For the obstacle in Sonic Drift 2, see Reverse (Sonic Drift 2).

Reverse (リバース Ribāsu?) is a black circular block with the letter R on it which can be found in Special Stages and Bonus Stages. They are found for the first time in original 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog and later in Sonic & Knuckles.


In Special Stages of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, Reverse blocks are usually found at corner parts. By simply touching it, the block is able reverse the camera rotation direction, that can be useful on navigating.

Reverse blocks later repeat role in the slot machine-themed Bonus Stage of Sonic & Knuckles, where they are found on small gaps in side walls.

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