Sonic and the Secret Rings

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Sonic and the Secret Rings
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Sonic The Hedgehog
Platform(s) Wii
Genre(s) Platform, Action
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Input methods Wii Remote
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Sonic and the Secret Rings is a video game developed by Sonic Team as part of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It was released exclusively for the Wii on February 20, 2007 in North America; March 2 in Europe; and March 15 in Japan. Secret Rings is a 3D platform and action game whose plot follows the series' main character, Sonic the Hedgehog, on a quest to stop an evil genie named the Erazor Djinn. The game uses a system of experience points and levels, as well as special moves.


Various Graphics Issues

In Sand Oasis Zone shadows are totally dark and fire points have transparency problems.

Emulated Wiimote

Using emulated wiimote may cause issues with actions such as homing attack and walking backwards. This can be corrected by marking both "sideways wiimote" and "upright wiimote" on the wiimote configuration screen. "Upright wiimote" may need to be deactivated for some sections, such as the flying carpet in the final world.

Slow Game Speed

The game speed, even on menus, can fall below 60% and be nearly unplayable. To fix this, make sure that you are using DSP HLE Emulation (fast) instead of the DSP LLE Recompiler. (Problem occurred on Quad-Core MacBook Pro)


Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.


Config Setting Notes
DSP Emulator Engine DSP HLE emulation (fast) Solves the slow game speed problem in some instances

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Sonic and the Secret Rings since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-15409 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
3.0-235 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5 @ 2.53GHz ATI Radeon HD 5650 15 FPS 30vps 48% when more enemy speed go more down, real WiiMote command don't work sometimes. Is hardly playable. David
3.0-432 Windows 7 x64 AMD Athlon II X3 450 AMD Radeon HD 6670 D3D11 1x Native OpenMP 45~50 FPS in game. Full speed on menu. Faefdsedf

Gameplay Videos