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Super transformation is a frequently recurring gameplay feature and story element within the fictional universe of the Sonic the Hedgehog series that allows the player to play as a powered up version of the character. The resulting powered up characters are given a name according to the method used to transform. The ability is traditionally obtained by collecting all of the Chaos Emeralds in addition to 50 Rings, as was the case in the Genesis games starting with Sonic the Hedgehog 2.[1] The player can also collect the Sol Emeralds, activate the Super Emeralds, or break open an Item box with an "S" on it.[2] This article is about super transformation in the comics and TV shows. ... Gameplay includes all player experiences during the interaction with game systems, especially formal games. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring and named after its mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... The Chaos Emeralds, as depicted in Sonic Advance from a side view. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... The Sega Mega Drive ) is a video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988, North America in 1989, and the PAL region in 1990. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Super transformation generally gives the character enhanced speed, similar to using a "High Speed" power up. The transformation also originally gave the character the same effect as the "Invincible" power up.[1] As of Sonic & Knuckles (and all games since), taking damage while using super transformation will result in the character being thrown back a small distance.[3] Even with the transformation enabled, during gameplay the character can still die by falling in a bottomless pit, being crushed, or drowning.[4] Also, in various games, Dr. Eggman's final weapon and Solaris are capable of damaging Sonic even when under super transformation. Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... In the fictional universes of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, there are a significant number of villains present. ...


The compromise in super transformation is that the power is sustained by Rings during gameplay. It originally took 50 Rings to enable the transformation, which are then gradually drained over time. Starting with Sonic R, players are no longer allowed to manually transform, but are simply given the ability through the story. The rings are only used as a gameplay mechanic to limit how long the form can last. The exception to this was Sonic Riders, where only one Ring is needed. Running out of Rings in a final boss battle results in an instant loss of a life, usually due to the character being in unsurvivable conditions such as over a flooded city street or in the cold of space. A screenshot of the PC version of Sonic R. Sonic R (ソニック R) is a racing game developed by Travellers Tales and Sonic Team for the Sega Saturn and PC, the latter version being ported to the GameCube in Sonic Gems Collection. ... Sonic Riders ) is a racing game developed by Sonic Teams UGA Division (a second-party developer for SEGA) for the video game consoles Nintendo GameCube, Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox and PC DVD-ROM. It is the fourth racing game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, preceded by Sonic...


Another general super transformation ability is flight. This was originally unique to Super Sonic as he would fly above the ground at maximum speed, and take to full flight at the end of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The ability is now shared by all transformations and is a defining trait. A character can also hover in midair as, beginning with Sonic Adventure 2, the transformation is usually used in areas high above the ground.[5] The air can also act as the ground as shown in Sonic Heroes, enabling the player to use the same controls as if in a regular level.[6] “SA2” redirects here. ... Sonic Heroes ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Although it is a power up in itself, the super transformation can be powered up further. To do this, the player must collect all seven of the Chaos Emeralds and reactivate them in their powered up state as the "Super Emeralds." Once transformed, the character will then leave afterimages in its wake and be given an ability to instantly kill all enemies on screen (excluding boss battles). This was seen only in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles.[7] For other uses, see Afterimage (disambiguation). ... A wake is the region of turbulence immediately to the rear of a solid body caused by the flow of air or water around the body. ...


In the original games, this feature was used by collecting the seven Chaos Emeralds in "Special Stages". However, in almost all games since Sonic Adventure, it has been saved mainly for the final boss battle. Sonic 3s Special Stage The Special Zone (also called Special Stage) was an important part of the Sega Genesis/Megadrive Sonic the Hedgehog games. ... Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ...


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Much like the "Level Up" enhancements of the Sonic Adventure games, super transformations are character specific. The visual appearance of the transformation and the attacks enabled are character dependent. The characters that can use the ability with are listed below, along with their various transformations.


Sonic the Hedgehog

Super Sonic as seen in Sonic the Hedgehog.

The most frequently seen transformation in the series since its introduction in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog becomes Super Sonic[8] with the aid of the seven Chaos Emeralds.[1] Sonic's blue fur becomes a golden yellow color and his green eyes become red. Originally, Sonic had black eyes which would turn green while transformed. Sonic's quills now stand on end, usually pointing upwards. His back quills are given an angled slant and become more pointed. Other special effects include sparkles as well as cracks of electricity and afterimages. A United States Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in transonic flight. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1012x568, 516 KB) Super Sonic as he appears in Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1012x568, 516 KB) Super Sonic as he appears in Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that was made to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Sonic the Hedgehog ), trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog,[4] is a video game character and the hero of a video game series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, cartoons and books. ...

Sonic performing a super transformation as depicted in Sonic Advance.

When Sonic transforms into his "Super State", he is able to move extremely fast, jumps higher than normal, and break barriers that usually require the Spin Dash.[7] Additionally, Sonic gains an attack called "Sonic Rumble" where he is able to damage an enemy by quickly flying directly to them from a distance and then retreating.[9] Sonic gains an added level of resilience to enemy attacks to the extent depending on the game. However, in the early Sonic games, he is still vulnerable to death by crushing, drowning, falling off the screen or running out of time. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... To meet Wikipedias content policies, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, Sonic Advance, and Sonic Advance 3 Super Sonic is invulnerable to most enemy attacks. In other games, Super Sonic loses fewer Rings if he's hit. Super Sonic is also confirmed to play a part in Super Smash Bros Brawl, as Sonic's Final Smash where he damages his opponent by ramming into them.[10] [11] His appearance in Brawl is the first time since Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles that Sonic has been able to become Super Sonic on any level instead of just in a final battle (not including fanmade hacks and spin-off games where Super Sonic is a separately selectable character.) Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3 ), often abbreviated and literally known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. ... S&K may also refer to S&K Menswear Sonic & Knuckles ) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis in 1994. ... S&K may also refer to S&K Menswear Sonic & Knuckles ) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis in 1994. ... To meet Wikipedias content policies, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Route 99 Zone Sonic Advance 3 ) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Dimps and published by THQ for the Game Boy Advance. ... Super Smash Bros. ... Sonic & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis in 1994. ...


Super Sonic is widely viewed as a homage to Dragon Ball Z and the Super Saiyan transformations within. When asked if comments about this were received from Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, former Sega executive producer Yuji Naka smiled and said no.[12] Super Sonic was also originally to appear in the Hidden Palace Zone of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. However, the idea and the zone were scrapped due to time constraints.[13] For a description of the medieval homage ceremony see commendation ceremony Homage is generally used in modern English to mean any public show of respect to someone to whom you feel indebted. ... “DBZ” redirects here. ... All Super Saiyans that have appeared in the original manga series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Akira Toriyama ) born on 1955-04-05,[2] in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan,[2] is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his work in the Dragon Ball metaseries, as well as the media franchise of the same name which he began in 1984. ... This article is about the video game company. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Hyper Sonic as seen in Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

With the power of the Super Emeralds, Sonic becomes Hyper Sonic.[14] Sonic glows with the colors of the Chaos Emeralds, becomes surrounded by flashing sparks, and leaves afterimages. He is also able to breathe underwater, and has the added ability of a devastating lightning attack. This can be used to "double jump" in any direction and, when performed, destroys all enemies on-screen (except bosses) with a bright flash.[7] It is also noted that when Sonic is in Hyper mode, certain objects glow multiple colors like him, such as Flickies, and Level boxes. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... S&K may also refer to S&K Menswear Sonic & Knuckles ) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis in 1994. ...

Sonic as Darkspine Sonic in Sonic and the Secret Rings.

In Sonic and the Secret Rings, if the player collects all seven World Rings and clears the game, an extra battle can be unlocked in which the player will take control of Darkspine Sonic.[15] Instead of the Chaos Emeralds, he is powered by the aforementioned World Rings. In this state, Sonic's body becomes a deep indigo color, and his muzzle, stomach, and ears become white. His pupils, irises, mouth, gloves, and shoes disappear, and he gains four big glowing rings around his wrists and ankles. He also has two thick, white parallel stripes going up his forehead and down his middle quills, a white stripe around his feet and wrists, and has an orange fiery aura. In a sort of inverse situation from his other transformations, his quills do not point upwards, but instead downwards. His voice is somewhat deeper and more menacing, but his personality remains mostly unchanged, albeit much more aggressive. Unlike Super Sonic, Darkspine Sonic is not invincible, and loses 20 of his Rings if he's hit. In exchange, he can remain in this state for probably an indefinite amount of time. He disengages this form at his own will. Image File history File linksMetadata Darkspines_Sonic. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Darkspines_Sonic. ... Sonic and the Secret Rings, (formerly known by the working title Sonic Wild Fire), is a video game within the Sonic the Hedgehog series that was released exclusively for the Wii on February 20, 2007 in North America, in Europe on March 2, 2007[1] and in Japan on March... Sonic and the Secret Rings, (formerly known by the working title Sonic Wild Fire), is a video game within the Sonic the Hedgehog series that was released exclusively for the Wii on February 20, 2007 in North America, in Europe on March 2, 2007[1] and in Japan on March... In the fictional universes of the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, cartoon series, and comic books, a number of powerful objects exist. ...


While he is able to fly, his ability to sustain the transformation does not depend on Rings. He does not power down if he runs out of Rings. If the player shakes the Wii Remote, the soul gauge fills, and Darkspine Sonic can use Speed Break and Time Break. Other abilities enable Sonic to deflect attacks by using a barrage of kicks. He also has higher attack power and speed.[16]


Miles "Tails" Prower

Super Tails in his ending of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles.

When Tails uses the transformation, he becomes Super Tails.[17] This started in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, where the player needs the seven Super Emeralds to transform.[7] Tails does not change color, but instead glows and is surrounded by four Super Flickies. The Flickies surrounding him instantly attack any nearby mechanical enemies, including bosses. Image File history File links SuperTails2. ... Image File history File links SuperTails2. ... Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ... Flicky is a fictional bluebird who debuted in the arcade game Flicky as the main character and has since become a part of the Sonic the Hedgehog series as a species commonly used for organic batteries in the evil Doctor Eggmans robots, also known as Badniks. ...


Tails's next use of super transformation occurs in Sonic Heroes. Here, the player only needs to obtain the seven Chaos Emeralds and complete the game to transform. His appearance is slightly modified from the original Super Tails, with the addition of a golden energy sphere and the removal of the Super Flickies. Tails is invulnerable in this form and gains an enhancement to his normal "Thunder Shoot" and "Dummy Ring Bomb" abilities.[6] Sonic Heroes ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Knuckles the Echidna

Super Knuckles as seen in Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

First appearing in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and in Sonic & Knuckles as a playable character, Knuckles can transform into Super Knuckles[18] with the power of the Chaos Emeralds, and Hyper Knuckles[19] with the power of the Super Emeralds. Knuckles does not change color, but merely glows while surrounded by a pink aura. His Hyper State looks the same, but leaves afterimages. Hyper Knuckles gains the ability to destroy all on screen enemies by gliding into a wall.[7] Image File history File links Superknuckles. ... Image File history File links Superknuckles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ...


Knuckles's next use of super transformation is in Sonic Heroes. His appearance is slightly modified from the original Super Knuckles, with the replacement of the pink and white energy field by a golden energy sphere (a la Sonic Adventure).[6] His "dreadlocks" float as if he were standing above a large fan. He can effortlessly punch air with enough force to create explosions, and destroy battleships while remaining unscratched.

Mecha Sonic turning Super, then in motion.

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Mecha Sonic

In Sonic & Knuckles, Mecha Sonic achieves a form of super transformation by simply absorbing energy directly from the Master Emerald into a red power core in his chest. During its final battle against Knuckles, Mecha Sonic attains a super transformation in which it simply has a golden-orange hue. Its attacks include spinning toward Knuckles's current position, firing three charged balls of energy, and firing a series of rings.[7] However, it is unable to sustain its power for very long, and can be attacked during such weakened moments. It would loose its super transformation and revert back its blue state after firing three charged energy balls, at which point it would roll back to the Master Emerald and recharge. Also it would momentary lose its super transformation after firing rings a small number of times. It is totally destroyed at the end of the battle, unless the player does not have all the Chaos and Super Emeralds, in which case he appears after the credits sparking with glowing red eyes. Metal Sonic ) is the fictional robotic counterpart and a rival of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... The Master Emerald is a large, green, fictional emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, cartoons and comic book series. ...


Shadow the Hedgehog

Super Shadow as seen in Shadow the Hedgehog.

When Shadow the Hedgehog uses the transformation, he can become Super Shadow.[20] When in a "Super State", his black fur changes into a shiny lemon chiffon color, while his red fur stays solid and non-shiny. He also radiates an aura of either black and red or golden light. In addition to standard transformation gameplay enhancements, Shadow keeps his normal abilities, including his Chaos powers, and they increase in potency. Using his hand, he is able to fire Chaos Spears as either rapid small blasts, or a single charged-up blast of energy.[21] He may also use the "Spear of Light", in which he fires a swarm of more powerful Chaos Spears. This actually serves to resemble the gunplay mechanic of Shadow the Hedgehog. Super Shadow first appears in the final battle of Sonic Adventure 2.[5] Super Shadow is often mistakenly called "Hyper Shadow" due to a misprint in a Sonic Adventure 2 strategy guide.[5] Image File history File links SuperShadowCG.png‎ Summary Screenshot of Super Shadow from Shadow the Hedgehog. This is seen after the final boss is defeated. ... Image File history File links SuperShadowCG.png‎ Summary Screenshot of Super Shadow from Shadow the Hedgehog. This is seen after the final boss is defeated. ... Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a video game starring an anti-hero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... This article is about the video game character. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a video game starring an anti-hero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... “SA2” redirects here. ...


Blaze the Cat

Burning Blaze and Super Sonic as seen in Sonic Rush.

By using super transformation via the Sol Emeralds, Blaze the Cat can transform into Burning Blaze.[22] Blaze's lavender fur becomes pink, and the details on the tip of her ponytail are erased. Her jacket and the tip of her tail become red, and the bottom rim of her jacket turns yellow. The cuffs on her gloves and shoes are engulfed in pink flames, and she is surrounded by an aura of fire. Image File history Links Burning_blaze. ... Image File history Links Burning_blaze. ... Sonic Rush (ソニック ラッシュ Sonikku Rashu) is a Sonic the Hedgehog game for the Nintendo DS. It was developed by Dimps, and published by Sega. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Blaze the Cat ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sonic Team and owned by Sega. ...


Burning Blaze's gameplay is similar to that of Super Shadow's. Players can either rapidly press the attack buttons to launch a series of small fireballs, or hold down the attack button to launch a larger more powerful fireball. Players may also use charged dashes by pressing the jump buttons. However, these dashes are only for speed as she will still take damage if she dashes into an object. Blaze is the first and currently the only female Sonic character with a super transformation.


Silver the Hedgehog

Silver using super transformation as seen in Sonic the Hedgehog.

Silver the Hedgehog is the latest character to use super transformation. While transformed, Silver's fur becomes a white gold color, and his quills float in the same fashion as Knuckles's second transformation. In addition to the standard super transformation power ups, Silver gains a new ability called the "Shield of Light". This allows him to put a circular force field around himself and grab and throw any object (or objects) in that field. He is also able to use charged dashes.[23] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1002x563, 482 KB) Silver the Hedgehog using super transformation in Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1002x563, 482 KB) Silver the Hedgehog using super transformation in Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that was made to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. ... Silver the Hedgehog ) is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ...


See also

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Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Official Solid Gold Guide by Tony Takoushi
  2. ^ This item is accessed through the use of the debug mode in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles, and the combined games Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles and Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic 2.
  3. ^ Sonic Adventure: Official Strategy Guide by BradyGames
  4. ^ Sonic 3 - Secrets of the Games - Official Play Guide by Carlton Books
  5. ^ a b c Sonic Adventure 2: Prima's Official Strategy Guide by Kaizen Media Group
  6. ^ a b c Sonic Heroes: Prima's Official Strategy Guide by Kaizen Media Group
  7. ^ a b c d e f Sonic & Knuckles by Michael Teitelbaum and Ron Zalme
  8. ^ Sonic channel/character/character data/supersonic (HTML). Retrieved on 2007-01-08.
  9. ^ Sonic Shuffle Instruction Manual, Page 23
  10. ^ http://gamevideos.com/video/id/15372
  11. ^ Smash Bros. DOJO!!: Sonic's Bio (HTML). Retrieved on 2007-10-10.
  12. ^ Sonic Jam: Sonic Magazine with Yuji Naka: (HTML). Retrieved on 2007-09-22.
  13. ^ GameSpy: Sega's Yuji Naka Talks! (HTML). Retrieved on 2007-09-22.
  14. ^ http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Artichao/Hyper_Sonic.gif
  15. ^ http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6412/dscn0028iu8.jpg
  16. ^ Sonic & The Secret Rings by David Hodgson
  17. ^ http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Artichao/Super_Tails.gif
  18. ^ http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Artichao/Super_Knuckles.gif
  19. ^ http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Artichao/Hyper_Knuckles.gif
  20. ^ http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/7073/147zv8.png
  21. ^ Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide by Kaizen Media Group
  22. ^ Sonic channel/character/character data/blaze (HTML). Retrieved on 2007-01-08.
  23. ^ Sonic the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide by Fletcher Black

 
 

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