Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Shadow in White Acropolis
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Snowy mountain area
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White Acropolis is an Action Stage in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). It is one of Eggman's many bases, constructed over a wide area in a snow-covered, mountainous region. The area is replete with watchtowers and searchlights. In addition, there are heavy snowstorms which lower visibility to a degree.
In the game's storyline, White Acropolis is the base where Eggman was keeping the Scepter of Darkness, and also conducting his experiments into time travel, replicating the work of the Solaris Project.
With Princess Elise in captivity, Sonic the Hedgehog has no choice but to brave the icy mountains outside Soleanna and somehow inﬁltrate Dr. Eggman’s frozen fortress. Hundreds of robot guards stand between Sonic and Elise, but with Tails at is side, Sonic is conﬁdent he can rescue her and get all three of them out alive. Dr. Eggman has other plans, of course, and commands his mech battalion to secure every station between the outer perimeter and the inner sanctum. Sonic must use his extreme snowboard skills, coupled with Tails’s talent for ﬂight, to overcome the robot horde and snatch Elise out from under Dr. Eggman’s rather size able nose.
This is one of only two levels in which Sonic can snowboard, the other level being Crisis City. Sonic cruises down the frigid slopes of White Acropolis, dodging fire from enemies all the way down. Sonic cannot actually attack any enemies while in this mode, but can still pick up Item Boxes and Rings. Jumps executed off of certain ramps can grant the player bonuses or shortcuts.
Towards the end of the level Sonic is faced with a steep slope down, but with a large snowball tumbling down behind him. The camera changes angle to show it behind Sonic, which seems to get closer every time he turns a corner. After outrunning this gigantic snowball, Sonic must make one last leap off a ramp to reach the gates of the base.
The rest of the level is full of guard towers, searchlights and laser fences. Often a switch has to be located to lower a barrier to proceed, which might be hidden on a high ledge or under ice. If Sonic lets a searchlight spot him, robots will appear all around him, although this can be done deliberately if the player wishes to score points by defeating them. Points can also be obtained by climbing up the towers and breaking the lights.
One switch is unreachable by Sonic and play changes to Tails until it is found and activated.
Dr. Eggman uses the snowy wasteland of White Acropolis to hide one of his many bases. The base is heavily guarded by robots, including the terrible Egg Cerberus that attempted to stomp out Sonic when he challenged Dr. Eggman just outside the Dusty Desert. Shadow must somehow inﬁltrate the base and rescue Rouge the Bat from Dr. Eggman’s minions. He must then rely on the clever spy to blow open the base and grant Shadow free reign to tear the place up with his all-wheel drive Buggy. Shadow is the only hedgehog who uses vehicles to complete his missions. This artificially created life form has no problem relying on machines rather than heart or mind to get a job done.
Shadow makes his way down the same slope that Sonic went down, but advances to the next part of the level through a door which was seen in Sonic's version of this stage, but was impassable, but can be entered by Shadow's wall glitch however even if the player go he cannot complete sonic's part of the stage.
In this level, you can play Rouge to find Shadow in the last section of the level. Rouge wonders why Shadow is even there, but he simply responds that it was a request from the President. With the help of the buggies that can be found in the level, Shadow must find and destroy five searchlight towers to reach the end of the level. Just breaking the lights on the top is not enough - the player actually has to use the missiles from the buggies. The stage is filled by Egg Keeper, Egg Rounder, Egg Commander, Egg Liner, Egg Gunner, Egg Stinger, Egg Flyer and Egg Guardian.
Silver the Hedgehog and his partner Blaze determine that Dr. Eggman is somehow involved in their grim destiny, so they chart course for White Acropolis. Dr. Eggman’s base is hidden high in a treacherous, frozen mountain range, so the pair must somehow ﬁnd safe passage through the perilous pass, while ﬁghting hordes of mechs. Dr. Eggman must have a steady supply of antifreeze, because his robots do not slow in their defense of their master’s headquarters despite the cold. While Blaze manages to break the outer perimeter of the base, it’s up to Silver to use his mental talents to destroy the remaining robot brigade and press on toward Eggman’s inner sanctum.
You'll initially use Blaze first in order to break through Eggman's forces on the hill. The player is chased by a giant snowball like the one in Sonic's episode, but Blaze is not as fast as Sonic was on his snowboard. The player needs to connect with as many dash panels as possible on the way down to stay ahead of it. Blaze enters the base in the same way as Sonic, but there is a dash panel on the end of the ledge set at an angle upwards that allows the player to clear the gap. As Silver, there are various piles of snow which Silver can use as weapons. Silver's stage is filled by Eggman's robots just like Shadow's version but with one exception is that there are Egg Searcher, Egg Sweeper and Egg Cannon in Silver's version.
The rest of the level sees both Silver and Blaze fight their way through Eggman's base in order to track down Sonic. They come across the Egg Genesis, defeat it, and gain a Chaos Emerald. Amy encounters Princess Elise and both escape to Castle Town.
Amy, determined to save Sonic more than the others, ventures here to find the Blue Emerald during the End of the World. Her stage has more Eyes of Solaris and Iblis minions.
Appearances in Other Media
In the Archie Comics's Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series and its spin-offs, White Acropolis is a location on Mobius. In Sonic the Hedgehog #246, after Thrash the Tasmanian Devil sealed the surviving Echidnas in an alternate dimension, Knuckles was furious and fought Thrash through various locations. White Acropolis Peaks was one of those locations, where Thrash cause an avalanche via his screaming power, but it did little to stop Knuckles, and he and Trash continued fighting after transporting themselves through a Warp Ring.
- In Sonic's level, this stage is infamous for a dialogue glitch involving Tails. When Sonic touches a certain switch, Tails will then say "There should be a switch somewhere.".
- If the player look closely to the sky in the section two of White Acropolis the moon will be within sight.