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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 | Special Ring | Red Star Ring | Number Ring | Silver Moon Ring | Sonic Medal | Sun Medal | Moon Medal | Sun Tablet | Moon Tablet | Planet Tablet | Secret Item | Red Orbs | Blue Orbs | Green Orbs | Emblem | Chaos Drives | Special Stage Key | Material | Portal Gear | Memory Token | Vault Key | Red Seed of Power | Blue Seed of Defense | Dream Orb
Power-ups   Shield (Water, Lightning, Fire, Gold, Magnetic) | Invincibility | Power Sneakers | Rocket Shoes | Propeller Shoes | Hyper Heli-Tails | Eggman Mark | Combine Ring | Forcejewel | Power Core | Light Cores | Special Combination
Level Objects   Item Box | Spring | Spikes | Checkpoint | Time Warp Plate | Signpost | Goal Ring | Hidden Treasure Ring | Giant Ring | Rainbow Ring | Dash Ring | Capsule | Button | Bumper | Speed Booster | Air bubbles | Chao container | Item Panel
Powerful Items   Chaos Emeralds | Super Emeralds | Master Emerald | Time Stones | Chaos Rings | Precioustone | Sol Emeralds | Jeweled Scepter | World Rings | Excalibur | Phantom Ruby | Reverie | Dream Core
Weapons   Piko Piko Hammer | Chaos Energy Cannon | Caliburn | Wispon
Devices   Remote Robot | Combi Confiner | Mother Computer | Nega's Camera | Arks of the Cosmos | Miles Electric
Other   Chili Dog | Fortune Cards | Speed Down Boots | Chao Egg | Scepter of Darkness | Cacophonic Conch