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The torch[1][2] is an object and gimmick that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a large candle with flames which can be used for various gameplay purposes.

Description

Torches are large statues of different sizes and appearances which hold flames on top of them. They can be found scattered across the stages they appear in. In gameplay, the player is capable of igniting and extinguishing Torches, which will normally trigger a reaction in the environment that is often essential for the player to progress the game, similar to a switch. Touching a burning torch will damage the player.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

In Sonic Heroes, torches carries flames in two colors: blue and red. In this game, torches resemble either standing pedestals resembling a skeleton arm, floating round stands or are just on the ground. Torches are found exclusively in Hang Castle and Mystic Mansion, where they, according to Dr. Eggman, prevent those entering Mystic Mansion from leaving by conventional means as long as they are burning.[1]

The player can light a torch using an offensive Power Formation move and extinguish them with Tornado Jump or the Jump Dash (if the player has collected three Power Cores for the latter). For Team Dark and the Super Hard Mode versions of Mystic Mansion and Hang Castle, the player sometimes has to light torches to open a door blocking the path. In Team Chaotix's version of Mystic Mansion, the player's objective in the normal mission is to extinguish all sixty red torches and in the extra mission, the player's objective is to extinguish all forty-six blue torches. The order of torches after accessing every Check Point and room are as following:

Location Red torches Blue torches
Check Point 1 10/60 4/46
Check Point 2 16/60 4/46
Check Point 3 30/60 17/46
Check Point 4 48/60 28/46
Web room with the giant
blue torches
52/60 33/46
Room accessed with the
Orb switch after the web room
52/60 36/46
Penultimate room 56/60 40/46
Final room 60/60 46/46

Shadow the Hedgehog

A giant lantern, from Shadow the Hedgehog.

In Shadow the Hedgehog, the torches are referred to as both giant lanterns[3] and stone lanterns.[4][5] Here, they look like thick, hexagon-shaped tubs with four claws inside them. They are only found in Cryptic Castle where Eggman used them to activate his castle's defenses against the Black Arms.[6]

In the Dark mission of Cryptic Castle, the player's objective is to light five giant lanterns.[3] To do so, the player has to hit them with the Environmental Objects resembling black poles with blue fire.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Team (30 December 2003). Sonic Heroes. Xbox. Sega. Area/Level: Mystic Mansion (Team Chaotix normal mission) "Client: Here's your next mission. You won't be able to escape from the mysterious castle as long as the red torches are burning. Extinguish all of the red torches."
  2. Kaizen Media Group (1 June 2004). "Team Chaotix". Sonic Heroes: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 126. ISBN 978-0761544494. "In the hall before the pit, extinguish the four red torches and a blue torch. Triangle Jump across the pit and, to put out the blue torch, jump over it with Espio and use Leaf Swirl. You will land on the spot that the flame came out of."
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sega Studio USA (15 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. Nintendo GameCube. Sega. Area/Level: Cryptic Castle (Dark mission). "Eggman: Light all giant lanterns!"
  4. Sega Studio USA (15 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. Nintendo GameCube. Sega. Area/Level: Cryptic Castle (Dark mission). "Shadow: This stone lantern looks like it's for lighting a fire. Why is it here?"
  5. Sega Studio USA (15 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. Nintendo GameCube. Sega. Area/Level: Cryptic Castle (Dark mission). "Shadow: Is this another one of those stone lanterns?"
  6. Sega Studio USA (15 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. Nintendo GameCube. Sega. Area/Level: Cryptic Castle (Dark mission). "Shadow: In order to protect him from the black creatures, I activated his castle's defense system."

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