Game Secrets:Sonic & Knuckles
Revision as of 14:21, 8 April 2012 by Flamewing
From Sonic Retro
Tails is playable in the game through hacking. Unfortunately, most of his sprites are missing. A savestate (info) of Tails in Sonic & Knuckles is available. If the PAR code FFFF09:02 is used in Sonic & Knuckles, Tails will be usable, but just about every sprite of his, except the transformation sprite, will be missing, basically rendering him invisible (unlike when a savestate is used; a different, glitchy sprite is used in place of Tails's original one). However, his sprites used at the end of Sky Sanctuary Zone to run around the collapsing pillar are actually stored in the Sonic & Knuckles' ROM and therefore are visible. The same sprites are used also in the same context in Lava Reef Zone.
If Sound Test is enabled, and any of the Special Stage options is selected, Sonic or Knuckles is taken to the 1st Special Stage. The end of it however, spawns a Super Emerald. This is when the special stage is marked as clear, but the normal Chaos Emerald amount doesn't rise. The Super Emerald amount will rise, but it has pretty much no effect due to Super Emeralds being unobtainable. This bug WILL allow for the 8th Emerald to be collected once the other six have, though.