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Game appearances

Sonic Generations


The sky, above Angel Island

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Sky Sanctuary (スカイサンクチュアリ Sukaisankuchuari?) is the third Stage in the console/PC version of Sonic Generations. It appears in the Mega Drive/Genesis era of the game, representing Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

Challenge Acts

Act 1

  • Doppelganger Race!: Face off against Sonic's double and beat him in a race to the goal.
  • Eggrobo Rush: Reach the goal in time while fending off a bevy of menacing Eggrobos!
  • Aerial Paradise: Use Warp Points to make your way to the goal in the allotted time.
  • Ring Time Challenge: Use Ring Time Triangle/Y to get a set number of Rings and reach the goal in time to earn the Ring Time Skill!
  • Amy: Topsy-Turvy: Race against Amy while riding on a spinning top and beat her to the goal.

Act 2

  • Knuckles: Buried Treasure: Press Triangle/Y to make Knuckles dig up Medals! Collect a set number and reach the goal in time!
  • 200% Boost Gauge Challenge: Your Boost Gauge is doubled. Use the Boost Gauge to reach the goal in time.
  • Balloon Bonanza: Use balloons to bounce extra high as you make your way to the goal in time.
  • Doppelganger Race!: Face off against Sonic's double and beat him in a race to the goal.
  • High-Speed Hijinks: Enemies move and shoot at double speed. Get to the goal in time!


Act 1

Classic Sonic's goal in this stage is to reach the goal post in time. First you must run through numerous ancient floating buildings in the sanctuary. Then almost at the end of the stage, you will have to run up a collapsing path that will lead to the goal post. This is similar to the end of the original level in the game Sonic & Knuckles.

Act 2

The 3D section of this stage is similar to the Act 1 stage. You must speed your way through numerous ancient floating buildings. Similar to Act 1, Sonic must run up a collapsing path that will lead to the goal.



  • In both Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic Generations, the Death Egg can be seen in the background of Sky Sanctuary. In Sonic & Knuckles, the next level is Death Egg Zone, and in Sonic Generations, the next level is the fight against the Death Egg Robot, which ironically takes place in Death Egg.
  • In the Sky Sanctuary Hub, there are trees with grapes growing on them. In the manual of Sonic & Knuckles, it mentions that Knuckles favorite food is grapes.
  • Knuckles is one of the five characters that are saved and appear in a stage of that game, the others being Rouge (City Escape), Espio (Seaside Hill), Blaze (Crisis City) and Charmy (Planet Wisp).
  • The crumbling ground from the end of the original level is featured in both acts.
  • The Death Egg is seen rising in the background of both acts.
  • The original level is actually from Sonic & Knuckles; a Sonic 3 level was not featured in the game. This level is meant to represent Sonic 3 & Knuckles, the combined version of the two games.
  • As well as Green Hill, when using Sonic Boost in this level, the music speeds up to a faster tempo.
  • Even though Classic Knuckles was in the original version of Sky Sanctuary in Sonic & Knuckles, he wasn't seen in this version of the stage.
  • Sky Sanctuary is the one of the two "final" levels to appear as a stage in the console version (the other being Speed Highway in Tails' storyline), since it was the last level in Knuckles' storyline in the original Sonic & Knuckles. However, in Sonic's storyline, it was the 2nd-to-last level for him (or 3rd-to-last if counting the Doomsday Zone).
  • The interior segment during the Modern Stage is meant to represent Hidden Palace Zone, even having a similar teleporter.
  • The spinning tops from Marble Garden Zone are used in this Stage.


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