Deep in the Hill Top Zone of Planet Mobius there lurked a
most unpleasant individual. His name was Doctor Ivo Robotnik, builder of
Badniks, all-round bad guy and number one enemy of Sonic the superhero
"I am the nastiest nasty on the whole of this planet !"
The dodgy Doc had perfected a plan to get rid of Sonic -- or
so he thought !
Robotnik had secretly built an amazing 'invisibility'
machine. Anyone who entered the machine would be made instantly invisible !
"Not even that most superheroic of superheroes will be safe
now !" cackled Robotnik.
Switching on the machine, Robotnik quickly walked inside.
The whole machine shook. Lights flashed and jets of steam and multi-coloured
electrical sparks flew in all directions. WANG! CLANK! BUZZ! SPLONG! Strange
noises filled the air.
Suddenly everything went quiet. The jets of steam
disappeared. The egg-shaped one walked out of the other side of the
invisibility machine. The visible Robotnik had become -- the invisible
"Eggs-cellent !" crowed Robotnik. "Now you see me...
now you don't !"
Later that day some of Sonic's animal friends saw a strange
flying vehicle heading towards them.
"That belongs to that rotten rat, Robotnik !" said one
nervously. "Don't worry," said a second, "think of how Sonic would handle
this. He would be brave !"
But when the machine came closer, Sonic's friends were
shocked to see that it was completely empty. The animals, now very
frightened, ran away as fast as their legs could carry them.
Robotnik, piloting the craft, was gleeful. "I really am
invisible," he chortled. "Now for that so-called superhero, Sonic."
Sonic the Hedgehog was racing through the Hill Top Zone at
supersonic speed, easily gathering the golden rings that supplied him with
much-needed energy. The Badniks who tried to stop him were all too slow. But
the happy hedgehog was unaware of the danger waiting ahead ... the invisible
Robotnik, who was now out of his flying machine.
The Doc's plan worked too well !
Because Sonic couldn't see the eggy one, the hedgehog ran
straight over his toes. Having your toes trampled by a supersonic hedgehog
is not something the egg-shaped one would recommend ! But Robotnik gritted
his teeth and kept quiet until Sonic was out of sight.
Poor Robotnik ! He hopped around in invisible agony, holding
first one Sonic-injured foot and then the other.
"EEEK !" he yelled. "OUCH" he complained. "OWWW !" he
When the nasty villain's toes finally stopped throbbing, the
most menacing inhabitant of Mobius made a promise -- he would get even with
Before long, the invisible Doc was waiting in ambush on top
of a loop full of energy rings. "Yok, yok, yok," said the devilish Doc
eggily. "Sonic won't stand a chance this time !"
Suspecting nothing, the hedgehog hero travelled at mach
velocities towards the start of the loop.
"It's grab a hedgehog time !" cried Robotnik confidently.
But the owner of the speedy red-and-white sneakers was moving too fast. As
the eggy one snatched at the blue blur that was Sonic, he misjudged his aim,
missed by a mile and fell off the loop !
"AAAAOOOAAAHHH !" cried the egg-shaped villain, tumbling
towards the ground.
Robotnik's fall was broken by a group of Spiker Badniks, who
had the misfortune to be passing at the same time. The Badniks were smashed
to pieces, releasing several of Sonic's animal friends who had been trapped
"We're free !" the animals shouted happily. "Bah !" said
As Robotnik sat there, still stunned, Johnny Lightfoot the
rabbit, who had just been released from a Badnik, jumped on his head and
bounced away to freedom.
Staggering to his feet, the dodgy Doc decided it was time he
took a rest. He hurried towards the upper reaches of the Hill Top Zone. He
knew he would find some transport to take him to a lower level, where he
could sit and consider his next move.
The battered villain sneaked onto a tram that was just about
to leave -- muttering that it was time events took a turn for the better.
There was not much point in being invisible if things kept going so
seriously wrong !
Sonic, not realising his invisible enemy was aboard the
tram, decided he would also hitch a lift. Robotnik could not believe his
good fortune as he closed in on the hedgehog superhero. Was Sonic doomed ?
But Sonic quickly got bored waiting for the tram to reach
its destination. He tapped his foot impatiently, then jumped out of the tram
and raced off at super, supersonic speed. Robotnik, his invisible hands
almost on Sonic, was so surprised by Sonic's sudden disappearance that he
fell out of the tram. "Oh no !" screamed the desperate Doc. "Not again."
Robotnik plunged downwards. "I should have brought a
parachute," he gasped, falling into a large pool of water with a giant --
"What an eggs-asperating, eggs-cruciating eggs-erience !"
blubbered the soaked and miserable Doctor Ivo Robotnik. "Next time, I'll
bring a life jacket."
Some of Sonic's animal friends had seen the giant splash,
but they couldn't see the invisible Robotnik. As old Eggy started swimming,
all the animals saw was much mysterious splashing.
"Quick, let's get out of here, pals !" one shouted.
"Yok, yok !" laughed a cheered-up Robotnik, "I scared them
off good and proper." Bad guys never know when to give up !
"And here comes Sonic again," grinned Robotnik later the
"My trap can't fail this time." He was standing by a red
spring, watching as the speeding Sonic approached.
"Nearly through the Hill Top Zone," said Sonic. "But where's
Robotnik been all day ? It's not like Eggy to remain invisible ..."
Suddenly, just before he got to the red spring, Sonic veered
away. "Change-of-course-time," announced the fast-moving hedgehog.
"Something tells me I should use that seesaw catapult instead."
"WAAAAAH !" sobbed Robotnik. "How did that blue blockhead
escape my clutches this time ?"
As Sonic launched himself into the air from the catapult,
Robotnik made one last attempt to stop the superhero. The egg-shaped one
jumped on the red spring to try and catch up with the airborne hedgehog.
But the spring was so strong that Robotnik was propelled far
too high. He shook with fear like an egg-shaped jelly.
The dodgy Doc eventually crashed to the ground in another
part of the Hill Top Zone. As he lay there dazed, Sonic ran right over him.
"That's weird," said a puzzled Sonic. "How can you run over something when
there's nothing there ?"
"GURGLE! SPLOGGLE! GLUK!" spluttered a semi-conscious
A gang of Badniks saw Sonic and tried to atack him. As
usual, the hero hedgehog was too quick to be hit. And as the Badniks
couldn't see their master -- Robotnik -- the Doc ended up singed and very
"That does it," fumed the eggy one. "Being invisible is
visibly not working. Sonic can beat me without even seeing me !"
The angry Doc hurried back tot he invisibility machine and
made himself visible again in record time. A few quick adjustments and the
machine was set on overload. Moments later it blew itself to pieces.
The egg-like one was very happy. "Good riddance to a bad
invention !" he shouted gleefully.
But Robotnik's joy lasted only a few seconds. Sonic hurtled
past at supersonic speed, knocking the surprised bad guy off his feet.
"Sorry, Eggy," said the famous superhero. "I didn't see you there !"
"Boo-hoo! Boo-hoo !" sobbed Robotnik, "I hate that
"Seeyalateraurevoiradieufarewellbye !" called Sonic as he
disappeared into the distance, leaving a trail of dust behind him.