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Time Stones

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Complete set of Time Stones.

The Time StonesMedia:SonicCD MCD US manual.pdf[1] (タイムストーン)Media:SonicCD MCD JP manual.pdf[2] are Sonic the Hedgehog CD's equivalent of Sonic series mainstay the Chaos Emeralds. The seven Time Stones are found on Little Planet, and allow anyone who can collect them all to gain control of time itself. In the game, Dr. Robotnik tries to collect them in order to take over Little Planet, and Sonic the Hedgehog tries to collect them in order to save the Little Planet from him.

Overview

Sonic holding a Time Stone.

The Time Stones are collected during gameplay by Sonic entering Special Stages (via Giant Rings, which are found behind the Robotnik Signpost if he is holding at least 50 normal Rings) and finding them therein. If the player is able to collect all of the stones early in the game, there will be no need to travel to the past, because the future automatically becomes good (i.e. free of Robotnik's Badniks and other mechanisation. If Sonic does not have all the Time Stones, he must travel to the past version of each Round's Zones 1 and 2, and undo the damage that Robotnik did in the past. Should the player opt to do this, it is possible to obtain the good ending without collecting a single Time Stone.

Appearance discrepancy

The Time Stones shown on the Special Stage results screen are markedly different from those shown in the Special Stages when Sonic obtains them. On the former, they have 8 sides and resemble the Chaos Emeralds of Sonic the Hedgehog; in the latter, they have 6 sides and resemble the Emeralds of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

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In other media

Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series)

Sonic and Sally traveled to the Floating Island to find the Time Stones, which were guarded by an owl spirit. They used the Time Stones to travel ten years into the past to the day when Dr. Robotnik took over Mobotropolis.[3]

Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comics)

In the Archie comics, manipulation of the Time Stones is referred to as Chronos Control (StH #215); the temporal analogue of Chaos Control. This power is used by Silver the Hedgehog in the comics, thus making the time travel of his story more logical than it was in Sonic '06 (in which two entities simultaneously using Chaos Control with at least one Chaos Emerald each could create a time portal).

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References

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