Maximum Tension Bonus
The Item Box containing Maximum Tension Bonus in
power-up with a meteor/star on the screen.
Maximum Tension Bonus, also known as the  Max Tension Bonus  (, is a recurring MAXテンションボーナス Makkusu Tenshonbōnasu ) ? Item Box power-up in . A more powerful version of the Sonic the Hedgehog series Tension Bonus, it can fully charge the Tension Gauge.
When depicted on
Item Boxes, the Maximum Tension Bonus' icon varies in design between games. When obtaining this power-up, it refills the player's Tension Gauge to its maximum, overcharging it and enabling unlimited use of the Super Boost/ Fire Boost for a short time.
Within the multiplayer, the Item Boxes containing this power-up are marked with two vertical arrows pointing in opposite directions. When obtained in the games' multiplayer, the Maximum Tension Bonus will simultaneously influence the opponents' Tension Gauge negatively.
The Maximum Tension Bonus first appeared in
under the name Sonic Rush Max Tension Bonus  (. In this game, the MAXテンションボーナス Makkusu Tenshonbōnasu ) ? Item Boxes with this power-up in Gameplay mode are marked with a sparkeling yellow star icon, like the one on top of the Tension Gauge. When using this power-up in the game's Battle mode (multiplayer), the opponent's Tension Gauge also becomes depleted.
Sonic Rush Adventure
, this power-up became known as the Sonic Rush Adventure Maximum Tension Bonus. In the game's Battle mode (multiplayer) however, it is referred to as the  Tension Bonus. Here, the icon for the  Item Boxes in Adventure Mode with the Maximum Tension Bonus depicts a red and white meteor. When using this power-up in Battle mode, it also depletes the opponent's Tension Gauge to zero.
The Max Tension Bonus' icon in the Battle Mode of
Main article | Gallery | Staff | Glitches
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | Cream | Vanilla | Blaze ( Burning Blaze) | Dr. Eggman | Dr. Eggman Nega | Animals ( Camel, Cat, Elephant, Gorilla, Koala, Kangaroo, Lion, Mole, Monkey, Parrot, Peacock, Penguin, Rabbit, Seal, Skunk, Swallow) | Flicky | Ricky | Pocky | Wocky
Stages Leaf Storm | Water Palace | Mirage Road | Night Carnival | Huge Crisis | Altitude Limit | Dead Line | Unknown | Exception | Special Stages*
Battle Flapper | Bomb Hawk | Cannon Flapper | Egg Bishop | Egg Diver | Egg Hammer | Egg Pawn | Egg Pawn (spear) | Egg Pawn Bunny | Egg Pawn Manager (gun) | Egg Pawn Manager (SF gun) | Falco | Flapper | Gun Hunter | Klagen | Laser Flapper | Rhinos Bling | Solid Pawn
Egg Hammer Mega | Egg Turtle | Egg Scarab | Egg Libra | Egg Hammer Fortress | Egg Eagle | Sonic/Blaze | Egg King | Egg Salamander
Axel Jump | Axel Tornado | Boost Mode | Burning Fire Boost | Burst Dash | Burst Hover | Fire Boost | Homing Attack | Hop Jump | Humming Top | Jump Dash | Jump Step | Spin Dash | Spin Jump | Super Boost | Super Sonic Boost | Trick Action
English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Eggman Nega) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Rebecca Honig ( | Cream) Bella Hudson (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman, Eggman Nega) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Nao Takamori (
Original Groove Rush A New Day | Right There, Ride On | Back 2 Back | Ethno Circus | Ska Cha Cha | Jeh Jeh Rocket | Get Edgy | What U Need | Metal Scratchin' | Vela Nova | Bomber Barbara | Wrapped in Black | Raisin' Me Up
Air Bubbles | Blaze's world | Bungee Rope | Cannon | Chaos Emerald | Corkscrew loop | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Electric Generator | Giant Waterwheel | Goal Ring | Hang Glider | Health Gauge | High-speed warp tube | Item Box ( Super Ring, Shield, Lightning Shield, Invincibility, Tension Bonus, Max Tension Bonus, Slow, Attract, Confusion) | Jump Panel | Rainbow Ring | Real-Time Interaction | Ring | Shuttle loop | Sol Emerald | Special Generator* | Spring Pole | Switch | Time Attack | Tension Gauge | Winding Rope | Zip Line
Main article | Gallery | Script | Staff
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Blaze ( Burning Blaze) | Tails | Marine | Coconut Crew ( Setter, Tabby, Colonel, Kylok, Daikun, Muzy) | Gardon | Norman | Captain Whisker | Mini & Mum | Johnny | Doctor Eggman | Doctor Eggman Nega
Stages Whale Point* | Plant Kingdom | Machine Labyrinth | Coral Cave | Haunted Ship | Blizzard Peaks | Sky Babylon | Pirates' Island | Big Swell | Deep Core | Hidden Islands ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) | Johnny's Race*
Ghost Rex | Ghost Pendulum | Ghost Kraken | Ghost Pirate | Ghost Whale | Ghost Condor | Captain Whisker and Johnny | Ghost Titan | Egg Wizard
Angler Fish | Cave Bat robot | Crabmeat | Flaming Skull | Green-faced Ghost | Green skeleton pawn | Labyrinth Soldier | Pirahna bot | Pirate Hogan | Ptera | Red skeleton pawn | Skeleton Hang Glider | Skeleton Pirate | Skeleton Swordsman | Snowball Hider | Snowflake | Steampacker | Triceratank | Wrench Swinger
Wave Cyclone | Ocean Tornado | Aqua Blast | Deep Typhoon | Magma Hurricane | SS Tornado EX | SS Marine | SS Super-Marine
Axel Jump | Axel Tornado | Boost Mode | Burning Fire Boost | Burst Dash | Burst Hover | Deflect | Fire Boost | Grind Step | Hop Jump | Homing Attack | Humming Top | Jump Dash | Jump Step | Spin Dash | Spin Jump | Super Boost | Super Sonic Boost* | Trick Action
English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Eggman Nega) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Bella Hudson ( | Blaze) Lonnie Hirsch ( | Captain Whisker) Christopher Pellegrini (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman, Eggman Nega) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nao Takamori ( | Blaze) Shinya Fukumatsu ( | Captain Whisker) Kota Nemoto (
A New Venture | Blaze's world | Bomb | Bungee Rope | Chaos Emerald | Checkpoint | Corkscrew loop | Combo | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Fountain | Freeze | Hang Glider | Health Gauge | High-speed warp tube | Icicle | Iron ball | Item Box ( Attract, Boost Up, Confusion, High Speed, Invincibility, Lightning Shield, Maximum Tension Bonus, Repair, Super Ring, Shield, Tension Bonus, Score Bonus, Slow) | Jeweled Scepter | Material ( Blue, Iron, Green, Bronze, Red, Silver, Aqua, Gold, Black) | Jump Panel | Minecart | Missions | Mushroom | Rainbow Ring | Sea Chart | Shuttle loop | Sol Emerald | Southern Island | Power of the Stars | Real-Time Interaction | Ring | Sonic Rush Adventure Flash | Sonic Rush Adventure Original Soundtrack | Tension Gauge | Time Attack | Treasure Chest | Vine | Winding Rope