What is the name of the basic shield in Sonic?

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What is the name of the basic shield in Sonic?

  1. Barrier

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  2. Normal Barrier

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  3. Normal Shield

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  4. Wong shield

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  1. FAST6191
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    Poll says it all really, rumours that people that pick something other than the Wong shield will not be looked upon favourably are just rumours. That is not to say they are false though.
     
  2. Gahars

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    Sonic had a shield?

    I mean, there tends to be a social barrier between devoted Sonic fans and normal human beings, but I don't think that's what we're discussing here.
     
  3. LegendAssassinF

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    Isn't all those answers wrong..... I'm not sure in what game you are taking about but the basic shield is just called the Shield in Sonic 1/2. It wasn't until Sonic 3 where it got the name Barrier Shield.
     
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    The manual for Sonic 1 and 2 state that its a "shield". Then, in Sonic 3, it's called a barrier shield. Sonic 3D Blast refers to them as just "shields", and in Sonic Generations, the fire lightning and water power-ups are called shields.
     
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  5. slingblade1170

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    I just always called it a green wong and blue wong.;)
     
  6. BORTZ

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    Huh. I always just called it a shield. Apparently I was wrong? If I was Gahars, I'd say "I guess i was wong?"
     
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    Wong shield 4 lyfe 2014
     
  8. saxamo

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    I always thought it was an electromagnetic shield.