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Metropolis Zone is the eighth Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Unlike the previous seven Zones, Metropolis Zone contains three full Acts, considered much larger in size compared to the acts of the previous seven Zones.
Apparently a metropolis in name only at this point, the level sees Sonic and Tails make their way through a bustling industrial plant. Meter-wide screws and bolts tower up into the caves of turquoise steel, crushers eternally press into the ground in triumph, mid-air floating conveyor belts and vast mesh-work dynamos thrash out hundreds of revolutions a minute. Along the walls, steam-pipes coil like brassy pythons and giant cogs slowly grind out immense manufacturing processes above lakes of molten metal.
But perhaps the most dangerous aspect of Metropolis Zone comes in the form of the Badniks, for the doctor's city sports probably the most brutal robots of the entire game. Viridian mantis-bots hurl their razor-sharp scythe arms with a boomeranging action, an attack which proves surprisingly difficult for Sonic to dodge and self-destructing starfish drones that are placed with infuriating precision, such that they invariably manage to knock the hedgehog off the giant screw-lifts used to move up the level. There are also crab-like robots that can stop Sonic in his track by punching him with their giant claw at a fast rate.
- The area can be found in the Chemical Plant Zone.
- The Metropolis Zone appears in the Sonic Dimensions as Metropolis Zone Mayhem section.