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I'm fairly sure it's Mecha Sonic. He appears in Sonic 2. Here is an image of him in-game:


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Super Sonic Super Transformation (Sūpā-ka) is a frequently recurring gameplay feature and story element within the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It was first referred to by name in Sonic Heroes. It was known as 'Super' back in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, when you collected all the Emeralds the text would say "Now Sonic can be Super Sonic" (and again in Sonic 3 and ...


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Ok, having gotten curious, there's an in-universe answer and a real answer. The real answer is that at the time of the first Sonic the Hedgehog (1991), Sega was fighting for its life against Nintendo and the expected playstation-1. They cribbed a lot from Nintendo's most popular series, super-mario-bros. As Brent Kice wrote for Sonic's entry in 100 Greatest ...


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The screenshot is from Ultimate Sonichaos and the game I was looking for is Legendary Sonichaos, both by Magicgrafx...


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While there are real-world machines which accelerate objects horizontally and release them, I think that the specific appearance is mostly meant to be legible in the context of the game: the L shape is a platform to stand on that you won't slide off (possible visual reference: ski bindings), and the round wheelish bit suggests that it is movable/active (...


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Sonic also has a Werehog form which was introduced and used in Sonic Unleashed. This form was obtained when Sonic was exposed to Dark Gaia's power which allows him to transform into this form at night in the game.


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When trying to find a background story or history for the Rings in the Sonic series, it's important to know that they originate from a time where most game elements were added to games because they were considered an expected staple rather than to tell a story. As others have mentioned, there probably isn't any real (original) background story for them and ...


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"Sonic: The next level" is a ROM hack made by MarkeyJester and originally posted here


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They're actually different guys... who are the same guy: Dr. Ivo Robotnik is a nemesis of Sonic's. Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is the alternate history version of the first Dr. Robotnik, who eventually crossed over to the main timeline to become a nemesis of Sonic's after the first one was finally defeated. So, two different guys, but kind of also the same ...


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