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The mushroom[1] is a reoccurring gimmick that first appeared in Sonic & Knuckles. It is a type of bouncy fungus found on earth and in the World of Camelot. Similar to the Spring, it can be used by the player to bounce on.

Description

The mushrooms are usually very similar to real-life agaric mushrooms, with a wide umbrella-like cap and long stern connecting it to a solid surface. However, these mushrooms are much larger, being wide enough for someone like Sonic to stand on their cap. Their caps are usually orange, but can also come in other colors, like red, green and blue.

In gameplay, the player can jump on top of mushrooms to bounce higher up into the air, much like the Spring gimmick. However, they are rarely aligned for anything else than vertical ascension. Also, a special trick can sometimes be used to further their mechanics.

Games appearances

Sonic & Knuckles

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Sonic using a mushroom in Sonic & Knuckles.

In Sonic & Knuckles and its extension Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, mushrooms exclusively appears in Mushroom Hill Zone, which is fitting due to the large amounts of mushrooms growing there.

Sonic Heroes

In Sonic Heroes, mushrooms made their first 3D appearance, where they look like they did in Sonic & Knuckles, except their stalk is smaller. They only appear in Frog Forest and Lost Jungle. In gameplay, mushrooms can be summoned according to the player's usage of the Stages' Giant Frogs; green frogs make rain that make the mushroom grow in size and become usable to the player, while black frogs make rain that cause them to shrink down.

Sonic Rush Adventure

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Sonic using a mushroom in Sonic Rush Adventure.

In Sonic Rush Adventure, the mushrooms are much larger and with a wider cap, making them akin to platforms. Also, when bouncing on them, they release puffs of spores. In this game, they appear exclusively in Plant Kingdom, Hidden Island 6 and Hidden Island 7

In gameplay, orange mushrooms bounce the player upward and pink mushrooms bounce the player at a roughly 45° or 315° angle. After bouncing off of any mushroom the player is free to perform Trick Actions.

Sonic and the Black Knight

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A mushroom in Sonic and the Black Knight.

In Sonic and the Black Knight, the mushrooms are much smaller and give off faint light. They appeared in both Dragon's Lair and Crystal Cave. In gameplay, by pressing WiiDSA at the right time once the playable characters fall back on it, they can bounce even higher, which can lead to special items or alternate paths.

Sonic Generations

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, mushrooms appear in both Act 1 and 2 of Mushroom Hill Zone. In this game, they work exactly as in Sonic & Knuckles.

In other media

Archie Comics

Brobdingnagian Fungi

The mushrooms in the Archie Comics.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the mushrooms are called "Brobdingnagian Fungi", which in layman's terms means "Giant Mushroom". They grow in large droves on Angel Island.

Gallery

References

  1. Sonic Team (March 13, 2009). Sonic and the Black Knight. Nintendo Wii. Sega. Area: Crystal Cave. "Caliburn: Couldn't you use that mushroon to jump to a higher elevation?"
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