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15. Rings – Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)

Sonic was always a pretty fly and fast dude, so it should come as no surprise that he would choose a little bling-bling as his official power-up. Collecting these didn’t immediately give you benefits, but they did allow you to get hit by enemies without having to start the level over again. Similar to Kong and his bananas, when Sonic gets 100 of these, he’d get an extra life, and cue one of the catchiest victory tunes in Sega Genesis history. The only thing that was lame was when you got to 99 rings and lost them all by moving too fast. Typical #SonicProblems right there.

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