They didn't really show it that well, but the Shark Torpedoes (I don't know their actual name) explode when they hit Sonic, without releasing an animal (like they do when Sonic "pops" them). So Sonic thinks the animal died in the explosion.
Really, to be falling down to pits like that many times by the same guy, I kinda feel the same with Sonic, that I should go and kick that sorry little echidnas butt > : O!Robotnik is just in the way all the time...
The Hydrocity boss was actually a really tough one for me to figure out, either failing to launch myself off the bombs effectively, and not figuring out that I could stand on top of the typhoon meant I was in for a drawn out battle. xD Does this strip reflect your own ease of playing or is it just for story? (I've assumed a lot of these elements are from your personal memories of playing)
Hahaha, I guess my experience was different because I found him incredibly easy, so that's why I made sonic just zoom past
A lot of it is my personal memory but others are picked up from other people (Like there's one future strip in which I had a lot of trouble in a part.. but I recall people not being challenged and I instead drew it in their perspective)