A tricky dungeon
Marble Zone is the second level from the original Sonic the Hedgehog. It is a level with ancient buildings made of marble and an underground castle with spiky chandeliers. There is a lot of lava that can harm Sonic in this level. Certain bricks can be destroyed for points; sometimes up to 30,000 could be obtained, if the bricks are destroyed in sequence. At the end of Act 3, Dr. Robotnik attacks with an improvement to his craft that shoots fireballs on one of the two platforms Sonic can stand on, briefly setting it on fire. This zone also has many shortcuts, and walls that you can break through for rings and shields. An early version of this zone featured UFOs in the sky, but they were dropped for the final release.
The Marble Zone appeared alongside other Sonic 1 zones as a track in the game Sonic Drift. It was the second track of the game, following the Green Hill Zone and preceding the Spring Yard Zone (as in its original appearance).
Sonic the ComicEdit
The Marble Zone appeared in the third issue of Sonic the Comic, in the story "Mayhem in the Marble Zone". In this story, Sally Acorn's brother Tufftee runs off to be a hero, only to captured by badniks in the Marble Zone and eventually rescued by Sonic. Although it is mentioned that the Green Hill Zone and the Marble Zone are close to each other, Sonic still jumps through a Mobius Ring in order to get there.