Hi there, I'm a new person. Okay, introduction over. I've been spending some time in the Japanese Sonic manuals and doing some translations. There is a section near the end of the Sonic CD manual (on page 33) called "ソニックCD3つの謎" or "Sonic CD 3 Mysteries." The three mysteries deal with the Time Stones, the Metal Sonic projections and finally the devices that you destroy in the "Past" to make a "Good Future." This last section was the most interesting to me. The original Japanese text is as follows: コメカロボの謎 ソニックの前にあらわれる敵コメカロボは, 新しいものと古びたものの2系統あるようです。そして、 エッグマンの侵略を受けていないはずのかこにも、敵コメカロボがいるという事実は、現在から過去へと敵を送る、ある機会が関係しているようです。その機械をこわしたとき、 何か変化が起こる。。。？ And this is my translation: "KoMechaRobo Mystery Enemy KoMechaRobos appearing before Sonic seem to appear in two lines, new ones and old ones. And, Eggman’s invasion should not have appeared in the past also, the truth of the enemy KoMechaRobos is enemies from the present are transmitted to the past, and certain machines seem to be connected. That machine, when destroyed, what changes will happen…?" And this is how they are described on the Sonic Retro Sonic CD page: "Located somewhere in each version of the past for the first two zones of any given level is something known only as Eggman's machine, the tool for which he harvests the magical flower seeds of Little Planet and uses them to fuel his Badnik army." (Where the 'Eggman's machine' links to an article on roboticization) And: "In the past, each robot is shiny and new, as they are still being created. However, if Eggman's robot-making machine is destroyed and Sonic ventures into the "good future", not a single badnik will be seen, only the naturally occurring traps such as spikes being in his way to winning the level." Based on my reading of the text, however, the machines you destroy are not roboticizers and have nothing to do with the manufacture of badniks. They seem to be solely used to send badniks back in time. After quickly going through the manual I also can see no mention of them being called "Eggman's machine," but it was a quick flip-through. Anyway. Thoughts?