Sky Sanctuary

Sky Sanctuary Zone
Sonic & Knuckles

In a 16-bit era constrained by technological limitations, Sky Sanctuary manages to communicate the giddying excitement of approaching the end-game. The music is triumphant, the enemies more intimidating and sophisticated than the typical grunts you’ve come across before. The Death Egg which previously sat on the horizon is now within spitting distance, rising ominously out of a sea of clouds as swarms of robots zip out of it like robotic wasps. Angel Island, home to the entirety of Sonic 3 and most of Sonic & Knuckles, floats in the background, tilting gently from side to side. Continue reading