The Number Rings are recurring objects in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are a set of unique rings that grant a gift to the player if they are collected in the right order.


The Number Rings resemble giant green floating numbers surrounded by a circle of smaller green dishes. They always appear in sets of five, each of them displaying a different number from 1 to 5.

In gameplay, the player can earn in-game bonuses by collecting all five local Number Rings in the descending order of their numbers (first collect the Number Ring showing "5", then the one showing "4", then the one showing "3" and so forth). The playable character merely has to walk into the Number Ring to collect it.\. If the player obtains the Number Rings in an incorrect order, the remainder of the Number Rings will disappear.

Game appearances

Sonic Lost World

The Number Rings first appeared in the Wii U/PC version in Sonic Lost World. In gameplay, the Number Ring sets appear within a general area inside a Zone. Should the player successfully collect all Number Rings, they can earn a 1-Up. If the player makes them disappear by not collecting them in the right order, however, they will not reappear unless the player restarts the Zone.

The Number Rings are typically placed in areas with an emphasis on running or Parkour.

Sonic Forces

In Sonic Forces, the Red Star Rings of the stage need to be collected first to then be able to obtain the Number Rings.

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