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This is the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 zone. You may be looking for the Sonic Adventure minigame stage, Sky Chase (Sonic Adventure).
Quotation1 Robotnik has escaped to the sky! Sonic's a wing walker (and "Tails" is his pilot!) in a perilous battle above the clouds! Quotation2
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 manual description[1]

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Sonic on the Tornado, piloted by Tails.
Appearances and overview
First appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Other appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure


Sonic and Tails pursue Robotnik with the Tornado through the skies.


The skies above West Side Island

Stage theme(s)

Sky theme

Previous stage

Metropolis Zone

Next stage

Wing Fortress Zone

Playable characters
(story mode)
Level number
  • 9
Number of acts



Sky Chase Zone is the ninth Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. It is the first of three consecutive single-Act zones that conclude the game.


Sonic Hedgehog 2 - Artwork - (5)

Official artwork of Sonic and Tails in the Sky Chase Zone.

Sonic has managed to fight Dr. Robotnik through West Side Island and has driven him off the island. Robotnik flees his massive Metropolis base and takes to his airbase, while Sonic and Tails give chase in the Tornado. This level serves as a relaxing interlude for the next stage, Wing Fortress Zone. Alternatively, it could also be described as a break from the heavy action of the previous zones. It is generally viewed as much easier than the previous area, Metropolis Zone.

In this stage, the player (Sonic or Tails) will be standing on top of the wings of the Tornado bi-plane. The other character will be in the cockpit, flying the plane. The player will have to fight the airborne Badniks as they move towards the Wing Fortress. This is always the situation, regardless of whether you selected to play as Sonic and Tails at the beginning of the game, or one of the two alone.

This level scrolls to the right automatically, so it is possible for Sonic/Tails to get crushed between the left side of the screen and another enemy if the player isn't fast enough. This is the first Sonic level on the Sega Genesis to contain an automatic scroll, but not the first Sonic level overall to have an automatic scroll (that dubious honor going to Act 2 of Bridge Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog for the Master System).

The goal is to get to the end of the level, which flows right into Wing Fortress Zone (the aerial juggernaut flying past the bi-plane at around the midpoint of this stage). Since the level scrolls automatically, it takes at least 2 minutes and 6 seconds to complete the stage. There is no boss on the zone.




Name Length Artist Music Track
Sky Chase Zone 1:38 Masato Nakamura
31 StH2 Sky Chase Zone ~Mega Drive Version~


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sky Chase02:10

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sky Chase


External links

  • Sonic 2 page at The GHZ has detailed information on all the Sonic 2 zones.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2

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