Sonic 2 hi-res image brings the second game’s final boss battle to life

High-res images from the great Sonic the Hedgehog 2 game spot show the massive robot Death Egg, who was the final boss of the second Sonic video game.

Paramount Pictures has released a number of high resolution stills from sonic the hedgehog 2The new big game TV spot, featuring – among other things – Doctor Robotnik’s (Jim Carrey) robot death egg.

First and foremost, though, Paramount shared an image of Sonic the Hedgehog (Ben Schwartz) literally coming face-to-face with his new rival, Knuckles the Echidna (Idris Elba). The second image, meanwhile, shows Sonic riding the red biplane piloted by Miles “Tails” Prower (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) as the Death Egg Robot appears in the background. The third shows a visibly agitated Sonic preparing for battle, while the fourth sees Knuckles on a makeshift snowboard as fire engulfs the air behind him.

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Piloted by the villainous Doctor Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik, the Death Egg Robot first appeared as the final boss in the 1992 Sega Genesis video game. sonic the hedgehog 2 (not to be confused with the upcoming film of the same name). The Death Egg Robot is the second of two bosses the player (as Sonic) must fight in the Death Egg Zone stage, the first being Mecha Sonic.

This last segment is exceptionally difficult in the original version of the game, as the player must defeat both bosses without receiving a single ring, which means taking a single hit will result in the loss of a life – or a “game over” if the player has no lives to spare. That said, some reissues of Sonic 2 have updated the Death Egg Zone to give players a few rings between the two boss fights.

After its first appearance in 1992 Sonic 2an upgraded version of the original Death Egg Robot was featured as the final boss of the 2010s Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I. A completely redesigned Death Egg Robot later appeared as the final boss of 2017 Sonic forces.

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The sequel to the hit 2020 film adaptation of sonic the hedgehogParamount Sonic 2 slated for release on Friday, April 8. James Marsden reprises his role as Tom Wachowski, with Carrey reprising his role as Doctor Robotnik. Schwartz and O’Shaughnessey reprise their voice roles as Sonic and Tails, respectively.

The film’s voice cast has a newcomer in the form of Elba, who voices Knuckles. Meanwhile, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Lee Majdoub, Tom Butler and Elfina Luk reprise their live action roles as Maddie Wachowski, Wade Whipple, Rachel, Agent Stone, Commander Walters and the Secretary of Homeland Security, respectively. Additionally, newcomer Shemar Moore has been cast in an undisclosed role.

Sonic 2 is obviously inspired by the history of video games from 1994 sonic the hedgehog 3 and Sonic and Knuckles, with Dr. Robotnik manipulating Knuckles into believing that Sonic is his enemy. The live-action sequel follows Sonic and Tails as they attempt to retrieve the Master Emerald before Robotnik can get their hands on it.

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sonic the hedgehog 2 hits theaters April 8.

Source: Paramount Pictures

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