Knuckles the Echidna is a platforming/action game by Popple Co. and SEGA, and the second game in the series about a secondary characters (being Knuckles). This game takes place after Sonic Chronicles, where Knuckles tries to find out more about his people after the defeat of the Maruaders.
Following the events of Sonic Chronicles - The Dark Brotherhood, the group has returned to Mobius, which has been taken over by Dr. Eggman and now he sits atop his Death Egg, waiting for the heroes to challenge him so he can take them down once and for all. However, as Sonic the Hedgehog rallies his friends to fight Eggman, Knuckles the Echidna tells Sonic he needs to find out more about his people after finding out about the Nocturnus' clan survival. Before Knuckles can leave, Shade the Echidna decides to come with him, not letting the other echidna have much say in the matter. The two then depart, with Knuckles deciding his first goal will be to find a safe way into the very place they just left; the Twilight Cage.
MISSION 1 - Eggopolis
- ALLY CHARACTERS: Shade, Sonic
The two echidnas find their way into Dr. Eggman's capital city...
(to be continued)
There are many characters Knuckles encounters on his travels, but the two primary ones are Knuckles himself, and Shade the Echidna, a former member of the Nocturnus Clan, also known as the Marauders. He encounters many different characters in each location he visits.
|Knuckles the Echidna||Knuckles is the guardian of Angel Island and the Master Emerald. After the events of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Knuckles has more of a desire to find out where his people went than ever, and teams up with former Marauder, Shade, to find them. Along the way, Knuckles discovers an ancient threat that he needs to stop, because even Sonic is powerless against it.||
|Shade the Echidna||Shade the Echidna is a former lieutenant of the Marauders, and Knuckles' love interest. Shade, feeling indebted to Knuckles, decides to assist him in his search for his people. Shade's witty and intellectual mindset provides a foil to Knuckles' hotheadedness, and she is usually always available to accompany him with the exception of the final level in the game.||
|Sonic the Hedgehog||Sonic the Hedgehog is the hero of Mobius, and one of Knuckles' closest friends. Sonic the Hedgehog is currently in the middle of a battle with Dr. Eggman, who has turned most of Mobius into a robot empire. Sonic assists Knuckles when he can, but Knuckles occasionally must assist Sonic as well.||
|Rouge the Bat||Rouge the Bat is an agent of G.U.N., and a rival to Knuckles. She wants to steal the Master Emerald so she can add up to her treasure hoard, but she is too focused on fighting Eggman and his robot army to do so. Rouge assists Knuckles in 1/4 of his missions.||
|Miles "Tails" Prower||Tails is kind, sweet-natured and loyal with a positive attitude. When young, he was initially timid and shy, but he has opened up and become more outgoing over the years. Tails is not one to grab the spotlight for himself and is instead always ready to willing help others without asking for anything in return. He is assisting in the fight against Eggman.||
|Amy Rose||Amy is a girl with two things; a hammer and a crush on Sonic. Amy is hot-tempered, independant, and won't take nonsense from anyone. She is assisting in the fight against Eggman.||
|Vector the Crocodile||Vector is the leader of the Chaotix, a group assisting in the fight against Eggman and friends of Knuckles. Vector now has to deal with another mystery as well as fighting Eggman; where have the Chaos Emeralds gone?||
|Espio the Chameleon||Espio is a member of the Chaotix, and a ninja of some kind. Espio assists Vector and Charmy in the fight against Eggman, but now has to deal with the mystery of where the Chaos Emeralds have vanished to.||
|Mighty the Armadillo||The 'Dillo with the muscles makes a return! In his first appearence since Knuckles' Chaotix, Mighty has found himself wrapped up in the fight against Eggman, along with his buddy Ray! Mighty teams up with his old buddy Knuckles to put a dent in Eggman's forces...literally!||
|Ray the Flying Squirrel||Ray returns after an absence of more than two decades! Ray assists his pal Mighty, and Knuckles as well in the fight against Eggman. Ray keeps an eye to the sky as he takes down Eggman's fortresses with his incredible flying skills.||
|Shadow the Hedgehog||Shadow is a relatively minor character throughout the game, but that doesn't stop him from helping with the fight against Eggman. Shadow helps Knuckles in one mission, the third-to-last one, before returning to destroying Metal Sonic.||
|Big the Cat||Big the Cat, like Shadow, is a minor character in the grand scheme of things. He appears in one mission, and is required for it's completion to assist Knuckles.||
|Tikal the Echidna||Tikal is only playable in the game's penultimate mission, assisting Knuckles in his quest to find out about his people. Tikal accompanies Knuckles as a spiritual guide, but her abilities aren't very showcased due to only being in one mission with no enemies.||
|Charmy Bee||Charmy appears, assisting the Chaotix in finding the Chaos Emeralds during the battle with Eggman. Charmy is not playable, but helps Knuckles in other ways.||
|Cream the Rabbit and Cheese||Cream and Cheese assist in the fight against Eggman, though not in as much of an active role as other characters.||
|E-123 Omega||Though Omega doesn't technically assist Knuckles in a mission, he does appear in various cameo appearences gunning down Eggman's forces.||
|Heavy and Bomb||Heavy and Bomb return as the game's tutorial characters! Though they technically don't appear in the main story, they do demonstrate various new abilities Knuckles has.||Heavy and Bomb can do anything Knuckles can, with minor exceptions.|
|Imperator Pir'Oth Ix||Ix is the main antagonist of the game. Still undefeated from the previous game, Ix now has summoned his Nocturnus Clan to fight the Eggman Empire as well as Sonic and his friends, making it a massive three way brawl. Ix is revealed at the end of the game to have wiped out all the echidnas not in the Nocturnus Clan, and is destroyed by Knuckles following this.|
|Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik|
|Fang the Sniper|