Special Stage Key
Entering Special Stages
Special Stage Key (, also called the スペシャルステージキー Supesharu Sutēji Kī ) ? Special Key, is an item found in stages of and Sonic Heroes . It is a golden, sparkling key, that by collecting it, allows entrance to the Sonic Advance 3 Special Stage.
Special Key in
. Sonic Heroes
Sonic Heroes, the Special Stage Keys can be found and collected in a similar way as the Chao Key from , but instead of being in a box, it is usually contained in a Sonic Adventure 2 Cage. To keep this key, the leading character must not be hurt (doesn't disappear if the leading character had a Shield) throughout the rest of the stage or lose a life (e.g. falling into a bottomless pit.) After completing the stage, the team is taken to the Special Stage. In the Super Hard Mode, all the Special Keys are replaced with Power Cores instead.
Sonic Advance 3
A similar key item called the "
Special Key" appears in , which can be found in certain areas in an act of a Sonic Advance 3 zone, when the player has found all ten Chao from the each zone. The player can collect the key, clear the act and then go to the locked Special Spring on the hub world to enter the Special Stage. Whether the player passes/fails to complete the Special Stage, the player has to go back to one of the zone's acts and get another Special Key.
In the early versions of , the Special Stage does not need to be finished; the players could just exit the stage while retaining the Special Key in their possession.
Sonic Advance 3
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Team Sonic Sonic | Tails | Knuckles
Team Rose Amy | Cream | Cheese | Big
Team Dark Shadow | Rouge | Omega
Team Chaotix Espio | Charmy | Vector
Team Super Sonic Super Sonic | Super Tails | Super Knuckles
Eggman | Metal Sonic ( Neo Metal Sonic) | Chocola | Froggy | Shadow Android
Cameron | Egg Bishop | Egg Hammer | Egg Knight | Egg Magician | Egg Pawn | Egg Pawn (Casino version) | E-2000 | E-2000R | Falco | Flapper | Gold Cameron | Gold Klagen | Heavy-Egg Hammer | Klagen | Rhinoliner | Pumpkin ghost
Stages 1P stages
Sea Gate | Seaside Hill* | Ocean Palace | Grand Metropolis* | Power Plant | Casino Park | BINGO Highway* | Rail Canyon* | Bullet Station | Frog Forest* | Lost Jungle | Hang Castle | Mystic Mansion | Egg Fleet* | Final Fortress | Special Stage*
City Top | Casino Ring | Turtle Shell | Egg Treat | Pinball Match | Hot Elevator | Seaside Course | City Course | Casino Course | Road Rock | Mad Express | Terror Hall
2P Play Mode Action Race | Battle | Bobsled Race | Expert Race | Quick Race | Ring Race | Special Stage
Egg Albatross | Egg Emperor | Egg Hawk | Metal Madness | Metal Overlord | Robot Carnival | Robot Storm | Team Chaotix | Team Dark | Team Rose | Team Sonic
Manoeuvres Homing Attack | Kick | Light Dash | Propeller Hammer | Rocket Accel | Shuriken | Spin | Swinging Hammer Attack | Tornado Jump ( Black Tornado, Blue Tornado, Leaf Swirl, Tornado Hammer) | Triangle Jump
Manoeuvres Auto Homing | Body Press | Bubblegum Descent | Fire Combination | Fire Dunk | Fire Launcher | Fireball Jump | Forward Power Attack | Hammer Down | Jump Fire Knock | Jump Fireball | Remote Power Attack ( Fireball, Fire Knock) | Triangle Dive | Umbrella Descent | Wide Power Attack ( Big Fishing, Omega Arm, Vector Breath, Volcanic Dunk)
Manoeuvres Ascending Flight | Cheese Attack | Dummy Ring Bomb | Sting Attack | Thunder Shoot | Quick Ascent
Team Blast Sonic Overdrive | Chaos Inferno | Flower Festival | Chaotix Recital | Super Sonic Power
Crouch | Crystal Attack | Grind Step | Grinding | Jump Dash | Lightspeed Attack | Spin Jump
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic, Metal Sonic) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) William Corkery ( | Tails) Scott Drier ( | Knuckles) David Humphrey ( | Shadow) Lani Minella ( | Rouge, Omochao) Jon St. John ( | Omega, Big) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Sarah Wulfeck ( | Cream) Bill Corkery ( | Espio) Marc Biagi ( | Vector) Emily Corkery (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic the Hedgehog, Metal Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Taiten Kusunoki ( | Omega) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Takashi Nagasako ( | Big) Yūki Masuda ( | Espio) Kenta Miyake ( | Vector) Yōko Teppōzuka ( | Charmy) Etsuko Kozakura (
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Armored train | Ball Switch | Bingo | Bobsled | Bomb | Bumper | Bumper wall | Cage | Cannon | Capsule | Casino chip | Castle Key | Cell Key | Chaos Emerald | Rival bosses | Container ( Cage) | Conveyor Belt | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Detonator Switch | Dummy Ring | Egg Bazooka | Egg Fleet | Egg Gun | Egg Spear | Emblem | Engine Core | Fan | Flipper | Flower | Fly Type | Formation Change Gate | Giant Frog | Giant Switch | Goal Ring | Grind Rail | Haunted Towers | Health Gauge | Hermit crab | HEXAeco | Hint Ring | Item Box ( Barrier, Fly Charge, High Speed, Invincible, Rings, Power Core, Team Blast Ring, 1-Up) | Kao | Laser Field Block | Light Spider Mark | Mushroom | Orb switch | Palm Plants | Pole | Power Gong | Power Type | Propeller | Pulley | Sonic Heroes Puzzle | Rainbow Ring | Ramp | Rank | Ring | Shuttle loop | Slot Machine | Speed Type | Special Stage Key | Sphere | Super Hard Mode | Switch | Target Switch | Team Blast Gauge | Torch | Trolley | Vine | Warp Flower | Weight | Wide Spring
*Stage is also playable in 2P Battle mode.
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Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Cream | Cheese | Vanilla | Amy | Eggman | Gemerl ( Ultimate Gemerl) | Chao | Omochao
Zones Route 99 | Sunset Hill | Ocean Base | Toy Kingdom | Twinkle Snow | Cyber Track | Chaos Angel | Altar Emerald | Nonaggression | Special Stage
Egg Hammer 3 | Egg Ball No.2 | Egg Foot | Egg Cube | Egg Chaser | Egg Pinball | Egg Gravity | Hyper Eggrobo | Ultimate Gemerl
Akatento | Ape | Bu-bu | Buzzer | Clam | Condor | Gaogao | Gekogeko | Ginpe | Guards | Guruguru | Hariisen | Jousun | Juggling | Kamaki | Kyacchaa | Marrun | Minimole | Muugaden | Spina | Takkon | Uutsubo | Yadokka | Yukigasen
techniques Regular moves
Amy Dash | Big Hammer Attack | Boost Mode | Bound Attack | Chao Attack | Chao Ball Attack | Chao Spinning Attack | Dash Climb | Double Mid-Air Glide | Double Punch | Drill Claw | Fire Sliding | Flying | Floating Fall | Hammer Attack | Hammer Jump | Hammer Propeller Flying | Head Slide | High Propeller Flying | Hip Drop | Homing Attack | Jump Dash | Leap | Mid-Air Dash Glide | Propeller Flying | Mid-Air Chao Attack | Mid-Air Chao Ball Attack | Mid-Air Chao Spinning Attack | Mid-Air Glide | Mid-Air Hammer Attack | Mid-Air Hammer Jump | Skid Attack | Spin | Spin Dash | Spin Jump | Super Sonic Boost | Spinning Hammer Attack | Spiral Upper | Tag Action | Tail Spin Attack | Tail Swipe | Tornado Attack | Upper Spin | Wall Climb | Wind Attack
Mid-Air Trick Actions Big Air ( Happy Spring, Hop Jump, Petit Step) | Long Wind Jump ( Humming Top, Sweet Roll, Window Jump) | Stop 'n' Slam ( Bound Attack, Spinning Hammer Attack, Propeller Descent, Hip Drop)
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) William Corkery ( | Tails) Scott Dreier ( | Knuckles) Jon St. John (Announcer) | Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Sarah Wulfeck (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic the Hedgehog) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Sayaka Aoki (
Act Ring | Angel Island | Aqua Shield | Balloon | Bungee Rope | Chao Playground | Chaos Emerald | Corkscrew loop | Dash Panel | Factory Ring | Fly Type | Flywheel | Freeze | Goal Medal | Grind Rail | Gymnastic Bar | High-speed warp tube | Item Box ( Invincibility, Maximum Speed, Ring Magnet, Shield, 1-Up, 5/10/ Random Ring Bonus) | Minecart | Platform-raising Wheel | Pole | Pulley | Power Type | Propeller Spring | Ramp | Ring | Seesaw | Shuttle loop | Snowblower | Sonic Factory | Special Key | Special Spring | Speed Type | Switch | Time Attack | Tornado 2