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Rainbow Rings (レインボーリング Reinbōringu?) are multi-colored rings that are encountered in several different levels in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Description

The rings launch characters in a specific direction when a playable character passes through them, as well as giving extra points to the player. In Sonic Generations, they are also used to start Trick Actions.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

In Sonic Heroes, the Rainbow Rings are placed in groups of three, mostly after Ramps. When passing through them the playable characters will do a mid-air trick and earn bonus points (a thousand for the leader, eight hundred for other characters) as well as a Ring each. If the player can make all three characters on the team jump into a Rainbow Ring, the player acquires a bonus of ten Rings.

Sonic Rush series

Sonic Rush

In Sonic Rush, Rainbow Rings are used to launch the player in midair and allow the player to perform Trick Actions to earn points and fill up the Tension Gauge. They usually appear alongside their regular Dash Ring counterparts, often as the last Ring the player passes through in a group of Dash Rings, but can also appear on their own.

Sonic Rush Adventure

In Sonic Rush Adventure, the Rainbow Rings appeared and functioned identically to that of Sonic Rush. In addition, both Acts of Haunted Ship feature special sections where the player passes through Rainbow Rings in a 3D perspective that occurs right after the player is launched from a cannon. The player needs to press a specific button just as they pass through a Rainbow Ring in order to increment a Trick Combo which will award energy to the player's Tension Gauge at the end of these sections. If the player does not press the correct button at a Rainbow Ring, the Trick Combo is lost.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Rainbow Rings appears in the action stages where they can help the player reach otherwise unreachable locations or take a shortcut. When passing through them, the player is awarded bonus points.

Sonic Unleashed

In Sonic Unleashed, the Rainbow Rings work exactly as they did in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and serve the same role. They only appear in the game's daytime Stages.

Sonic Colors

In Sonic Colors, like in Sonic Unleashed, the Rainbow Rings award the player with a bonus of five thousand points upon passing through them and to reach other location.

Sonic Generations

In Sonic Generations, passing through a Rainbow Ring allows the player to perform Freestyle Tricks. Unlike other games however, they do not give bonus points but they can fill the Boost Gauge.

Sonic Runners series

Sonic Runners

In Sonic Runners, passing through a Rainbow Ring grants the player two thousand points in addition to the regular midair dash.

Sonic Runners Adventure

In Sonic Runners Adventure, passing through a Rainbow Ring allows the playable characters to pull in nearby Rings and Super Rings during the midair dash.

Sonic Forces

The Rainbow Rings appear in Sonic Forces where their appearance and function are identical to that of Sonic Colors.

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