For the location in the
Archie Comics, see South Island (Archie).
Appearances in other media
South Island ( is a location in the サウスアイランド Sausu Airando ) ? . It is also the main setting of Sonic the Hedgehog series and has made many appearances in the earlier games. South Island is known to be a trove of gems and Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) ancient ruins, that supposedly shifts along the water due to some connection to the Chaos Emeralds. The island is also inhabited by  animals.
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
, Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Sonic goes to the island and finds that the evil Doctor Robotnik built a base on the island and turned the local wildlife into robots. The heroic hedgehog stops Robotnik while collecting the Emeralds.  Zones of the game are below:
Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit)
South Island in 8-bit version of
. Sonic the Hedgehog
A close-up map of the island's summit.
The story in the 8-bit
is the same as in the 16-bit one, and the games most likely depict the same adventure. However, after collecting all the Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos Emeralds, the pollution cloud caused by Scrap Brain Zone above the South Island is erased by emeralds. Zones of the game are below:
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)
, Dr. Robotnik returns and kidnaps all the inhabitants, along with Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Miles "Tails" Prower, demanding a ransom of six Chaos Emeralds to return them. Sonic goes out to stop him once again and succeeds. The Zones of the game are as follows:
, a volcanic mountain, once used as a mine.
Under Ground Zone , the top of a mountain that reaches the clouds.
Sky High Zone , a lake surrounded by fountains and pillars.
Aqua Lake Zone , very like the one from the previous games, but with normal trees instead of palm trees.
Green Hills Zone , one of Robotnik's metallic bases, apparently set inside a mountain.
Gimmick Mountain Zone , a mountain filled with large pipes, and another of Robotnik's bases.
Scrambled Egg Zone , a transparent crystal base of Robotnik's. Can only be accessed with six Chaos Emeralds.
Crystal Egg Zone
, Robotnik steals one of the Chaos Emeralds on South Island and as a result, the rest of the Emeralds become unbalanced and cause the island to slowly sink into the ocean. Sonic Chaos However, Sonic recovers all the Emeralds and saves the island. Zones of the game are below:
, a grassy hillside area, much like Green Hill Zone.
Turquoise Hill Zone , a sprawling urban area with various passages. The Game Gear version spells it as "Gigapolis Zone".
Gigalopolis Zone , a mostly flat region of plains, with Eggman's self-portrait adorning parts of the background.
Sleeping Egg Zone , Robotnik's version of the Green Hill Zone, with deathtraps strewn everywhere.
Mecha Green Hill Zone , a group of ruins partially submerged in water. Despite the name, there is actually very little water.
Aqua Planet Zone , another of Robotnik's many large bases.
Electric Egg Zone
Sonic the Fighters
The South Island stage in
Sonic the Fighters.
, South Island is one of the battle arenas. It is the very first arena in story mode, and is where the player character faces Sonic the Fighters Knuckles the Echidna. The arena is set on a small island plateau, in an area that looks mostly like the Green Hill Zone. If the player plays as Knuckles here, the player will fight a shadow Knuckles.
Sonic Blast, Robotnik's latest floating base threatens Sonic's home, so Sonic and Knuckles resolve to take it down. While the location was not specified as South Island in the western storyline, the presence of another version of  Green Hill Zone further implies it. Zones of the game are below:
Sonic Adventure 2
and its Sonic Adventure 2 GameCube re-release, , Green Hill Zone was a secret stage that could be unlocked by obtaining all 180 Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Emblems. On the Stage Select screen, the icon for Green Hill could be found on a secluded island, presumably South Island.
features Sonic Battle Green Hill as an unlockable arena unrelated to Story Mode. In addition, as Central City would later be shown to be located on South Island, it introduces Emerald Town, Holy Summit and Night Babylon as neighboring areas on the island.
Sonic Chronicles: Dark Brotherhood
South Island appears here as the western landmass in the first part of the game. In addition to
Green Hill Zone and Central City, it reveals that the Mystic Ruins and the remains of Station Square are also found here.
Although South Island itself is not mentioned in
, one of its main locations, Sonic Generations Green Hill, makes its reappearance as the first level in this game.
In other media
Sonic the Comic
South Island in
. Sonic the Comic
published by Sonic the Comic Fleetway Editions, South Island is a location on Planet Mobius which hosts a number of prominent Hill-themed Zones, including not only the Green Hill Zone but the Emerald Hill Zone as well. It is also home to the Emerald Hill Folk and the Freedom Fighters.
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
The capital of South Island in
. Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
, South Island, rather than being a single island, is a region in the Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie Land of the Sky on Planet Freedom which is governed by the President. It is made up of many islands suspended in the sky. Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails serves as South Island's defenders, protecting it from Dr. Robotnik's schemes.
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, South Island is a location on Sonic's World. In the Post-Super Genesis Wave timeline, Sonic the Hedgehog has had many battles with Dr. Eggman and his forces.
Sonic the Fighters Soundtrack "South Island ~ Lovers" Knuckles Theme
Navigation Templates to South Island
Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)
Sonic | Dr. Robotnik | Animals ( Flicky, Pocky, Pecky, Cucky, Ricky, Picky, Rocky) | Tails* | Knuckles* | Super Sonic* | Super Tails* | Super Knuckles*
Badniks Moto Bug | Buzz Bomber | Chopper | Crabmeat | Newtron | Caterkiller | Bat Brain | Roller | Spikes | Burrobot | Jaws | Orbinaut ( Unidasu, Uni Uni) | Bomb | Ball Hog
Zones Green Hill Zone | Marble Zone | Spring Yard Zone | Labyrinth Zone | Star Light Zone | Scrap Brain Zone | Final Zone | Special Stages
Egg Mobile-H | Marble Zone boss | Spring Yard Zone boss | Labyrinth Zone boss | Star Light Zone boss | Final Zone
Spin Jump | Spin Attack | Spin Dash* | Insta-Shield* | Propeller Flying* | Glide* | Climb*
Ring | Monitor ( Super Ring, Shield, Power Sneakers, Invincibility, Extra Life, S*, Flame Shield*, Aqua Shield*, Thunder Shield*) | Continue | Spring | Star Post | Bumper | Switch | Air Bubbles | Bonus Point | Signpost | Giant Ring | Capsule | Jump Stand | Up and Down | Reverse | Goal
Blue Sphere | Bomb | Chaos Emerald | Crusher | Fan | Fire Statue | Fireball Cannon | Giant spear | Debug Mode | Electric Generator | Flywheel | High-speed elevator | Conveyor Belt | Color Block | Madonna | Movable box | Rotating platform | Original Soundtrack | Promotional Comic | Shuttle loop | Sonic the Hedgehog Band ( Max, Mach, Sharps, Vector) | Seesaw | South Island | Spiked Ball | Spikes | Splats | Story Comic | Totem Pole | Winding Tunnel
*Exclusive to the
2013 re-release of . Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit)
Sonic | Dr. Robotnik | Animals ( Flicky, Pocky, Pecky, Cucky, Ricky, Picky, Rocky)
Badniks Moto Bug | Buzz Bomber | Chopper | Crabmeat | Newtron | Caterkiller | Spikes | Burrobot | Jaws | Orbinaut ( Unidasu, Uni Uni) | Bomb | Ball Hog
Zones Green Hill Zone | Bridge Zone | Jungle Zone | Labyrinth Zone | Scrap Brain Zone | Sky Base Zone | Special Stages
Spin Attack | Spin Jump
Ring | Monitor ( Super Ring, Shield, Power Sneakers, Invincibility, Extra Life, Continue, Arrow Monitor) | Spring | Bumper | Switch | Air Bubbles | Signpost | Capsule
Bomb | Chaos Emerald | Conveyor Belt | Crusher | Electric Generator | Fire Statue | Flipper | Giant spear | Seesaw | South Island | Spiked Ball | Spikes | Teleporter | Totem pole
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
Main article | Gallery | Staff | Chapters ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10)
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Amy | Tails | Rouge | Big | Knuckles | Cream | Eggman | Shadow | Omega | Shade
Dexter | G.U.N. ( Commander) | Nocturnus Clan ( Imperator Ix ( Super State), Nestor, Gizoid, Emerl, Scylla, Charyb) | Knuckles Clan | Egg Bot | Swat Bot | Kron ( Foreman Krag) | Zoah ( Syrax, Raxos, Gentleman, Haniman) | N'rrgal ( N'rrgal Queen) | Voxai ( Thebes, Thelxe, Overmind) | Twilight Cage Pirates | Precursors | Chao | Argus | Vector | Doctor Madden | Sal | Croesus
Barbo | Cheezlet | Choo | Churdle | Ghise | Griff | Jirna | Knickt | Koolet | Korus | Oolean | Perty | Pyraz | Rugle | Seeri | Seggo | Stebsly | Stiglin | Velk | Zimba
Belgog | Bepke | Blayze | Bobo | Dusty | Fess | Gibber | Hayda | Joy | Kayla | Keroyo | Luunan | Oldarg | Radu | Zousar
Cheese | Choopaloo | Ferox | Ovus | Spartoi | Viral Chao
Green Hill Zone | Central City | Blue Ridge Zone | Mystic Ruins | Angel Island | Metropolis | Metropolis Ground Zero | Kron Colony | Twilight Cage | Zoah Colony | N'rrgal Colony | Voxai Colony Alpha | Voxai Colony Beta | Nocturne
Adrenaline Rush | Atomic Strike | Axe Kick | Battering Ram | Beam Cannon | Blade Drop | Blade Rush | Blazing Tornado | Blow Kiss | Blue Bomber | Bombardment | Chaos Blast | Chaos Rift | Chaos Spear | Cloak | Crusher | Cure | Demoralize | Distract | Echidna Rush | Fastball | Feather Barrage | Feel No Pain | Flamethrower | Flash Bang | Flower Power | Focus Field | Froggy Poison | Froggy Rain | Hail Storm | Hard Line | Heal | Jewel Storm | Knuckles Express | Knuckles Sandwich | Low Blow | Lure Whip | Machine Gunner | Medi Bot | Metal Storm | Overload | Plunder | Psi-Confuse | Psi-Dazzle | Psi-Slow | Psychic Wave | Quake Punch | Refresh | Revive | Revolver Slam | Rising Knuckle | Sabotage | Scan | Shield Bot | Shriek | Spin Cycle | Super Sonic | Tail Swipe | Tantrum | Tarot Draw | Taunt | Temporal Field | Tinker | Tornado Kick | Tough | Triple Tornado | Uppercut | Whirlwind | Wrecking Ball
Cursed | Distracted | Empowered | Focused | Fortified | Hyper | Lucky | Poisoned | Sluggish | Stunned | Vulnerable | Weakened
Alloy Boots | Alloy Slippers | Angel Amulet | Blunt Claws | Boxing Gloves | Chao Print Dress | Cloth Gloves | Cursed Claws | Cursed Gloves | Dura-Hydraulics | Earth Ring | Economizer | Golden Gloves | Grapple Claws | Gritty Gloves | Ice Ring | Immunity Idol | Iron Claws | Iron Hydraulics | Kron Hammer | Light Boots | Light Sneakers | Lightening Ring | Lucky Gloves | Master Hydraulics | Mirror Gloves | Nimble Slippers | Nocturne Blade | Oily Hydraulics | Polymer Gloves | Power Gloves | Pretty Dress | Refresher | Replenisher | Rubber Gloves | Rusty Hydraulics | Serrated Claws | Shielded Sneakers | Sparkly Gloves | Speedy Sneakers | Spiked Slippers | Spiked Sneakers | Spiny Claws | Spooky Charm | Steel Toe Boots | Stiff Sneakers | Swift Boots | Titanium Claws | Tough Slippers | Voxai Teleporter | Water Ring | Wind Ring | Work Boots | Work Gloves | Zoah Shield
Antidote | Bug Spray | Clover Juice | Crazy Beans | Cure All Spray | Health Leaf | Health Root | Health Seed | Immunity Booster | Iron Tonic | Med Emitter | POW Candy | POW Drink | POW Gum | Prune Juice | Psychic Water | Revival Ring | Refresher Wave | Ring of Life | Rock Salt | Speed Bar
Beam Cannon | Chaos Emerald 1 | Chaos Emerald 2 | Chaos Emerald 3 | Chaos Emerald 4 | Chaos Emerald 5 | Chaos Emerald 6 | Chaos Emerald 7 | Communicator | Eggman Detector | Eggman Device | GUN Official | Little Boy | Nocturnus Tech | Pattern Generator | Precursor Tablet | Prized Stapler | Timothy | Weapon Part
Assault Drone | Assault Drone Mk. II | Bomb Pawn | Colossal Worm | Dominated Voxai Citizen | Dragodon | Egg Bot | Enraged Armadillo | Giant Millipede | Giant Scorpion | Gizoid | Gizoid Centurions | Gizoid Guardian | Gizoid Mk. II | Guardian Pawn | Guardian Pawn Mk. II | Gun Pawn | Gun Pawn Mk. II | Kron Warrior | Laser Drone | Laser Drone Mk. II | Leucosia | Ligaia | Marauder Scout | Marauder Vet Scout | Nocturne Decurion | Nocturne Equites | Nocturne Hastatus | Nocturne High Praetorian | Nocturne Praetorian | Nocturne Princeps | Nocturne Triarius | Nocturnus Velite | Nrrgal Drone | Nrrgal Warrior | Power Pylon | Queen Wasp | Raptor Hawk | Riadne | Robodillo | Seeker Drone | Sentry Drone | Sentry Mk. II | Shield Pawn | Shield Pawn Mk. II | Swat Bot | Swatbot Mk. II | Voxai Conspirators | Wasp Swarm | Wild Boar | Zoah Brute
Argus Event | Armor Piercing | Blast | Blue Cyclone | Chao Egg | Combat statistics | Dimensional Buffer | Experience Point | Full Auto | Great Emeralds | Health Gauge | Item Theft | Leech | Roboticization | Shuttle loop | South Island | Teleporter | Tornado | Twilight Conference | Warp Belt | West Side Island
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie