Making the user flip around endlessly. Launching the user in the direction the player jumps.
Small wheels with two gymnastic bars.
Gymnastic Bar is a gimmick that appears in and Sonic Advance 2 . They are spinning wheels that the playable characters can use to be thrown through the air.
Sonic Advance 3
Gymnastic Bars are small red wheels attached to two spinning bars. They are always found floating in mid-air in one place.
When a playable character makes contact with a Gymnastic Bar, he/she will grab onto one of the bars which will then start spinning around to the left in one place, with the playable character doing endlessly flips on it in the meanwhile. The player is able to let go of the Gymnastic bar by pressing
, which will launch the playable character in the chosen direction.
By timing it right when letting go of the Gymnastic Bars, the player can utilize them to reach higher pathways in the stages, though the direction of the Gymnastic Bars' spin can affect when and in which direction the player is thrown. Additionally, the Gymnastic Bars preserve the momentum in
Boost Mode without breaking it.
Several Gymnastic Bars are set above
bottomless pits on lower pathways of the stages, where the player has to time his/her jump at the right time to cross them safely.
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techniques Regular moves
Amy Dash | Boost Mode | Bound | Chao Attack | Chao Rolling Attack | Double Spin Attack | Drill Claw | Double Punch | Flying | Hammer Attack | Head Slide | Homing Attack | Jump Dash | Mid-Air Glide | Mid-Air Hammer Swirl | Propeller Flying | Spin Attack | Spin Dash | Spiral Attack | Skid Attack | Step Attack | Super Hammer Attack | Super Skid | Super Sonic Boost | Super Tails Swipe | Tail Swipe | Wall Climb
Mid-Air Trick Actions Big Air ( Happy Spring, Hop Jump, Petit Step, Spiral Upper) | Long Wind Jump ( Burning Straight, Humming Top, Sweet Roll, Window Jump) | Stop 'n' Slam ( Bound, Drill Claw, Mid-Air Hammer Swirl, Propeller Descent, Soft Bomber) | Quick Reverse ( Back Attack, Back Rotor, Back Star, Milky Turn)
Auto Running | Bumper wall | Cannon | Chao Bounce | Chao Search | Chaos Emerald | Corkscrew loop | Dash Panel | Fan | Freeze | Gravity Control Switch | Grind Rail | Gymnastic Bar | Item Box ( 1-Up, Attack, Brake, Confusion, Invincibility, Magnetic Barrier, Mosaic, Power Sneakers, Shield, Super Ring, Warp) | Pole | Ramp | Ring | Shuttle loop | Special Ring | Rotating platform | Spikes | Spring | Star Post | Time Attack | Time Over | Tiny Chao Garden | Winding Tunnel
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Egg Hammer 3 | Egg Ball No.2 | Egg Foot | Egg Cube | Egg Chaser | Egg Pinball | Egg Gravity | Hyper Eggrobo | Ultimate G-merl
Akatento | Aotento | Ape | Bu-bu | Buzzer | Clam | Condor | Gaogao | Gekogeko | Ginpe | Guards | Guruguru | Hariisen | Jousun | Juggling | Kamaki | Kyacchaa | Marrun | Minimole | Muugaden | Spina | Takkon | Uutsubo | Yadokka | Yukigasen
techniques Regular moves
Amy Dash | Big Hammer Attack | Boost Mode | Bound Attack | Chao Attack | Chao Ball Attack | Chao Spinning Attack | Dash Climb | Double Mid-Air Glide | Double Punch | Drill Claw | Fire Sliding | Flying | Floating Fall | Hammer Attack | Hammer Jump | Hammer Propeller Flying | Head Slide | High Propeller Flying | Hip Drop | Homing Attack | Jump Dash | Leap | Mid-Air Dash Glide | Propeller Flying | Mid-Air Chao Attack | Mid-Air Chao Ball Attack | Mid-Air Chao Spinning Attack | Mid-Air Glide | Mid-Air Hammer Attack | Mid-Air Hammer Jump | Skid Attack | Spin | Spin Dash | Spin Jump | Super Sonic Boost | Spinning Hammer Attack | Spiral Upper | Tag Action | Tail Spin Attack | Tail Swipe | Tornado Attack | Upper Spin | Wall Climb | Wind Attack
Mid-Air Trick Actions Big Air ( Happy Spring, Hop Jump, Petit Step) | Long Wind Jump ( Humming Top, Sweet Roll, Window Jump) | Stop 'n' Slam ( Bound Attack, Spinning Hammer Attack, Propeller Descent, Hip Drop)
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) William Corkery ( | Tails) Scott Dreier ( | Knuckles) Jon St. John (Announcer) | Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Sarah Wulfeck (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic the Hedgehog) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Sayaka Aoki (
Act Ring | Angel Island | Aqua Shield | Balloon | Bungee Rope | Chao Playground | Chaos Emerald | Corkscrew loop | Dash Panel | Factory Ring | Fan | Fly Type | Flywheel | Freeze | Goal Medal | Grind Rail | Gymnastic Bar | High-speed warp tube | Item Box ( Invincibility, Maximum Speed, Ring Magnet, Shield, 1-Up, 5/10/ Random Ring Bonus) | Minecart | Platform-raising Wheel | Pole | Pulley | Power Type | Propeller Spring | Ramp | Ring | Seesaw | Shuttle loop | Snowblower | Sonic Factory | Special Key | Special Spring | Speed Type | Switch | Time Attack | Tornado 2