Damaging the player Reaching higher areas
Weight (, ウエイト Ueito ) ? or  black slab, is an obstacle that first appeared in . It is a large slab that falls down on the player when passing under it and causes damage, but can also be used as a platform.
Sonic Adventure 2
Generally speaking, the Weights are large rectangular blocks, most of which are made of metal while others appear to be made of rock. Their design slightly differs from game to game, but they are usually dark gray in coloration with red outlines.
In gameplay, Weights can be found in various
Stages where they float in midair. When the player gets below them though, they will fall down and squash the playable characters. Unlike Crushers though, which cause the player to lose a life when they fall down on the playable characters, the Weights only inflict regular damage. After falling down, the Weights will then rise up into the air again, and try crush the player once more if they get under it again. However, they also have a helpful side, as the player can climb on top of Weights and use them as rising and falling platforms.
Sonic Adventure 2
The Weight in
Sonic Adventure 2.
Weights' first appearance was in
and its remake Sonic Adventure 2 , where they resemble black blocks with a hook on the top and red outlines on the edges. They can be found in Stages such as Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Pumpkin Hill and Mission Street.
In this game, Weights can be controlled by
Switches to reach otherwise unreachable areas. Using a Switch connected to a Weight is signified by the Weight's red outlines being disabled and the Weight itself rising up into the air. However, this effect is only temporary and will wear off after a short while.
, Weights are still black slabs. However, they have a more detailed design, possessing rounded edges and corners, red outlines at the edges of the bottom and yellow-green lights on the corners. Whenever a Weight is about to come down or rise up, the yellow-green lights on it flashes. They can be found in several Sonic Heroes Stages, like Power Plant, Bullet Station, Lost Jungle and Hang Castle.
In this game, certain Weights can be destroyed by the player with any playable character. Such weights are recognized by their more prominent purple shade, greater thickness and smaller surface area. If the player get crushed by the Weights, the player will lose the character leading the playable team, though the character can be recovered by destroying the Weight, passing a
Checkpoint or performing a Team Blast.
Shadow the Hedgehog
Weights also appear in
where they are referred to as Shadow the Hedgehog black slabs. Here, their appearance is closer to the one they had in Sonic Adventure 2, but with only one red outline, no hook and a lighter coloration. In this game, the player can temporarily stop the Weights' movements by shooting them with weapons.
The Spike Trap in
. Sonic Generations
Spike Trap is variant of the regular Weight. They are very similar, except that have Spikes on their bottom surface. They only appear in Rooftop Run in the console/ PC version of . Whenever they are about to fall, the red outlines on them flash.
Sonic Adventure 2: Prima's Official Strategy Guide pg. 13
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