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* TemporaryPlatform: The Wii-exclusive Blue Wisp can temporarily turn blue rings into blocks and vice versa, similar to a [[SuperMarioBros P-switch]].

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* TemporaryPlatform: The Wii-exclusive Blue Wisp can temporarily turn blue rings into blocks and vice versa, similar to a [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros P-switch]].


* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: The Wisps vaguely resemble squids, thanks to their tentacles and large eyes.


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* FunnyOctopus: The Wisps vaguely resemble squids, thanks to their tentacles and large eyes.


* {{Expy}}: Orbot and Cubot strangely resemble Decoe and Bocoe from ''Anime/SonicX'', who themselves are expies of Scratch and Grounder from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''.

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* {{Expy}}: Orbot and Cubot strangely resemble Decoe and Bocoe from ''Anime/SonicX'', who themselves are expies of as well as Scratch and Grounder from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: Eggman advertises the Bucket O' Sushi restaurant with the tagline "Now with fish!" The term "sushi" does not in fact refer to the fish, but to the particular way the rice is prepared.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Eggman advertises the Bucket O' Sushi restaurant with the tagline "Now with fish!" The term "sushi" does not in fact refer to the fish, but to the particular way the rice is prepared. Fish is optional.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Eggman advertises the Bucket O' Sushi restaurant with the tagline "Now with fish!" The term "sushi" does not in fact refer to the fish, but to the particular way the rice is prepared.


* TheCameo: The DS-exclusive Red and Violet Wisps make brief appearances in the cutscene after Terminal Velocity Act 2.


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* ContinuityCameo: The DS-exclusive Red and Violet Wisps are briefly shown in the Wii version, appearing among the crowd of Wisps in the cutscene after Terminal Velocity Act 2.

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* TheCameo: The DS-exclusive Red and Violet Wisps make brief appearances in the cutscene after Terminal Velocity Act 2.

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** The Purple and Violet Wisps are corrupted aliens who have been drained of their energy in Eggman's factory. The manuals note that they are animalistic and have violent tendencies, such as hissing when someone approaches their capsules. Gameplay-wise, they seem no less intelligent or docile than the other Wisps, as they acknowledge Eggman as their sole enemy and happily agree to lend Sonic their power.


* MarathonLevel: The EGG Shuttle (also known as Challenge Mode), which requires you to play through the entire game in one sitting, with no cutscenes or world map...or [[GameBreaker Super Sonic]]. While Sega's online leaderboards for this mode are designed for score attacks, sites like The Sonic Center have set up [[{{Speedrun}} time attack]] leaderboards for this mode too.

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* MarathonLevel: The EGG Shuttle (also known as Challenge Mode), which requires you to play through the entire game in one sitting, with no cutscenes or cutscenes, world map...or [[GameBreaker Super map or [[spoiler:Super Sonic]]. While Sega's online leaderboards for this mode are designed for score attacks, sites like The Sonic Center have set up [[{{Speedrun}} time attack]] leaderboards for this mode too.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Mainly to ''VideoGame/SonicCD'', as the vast majority of the game's stages are puzzle-like, the inclusion of the Past-like {{Retraux}} stages, a bigger emphasis on stage gimmicks, etc.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: SpiritualSuccessor:
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Mainly to ''VideoGame/SonicCD'', as the vast majority of the game's stages are puzzle-like, the inclusion of the Past-like {{Retraux}} stages, a bigger emphasis on stage gimmicks, etc.


* CameraScrew: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], thanks to the FixedCamera.



* SuperDrowningSkills: Averted, unlike [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure al]][[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 most]] every other 3D Sonic title.



* TotallyRadical: Mostly averted: The vast majority of Sonic's slang is either unique to him or comparatively current, such as his use of "epic" in one of the first lines of the game.



* TransformationTrinket: Most of the Wisps play this role for Sonic.
* TravelingPipeBulge: The elevators in Tropical Resort in the DS version do that when Sonic enters them. So do the pipes when Sonic goes into them with the Yellow Drill power.

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* TransformationTrinket: Most of the The Wisps play this role for Sonic.
can transform Sonic into various forms to give him new abilities. The exception is the White Wisp, which simply fuels his Boost Gauge instead.
* TravelingPipeBulge: The elevators in Tropical Resort in the DS version do that when Sonic enters them. So them, as do the pipes when Sonic goes into them with the Yellow Drill power.



* TurnsRed: Some of the bosses turns reddish in color when they are down to their last hits.
** Played straight in the DS version. Albeit with [[SongsInTheKeyOfPanic faster versions of the respective boss music.]]
* UnderTheSea: Aquarium Park[[note]]Yes, that means Sonic can go underwater [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed without dying instantly.]] Of course, you have to come up for air; otherwise [[NightmareFuel you'll hear]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMUOMZNEzXw this tune that haunted many a veteran Sonic player.]][[/note]] But still, Sonic can actually swim... sorta. He can Spin Jump infinitely to get to the top quickly, although Aquarium Park's water is so deep that you might be better off using the air bubbles. And, unlike a real hedgehog, Sonic can easily jump high out of the water. (Real hedgehogs can swim but have trouble getting out of water.)
** In the Wii version, at least. The DS version gives Sonic his traditional inability to swim.
* UnitConfusion: Sounds like one, though it could be legitimate.
-->'''Eggman:''' "Attention--the anti-gravity toilets on this level are out of order. We are sorry for this inconvenience, and hope that you can hold it for the next 20,000 light years."
* VandalismBackfire: One of Eggman's PA announcements has him encouraging park guests to leave all their valuables in their cars as "they will be perfectly safe" and "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial in no way will roaming bands of robots break into your vehicle]]". Another announcement has him requesting that "the owner of a white hovercar shaped like an egg" report to the front desk since their car has been broken into. [[ObliviousToTheirOwnDescription It takes him a bit to catch up]].

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* TurnsRed: Some of TurnsRed:
** In the Wii version,
the bosses turns reddish in color flash red when they are down to their last hits.
** Played straight in the DS version. Albeit with version and accompanied by [[SongsInTheKeyOfPanic faster versions of the respective boss music.]]
* UnderTheSea: Aquarium Park[[note]]Yes, that means Park marks the first time Sonic can go underwater [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed in a 3D game without dying instantly.]] Of course, you have to come up for air; otherwise [[NightmareFuel you'll hear]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMUOMZNEzXw this tune that haunted many a veteran Sonic player.]][[/note]] But still, Sonic can actually swim... sorta. instantly drowning. He can even swim by Spin Jump infinitely to get to the top quickly, Jumping infinitely, although Aquarium Park's water is so deep that you might be better off using the air bubbles. And, unlike a real hedgehog, Sonic can easily jump high out of the water. (Real hedgehogs can swim but have trouble getting out of water.)
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this only applies to the Wii version, at least. The DS version gives Sonic his traditional inability to swim.
* UnitConfusion: Sounds like one, though it could be legitimate.
-->'''Eggman:''' "Attention--the anti-gravity toilets on this level are out of order. We are sorry for this inconvenience, and hope that you can hold it for the next 20,000 light years."
* VandalismBackfire: One of Eggman's PA announcements has him encouraging park guests to leave all their valuables in their cars as "they will be perfectly safe" and "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial in no way will roaming bands of robots break into your vehicle]]". Another announcement has him requesting that "the owner of a white hovercar shaped like an egg" report to the front desk since their car has been broken into. [[ObliviousToTheirOwnDescription It takes him a bit to catch up]].
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-->''[[{{Angrish}} You. You... You..! Yoooou...!]] [[YouMeddlingKids YOU HORRID LITTLE HEDGEHOG!!!]]''
* VillainsActHeroesReact: Averted. Eggman was finishing building up his evil scheme when Sonic and Tails learned about it and decided to stop him before he could complete it.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Between Sonic's CharacterRerailment back to being a MascotWithAttitude, and Tails developing a DeadpanSnarker streak, they've got quite used to tearing verbal strips off each other.

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-->''[[{{Angrish}} You.-->''You. You... You..! Yoooou...!]] [[YouMeddlingKids You! Yoooou! YOU HORRID LITTLE HEDGEHOG!!!]]''
* VillainsActHeroesReact: Averted. Eggman was finishing building up his evil scheme when Sonic and Tails learned about it and decided to stop him before he could complete it.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Between Sonic's CharacterRerailment back to being a MascotWithAttitude, and Tails developing a DeadpanSnarker streak, they've got quite used to tearing verbal strips off each other.
HEDGEHOG!''



* WalkOnWater: The running variant appears in Aquarium Park.

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* WalkOnWater: The running variant appears in Aquarium Park.Park if Sonic boosts through the water.



* WhoWritesThisCrap: One of Eggman's PA announcements has one too many "ocean" puns for his taste, leading him to wonder "who writes this drivel?". [[ToMakeALongStoryShort As it turns out]], ''[[HypocriticalHumor he]]'' [[AbsentMindedProfessor does]]!
* YetAnotherStupidDeath: Don't get too greedy and spend ''too'' long underground with the Drill Wisp.

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* WhoWritesThisCrap: One of Eggman's PA announcements has one too many "ocean" puns for his taste, leading him to wonder "who writes this drivel?". [[ToMakeALongStoryShort As it turns out]], ''[[HypocriticalHumor he]]'' out, ''he'' [[AbsentMindedProfessor does]]!
* YetAnotherStupidDeath: Don't get too greedy and spend ''too'' long underground with the Drill Wisp.
does]]!


** At one point, Sonic says "Nobody said there'd be math!". A RunningGag in the last game the writers wrote, ''VideoGame/MadWorld''.
** In one of the PA announcements in Asteroid Coaster, Eggman mentions a "[[VideoGame/CrazyTaxi yellow car with the license plate 1NOM155]]" that's in the path of an asteroid and about to get sma-- [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments oh, um... never mind.]]" Oh well, [[DrivesLikeCrazy Axel's cab has taken worse hits.]]

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** At one point, Sonic says "Nobody said there'd be math!". A This quote is a RunningGag in the last game the writers wrote, worked with, ''VideoGame/MadWorld''.
** In one of the PA announcements in Asteroid Coaster, Eggman mentions a "[[VideoGame/CrazyTaxi yellow car with the license plate 1NOM155]]" that's in the path of an asteroid and about "about to get sma-- [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments sma-- oh, um... never mind.]]" Oh well, [[DrivesLikeCrazy Axel's cab has taken worse hits.]]"



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9BFkv5DYLU "Sonic just used]] [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Prism FinalIllusion!"]]
** So, you're saying Eggman wants to brainwash the universe into liking him? [[VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Now, where have we seen something similar to that before?]]


** Though, the planet in ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD Sonic CD]]'' was called [[MeaningfulName Little Planet]] for a very good reason. These 5 planets (technically 3, plus a star fleet and an asteroid field) were significantly larger than Little Planet.


* FoodPorn: The basis for Sweet Mountain Zone. The level has Sonic running through loops made out of donuts, digging through layers of cake, using long strings of liquorice as grind rails, making his way to the top of a giant burger... All of which are carefully detailed.



** Crossed with FoodPorn in Sweet Mountain Zone.



* SecondHourSuperpower: The DS version is basically ''Sonic Rush 3'', but you do the first act without the boost. After the first zone, you get the first major wisp. The Wii version has the boost to start with, but the first major wisp isn't until Act 3 of Tropical Resort.

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* SecondHourSuperpower: The DS version is basically ''Sonic Rush 3'', but you do the first act without the boost. After the first zone, you get the first major wisp. The Wii version has the boost to start with, but the first major wisp isn't unlocked until Act 3 of Tropical Resort.


* SarcasmMode: "Bah! Not nearly enough aliens!" "Want us to get more?" "No, I want you to get me a cheeseburger and a shake!"
** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "That'll be easier!]] [[DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm Cheeseburgers don't run as fast as them little alien varmints."]]
*** [[ConstructAdditionalPylons "Idiot! Get me more ALIENS!"]]
*** [[TooDumbToLive "... Y'all want fries with that?"]]


* OutrunTheFireball: Sonic does this after the [[spoiler:Nega-Wisp Armor and actually ''fails'', [[JustifiedTrope because it's a]] ''[[UsefulNotes/BlackHoles black hole]]''.]]

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* OutrunTheFireball: Sonic does this has to outrun [[spoiler:a [[UsefulNotes/BlackHoles black hole]] after defeating the [[spoiler:Nega-Wisp Armor Nega-Wisp Armor, and actually ''fails'', [[JustifiedTrope because it's a]] ''[[UsefulNotes/BlackHoles black hole]]''.]]''fails''. He only survives thanks to the Wisps' intervention]].



* PlayingWithFire: The DS-exclusive Red Wisp gives Sonic the power to turn into a fireball, much like the fire shield from ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''.

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* PlayingWithFire: The DS-exclusive Red Wisp gives Sonic the power to turn into a fireball, much like the fire shield from ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''. which can charge up energy to launch a SmartBomb.



* PostFinalBoss: [[spoiler:The black hole that Sonic tries to outrun after beating the Nega-Wisp Armor. It's just a half-minute final run that only consists of Quickstepping or jumping at the right times.]]
* PowerCopying: [[spoiler:Eggman's Nega-Wisp Armor uses Wisp Powers throughout the Final Boss fight. He can even combine two powers together. [[LargeHamAnnouncer And the announcer]] [[CallingYourAttacks calls out his attacks]]!]]

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* PostFinalBoss: [[spoiler:The After the final boss, there is a final level with [[spoiler:a black hole that Sonic tries to outrun after beating the Nega-Wisp Armor.outrun. It's just a half-minute final run that only consists of Quickstepping or jumping at the right times.]]
* PowerCopying: [[spoiler:Eggman's Nega-Wisp Armor uses Wisp Powers throughout the Final Boss fight. He can even combine two powers together. [[LargeHamAnnouncer And the announcer]] announcer [[CallingYourAttacks calls out his attacks]]!]]



* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Sonic seems quite fond of delivering these to bosses in this particular game.
* PressXToNotDie: Simplified for the air sequences, in which all you have to do now is mash A.
* RainbowMotif: The Wisps, with White, Cyan, and Pink added.
* RecurringRiff: The main theme of the game, as it is a standard in each main ''Sonic'' game.

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* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Sonic seems quite fond delivers one of delivering these to bosses every boss in this particular game.
the game. This gets mocked and lampshaded later on, as they are all non-sentient robots.
* PressXToNotDie: Simplified for the air trick sequences, in which all you have to do now is mash A.
* RainbowMotif: The Wisps, with White, Cyan, and Pink added.
*
RecurringRiff: The main theme of "Reach for the game, Stars" is remixed and reused in the final boss' second phase, when activating color powers in Game Land, and as it is a standard in each main ''Sonic'' game.[[spoiler:Super Sonic's theme]].



* RoarBeforeBeating: [[spoiler:The Nega-Wisp Armor utters a loud roar before the battle commences, accompanied by the announcer's "FRENZY!".]]

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* RoarBeforeBeating: Before the final battle commences, [[spoiler:The Nega-Wisp Armor utters a loud roar before the battle commences, accompanied by the announcer's "FRENZY!".]]

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