Spagonia (Rooftop Run) is the location of one of the levels in Sonic Unleashed, also known as Orange Roofs (オレンジルーフス Orenji Ruufusu?) in the Japanese version of the game. It is based off of Europe, Italy, and Spain.
Spagonia's architecture, appearance, and people appear to be based off of various locations in Western Europe. Spagonia's clock towers, especially a particularly tall one in the middle of the level (seen below in Screenshots), possibly resembles the Big Ben clock tower in London, England, as well as clock towers found commonly throughout towns and villages in that region. The architecture of Spagonia's houses, streets, and cathedrals as well as orange tiled roofs are likely to be based off those seen in Italy, Spain, and France, most notably from the Italian city of Siena. The majority of Spagonians also get their names from Italian culture, such as Gigi, Ciccio, and Mauro. Another feature of Spagonia that is derived from Western Europe are the aqueducts, which are found throughout Europe. This level is where Tails takes Sonic after Windmill Isle, where the team meets Professor Pickle, and where the Egg Devil Ray is fought. It is located on the same land mass as Apotos. It is the world's art capital, and houses a university where Professor Pickle's lab was previously located.
Its nighttime stages feature climbs atop cathedrals and runs across many of the rooftops in the city. It is also the location in the game where Prof. Pickle's Lab is located until it is moved to Shamar.
- An abnormally large clock tower that serves as a symbol for Spagonia
- A college that attracts scholars from around the world, Home of Professor Pickle
- Main Street
- Baker Street
- Aqueduct Street
- Pickle Lab
- Back Alley
- Sacred Shrine (as Sonic the Werehog)
- Gigi: Chef at a well-established restaurant popular with students. It has been in his family for three generations. He fills his days by energetically searching for new menu items, but leaves the rigorous taste testing to Barbara.
- Otto: Landlord of the student apartment building. Otto has an uncanny knack for pegging which of his tenants has a thing for whom, but sometimes all the love in the air leaves him a bit choked up for his own youthful romances.
- Barbara: Gigi's wife, who minds the dining room in the restaurant. To this day, her cheerful smile continues to draw the customers in. Of course, Barbara also helps taste test Gigi's newest culinary creations, and the rigors of the task over the years have made her girlish figure a thing of the past.
- Irma: Ippolita's grandmother, who keeps her hat on so tight that very few get a good look at her face. Irma's hobby is hat making, and she happens to be quite good at it. Sadly, though, her charming chapeaus seem to be meant for one head only: hers.
- Josef: The owner of Josef's, and not a terribly creative thinker, as the name of his shop surely implies. Recently, Josef realized he didn't have enough hobbies outside of work, so he took up jogging, painting, and photography. None of these endeavors lasted very long.
- Marcantonio: Though he seems aloof and cool, this dandy actually sports an interesting ability. He's also single at the moment.
- Ciccio: Natalia's husband, a talented shoemaker. For 20 years, he's fussed over every instep and insole. Not to long ago, Cicco heard about wondrous shoes that turn their wearer into a speed demon, and would give anything for a peek at them.
- Denise: Proprietor of a beauty salon. She's famous in town for her novel hairstyles, and prides herself in always being able to spot the latest fads. Since laying her eyes on Sonic, Denise has been sighted carting home armfuls of mousse. What could she be planning?
- Aida: Owner of a Spagonian jewelry shop. This lady of leisure loves two things: elegance and beauty. Naturally, Aida considers herself a paragon of both, which would explain why her room is plastered with pictures of herself.
- Natalia: A former supermodel whose looks could floor anybody. She's still beautiful; a loving mother of two and a source of strength for her shoemaker husband, Ciccio. Natalia makes a mean cheese pizza.
- Franco: Federica's cousin and also a friend of Raimondo since they were little. He lives in the student dorms. Don't let the blank stare fool you: Franco is the son of a rich entrepreneur, and a very bright student. For some time now, he's had eyes for Lilli.
- David: A student at Spagonia U. He can be a clown sometimes, but otherwise he's a nice young man who has no trouble getting along with anybody. David is looking for a family-minded girl.
- Raimondo: A student at Spagonia U. and a friend of Franco's since childhood. He's a bit of a lone wolf, and skips classes in favor of spending time by himself. Raimondo doesn't mince words or make any effort to hide his moody side, but supposedly the ladies really dig that.
- Federica: A student at Spagonia U. She's Franco's cousin, and a woman of action: once she gets an idea, she always follows through. The downside: most of her ideas involve partying instead of studying.
- Lilli: A mature and sensible archaeology major who lives in the student dorm at the university. She is a year older than her classmates. While Lilli stands at the head of her class, she looks at the people around her and wishes there was more to her life than just being serious all the time.
- Dora: A university student who attends Professor Pickle's class for her major. Dora has a good heart, but she's still working on the ABCs of courtship: when a boy at school talks to her, she stares at the floor and clams right up. She makes a delicious cabbage roll.
- Elio: Ciccio's son. The fact that he inherited his father's facial features bothers him to no end, but he's far too nice a kid to ever say anything about it.
- Mauro: Spagonia's number-one troublemaker, who subjects his primary target (that would be Denise) to every manner of prank and shenanigan imaginable. There does seem to be a motive behind Mauro's mayhem though.
- Lucia: Natalia's daughter. She can almost always be found playing with her brother, Elio. Lucia exercises regularly so as not to follow in her mother's footsteps, but is much too considerate to mention that to her pudgy mum.
- Ippolita: A little girl who lives with her grandmother, Irma. She is exceptionally responsible for her age, and never seems to stop running errands. Ippolita dreams of attending the university when she grows up, so she can "get in a 'ploma."
- Professor Pickle's Assistant: Professor Pickle's helper and his greatest admirer. He takes his sweet time with just about everything, which explains why he's often plugging away at the same work for three days when anybody else would have finished it in one.
- Professor Pickle: A professor of archaeology at Spagonia U. and the preeminent scholar of all matters pertaining to Dark Gaia. Professor Pickle loves cucumber sandwiches. In fact, students nice enough to drop off cucumber packages have noted a slight bump in their grades. Coincidence?
- Hot Dog Vendor: The manager of the "Don Fachio" hot dog mega-franchise's Spagonia location. He's easily the biggest narcissist in hot dogs, and makes a wiener with remarkable depth and complexity.
In each town across the world, Sonic is able to buy souvenirs, food items and extras (music, videos) using his rings. Later in the game, Sonic can buy a TV (1000 rings), a bookshelf (300 rings) and a Gramophone (500 rings) for the extras. The Spagonia shop, run by Josef, is called Josef's shop.
- Photo Frame
- Miniature Flag
- Cheese (70 rings): "Cheese matured for five years. It tastes even better melted."
- Pasta ala Paccico (80 rings): "Pasta with a fragrant paccico herb sauce and ground nuts."
- Tomato (30 rings): "The magic fruit that puts the zest in Spagonian cuisine."
- Chili Dog (50 rings): "Sonic's favorite, a jumbo frank slathered with spicy chili."
- Strawberry Cake (60 rings): "A slice of bliss with whipped cream and a strawberry on top."
- Donut (50 rings): "A squishy treat that leads to a squishy physique."
- Canned Juice (40 rings): "The solution to your thirst. Shake it for volatle results."
- Baguetti (40 rings): "Bread that's crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside."
- Brainiac Dog: Complete the Spagonia Hot Dog Vendor's missions.
- Sega composer Tomoya Ohtani, responsible for compositions in multiple Sonic games, stated that his favorite song he composed was Rooftop run(day)
- Spagonia likely got its name from the Italian town of Siena, which is famous for its Medieval architecture and giant "Torre del Mangia" bell tower. (The name might also be a reference to the well-known Italian pasta, spaghetti.)
- In the 360/PS3 version of the game, there is a mission here that involved Sonic finding Chao, marking their only appearance in the game aside from Wentos' hand puppet and DLC levels.
- At night, if one were to stand in a certain spot in the alleyway of Spagonia's HUB world, you can hear various ambient background noises.
- You can hear someone whistling the game's theme in the shower.
- Aqueduct Street near two people, you can vaguely hear someone tuning a radio.
- On the balcony in the main street you can access by the back alley, you can hear someone watching a comedy about someone who forgot his shot registration.
- From the main street, up the steps to the back alley you can hear children.
- One of the missions in Spagonia, "Tower Terror," given by Marcantonio, has Sonic diving down the tower from Rooftop Run Act 1 trying to tag two ghosts. However, they are actually the two ghosts from Sega's 3D animated short, Sonic: Night of the Werehog.
- The background music of Spagonia's daytime levels appears in the Shopping mode of the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
- Spagonia returns in Sonic Generations, being the only positive stage in the Modern Era as Crisis City is a burning apocalypse and Planet Wisp is a planet filled with forests being destroyed by Eggman's technology.
|Sonic Unleashed Locations|
|Adabat | Apotos | Chun-Nan | Eggmanland | Empire City | Holoska | Mazuri | Shamar | Spagonia|