Top 10 Classic Sonic Zones


The Top Ten

1 Lava Reef Zone - Sonic and Knuckles

This should be top 1! Seriously, this game has awesome music for sure & great graphics! This is the best zone of the whole Sonic franchise ever!

Love the name, music and look of the level (particularly the segment in Act 2 before you fight the boss) I like how Act 1 is hot and lively whilst Act 2 is colder and majestic

Music is incredible, it’s a really well designed, fast stage with multiple paths, and the way the stage looks (in both acts) is just top-notch

2 Flying Battery Zone - Sonic and Knuckles

This zone is my favorite because it has lots of challenge, but also fun at the same time.

This is the one fun Sonic & Knuckles stage that wasn't remade... - mattstat716

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3 Chemical Plant Zone - Sonic 2

What is there to say about Chemical Pant? Music- Mega Man Standards. Speed- Incredible. So incredible that I normally fall through the floor. Boss- Although easy, it is challenging if you don't get the pattern down. Comparison to the rest of the game- GOD! (Except for Casino Night, but that didn't really compare. ) 5/5! The best level in a Genesis, game, the Sonic series and the best thing done by Sega altogether. No wonder it got remade for Sonic Generations.

My favorite zone of all time

4 Sandopolis Zone - Sonic and Knuckles

Hate if you want, but this was an epic level - eyeah

5 Scrap Brain Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog

Great challenge. You either go through it perfectly, or die several times trying

6 Ice Cap Zone - Sonic 3

So good and calm after the disaster that was carnival night

Carnival night had Super Sonic fun.

Ice cap has...


good music? - mattstat716

7 Mystic Cave Zone - Sonic 2

Creepy music, multiple paths, and a great boss level. Casino Night Zone is better in my opinion, but Mystic Cave is number two.

8 Hydrocity Zone - Sonic 3

One of the best designed water levels in all of gaming. It has all of the fast gameplay, while still having an underwater atmosphere. Act 2 especially is amazing.

-Best water level in any game, ever. It has a underwater gimmick but somehow manages to get the fastest thrills in the whole game.

9 Launch Base Zone - Sonic 3


10 Metropolis Zone - Sonic 2

This stage is underrated because of the Sonic Adventure series. Well, it should be in the top 5s.

The Contenders

11 Aquatic Ruin Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 2

This should be in the top 5s. I remember this zone, it will forever be one of my favorites.

12 Death Egg Zone - Sonic and Knuckles
13 Emerald Hill Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
14 Oil Ocean Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
15 Starlight Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 1
16 Tidal Plant Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble
17 Techno Tower - Knuckles' Chaotix
18 Marine Madness - Knuckles' Chaotix
19 Marble Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog
20 Yellow Desert Zone - Sonic Blast
21 Green Hill Zone - Sonic 1

This stage gets remade way too often. - mattstat716

22 Carnival Night Zone - Sonic 3 & Knuckles
23 Metallic Madness - Sonic the Hedgehog CD
24 Collision Chaos - Sonic the Hedgehog CD
25 Casino Night Zone - Sonic 2

The best level ever!

You can shoot your self out of a spring-loaded cannon, play slots, fight an interesting boss- and its be the best music ever! Ever!

26 Wing Fortress Zone - Sonic 2
27 Marble Garden Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Hard and a little frustrating but can be fun to explore and has a lot of traps.

28 Mirage Saloon - Sonic Mania
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