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Random[1] (ランダム Randamu?) is a recurring monitor power-up in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. When obtained, it gives a random power-up.

Description

The Random's icon on the monitors containing them differ between games, but otherwise depict a question mark on the screen.

This power-up only appears in the multiplayer of the respective games it appears in. When picking up a Random, the player obtains a randomly-selected power-up from those available in its game (excluding the Random power-up itself).

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Random

The Random first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as an unnamed Super item exclusive to the "2 Player VS" competition. In this game, the monitors containing them feature a flickering white screen with a red question mark on them. It is also the default and only monitor power-up encountered in the Zones in "2 Player VS".

After breaking a Random's monitor in this game, it gives either a Super Ring, Invincibility, Shield, Power Sneakers, 1-Up, Eggman Mark or Teleporter.

In the 2013 enhanced port of the game, it is possible to use Random in a single player No Save mode by accessing the Level Select and can bring up a special menu by playing the specific tunes at Sound Test in the following order: 00, 00, 00. The player can toggle to one of the two options in the Items category which replaces all Monitors in the Acts with the Random Monitor which will give a different range of Power-ups when broken depending on which option is selected; the first causes the Random monitor to grant Super Ring, Invincibility, Shield, Power Sneakers, 1-Up, Eggman Mark or Teleporter while the second grants either the Flame Shield, Bubble Shield and Lightning Shield in addition to the aforementioned items.

Sonic Blast

RandomBlast

In Sonic Blast, the Random can be encountered in the Zones. In this game, the monitors containing them feature a black screen with a golden question mark on them.

After breaking a Random's monitor in this game, it gives either a Super Ring, Shield, Power Sneakers, Invincibility, 1-Up (Either Sonic or Knuckles), Marker or Robotnik.

Sonic Mania

To be or not to be that is the question

In Sonic Mania, this power-up is referred to as Random for the first time.[1] In this game, the monitors containing them feature a flickering white screen with a red question mark on them, like in their debut.

Much like in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, it is exclusively to the game's Competition mode. However, it only appears in this mode's Zones if the players enable the "Random" feature in the game rules before a match, which causes all monitor power-ups throughout the mode to be replaced with Random power-ups.

After breaking a Random's monitor in this game, it gives either a Super Ring, Hyper Ring, Invincible, Blue Shield, Power Sneakers, 1-Up, Eggman Mark, Bubble Shield, Fire Shield, Lightning Shield or Player Swap.

A glitch on the PC version of the game allows the player to use Debug Mode to set a Random Item Box in regular Zones too.[2]

References


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