Sonic the Hedgehog Master System End of Act Panel Prizes!

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This article will explain the end of act panel prizes in the 8-Bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog!

Note that this only applies to the Master System version of the game, as panel prizes appear to be random and not determined by the amount of rings you finish with in the Game Gear version! (e.g. Getting 16 rings in Green Hill Zone Act 1 gets you Robotnik!! GETTING 10 RINGS GETS YOU ROBOTNIK!!!! :banghead3 IT'S CHANCE!! IT'S FLIPPIN' CHANCE!!! Even Sky Base Zone Act 2's panel is random! Ring panels ARE NOT guaranteed in this act! :mad2 Ahem...)

Here is a run-down of the end of act panels:

Robotnik: No bonus... Obtained when none of the conditions for the other panels are met! You will always get this panel in the Special Zones!
Ring: Adds 10 more rings to your amount! Obtained when you have a multiple of 10 rings, but must be less than 40-50! You cannot get this panel in Scrap Brain Zone Acts 1 and 2, or Sky Base Zone Act 1, most likely due to how Sonic panels are obtained in those acts! You will almost always get this panel in Sky Base Zone Act 2, due to there being no rings REGARDLESS of how many rings you get in that act, even with cheats!
Exclamation mark: Go to the Special Zone! Obtained when you have at least 50 rings! This panel cannot be obtained beyond Labyrinth Zone Act 2!
Sonic: Extra life! Obtained when you have a specific number of rings, or a range of rings that vary between acts! More on that below...

These are the required amounts of rings you need to get a Sonic panel at the end of an act!

Green Hill Zone Act 1: Finish the act with 11 to 19 rings!
Green Hill Zone Act 2: Finish the act with 21 to 29 rings!
Bridge Zone Act 1: Finish the act with 41 to 49 rings!
Bridge Zone Act 2: Finish the act with 11 to 19 rings!
Jungle Zone Act 1: Finish the act with 31 to 39 rings!
Jungle Zone Act 2: Finish the act with 41 to 49 rings!
Labyrinth Zone Act 1: Finish the act with 21 to 29 rings! It is not possible to get a ring panel with 40 rings in this act!
Labyrinth Zone Act 2: Finish the act with 31 to 39 rings!
Scrap Brain Zone Act 1: Finish the act with 10 to 19 rings! It is not possible to get a ring panel most likely because of this!
Scrap Brain Zone Act 2: Finish the act with 20 to 29 rings! It is not possible to get a ring panel most likely because of this!
Sky Base Zone Act 1: Finish the act with 40 to 49 rings! It is not possible to get a ring panel most likely because of this!
Sky Base Zone Act 2: It may most likely not be possible, as you always get a ring panel REGARDLESS of how many rings you have, even with cheats! It is possible to get a Sonic panel in the Game Gear version however! But you will NOT always get a ring panel in the Game Gear version!