Sonic to move along a trail of Rings at super speed. The player is required have to get this level-up item to complete the game. The move unlocked is called the Light Speed Dash.

Missions

Escape from the military base

Sonic is freed from his cell and can now get away from the base. This stage is fairly easy but there are parts where Sonic must use the Light Speed Dash and Homing Attacks to get across gaps. During the rocket part, Sonic can quickly take the shorter path to get onto the rocket and he will then slide down inside of it. Afterwards, Sonic will reach the Goal Ring to complete the mission.

Collect 100 Rings

Note, to make this mission even easier and quicker, Sonic must get the Bounce Bracelet from Pyramid Cave first. This 100 Ring mission is very easy as most of the rings are out in plain sight. And there are many rings that Sonic can Light Speed Dash across. In the large area with the boxes, Sonic can collect Rings inside and use the Bounce Bracelet to get to the higher ones.

Find the lost Chao

Like all "Find the lost Chao" missions, Sonic will need the Mystic Melody but will also need the Bounce Bracelet. This mission can be tricky due to where the Chao is located. In the area with the boxes, Sonic must bounce himself up to the Ancient Shrine and play the Mystic Melody. This will cause some platforms to appear and Sonic can jump to them. Sonic must then carefully jump over some more platforms to get to the lost Chao.

Reach the goal within 2:00

This is a very strict time limit to complete this level. From the beginning, Sonic should immediately Light Speed Dash across some Rings to cut off time from this level. Sonic should then quickly run through the level ignoring the G.U.N. robots and quickly running up the rocket.

Complete Hard Mode

Not much has changed in this level except for the increased number of enemies. However, there is no longer a larger rocket to grab onto and Sonic must, instead, Homing Attack across some enemies. Otherwise, it is simple to earn a high score and complete the level.

Animals

Chao Containers locations

  • After the first Point Marker and bouncing off the set of two Springs, the player will land on another enclosed hallway. Climb onto the roof, perform a Homing Attack on the enemy to the right of the player, and then perform another to reach the fuel tank behind him, where the first Chao Container is.
  • The second Chao Container is in the middle garage on the left-hand side of the air-craft carrier.
  • The final one is located to the right of the third Point Marker.

2P Battle Version

There are plenty of differences notably springs replace the need to homing attack or use light dash. The Goal Ring has been moved to where the lower point Sonic could grab onto the missile was, as it no longer launches. The Level up item is replaced with 4 ring boxes in this version. There are also metal platforms with springs that take you to the missile instead of the rocket that normally takes Sonic there.

Big the Cat sighting

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Big's sighting in Metal Harbor.

Big the Cat is seen fishing near the last Point Marker of this stage.

Trivia

Music

Name Artist Length Music Track
That's The Way I Like It ...for Metal Harbor Jun Senoue 2:44
Thats the way i like it
Can't Stop, So What!? ...for Metal Harbor Jun Senoue 0:54
Cant stop so what

Video

Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3) Metal Harbor Mission 1 A Rank02:17

Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3) Metal Harbor Mission 1 A Rank

Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3) Metal Harbor Mission 2 A Rank01:01

Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3) Metal Harbor Mission 2 A Rank

Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3) Metal Harbor Mission 3 A Rank01:01

Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3) Metal Harbor Mission 3 A Rank

Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3) Metal Harbor Mission 4 A Rank02:14

Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3) Metal Harbor Mission 4 A Rank

Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3) Metal Harbor Mission 5 A Rank02:30

Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3) Metal Harbor Mission 5 A Rank


References


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