Several seesaws as seen in Sonic Generations.
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Color variable gimmicks that basically is metallic board with cylinder base on the bottom. Usually having small bomb, spiked ball or smaller enemy as other side of the seesaw.
Seesaws are gimmicks, that are seen several times in Sonic the Hedgehog games, which help the player getting bounced to the air while also able to reach high places of the level. It makes its first appearence in original 16-bit version of original Sonic the Hedgehog.
It normally consists of a damaging object in the other end, so the player must be careful to not touch it. There is a trick to make the seesaw throw you higher, if you stay in the middle of it when the spike or round-shaped badnik comes down.
Despite being somewhat different gimmick or method on several appearances, seesaws are the most generally seen as grey metallic boards or plates, that have different colored cylinder base in the middle of bottom. Sometimes seesaws are seen to have poles are floating in the air as well. The other side of seesaw lies either bomb, smaller spiked ball or something else that can hurt the player by simply touching it. Because of small object's weighing more than the air itself, it makes seesaw turning its direction to the counterparty where the object is lying.
The seesaws can affect in the game, as the player jumps to the empty side of seesaw, the objects starts bouncing to the air. While it falls to empty side of seesaw and the player is now other side of the seesaw, object's hard landing burst the player himself to the air. Depending on how high the object is being sent, the player can be sent even more higher.
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)Edit
Seesaws were first seen at Star Light Zone in 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog, where a gray spike ball is on the other side. Some seesaws can spot floating in the air. Also, during the boss fight with the Egg Mobile, Robotnik drops mines to the seesaws, so player can firing them off to hit Egg Mobile, before it explodes.
Different looking seesaw also appears at 8-bit version of the game, as it appears few times in Bridge Zone. The other side of seesaw has light blue libra weight and the seesaw itself is set on to the long pole with brown orb on top of the pole.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2Edit
Seesaws appeared at Hill Top Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, as boards are colored as light blue, green bottom base with small pole being set under it. The other side of seesaw has red Sol that is able to hurt, if the player touches it. These seesaws are usually set on the ground but, sometimes these gimmicks also float dangerously below the lava pool.
Seesaws appear in Sonic CD, as these objects seem to look and work different way comparing to previous games. In this game they are seen only at Wacky Workbench, where they have a rocket on the bottom where you need to jump on other sides of the seesaw which makes the seesaw move to higher.
Another different variant of seesaws can be found at Metallic Madness, which aren't as useful. The player is only able to get to the front plate as the other plate is seen behind with spike ball on it. If the player jumps to the front plate, it will launch the spiked ball in the air and falls to the player's neck.
Sonic & KnucklesEdit
Mushroom-type seesaw appears at Mushroom Hill Zone in Sonic & Knuckles as the other side of them has small metallic libra weight, which doesn't bounce to other side of seesaw but bounce only at the same point. Metallic libra weight also only flies at the same height each time, while it doesn't make the seesaw bounce player any more higher.
Sonic Advance 3Edit
Red and white colored seesaws appear in Sonic Advance 3. These seesaws are featured at Route 99 and Chaos Angel as the other sides of seesaws have black spike balls. Some of them also are seen floating in the air, where the player has to reach by jumping.
Seesaws make reappearance at few challenges in Sonic Generations, as having detailed look with purple orb in the middle of it and having grey spike-balls on the other side, like at its first appearance in Star Light Zone. One of them includes Rouge: The Bombardier challenge, where the player has get to the Goal Plate by avoiding purple Heart Bombs by Rouge the Bat and have to use seesaws to get upper levels of the challenge act. Some of Heart Bombs are located really close at wall to seesaw, as the player have to be careful to not touch them while bouncing higher with seesaw.
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
Sonic the Hedgehog Story ComicEdit
In the Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic Volume 2's story Clash!! South Island, as Sonic, Ricky and Cucky are hurrying up to the Star Land Zone and discover Egg Capsule above, Sonic notices seesaw with spike on its other side, as he knows it's hard to reach to the capsule. Sonic then used seesaw and bounces straight up to capsule but Orbinaut gets to the way. Despite that, Sonic defeats the Orbinaut with Spin Attack and lands to near of capsule.
Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992Edit
Single seesaw make brief appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1992' story "Space-Hedgehog", as Sonic gets freed from space rocket where Robotnik locked him, while he suddenly got tied up from foot to the launched space rocket's rope, which only few moments later gets cut. Sonic gets out of rocket and lands to the empty seesaw at Hill Top Zone. After that, Robotnik lands to the other side of seesaw which bounces Sonic to the air, while Robotnik is seen been fainted and sleepy on seesaw at the end of story.
Adventures of Sonic the HedgehogEdit
In the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog episode "Super Special Sonic Search & Smash Squad" a seesaw appeared where Sonic made Scratch and Grounder open their mouth then Tails dropped a seesaw then Sonic jump on it making the two anvils flying inside Scratch and Grounder's mouths. In the episode "Slowwww Going" Sonic made a seesaw which it was made by wood to launch the wood to the Sloth's Home.
The seesaw reappeared in the episode "Close Encounter of the Sonic Kind" it appear when Prince Charmock was walking on the other side where Sonic stop him, Scratch and Grounder use the magnet which accidentally aim at the rock which made the seesaw moved upward which it released the rock and hit them. When Scratch and Grounder was trying to get the nose from Sonic they fell on the ground and the side of the seesaw fell on them.
The Seesaw briefly appeared at Genesis arc. in Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 227, where it was used by Sonic the Hedgehog, Sally Acorn and Rotor Walrus, when they were passing through the Star Light Zone.
- In Simon Wai's prototype of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, seesaws are seen to have generic orb on the other side of it, instead of Sol without fireballs from the final version.