Lava Reef Zone
Tails and Knuckles on Lava Reef Zone





Lava Reef Zone is the fourth zone of Sonic & Knuckles and the tenth zone of Sonic 3 & Knuckles. It's the longest zone of any Sonic the Hedgehog game for the Genesis. It takes place in a network of mines and the volcano where the Death Egg crashed into at the start of the game.

In M.U.G.E.N, Lava Reef Zone has been made by MGSSJ2.

MGSSJ2's version

Lava Reef Act 3
'Lava Reef Zone Act 1' from Sonic & Knuckles





Super Jump




MGSSJ2's version uses sprites ripped from the boss area of Lava Reef Zone Act 2 from Sonic and Knuckles, specifically the section where the fight against Dr. Eggman in his Hot Mobile takes place. The match starts with the Death Egg in the background reactivating its laser eyes and transforming the colour of the scenery from purple and green to red and orange, though it should be noted that this will happen again at the start of every subsequent round. The lava flow that appears underneath the stage is horizontally affixed to the camera, so while it will move out of sight when the camera scrolls vertically, it will stay bound to the same position if the camera scrolls horizontally. The stage has the curious distinction of being taller than it is wide, though that isn't to say that the stage is not very wide, as it's width falls somewhere in the region of above average; instead, the stage is remarkably tall and more than capable of being home to high-altitude battle between flying characters, something which is helped by the stage's camera always trying to keep an opponent in its viewpoint.


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