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Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit)
Sky Base Zone

Sky Base Zone
Appearances and overview
First appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit)
(Only appearance)


Robotnik's airship that hides at the smog-covered roof of Scrap Brain Zone as the final level in Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit).


The sky

Stage theme(s)

Sky theme

Previous stage

Scrap Brain Zone

Playable characters
(story mode)

Sonic the Hedgehog

Level number

6 (Final Level)

Number of acts




Boss fight

Sky Base Zone boss

You may be looking for the Sky Chase Zone.

Sky Base Zone is the sixth and final zone of Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit) for the Master System/Game Gear. As with all other stages in the game, Sky Base consists of two platforming Acts followed by a shorter, third Act which contains the boss. The unusual feature here is that the distinct Acts have completely different backgrounds and level designs.



Act 2, aboard the airship

At the end of the previous level, Robotnik fled to an airship hidden in the smog clouds of Scrap Brain Zone. Sonic, obviously, pursues. Sky Base Act 1 sees the heroic hedgehog navigate his way through the exposed gantries and electric fields of the airship anchorage above Scrap Brain, speeding to catch the fat man's massive escape vessel before it departs. In Act 2, Sonic, without any rings to protect him throughout the level, must brave the fearsome defenses on board the zeppelin itself; cannons, propeller blades, and of course the ever-present threat of falling thousands of feet to hedgehog-y oblivion.



Last boss

The final fight of Sonic the Hedgehog(8-bit) takes place in some sort of electric chamber within the bowels of the airship. Robotnik observes proceedings from inside a glass case, while Sonic must dodge scrolling pillars of electricity and the occasional energy sphere which the Doctor fires in his direction. Simply dodge the attacks and wallop Robotnik's position when the lightning generator deactivates. The boss is different on Game Gear, utilizing flamethrowers, and the pattern does not change when it is close to defeat.


Sonic 1 (Game Gear & Master System) Music Sky Base Zone02:56

Sonic 1 (Game Gear & Master System) Music Sky Base Zone

Sky Base Zone


Sonic the Hedgehog (MS) Final Zone Sky Base10:45

Sonic the Hedgehog (MS) Final Zone Sky Base


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