The Fire Shield will give Sonic and Tails one extra hit, much like that of a Super Mushroom, and is resistant to most fire based attacks. There is still knockback if Sonic or Tails get hit while they have a Fire Shield active, but they will not lose any rings/coins. Sonic or Tails must have 10 rings/coins to get this powerup from a ? block. If the run button is pressed while Sonic or Tails is airborne, they will boost forward a short distance, similar to the Jump Dash from Sonic 3 & Knuckles or the Homing Attack of the 3-D Sonic games.
|Mario Universe||Super Mushroom | Fire Flower | Raccoon Leaf | Hammer Bros. Suit | Tanooki Suit | Blue Shell | Cape Feather | P-Wing|
|Sonic Universe||10 Rings | Fire Shield | Kevlar Shield|
|Arthur Universe||Armor | Halo Armor | Sun Shield | Apollo's Shoes | Hermes' Shoes ||
|Exclusive||Sci-Fi Suit | Mega Man Suit | Soldier Suit ||
|Other||1-Up Mushroom | 3-Up Moon | Poison Mushroom | Starman | Lifejacket | Reaper | Stomp Boots|