* For the first boss fight in Episode 2, [[{{VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2}} the stone columns from Aquatic Ruin Zone]] rise from the ground. [[spoiler: Then Eggman reveals a giant plant-machine, and smashes the columns, indicating he's finally getting serious and not using boss rehashes!]]
* Eggman's second boss in Oil Desert Zone. His Egg-O-Matic sprouts a large electromagnet and assembles a giant robot made of scrap metal in ''seconds''.