Sonic using the Blast Attack granted by the Gold Shield.
|Statistics and Overview|
Sonic 3D Blast
A golden protective shield which prevents Sonic from taking damage.
When the player obtains the Gold Shield power-up from a monitor, they are surrounded by a golden sphere. The shield usually protects the player from any possible harm from a Badnik or threatening obstacle until the player loses it by taking damage once. Flickies will also possess smaller shields while the player has one.
When the shield is active, the player can also perform the Blast Attack (ブラストアタック Burasutoata~tsu?), an earlier, simpler variant of the Homing Attack that only appears in Sonic 3D. In order to use this move, the player must first grab a Gold Shield. Upon grabbing it, Sonic gains the ability to home in on and destroy a nearby enemy by jumping and then pressing / again in midair. It is only officially named in the manual of the game and has never appeared in any game since.
|Item Box Power-ups|
|1-Up | Aqua Shield | Flame Shield | Invincibility | Lightning Shield | Power Sneakers | Shield | Super Ring|
|Arrow Monitor | Attack | Attract | Bomb | Bowling Strike | Chaos Emerald | Change | Combine Ring | Colorball | Confusion | Continue | Damage Recover | Eggman | Fly Charge | Free Throw | Gauge Up | Gold Shield | GP Boost | Grow | Health | Heat Barrier | High Speed | Jump | Jet Board | Max Tension Bonus | Mine | Octo-Boost | Octo-Ink | Parts Lock | Pogo Spring | Power Core | Ring Can | Rocket Shoes | S | Propeller Shoes | Shrink | Skateboard | Slow | Soda Rocket | Speed Down | Super Heli-Tails | Swap | Target Torpedo | Team Blast Ring | Tee-Shot | Teleporter | Tension Bonus | Time Bonus | Time Stop|