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Bonus Points (ボーナスポイント Bōnasu pointo?) are objects that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are small emblems that the player is able to earn at the end of certain levels.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)

Bonus Points, from Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit).

In Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit), Bonus Points are always located and hidden past the Goal Plates and Giant Rings at the end of Act 1 and Act 2 of each zone. Their location is dependent on which zone the player is located in. These objects activate when a player Spin Jumps in certain places after passing the Goal Plate at the end of each level. Scrap Brain Zone act 2 is the only act that does not have bonus points hidden at the end. As they can title, they will grant 100, 1 000 or 10 000 points for the player.

Sonic Lost World

In the Wii U version and PC version of Sonic Lost World, Bonus Points make a reappearance. Unlike the original Sonic the Hedgehog, the player has to jump on the Capsule to end each zone. Depending on the position that the player lands on the Capsule, they will earn Bonus Points, which, also unlike the original Sonic the Hedgehog, come in increments of 100, 500 and 1 000. These will pop on the screen after opening the Capsule. The player can easily get Bonus Points by jumping from far away or performing the Bound Jump.


  • Bonus points in the original Sonic the Hedgehog have the appearance of the title screen of the game.
  • In the original Sonic the Hedgehog, 100 bonus points are actually only worth 10 points due to a flaw in the programming.




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