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Mega Drive version

Level select

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Press B A Right A C Up Down and A (BARACUDA) on the title screen, then select Start on the menu. After entering this cheat, the player may skip levels by pressing Start + A during gameplay. Skipping a level while in a Special Stage will award its Chaos Emerald without even having to play the level. Alternately, level select can be unlocked by beating the game once or crashing the game (see below).

Unused content

Truncated music

The invincibility track is actually longer than 18 seconds long. Only part of the track plays normally.[1]

Saturn version

Cheat mode

Hold on C + Start at the title screen to access the cheats. To cheat, press Start, then press:

X - Gain one life
Y - Gain one Sonic Medal
Z - Gain all Chaos Emeralds
A - Skip an Act
B - Skip a Zone
C - Skip to boss of Zone

Windows PC version

Hidden menu

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While playing the game, hold the M key and press Escape to access a hidden menu, which gives the ability change many weird features of the game. The player can change the refresh rate or load custom saved games. A 'Motion Smoothing' option is also available which will make the game run smoother. To make the Motion Smoothing functioning correctly, the player may need to go to the Return to Title option first.

Hidden cheat menu

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A second hidden menu with various cheat options is present in the executable. To access it, the player must use a Windows resource editor to swap the first Hidden Menu with the Hidden Cheat Menu.[2]

Unused content

Renders

Final Fight
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KojiChao found what appears to be a piece of concept art piece for the final boss, possibly used as part of an 'explosion' sequence after defeating the boss. The background is very dark and can barely be seen, unlike the Sonic Crackers-esque backdrop seen in the final game. The boss is also equipped with items from its third and fifth phase.

Special Stage intros
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S3d sontai.png

These images may have been meant to be used for loading screens shown before the Special Stage. However, since the Special Stages don't require much loading time (they appear instantly), the images went unused. Perhaps this means the Saturn special stages were originally going to be used in the PC version?

Cheat device codes

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

Game Genie

Unofficial codes, Mega Drive version

Code Effect
DADA-AAAR Always Go To The Special Stage.
MA3A-AAAT Auto Spin Dash.
AMJA-CA42 Don't Lose Rings In Special Stages.
BL5T-CA2W Don't Lose Rings When Hit (If you have at least 1 Ring).
ATEA-AA5J Infinite Lives.
AJNA-AA32 Level Selection Menu Always Appears At Level Start.
AJCA-AABY Non-Stop Demo.
AVSA-AA44 Once You Collect The First 5 Birds (Flickies) On The First Level, You Won't Need To Collect Anymore To Go To The Rest of The Levels.
AADA-AAAE Skip Levels.

Action Replay

Unofficial codes, Mega Drive version

Code Effect
FF4F92:0007 Have All Chaos Emeralds.
FF0680:00XX Always keep XX lives.
FF0A5A:00XX Always keep XX Rings.
FF0A8F:000X Always keep X Flickies (max 5).
FF0A93:0005 Don't need to collect Flickies. (Can still collect them for score)

Gameshark

Unofficial codes, Saturn version

Code Effect
F6000914 C305
B6002800 0000
Master Code.
16097C5E 0009 Gives Sonic 9 Medals.
16098008 0999
1609800C 03E7
Gives Sonic 999 Rings.
160FFC94 03E7 Gives Sonic 999 Rings (Bonus Levels).
16097C2E 0009 Infinite Lives.
160A44AC 0060 Invincibility (Sonic Flashes)
D6097C24 0001
D6097C24 00??
Level Modifier.
  • 02 - Green Grove Act 2
  • 03 - Green Grove Act 3
  • 04 - Gene Gadget Act 1
  • 05 - Gene Gadget Act 2
  • 06 - Gene Gadget Act 3
  • 07 - Rust Ruin Act 1
  • 08 - Rusty Ruin Act 2
  • 09 - Rusty Ruin Act 3
  • 0A - Diamond Dust Act 1
  • 0B - Dusty Diamond Act 2
  • 0C - Dusty Diamond Act 3
  • 0D - Volcano Valley Act 1
  • 0E - Volcano Valley Act 2
  • 0F - Volcano Valley Act 3
  • 10 - Spring Stadium Act 1
  • 11 - Spring Stadium Act 2
  • 12 - Spring Stadium Act 3
  • 13 - Panic Puppet Act 1
  • 14 - Panic Puppet Act 2
  • 15 - Panic Puppet Act 3


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