Health (ライフ Raifu?, lit. "Life"), also referred to as Repair (リペア Ripea?), is an Item Box power-up that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. When obtained, it restores the player's HP Gauge.
The Item Boxes with Health feature a specific icon whose appearance depends on the game.
When obtaining this power-up in gameplay, the player's HP Gauge will be replenished by a certain amount. How much depends on the game.
Sonic Adventure 2
The aforementioned power-up first appeared in Sonic Adventure 2 and its remake Sonic Adventure 2: Battle where it went by the name Health (ライフ Raifu?, lit. "Life"). In this game, the Item Boxes with Health contain a white-framed square icon of a white medicine box with a red cross on a black background. In the 2012 remake of Sonic Adventure 2 however, the red cross was changed to a red "H".
In gameplay, Health only appears in the Lock-on Shooting Stages. When obtaining it, it fully replenishes the playable character's HP Gauge (if they have taken damage prior to this) while granting the player 200 points. Also, like other Item Box power-ups, Health will respawn every time after the player has lost a life.
Sonic Rush Adventure
In Sonic Rush Adventure, Health is referred to as Repair (リペア Ripea?) (as it refills the HP Gauge of machines). In this game, the Item Boxes with Repair contain a black icon that depicts a white gear with eight teeth
In gameplay, Repair only appears in the Sea Stages. When obtaining it, it refills the player's HP Gauge by either 25, 50 or 100 percent at random. In addition, it grants the player 500 points.
- Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast) United States instruction manual pg. 19.
- Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast) Japanese instruction manual pg. 26.
- Sonic Rush Adventure (Nintendo DS) United States instruction booklet, p. 18.
- (in Japanese) ソニックラッシュアドベンチャー最強攻略ガイド. Shogakukan. December 2007. p. 10. ISBN 4091063969.