Launch Base Zone
|Launc Base Zone|
|Features in||Sonic the Hedgehog 3|
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
|Preceded by||Ice Cap Zone|
|Proceeded by||None, final zone in Sonic 3|
Mushroom Hill Zone in S3&K
The Launch Base Zone is the sixth zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles and is also the last zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Sonic, Tails and Knuckles all arrive in the zone after travelling through a snow-filled tunnel from the Ice Cap Zone.Dr. Robotnik is repairing and attempting to re-launch the Death Egg satellite, which can be seen in the background of the zone. The zone is heavily guarded, with alarm sensors calling badniks when they are activated. Some areas of act 2 are also flooded as the player approaches the Death Egg launch site with long pipes, some of which that can be travelled through, transporting the water around the zone. When playing as Knuckles, act 2 starts much lower down in the Launch Base. At the end of the zone, Dr. Robotnik finally relaunches the Death Egg.