- Not to be confused with Mecha Sonic (Death Egg Zone). For the Archie Comics character of the same name, see Silver Sonic (Archie).
Silver Sonic (メカソニック Meka Sonikku?, lit. "Mecha Sonic") is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Originally developed as a Master Robot, Silver Sonic was one of Dr. Eggman's first robotic versions of Sonic the Hedgehog. After its defeat, it got downgraded to a mass-produced Badnik model who assisted Metal Sonic during his second attempt to take down Sonic and his friends.
Silver Sonic is an robotic doppelganger of Sonic that posses an rather low-tech looking appearance. The first Silver Sonic was smaller in comparison to Mecha Sonic, yet slightly taller than Sonic himself. It had metallic grey armor with a yellow color scheme on its center body and mouth plate. Attached with a light blue visor with a red lens and light blue metal sneakers with rocket motors, Silver Sonic's primary weapons included a large claw hand protruding from its torso and blue rocket engines on both sides of its body.
The appearance of the mass-produced Silver Sonic is similar to the original model. However, they are smaller (about the same size as Tails). Also, instead of having an extendable arm concealed in its chest, it has two extendable claw arms on its sides as opposed to rocket engines.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)
In Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Silver Sonic was created by Dr. Robotnik as one of his five Master Robots send to eliminate Sonic, while Robotnik held Sonic's friend, Tails, prisoner. At some point, it came into possession of a Chaos Emerald.
Silver Sonic eventually encountered Sonic in Scrambled Egg Zone. After a hard-fought battle between the hedgehog and his robot duplicate, Silver Sonic was destroyed. From Silver Sonic's remains, Sonic also claimed the final Chaos Emerald he needed to save Tails.
When Metal Sonic fought Sonic, Tails and Knuckles on Little Planet, he hooked himself up to a machine which he used to produce an endless stream of Silver Sonics to fight for him. However, Sonic and co. used the Silver Sonics against Metal Sonic by forcing them into his machine until it exploded. This shut down Metal Sonic's Silver Sonic production and forced Metal Sonic to face the trio head-on.
Powers and abilities
The Silver Sonic can roll and spin just like the real Sonic with inclusion of being able to perform Spin Attack and its additional variants like the Spin Jump and Spin Dash. These attacks are strong enough to cancel out the same techniques utilized by Sonic. The rockets on its body also allow it to fly and dash at high speed. The Silver Sonic can also attack with retractable claws.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)
Silver Sonic is the sixth and penultimate boss in the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (depending on the player's progress in the game). It is fought with Sonic at the end of Scrambled Egg Zone Act 3 in the wide cave area without any Rings after being sent out of the High-speed warp tube.
As the fight begins, Silver Sonic has three basic attack patterns used randomly. As standing either on the left or right side of the area, if the player attempts to approach it from above or ahead, the robotic clone curls into its ball mode, while charging at one place. It will then either spin through the area and jump backwards to the same corner where it was previously, or simply use the Spin Jump to reach the other side of the area. During its curling ball mode, the player's Spin Jump does not provide any damage to it and both Silver Sonic and Sonic would get knocked back, if either one of them or both are using Spin Jump in mid-air. Using the Spin Jump while Silver Sonic is charging its curling ball mode, does also not provide any hits.
Two other attack patterns can damage the player, if Sonic is not using his Spin Jump or Spin Attack. Silver Sonic will either rise above the ground and quickly charge to the other side of the area. If the player is close to Silver Sonic, it can activate its small claw hand as an attempt to damage the player in front of it.
The player can simply provide hits by attacking right above, when Silver Sonic shifts off its curling ball mode. When Silver Sonic is charging, the player can avoid the attack while also being able to hit it above. After doing eight hits, Silver Sonic is defeated.
If the player has gotten five of the Chaos Emeralds upon defeating the Silver Sonic, the mechanic clone will drop the sixth and final Chaos Emerald, which will grant Sonic access to Crystal Egg Zone. Otherwise, the game ends here.
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During the first phase of the boss fight, Metal Sonic will jack himself into a large machine resembling Eggman which will dispense a Silver Sonic. Unlike its original appearance, the Silver Sonic here can be beaten in one hit and will release a captured Animal upon defeat. If defeated however, Metal Sonic will simply dispense another to take its place.
During battle, the Silver Sonic will attack in three different ways: it will either try attacking the playable character with a Spin Dash, perform a melee attack with its claws by swiping it at the playable characters, or dash forward using its jet boots until it hits the screen's edge. When winding up or performing the Spin Dash though, the player can bounce into the Silver Sonic with a Spin Attack, causing it to ricochet off the walls and damage Metal Sonic if they come into contact. This is the only method to damaging Metal Sonic during this phase.
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In other media
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Silver Sonic was the prototype version of the present day model. Years ago, it ambushed Sonic and Breezie in the Scrambled Egg Zone as Sonic was heading out to save Tails. However, Sonic managed to overcome Silver Sonic and Breezie's betrayal, and completed his mission.
- The Silver Sonic is the first Sonic robot replica in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
- Sonic will not be attacked as long as he is curled up into a ball.
- Strangely enough, Silver Sonic is shown to have arms in its reappearance in Sonic Mania more akin to its appearance in the comics while in its concept artwork and first appearance, it had no arms (with the exception of the claw in the torso).