Sky Sanctuary Zone
|Sky Sanctuary Zone|
|Features in||Sonic & Knuckles|
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
|Location||Floating above the Angel Island|
|Preceded by||Hidden Palace Zone|
|Proceeded by||Death Egg Zone Sonic and Tails only|
None, last level for Knuckles
The Sky Sanctuary Zone is the sixth zone in Sonic & Knuckles and the twelfth in Sonic 3 & Knuckles. In Sonic and Tails' storylines Knuckles transports the pair to the Sky Sanctuary after he is betrayed by Dr. Robotnik who has stolen the Master Emerald. In Knuckles' storyline however he simply teleports himself to the Sky Sanctuary Zone.
The zone is a giant floating ruin in the skies nearby the Angel Island, but not located directly on the island itself, which can be seen in the background during Knuckles' fight with Mecha Sonic. The ruins frequently crumble under the player's feet, leading the danger of falling off the sanctuary entirely. Clouds can be bounced off of and teleporters transport the player even high into the sanctuary.
Depending on which character the player is playing as determines which versions of the boss is faced.