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A billiard-like sphere.
Billiard Ball, formerly known as the  sphere is a recurring gimmick in the  . They are large balls that are used in for various actions.
Sonic the Hedgehog series
Billiard Balls are massive balls about a couple of meters in diameter. They closely resemble
billiard balls with different numbers on them. The purpose of the Billiard Balls differ between games, though the player can make them roll by attacking or hitting them. This is an essential part of their function.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
, this gimmick is referred to as the Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) sphere. Here, they are all tan with their numbers glowing inside a black circle on them. They appear exclusively in  Silver the Hedgehog's version of Dusty Desert.
In gameplay, spheres are used in puzzles which unlock doors blocking the player's path when solved. In these puzzles, the player is given a number of spheres in a closed chamber where the goal is to dump each of them into nearby holes using
Psycho Smash. However, the spheres act much like times, as the numbers on the balls count down by one with each hit (they start out at nine and descends to zero), and they all share the same number. If they are hit by iron balls or by Psycho Shock however, their numbers will be lowered by more than by one. If the spheres are hit ten times before they are dumped into the holes, they all explode and the player will have to start over.
A couple of Billiard Balls in
. Sonic Colors
Wii version of , these gimmicks are slightly smaller and are called Sonic Colors Billiard Balls. They have also been given a redesign so they perfectly resemble real-life billiard balls. They are only found in the  Sonic Simulator, where the player can use them to destroy enemies by sending them rolling into them by hitting them with the Homing Attack or Boost.
In some cases, they move around on platforms and can hurt the player should they make contact.
Sonic Lost World
The Spheres in
. Sonic Lost World
Wii U/PC version of , the Billiard Balls have the same design they had in Sonic Lost World , although they are slightly larger here. In this game, they can be found Sonic Colors Frozen Factory Act 2 where the player can knock them into pockets. Each Billiard Balls successfully knocked into a pockets grants the player ten Rings and getting all Billiard Balls in an area into a pocket awards the player a Red Star Ring.
BradyGames (16 November 2010). . BradyGames. p. 237. Sonic Colors: BradyGames Official Strategy Guide ISBN 978-0744012583. ↑ 2.0 2.1
Black, Fletcher (14 November 2006). "Silver the Hedgehog • Dusty Desert". . Prima Games. p. 261. Sonic the Hedgehog: Official Game Guide ISBN 978-0761555100.
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