Continue Monitor  ( is a コンティニュー  Kontinyū , lit. "Continue") ? Item Box power-up that appears in the . When obtained, it grants a Sonic the Hedgehog series Continue.
Description Item Boxes containing the Continue Monitor power-up typically contain or display an icon depicting either a "C" or the word "CONT".
When breaking open a Continue Monitor, the player receives a
Continue. As such, in case the player loses all of their lives, the Continue will let them start a level over with three extra lives once.
Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit)
The Continue Monitors made their first appearance in
. In this game, the Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit) video monitors containing them display the word "CONT" in white on a black background. In gameplay, they only appear in the Special Stages.
Sonic Spinball (8-bit)
, the Sonic Spinball (8-bit) Item Boxes containing the Continue Monitor power-up depict a blue dot with the letter "C" written inside it. In this game, they are featured as hidden objects in small chambers in the corners of each level.
An otherwise unused, but fully functional Continue Monitor also appears in the 8-bit , but it is locked in a wall so it is impossible to get without cheat codes. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Dr. Robotnik | Animals ( Flicky, Pocky, Pecky, Cucky, Ricky, Picky, Rocky)
Zones Green Hill Zone | Bridge Zone | Jungle Zone | Labyrinth Zone | Scrap Brain Zone | Sky Base Zone | Special Stages
Ball Hog | Bomb | Burrobot | Buzz Bomber | Caterkiller | Chopper | Crabmeat | Jaws | Moto Bug | Newtron | Orbinaut ( Uni Uni, Unidasu) | Spikes
Green Hill Zone boss | Bridge Zone boss | Jungle Zone boss | Labyrinth Zone boss | Sky Base Zone boss
Crouch | Spin Attack | Spin Jump
Gimmicks and obstacles
Bomb | Bumper | Bonus Plate | Conveyor Belt | Crusher | Electric Generator | Fire Statue | Flipper | Giant spear | Iron ball | Metal cage | Seesaw | Spikes | Spring | Switch
Air Bubble | Chaos Emerald | Video monitor ( Arrow Monitor, Continue Monitor, Extra Life, Invincible, Shield, Super Ring, Power Sneakers) | Ring
Continue | South Island | Time Over | Teleporter | Totem pole