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When you touch this, the maze will rotate the opposite way.


— Description, Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit) United States instruction booklet.[1]

The Reverse[1] (リバース>[2][3] Ribāsu?) is a gimmick that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a black circular block with the letter "R" on it which can be found in Special Stages and Bonus Stages.

Description

Reverse blocks are black, circular cylinders with a yellow circumference that have a lime or white "R" in them.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)

Reverse blocks in a Special Stage, from Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit).

In Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit), and its numerous ports and remasters, Reverse[1] (リバース>[2] Ribāsu?) blocks are found in the Special Stages. In gameplay, by touching them, they will reverse the camera rotation direction.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles

In Sonic & Knuckles, and the lock-on game Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, Reverse (リバース>[3] Ribāsu?) blocks look the same as in Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit), except that they have a white "R" rather than a lime one. In gameplay, they appear in the Slot Machine Stages, where they are found on small gaps in side walls.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit) (Sega Genesis) United States instruction booklet, pg. 9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit) (Sega Mega Drive) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sonic & Knuckles (Sega Mega Drive) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 28.


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