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The ? Item[1] (クエスチョン[2] Kuesuchon?, lit. "Question") is a power-up that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. When obtained, this power-up clears out all enemies on-screen.


The ? Item is presented as a black icon with a white and golden question mark on it.


Sonic obtaining the ? Item, from Sonic Labyrinth.

In Sonic Labyrinth, the ? Item can be obtained from triangles when they assume a formation consisting of three green triangles that are aligned horizontally.

When obtaining the ? Item in gameplay, all visible Badniks on the screen will be destroyed. At the same time, the icon for the ? Item will appear briefly. In addition, the background will briefly flash green and white when obtaining the ? Item. However, even though the ? Item can clear out Badniks, they will quickly respawn.


  1. Sonic Labyrinth (Sega Game Gear) United States instruction booklet, pg. 8.
  2. Sonic Labyrinth (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 26.

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