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Gumball Machine General Comparisons
Bonus Stage access is now like in the final version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles, complete with color-coded stars, but with some differences:
- 10-29 rings are required for the Slot Machine instead of 20-34 rings.
- 30-49 rings are required for Glowing Spheres instead of 35-49 rings.
- Once your ring count is past 50, Bonus Stage rotation will not reset, so you will always get the Gumball Machine.
Gumball Machine Maps
Glowing Spheres General Comparisons
The Glowing Spheres stage still has a different layout, but is now less cluttered than in Sonic 3C 0517.
Items in the Glowing Spheres stage still drop instead of rising.
The score and timer are still not hidden in the Glowing Spheres stage.
Sound effects are still missing in the Glowing Spheres stage.
When playing as Sonic & Tails together in the Glowing Spheres stage, you will be kicked out if Tails dies, but this will only happen when using Debug Mode, though. This did not happen in Sonic 3C 0517.
Slot Machine Comparisons
The Slot Machine bonus stage has the same layout from Sonic 3C 0517, but with less rings.
The background in the Slot Machine stage is still completely static (the little objects don't rotate and nothing scrolls).