Rings Battle is is one of the battle mode competitions in Sonic Rivals 2 played in Act 2 of every zone. During the story, most of the characters( with an exception of Shadow and Rouge ) play this battle mode against their rival in Act 2 of Frontier Canyon Zone .
The objective for the player is to simply collect more Rings than his/her rival within a time limit.In Free Play, the player is able to set the time limit for 0:45, 1:30 or 3:00. Each time the rings are collected they disapear for a few moments and they return again. Each character has a bar near his/her face down the screen. When a character collects rings if he/she has more rings than his rival the bar will be filled toward him/ her or else the rival's bar will be decreased.The characters Signature move meter is filled faster because of the large amount of rings that can be collected The player can reduce his/her rival's rings using signature moves,attacks andPower- Up's .