mushroom is a reoccurring gimmick that first appeared in  . It is a type of bouncy fungus found on Sonic & Knuckles earth and in the World of Camelot. Similar to the Spring, it can be used by the player to bounce on.
The mushrooms are usually very similar to real-life
agaric mushrooms, with a wide umbrella-like cap and long stern connecting it to a solid surface. However, these mushrooms are much larger, being wide enough for someone like Sonic to stand on their cap. Their caps are usually orange, but can also come in other colors, like red, green and blue.
In gameplay, the player can jump on top of mushrooms to bounce higher up into the air, much like the
Spring gimmick. However, they are rarely aligned for anything else than vertical ascension. Also, a special trick can sometimes be used to further their mechanics.
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic using a mushroom in
. Sonic & Knuckles
and its extension Sonic & Knuckles , mushrooms exclusively appears in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles Mushroom Hill Zone, which is fitting due to the large amounts of mushrooms growing there.
, mushrooms made their first 3D appearance, where they look like they did in Sonic Heroes , except their stalk is smaller. They only appear in Sonic & Knuckles Frog Forest and Lost Jungle. In gameplay, mushrooms can be summoned according to the player's usage of the Stages' Giant Frogs; green frogs make rain that make the mushroom grow in size and become usable to the player, while black frogs make rain that cause them to shrink down.
Sonic Rush Adventure
Sonic using a mushroom in
. Sonic Rush Adventure
, the mushrooms are much larger and with a wider cap, making them akin to platforms. Also, when bouncing on them, they release puffs of spores. In this game, they appear exclusively in Sonic Rush Adventure Plant Kingdom, Hidden Island 6 and Hidden Island 7
In gameplay, orange mushrooms bounce the player upward and pink mushrooms bounce the player at a roughly 45° or 315° angle. After bouncing off of any mushroom the player is free to perform
Sonic and the Black Knight
A mushroom in
. Sonic and the Black Knight
, the mushrooms are much smaller and give off faint light. They appeared in both Sonic and the Black Knight Dragon's Lair and Crystal Cave. In gameplay, by pressing at the right time once the playable characters fall back on it, they can bounce even higher, which can lead to special items or alternate paths.
Nintendo 3DS version of , mushrooms appear in both Act 1 and 2 of Sonic Generations Mushroom Hill Zone. In this game, there are three kinds of Mushrooms that can be interacted with and each possessing a treat different from the other. The first kind is the one that allows for bouncing off of it to reach higher areas; the more the player bounces the more the height of the jump increases. In Act 2, it is also possible to achieve more height on a mushroom quickly by using the Stomp (after unlocking it). This kind differs in size and color (being orange, yellow, blue or green with colorful spots).
The second kind is small and usually found around the ledges of higher areas. These mushrooms serve as a temporary footstep to make reaching shortcuts above in the stage easier before they crumble (though they sometimes regenerate afterward). In Act 1, they are completely orange-colored, while in Act 2, they are fully blue. In the second case, it is possible to destroy them using the Stomp.
The third kind consists of two blue caps in the Act 2 version, one orange and the other one red in the Act 1 version, which one of them has a weight over it. When the player jumps over the usable cap, the weight on the other cap will rise up in the air, and when it returns to the cap, it in turn launches Sonic in the air.
In other media
The mushrooms in the
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, the mushrooms are called " Brobdingnagian Fungi", which in layman's terms means "Giant Mushroom". They grow in large droves on Angel Island.
↑ Sonic Team (March 13, 2009). Sonic and the Black Knight. Nintendo Wii. Sega. Area: Crystal Cave. "
Caliburn: Couldn't you use that mushroon to jump to a higher elevation?"
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English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic, Metal Sonic) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) William Corkery ( | Tails) Scott Drier ( | Knuckles) David Humphrey ( | Shadow) Lani Minella ( | Rouge, Omochao) Jon St. John ( | Omega, Big) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Sarah Wulfeck ( | Cream) Bill Corkery ( | Espio) Marc Biagi ( | Vector) Emily Corkery (
Japanese voice actors
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English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Eggman Nega) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Bella Hudson ( | Blaze) Lonnie Hirsch ( | Captain Whisker) Christopher Pellegrini (
Japanese voice actors
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English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Shadow, Lancelot, Lamorak) Casey Robertson ( | Caliburn) Melissa Hutchison ( | Merlina) Gavin Hammon ( | Arthur) Amy Palant ( | Blacksmith) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy, Nimue) Dan Green ( | Gawain, Knuckles) Bella Hudson ( | Percival, Blaze) Pete Capella (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Hiroaki Hirata ( | Caliburn) Mamiko Noto ( | Merlina) Hidekatsu Shibata ( | Arthur) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Blacksmith) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy, Nimue) Kouji Yusa ( | Shadow, Lancelot) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Gawain, Knuckles) Nao Takamori ( | Percival, Blaze) Daisuke Ono ( | Galahad) Daisuke Kishio (
Original Soundtrack /
Face to Faith Knight of the Wind | With Me | Fight the Knight | Through the Fire | Live Life
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"*" Appears exclusively in Battle Mode.