Sonic falls to the ground and is saved by Tails in the Tornado.
The game was a critical and commercial success, selling over six million copies, making it the second-best-selling Genesis game behind the original Sonic the Hedgehog.
It has since been released on several compilations and downloads for various platforms, which were also generally positively received.
Once there, he battles a robotic imposter before taking on Robotnik, who is piloting a giant mech.
Sonic manages to defeat the robot and it explodes, damaging the Death Egg and knocking it out of orbit.
Ivo Robotnik from stealing the Chaos Emeralds to power his space station, the Death Egg.