Hidden Palace Zone

Hidden Palace Zone
Features inSonic & Knuckles
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Level TypeUnderground/Cave
LocationAngel Island
Preceded byLava Reef Zone
Proceeded bySky Sanctuary Zone

Hidden Palace is a short zone appearing in Sonic & Knuckles and is where Knuckles keeps the Master Emerald. In the beta versions of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 a level called Hidden Palace also appeared, but was not present in the final version of the game. The two levels are not related beyond their name.


[edit] Sonic 3 & Knuckles

The Hidden Palace is the sixth zone in Sonic & Knuckles and the eleventh zone in Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

[edit] Sonic's Path

Here, Sonic meets Knuckles, who challenges him to a fist fight. Upon beating Knuckles it is revealed he was tricked by Dr. Eggman as Eggman scoots off with the Master Emerald firmly in his grasp. Knuckles attempts to fight Eggman but ends up electrocuted by Eggman's machine. Tired and beaten, Knuckles, realising he has been betrayed, leads Sonic to the Sky Sanctuary Zone, where Sonic eventually goes to defeat Eggman on the Death Egg. Note in the background of the Knuckles battle how there is a mural, depicting The Doomsday Zone at the end of Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

[edit] Boss

[edit] Knuckles' Path

The Hidden Palace for Knuckles serves solely as a filler level for him, as he passes through to grab the portal up to Sky Sanctuary Zone. It is here where Knuckles' game ends as he faces off a brutal Mecha Sonic.

[edit] Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Hidden Palace Zone in the Sonic 2 Beta
In the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 beta Hidden Palace Zone was level intended to have been included in the final game, but was cut before the game was finished. The level features deleted enemies and a supposed Master Emerald, which was actually a breakable object.

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Last edited by LanDi Sama on 19 July 2012 at 06:20
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