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For the golden ring, see Ring. For the power-up that give random amounts of Rings, see Random Ring Bonus.

The Rings[1][2][3] (リング[4][5][6] Ringu?, lit. "Ring") is an Item Box power-up that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. When the player obtains this power-up, the playable character receives a specific amount of Rings. It can be considered a variant of the Super Ring.

Description

Item Boxes containing the Rings power-up either contain or display an icon depicting a Ring with a number written on the side.

The Rings power-up follows the same basic principles as the Super Ring. When obtaining a Rings power-up, the player is instantly granted one out of several specific amounts of Rings at once which are automatically added to the player's total Ring count. This makes them akin to the Random Ring Bonus. The number shown on the icon belonging to a Rings power-up's Item Box indicate how many Rings it will grant the playable character. However, unlike the Random Ring Bonuses, which always give random Ring amounts, the individual Rings power-ups found in the different locations around the levels always grant the same amount of Rings when opened. This means, for example, that a Rings Item Box at the beginning of a level always grant ten Rings while another one near the end of a level always grant twenty Rings. The Rings power-up can as such be considered an overall term for different power-ups that grant certain amounts of Rings. Also, the different amounts of Rings a Rings power-up can grant may differ between each game. Rings granted by Rings power-ups function like regular Rings, as the player is able to lose them after taking damage and then recollect them.

Like other Item Boxes, Rings Item Boxes can be hidden behind walls, containers or in other places.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

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A Rings power-up in Sonic Heroes.

The Rings power-up made its first appearance in Sonic Heroes. In this game, the Item Boxes that contain the Rings power-up display an icon that shows a single Ring with the number for the Rings it grant written in the lower left corner. This time around, Rings power-ups can grant 5, 10 or 20 Rings.

Besides Item Boxes, the Rings power-ups can also be obtained from Floating Item Boxes. Noticeably, the Floating Item Boxes that appear during the boss fight with Metal Overlord only give Rings power-ups that grant ten Rings. Also, when performing Team Chaotix's Team Blast, Chaotix Recital, the player is granted one Rings power-up of random value for every enemy destroyed during the Team Blast and while Team Blast Gauge resets afterwards.

Shadow the Hedgehog

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A Rings power-up in Shadow the Hedgehog.

In Shadow the Hedgehog, the Item Boxes that contain the Rings power-up hold an icon that shows a single Ring with the number for the Rings it grant written in the lower left corner. This time around, Rings power-ups can grant 5, 10 or 20 Rings.

Besides Item Boxes, the Rings power-ups can also be obtained from Floating Item Boxes. Noticeably, the Floating Item Boxes that appear during the boss fight with Devil Doom only give Rings power-ups that grant twenty Rings.

Sonic Riders series

Sonic Riders

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In Sonic Riders, Item Boxes containing the Rings power-up display (when opened) an icon that shows a single Ring with the number for the Rings it grant written in the lower left corner. This time around, Rings power-ups can grant 10, 20, 30 or 100 Rings.

Rings power-ups that grant 10, 20 or 30 Rings are obtained at random when touching one of the regular Item Boxes that lie scattered across the racing courses. Rings power-ups that grant 100 Rings on the other hand are more unique. These Rings power-ups are contained in golden Item Boxes that lie hidden in different locations around the race tracks. Furthermore, only one of these Item Boxes can be found on each track per race.

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Item Boxes containing the Rings power-up display (when opened) an icon that shows a single Ring with the number for the Rings it grant written in the lower left corner. This time around, Rings power-ups can grant 10, 20, 30, 50 or 100 Rings.

Rings power-ups that are worth 10, 20, 30 or 50 Rings are handed over the player at random when they touch a regular Item Box on the race track. However, Rings-ups that give 100 Rings are treated differently. Like in Sonic Riders, the Rings power-ups that are worth 100 Rings are contained in golden Item Boxes that are located in difficult-to-reach locations around the race tracks. Furthermore, only one of these Item Boxes can be found on each track per race.

Sonic Free Riders

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In Sonic Free Riders, Item Boxes containing the Rings power-up display (when opened) an icon that shows a single Ring with the number for the Rings it grant written in the lower left corner. This time around, Rings power-ups can grant 10, 20, 30 or 100 Rings. In this game, the individual Ring amounts are named Ring×10 (リング×10[7] Ringu × 10?), Ring×20 (リング×20[7] Ringu × 20?), Ring×30 (リング×30[7] Ringu × 30?) and Ring×100[7] (リング×100 Ringu × 100?).

Rings power-ups that grant 10, 20 or 30 Rings are randomly obtained when one of the regular Item Boxes that lie scattered across the racing courses is touched by the playable character. Like in previous Sonic Riders titles, Rings power-ups that grant 100 Rings are treated differently as well. These Rings power-ups are held in golden Item Boxes that lie hidden in different locations around the race tracks. Furthermore, only one of these Item Boxes can be found on each track per race.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), the Item Boxes that contain the Rings power-up display an icon that shows a single Ring with the number for the Rings it grant written in the lower left corner. This time around, Rings power-ups can grant 5, 10 or 20 Rings.

See also

References

  1. Sonic Heroes (Nintendo GameCube) United States instruction booklet, pg. 26.
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog (PlayStation 3) United States instruction booklet, pg. 12.
  3. Sonic Riders (Nintendo GameCube) United States instruction booklet, pg. 22.
  4. "Chapter 1" (in Japanese). ソニックヒーローズ最強攻略ガイド. Shogakukan. February 2004. p. 28. ISBN 978-4091061522.
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog (PlayStation 3) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 13.
  6. Sonic Riders (Nintendo GameCube) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 22.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Sonic Free Riders (Xbox 360) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 30.
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