This guide is designed for the special stages when playing as Sonic and Tails. The number of rings required is reduced when playing as Sonic or Tails alone. The diagrams used are pretty simple to understand; the dotted line represents the top of the tube, ring images show the locations of rings - but not the number, bombs show where the bombs are, arrows are to indicate rings that are located outside the tube, bomb loops are shown on the diagrams by a complete row of bombs. In order to access the Special Stages you need to touch a star post while holding 50 rings. Entering the Special Stage will return your ring level to 0 and reset everything in the level. We hope this guide will help you collect all the chaos emeralds in Sonic 2.