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For the game mechanic in Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom, see Banking (Sonic Boom).

Blaze banking Rings in Sonic Dash.

Banking[1] is a recurring game mechanic in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It allows players to save Rings during gameplay.

Description

Banking refers to the mechanic wherein the player saves the Rings they have collected during gameplay, like when playing through a level. The Rings will subsequently be stored separately on a different account from their Ring count for later use in order to purchase various goodies. This typically occurs automatically when the playable characters reach a certain point in gameplay. As the Rings are banked, the player can seen how many Rings they have currently stored on the HUD.

While banking prevents the player's Ring savings from being lost when taking damage, the process renders the player ringless, leaving them vulnerable to harm.

Game appearances

Sonic Shuffle

The bank in Sonic Shuffle.

In Sonic Shuffle, before moving onto the next stage, Lumina will deposit all collected Rings into a still bank in the shape of Sonic.

Sonic Jump (2012)

In the 2012 remake of Sonic Jump, the player can bank Rings by touching Ring banks, which resemble stereotypical gray safes. These safes appear occasionally throughout the game's different Acts.

Sonic Dash

The banking points in Sonic Dash.

In Sonic Dash, the player will bank their Rings when they are launched off from a Spring, regardless of where it leads. When this occurs in newer updates, it resembles the Trick Action technique. Each time the player banks their Rings, their Ring count is multiplied by an increasing number, starting with a times one multiplier.

Sonic Runners series

Sonic Runners

Banking occurring in Sonic Runners.

In Sonic Runners, banking occurs whenever the player runs past a Star Post which exist throughout all the game's stages. After fighting Eggman, a Star Post will also appear.

When running with the RC Tornado 2, the player will earn extra Rings alongside the Rings they have already collected when they are banking.

Sonic Runners Adventure

In Sonic Runners Adventure, the banking mechanic occurs whenever the player runs past a Star Post in the levels.

In other media

Sonic Boom

Main article: Banking (Sonic Boom)

The Banking game mechanic also appears in Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom from the Sonic Boom franchise.

References

  1. SEGA HARDlight (7 March 2013). Sonic Dash. iOS. Sega. Area/Level: Seaside Hill Zone. "HIT SPRINGS TO BANK RINGS!"

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