Sky Battalion is the fourth stage & the fifth overall stage in Freedom Planet. Set in the skies of Shang Mu during a fight between one of the nation's Airships and three of Prince Dail's Airships (Metal, Fire & Earth). The main objective is to infiltrate each ship and take out the cannons that are attacking the main Airship.
For more information about the events leading into this Stage, see "Sky Battalion/Transcript".
Zao's Airship Edit
Zao's Airship is where the stage starts, serving as a main hub in this stage. It is also where the Boss Fight with Prince Dail and the Cyber Peacock takes place. Zao's Airship has three platforms that will take the player to one of the three enemy Airships. Unlike the other stages, this stage hold a unique trait of being Non-Linear, allowing the player to attack any Airship in any order they please. The platforms are labeled so the player knows what Airship they're attacking (Metal Ship: Left, Fire Ship: Middle, Earth Ship: Right). Near the end of each Airship is a Midboss, which must be defeated in order to get to the cannons of each Airship. There are also are Health Flowers and Extra Lives next to the cannons, in case the player is low on health and/or lives. Once the player destroys the cannons on an Airship, Torque will fly in with his airplane to pick up the player and take them back to Zao's Airship (If the player is playing as Torque, then Carol will fly the airplane). A Health Flower will also be provided at the start of the stage and before the Boss Fight.
Metal Ship Edit
The Metal Ship is pretty straight forward. It has a variety of Electric-based hazards, Bombs and enemies that the player must fight there way through. The enemies on this Airship mainly consists of MKII Hoppers and DNA Cannons. Near the end of this ship, the player will fight against the Midboss, the Penguin Blaster. After defeating said Midboss, a doorway will open, leading to the Metal Ship's main cannons.
Fire Ship Edit
The Fire Ship is plagued with Fire-based enemies and hazards throughout this part of the stage. There are also windlifts to lift the player up to high places. Unlike the other Airships, The Fire Ship has two Midbosses depending on the player's character. If the player is Lilac, the Midboss will be Spade, and if the player is Carol, Milla or Torque, the Midboss will be a Shuigang Helicopter. Once the Midboss is defeated, the doorway to the Fire Ship's cannons will open up.
Earth Ship Edit
The Earth Ship has elevating chains with giant crystals attached going up and down and also has metal bars that drop down to try and crush the player. There are also dropping platforms and spiked floors leading to the Midboss, the Crystal Crusher, whose fight takes place in a vertical room with a windlift. After defeating the Midboss, use the windlift, along with using a Dragon Boost (Lilac), Wall Kick (Carol), Puppy Float (Milla) or Hoverboots (Torque) to reach the open doorway leading to the Earth Ship's cannons.
See also: Main Enemy List
- Hopper MKII
- DNA Cannon
- Axle Turret
- Ledge Taunt: Rest on the ledge during Lilac's fight with Spade.
- Freefaller: Clear Sky Battalion without using Torque's plane.
- Card Collector (Sky Battalion): Collect all 10 cards in Sky Battalion.
- Sky Battalion Speedrunner: Clear Sky Battalion in 7 Minutes.
- This is the only stage with 1 stage track (instead of just 2) for it, due to it being non-linear. It's also the only level with the most (four in total) mid-bosses & no mini-bosses.
- When playing as Torque, Carol controls the plane to transport Torque back to the ship select area.
- This stage might have been inspired by Storm Eagle's level from Megaman X.