No matter how much you’re enjoying a certain game, it’s always nice to take a break from the furor of the main plot and descend into a bonus level or two. Extras and add-ons have become a mainstay of the video game industry in recent years, so much so that some titles are just as well known for their bonus levels as they are for the main bulk of their gameplay. Without further ado, below are some of the best bonuses levels and extras out there within the gaming landscape.

The Car Smash (Street Fighter 2)

Fans of the Street Fighter franchise will already be well aware of this bonus level – let’s face it, there’s no better reprieve from the intensity of a 1v1 battle than smashing up Ken’s beamer. Interestingly enough, the level recently got its own VR remake, which is well worth a go for nostalgic purposes if nothing else.

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Bounce House (Sonic The Hedgehog)

The Sonic title for the Sega Game Gear is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable in the franchise and the special stages are arguably the epitome of bonus levels within gaming. We’re not sure whether it’s the iconic sounds or the 8-bit screen but there’s something truly special about bouncing around pinball bumpers while trying to grab as many rings as possible.

Shooting Range (Resident Evil 4)

In our eyes, this qualifies as a bonus level because the shooting rooms represent a nice break from the main game, it’s impossible to die and you can’t leave them any worse off than when you went in. What’s more, a perfect score will also land you a chance to earn the best character statues the game has to offer.

Everything’s a Bonus

Bonus levels and extras may not be at the forefront of your mind when considering which game to play but keep your eyes peeled because this list is only the tip of the iceberg and there are plenty more out there which are bound to give you hours of endless fun.

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