Sonic the Hedgehog CD
Palmtree Panic

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Palmtree Panic is the first round of Sonic the Hedgehog CD. The boss of the third zone is Dr. Robotnik, piloting the EGG-HVC-001.



It is a tropical region with sharp mountains and scattered waterfalls in the background. Hence the name, palm trees adorn the region, as well as star-shaped plants that seem to litter the tropic coast. Pipes run water through the area, sometimes making tiny waterfalls of their own. This round shares similarities with Green Hill Zone.


The past features a more prehistoric coast as if in the BCE era, with short, purple mountains and a turquoise sky. Palm trees may even or may not share a light bulb-like feature on top. Where the star-shaped plants would be there are instead vine-like growths sprouting from the ground, presumably the early stage of the star-shaped plants.

Bad Future

The bad future has been completely mechanized. Palm trees are mechanical, but are broken down and feature an ominous red light glowing in each center. The star-shaped plants are also mechanical, but they are rusted, broken up, and share the ominous glowing that the palm trees have. The air has been polluted by smog just as the waters have been by oil.

Good Future

The good future is also mechanized but is bright, vivid, colorful, and clean. The star-shaped plants and trees are both mechanical and seem to act as water transporters. Many plants adorn the area as well, and the region seems to be entirely water-powered.

In other media

Sonic the Comic

Main article: Palmtree Panic Zone

Archie Comics





Name Artist(s) Length Music Track
Palmtree Panic "P" mix Naofumi Hataya 2:57
Palmtree Panic Past
Palmtree Party Spencer Nilsen, David Young 1:51
Palmtree Panic Present US
N/A (US) N/A 1:26
Palmtree Panic Bad Future US
Palmtree Panic (US) Spencer Nilsen, David Young 1:22
Palmtree Panic Good Future US
Palmtree Panic (JP) Naofumi Hataya 1:46
Palmtree Panic Present JP
Palmtree Panic "B" mix Naofumi Hataya 1:22
Palmtree Panic Bad Future JP
Palmtree Panic "G" mix Naofumi Hataya 1:19
Palmtree Panic Good Future JP


Sonic CD Round 1 - Palmtree Panic

Sonic CD Round 1 - Palmtree Panic