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

Beautiful music and awesome stage design, whats not to like about it?

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

Okay, well... one of the 10 others... - mattstat716

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

I remember falling out of the flying battery when I was young, and once I saw this zone I thought it was the best thing ever (lol). From jumping wall to wall, to scaring off ghosts, to beating the amazing boss, all of it it was just great. This will forever be one of my favorites.

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

The best final zone ever. You get FAIR CHALLENGE (*cough cough* Metropolis) and it's just a vey good zone overall. Even when you get hit, you often get a second chance, unless it's a big blunder, which it punishes you for. Why wasn't this remade for Mania instead of Metallic Madness?

Overrated, Sorry, can't stand the zone!

Why does everyone like this zone!?

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.

This was my favorite zone as a kid. The maze and the challenge of staying on the high ground always made it interesting.

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.

Funky beats, and I hardly ever drown.

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 Emerald Hill Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
12 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.

13 Metallic Madness - Sonic the Hedgehog CD

The music is perfect for each time period of this zone, for both soundtracks! Also, it's the only challenging zone of the game, as well as being fair. People hate this zone because Act 2 has a few puzzles in it, but they're not that hard!

14 Death Egg Zone - Sonic and Knuckles
15 Starlight Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 1
16 Green Hill Zone - Sonic 1

This stage gets remade way too often. - mattstat716

17 Oil Ocean Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
18 Tidal Plant Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble
19 Techno Tower - Knuckles' Chaotix
20 Marine Madness - Knuckles' Chaotix
21 Marble Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog
22 Yellow Desert Zone - Sonic Blast
23 Carnival Night Zone - Sonic 3 & Knuckles
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
29 Starburst Speedway - Sonic CD

Supra fast!

30 Stardust Speedway - Sonic CD

Supa fast!

31 Hill Top - Sonic 2


32 Quartz Quadrant - Sonic CD

The music (JPN soundtrack) fits perfectly, and the good future (also JPN soundtrack) is amazing!

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