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Goal Ring

From Sonic Retro

A Goal Ring as it appears in Sonic Heroes.

The Goal Ring is an item in the 3D Sonic the Hedgehog games. It is the 3D equivalent of the signpost and ends the stage when a player makes contact with it. Goal Rings are technically Giant Rings, however they are not treated as such as their purpose is to teleport the player to a Special Stage.

Appearance

Other Goal Rings

There are also Back Rings in Sonic Heroes and Sonic Adventure 2 so you could restart the entire Action Stage if you didn't collect a certain object. They appeared in the same place a Goal Ring would. In Shadow the Hedgehog, they are replaced with Save Point Teleporters.

Items in the Sonic the Hedgehog Game Series
Collectibles   Ring | Red Star Ring | Emblem | Chaos Drives | Material
Power-ups   Shield (Water, Lightning, Fire, Gold) | Invincibility | Power Sneakers | Power Core | Light Cores
Level Objects   Monitor | Spring | Spikes | Checkpoint | Time Warp Plate | Signpost | Goal Ring | Giant Ring | Capsule | Button | Bumper | Speed Booster | Chao Container
Powerful Items   Chaos Emeralds | Super Emeralds | Master Emerald | Time Stones | Chaos Rings | Precioustone | Sol Emeralds | Jeweled Scepter | World Rings | Excalibur | Phantom Ruby
Weapons   Piko Piko Hammer | Chaos Energy Cannon | Caliburn
Devices   Remote Robot | Combi Confiner | Mother Computer | Arks of the Cosmos | Miles Electric
Other   Chili Dog | Scepter of Darkness | Nega's Camera | Cacophonic Conch