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Appearances in other media
Lasers that change the size.
Size Beam is a gimmick that appears in the . It is a size-changing machine found on Sonic the Hedgehog series Little Planet.
When a character touches a Size Beam, they will become bigger or smaller depending on the laser's color.
The Size Beams are usually fitted in corridors to shoot lasers down towards the ground. If the playable characters are caught in the beam, it will alter their size. The red Size Beams cause the playable character to become ⅔ of their original size. This will allow them to run through corridors otherwise too narrow to pass though. The blue Size Beams will cause the playable character to return to their default size.
Sonic the Hedgehog CD
, Size Beams appear in Sonic the Hedgehog CD Metallic Madness Zone 2. In gameplay, the player finds them near the end of the Zone, where they will have to go through a big maze. Upon completing this "maze", the playable character will return to their normal size. Notably, when affected by a Size Beam, any power-ups the player is currently using, such as Power Sneakers and Invincible, will wear off. Also, entering the Time Warp after being affected by the Size Beam will cause the playable character to return to their normal size.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , Size Beams appear in Sonic Mania Plus Metallic Madness Zone Act 2. In gameplay, their function, appearance and features are basically the same as those in . Size Beams are needed to progress through the Act, as they allow the player to enter sections that would otherwise be too small for them. Notably, similar to the size-resetting Sonic the Hedgehog CD Time Warp error seen in , when entering a Sonic the Hedgehog CD Special Stage, Bonus Stage or Pinball Stage while shrunk by the Size Beam, the playable character will be returned to their normal size.
In other media
Sonic the Comic
A Sonic from a
near future encouraging Sonic into the Size Beam in . Art by Sonic the Comic Richard Elson.
British comic series published by Sonic the Comic Fleetway Editions, a midget version of Sonic from a near future encouraged Sonic into a Size Beam to make him small as well. This was done so that Sonic would be able to infiltrate a machine in the Miracle Planet's past to disable it and prevent it from turning the planet into a mechanical wasteland.
In , after being affected by the Size Beam, Sonic Mania Super Sonic will have the appearance of a Sonic with golden fur. He will also keep Sonic's animations.
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