For the level in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, see Ancient Ruins. For the stage theme, see Ancient ruins theme.
Appearances in other media
Unlocking new passages.
A medium-sized rock shrine.
Ancient Ruin  ( is an object that appears in the ナックルズ族の台座 Nakkuruzu-zoku no daiza , lit. "Knuckles Tribe pedestal") ? . It is an ancient monument that can be used to unlock alternate paths in different Sonic the Hedgehog series stages with the Mystic Melody.
An Ancient Ruin in a
The Ancient Ruins are small shrine-like temples which use the same
map textures from Lost World. They apparently originate from the Knuckles Clan civilization.
Sonic Adventure 2
, and its enhanced port Sonic Adventure , the Ancient Ruins can be found in every Sonic Adventure 2: Battle stage. At first, the playable characters can only examine the Anicent Ruins (only Knuckles seems familiar with them). However, upon obtaining the Mystic Melody, they can use it to activate these ruins which will create a path leading to either shortcuts through the stage, other objects, or lost Chao.
How these paths open depends on the stage, such as:
Floating platforms appearing.
Large doors opening.
Warp Hole opening above the ruins which can teleport the player. A trail of
Rings for using the Light Speed Dash to travel along. A Spring appearing on top of or near the ruin.
Sonic Pinball Party
In other media
An Ancient Ruin, from
. Sonic the Hedgehog #260
comic series and its spin-off comic series published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, there is a pedestal inside the Eusebes Temple that looks virtually identical to the Ancient Ruins. Coincidentally, the Mystic Melody was played near it to initiate the rebirth of Aquarius, further enforcing their similarities.
Prima Development (20 June 2001). "Interactive Objects". . Prima Games. p. 12. Sonic Adventure 2: Prima's Official Strategy Guide ISBN 978-0761536147.
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