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Time Warp Plate

From Sonic Retro

Time Warp Plates were first introduced in Sonic CD. They appear similar to Lamp Posts, and are the basic means of transport between different time periods. In the future versions of the levels, 'Past' Plates appear, whereas 'Future' Plates are strewn about the past versions. The present versions have some of each. Upon touching a plate, it will spin around, and a 'Past' or 'Future' icon will appear next to Sonic's life icon, indicating which kind was touched. To use it, run as fast as you can, and a warping effect will appear behind Sonic. After a few seconds of maintained speed, the icon in the corner will begin to flash. Continue running for a few more seconds and Sonic will travel through time. If you stop running while the icon is flashing, however, you will lose its power. This is a good way to prevent yourself from accidentally traveling through time.

A 'Future' Plate reappear in Sonic Mania as part of the transition between Act 1 (which takes place in the past) and Act 2 (which takes place in the present) of Stardust Speedway Zone.

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