Special Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 8-Bit)
|Special Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 8-Bit|
|Features in||Sonic the Hedgehog (8-Bit)|
|Number of Zones||4 (8 variations)|
This is the Special Zone specific for Sonic the Hedgehog (8-Bit) game for the Master System and Game Gear. Contrary to all Special Zones found in other games, this special zone does not contain any Chaos Emeralds and is really more of a Bonus Stage. However, it is referred to in the game as a Special Zone. To enter the special zone Sonic must simply finish an act with 50 rings or more on hand.
Technically there are only 4 different stages, however, when entering the 1st stage for the second time, the stage changes to add platforms to make it more difficult to traverse. The alterations carry on to the other 3 levels as well once they are entered for the second time.
 Special Zone
These Special Zones are small areas covered in springs, traditional round star bumpers and large bumper podiums. Hidden within the levels are a number of continue boxes (earning the player an extra Continue) and extra lives, as well as a multitude of rings. The player is given a certain amount of time in the stage, although passing the end goal post will end the stage.
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