* AbsenteeActor: ''Black Knight'' is one of six games in the franchise where Dr. Eggman is completely absent (and the only one featuring the main Sonic cast including Sonic himself), the others being Sonic Eraser, Sega Sonic Popcorn Shop and the three Tails spinoff games.
* BonusMaterial: First-print copies of ''Sonic and the Secret Rings'' at Target included a "Comic Book DVD from Franchise/ArchieComics" (aka ''Sand, Spirits and Sonic Speed''). It takes place [[{{interquel}} between events]] in the game, with Sonic recounting his friends and foes to Shahra.
* FranchiseKiller: ''Black Knight''[='=]s poor critical reception and commercial failure seems to have killed off this series of spinoffs after two stories.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Secret Rings'' began life as a Wii port of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', with the developers experimenting on playing the game largely with motion control. Development then switched to making an all-new ''Sonic'' title exclusively for the Wii, designed to take full advantage of the hardware, and thus ''Secret Rings'' was born.
** Two missing members of the Knights of the Round Table in ''Black Knight'' are actually playable in multiplayer, with Silver the Hedgehog as Sir Galahad, and Jet the Hawk as Lamorak. Presumably, this means the two were considered for actual story roles, but for some reason or another didn't make the cut.
* WorkingTitle:
** ''Sonic and the Secret Rings'' used to be ''Sonic Wildfire''.
** For a short while between ''Wildfire'' and ''Secret Rings'', it was also going to be called ''Sonic and the Secret of the Rings'', but they took out the "of the" to make it a bit less wordy.
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