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A town of ruins and ancient customs, now celebrating the Feast of Sun and Moon.
— Description in World Map
Shamar ( is one of the many locations and levels in シャマール Shamāru ) ? . It is derived from Middle Eastern themes with a desert landscape and is also based on Sonic Unleashed Petra, Jordan with its numerous ruins. It is a lively country in the middle of an arid desert, where the people are merchants and devoted worshipers of the moon and sun.
A day stage in Shamar
Shamar is based on Middle Eastern themes, such as Petra, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, and Quatar. It has ruins in several areas and has a giant desert landscape in the area.
Sonic comes here after
Professor Pickle tells him that he decided to pack up and move his lab to Shamar, as the Gaia Manuscripts have a lot of information on the city. Shamar is also where Sonic fights the Dark Guardian.
In the point-and-click HUB world of the
Wii/ PS2 version, many of the featured parts of Shamar are shown. These spots include:
Outside the Palace
The Merchants home
Palm tree Square
Holy Shrine (as Sonic the Werehog)
A festival celebrated at the time of the game where the people of Shamar switch their daily life to nocturnal. The celebration is to honor the moon and the morning sun.
A controversial review of the game said that "the people of Shamar get blown up by suicide bombers every day, so the events of the game will be somewhat normal to them." This is a reference to the fact that Shamar is based on the Middle East which currently has a big problem with terrorist attacks. The review has since been banned and the writer was fined for "writing and publishing offensive content that may harm the judgement of others." [
] citation needed On the walls of Shamar's Gaia gates, it reads, in Arabic, 'I testify that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger'. This is most likely due to the fact that Shamar is based on Arabian cities, in which most inhabitants are Muslim.
"Shamar" is Hebrew for "guard", and this stage is home to the Dark Guardian.
Sonic ( Super Sonic, Sonic the Werehog) | Chip ( Gaia Colossus) | Tails | Amy | Dr. Eggman | Professor Pickle | Orbot | Dark Gaia ( Perfect Dark Gaia)
Apotos | Mazuri | Spagonia | Chun-nan | Holoska | Shamar | Empire City* | Adabat | Eggmanland
Action Stages /
Stages Windmill Isle | Savannah Citadel* | Rooftop Run | Dragon Road | Cool Edge | Arid Sands | Skyscraper Scamper* | Jungle Joyride | Eggmanland
Alexis | Anastasia | Eric | Gregorios | Hot Dog Vendor* | Ice Cream Vendor | Lambros | Lucas* | Milos* | Sandra
Aida* | Barbara | Ciccio | David | Denise | Dora | Elio* | Federica | Franco* | Gigi | Hot Dog Vendor* | Ippolita | Irma* | Josef | Lilli* | Lucia | Marcantonio* | Mauro | Natalia* | Otto | Professor Pickle | Professor Pickle's Assistant | Raimondo
Ana | Essie | Gwek | Hog Dog Vendor* | Kofi | Kwami | Kwod | Yawa | Yaya
Chun | Hot Dog Vendor* | Hualin | Jinlin* | Lin | Shuifon | Wang* | Yilin | Zonshen
Hot Dog Vendor* | Jari-Pekka | Jari-Thure | Marketa | Sarianna | Ursule
Ara | Dimah | Ehsan | Erhan | Hizir | Hot Dog Vendor* | Iman | Labib | Latif | Layla | Mufid | Musaid | Raniya | Sa'id | Sadiq | Safi | Samia | Sammar | Shadi | Utba | Yasmine
Boss* | Brenda* | Charles* | Def Big* | Elizabeth* | Hot Dog Vendor* | Li'l Kate* | Louie Montaine* | Robert*
Hot Dog Vendor* | Jamal | Kaeo | Nagi | Rudi | Teanchai
EF-DC1998* | EF-MD1991* | EF-XB2006* | Hot Dog Vendor*
Egg Beetle | Egg Cauldron* | Egg Dragoon | Egg Devil Ray | Dark Gaia | Dark Gaia Phoenix | Dark Guardian | Dark Moray | Perfect Dark Gaia
Foot Sweep* | Grinding | Homing Attack | Hop | Light Speed Dash | Slide | Sonic Boost | Sonic Drift | Spin Jump | Stomp | Quick Step | Wall Jump
Dash | Guard | Skills ( Beatdown**, Crescent Moon Strike, Earthshaker, Wereclap, Were-Hammer, Were-Claw**, Were-Wallop**, Wild Claw**, Wild Whirl) | Unleashed Mode
Upgrades Air Boost Shoes* | Light Speed Dash Shoes* | Stomping Shoes* | Wall Jump Shoes*
Aero-Cannon | Aero-Chaser | Egg Blizzard | Egg Burst | Egg Fighter | Egg Fighter: Knight* | Egg Fighter: Shield | Egg Fighter: Sword* | Egg Flame | Egg Launcher (H) | Egg Launcher (V) | Egg Launcher (H+V) | Egg Shackle | Egg Shooter | Egg Typhoon | Gold Aero-Cannon | Interceptor | Little Fighter* | Mole Cannon | Spinner | Thunder Ball | Thunder Spinner
Dark Gaia's Minions Big Mother | Cure Master* | Dark Bat | Dark Bat Sniper | Dark Eel* | Dark Fright | Dark Master** | Deep Nightmare | Evil Flower* | Fire Master | Fright Master | Killer Bee | Lightning Master | Little Rex | Nightmare | Power Master* | Red Killer Bee | Red Nightmare** | Red Deep Nightmare** | Red Rex | Red Titan** | Spike** | Thunder Bat | Titan
Art Books | Ballon | Blue Tea* | Bobsled | Bomb | Check Point | Chaos Emeralds | Chaos Orbs* | Container | Conveyor Belt | Crane Lift | Crystal Ball* | Dark Energy Keys** | Door | Gaia Key* | Goal Ring | Dash Panel | Dark Gaia Force | Dash Ring | Gift* | Green Tea* | Grind Rail | Hourglass* | Item Capsules** | Ramp | Key Stones* | Lever | Maiden Statue* | Miles Electric | Moon Tablet** | Old Necklace* | Planet Tablet** | Pick-Me-Up* | Pretty Bouquet* | Lovely Ring* | Power Shield* | Rainbow Ring | Red Tea* | Rings | Shield Charge* | Soundtracks | Souvenirs* | Spear** | Spikes | Springboard/Spring | Springpole | Sun and Moon Medals | Sun Tablet** | Sundae Supreme | Super Claw* | Super Ring | Switch | Tornado-1 | Trap Spring | Turquoise Tea* | Violet Tea* | Videotapes | White Tea* | Yellow Tea* | 1UP
English Voice Actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Sonic the Werehog, Prof. Pickle's Assistant) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Anthony Salerno ( | Chip) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Zonshen) Christopher Collet ( | Orbot) Dan Green (
Ice Cream Vendor, Prof. Pickle)
Japanese Voice Actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Otsuka ( | Eggman) Chō ( | Prof. Pickle) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Tomokazu Seki ( | Sonic the Werehog) Ryōko Shiraishi (
Planetary Pieces Endless Possibility | Dear My Friend
Auto Running | Bandanna Ghost and Bow Tie Ghost* | Boost Gauge | Boss Gate | Chaos Energy Cannon | Chun-nan's Treasure | Collection Room* | Counter of Dreams 2* | Dark Energy Force Fields** | Don Fachio* | Eggshop* | Entrance Stage* | Exorcisms | Flying Fish Beach Shop* | Gaia Gate | Gaia Manuscripts | Gaia Temples | Gallery | Golden Trading Company* | Hallowmoon | Josef's* | Havok | Hint | Orb Result** | Quick Time Events | Shuttle Loop | Sonic: Night of the Werehog | Sonic Unleashed (Mobile) | Sonic World Adventure (manga) | Surfside Seagull Sundries* | Ranks | Time of Awakening | Tornado Defense* | Treeshade* | Unleashed Gauge | Ursule's Trading Post* | Wang's Emporium*
PS3/ Xbox 360 version ** Exclusive to PS2/ Wii version.