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Sand Ocean
Appearances and Overview
First appearance

Sonic Adventure 2

Other appearances

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

Location

Dr. Eggman's pyramid base

Stage theme(s)
Previous stage

Dry Lagoon

Next stage

Radical Highway

Playable characters
(story mode)

Dr. Eggman

Level number

3

Number of acts

5

Enemies

G.U.N. enemies

Sand Ocean is the third stage for the Dark Story in Sonic Adventure 2  and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. It is the second stage in the story played by Dr. Eggman.

Plot

After returning from Prison Island where he released Shadow, Eggman sets off to his secret base, taking notice that there’s an emerald sign on the area. Since Shadow had asked him to bring Chaos Emeralds the next time they meet, Eggman takes off and finds Knuckles and Rouge fighting over the Master Emerald, which is not a Chaos Emerald like he initially thought. Still, he snags it, thinking he could use it for something, but Knuckles foils his plans by smashing the emerald into pieces. Eggman leaves the scene baffled at the echidna’s antics and continues his way back to his base.

Stage Layout

Sand Ocean is desert themed, with an interesting concept of bottomless pit, since the level is constructed above quick sand where the Egg Walker will sink into immediately if in contact. It's Egyptian themed as well with large murals, hieroglyphs in small square platforms, and giant statues with an Eggman-like head on top. For some strange reason, there are flags and gas tanks with the G.U.N.'s logo marked on it.

The major gimmicks of this level are the pillars that can be knocked over by locking-on to the dynamite packs attacked to the base of it, forming new paths and access other platforms and gyrator platforms that make alternative paths easier to access.

Upgrade

The level up item in this stage is the Mystic Melody for Dr. Eggman. It can be reached by choosing the left platform on the first gyrator.The player must be careful of the bombs which a Bomb Beetle throws and he/she must either dodge them or shoot at the Bomb Beetle.

Trivia

  • In mission 3, the player is not required to use the Mystic Melody in order to obtain the Chao.

Music

Sonic Adventure 2 Music- Sand Ocean02:52

Sonic Adventure 2 Music- Sand Ocean


Video

Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3) Sand Ocean Mission 1 A Rank03:09

Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3) Sand Ocean Mission 1 A Rank

Sonic Adventure 2 Sand Ocean Mission 5 - Hard Mode - A Rank02:50

Sonic Adventure 2 Sand Ocean Mission 5 - Hard Mode - A Rank


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