A golden hanging Bell.
Hanging Bell is a gimmick that first appeared in  . It is a large hanging bell that can be rung to trigger different effects.
Hanging Bells are large, stereotypical bells resembling
church bells.They are easily a couple of meters tall and have a golden coloration. They always hang from a support inside large buildings. In gameplay, the player can hit the bells with the playable characters to make them ring, which will trigger an effect beneficial to the player. What effect occurs depends on the game.
The Hanging Bell in
. Sonic Adventure
The Bells first appeared in
and its remake, Sonic Adventure . In this game, they are slightly more oblong than in most games, and only appear in Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut Speed Highway. When hit, they drop a limited number of Rings for the player to pick up.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
The Hanging Bell in
. Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
, three Hanging Bells are found inside three towers around Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Castle Town, though they do not trigger any effect on their own when rung. In this game, they can be targeted with the Homing Attack.
In Sonic's Episode, when
Sonic has to enter Aquatic Base, the player has to ring the three Hanging Bells in Castle Town to lower the gate blocking the entrance to Aquatic Base's Mirror of Soleanna. However, the bells will stop ringing after a while, and if the player does not have them all three ringing at the same time, the gate will not unlock.
In the console/
PC version of , the Hanging Bell appears in Sonic Generations Speed Highway. Like in , hitting the bell will release a limited number of Sonic Adventure Rings.
The Hanging Bell in is floating on its own and is not being held up by anything.
It should also be noted that the Autodemo of the same game has a silver hanging bell instead of golden.
BradyGames (1 November 2011). . BradyGames. p. 89. Sonic Generations: BradyGames Official Strategy Guide ISBN 978-0761555100.
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