Top 10 Hardest Sonic Bosses


The Top Ten

1 Death Egg - Sonic the Hedgehog 2

With zero rings and two bosses, these two fights are ridiculous if you don't have enough lives or continues to learn how to fight them properly. Once you know what to do they aren't bad at all, but if you're out of lives after the previous zones, you'll be SOL.

To this day, despite finding every other Sonic game I play easy now, because of practice, this boss (which is fittingly, the final boss of this game) is still very hard! If you make one mistake, you die and have to start this zone over again because there are no rings in this entire zone.

I always lost life here, But I had the change to beat him, But, Do you know HOW HARD is to beat him with Knuckles?

After I found a strategy, with one life left (and one continue) I was able to finally complete this.

You have to get into a pattern of jump-attacks on the last one. - ICader

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2 The Biolizard - Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

At the first time I did this boss I owned him, literally, but in the second time and so on I got beaten so hard due to his final attack and the water current, you fall in it, you're dead.

If there was a death battle between death egg and biolizard biolizard would crush death egg he's actually harder than the final boss when I fought him I I died so many times I wanted to break my controller

This boss battle is so hard! But luckily it only took me 2 days to beat him. So I'm pretty damn lucky that I finally killed him. But then there is final hazard. He's less difficult then him and only took me 3 or 4 tries to beat him. - SanicHeghog123

On last phase that is hard because you can't get your rings back

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3 Big Arm - Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Big Arm, Is obviously needing to be 4, As it's one of the Eggman's Powerful machines. Seriously. How can he knock you out from Super Sonic?

This one wasn't actually so hard for me. In fact, I think it's the easiest, probably because Super Sonic doesn't last me all the way to the boss most times. But there is no variety on his pattern of attacks, and if you practice and know where to jump, it's a piece of cake. - ICader

This boss was crazy hard the first time because I had no idea when to hit him, so I had to retry this boss at least five times to memorize his attacks. But in the 3DS version of Sonic Generations, since it was the fist boss in the game, it made Big Arms seem like a joke. The music is also epic.

You might even run out of time, because there are 2 other bosses before this.

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4 Doomsday Zone - Sonic 3 & Knuckles

This boss is so hard... this was the first Super Sonic boss battle in the franchise. You're constantly slamming into asteroids that can slow you down, and if you don't collect any rings, you're screwed. You then fight Eggman, and you have to lure his missiles that he shoots back to the headpiece. And when you destroy it, you think it's over, but NOPE! He flies away with the Master Emerald, and you have to literally slam into his mech, and pray to God you don't lose all your rings. It doesn't help that he launches bombs at you. Also, NO CHECKPOINTS! You screw up, you start over.

THAT'S hard.

Epic. But, with practice and entire focus on the game and not your 9 year old brother jumping up and down screaming all the time because you finally got another EPIC boss, you'll find it not as hard to do, as, say Sonic 2 Death Egg Zone. - ICader

I just played through Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Doomsday Zone is horrifying because there is no way to gimme it like you can with super sonic, and so much of it is praying that you won't get hit by the red missiles 4 times in a row at the end. It is literally pain. At least other bosses are more skill and less RNG and hope and be hyper aggressive and hope you win. This boss is just madness.

Hated this zone

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5 Perfect Dark Gaia - Sonic Unleashed Perfect Dark Gaia - Sonic Unleashed

Perfect Dark Gaia is harder than rock. It took me only 2 days but over 500 attempts. It actually took 624 attempts in total. Also, If you run out of lives, You need to go back and The Egg Dragoon and Dark Gaia. In my hard levels, 10000. - CN121

Why the hell is the final hazers even in the top ten? He's too damn easy for a final boss but he was fun. Dark Gia on the other hand is really hard and should at least be in the top 5

I am actually trying to beat that level now and it is hard! I keep running out of lives.

I cannot beat him!

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6 The Finalhazard - Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

Wait, this is too easy to me. - noo7na7

This should be on sonics easiest boss fights list! Sorry to burst your bubble guys!

It's there FOR NO DAMN REASON! It's basically the Biolizard transformed into a hideous monster that somehow managed to get the Space Colony ARK stuck on his damn back! Oh and I do not own SA2: Battle so I haven't had much experience with it,but damn the music in this final boss fight is one of my favorite songs in the Sonic universe. Heck,at one point it was actually my favorite Sonic song EVER, but got replaced by that Time Eater's final boss music and His World from Sonic 06! Damn His World is epic. It also got replaced by Silver's music from Generations, Sonic Boom from CD, Stardust Speedway Bad Future JP, also from CD, and Open Your Heart from Adventure! So yeah IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE THERE!

tooo easy

7 Sir Lancelot Returns - Sonic and the Black Knight

Oh my God I do NOT remember how I beat this. All I remember is that it took me over two years of the the game to actually complete that level

Its really harder than all bosses never expected that shadow have this much power

Screw sir lancelot and his stupid cheep dumb bosses

I was a dumb kid when I had this game. I couln't beat the 2nd level. I'm sure it was really easy

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8 Egg Emperor - Sonic Heroes

I think this still deserves to be higher on the list. I mean, It's been 3 years since I got this game and I still can't beat him! No matter how hard you try, he just likes to push you off the edge or simply DESTROY YOU.

This should likely be higher on the list. The Egg Emperor constantly slashes at you, and many people suffer a drastic loss of rings.

I HATE HIM. Everything is annoying about him. Enough said.

U can destroy it with fly characters
And it shouldn't be in the top 10

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9 Metal Madness/Overload - Sonic Heroes

Sonic bosses aren't usually hard by any means most of the time,let's face it.That however doesn't mean there aren't difficult ones.Big arm,death egg,time eater,so on and so forth.But this boss takes the cake.The first part is easy,team rose has always been the stupidly easy part of the game.Part 2 happens,now it gets hard with the weakness changing from yellow and blue to red and blue.And the speed power is,just awful in this first phase of this fight.And let's not forget those wonderful attacks this thing carries,like fire,crystals that will make you lose if you all get caught,spikes,and a few others.Then team dark happens.They have it the hardest in my opinion.The deadly attacks happen more often,he has more hp,and his immunity will change to speed,to power,to flight.And once he disables flight,it's a rough ride.
Then the final phase happens and there are a bunch of times where I either got trapped in crystals,or ran out of rings.
Most of the attacks of his only help you,like ...more

Don't blame you at all. Madness can fire missiles, throw fire, you can only attack once at a time and can seal you in crystal! Overlord can blast you with crystal, throw egg fleet ships, fire missiles seal you like maddens even though you're super, can only be hurt by team blast and perform chaos control

Chuck norris cried for his mama when he saw this boss

10 Perfect Chaos - Sonic Adventure

I don't know about you guys but this boss is extremely easy for me! It took me, I don't know a minute or 2 to beat this guy? It's pretty fun though! - SanicHeghog123

I Died 20 Times The First Time I Played. Now I Am Very Good At Beating Him

He's pretty challenging when you first play against him but he shouldn't be on this list

Oh my god, this thing is a pain! The first phrase is okay, but as soon as It regains It's health and throws It's spheres the ragequit starts. I never could beat It! - SapphireQuetzal

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The Contenders

11 Team Dark - Sonic Heroes

In Frog forest as team sonic I beat him once in 40 seconds and got an A or a B

You must be terrible at the game if you can't defeat team dark

Is it in Grand Metropolis of Frog Forest?

Yeah, the Team Chaotix one or the Team Sonic one.
I can understand the Team Sonic.
But the Team Chaotix one is just plain pathetic.

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12 Nega Wisp Armor - Sonic Colors Nega Wisp Armor - Sonic Colors

This is by far the best Sonic Boss EVER! I don't care how hard it is because anyone can master it if they learn the pattern it uses. This boss gets my vote for being the BEST BOSS of the BEST SONIC GAME out there!

My God, are you kidding? This is probably the easiest final boss fight of the whole series.

Too tough for me and his attacks need I say more


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13 Lx (2nd Time) - Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Every time you fight him but the Super Sonic fight.That was insulting.But anyway every other time is SUPER DUPER HARD!

Spam axe kick, beam canon & chaos spear (all level 3) for the win

14 X Zone - Sonic Advance

The boss is named egg x

15 Solaris - Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Solaris - Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

Both forms are a nightmare

The only Good Boss fight Of sonic 06

16 Metal Sonic - Sonic the Fighters Metal Sonic - Sonic the Fighters Metal Sonic is one of Eggman’s fastest and most powerful creations. Programed to be better than Sonic in any aspect possible, he can shoot electro balls, shoot electricity downward, do a boost, and make himself invincible. He fight’s Sonic each time he gets stronger, and when he gains enough power, more.

If you put it on hard mode he is so broken

One special attack on Hard mode = RIP everyone. Specials cover half the screen. It's almost impossible to win with someone that isn't a member of Team Hooligand or Sonic.

This boss right is SO MUCH of a Difficulty Spike, like I haven't beaten the game sense I got it back in 2012/2013/2014 because of this robot

Metal Sonic still is my favorite character though

17 Zavok - Sonic Lost World

Zavok is the HARDEST boss in the Game plus RIP sonic the hegehog 1991-2013. Killed By Zavoks dragon

This boss is the worst in the game more than the finale boss in the 3ds version. First it's 2d boss the only in the game beside master zik and his attcks like the attcks were he spins around his dragon for about 15 to 20 seconds whiles firing lasers. The only good way to do good damage to him is with the cyanl lazer.

18 Devil Doom - Shadow the Hedgehog

I've once was against the devil doom in shadow the hedgehog and he's is difficult

19 Hot Mobile - Sonic & Knuckles

How is this hard? They give you a Fire Shield every time and the worst thing about him is that he hits himself!

20 Alf Layla Wa Layla - Sonic and the Secret Rings

If you don't understand Shara he's impossible to beat.
I didn't know how to beat this scary boss in the beginning, so I looked it up

First time I beat him easily. Then it was almost like he was evolving to the way I play. Out of the 10 times I fought him I beat him twice


21 Egg Dragoon - Sonic Unleashed

Way to easy but if you don't have a good amount of life then well yea it'll be hard

In unleashed:I don't know I never played sonic unleashed,in generations:i think its easy

The one from sonic unleshed is fine but this one is really HARD

22 Silver the Hedgehog - Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Silver the Hedgehog - Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

The silver fights from sonic 06 are simple just stay away from him until he picks up tables and chairs and he says how about this after he picks up tables and chairs and says how about this you can hit him with a spinning or homing attack repeat this until he's defeated

It's no use! You just got trapped in a barrel! It's no use! Your dead now! - Silverbronwyn

Still an honorable mention even though I voted for Death Egg Robot.


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23 Final Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog

This boss Is easy

24 Admiral Jelly - Sonic Colors

I was never able to get to the bubbles in time!
The DS version was not very challenging.
But this and both of the final bosses were the ones that got me.

25 Egg Chamber - Sonic Triple Trouble

Why Sega, why?!? This monster is as hard as the Red Falcon's Brain, from Contra III

1-you have no rings and there's lasers on the celing and he goes at a ridicoulasly high speed

26 Erazor Djinn - Sonic and the Secret Rings

Why does it have to have hard levels and bosses

27 Metal Sonic - Sonic the Hedgehog CD Metal Sonic - Sonic the Hedgehog CD Metal Sonic is one of Eggman’s fastest and most powerful creations. Programed to be better than Sonic in any aspect possible, he can shoot electro balls, shoot electricity downward, do a boost, and make himself invincible. He fight’s Sonic each time he gets stronger, and when he gains enough power, more.

He is faster than you, if you are behind him he does a powerful electric attack, if you are in front, he does a dash attack, if your to slow robotic kills you

Bro this guy is so simple beat him first try all you have to do is let him pass you and then just start running and just try not to touch him as you are running

Definitely the most unfair boss, that's for sure!

I'm surprised that he can't already teleport.

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28 Iblis - Sonic 2006

He's just to hard to beat in shadow stroy I hate ibis very much

Come on iblis this time I'll finally stop u!

29 Dark Queen - Sonic and the Black Knight

First time I took me about 3 tries to lean her pattern. Then I just kicked her ass for fun.

Took me 3 times to beat her and I'm a sonic expert

30 Egg Golem - Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

A lot of fun! Especially played as sonic in hero mode.

There's a bug in my game and makes this boss hard for me
The bug:
When I press "jump", the character jumps twice (the 2nd jump happens too fast so that there's no homming attack)

31 Sky Canyon - Sonic Advance 2

This boss has a attack that kills you in one hit.

He's hardest as Sonic, and easiest as Cream? What is going on here?

The boss is named egg saucer

That hand will forever be the death of me.

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32 Chemical Plant Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The boss is named water eggman

LOL this is so easy. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. Moving on

I took me 3 times to beat this boss,just because of the platforms

33 Time Eater - Sonic Generations (3DS)

I've been stuck on this for ages! I use a 3DS and those stupid rings go so quickly!

It's the time eater fight in the PS3 and Xbox 360 version that is hard

Easy! lol

34 Tails vs Eggman 2nd time - Sonic Adventure 2

I hate this boss so much

It wasent that bad

35 Antlion - Sonic the Hedgehog 2

This game is for the Game Gear.

Why is there no rings.?

36 King Boom Boo - Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

Oh Christ! Who put this on the list? He's easy as pie!

37 Death Egg Mark 2 - Sonic 4 Episode 2
38 Egg Wyvern - Sonic The Hedgehog 2006

This boss made me rage when I was 6. First of all. I only know a little bit about this boss. I played the game before but I forgot how this boss goes. All I know that sometimes he can destroy the floor you are walking on. - SanicHeghog123

39 Labyrinth Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 1

It's impossible to defeat him, but all you have to do is go up. I'm not kidding.

The boss is named egg pursuit

40 Prefect Charyb - Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
41 Egg Chamber - Sonic 2 GG
42 Ghost Titan - Sonic Rush Adventure
43 Extra Zone - Sonic Rush

Its hard as Sonic. When you are blaze your attacks are so slow.

The boss is named egg salamander

44 Egg Robo - Sonic Lost World Wii U and 3ds

It's hard to hit him because of the horrible lock on system

45 Death Egg Robot (Knuckles) - Sonic 2


46 Time Eater - Sonic Generations

This fight is only hard for one reason.
You can never hit the guy and when you get close he jumps back like 50 feet.
You can't go that fast when boosting.
Your friends are more annoying than the boss itself.
And it's just cheap because the time eater can throw you off of the core
The only good thing about this fight is the music but I can't hear it because of your annoying friends and me throwing my controller across the room out of rage

I got S rank on easy mode and hard mode

I took me more than 6 tries to beat this boss

2 mins 7 secs...too good... when in HARD MODE!

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47 Sonic - Sonic the Fighters

He can copy your moves and can make defense shelids

48 Doctor Eggman - Sonic Pinball Party

No one ever heard of this boss, even though it is notoriously difficult, just how?

49 Egg Breaker (Mad Matrix) - Shadow the Hedgehog

The egg breaker in shadow the hedgehog there are 3 levels in which you're against the egg breaker Iron jungle (with Omega) Cryptic castle (with Amy) and finally mad matrix (with Espio) Eggamn can get quiet annoying at times because of his meme the more the merrier

50 Mephiles the Dark - Sonic 2006 Mephiles the Dark - Sonic 2006

This guy is more evil than ANY OTHER SONIC VILLIAN! Not only did he become a god he KILLED SONIC! Screw the Death Egg Robo this guy is the strongest VILLIAN EVER and is the ONLY person to ever KILL SONIC! I wish that SEGA would bring him back but leave 06 to burn!

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Death Egg - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
2. Lx (2nd Time) - Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
3. Doomsday Zone - Sonic 3 & Knuckles
1. Egg Chamber - Sonic Triple Trouble
2. Perfect Dark Gaia - Sonic Unleashed
3. The Biolizard - Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
1. Metal Madness/Overload - Sonic Heroes
2. Egg Emperor - Sonic Heroes
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