Special Stage (Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble)

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A typical 2D Special Stage setting in Sonic Triple Trouble
There are five Special Stages in Sonic Triple Trouble. To access them you have to hit an Emerald Monitor (SttEmeraldMonitor.png) while you have 50 or more rings, and jump in the circle of stars that appears. The Emerald Monitors are hidden in Act 1 and 2 of every Zone.

There are two kinds of Special Stages: 2D Stages and 3D Stages (as they are referenced on the manual).

2D Stages

The first, third, and fifth special stages take place in a maze where you have to find your way up to Nack the Weasel, who acts as a boss, trying to prevent you from collecting the Emerald. However, in the first stage, Nack doesn't fight you, as the button he activates backfires against him. You have one minute and thirty seconds to reach Nack (the fight itself seems to have no time limit), but there are Time Monitors (SttTimeMonitor.png) to help you on your way.

3D Stages

The 3D special stage.

The second and fourth special stages take place in the sky, respectively during day and during night. You have to drive an airplane and collect 80 rings while avoiding the bombs, in a fashion similar to the special stages in Sonic 2 for the Genesis. When you collect the 80th ring you are warped in an arena, just like the ones in the 2D stages, where you fight against Nack the Weasel.

Emerald Room

The room where you collect the Emeralds in Sonic Triple Trouble
Once you defeat Nack the Weasel you can proceed to the Emerald Room, where you can collect your Emerald.

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