Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Hints & Cheats
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Unlockables
AchievementsComplete each achievement to get the allotted gamerscore.
How to Unlock Unlockable Finish the game. Complete the Game (25) Complete the Icecap Zone. Fast Freeze (25) Collect all seven Chaos Emeralds. Complete Chaos (25) Score 80,000 points. Points III (25) Finish the Marble Garden Zone. Marble Finishes (15) Run across water. Wet Feet (15) Finish the Hydrocity Zone. Wet and Wild (15) Score 40,000 points. Points II (15) Collect a Chaos Emerald. Chaotic (10) Collect 50 rings. Halfway there... (10) Get a blue gumball. Goodie Gumballs (10) Score 20,000 points. Points I (10)
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Cheat Codes
Level Select (When Locked-On to Sonic & Knuckles)Start a game and go to Angel Island Zone Act 1. Go to one of the swings that you hang from and grab on. While Sonic is swinging, press Left, Left, Left, Right, Right, Right, Up, Up, Up. You will hear a ring if you entered the code correctly. Pause the game and press A to take you back to the title screen. Press Down twice to find the newly unlocked Sound Test menu. Enter it, where you can play all of the sounds/music in the game and warp to any level.
Sprite ShowEnter the following code in any stage while Debug Mode is entered
Cheat Effect Hold B and press C Your character will show you all of his sprite animations Hold B and press C again Your character will stop the sprite show if it is activated
Level SelectWhen the "SEGA" screen fades, quickly press Up-up-down-down-up-up-up-up. If you have done this right, you should be able to scroll down to "Sound Test" below "Competition". The ups and downs are very difficult in the short amount of time provided, but with practice, it is pretty easy.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Secrets
Infinite LivesGet up to Launch Base Zone. Sound any of the alarms, so that the Kamikaze birds come after you. Charge up a Super Sonic Dash in between the alarm, but do not let go of the button. The birds will continually crash into you. After about 30 seconds, you will have gained enough points to get an extra life. Continue the process for as many lives as you want.
Turn into Super SonicAfter entering the level select and debug code, you can use the debug to turn yourself into Super Sonic without getting all of the Chaos Emeralds. With the Debug On, go into any level and press Button B to turn yourself into a ring. Then press A to turn yourself into a monitor. Now, press button C to duplicate the monitor, and then B again to change back into Sonic. Jump on the monitor and you will become Super Sonic.
All 7 Chaos Emeralds & Super SonicTo get all 7 Chaos Emeralds without having to complete their Special Stages, first enter the level select and sound test code. Go to the Sound Test and play the following tunes in order: 02, 04, 05, 06. You will hear an emerald sound if the code is entered correctly. To get Super Sonic after entering the previous code, just select any level from the level select and start it. Once you acquire 50 Rings, do a double-jump to become Super Sonic.
Hidden Special StageOn the level select menu, play sounds 01, 03, 05, 07. Highlight Special Stage 2 and press A + Start.
Slow motion mode.When playing any level which you have accesed using the cheat menu , pause the game and hold down B. Whilst B is held down , the game will play in slow motion mode.
100000 PointsManage to beat a stage at with your time at exactly 9:59 and you'll net yourself an easy 100000 points.
Frame by frameWhen playing a level after enabling the level select cheat, pause the game, then press the C button to advance the game by one frame.
Play as KnucklesWhen you have done the level select cheat go to the Stage Select screen and choose the special zone for playing Blue Sphere. Select Knuckles as your character and start, when you quit and go back to Stage Select and choose a stage, you'll be Knuckles without having to use the Sonic and Knuckles add on.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Glitches
Sonic and Knuckles Mini-Boss MusicMake your way to the end of Act 1 of Hydrocity Zone (Zone 2). When facing the mini-boss, keep yourself underwater until the water warning music plays. Then jump out of the water.
The game should now be playing the mini-boss music from Sonic and Knuckles, which wasn't out at the time (the music was evidently included in Sonic 3 to make the backwards compatibility feature easier).
Walk Thru WallsIn the Icecap Zone Act 1, when you come to a wall that only Knuckles can bust through, Hold the Down button until sonic or tails looks down, and the screen pans all the way down. Then Press up and jump at the same time. The screen will start to rotate, walk in the direction of the wall and you will walk right thru it. This only works on Act 1 of The Icecap Zone.
Access level select using Sonic 2To do this, you must have a copy of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. activate sonic 2's level select (sound test: 19, 65, 9, 17)
Now, without turning the system off, remove the cartidge, and insert the Sonic 3 Cartridge. Reset the Genesis console, keeping the A button held down at all times. On the title screen, press down untill you see sound test.
Success! you now have an easy (but different) way to access the level select and sound test!If you are afrade of this damaging your games, please, don't try it. I have never had any game be damaged by this trick.BONUS: If you look at the level Icons, you will see the icons from sonic 2. If you look carefully, you will see the Icon for Hidden Palace Zone, a level that was "removed" from Sonic 2!
Walkthroughs & FAQs
|Other||Competition Mode Guide by AJBSONIC||21K|
|FAQ/Walkthrough||FAQ/Walkthrough by Tails333||96K|
|FAQ/Walkthrough||FAQ/Walkthrough by 1Macabre||44K|
|Other||Green Chaos Emerald Map by Gold Mage||14K|
|FAQ/Walkthrough||FAQ/Walkthrough by Gold Mage||53K|
|Other||Purple Chaos Emerald Map by Gold Mage||16K|
|Other||Light Blue Chaos Emerald Map by Gold Mage||15K|
|Other||Gray Chaos Emerald Map by Gold Mage||14K|
|Other||Orange Chaos Emerald Map by Gold Mage||15K|
|Other||Blue Chaos Emerald Map by Gold Mage||15K|
|Other||Red Chaos Emerald Map by Gold Mage||14K|
|Other||Competition Mode Guide by Ste C.||29K|
|FAQ||FAQ by MManos||102K|
|FAQ/Walkthrough||FAQ/Walkthrough by xKINGKOOLx||25K|
|FAQ/Walkthrough||FAQ/Walkthrough by WWalker||141K|
|Boss FAQ||Boss FAQ by NickWhiz1||43K|
|FAQ/Walkthrough||FAQ/Walkthrough by CChan||27K|
|Hints and Tips||Hints and Tips by Falcon||10K|
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- Release Date: Jun 10, 2009 (EU)
- PEGI: 3+
- Release Date: Feb 24, 1994 (EU)
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