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Cheat Codes:Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)

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Cheat Codes

These are cheat codes which can be accessed by inputting button sequences or by various other methods.

Pressing Left and Right at the same time on the D-Pad will result in incredible acceleration and speed to the left. This is mainly useful in emulation (and has been extensively used in the Tool-Assisted Speedrun), while it's unfeasible on a real unmodified console.

Cheat Codes, Game Gear

  • Zone Select: When turning on the game hold DownLeft diagonally on the D-Pad and all of the Game Gear buttons until 2 ring noises chime.

Cheat Codes, Master System

  • Zone Select: When turning on the game hold UpLeft diagonally on the D-Pad and all of the Master System buttons until 2 ring noises chime.

Game Enhancer Codes

These are cheat codes that can only be accessed with game enhancer devices. Support for these codes is available in most emulators.

Game Genie

Official Codes, Game Gear Version

Code Description
009-04F-3BE Infinite lives.
012-B8D-E66 Start with 1 life.
052-B8D-E66 Start with 5 lives.
092-B8D-E66 Start with 9 lives.
A78-92C-19E Invincible after 1 ring (Except on act 3).
026-5ED-E6E Each ring worth 2.
036-5ED-E6E Each ring worth 3.
046-5ED-E6E Each ring worth 4.
056-5ED-E6E Each ring worth 5.
066-5ED-E6E Each ring worth 6.
076-5ED-E6E Each ring worth 7.
086-5ED-E6E Each ring worth 8.
3A7-E4C-2A2 Don't lose rings when hit.
001-12D-3B7 Stop timer.
3E2-E4D-3B4 + 012-E5D-E69 Start on Act 2.
3E2-E4D-3B4 + 022-E5D-E69 Start on Act 3.

Pro Action Replay

Unofficial Codes, Game Gear and Master System Version 1.0 and 2.2

Code Description
00D3A9:15 Become Invincible After Being Hit.
00D298:09 Infinite Lives.
00D299:63 Infinite Rings (Press button 1 at end of level during score totaling).
00D2BA:00 Keeps Time At Zero (Minutes).
00D2B9:00 Keeps Time At Zero (Seconds).
00D295:0? Zone Select (Enable switch after the first 2 screens but before the level starts, after the level starts disable).
  • 0 - Underground
  • 1 - Sky High
  • 2 - Aqua Lake
  • 3 - Green Hills
  • 4 - Gimmick Mountain
  • 5 - Scrambled Egg
  • 6 - Crystal Egg
00D296:0? Act Select (Enable switch after the first 2 screens but before the level starts, after the level starts disable).
  • 0 - Act 1
  • 1 - Act 2
  • 2 - Act 3
00D502:13 Start with Glider.

Resources

  • Game FAQ's - Regular cheat codes.
  • The GSHI - Official codes separated from User made codes.


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