No Bonus stage rings in Scrap Brain?

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No Bonus stage rings in Scrap Brain?

Postby noahthehedgehog » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:16 pm

So I just started my run across the 2D Sonic games to prep for Mania.
When I started Scrap Brain Act 1 with 3 Chaos emeralds in hand (yeah, 100%-challenge was already gone at this moment), I managed to reach the goal with 58 rings in total. I thought I at least had the chance to get 2 more emeralds but in fact there was no Bonus stage ring to enter.
Now, the question: Is it common that there are no bonus rings in Scrap Brain Zone? I didn't have enough rings at the end of act 2, so I could'nt check if this would occur in both Acts. I was so surprised I couldn't take a pic to prove.
Did anybody else have this situation and is it a bug or intended to be like this? I appreciate any help :surprise:
thx in advance!
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Re: No Bonus stage rings in Scrap Brain?

Postby Triert » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:25 pm

"All throughout this zone, it is not possible to enter the Special Stage as the giant rings that lead to it never appear. This is because part of the VRAM area normally used by the big ring is used by the animated smoke in the BG. A big ring can be added by hand, but it will use garbled tiles whenever the smoke animates."

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Re: No Bonus stage rings in Scrap Brain?

Postby Sable » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:39 pm

I actually had no idea about this, and now I theorize that's one reason why Star Light is so easy - to give you a couple of last chances at collecting missing emeralds.

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