Sonic entering the Time Warp.
Time Warp is a subject that appears in the  . It refers to the phenomenon on Sonic the Hedgehog series Little Planet where the player time travels with the use of Time Warp signs.
The Time Warp refers to the space people pass through when they use
Time Warp signs on Little Planet. The Time Warp itself is presented as a sparkling green, pink, and white void. When entering the Time Warp, the traveler can pass through time itself to another point in time along Little Planet's timeline.
Sonic the Hedgehog CD
, the Time Warp appears as one of the main features of the game. To enter the Time Warp, the player must find a Sonic the Hedgehog CD Time Warp sign. Depending on the type of Time Warp sign, the Time Warp will send the player to a different timeframe; A "Past" Time Warp sign will send them to the past, and a "Future" Time Warp sign will send them to the future. However, in the past, a "Future" Time Warp sign will send the player to the present, and the same with a "Past" sign in the future.
After touching a Time Warp sign, the player can enter the Time Warp after gaining enough speed and maintaining said speed for a few seconds. However, if this process is interrupted, the entrance to the Time Warp will be cancelled. Entering the Time Warp is essential for the player to travel to the past and destroy the
robot transporters to make a good future. However, the Time Warp cannot be entered in the third Zones of the Rounds due to the lack of Time Warp signs there.
Metallic Madness Zone 2, when the playable character enters the Time Warp with their size altered by the Size Beam, they will be returned to their normal size.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , Sonic Mania Plus Classic Sonic, Classic Tails and Classic Knuckles used a "Future" Time Warp sign in the past of Stardust Speedway Zone to enter the Time Warp and go to the present of the Zone. Later, in Sonic Mania Plus' Encore Mode, the trio, along with Mighty and Ray, enter the Time Warp with the use of a "Future" Time Warp sign to travel to the present of Stardust Speedway Zone.
In other media
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
television series, the Time Warp is a phenomenon that time travelers travel through to reach different destinations in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Mobius's history. People are able to enter the Time Warp through the use of Professor Caninestein's machines.
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