Bonus Stage (Sonic Labyrinth)
From Sonic Retro
|Bonus level, Sonic Labyrinth|
|Number of Acts: 2|
The Bonus Stage of Sonic Labyrinth is a well-hidden little level where Sonic can find a missing Chaos Emerald. Sonic is awarded an Emerald after defeating each boss, and Eggman drops the fifth while escaping after the final battle against his Smiley Bomb. That still leaves one Emerald unaccounted for: clear the game without it and you'll get the bad ending along with a cryptic hint as to where the missing gem may be found. In Zone 2-3 (Labyrinth of the Sea)on the lower right edge of the board you may notice a closed door marked "BONUS". To get inside, hop into the cannon found on the lower left hand corner of the stage: while in the cannon, press and hold along with buttons and simultaneously. Continue holding until the cannon fires and Sonic gets dropped onto a secret platform with the switch for the bonus door.
Once inside, the Bonus Stage is a wide open board with plenty of bumpers and a dozen rings. The goal is to bounce around and grab as much loot as you can within the scant 30 second time limit. Each ring on the board is worth a full 25: grab 4 to earn a 1up. When your time is up (or if you fall over the edge), you're ejected back into Zone 2-3. Note that while you never actually see the last Chaos Emerald, it's automatically added to your stock regardless of how many Rings you managed to nab in the bonus stage. Clear the game with all 6 Emeralds to view the good ending and receive the level select code.
|“||Hidden in the game are two special doors. Unlock the doors, and for a limited time you will enter a special Bonus stage, where you grab rings for extra points. How do you unlock the doors? Therein lies the challenge... though you might receive a hint once you've defeated Dr. Robotnik!||„|