Mushroom Hill Zone Revealed For Sonic Generations 3DS

Courtesy of SEGA, we have 11 new screenshots of the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, which unveil the Sonic & Knuckles classic stage Mushroom Hill Zone for this edition of the game. Classic Sonic roams through the Spring time Act 1 as you remember it, while Modern Sonic dashes through the Fall time Act 2 with an added 3D rail grind section.

Check out the screenshots below:

Source: SEGA Press

What do you think of the new stage? Let us know in the comments section below.

102 Comments

  1. So a good level from Sonic 3 and Knuckles will appear in Sonic generations after all. 😀

    Interesting choice going with the Mushroom Zone level. 😀

      1. Wow, I just realized how bad my grammar was on this post. I apologize.
        I just got surgery and I have been doped up on Vicodin.

  2. I AM NOT CRYING….just something in my eye. So beautiful ;_;
    Nice to see some news on a 3DS level for a change :p And if memory serves right a certain Classic someone trolls you in that level. BRING ME CLASSIC KNUX >: o

    1. I’m not crying either…I’m just….sweating out of my eyes! (Congrats to anyone who gets this reference!)

      Anyway, Awesome! I actually just pre-ordered the 3DS version, so now I have both 360 and 3DS version pre-ordered….can’t wait!!

  3. YES!! YESS!! YESSSS!!!!!!!! GOD, THANK YOU SEGA! Glad to see the 3DS is getting variety stages! 1 Mushroom Zone, 1 Casino Zone, and 1 Green Hill Zone! THERE ARE NO WORDS ON HOW TO DESCRIBE HOW HAPPY I AM RIGHT NOW! ALL I CAN SAY, IS YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

    btw, im glad they picked Mushroom Hill, but i was expecting Ice Cap or Lava Reef, but whatever! 😀 😀 😀

  4. Btw, Shadzter, did this get your hopes a little higher, that they have Mushroom Hill Zone? Anyway, im still waiting to see if SEGA fixed up the flaws for this version 🙂

  5. Bittersweet feeling here.. This was the zone that I wanted to rip though as Modern Sonic on my 360. I really, really wanted this zone on the console version, but am very glad now that it’s in Generations in some form at least.

    Is it be weird that I feel like I should buy a 3DS solely for THIS level of this one game?

    1. Nope, not weird at all 🙂 Just make sure there are other stages that you wanted that are on the 3DS version, that way you have more of a purpose. 🙂

  6. I like the way it looks, like all the zones being made for both versions of the game, but if it still plays like Sonic 4 then there’s no way this would be enjoyable. That’s just me though.

  7. I have to be honest at first I didn’t want this to be the chosen level for Sonic 3 & K cuz I wanted Hyro City or Ice Cap but then I remembered that I loved the stage especially the boss fight. I wonder if this then makes the Big Arm boss battle as Casino Night’s boss or the it was decided that more levels would be included

    1. I think we’re still gonna see Icecap in some way. I don’t know. Maybe a bonus stage, like Casino Night for HD.

  8. Given that the only stage shared between the console and handheld version is Green Hill Zone, here’s hoping we’ll see a lot of fans favorite stages making it into the 3DS!

  9. I just hate how handheld screenshots never do what it looks like in your hands justice! I bet this looks amazing up close and personal!!

  10. Have they said that they’ll only do one zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 AND Sonic and Knuckles? If not, we could certainly see Ice Cap.

    For now, I’m very pleased with this news. Looks like they put a lot of care into making sure the graphics for the levels were pretty.

  11. WHY WASN’T THIS IN THE CONSOLE VERSION??????

    Goddammit Sega. You always find a way to screw things up. Without fail.

  12. I’m glad to see ALL the elements of Mushroom Hill return..=D

    Of course it still does’nt look as good as that 3D Mushroom Hill video but still..lookin’ good!

  13. Looks pretty great! I was hesitant about the 3DS version, but it definitely looks like it’ll also be pretty darn cool, and great fanservice at the VERY least…

    Also we don’t have all the details of the 3DS version leaked, so there’s that. 😛

  14. I still feel a bit underwhelmed when I see the graphics on this game. For a console that can crank out graphics like Resident Evil Revelations, Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D, Dead or Alive Dimensions, etc., I feel like this game is demonstrating a “DS+” level of visuals.

    Even though I was hoping for an Ice Cap Zone level, this is the game that will finally make me purchase a 3DS. When I saw headline for Mushroom Hill on the 3DS version, I literally said, “Sold!”

    Can’t wait to see more of the handheld version.

    1. The 3DS version probably was originially developed as a DS game before it was moved to the 3DS. While the PS3/360 version probably started its life as a Wii game during its development.

      In terms of pushing hard on graphics capability, all of those versions don’t do any justice to all of those systems. Though the 3DS version seems to have a much gentler art style, as it can be seen in its Mushroom Hill Zone. 3DS version = Dimps (Japan), PS3/360 version = Studio USA (USA)?

      Sonic Generations’ strength is its retro look and being sort of a remix ‘Sonic Gems Collection’ style game, but it’s not really the sort of ‘big’ Sonic game that people look for after Unleashed.

      So… What happened to Unleashed’s successor? Hopefully it’s only got delayed due to the March 11th earthquake and doesn’t share the same fate as Sonic X-treme (cancelled before its release) or Sonic Adventure and Sonic 06 (moved to a higher definition system. Wii U?).

  15. SHADZTER ! NEW PICS OF SEASIDE HILL, SPAGONIA, AND THE NEW ARTWORK FOR EGGMAN HAS BEEN RELEASED =O

    1. Aww, cmon on Nuzumaki90, give Shadzter a break. Let him have a break for a while, he deserves it. Remember h’s the only one who actively post up stuff, and he doesn’t get paid to do this, so please don’t bug him too much, I’m sure he’ll find out on his own 🙂

    2. Didnt see them yet. Going to see them NOW! BTW there is ONLY EGGMAN! There is no classic EGGMAN. At least on artwork.

    3. @Nuzamaki90: Thanks 🙂 , but I saw them in the SEGA Press Vault when I posted these up. I tried to get them up as soon as I posted these, but the pics in the vault are so big that they wouldn’t upload to our site, and it was too late at night by then for me to mess about trying to find a way to resize them. I’d have been up all night. I’m going to be busy all day now too, so I’m going to see if one of the others will post them up and the new Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games trailer that’s also in the press vault.

      @Ricardo: Thanks for the concern, but it’s ok 🙂

  16. the fall remaids me of that stage from sonic riavls 2 its the 2nd stage (forgot name)

    i need to get a 3ds 🙁

  17. I love mushroom hill it is absolutely my favourite zone of all , and believe when it comes to Sonic games [2D and 3D] it becomes hard to pick, but there has always been an exploration feel to this zone. I feel the 3DS version of this game is doing the zone justice, it looks very nice, and I am sure that on the 3DS’s screen it will look even nicer.

  18. Hey Sonic Stadium,
    Love your news site, have subscribed to it on RSS but I have one complaint. Would it be possible for you to at some point set up a gallery feature, just so we can view the picture full size on the same page with a next or previous button instead of clicking one, going back, and clicking on another. I know the site’s wordpress and there’s already dozens of free ones available.

    Not a big deal, just something that bugs me over time. In the mean time keep up the great reporting!

  19. Huh, well, the modern stage here certainly seems a lot less “empty” than the one I saw in videos of Green Hill. Hopefully I’m right about that!

  20. ….so this means no stages from Sonic 3 whatsoever in either version? 🙁

    Damn. I was really hoping that Hydrocity or Icecap would have managed to make it into the 3DS version, especially after we already have Sky Sanctuary in the HD one.

    1. Seems so haha. That and a 3ds console. I can’t afford to waste this money I need for college.. but it’s close enough to Christmas, I’ll prob get money restocked then 😉

  21. O.o we’ve all seen that fan video of 3D Mushroom Hill as a 2D Sidescroller, are you SERIOUSLY telling me that this is THAT?! <3

  22. I hope Water Palace from Sonic Rush will be in the 3DS Sonic Generations since will have stages from the GBA and DS Sonic games

    1. I think this stage has a HUGE chance of getting in. When the game was released, they spoke about the visual inspiration for this level (the Greek cities) and the idea even got reused in Unleashed. So I think this is a personal favorite stage for them and it has great chances of being in the game.

    1. Do you not think it sounds slightly messed up to mention your little sister and a “rape face” in the same comment?

  23. i love it! it is looking alot better then it did back in E3 i was going to get it for 3DS but this shows that I WILL GET IT

  24. Ah Mushroom Hill has alot of nostalgia value to me, seeing Sonic & Knuckles at stores when it first arrived and hearing the Mushroom Hill theme song in the air.

    Thank you SEGA!

  25. I squealed. ;w;
    That’s….really pretty.
    Well it’s a good thing I’m not getting a 3DS, ’cause otherwise I’d totally buy both games. Which would probably cost me $100.

  26. Am I the only one who thinks this looks bad?

    There is just something really off putting about the look of it.

    Kinda looks like Sonic 2006 art style to me.

  27. Considering that the 3DS is now cheaper, that’s great news for those that might be a little hesitant on getting the system. That said, looking at these screens already really makes me very happy that the 3DS version hopefully isn’t going to be like Sonic Colors was on the DS and be rather samey, gimped and with less content.

  28. Okay SEGA so what the hell… Is this based on the handheld levels of the games or not? Just say it already.

    Or perhaps your all too lazy to put the details of these stages into the console versions so you want to shrug off the work by making less impressive versions on the 3DS.

    Angel Island Zone for 360 and PS3 please.

    1. Angel Island Zone won’t be on the 360/PS3 version, they’ll use Sky Sanctuary instead
      Also they’re not being lazy, if they wanna keep Generations 3DS a surprise, then let us be surprised when we get the game and they never said it’s handheld only levels, they already showed Green Hill Zone and now Mushroom Hill Zone, they don’t need to give away all the game details 3 months before release

    2. are you retarded? the classic era is from…oh gee i don’t know THE GENESIS GAMES? the MODERN era is the one that has the portable levels.

  29. I’m sure you know by now, but SEGA posted a new Mario and Sonic trailer to their Facebook. Seems to be the full intro this time.

    1. Thanks, but yes, we’re aware. I saw it in their Press Vault when I posted these screens, but I haven’t had time to post it. Will hopefully have it up soon.

  30. As much as I’m looking forward to the console version, a part of me has a feeling I’m going to enjoy the 3DS version more.
    D-Pads and Sonic + Mushroom Hills Zone = Happiness overload.

  31. A new video appeared on youtube

    Some guy fan at Gamescom is playing the Classic Spring level but sadl yhe only got halfway through >:|

  32. Sorry guys, but if you take a look at the WHOLE video for Mushroom Hill Zone, you’ll see that its almost an exact copy of the original one.

    Dimps, why are you so lazy?

    1. Agreed. Sadly, Iizuka kinda double-confirmed this saying all classic stages will be the SAME as the originals for that “Nostalgia” feeling..bummer. And wish I could hear the music.

    2. What would you want, a copy and paste level that could easily be replaced by DLC or fixed uncurling. Dimps are lazy but at least they fixed one of the biggest things that Sonics fans cry about.

  33. I just realized that the boss fight for Mushroom Hill has great potential to utilize the 3D effects of the 3DS 😀

  34. Sega must’ve done this after seeing that awesome 3D Mushroom Hill Zone done by that fan a while back.

  35. Lol. I would love to see astroid coaster,Sweet mountain or terminal velocity in the game at least. Lol now i’ve been wondering about Sega’s ideas like have you noticed how both games have different levels but the same game titles. Like sonic 3 casino park,mushroom-hill and Sky sanctuary and casino park. Both games are both kind of similar and lets hope Crisis City fixes Sonic 06’s record straight for that stage.

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