Top 10 Hardest Sonic Levels

The Top Ten

1 Eggmanland - Sonic Unleashed

This level deserve is title of hardest level in the sonic franchise for me, it combine EVERYTHING you gone through during the game,.

Ha! Rank A! But too hard. Try to jump down onto the platform instead of swinging on the pipes across the lava. - CN121

Only number 10... I've beaten all of the sonic games in a week but eggmanland took me a year. This should be number 1

This is, without a doubt, the most difficult thing I have ever played in a Sonic the Hedgehog game. The fact that this level took me an hour to complete speaks volumes for how hard it is.

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2 Cannon's Core - Sonic Adventure 2

I've played this level so much that I really don't have a problem beating it now. But it took me about 15 game overs to beat the first time. For a person who try's this level the first time, it's impossible. I know it was for me.

It took me 2 years to beat this level

I got SA2B when I was very small, I swore I could beat it before I became ten. I think I did it... But only a month before. That is all due to this 'mega level'. Still though, it was a good way to wrap up a good story and the ending was just awesome... Also did I mention the music? No? Oh, I'll sum it up quickly then... IT'S OVER 9000!

It took me a couple hours to beat it, it's not that hard but it's frustrating

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3 Scrap Brain Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog

Ah, yes. A level I can at least respect due to actual difficulty. No broken controls, no lag, just pure level design. Although I had a tougher time in the Cannon's Core and am yet to experience Eggmanland, I'll give props to this one for, well, everything. Plenty of enemies, platforms that don't know what or where they want to be, crushing platforms, electric balls, and everything that just tells you that Final Zone only deserves the best. And the underwater part is nearly impossible unless you know about one small secret.

It's true! Everything wants to kill you in this game! Even the first level is hard! First, you get your hopes up and then you DIE! I also finished the game without the Chaos Emeralds, and what did I get? A kick in my ass. - PANCAKEGuy

Where is metropolis zone and labyrinth zone is much Easter than labyrinth it only took me one try on labyrinth zone to get through it right now I'm still stuck on scrap brain zone act 2

That's really difficult, usually I doing it "somehow", without dying, but by getting a lot of hits to Act 3 and its harder version of Labyrinth, hardest part of the game, I think. Then its final boss, suprisingly mb easyest part of the game.

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4 Metropolis Zone - Sonic 2

This level is pretty difficult. I don't hate it as much as some other people do (wing fortress zone is my most hated and difficult level) but this one is still pretty bad, especially with that cruel twist of having 3 acts instead of 2. The enemies are the worst and there are evil traps EVERYWHERE like those corkscrew things, gears, lava, arrows sticking out of blocks, etc.

Worst level ever, This level has cheap enemy placements and annoying traps this is the only level That I struggled

REALLY cheap enemy placements and I would always get lost and have to start over again. At least the music is decent

God damn stars! Plus, we have to suffer this stage 3 times?

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5 The End of the World - Sonic the Hedgehog 2006

Why is this not number one it only took me a couple days to beat Cannons core but I never got to beat this stage also bad controls, hard to beat enemies, and lots and lots of glitches.

The reason it's so hard is due to 06's unfinished controls, physics, bad stage layout, glitches, and the small amount of lives given to you during the long trek to the end. It wanted to be like Canon's Core but in CC you felt accomplished because the game before it is at least fun! Here it just feels like getting to the end of a grocery line where everyone keeps cutting ahead of you for 8 hours!

This level was hard because of those potential things

6 Labyrinth Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog

This level is hard? You people kidding me! The water sections aren't that long, and most of them have tons of spots to refill your air bubbles! Sure, the boss is hard, but that's one part of the whole zone. Sure, you can drown, but there is a way to counter it. Take your time, don't rush last each air bubble refill spot until you get to a part with no air bubbles. If you stop at each and every air bubble dispenser, the zone actually becomes easier. The only part I found truly hard were the Badniks. The fish are fine, but the Screw Nose ones and the Spike Ball ones are a pain. The Screw Nose ones sometimes really well hidden, and the Spike Ball Badniks can only be killed via either invincibility frames, waiting for its slow attack to finish, or timing your jumps. Plus they're usually right in front of air bubbles.

I was stuck on this level longer than any other in any game as far as I can remember.

How can this level not be at least in the top five? Its so hard and frustrating!

Hardest level in any sonic

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7 Casino Park - Sonic Heroes

Casino Night Zone from the Mega Drive version of Sonic 2 is much better than Casino Park. Still, I like this hard stage.

This level is like TORTURE! It takes you forever to reach the goal ring.

I really don't know what is so wrong with this level I don't think its that hard

8 Death Egg/Doomsday Zone - Sonic and Knuckles

Very hard, luckily if you get a game over you can restart with 3 lives in sonic 3 and knuckles but not sonic and knuckles.

THE BOSSES ARE INSANE

I HATE ACT 2! IT IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE! - CN121

9 Lost Impact - Shadow the Hedgehog

Thought The Doom was hard? This level is 10 TIMES WORSE! The level is way more confusing and ridiculously big, and you have to kill ALL of the enemies to beat the Hero mission. I HATE THIS LEVEL.

10 Metallic Madness - Sonic CD

I had to look up how to beat this level's second act because it was so big and confusing.

Act 3 I still couldn't get pass to this day

The Contenders

11 Launch Base Zone - Sonic 3

I was only 6 years old when I played this. I remember being specifically frustrated by this level, so naturally when a 6 year old gets frustrated by something, she whines to her mother, "moom I can't beat this level! ". My mom couldn't beat it either! She did eventually and we continued, but I will never forget this level. I thought it was called Launch Pad for a while for some reason, but finding this jotted my memory. Wow. The underwater parts were impossible.

Whoever made the 3 bosses in a row (2 without tails and most likely 1 ring if you were playing without S&K), you are a monster. - mattstat716

12 Marble Zone - Sonic 3

Well, it is from Sonic 1, but I'll give it to you. After all, beating this level was a big breakthrough for me, even though there were more difficult levels ahead.

Second level syndrome- Marble zone and Chemical Plant zone in sonic 2

13 Final Chase - Sonic Adventure 2

I hate this level. Extremely tight grind switching that doesn't work with Sonic's air control, so many bottomless pits to kill Sonic, and to top it all off, when you have to homing attack onto a grail for extra speed, it's so easy to miss and fall into a bottomless pit!

This level is bull. With its randomly placed rails and speeders with a camera that cannot keep up with sonic this level is bound to kill you with you even doing anything wrong.

I had trouble getting to the final boss of the dark story

This is way harder than crazy gadget because it is just more trippy throughout. I plan on coming back to it.

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14 The Cauldron - Sonic and the Black Knight

I died a lot on this level because of the lava rings when trying to jump

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15 Dragons Lair - Sonic and the Black Knight

Like shrouded forest but more challenging missions

16 Carnival Night Act 2 - Sonic 3

When sonic 3 first came out, had no idea how to bring the block down at the end of the stage (internet wasn't around at that time to offer hints).

I can't even do it! - CN121

Oh this level...

17 Crazy Gadget - Sonic Adventure 2

This level took me 3 years to beat just because of that dreaded puzzle at the end

It took me one day to beat City Escape to Crazy Gadget so yeah it's a bit easy

18 Shrouded Forest - Sonic and the Black Knight

First mission in this level is not that hard but there are other ones I haven't done yet

19 Eternal Engine - Sonic Adventure 2

It is known for how long and boring it is

Like I said 1 day City Escape - Eggman Boss Fight (after Crazy Gadget)

20 Lost World - Sonic Adventure

Man, what a crazy A mission. I remember barely making 4:30 in time (had to use a giant shortcut to get to the end). The snake in the water room tested my patience, and the wall-walking room was the highlight of the whole place.

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3. Metallic Madness - Sonic CD
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