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    Sonic the Hedgehog FAQ/Walkthrough
    For the Genesis/Gamecube/Playstation2/Xbox systems (Sonic Mega Collection)
    Written by peach freak or peachfreak90@hotmail.com	
    Copyright 2005 Tim Brastow. All Rights Reserved.
    Version 1.75
    
    Welcome! This is a Walkthrough for Sonic 1 on any of the systems listed above 
    (it's on Sonic Mega Collection for the Gamecube, Xbox, and PS2). If you have 
    any questions, comments, or if I make a mistake, email me at 
    peachfreak90@hotmail.com. Once (good) questions are asked, I will make an Asked 
    Questions section in this FAQ.
    
    Also, this FAQ is protected by copyright. You cannot sell this, put this on 
    your site without my permission, or any other violation of copyright law. You 
    can, however, save this onto your computer for offline viewing (AND LEGAL) and 
    print it out for LEGAL use.
    
    Table of Contents
    1. Update History
    2. Asked Questions
    3. Controls
    4. Characters
    5. Items
    6. Walkthrough
    7. Special Stages
    8. Enemies
    9. Cheats
    10. Credits
    
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    1. Update History
    ==================
    
    Version 1.00, January 31, 2005: Finished this whole guide and uploaded it.
    
    Version 1.25, February 6, 2005: Added an enemies section in this Walkthrough. 
    
    Version 1.40, February 20, 2005: Did an overhaul of my controls section. Since 
    this FAQ was posted for each version of Sonic Mega Collection (Xbox, 
    Playstation2, and GameCube), I decided to add the controls for the Xbox and 
    Gamecube versions as well, thanks to two users who helped me. I highly thanked 
    them and added them to my credits.
    
    Version 1.60, May 9, 2005: Made an Asked Questions section and put up the first 
    good asked question for this game asking about spin dashing and what else to do 
    in this game. 
    
    Version 1.75, May 28, 2005: Added a cheats section to this FAQ, which includes 
    cheats and secrets for this game.  
    
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    2. Asked Questions
    ===================
    
    If any (good) questions are asked about this game via email, IM, or anything 
    else, I will post them here.
    
    Question: How can I spin dash in this game? I try to but instead all I can do 
    is jump.
    
    Answer: Good point. In Sonic 1, you cannot spin dash. To spin dash in other 
    Sonic games, you would need to hold down, keep tapping Genesis Button A and 
    then let go for Sonic to spin dash. But, in Sonic one, holding Down and 
    pressing Genesis Button A only makes you jump. The closest thing you can get to 
    spin dashing in this game is just normal dashing, which is pretty slow. To do 
    that, you must press Down while running and Sonic will slow down and dash.
    
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    3. Controls
    ============
    
    In Sonic Mega Collection Plus, there are 3 different control settings you can 
    choose from. Remember, the D-Pad, Start, and R1 (to get to the menu) will 
    always be the same controls no matter what setting. Here are the 3 defaults and 
    their controls:
    
    Also note that the controls correspond to the Genesis's controller too. I also 
    have a list of controls for the Gamecube and Xbox versions as well. I will 
    divide them into sections. The button for the system's controller is equivalent 
    to the Genesis button shown below.
    
    <><><><><><><><>
    Playstation 2
    <><><><><><><><>
    
    -----------
    Default 1:
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    X: Genesis Button B
    Square: Genesis Button A
    Circle: Genesis Button C
    Triangle: Genesis Button Y
    L2: Genesis Button X
    R2: Genesis Button Z
    
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    Default 2:
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    X: Genesis Button A
    Square: Genesis Button C
    Circle: Genesis Button B
    Triangle: Genesis Button Y
    L2: Genesis Button X 
    R2: Genesis Button Z
    
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    Default 3:
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    X: Genesis Button C
    Square: Genesis Button X
    Circle: Genesis Button Z
    Triangle: Genesis Button Y
    L2: Genesis Button B
    L1: Genesis Button A
    
    <><><>
    Xbox
    <><><>
    
    To access the menu during the game, press the white button, and use A to choose 
    your option.
    
    -----------
    Default 1:
    -----------
    X: Genesis Button A
    A: Genesis Button B
    B: Genesis Button C
    L: Genesis Button X
    Y: Genesis Button Y
    R: Genesis Button Z
    
    -----------
    Default 2:
    -----------
    A: Genesis Button A
    B: Genesis Button B
    Black: Genesis Button C
    X: Genesis Button X
    Y: Genesis Button Y
    R: Genesis Button Z
    
    ----------- 
    Default 3:
    -----------
    A: Genesis Button A
    B: Genesis Button B
    X: Genesis Button C
    L: Genesis Button X
    Y: Genesis Button Y
    R: Genesis Button Z
    
    <><><><><>
    GameCube
    <><><><><>
    Pressing Z opens up the menu for you when in a game. Also, you can only pick 
    between two control settings. I don't have all of the controls yet for this 
    one. 
    
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    Setting 1:
    -----------
    B: Genesis Button A
    A: Genesis Button B
    X: Genesis Button C
    
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    Setting 2:
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    A: Genesis Button A
    B: Genesis Button B
    X: Genesis Button C
    
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    4. Characters
    ==============
    
    Back in the days of Sonic 1, there were only 2 main characters.
    
    Sonic the Hedgehog: Our blue hedgehog you control throughout the game, and this 
    turned to be a popular hit. He only has three things he can do in this game, 
    move, jump, and dash. He likes a lot of peace and cannot stand evil. He's our 
    hero saving all of the animals from Dr. Robotnik. He is out to stop him for his 
    first time ever.
    
    Dr. Robotnik: Our evil villain of the game, with an IQ of over 300, a genious 
    scientist. At the end of each act 3, he comes with a new invention to try and 
    destroy Sonic. Robotnik also loves to take harmless, cute, innocent little 
    animals and turn them into robots, and take many into animal cages. Of course, 
    Sonic comes and rescues many of the animals.
    
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    5. Items
    =========
    
    Here are all of the items in the game. Each item is in a little box you can 
    jump to break it open or dash into it.
    
    Ring: Breaking open this box will give you 10 rings. You will get a 1-up every 
    100 rings.
    
    Shield: Breaking open one of these will give Sonic a shield. When he has one of 
    these, it will protect Sonic from losing rings when he gets hit, but he then 
    uses the shield.
    
    Invincibility: Breaking open one of these will turn Sonic invincible for a 
    short period of time. Sonic will have many stars surrounding him, and will 
    destroy any enemy he runs into. Of course, he can still die by being crushed 
    and drowned under water.
    
    1-up: This box has a picture of Sonic on it. Breaking it open gives Sonic one 
    extra life.
    
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    6. Walkthrough
    ===============
    
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    Green Hill Zone
    Act 1
    ----------------
    
    Once you start the level, collect the 3 rings above you and head right. You 
    will see a box of rings above you. Break it for 10 rings and continue right. 
    Watch out for the jumping fish on the bridge and collect the 5 rings. Now 
    continue right and get the 7 rings and go up the small slope. On here, continue 
    all the way right until you get to a bridge. Collect the 2 rings in front of it 
    and cross it, watching out for the jumping fish. Now head right until you get 
    to 2 rings. Grab them and continue right for 5 more. You will get to a spring. 
    Jump on it and use it to get on the higher platform to the right. On here, grab 
    the 6 rings and go right. You should have a total of 40. Now continue all the 
    way right until you get to a post. Hit it and continue right until you get to a 
    loop-de-loop, collecting 5 rings. Now run through the loop-de-loop and you will 
    get another 5 rings.
    
    Head right and you will get to a tunnel. Enter it and it will send you to a 
    post and through another tunnel. This tunnel will send you into the air, so 
    collect all the rings you see. Now fall to the ground below you, watching out 
    for bees. Down here, head right and cross the bridge. Now head all the way 
    right, collecting all of the rings until you get to the end of the level. Hit 
    the signpost. If you have at least 50 rings a giant ring will be there. Jump 
    into it and enter the special stage and get the emerald if you can.
    
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    Green Hill Zone
    Act 2
    ----------------
    
    Once you start the level, head right to the bridge. Watch out for the jumping 
    fish and get the 4 rings, and then cross it. Now drop down to the ground below 
    you. Down here, hit the spring it and will send you upward, allowing you to get 
    5 rings. Now head right and you will get to a bridge. Watch out for the jumping 
    fish and get the 5 rings. Cross it and head right. Now drop down to the ground 
    below you. Down here, head right and you will get to a swinging pendulum. Get 
    on it and use it to cross the gap and to get 9 rings. Now jump over the spikes 
    and head right. Cross the bridge and you will get to the end of the platform. 
    Get the 6 rings and follow it to a loop-de-loop. Cross the loop-de-loop and get 
    the 5 rings. The loop-de-loop will send you to a tree and you should bump into 
    it. A box will fall down. Hit it for Invincibility.
    
    Now, cross all these platforms until you get to a post. Hit it and keep 
    crossing all of the platforms, getting every ring you see. Now, head all the 
    way right until you get to a bridge. Cross it and then drop down to the floor 
    below you, collecting all of the rings. Now head all the way right until you 
    get to a tunnel. Enter it and it will send you to the end of the level. Once 
    you hit the signpost, hold left as hard as you can and jump into the giant ring 
    if you got more than 50 rings. Enter the special stage, collect the emerald if 
    you can, and you will be on the next level.
    
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    Green Hill Zone
    Act 3
    ----------------
    
    Once you start the level, jump to the top of the tree to the right and an 
    Invincibility box will fall out of it. Grab it if you want, and then head 
    right. Use the spring to get on the higher platform to the right. On here, use 
    the spring to get on the platform to the right (not the one you can't see). On 
    here, get the shield next to you and drop down to the ground to the right. Down 
    here, get the 5 rings, cross the bridge and you will get to a spring. Use it to 
    get on the higher platform to the right. On here, head right and drop to the 
    ground to the right. Down here, get on the moving platform and ride it up. Now 
    jump off of it and get on the platform to the right. On here, get the rings and 
    drop down to the ground below you. Down here, cross the bridge and continue 
    right. You will get to a post.
    
    Hit it and continue right. You will go through a tunnel. Go through it and it 
    will send you through a loop-de-loop, and to a spring. If you hit the spring, 
    it will send you left, so try to jump and stop. So go back right, jump over the 
    spring, and continue right. Hit the post and you will come to a spinning log 
    with spikes. Try to jump through it to get across it, and try to land on the 
    flat areas and you should be fine. Head right and you will go behind a 
    waterfall. At the end of it, continue right and you will get to a moving 
    platform. Ride it to as high as it goes, then get on the higher platform to the 
    right. On here, fall down the gap to the right. Down here, head right up the 
    slope and you will get to a large spike pit. Use the moving platform to cross 
    the spikes. Now get on the ground to the right. 
    
    On here, continue all the way right until you get to a post. Hit it and 
    continue right until you get to two floating platforms. Here is your first boss 
    fight of the game.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    Boss: Dr. Robotnik's Ball 'n' Chain Machine
    Difficulty: 1.5/5
     
    Easy boss. Once the fight starts, get on one of the two platforms there (I 
    prefer the right, but take which one that is more comfortable to you). Now, 
    when Robotnik comes down, hit him 2-5 times until he busts out his ball 'n' 
    chain. This is easy to dodge and it swings across the screen. The ball will 
    hurt you but the chains won't, so you can jump through them. Hit him each time 
    you get on a platform, and when the ball 'n' chain comes to you, dodge it and 
    get to the other platform and hit him again, and repeat this until he is gone. 
    After 8 hits his invention will be destroyed, so head right and step on the 
    plunger, freeing all of the bunnies and birdies.
    *******************************************************************************
    
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    Marble Zone
    Act 1
    ------------
    
    Once you start the level, head right and get the 3 rings. Now continue right 
    until you get to a moving platform. Collect the 5 rings above it and then get 
    the 5 rings above the next moving platform. Now, head all the way right until 
    you get to a slope leading down, collecting all of the rings you see, and try 
    not to get it. Once you get to a slope, head down it. Down here, go through the 
    opening to the left. In here, break open all 3 ring boxes and you will get 30 
    rings out of this, and then head back right and leave this room. Back out here, 
    head all the way right until you get to a wall, and jump over all of the lava 
    and over the platforms. Don't stay on these too long because fire will appear 
    on them. Now once you get to the wall, get the Shield and go through the 
    opening to the left.
    
    In here, head all the way left and get past the crushing pillars (watch out for 
    them too). Get all the rings you see and head left until you get to a green 
    block. See that switch to the right? Get to the left of the block and push it 
    into the hole and it will hit the switch, allowing the "spike chandelier" to 
    raise, so go in the gap it was blocking. Down here, head down the stairs and 
    you will get to another pit. Fall down it. Down here, head left and hit the 
    post, and get the Shield if you lost yours. Now head back right and you will 
    get to a large lava pit. Get close to it and blocks will fall down, so use them 
    to get all the way across the lava pit (each time you get on a block, head 
    right of it and more blocks should fall down). Once you get across the lava 
    pit, head right and you will stop at a wall. 
    
    Get on that slightly higher block and wait for a spike chandelier to drop down. 
    Once it does, get on the top of it and use it to get on the higher platform to 
    the right. On here, there will be rows of blocks coming out of both sides of 
    the walls. Once you can see them, jump on both sets to get on the higher 
    platform to the left. On here, watch out for the dropping weight and the spike 
    chandelier. Get on top of the spike chandelier and use it to get to the 
    platform to the right. On here, get on the ground above you. On here, head all 
    the way right until you get to the signpost. Jump across all of the moving 
    platforms, lava pits, and watch out for the catakillers and flames coming out 
    of the lava. Once you get to the sign post, hit it. Also, if you have 50 or 
    more rings, jump into the giant ring for a special stage, and try to get the 
    emerald.
    
    ------------
    Marble Zone
    Act 2 
    ------------
    
    Once you start the level, head right and you will get two a lava pit, and 
    collect the two rings. Jump over the lava pit to get on the platform. On here, 
    jump over the lava and back onto the ground before the platform you're on turns 
    into fire. On here, head right and head inside. In here, collect the 5 rings 
    and continue right. Hit the switch to lower the pillar, creating a gap. Collect 
    the 2 rings and jump down it. Down here, head left and you will get to a block. 
    Push it into the lava. Now, ride it to the other side of the lava, jumping over 
    platforms and avoiding falling lavas. On the other side of the lava, get on the 
    platforms to your right and use them to get on the higher platform to the 
    right. On here, grab the box of rings and the Shield, and get rid of the 
    catakiller. Now go back to the left side of the opening and head left.
    
    Now, fall in the pit. Down here, push the blocks to the right to create a gap, 
    and then fall in it. Down here, head all the way right and get out of this 
    tunnel, grabbing the rings and avoiding the spikes before the lava sliding to 
    the left gets to you. Once you get out of the tunnel, head right and get the 3 
    rings on the platform above you. Now drop back down to the floor and head 
    right. You will get to a very large gap with swinging platforms. Use all of the 
    swinging platforms to get across the lava pit. Once you get to the end of it, 
    head all the way right until you get to a switch, watching out for the 
    catakillers. Once you hit the switch, hit it and it will lower the pillar next 
    to you, so get on the higher platform above you. Up here, grab the Shield to 
    the right and push the block into the lava pit to the left. 
    
    Now, ride this block all the way left until it stops at a wall (ignore the lava 
    shooting you up), jumping over the platforms and grabbing the rings. Once you 
    get to a wall, walk through it and you will be in a room with 2 ring boxes and 
    a 1-up. Grab all of them and then exit the secret room. Ride the block back to 
    the right side of the lava and then get on the new block. Now, ride it until 
    you get to the wall again, and then the lava will shoot you up. While you are 
    in the air, get on the platform to the left. On here, get the 3 rings and head 
    left until you stop at a wall. Now, use the blocks coming out of the wall to 
    get on the higher platform to the right. On here, jump on the left ground and 
    head left. Hit the post and get the box of rings. Now head back on the platform 
    to the right.
    
    On here, head all the way right getting past all of the enemies, moving 
    platforms, and lava pits (watch out for shooting flames) until you get to a 
    slope. Once you get to it, head down it. At the bottom is an opening to the 
    left. Go in it. In here, get rid of the enemies and grab the two ring boxes. 
    Now, head right and you will get to a set of bricks (no, not the special stage 
    bricks). Jump on them to break them open and to create a gap at the bottom. 
    Down here, break open the bricks to create a gap, and fall down it. Down here, 
    break open the Shield and head left. Now, you will be near a pit with 
    platforms. Use them to get on the wall the wall to the next. On here, get the 
    Invincibility box and drop into the lava below. Now, be quick and get past the 
    lava while you are invincible (if you're not confident, ride the block and jump 
    over the platforms, and the lava is fairly short).
    
    At the other end, continue right and you will get to a wall. Wait and a spike 
    chandelier will come down. Get on top of it, and then use it to get on the 
    platform to the right. On here, head all the way right, getting on the higher 
    platforms, avoiding all of the spike chandeliers until you get to a wall. Once 
    you get to a wall, jump on the ground to the right. On here, head right and hit 
    the signpost to exit the level. If you have 50 rings or more, enter the giant 
    ring for a special stage, and try to get the emerald. 
    
    ------------
    Marble Zone
    Act 3
    ------------
    
    Once you start the level, head all the way right down a slope until you stop at 
    a wall. Get the ring box next to you and then fall in the pit below you. Down 
    here, head all the way left down the stairs until you get to a lava pit. Down 
    here, use the blocks and the falling weights to get to the other end of the 
    pit. At the other end of the pit, head all the way left until you see some 
    green blocks on the floor. Stay on them and they will fall down, so jump in the 
    pit. Down here, head left. You will get to a green pillar with a switch above 
    you. Hit the switch to lower the pillar, and then fall in the gap. Down here, 
    head right and you will get to a lava pit. Push the block into the lava and 
    ride it across the lava, jumping over all of the platforms and staying on the 
    block.
    
    Near the end of the lava pit lava will shoot you up in the air, and while you 
    are in the air try to get on the platform to the left. On here, wait for blocks 
    to come out of the left wall. Jump on them and use them to get on the higher 
    platform to the right. On here, jump on the platform to the right. On here, 
    head right and dodge the three spike sets. Now you will get to two spike 
    chandeliers. Get on the second one and jump on the right wall and hold right. 
    You should enter a secret room so go right. Break the box for a 1-up and then 
    enter the secret wall to the right (jump and hold right). Now, follow this 
    hidden path and you will be next to a spike chandelier. Wait for it to lift 
    then get on the ground to the right. Now, get to the left of the spike 
    chandelier and then head up the stairs.
     
    At the top, head up the stairs to the right, and then continue right. Now, jump 
    over the gap and use the dropping weights and platforms to get to the other 
    side of the gap. Once you get to the gap, get on the ground above you to the 
    right. Now, head all the way right until you get to a post. Hit the post and 
    then go as far right as you can, jumping over all of the lava and platforms, 
    watching out for fire shooting out of the lava. Now go and fight the boss.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    Boss: Dr. Robotnik's Flame Dropping Machine
    Difficulty: 2.5/5
     
    This boss is really tough for people new to this game. This fight has two 
    platforms and lava in the middle. Get on the platform to the right and wait for 
    Robotnik to come. Hit him once or twice before he swoops across the screen. He 
    will drop a flame onto the left platform, and them swoop to the right. Hit him 
    and then he will drop a flame on the right platform, so jump to the left one. 
    Keep doing this and hitting him until you hit him 8 times, and you should beat 
    him. After 8 hits, he will be defeated, so head right and break open the animal 
    cage, freeing all of the baby animals and foxes.
    *******************************************************************************
    
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    Spring Yard Zone
    Act 1
    -----------------
    
    Once you start the level, get the two rings above you and head right. Get rid 
    of all the enemies and you will get to a red spring. Hit it and it will send 
    you up a wall, so get on the platform to the right. On here, head right and hit 
    the spring. Don't press anything and you should be send through a lot of 
    bumpers then onto a platform. Collect all of the rings on here and get to the 
    end (you should have 25 right now). Now you will get to a large set of large 
    moving platforms. Use them to get to the lower ones to get lower to the ground. 
    Once the platforms go low as they go, hop to the ground below you. Down here, 
    head down the slope to the right and jump over the yellow spring. Now head 
    right and get the 4 rings above you. 
    
    Continue right down another slope, watching out for the spiked balls. At the 
    bottom, head right and get all 10 rings, watching out for that spinning spike 
    set. Now continue right until you get to another set of 10 rings. Collect as 
    many as you can watching out for the spinning spikes, and then hit the post to 
    the right. Hit the yellow spring and it will send you up a slope. At the top, 
    head right and you will get to a yellow spring. Hit it and hold right on the 
    wall, and you should go through a secret wall. In here, get all the rings and 
    leave (you should have up to 50 now if you didn't get hit). Now use the spring 
    to get on the moving platform above you. Keep using all of these moving 
    platforms to get higher and higher.
    
    Once you get as high as they go, get on the platform to the right. On here, 
    head right and get on the platform above you. Grab the rings and get on the 
    platform to the right. On here, dash into the enemy to get rid of him. Now jump 
    across the two pits and try not to hit the spiked balls (collect the rings if 
    you can). At the end of the two pits, fall in the gap below you. Down here, hit 
    one of the springs to get on the higher platform to the right. On here, get rid 
    of the two crabs and fall in the pit to the right. Down here, hit the ring box 
    and try not to hit the springs. Now, jump over them and get in that small 
    opening. Hit the switch and walk through the wall to the right. Head right 
    until you get to the sign post. Hit the sign post and then jump into the giant 
    ring if you got more than 50 rings, and try to get the emerald.    
    
    -----------------
    Spring Yard Zone
    Act 2
    -----------------
    
    Once you start the level, head all the way right and you will get to a bumper. 
    Ignore it and fall down the gap, and don't press anything. You should get 25 
    rings, head down a slope and go up another one. While in the air, try to land 
    on the platform to the right. On here, get rid of the two enemies and head 
    right. You should get to a platform in the air. Get on it and collect the 4 
    rings. Now get on the platform to the right. On here, dash into the two enemies 
    to get rid of them. Now head right and jump over the two pits, avoiding the 
    spiked balls. Get all 13 rings and then at the end of the 2nd pit head right 
    and you will get to a red spring. Hit it and it will send you into the air, so 
    get on the platform to the right.
    
    On here, head right and cross the moving platforms to get on the other 
    platform. On here, head right and fall in the large gap to the right. Down 
    here, it the spring on the far right and hold right. You should enter a secret 
    room. In here Hit the spring and it will send you upward for 11 rings then onto 
    a platform. On here, dash all the way right down the slope. Now you will fall 
    in a gap and hit a bumper, so try to get on the moving platform to the right. 
    On here, use the moving platform to get on the higher platform to the right. On 
    here, head right and you will get to a platform with 4 rings. Collect them and 
    get to a platform. On here, get on the platform to the right. Now head right 
    until you get to a post, watching out for 2 spiked balls.
    
    Once you get to a post, hit it and head right. Jump over the spiked ball and 
    continue right. You'll be back outside. Out here head all the way right until 
    you get to a pit with a spiked ball in it. Jump over it and head right until 
    you get to a yellow spring. Hit it and you'll be sent down a slope and into the 
    air, instead just fall down into the gap below you. Down here, head all the way 
    right and you will get to a signpost. Hit it and jump into the giant ring if 
    you have 50 or more rings, then try to get the emerald.
    
    ------------------
    Spring Yard Zone
    Act 3
    ------------------
    
    Once you start the level, head all the way right and you will get to a gap, so 
    fall in it. Down here, get the Shield in the middle and use the red springs to 
    get on the higher platform to the right. On here, get the ring box and head 
    right inside. Dodge the spiked balls and continue right until you are back 
    outside, watching out for the spinning spike. Back out here, use the moving 
    platforms to get higher, then get on the platform to the left. On here, head 
    left and hit the spring to get on the moving platform. On here, get on the 
    platform to the right and head right until you get to a switch. Once you get to 
    a switch, hit it and the path will open to the right, so enter it.
    
    In here, head right and you'll be back outside. Out here, head right and you 
    will get to a pit with two spike balls moving around. Jump over the pit and 
    you'll be next to another one. Jump over this pit and get on the platform to 
    the right. On here, head right and you will get to a set of moving platforms. 
    Get on them and use them to get to higher platforms. Keep going higher until 
    you see a platform to the left. Get on it. On here, head left and get on the 
    moving platform. On here, get on the moving platform to the right. On here, get 
    on the platform to the right. Now head right until you get to a post. Once you 
    get to a post, hit it. Now continue right and you will get to a pit. Fall down 
    it and you will be sent down a slope and then up another slope.
    
    While you are in the air, hold right and you should land inside an opening 
    after falling down. In here, head right until you get to a switch, dodging the 
    spiked balls. Once you get to a switch, hit it and the block next to you will 
    push out of the way, so head all the way right until you are back outside, 
    dodging spiked balls, and grabbing the ring boxes and shield. Once you are back 
    outside, head right until you get to a red spring. Once you get to a red 
    spring, hit it and don't press anything. You should be sent to a bumper and 
    onto a moving platform. If you can't get it, hold right or left to try and land 
    on it. Now, get on the moving platform next to you. On here, ride this platform 
    up and get on the platform next to you.
    
    On here, head all the way right until you stop at a wall. Jump on it and hold 
    right. You should end in a secret room with a 1-up and a shield. Get both of 
    them and leave the secret room. Back out here, head left to the edge of the 
    platform, and jump in the gap. You should land next to a post. Hit it and get 
    on the moving platform to the right. Now, use all of these moving platforms 
    (jump on the top of them or you may slip off) to cross the large gap. At the 
    end of the gap get on the platform next to you, head right, and fight the boss.
    
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    Boss: Dr. Robotnik's Block Grabbing Machine
    Difficulty: 2/5
    
    You need to hurry up in beating this guy. There are 10 blocks. Once the fight 
    starts, wait for him to come down and grab a block. Once he comes down, hit him 
    once or twice, and then he will explode the block. Now, once there are no 
    blocks left, you'll fall in the gap, so hit him as many times as you can each 
    time he comes down. After 8 hits he will be defeat it, so head right and break 
    open the animal cage, freeing all of the bears and chickens.
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    Labyrinth Zone 
    Act 1
    ---------------
    
    Once you start the level, head all the way right until you get to a ball 'n' 
    chain. Collect the 6 rings on the way and watch out for the enemies popping out 
    of the ground. Once you get to the ball 'n' chain, dodge it and get the shield 
    to the right of it. Now jump in the water to the left. Down here, jump into the 
    pit and get the ring box to the left. Now head right and you will get to a 
    switch. Hit it to open up the wall next to you. See that bubble on the ground? 
    Wait for a big one to pop and jump at it so you can get more air. Now head 
    right until you get to a switch. Hit it and the ceiling above you will slide 
    open. Get the 5 rings around you and then jump up higher and get out of the 
    water.
    
    Out here, hit the ring box to the left. Now head right until you get to a pool 
    of water. Jump into the left part of it and head right until you see a bubble 
    in the ground. Wait for a big one to come and touch it for more air. Now 
    continue right and you will get to a gap. Fall down it and get all the rings. 
    Down here, hit the switch on the left to open up the left wall, so go through 
    it. In here, head left and get the ring box, and grab a big bubble from the 
    bubbles if you need air. Now head back right and leave this small place. Back 
    out here, jump on the higher platform to the right with the switch on it (or 
    have a platform on the floor lift you up). Hit the switch and a door will open, 
    so go through.
    
    You will be blown down this passage and at the end don't press anything. You 
    will fall onto a platform and get to the left of it before it lifts you up to 
    spikes. Wait for a bubble to appear from the bubbles and grab a big one for 
    air. Now fall down the gap to the right. Down here, head right until you get to 
    a bubble set. Wait for a big bubble to come out and then grab it. Then get the 
    4 rings above you and head right. Climb up the stairs and watch out for the 
    ball 'n' chain (it shouldn't hit you if you're directly below it). At the top, 
    head right and grab the 3 rings, then climb up the stairs dodging the ball 'n' 
    chains. You'll be out of the water again. Back out here, head right until you 
    get to the edge of the platform. Jump on the floating platform in between the 
    conveyor belt.
    
    Then jump on a platform on the right side of the conveyor belt. Keep jumping 
    onto the ones above you until you see a switch to the right. Hit it and watch 
    out for the spikes. Now fall down into the water below you. Down here, grab a 
    big bubble out of the bubble set if you're directly underneath the conveyor 
    belt. Then fall in the gap to the left. Down here, grab a big bubble if you 
    missed one anyway, then head left. You should see a post. Hit it. Now head all 
    the way right until you get to a switch, watching out for the spikes. Get a big 
    bubble next to it and then hit the switch. The door will open to the right, so 
    head right. In here, head all the way right until you get to a spring, 
    collecting the 8 rings and watching out for spikes. By the time you get to the 
    spring, the water should've already lowered.
    
    Jump on the spring and then head up the stairs. You'll see a platform to the 
    left but you can't get to it. Wait for the water to rise and it will raise the 
    cork to the left, so get on that and use that to get on the higher platform to 
    the left. On here, head left back into the water and collect all of the rings. 
    Back in the water, head left and you will get to a conveyor belt. Get on one of 
    the moving platforms on it and ride one up until you see a platform to the 
    right. Once you see it, jump on it and watch out for the face figures shooting 
    out fire. Now head all the way right until you get to a switch. The water is 
    rising, so be quick, and don't let a cork crush you. Once you get to a switch, 
    hit it and the door to the right will open, so go through.
    
    In here, head right and you will get to a bubble set. Grab a big bubble out of 
    it if you need it and then break open the ring box to the right. Now head up 
    these stairs watching out for the spikes until you get to a switch. Once you 
    get to a switch, hit it and the ceiling above you will open, so jump through 
    and get on the platform to the right. On here, head all the way right until you 
    get to a signpost. Hit it if and then jump in the giant ring if you have 50 
    rings or more, and try to get the emerald if you don't have all of them.
    
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    Labyrinth Zone
    Act 2
    ---------------
    
    Once you start the level, head right and get the 3 rings. Now continue right 
    until you get to a waterslide. Ride it and a spring will push you into the 
    water. In here, get the Invincibility and get a big bubble out of the bubble 
    set. Now head left and you will get to two ring boxes. Grab both of them and 
    grab a bubble from the bubble set to the right. Grab it and head right. Get the 
    12 rings in the air and continue right, dodging the ball 'n' chains. Now head 
    right and you will be blown into another room onto the ground. On here, grab a 
    bubble from the bubble set and then hit the red spring to the left. You will be 
    sent into the air, collecting 5 rings, so get on the platform to the left. On 
    here, get the two ring boxes to the left on the left platform.
    
    After you get the two ring boxes, jump on the platform to the right again. See 
    that ring box to the right? Get on the platform it's on and break it. It will 
    reveal a switch, so hit it. Now get on the platform above you and use the 
    platforms to the right to get on another platform (the one with the face 
    shooting fire). On here, head right and hit the post. Now jump over the gap and 
    grab the Invincibility box. Now fall in the gap to the left. Down here, hit the 
    switch and the floor will slide open, so fall in it. Down here, you should fall 
    next to a bubble set. Wait for a bubble to come out and grab it. Now head down 
    the stairs. At the bottom hit the switch to open up a floor. Fall in it and 
    head down the stairs. At the bottom grab a bubble from the bubble set and head 
    left.
    
    Head all the way left until you come to a wall, watching out for enemies and 
    ball 'n' chains. Once you get to a wall, stand on the floor and it will fall 
    down, so go in the gap. Down here, head all the way right until you stop at a 
    wall. Now, wait for a bubble to come out of the bubble set to the left, and 
    grab one. Now head up the stairs to the right, watching out for the ball 'n' 
    chain. At the top, grab a bubble from the bubble set and duck. Wait for the 
    enemy to fire his 4 spikes, then get rid of him and continue right until you 
    get to a conveyor belt, grabbing all of the rings. Once you get to a conveyor 
    belt, hop onto one of its platforms and use it to get to another conveyor belt. 
    Hop on one of those platforms and use it until you see a platform to the right. 
    Jump on it. 
    
    On here, head right until you get to a signpost. Once you get to it, hit it and 
    then jump in the giant ring if you have more than 50 rings, and try to get the 
    emerald if you didn't get all of them yet.
    
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    Labyrinth Zone
    Act 3
    ----------------
    
    Once you start the level, head right until you get to a waterslide. Once you 
    get to it, head down it and it will take you to another one. Now head down and 
    count the first platform. Then jump and you should land on the second one. If 
    not don't worry, you can try as long as you want. On this platform, head left 
    and get the ring box and hit the switch. Now head right and jump over the gap 
    onto the waterslide, and go through the new opening. In here, head right until 
    you get to a switch. Once you get to it, hit it and the floor will slide down 
    beneath you, so jump down it. Down here, fall down the gap and into the water. 
    Now hit the switch to the right and a floor will slide over to the left, so 
    fall in the new gap. Down here, head right and grab a bubble from the bubble 
    set.
    
    Now continue right past the spikes and then you will come to a bubble set at 
    the end. Grab a bubble from it and then head up the stairs, watching out for 
    the ball 'n' chain. At the top, head right and grab a bubble from either set of 
    bubbles. Now head up the stairs. At the top how on the platform to the left. On 
    here, jump on the platform to the left. On here, get past the first spike set 
    and grab a bubble from the set. Now continue left and you will stop at a ring 
    box. Grab it and get on the higher platform to the right. On here, get out of 
    the water and head all the way right until you get to the edge of the platform, 
    watching out for the ball 'n' chains and spikes.
    
    At the end of the platform, get on one of the moving platforms on the conveyor 
    belt and ride it into the water until you see a switch below you. Once you see 
    it, hit it and fall in the gap to the left. Down here, get a bubble from a 
    bubble set and hit the switch to the right. Now go into the opening and head 
    all the way right until you stop at a wall. Now, wait for a bubble to come out 
    of the bubble set and then head right into the passage. At the end grab the 
    Invincibility Box to the right and fall in the gap to the left. Down here, get 
    a bubble from a bubble set and hit the switch to the right. Go in the new 
    opening to the right and then hit the post. 
    
    Once you hit the post, continue all the way right until you get to a red 
    spring, jumping over all of the little gaps. Once you get to the spring, hop on 
    it and get on the platform to the left. On here, grab a bubble from the bubble 
    set and head left. Now, jump over all of the platforms with ball 'n' chains on 
    them and do not fall off. At the end, get on the platform to the left and head 
    up the stairs. At the top, you'll now be out of the water. Get on one of the 
    moving platforms on the conveyor belt and use it until you get to a switch. 
    This will reverse the way the conveyor belt moves, so get on one of the 
    platforms and use it until you see a platform to the right. Once you get to it, 
    head right and get on the waterslide.
    
    This waterslide will send you next to a post, so hit it and head all the way 
    and get on one of the corks. Now, the water will start to rise and jump over to 
    the cork on the right and use it to get on the platform to the right. On here, 
    head up the stairs. At the top, keep heading up the stairs to where the water 
    stops rising. Now head up this set of stairs. At the top, head up the set of 
    stairs to the right. At the top, get the shield to the left and then head right 
    and the boss music will play.
    
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    Boss: Dr. Robotnik's Escaping Machine
    Difficulty: N/A
    
    You do not need to hit Robotnik. He will keep getting higher and higher and you 
    need to chase him down. Just get on the higher platforms and follow where he 
    goes, and be quick because the water level is rising behind you. So, head up 
    all the stairs, get on all the platforms, and when the water stops rising, 
    you're at the end. Just dodge all the fire shooters and spikes and you will be 
    fine. So, once the music stops you're done. Then, after all of the climbing and 
    jumping, Robotnik will run to the animal cage and flee. Break it and release 
    all the baby animals and penguins.
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    Star Light Zone
    Act 1
    ----------------
    
    Once you start the level, head right and get on the higher platform, collecting 
    the 6 rings. Now jump over the bomb before it explodes on you, and then hit the 
    yellow spring to get on the higher platform to the right. On here, head right 
    and get the 3 rings, and jump over the bomb. You will stop at a wall. The floor 
    you're on will lower. Down here, there are two slopes to the right. Head down 
    the first one and then go back up. The floor should be gone so grab the 1-up. 
    Now head back down the slopes and at the end jump into the gap and get the 14 
    rings. Now hold right until you get to the edge of the platform, collecting all 
    of the rings you see. Once you get to the edge of the platform, use one of the 
    4 moving platforms to get on the platform to the right. On here, head right 
    until you go up a slope.
    
    At the top, the fan will help you go faster, so run right and you will get to 
    the edge of the platform. Now get on the set of moving platforms and use them 
    to get on the set of moving platforms above you. On here, jump onto the 
    platform to the right. On here, jump onto one of the 4 moving platforms and 
    then get on the set of moving platforms below you. On here, get on the platform 
    to the right. On here, head right and jump over the gap, and watch out for the 
    fire shooter. Now head right until you get to a slope and then go up it. At the 
    top get the ring box to the left and then head right. Get on the platform and 
    it will take you to another one. Get on this platform and it will take you 
    higher, so get on the platform to the left.
    
    On here, head left and get on one of the 4 moving platforms. Now get on the 
    higher platform above you. On here, get the 5 rings and head right. Now get on 
    one of the 4 moving platforms and use it to get on the higher platform to the 
    left. On here, head left and go up the slope. At the top, get the ring box to 
    the left and then head up the slope. At the top, go left and get to the edge of 
    this floor. The platform will take you upward. Up here, get on the platform and 
    head right until you get to another platform. Before it takes you down, jump up 
    and then the blocks will fall down. Now head back left and the same platform 
    will take you upward. Now head right and head up the new staircase. At the top, 
    go all the way right until you get to a signpost. Hit it and then jump into the 
    giant ring if you got more than 50 rings, and try to get the emerald if you 
    didn't get them all.
    
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    Star Light Zone
    Act 2
    ----------------
    
    Once you start the level, head right and get the 3 rings. Now continue right 
    until you get to a slope. Head up it. At the top get the 3 rings and head right 
    down the slope, through two loop-de-loops, then up a slope, grabbing 13 rings. 
    At the top of the slope head right and then you will get to a gap. Fall in it. 
    Down here, head right. You will get to a large bomb pit. My suggestion is that 
    to wait for all of them to explode and then continue. Once they are all gone 
    head right and then head up the slope. At the top, use the moving platforms to 
    get on the higher platform to the right. On here, head right and a fan will 
    blow you through two loop-de-loops and then up a slope. At the top head right 
    down the slope. At the bottom, head to the wall and stand there. The floor 
    you're on should fall down.
    
    Down here, head right and get the 5 rings. Now get on that see-saw. Get on the 
    side without the spike and it will launch the spike into the air. Now get on 
    the other side and then get on the see-saw next to you. Get on the side without 
    the spike and then it will launch into the air, so get on the other side, and 
    the spike will launch you into the air. Now, get on the platform to the right. 
    On here, head right and you will get to a set of moving platforms. Get on one 
    of them and use it to get on the platform above you to the right. On here, 
    break open all 5 ring boxes for 50 rings! Now fall into the pit again. Down 
    here, stand on the floor next to the right wall and it will fall down. Down 
    here, collect the 3 rings and head right until you get to the signpost. Hit it, 
    and then jump into the giant ring if you have 50+ rings (there should be no 
    excuse not to have that for what you got), and try to get the emerald if you 
    didn't get all of them, and this is your last chance to get an emerald.
    
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    Star Light Zone
    Act 3
    ----------------
    
    Once you start the level, get the 3 rings and head right down a slope, 
    straight, and then up another slope. At the top of here head right and head up 
    another slope. At the top of here hit the red spring to the right and it will 
    send you up a slope into the air, so fall down onto the ground below you. Down 
    here, head left and you will get to a see-saw. Now, get on the side without the 
    spike to launch the spike. Then get on the other side and the spike will launch 
    you into the air, so get on the platform to the left. On here, get on the see-
    saw to the left and launch the spike into the air and get on the other side, 
    and you'll be launched, so get on the platform to the left. On here, head left 
    and get on the see-saw. Have the mine launch you into the air and get on the 
    highest platform to the right.
    
    On here, go up the slope. At the top, head all the way right through a loop-de-
    loop until you get to a small gap. Once you get to it, fall down it. Down here, 
    head all the way right up the gap. At the top, grab the Invincibility to the 
    left and hit one of the three red springs and use it to get on the moving 
    staircase on the right. Get on the top of it so you don't fall off and then get 
    on the platform to the right. On here, head all the way right past the bombs 
    (you should still have Invincibility until you go up a slope. At the top, head 
    all the way right until you get to a wall. Get on the higher platform to the 
    right and continue right until you get to another slope, watching out for the 
    enemies and bombs. Once you get to the slope, head to the top of it. At the 
    top, head right and hit the post. Now continue right and fight the boss.
    
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    Boss: Dr. Robotnik's Mine Dropping Machine
    Difficulty: 2/5
    
    This is a really fun boss, but he's hard to hit. Once the fight starts, you'll 
    notice that there are 3 see-saws. Robotnik will come in and drop mines of some 
    of them. There are two ways you can hit him. Get on one side of the see-saw and 
    launch the mine into the air to hit him, and the other way it to have the mine 
    launch you into the air and you hit him. Both ways aren't that easy to pull off 
    because Robotnik needs to be up close and you don't bounce that high. After 8 
    hits he will be gone, so head right and hit the animal cage, freeing all of the 
    bears and chickens.
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    Scrap Brain Zone
    Act 1 
    -----------------
    
    Once you start the level, head all the way right until you get to a switch. Hit 
    it so it reverses the direction of the spinning wheel next to you (so it spins 
    counterclockwise instead of clockwise). Now, enter the opening in the wheel and 
    it will send you into the opening below you. Down here, head down the three 
    gaps (get on the left wall to each opening in the left and wait until each 
    moving platforms clears out of the way, then fall in the gap. All the way down 
    here, head right until you get to a spring. Jump over it and then jump over all 
    of these gaps, watching out for the crushing cylinders moving. Once you get 
    past all the gaps, head all the way right until you stop at a red floor. Jump 
    onto the higher platform before it disappears and you die.
    
    On here, get on the higher platform to the right before the red platform 
    disappears. Now head right past all of the moving platforms and gaps and 
    watching out for the fire coming out. Once you get past the gaps, head all the 
    way right until you come to a large gap with a conveyor belt of moving 
    platforms. The ones at the bottom of the belt spin and the ones at the top 
    don't. So get on the top one and ride one to the next conveyor belt. Get on one 
    of the top moving platforms and ride it until you see a platform to the right. 
    Get on it and head right before it collapses. Now head right until you stop at 
    a wall. Get the three ring boxes then get on the higher platform to the right. 
    On here, head left until you go through an opening.
    
    In here, jump onto the platform to the right. On here, head right until you see 
    a higher platform to the left, so jump on it. On here, head left and go through 
    the opening. In here, get on the higher platform to the right. On here, get rid 
    of the two enemies and head all of the way right until you get to a signpost. 
    Once you get to it, hit it (no there are no giant rings in Scrap Brain).
    
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    Scrap Brain Zone
    Act 2
    -----------------
    
    Once you start the level, head right and you will see a spinning wheel. Get on 
    it and when the timing is right, jump off of it and get on the spinning wheel 
    to the right. On here, jump off of the spinning wheel when the timing is right 
    to get on the higher platform above you. On here, get on the platform to the 
    right. On here, hit the switch and a bridge will pop out to the right. On here, 
    head all the way right until you get to an opening. Go in it and you will be 
    warped downward. Down here, head left. Get on the platforms and use them to get 
    on the higher platforms to the left before they spin you off. On here, get on 
    the platforms to the left and use them to get back on the normal ground to the 
    left. On here, head left and go through the opening.
    
    In here, head left and get past the conveyor belt without touching the spinning 
    saw. At the end of the conveyor belt head left and go into the opening you'll 
    see. You'll be sent downward. Down here, head right past the two conveyor 
    belts, and try to dodge the spinning saws coming down at you without being hit 
    (ducking can help). At the end of the conveyor belt, head all the way right 
    until you get to an opening, and try not to fall down the opening and closing 
    bridges or you'll get shocked. Once you get to the opening, head into it and it 
    will take you upward. Up here, head right and you will get to a set of spinning 
    platforms. Get past them when they are not spinning. Now continue right until 
    you get to an opening. Once you get to an opening, go through it.
    
    In here, head right until you get to a conveyor belt. Instead of wasting time 
    crossing them, fall down the gap. Down here, hit the spring and it will send 
    you up a slope near the end of the conveyor belt set. Easy as that. Now head 
    right and you will come to an electric post. Dash under it to avoid being hit. 
    Now head all the way right until you get to a switch, dodging all of the fire, 
    bombs, and crushing platforms. Once you get to a switch hit it and a platform 
    will come out. Use this platform to get on the higher platform above you. On 
    here, head all the way right until you stop at a wall. Now head left until you 
    get to a pit. Fall down it. Down here, head right until you get to a gap, and 
    fall down it. Down here, head left until you get to a gap, and then fall down 
    it.
    
    Down here, head right until you get to a gap, and then fall down it. Down here, 
    head left into the opening. In here, fall down the gap to the left. Down here, 
    head all the way right until you get to the signpost, dodging all of the 
    enemies and fire. Once you get to the signpost, hit it, and head right. You 
    will see a little scene of Robotnik making a platform collapse, sending you to 
    the next act.
    
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    Scrap Brain Zone
    Act 3
    -----------------
    
    Once you start the level, hit the switch next to you and then get on the 
    sliding platform to the left. Once it's done sliding, head all the way left 
    until you get to a gap. Once you get to a gap, fall down it. Down here, you'll 
    now be in the poison water. Down here, head all the way left until you get to a 
    switch. Once you get to a switch, hit it and it will open up the floor, so head 
    in the water below you. Down here, fall all the way down the gap until you get 
    to the ground. Down here, grab a bubble from the bubble set and then head right 
    until you get to a switch. Once you get to a switch hit it and it will open up 
    the ceiling above you, so head up the stairs. 
    
    At the top, head left and grab a bubble from a bubble set next to the spring. 
    Now head right and get to a switch. Hit the switch to open the door to go 
    through the opening. In here, fall in the gap below you. Down here, grab a 
    bubble from the bubble set and hit the post. Now head all the way right until 
    you get to a switch. Once you get to the switch, grab a bubble from the bubble 
    set next to you first and then hit the switch. The ceiling above you will open, 
    so head up the stairs through it. At the top, head right until you see a bubble 
    set. Grab a bubble out of it and then head right through the opening. You will 
    be blown through a tunnel and then out. Grab a big bubble from the bubble set 
    next to you and then head right.
    
    Now, head up this long staircase and dodge all of the fire and make it up 
    before you drown. At the top head left until you get to a post. Once you get to 
    a post hit it. Now head left and fall in the water below you. Down here, grab a 
    bubble from the bubble set and then head left until you get to a switch. Once 
    you get to the switch hit it and it will open up the door to the left, so go 
    through it. In here, head left and get on the higher platform. Head up the 
    stairs until you see a switch to the right. Once you see the switch, hit it and 
    head up the opening. At the top, get a bubble from the bubble set to the left 
    and then head up the stairs to the right. At the top, head left and hit the 
    spring. You will go through a ceiling and into the final zone.
    
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    Final Zone
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    This is it, you're at the final zone. Once you start the level, head all the 
    way right until you bump into a wall.
    
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    Boss: Dr. Robotnik's Tube Machine
    Difficulty: 2/5
    
    Even though it may look hard, this guy is pretty easy, and it's really easy to 
    stay used to. Now, stay as far right as you can. There are 4 tubes. Two of them 
    will come down/up, and Robotnik will be in one of them. If he is in one of the 
    tow next to you, jump on the glass of the tube and hit him, if not, stay where 
    you are. Then 4 electric balls will come out, so dodge them (get in between two 
    and jump when they come at you). Robotnik will be in one of the tubes again and 
    this whole process will repeat. After 8 hits he'll be gone, so head right and 
    jump on his machine. This is optional, but do it if you don't want him to get 
    away. Doesn't effect the ending. Now watch the ending, you'll get a good or bad 
    ending if you got all the emeralds or not.
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    7. Special Stages 
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    In Sonic 1 there are 6 special stages. Each special stage has its own emerald 
    and each one gets harder. If you finish a level with 50 rings or more (act 1 
    and 2 only), a giant ring will appear. Enter it to get into a special stage. 
    There are a few obstacles you can hit in the special stages. You are also in a 
    large spinning area, and most of them are mazes.
    
    R: Reverses the way the special stage spins
    Up: Speeds up the speed of the special stage
    Down: Slows down the speed of the special stage
    Blocks: These come in green, pink, and blue. Each time you hit one, it changes 
    to a different color and then disappears. These block the emeralds.
    Goal: Hitting one of these takes you out of the Special Stage. Also, if you hit 
    a goal and you get to the next special stage ring, you will be in the next 
    special stage (so you won't be forced to stay in the same special stage until 
    you complete it). 
    
    
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    Special Stage 1
    Emerald Color: Blue
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    Once you start the special stage, drop down and follow this path to an opening. 
    You can grab the rings (getting 50 gives you a continue). You can jump around 
    too. Also, feel free to stay in here and get used to it. Once you get to the 
    opening, you will be in a large room with 4 openings (one being the one you 
    came out of). Go in the one next to the one you came out of without the Goal 
    Blocks. In here, the you will be locked in and you will be in a big room with 
    the emerald in the center. It is surrounded by 3 blocks on each side, all blue 
    Hit them 3 times to break one open, and you can get into the emerald. Jump 
    around to get it, and you got the Blue Emerald! Congratulations!
    
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    Special Stage 2
    Emerald Color: Yellow
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    Once you start the special stage, enter the opening next to you and DO NOT FALL 
    IN THE ONE BELOW YOU. You will hit a goalpost. Anyway, head in the opposite 
    direction from the goalpost and you will get to an opening. Enter it and you 
    will be in a large room. DO NOT FALL IN THE OPENING BELOW YOU OR YOU WILL HIT A 
    GOALPOST. Try to stay to the left and you should fall into the other part of 
    the room. Down here there are two openings. Enter either one of them and you'll 
    be in a room with the emerald. Break the outer blocks first so you can get 
    access to the inner part. In here, you have red and white spinners to protect 
    you from escaping this room. Try to break the blocks and create an opening into 
    the emerald, and try to stay at the same location. Once you do, enter and jump 
    around until you get the emerald. Now you have the Yellow Emerald! 
    Congratulations!
    
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    Special Stage 3
    Emerald Color: Pink
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    This is a pretty easy special stage. There is only one room in the entire area, 
    and it's pretty large. The emerald is in the center of the room, and there are 
    5 openings in the room, each lead to a Goal sign, so watch out. Also, there are 
    plenty of colored blocks surrounding the emerald, so try to break as many as 
    you can, and you may lose control because of the room spinning. If you can't 
    get to it, use all of the bumpers, red and white spinners, the reverse signs, 
    the up and down ones to try and jump you back to the bricks. Once you get to 
    the bricks, break as many as you can so you can get the Emerald. Once you do, 
    try to jump around for it and once you do congratulations! You got the Pink 
    Emerald!
    
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    Special Stage 4
    Emerald Color: Green
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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is tricky, but all you have to do is follow the path and do not go into 
    any openings, all of them lead to goals. Also try jumping a lot to save 
    yourself. Another easy way to notice what paths to go into is to follow the 
    rings, and they will form an arrow in one of the openings. If you are having 
    trouble getting through this long twisted path, use all of the Ups, Downs, and 
    the reverse buttons to help change the direction to make things easier. And if 
    you land on a red and white spinner, jump off of it quickly to get back in the 
    path. 
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    So, to get to the final room, fall down once you start the special stage. Then 
    there will be two openings. Take the one that has rings in front of it, and in 
    this area there are 2 more openings. Take the one that has the rings forming an 
    arrow, and use the blocks, bumpers, spinners, and ups and downs if you need to. 
    You will get to an opening, but ignore it, it only leads to goals. Instead, 
    just follow the path more to two more openings. Take the one that has rings 
    forming an arrow and you will see a set of transparent spinners. Go through 
    them and they will be solid now. Now, in this area, you will have plenty of 
    spinners surrounding the bricks, so use them if you are about to fall of the 
    set of bricks.
    
    Keep breaking the bricks until there is enough room to go in and get the green 
    emerald, and try to land on the spinners if you are about to fall. Remember, 
    they change from blue, to green, to yellow, to pink, and gone. Try to jump 
    around to get the emerald once you are done and when you do it you got the 
    Green Emerald! Congratulations!
    
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    Special Stage 5
    Emerald Color: Red
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    This is just like special stage 4, it's pretty much straightforward. But the 
    paths are long so it's hard to keep up. Once you start the special stage, 
    follow this path until you get to two openings. Also, try hitting the reverse, 
    up and down buttons, spinners, and bumpers if you can't control yourself, and 
    try to jump around. Once you get to two openings, go into the one that has 
    rings in it. Now follow this path to two more openings, and use everything you 
    can to keep up with the spinning paths. Once you get to two openings, go into 
    the one with rings, and follow this one to two more openings. Like before, take 
    the one that has rings in it, and follow this path to a set of transparent 
    spinners. Enter them and they will become solid. Now, you should have enough 
    support to break the bricks in the center of the room. Focus on getting one 
    part of the bricks done, and if you fall off jump around and try to hit the 
    bumpers and spinners. Once there is enough room to grab the emerald jump around 
    until you got it and congratulations! You got the red emerald!
    
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    Special Stage 6
    Emerald Color: Gray
    --------------------
    
    If you have 5 emeralds, this is your final special stage. This is really easy 
    and it's just like special stage 3. You are in one big room with the emerald in 
    the center, and there are 4 goal blocks. Once you start the special stage you 
    will see the bricks, try to break the outer ones first and get to the inner 
    part. The emerald is surrounded by a lot of bricks so focus on breaking one 
    part of it first. Once you've broken enough bricks to get the emerald, go into 
    the opening you made and jump around until you get the emerald! 
    Congratulations! You now have the Gray Emerald! You should have all 6 emeralds. 
    If not you can still get the one you missed.
    
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    8. Enemies
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    Here is a list and description of each enemy in the game. Unlike most Sonic 
    games, most enemies can be found in various levels instead of one. Here is the 
    list:
    
    Chopper: These are the fish that jump at you below the bridges in Green Hill 
    Zone. They don't pose too much of a threat, just jump on them to get rid of 
    them. 
    
    Moto Bug: These bugs move about in Spring Yard, and they can be easily annoying 
    if you hit a spring and bump into them. They don't have any direct attacks on 
    you, but they do have spikes on their head, so the only way of getting rid of 
    these is to dash right into the side of them.
    
    Crabmeat: These are the red crabs in Green Hill and Spring Yard. Just jump on 
    top of them or dash into them to get rid of them, and the only thing you have 
    to watch out for are the mines they shoot out of their claws.
    
    Roller: In Spring Yard, these may start rolling behind you down a slope, and 
    they are quite fast you may not notice them. If you do see them, just on it if 
    you want to get rid of it, otherwise, leave it alone, it won't follow you 
    around the whole level.
    
    Buzz Bomber: These are the blue bees in Green Hill, Marble, and Spring Yard 
    Zones. Jump on them anywhere to get rid of them. If they see you while flying 
    around, they'll shoot a mine at you which can be easily dodged out of their 
    stinger, and in Spring Yard, they fly away after they attack.
    
    Jaws: The blue fish swimming around in Labyrinth Zone. They swim around and 
    they will hurt you if they bite you. To get rid of them, just jump right on 
    them.
    
    Caterkiller: These are the purple worms squirming around in Marble and Scrap 
    Brain. They have spikes on their body and only have one weak spot: their head. 
    Dash into their head to get rid of them or just jump on it and be really 
    careful.
    
    Ball Hog: These may be annoying and they may not be in Scrap Brain. These are 
    the bear-like enemies and they throw bombs at you at a fast rate. You may have 
    a hard time dodging them but if you get past them, just jump on these to get 
    rid of them so you don't have to deal with them.
    
    Newtron: Like the Rollers, these are quite rare too, except these appear in 
    Green Hill. These float around and they appear sometimes in the air (they are 
    invisible). If they do come right near you, jump on them to get rid of them. 
    Also, they shoot small yellow mines at you sometimes too.
    
    Burrobot: These are the enemies that pop out of the ground in Labyrinth Zone 
    and Scrap Brain. They have drills in their face but these can be annoying 
    sometimes if it catches you by surprise. Hit them anywhere to get rid of them.
    
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    9. Cheats
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    Here are some cheats and fun stuff for you during the game. This can work for 
    Sonic 1 on the Genesis or any version of Sonic Mega Collection. 
    
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    Codes
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    Level Select: At the title screen, press Up, Down, Left, Right in that order 
    and you should hear the sound of Sonic collecting a ring. After that, hold A 
    (and whatever it is on your Mega Collection controller setting), and the press 
    Start. It will bring you to a level select menu which has a sound test, special 
    stage, and you can select any level you want.
    
    Debug Mode: At the title screen, hit Up, C, Down, C, Left, C, Right C (and use 
    whatever is your C button on Mega Collection) and you should hear the sound of 
    a ring being collected. Before starting the game, hold A and hit start first. 
    Now in Debug Mode, you can do many things. Press B to turn into an object found 
    in that level. Press B again to go back to Sonic and hit A to change the object 
    you are. Press C to place the object where you are and it can be anywhere. If 
    you turn into an object, you can go as high as you want and anywhere on the 
    level. This can make the game more fun and can get plenty of rings using this 
    method.
    
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    Secrets
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    Alternative Ending: In Sonic 1, there are two different endings in this game, 
    and both of them have a minor difference. To get to alternate ending, you must 
    collect all 6 Chaos Emeralds and then an extra scene will happen after you beat 
    the final zone. Sonic will toss the emeralds around and at the end of the 
    credits, Robotnik will be stomping on the end sign. Otherwise, Robotnik will be 
    juggling any uncollected emeralds you didn't get.
    
    Demo Fun: During the demos of this game you can have fun with Sonic. Hold the C 
    button when the demos are in progress and Sonic will start doing stupid things, 
    such as killing himself, running into enemies or falling into lava pits. This 
    makes demos more funny to watch. 
    
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    10. Credits
    ============
    
    Sony = For making the Playstation2.
    
    Sega = For making the Sega Genesis to start the Sonic classics.
    
    Sonic Team = For developing Sonic games.
    
    CJayC = The administrator of the best site in the world (GameFAQs) posted this 
    FAQ.
    
    Me = I wrote this guide.
    
    You = You read this guide, and liked it (hopefully).
    
    GraverobberXIII: He gave me the list of controls for the Xbox version of Sonic 
    Mega Collection, and I've been looking for them for a while. Thanks a lot.
    
    Perfectlydark1: A user on GameFAQs. He gave me the list of the main buttons for 
    the controls of the GameCube version of this game.