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                 _____
                / ____| ___  _   _ _  ____   _____ _   _ _____
               | (___  / _ \| \ | | |/ ___| |_   _| | | | ____|
                \___ \| | | |  \| | | |       | | | |_| |  _|
                ____) | |_| | |\  | | |___    | | |  _  | |___
               |_____/ \___/|_| \_|_|\____|   |_| |_| |_|_____|
           _    _                                              ____
          | |  | |_____ ____   ____ _____ _   _  ___   ____   |___ \
          | |__| | ____|  _ \ / ___| ____| | | |/ _ \ / ___|    __) |
          |  __  |  _| | | | | |  _|  _| | |_| | | | | |  _    |__ <
          | |  | | |___| |_| | |_| | |___|  _  | |_| | |_| |   ___) |
          |_|  |_|_____|____/ \___/|_____|_| |_|\___/ \___/   |____/
                           _  __
       ___  _   _ ____    | |/ /_   _ _   _  ____ _  _ _     _____ ____
      / _ \| \ | |  _ \   | ` /| \ | | | | |/ ___| |/ | |   | ____/ ___|
     | |_| |  \| | | | |  |  < |  \| | | | | |   | ` /| |   |  _| \___ \
     |  _  | |\  | |_| |  | . \| |\  | |_| | |___| . \| |___| |___ ___) |
     |_| |_|_| \_|____/   |_|\_|_| \_|\___/ \____|_|\_|_____|_____|____/


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                      Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles FAQ
                                 Version 11.0
                                January 8, 2005
                                   by MManos

Author's Note: This guide is for _two_ games: Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and Sonic
               and Knuckles, both for the Sega Genesis.  The PC Collection
               including both games, well, this guide applies to that also.
               However, any differences between the two will not be addressed.





===============================================================================

              [TOC]     CHAPTER 00:  Table of Contents     [TOC]

===============================================================================

This FAQ now contains the commonly-used "Quick Find" catalog.  Next to each
section of the guide contains a three-letter code.  Hit CTRL+F to access the
"Find" menu, type in the three-letter code, and keep searching (should be the
second find) until you find the section you inquire!

CHAPTER 01:---------------------------------------- Copyright Information [CPR]
CHAPTER 02:---------------------------------------------- Version History [VSH]
CHAPTER 03:------------------------------------------- Lock-On Technology [LOT]
CHAPTER 04:--------------------------------------------- Saving Procedure [SVG]
CHAPTER 05:-------------------------------------------- Scoring Procedure [SCR]
CHAPTER 06:--------------------------------------------------- Characters [CHR]
CHAPTER 07:-------------------------------------------------------- Items [ITM]
CHAPTER 08:----------------------------------------------------- Controls [CTL]
CHAPTER 09:-------------------------------------------- Zone Descriptions [ZND]
CHAPTER 10:----------------------------------------------------- Emeralds [EMR]
CHAPTER 11:------------------------------ Special Stages and Bonus Stages [SPC]
CHAPTER 12:------------------------------------------------------ Badniks [BDN]
CHAPTER 13:------------------------------------------------------- Bosses [BSS]
CHAPTER 14:--------------------------------------------- Competition Mode [CMP]
CHAPTER 15:------------------------ Codes, Cheats, Glitches, and Oddities [CCG]
CHAPTER 16:---------------------------------------------- Acknowledgments [ACK]
CHAPTER 17:----------------------------------------------- Author Contact [ATC]
CHAPTER 18:-------------------------------------------- Guide Usage Rules [GUR]
CHAPTER 19:--------------------------------------------------- Final Word [FNW]





===============================================================================

            [CPT]     CHAPTER 01:  Copyright Information     [CPT]

===============================================================================

This document, otherwise known as "Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles
FAQ/Walkthrough", was created by me, MManos.  If you wish to host this guide on
your website, unless that site is GameFAQs, you need to follow the criteria
listed in Chapter 18, "Guide Usage Rules".  Any form of plagiarism will not be
tolerated, and the proper authorities will be notified.  If you wish to share
this guide with others, it must be for personal use only.  Do not share this
over online Shareware software such as Napster, WinMX, Bearshare, Limewire,
Kazaa, etc.  Also, do not cut out only the parts you wish to share.  This guide
was meant to be used in its entirety and must be treated that way.

Copyright (c)1999-2005 Michael Manos
All Rights Reserved





===============================================================================

               [VSH]     CHAPTER 02:  Version History     [VSH]

===============================================================================

          ==========================================================
                       January 8, 2005 -- Version 11.0
          ==========================================================
  Through recent discovery, I have found video game guides available on free
   Shareware applications.  I have thereby changed information in Copyright 
   Information and Guide Usage Rules.  Also, there have been minor grammar 
                      alterations throughout the guide.


          ==========================================================
                       January 3, 2004 -- Version 10.0
          ==========================================================
  Welcome to another new year, ladies and gentlemen.  Here's what I've done:

ALTERATIONS
- That Author's Note at the beginning of the guide has been changed a bit, due
  to several e-mails I have received regarding the PC Collection.
- Another new year, another change to the Copyright Information section that
  involves the year, among other things.
- Lock-On Technology has been slightly updated.
- An explanation of the Asterisks of the Bosses' Sidebar Scroller has been
  included.
- Changes have been made to the Author Contact section.


          ==========================================================
                        October 4, 2003 -- Version 9.0
          ==========================================================
            Well, I made a couple of quick revisions to this guide.

ALTERATIONS
- I suppose this isn't too important, but I changed the format of the guide, so
  it is now done on WordPad instead of Word.
- Changes have been made to the Copyright Information section.


          ==========================================================
                         July 4, 2003 -- Version 8.0
          ==========================================================
Happy "Fourth" everybody.  I did a few updates to this guide in order to make
                         the information more precise.

ALTERATIONS
- With a new year, "Copyright Information" had to be slightly tweaked.
- Included the fact that hedgehogs are insectivores, not rodents, in
  "Characters"
- Included the pronunciation of "Echidna" in "Characters"
- Slight tweaking of grammar in "Zone Descriptions"
- Included more credits in the "Acknowledgments" section


          ==========================================================
                       December 29, 2002 -- Version 7.0
          ==========================================================
  The only thing I have done is finished up the information needed in "Codes,
   Cheats, Glitches, and Oddities," mainly the notice that there will be NO
 Game Genie Codes.  Too many of them, and an abundance of "crap" codes, result
   in a lot of work.  I recommend GameWinners.com, because they have all the
  codes.  Other than that, and that I changed some names of Bonus Stages and
Items to reflect the official names, as well as changing the name of "2P Mode"
                      to "Competition Mode," that is all.


          ==========================================================
                       November 30, 2002 -- Version 6.0
          ==========================================================
 Several additions and changes in this update!  To make this more informative
                     of an FAQ, I have done the following:

ADDED SECTIONS                          RENAMED SECTIONS
- "Codes, Cheats, Glitches, and         - "Moves" ---> "Controls"
  Oddities"                             - "Multiplayer Mode" ---> "2P Mode"
- "Guide Usage Rules"                   - "Chaos Emeralds, Super Emeralds, and
                                          the Master Emerald" ---> "Emeralds"

ALTERATIONS                             OTHER NEW STUFF
- More grammar changes                  - Quick-Find Reference Added
- Deletion of unnecessary borders       - "Bosses" Sidebar Scroller


          ===========================================================
                       November 16, 2002 -- Version 5.0
          ===========================================================
    As CJayC has said time and time again, there truly can never be a Final
Version of the guide.  Therefore, I have made this addition.  This incarnation
                   includes the following additions/changes:

ALTERED SECTIONS
- Just a few alignment issues that have been bugging me.
- Brief, updated character descriptions.
- Minor tweaks of grammar throughout.


          ===========================================================
                      November 17, 2001 -- Version Final
          ===========================================================
                   This is it!  Here we go with the changes!

ALTERED SECTIONS                        RENAMED SECTIONS
- "Bosses"                              - "Zones" ---> "Zone Descriptions"
- General Reformatting



          ===========================================================
                       November 11, 2001 -- Version 3.3
          ===========================================================
        It's been awhile, hasn't it?  Let's run right down the list...

REMOVED SECTIONS                        NEWLY ADDED SECTIONS
- "Known Special Stage Ring Areas"      - "Copyright Information"
- "Cheats and Codes"
- "Challenges"
- "Wish List"
- "What's to Come"

ALTERED SECTIONS                        ANNEXED SECTIONS
- Grammar in most sections              - All Zones combined into one section
                                          ("Zones")
                                        - All Multiplayer Zones combined into
                                          one section ("Multiplayer Mode")
                                        - All Characters' Bosses combined into
                                          one section ("Bosses")

OTHER STUFF
- Added halfway-decent ASCII Art
- Reformatted the entire guide


          ===========================================================
                       November 29, 1999 -- Version 1.8
          ===========================================================
                              The first revision!

ADDED SECTIONS                          ALTERED SECTIONS
- ASCII Art                             - "Table of Contents"
                                        - "Version History"
                                        - "Lock-On"
                                        - "Saving"
                                        - "Scoring Procedure"
                                        - "Items"
                                        - "Moves"
                                        - "Known Special Stage Ring Areas"
                                        - "Badniks"
                                        - "Knuckles' Bosses"
                                        - "Cheats and Codes"
                                        - "Challenges"
                                        - "Acknowledgments"
                                        - "What's to Come"
                                        - "Acknowledgments"
                                        - "What's to Come"
                                        - "The End"


          ===========================================================
                       November 28, 1999 -- Version 0.0
          ===========================================================
                              Hot off the press!!





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             [LOT]     CHAPTER 03:  Lock-On Technology     [LOT]

===============================================================================

In early 1994, fans welcomed "Sonic the Hedgehog 3" with open arms and bought
the game in mass quantity, but they were disappointed with the length of the
game.  It felt like only half a game.  They didn't know that an addition was
looming somewhat near in the future...

The "Sonic & Knuckles" cartridge features a unique "lock-on" capability that
has yet to be duplicated by any game of any system.  If you lock certain games
inside it, you get very interesting results.

          ===========================================================
                 LOCKED-ON GAME       | |         RESULT(S)
          ===========================================================
          |    Sonic the Hedgehog     | | This combination gives    |
          |                           | | you the ability to access |
          |                           | | any of the "blue sphere"  |
          |                           | | special stages, and there |
          |                           | | are an unknown number of  |
          |                           | | them, but rumor has it    |
          |                           | | that there are over       |
          |                           | | 50,000 of them!           |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |   Sonic the Hedgehog 2    | | This combination allows   |
          |                           | | you to play as Knuckles   |
          |                           | | in "Sonic the Hedgehog    |
          |                           | | 2", but you still have    |
          |                           | | all Knuckles' abilities.  |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |   Sonic the Hedgehog 3    | | This combination is the   |
          |                           | | version that this guide   |
          |                           | | specifically defines.  It |
          |                           | | is the TRUE form of both  |
          |                           | | games, thereby making an  |
          |                           | | epic, highly enjoyable    |
          |                           | | game.                     |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |  Any Other Genesis Game * | | Each game attached gives  |
          |                           | | you access to a random    |
          |                           | | "blue sphere" special     |
          |                           | | stage.                    |
          |---------------------------------------------------------|
          | Note: I am almost certain that this does not apply to   |
          |       EVERY other Genesis game.  One game that does not |
          |       follow this rule is NBA Jam: Tournament Edition.  |
          '---------------------------------------------------------'





===============================================================================

              [SVG]     CHAPTER 04:  Saving Procedure     [SVG]

===============================================================================

A welcome addition to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is saving progress.  The
first time you enter a game, your screen looks roughly like this.

.-------.
|       |
|   A   | .-------. .-------. .-------. .-------. .-------. .-------. .-------.
|       | |   B   | |   B   | |   B   | |   B   | |   B   | |   B   | |       |
'-------' |       | |       | |       | |       | |       | |       | |   C   |
          |-------| |-------| |-------| |-------| |-------| |-------| |       |
          |       | |       | |       | |       | |       | |       | '-------'
          |   D   | |   D   | |   D   | |   D   | |   D   | |   D   |
          |       | |       | |       | |       | |       | |       |
          '-------' '-------' '-------' '-------' '-------' '-------'

(A) If you wish to start a game that will not be saved, highlight this box.

(B) This displays an icon representing the current level of completion of the
    game, a character face, or an icon with all three characters on it,
    depending on your progress.

(C) This Robotnik Icon lets you delete games.  Highlight it, then move it over
    a game.  Press A to allow deletion, while C cancels it.

(D) This displays what character/level number you are using/in, as well as your
    collected Chaos/Super Emeralds.

Take notice that there are six save slots.  This applies to when Sonic 3 is
played alone.  S3&K has eight save slots.





===============================================================================

              [SCR]     CHAPTER 05:  Scoring Procedure     [SCR]

===============================================================================

          ===========================================================
               ITEM/PART SCORED ON    | |       POINTS GAINED
          ===========================================================
          |           Score           | | Total Score not gained    |
          |                           | | from rings or time        |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |           Rings           | | Amount of Rings, 100      |
          |                           | | points per ring at end    |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |           Time            | | Amount of time remaining  |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |          Badniks          | | 100 points for MOST       |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |          Bosses           | | 1000 points per boss      |
          '---------------------------------------------------------'





===============================================================================

                 [CHR]     CHAPTER 06:  Characters     [CHR]

===============================================================================

          ===========================================================
                              SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
          ===========================================================
Born and raised on South Island (where Sonic 1 took place), a speed demon, and
a guy with a major chili dog obsession, Sonic the Hedgehog has evolved into one
of the most loved video game mascots of our time.  When one mentions "Sega,"
one can't help but think of the blue, spiky-haired insectivore.

Now, Sonic has been supped-up with some special new powers.  His reflexes have
grown to preposterous proportions, allowing him to create a barrier around
himself for a split second, fending off enemies.  He has also found special new
shields that provide energy protection and elemental powers...


          ===========================================================
                   MILES "TAILS" PROWER - THE TWO-TAILED FOX
          ===========================================================
I don't know, nor want to know, why Sonic, an ultra-cool dude, has a best
friend in a whiny, premature ten-year-old fox.  Sounds a little suspicious to
me... Anyway, this kid is pretty cool, and he can now fly, not to mention swim.
He definitely stands out in this game as a truly "new" character.


          ===========================================================
                             KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA
          ===========================================================
A new nemesis to Sonic, even though he soon turns into an ally, Knuckles is one
cool dude.  Fifteen years old, Knux guards the Master Emerald, the prime source
of balance and harmony on the Floating Island.  He is a bit hotheaded, and he
hates a certain metallic copy of our blue hero... and in case you were
wondering, the correct pronunciation of "Echidna" is "eh-kid-nuh".


          ==========================================================
                               DR. IVO ROBOTNIK
          ==========================================================
Also known as Dr. Eggman, Robotnik is the definition of evil dudes who need to
hit a Stairmaster.  The red suit and fiery mustache define this guy, but
nothing seems more prominent than the Egg-O-Matic, his transport device used to
hover throughout the universe.


          ===========================================================
                          FLOATING ISLAND INHABITANTS
          ===========================================================
Instead of the standard "Damsel-in-Distress" theme found in many games in this
genre (*cough* Mario *cough*), Sonic must rescue the residents of this island.
Either the gravity level must be really high or there's a lack of nutrition
among the locals, but they are all really short, except for Knuckles.





===============================================================================

                    [ITM]     CHAPTER 07:  Items     [ITM]

===============================================================================

          ===========================================================
                     ITEM(S)          | |          USE(S)
          ===========================================================
          |           Rings           | | These are basically what  |
          |                           | | your life depends on.     |
          |                           | | They are found all over   |
          |                           | | all of the zones.  If you |
          |                           | | are attacked or fall on   |
          |                           | | spikes, you lose all your |
          |                           | | rings. If you get hit     |
          |                           | | with no rings, you lose   |
          |                           | | one life.                 |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |           Spikes          | | Stay away from these.     |
          |                           | | Sharp and deadly, touch   |
          |                           | | these and you lose all    |
          |                           | | your rings.  Or, if you   |
          |                           | | don't have any rings...   |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |         Star Posts        | | When you touch these,     |
          |                           | | your progress will be     |
          |                           | | saved.  If you pass one   |
          |                           | | with twenty rings, a      |
          |                           | | bonus stage will be       |
          |                           | | accessible.  A harder     |
          |                           | | stage will appear if you  |
          |                           | | pass with fifty rings.    |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |        Ring Monitor       | | "Super Ring" - Ten rings  |
          |                           | | are added to your total.  |
          |---------------------------| |---------------------------|
          |  Sonic Head, Tails Head,  | | "1-Up" - You will get an  |
          |  or Knuckles Head Monitor | | extra life for the        |
          |                           | | corresponding character.  |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |        Star Monitor       | | "Invincible" - You will   |
          |                           | | have temporary            |
          |                           | | invincibility.            |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |        Boot Monitor       | | "Power Sneakers" - You
          |                           | | will have a temporary     |
          |                           | | speed boost.              |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |   Drop of Water Monitor   | | You will gain a "Water    |
          |                           | | Shield," which gives you  |
          |                           | | the ability to breathe    |
          |                           | | underwater, and gives     |
          |                           | | Sonic the "Bounce"        |
          |                           | | technique.                |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |       Flame Monitor       | | You will gain a "Flame    |
          |                           | | Shield," which makes you  |
          |                           | | invulnerable to fire, and |
          |                           | | gives Sonic the Fireball  |
          |                           | | Spin Dash technique.  The |
          |                           | | shield disappears when a  |
          |                           | | character touches water.  |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |   Lightning Bolt Monitor  | | You will gain a           |
          |                           | | "Lightning Shield," which |
          |                           | | makes ONLY Sonic receive  |
          |                           | | the double-jump ability,  |
          |                           | | but all characters are    |
          |                           | | invulnerable to energy    |
          |                           | | attacks.  This shield     |
          |                           | | also vanishes when the    |
          |                           | | character donning the     |
          |                           | | barrier reaches flooded   |
          |                           | | terrain.                  |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |   Robotnik Head Monitor   | | "Robotnik" - Lose either  |
          |                           | | all your rings or one     |
          |                           | | life.                     |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |          Bubbles          | | You use these to breathe  |
          |                           | | underwater.               |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |          Springs          | | Bounce off these to get   |
          |                           | | to higher areas.          |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |        Prison Eggs        | | Frees animals at the end  |
          |                           | | of each act.              |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |   Special Stage Spheres   | | These make up entire      |
          |                           | | stages.  Collect the blue |
          |                           | | ones, but avoid the red.  |
          |                           | | Blue turn to red when     |
          |                           | | collected.  Collect the   |
          |                           | | rings to get a "perfect", |
          |                           | | and bounce off white star |
          |                           | | and yellow spheres.       |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |    Bonus Stage Spheres    | | Collect these when they   |
          |                           | | come out of the "gumball  |
          |                           | | machine".  Gray ring      |
          |                           | | spheres give ten rings,   |
          |                           | | pink 1-up spheres give an |
          |                           | | extra life, and you       |
          |                           | | bounce off black spheres. |
          |                           | | Clear spheres do nothing, |
          |                           | | while "B" spheres give    |
          |                           | | shields: blue gives water |
          |                           | | shield, orange gives      |
          |                           | | flame shield, and yellow  |
          |                           | | gives lightning shield.   |
          |                           | | Lastly, green "REP"       |
          |                           | | spheres replace the       |
          |                           | | springs at the bottom of  |
          |                           | | the stage.                |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |           Rocks           | | Break these for special   |
          |                           | | items, usually monitors   |
          |                           | | or springs.               |
          |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
          |  Various  Transportation  | | Some various items are    |
          |           Items           | | swinging vines, hand      |
          |                           | | dashers, mace balls, log  |
          |                           | | bridges, teleporters, ice |
          |                           | | blocks, and trapeze bars. |
          |                           | | There are MANY more.      |
          '---------------------------------------------------------'





===============================================================================

                   [CTL]     CHAPTER 08:  Controls     [CTL]

===============================================================================

          ===========================================================
                         UNIVERSAL-CHARACTER CONTROLS
          ===========================================================
D-PAD LEFT/RIGHT
- Moves cursor on selection screens
- Moves character left/right

D-PAD UP
- Look up

D-PAD DOWN
- Crouch

A/B/C
- Jump

D-PAD LEFT/RIGHT, D-PAD DOWN
- "Super Sonic Spin Attack" (Roll)

D-PAD DOWN, A/B/C
- Spin Dash



          ===========================================================
                          CHARACTER-SPECIFIC CONTROLS
          ===========================================================

                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |         Sonic the Hedgehog          |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
A/B/C x2
- Insta-Shield
- Bounce (with Water Shield)
- Fireball Spin Dash (with Fire Shield)
- Double Jump (with Lightning Shield)


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |        Miles "Tails" Prower         |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
A/B/C x2
- Fly
- Swim (when underwater)


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |        Knuckles the Echidna         |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
A/B/C x2
- Glide

A/B/C x2, GLIDE INTO WALL, D-PAD UP/DOWN
- Climb/Rappel
- Dig (when climbing/rappelling into breakable wall/rock)





===============================================================================

              [ZND]     CHAPTER 09:  Zone Descriptions     [ZND]

===============================================================================

One of these days, I may get a walkthrough in this guide.  For now, here's some
brief descriptions of the seven zones.

Each zone has two acts, with the exception of all zones from Lava Reef Zone
onward, with the minor notice that Knuckles only has two acts in Lava Reef.  In
each act, Sonic, Tails, and/or Knuckles have ten minutes to race to the end,
pass all the obstacles, and collect as many rings as possible.  Pass as many
star posts as well, for if your character should die, he would restart at the
last-touched star post rather than the beginning.  Almost all enemies are worth
100 points, and bosses are worth 1,000.


          ===========================================================
                          ZONE 01:  Angel Island Zone
          ===========================================================
Putting a spin on the general "tropical paradise" first Zone, Angel Island
starts off as a luxurious jungle... that is, until Knuckles sets it on fire for
Sonic and Tails halfway through Act One.  Knuckles, on the other hand, does a
little spelunking and heads underground for the entirety of Act Two.  Other
than that, there isn't much to say about this zone.  Starting off on a beach,
many small pools of water are available in case you wish to go swimming.  Water
and flame shields are highly recommended, depending on how high up you are in
the area.


          ===========================================================
                           ZONE 02:  Hydrocity Zone
          ===========================================================
Well, by the title of this zone, you can basically tell that there will be an
abundance of water.  In fact, a good percentage of the zone is played
underwater.  Keep in mind: all three of our heroes are slowed down beneath the
surface.  At the very beginning of the Zone, Tails and Knuckles can fly above
or climb (respectively) the high wall to the right by holding LEFT (as you
fall) to land on a platform, then perform the action from there.  Those hands
that pop out of the light-blue tubes are speed boosters, so run into them 
whenever possible.  Obviously, I would recommend the water shield, because the
flame and lightning shields disintegrate when they touch water.


          ===========================================================
                         ZONE 03:  Marble Garden Zone
          ===========================================================
This zone is mainly a variation of the Marble Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog,
but influences from the Hill Top Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are present as
well.  I would recommend the flame shield because the Fireball Spin Dash (for
Sonic) can help you get through some tricky areas.  Double-jumps are also
handy, so I would also suggest the lightning shield.  When on the tops, the
lightning shield attracts any and all rings near you.  There are many flame-
related enemies, and getting crushed by spikes can happen frequently.


          ===========================================================
                         ZONE 04:  Carnival Night Zone
          ===========================================================
This is following the tradition of Sonic the Hedgehog 2's Casino Night Zone,
minus the flippers and slot machines.  Multi-colored balloons are about this
Zone (red, blue, yellow, and black), but they all accomplish the same goal:
jump on one, it will pop, and your character will be launched up.  ***There is
one part in Act Two where Sonic or Tails will get caught on a barrel.  Press
UP and DOWN in synch with the barrel, and you will get freed.***  Be warned,
there is water in Act Two.  I recommend the water shield, but more importantly
the lightning shield for those pesky energy Badniks.  A special feature is
that Knuckles has no boss in this Zone.

***I have received several e-mails regarding this sole problem, and I know***
   that this particular portion of the zone is rather frustrating, so it
   deserves special attention.


          ===========================================================
                            ZONE 05:  Ice Cap Zone
          ===========================================================
This is my second favorite zone in the entire 34-Bit combination because of one
thing: Sonic gets to snowboard in the beginning!  If you do not jump during
this time, you will receive forty rings during the run.  This zone is mainly
underground for the first act, and half underground/half above ground in the
second.  Lightning and flame shields are extremely helpful.  This zone is full
of transportation items.  Ice blocks and catapults are two of the more annoying
ones.  Push ice blocks, then jump onto them.  Follow the same rules as the
Carnival Night barrels with catapults.


          ===========================================================
                          ZONE 06:  Launch Base Zone
          ===========================================================
If you are playing Sonic the Hedgehog 3 alone, this is the final zone.  If you
are playing Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, you're halfway through the game.
Robotnik is about to launch his Death Egg, but you can stop him... hopefully.
With several other Zones in this game, water is present in Act Two.  All three
shields are equally helpful.  Keep alert, watch your every step, and you'll do
just fine.  Make sure you don't get confused with rapidly-changing screens,
breakable walls, elevators, spinning cylinders, and hydraulic tubes.


          ===========================================================
                         ZONE 07:  Mushroom Hill Zone
          ===========================================================
If you are playing Sonic & Knuckles alone, this is Zone 01.  Otherwise, it is
Zone 07, and you can now collect Super Emeralds.  Deep in the heart of the
Floating Island, seasons change in the blink of an eye here, or at least in Act
Two they do.  Many annoying enemies reside in this zone, including Mushmeanies
and Dragonflies.  I would recommend the flame shield ONLY because the bosses in
this zone have fire-related attacks.


          ===========================================================
                         ZONE 08:  Flying Battery Zone
          ===========================================================
This was obviously inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog 2's Wing Fortress Zone.
But, you are either at Zone 08 or 02, so you aren't done for awhile.  If you
found Wing Fortress easy, well, this is not _as_ easy, but it still isn't too
bad.  Random Prison Eggs are about this zone; some contain rings, others are
home to TechnoSqueeks and Blasters.   Just watch out for the other
strategically placed Badniks.  Flame shields work well, but lightning shields
are also quite efficient.


          ===========================================================
                           ZONE 09:  Sandopolis Zone
          ===========================================================
This is, I feel, inspired by the Ice Cap zone of all things because there are
several side-paths that stray from the main course.  It is very fun, and quite
challenging in Act Two, especially for Knuckles.  Act One consists of a basic
desert area, while Act Two is made of the insides of an ancient pyramid.  In
Act Two, be VERY careful not to retrace your steps, or you'll run out of time.
Not only that, but ghosts appear if the lights remain out for long enough...
keep switches hit and lights on at all costs.  I recommend the lightning shield
solely for the double jump ability.


          ===========================================================
                           ZONE 10:  Lava Reef Zone
          ===========================================================
This zone is very unique, and it is also my favorite zone in the entire game.
There are three acts for both Sonic and Tails, but there are two for Knuckles.
A gigantic zone, it is comprised of several parts.  In Act One, you are inside
a volcano.  However, in Act Two, the volcano freezes over.  In Act Three, which
Knuckles does not take part in, Robotnik re-activates the volcano again.  You
NEED the flame shield for obvious reasons, but the lightning shield is also
extremely handy.  Many relations to the Ice Cap Zone.  Look everywhere for
hidden passages.


          ===========================================================
                         ZONE 11:  Hidden Palace Zone
          ===========================================================
Not quite the answer to the missing-in-action zone from StH2, but it is pretty
interesting in itself.  Your currently-collected Emeralds are held here, and,
strangely, only Tails can access the shield-containing monitors through some
aerial manuevers.  Knuckles has extremely little to do here.  For all
characters, jump on the red balls to teleport upwards.  That's all, really.
Note the cool mural above where Sonic/Tails and Knuckles fight.


          ===========================================================
                         ZONE 12:  Sky Sanctuary Zone
          ===========================================================
Very awkward, indeed, Sky Sanctuary Zone is another one of those zones that
makes you wonder where they got the idea from.  This is the terminal zone for
Knuckles.  Otherwise, Sonic and Tails have either one or two left.  There are
no shields here; then again, there is practically nothing here if you are
Knuckles: just a boss.  Sonic and Tails meet up with Mecha Sonic three times.
If you remember your past bosses, however, then you won't have too much
trouble... but that's in "Bosses."  Jump on the clouds, and enjoy yourself,
because it isn't going to be easy for very long.


          ===========================================================
                           ZONE 13:  Death Egg Zone
          ===========================================================
I see there being three acts.  This is a very hard stage for beginners.  This
is it for Tails.  This is absolutely nothing like Sonic the Hedgehog 2's Death
Egg Zone.  I see inspiration from Sonic CD's Metallic Madness Zone and Sonic
the Hedgehog's Scrap Brain Zone.  Some gadgets here include anti-gravity
chambers, auto-countdown G-Force dashers, transport tubes, and electric
elevators.  Lightning shields make ring collecting a snap and let you walk on
the fluorescent lights where the elevators are powered.  Have total fun.


          ===========================================================
                          ZONE 14:  The Doomsday Zone
          ===========================================================
This zone is only for Sonic and only if you have the seven Chaos Emeralds.
This is, by far, the hardest zone in the game.  Since you're either Super
Sonic or Hyper Sonic, you NEED rings.  This takes place in an asteroid belt,
and you must defeat the final boss: The Doomsday Weapons.  Good luck, because
you will need it.





===============================================================================

                   [EMR]     CHAPTER 10:  Emeralds     [EMR]

===============================================================================

Chaos Emeralds are the seven gems that you go after.  They come in seven
respective colors: green, orange, purple, blue, white, red, and aqua.  If you
have collected all seven, you will either become Super Sonic or Super Knuckles,
yet Tails is left out in the cold when it comes to power.  They are available
in any zone except for Hidden Palace onward.  (If you are playing S&K alone, in
Mushroom Hill through Lava Reef.  If you are playing StH3 or S3&K, in Angel
Island through Launch Base.)

The Super Emeralds are more powerful than those of Chaos descent.  They have
the same color scheme as the Chaos Emeralds, but they are much larger in size
and power.  These are only available from Mushroom Hill until Lava Reef, and if
you are playing Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles combined.  You will become
Hyper Sonic, Hyper Knuckles, or Super Tails.  You MUST have collected all seven
Chaos Emeralds to be eligible to get all the Super Emeralds.

The Master Emerald powers the entire floating island.  Knuckles protects this,
and Robotnik wants it.  The plot revolves around it, and this guide does not
deal with the storyline too much, so I will just let you read the manual.





==============================================================================

       [SPC]     CHAPTER 11:  Special Stages and Bonus Stages     [SPC]

==============================================================================

          ===========================================================
                               3D SPECIAL STAGES
          ===========================================================
Found all around the Floating Island by jumping through giant rings, these
areas are where you collect the Chaos and Super Emeralds.  A pseudo-3D arena,
you must collect blue spheres while avoiding red ones.  If blues appear in
squares, you must collect the edges, and they will turn into rings.  Examples
are below.

KEY:   B = Blue Sphere
       R = Red Sphere
       O = Ring
       W = White Star Sphere
       Y = Yellow Sphere

Ex. 1:
 B  B  B  B                 |\      .-----.                |\      O O O O
 B  B  B  B             ----| \     | B B |            ----| \     O O O O
 B  B  B  B             ----| /     | B B |            ----| /     O O O O
 B  B  B  B                 |/      | <---'                |/      O O O O

Ex. 2:
 B  B  B  B  R              |\      .-----> R              |\      O O O O O
 B  B  B  B  R          ----| \     | B B B R          ----| \     O O O O O
 B  B  W  B  R              |  ]    | B W B R              |  ]    O O W O O
 B  B  B  B  R          ----| /   --' B B B R          ----| /     O O O O O
 R  R  R  R  R              |/      R R R R R              |/      O O O O O


          ===========================================================
                                 BONUS STAGES
          ===========================================================
Bonus Stages have three variations.  In the "Gumball Machine" Bonus Stage, you
collect various items while trying not to fall.  In order to accomplish this,
you must launch yourself into the crank, thereby turning it and releasing an
item-holding sphere.  In the "Slot Machine" Bonus Stage, jump in the slot to
receive or lose rings.  In the "Glowing Spheres" Bonus Stage, use the flippers
to get out of the stage while collecting spheres like in the Gumball Machine.





===============================================================================

                   [BDN]     CHAPTER 12:  Badniks     [BDN]

===============================================================================

A whopping forty Badniks are in this game.  Some are brand-new while other are
clear successors to Badniks of the past.  Let's take a look.

          ===========================================================
                                 NAMED BADNIKS
          ===========================================================

                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |          Angel Island Zone          |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |   Bloominator   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:-------- A red flower with a metallic blue stem
          Attack:------------------------------ Launching projectiles

                              .-----------------.
                              |  Catakiller Jr. |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:----- A blue caterpillar with partial shielding
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming around

                              .-----------------.
                              |   Monkey Dude   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:---------------- A blue coconut-throwing monkey
          Attack:------------------------------ Launching projectiles

                              .-----------------.
                              |    Rhinobot     |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:------------------------ Gray one-wheeled rhino
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming around


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |           Hydrocity Zone            |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |  Blastoid (1)   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:--------------------------------- A blue cannon
          Attack:------------------------------ Launching Projectiles

                              .-----------------.
                              |    Bugernaut    |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:-- A blue mosquito; usually in groups of threes
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming around

                              .-----------------.
                              |      Jawz       |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:-------------------------- A blue, flying shark
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming around

                              .-----------------.
                              |  Mega Chopper   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:--------------------------------- A red piranha
          Attack:--------------------------------- Ring-stealing bite

                              .-----------------.
                              |   Pointdexter   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:-------------------- A gray, spiked pufferfish
          Attack:-------------------------------------Roaming around

                              .-----------------.
                              |  Turbo Spiker   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:------------ A red wheeled vehicle with a spike
          Attacks:-------------- Launching spike, then roaming around


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |         Marble Garden Zone          |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |     Bubbles     |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:----------- A blue bubble that protrudes spikes
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming around

                              .-----------------.
                              |     Mantis      |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:---------------- A green mantis with sharp legs
          Attack:-------------------------- Pouncing from underground

                              .-----------------.
                              |     Spiker      |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:------------- Fake spikes, also used as springs
          Attack:--------------------------------- Energy projectiles


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |         Carnival Night Zone         |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |     Batbot      |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:------ A black bat with a light bulb for a tail
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming around

                              .-----------------.
                              |  Blastoid (2)   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:-- A gray electric grenade, teleports, in pairs
          Attacks:-------- Launching projectiles; electric forcefield

                              .-----------------.
                              |     Clamer      |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:-------- A blue clam, able to be used as spring
          Attack:------------------------------- Launching projectile


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |            Ice Cap Zone             |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |   Penguinator   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:------------ A blue penguin with holes in chest
          Attack:---------------------------- Roaming around, sliding

                              .-----------------.
                              |  Star Pointer   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:----------- A black orb with blue ice-like orbs
          Attack:------------------ Launching ice-orbs in slow-motion


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |          Launch Base Zone           |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |     Corkey      |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:------------------------- A gray energy blaster
          Attack:--------------------------------------- Energy beams

                              .-----------------.
                              |    Flybot767    |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:----------- A silver bird activated by an alarm
          Attack:----------------------------- Roaming around, diving

                              .-----------------.
                              |    Orbinaut     |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:------------ A silver orb with four spiked orbs
          Attacks:----------------------- Roaming around, spiked orbs

                              .-----------------.
                              |      Ribot      |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:-- A green frog with two gray balls (spots vary)
          Attack:--------------------Randomly-directed ball launching

                              .-----------------.
                              |  Snale Blaster  |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:----- A green and red snail with red protective
          --------------------------- sheath covering energy blasters
          Attack:--------------------------------- Energy projectiles


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |         Mushroom Hill Zone          |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |   Butterdroid   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:----------------- A yellow and silver butterfly
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming around

                              .-----------------.
                              |    Cluckoid     |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:-- A weathervane with a white and red bird head
          Attack:------------------------------ Blowing gusts of wind

                              .-----------------.
                              |    Dragonfly    |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:----------- A silver dragonfly with a long tail
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming around

                              .-----------------.
                              |     Madmole     |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:------------------------- A blue mole in a hole
          Attack:-------------------------------- Launching mushrooms

                              .-----------------.
                              |   Mushmeanie*   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:--------- A purple orb with a mushroom covering
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming around
         *Note:-------------------------- Requires two hits to defeat


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |         Flying Battery Zone         |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |     Blaster     |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:-------------------------------- A brown cannon
          Attack:------------------------------- Launching projectile

                              .-----------------.
                              |  TechnoSqueek   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:------------------------- A blue computer mouse
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming around


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |           Sandopolis Zone           |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |    Sandworm     |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:----------------------------------- A blue worm
          Attack:-------------------------------------- Hidden charge

                              .-----------------.
                              |      Skorp      |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:----------------- An orange mechanical scorpion
          Attack:-------------------------------- Launching tail-mace


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |           Lava Reef Zone            |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |    Fireworm     |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:----------------- A gray worm with a fiery back
          Attack:----------------- Randomly appearing, roaming around

                              .-----------------.
                              |   Toxomister    |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:-------------------- A purple eye on a gray rod
          Attack:----------------------- Launching ring-stealing mist


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |         Sky Sanctuary Zone          |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |     EggRobo     |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:------------------------ A metal Robotnik drone
          Attack:--------------------------------------- Energy beams


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |           Death Egg Zone            |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |   Chainspike    |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:- A blue circle with four spikes and a red core
          Attack:------------------------------------ Launching spike

                              .-----------------.
                              |   Spikebonker   |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:--- A gray and red device with a gray mace ball
          Attack:-------------------------------- Launching mace ball



          ===========================================================
                                UNNAMED BADNIKS
          ===========================================================
          There are three Badniks without names.  Their data is below.

                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |           Sandopolis Zone           |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |   Unnamed #1    |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:---------------------- Block with eyes and body
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming Around
          What I Call It:----------------------------------- Blockbot

                              .-----------------.
                              |   Unnamed #2    |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:-- A white ghost, becomes more deadly over time
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming Around
          What I Call It:------------------------------ Pyramid Ghost


                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |           Lava Reef Zone            |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                              .-----------------.
                              |   Unnamed #3    |
                              '-----------------'
          Description:---- Stone that reveals purple face when nearby
          Attack:------------------------------------------- Explodes
          What I Call It:-------------------- Motion-Sensor Stone-Bot





===============================================================================

                    [BSS]     CHAPTER 13:  Bosses     [BSS]

===============================================================================

New to this section is the "Sidebar Scroller" feature.  On the side, for each
mini-boss or boss, it indicates with a "Y" or "N" if each character has to face
it, as well as how many hits they require.

In the main description of the boss, asterisks are present if certain attacks
apply to certain characters.  Once again, check the Scroller to see which one
it applies to.

Also, the ways on how to beat the bosses are not too hard, so ways on how to do
that are _not_ included.  It just ruins the fun, don't you think?

Another addition to take note: the Egg-O-Matic machines are piloted by Robotnik
in Sonic and Tails' adventures, but they are manned by an EggRobo for Knux*.

*For some reason, in "Flying Battery Zone," the final boss is manned by
Robotnik for all characters.  Possibly a graphic hindrance?  That's my personal
opinion.

-SIDEBAR  SCROLLER-
.-----------------.     ===================================================
|  S  |  T  |  K  |                      ANGEL ISLAND ZONE
|-----|-----|-----|     ===================================================
|     |     |     |
|-----|-----|-----|          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |      MINI-BOSS #1 - Flamethrower      |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  6  |  6  |  6  |          Location:----------------- End of Act One
|     |     |     |          Description:---- A blue flamethrower with
|     |     |     |          --------------------------- three engines
|     |     |  *  |          Attacks:---- Flame bursts, dropping bombs*
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:---------------- Flame
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  N  |          |      MINI-BOSS #2 - Blimp Bomber      |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  0  |  0  | N/A |          Location:------------------------ Act Two
|     |     |     |          Description:--------- A green, blimp-like
|     |     |     |          -------------------------------- aircraft
|     |     |     |          Attack:------------------- Dropping bombs
|     |     |     |          Extra Information:---- Don't stop running
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------------ N/A
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |   BOSS - Egg-O-Matic Blazing Bomber   |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  8  |  8  |  8  |          Location:----------------- End of Act Two
|     |     |     |          Description:--- Two blue fireball engines
|     |     |     |          Attack:--------------- Dropping fireballs
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:---------------- Flame
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|     |     |     |                        HYDROCITY ZONE
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |           MINI-BOSS - Washer          |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  6  |  6  |  6  |          Location:----------------- End of Act One
|     |     |     |          Description:------ A red ball on a pillar
|     |     |     |          Attacks:--- Rolling, underwater tornadoes
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:---------------- Water
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |  BOSS - Egg-O-Matic Bombing Aqua Fan  |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  8  |  8  |  8  |          Location:----------------- End of Act Two
|     |     |     |          Description:-- Yellow propeller on bottom
|     |     |     |          Attacks:------ Dropping bombs, underwater
|     |     |     |          ------------------------------- tornadoes
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:---------------- Water
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|     |     |     |                      MARBLE GARDEN ZONE
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |         MINI-BOSS - Tunnelbot         |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  6  |  6  |  6  |          Location:----------------- End of Act One
|     |     |     |          Description:------------ Tunnelbot Badnik
|     |     |  *  |          Attacks:-- Falling debris, drills, spiked
|     |     |     |          ----------------------- landscape pillars*
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shields:----------- Lightning
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  N  |          |    BOSS - Egg-O-Matic Aerial Drill    |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  8  |  8  | N/A |          Location:----------------- End of Act Two
|     |     |     |          Description:--------- A big, flying drill
|     |     |     |          Attack:------------------ Aerial drilling
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:---------------- Flame
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  N  |  N  |  Y  |          |    BOSS - Egg-O-Matic Chained Drill   |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
| N/A | N/A |  8  |          Location:----------------- End of Act Two
|     |     |     |          Description:--- A big drill sliding along
|     |     |     |          ---------------------- retractable chains
|     |     |     |          Attack:-------- Chain launching, drilling
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:---------------- Flame
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|     |     |     |                     CARNIVAL NIGHT ZONE
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |  MINI-BOSS - Electric Block Destroyer |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  4  |  4  |  4  |          Location:----------------- End of Act One
|     |     |     |          Description:---- A green, electric engine
|     |     |     |          ------------------- and a spiked platform
|     |     |     |          Attacks:-- Floor removal, electric shocks,
|     |     |     |          -------------------------------- crushing
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  N  |          |   BOSS - Egg-O-Matic Electric Magnet  |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  8  |  8  | N/A |          Location:----------------- End of Act Two
|     |     |     |          Description:--Eight electrical magnets on
|     |     |     |          --------------- a rotating, yellow turret
|     |     |     |          --------------- that has an attached ball
|     |     |     |          Attacks:------- Ball dropping, magnetized
|     |     |     |          ---------------------------------- charge
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|     |     |     |                        ICE CAP ZONE
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |          MINI-BOSS - Snowball         |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  6  |  6  |  6  |          Location:----------------- End of Act One
|     |     |     |          Description:----- A pink and silver robot
|     |     |     |          Attacks:------- Snowballs, roaming around
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |BOSS - Egg-O-Matic Instant Refrigerator|
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  8  |  8  |  8  |          Location:----------------- End of Act Two
|     |     |     |          Description:---- Spiked platform and ice-
|     |     |     |          ------------- blasting cannons and engine
|     |     |  *  |          Attacks:----- Random dropping of platform*,
|     |     |     |          --------------- crushing, freezing blasts
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|     |     |     |                       LAUNCH BASE ZONE
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |     MINI-BOSS #1 - Mace Machine(s)    |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  6  |  6  | 1 2 |          Location:----------------- End of Act One
|  *  |  *  |  ^  |          Description:----One* or two^ engines with
|     |     |     |          ----------------- swinging maces attached
|     |     |     |          Attack:------------------- Spinning maces
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  N  |          |MINI-BOSS #2 - Robotnik Bowling Machine|
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  8  |  8  | N/A |          Location:------- Act Two, before take-off
|     |     |     |          Description:----- Large platform shooting
|     |     |     |          ---------------------- large, black balls
|     |     |     |          Attack:--- Launching balls out of a hatch
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |  BOSS #1 - Egg-O-Matic Laser Turrets  |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  9  |  9  |  9  |          Location:----------------- End of Act Two
|     |     |     |          Description:------- Two turrets of lasers
|     |     |     |          Attacks:- Launching purple lasers, spiked
|     |     |     |          ------------------------ armor on cockpit
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |   BOSS #2 - Egg-O-Matic Arms of Doom  |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
| 1 2 | 1 2 | 1 2 |          Location:----------------- End of Act Two
|     |     |     |          Description:---- Red spikes and huge arms
|     |     |     |          --------------------- attached to cockpit
|     |     |     |          Attacks:--- Ramming spikes, grabbing arms,
|     |     |     |          ---------------------- slamming, charging
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:---------------- Flame
| S 3 | S 3 |S3& K|          Game Found In:----- See "Sidebar Scroller"
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|     |     |     |                      MUSHROOM HILL ZONE
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |       MINI-BOSS - Metal Woodsman      |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  6  |  6  |  6  |          Location:----------------- End of Act One
|     |     |     |          Description: A tin can-like robot with ax
|     |     |     |          Attack:-------------------- Wood chopping
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |   BOSS - Egg-O-Matic Gauntlet Racer   |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  9  |  9  |  9  |          Location:----------------- End of Act Two
|     |     |     |          Description:----- A blue, armored cockpit
|     |     |     |          --------------- originally disguised as a
|     |     |     |          ------------------------------- satellite
|     |     |     |          Attack:----- Infinite gauntlet mace-balls
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:---------------- Flame
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|     |     |     |                     FLYING BATTERY ZONE
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |    MINI-BOSS #1 - Phony Prison Egg    |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  7  |  7  |  7  |          Location:----------------- End of Act One
|     |     |     |          Description:------ A fake prison egg with
|     |     |     |          ---------------------------- spiked hands
|     |     |     |          Attacks:---- Crushing, striking with arms
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |MINI-BOSS #2 - Wing Fortress Laser v2.0|
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  0  |  0  |  0  |          Location:------- Act Two, before collapse
|     |     |     |          Description:-------------- A laser cannon
|     |     |     |          Attacks:---------------- Giant laser beam
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:---------------- Water
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |    BOSS - Egg-O-Matic Fiery Flinger   |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  8  |  8  |  8  |          Location:----------------- End of Act Two
|     |     |     |          Description:--- Armed robot with flinging
|     |     |     |          ------------------- "arms" and fire spout
|     |     |     |          Attacks:------ Flame spurts, spiked hands,
|     |     |  *  |          ----------- charging, random speed flames*
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:---------------- Flame
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|     |     |     |                       SANDOPOLIS ZONE
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |          MINI-BOSS - Gargoyle         |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  0* |  0* |  0* |          Location:----------------- End of Act One
|     |     |     |          Description:--------------- Stone warrior
|     |     |     |          Attack:-------------------------- Jumping
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|     |     |     |         *Note:--- He _can_ be killed without touch-
|     |     |     |          --------- ing him.  Wait in the sand, and
|     |     |     |          ---- he will eventually jump to his death.
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |    BOSS - Egg-O-Matic Golden Statue   |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|10-16|10-16|10-16|          Location:----------------- End of Act Two
|     |     |     |          Description:------ A large, golden statue
|     |     |     |          Attacks:----- Rampant charge, laser beams
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|     |     |     |          Note:- Destroy him before you are crushed.
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|     |     |     |                        LAVA REEF ZONE
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |     MINI-BOSS #1 - Tunnelbot v2.0     |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  0  |  0  |  0  |          Location:-------- Halfway through Act One
|     |     |     |          Description:--- A more powerful Tunnelbot
|     |     |     |          Attack:------------------------- Drilling
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:---------------- Flame
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |       MINI-BOSS #2 - Appendages       |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
| 1 2 | 1 2 | 1 2 |          Location:----------------- End of Act One
|     |     |     |          Description:-- Two turret-like arms, hand
|     |     |     |          Attacks:--- Projectile shooting, crushing
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  N  |          |BOSS - Robotnik's Magma Waterfall Arena|
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
| 1 4 | 1 4 | N/A |          Location:---------------------- Act Three
|     |     |     |          Description:-- Rocket-launcher, waterfall
|     |     |     |          --------- of lava, spiked block destroyer
|     |     |     |          Attacks:------ Frame moving, lava, blocks,
|     |     |     |          ----------- homing missiles, bombs, abyss
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield(s):--- Lightning, then
|     |     |     |          ----------------- flame (found during Act)
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|     |     |     |                      HIDDEN PALACE ZONE
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  N  |          |      BOSS - Knuckles the Echidna      |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  8  |  8  | N/A |          Location:--------- Before Emerald Storage
|     |     |     |          Description:-------- Our favorite Echidna!
|     |     |     |          Attacks:--- All Knuckles' signature moves
|     |     |     |          Recommended Shield:------------------ N/A
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|     |     |     |                      SKY SANCTUARY ZONE
|     |     |     |     ===================================================
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  N  |          |MINI-BOSS #1 - Metal Sonic (Green Hill)|
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  8  |  8  | N/A |          Location:------------- End of first floor
|     |     |     |          Fights Like:--- Checker-wrecker ball from
|     |     |     |          --------------------------------- Sonic 1
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  N  |          |MINI-BOSS #2 - Metal Sonic (Metropolis)|
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
| 1 7 | 1 7 | N/A |          Location:------------ End of second floor
|     |     |     |          Fights Like: Egg synthesizer from Sonic 2
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |  Y  |          |         BOSS #1 - Metal Sonic         |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  8  |  8  |  8  |          Location:----------- Final*/First** floor
|  *  |  *  | * * |          Description:-- Metallic Sonic look-a-like
|     |     |     |          Fights Like:--- Silver Sonic from Sonic 2
|-----|-----|-----|
|     |     |     |          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  N  |  N  |  Y  |          |      BOSS #2 - Super Metal Sonic      |
|     |     |     |          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
| N/A | N/A |  8  |          Location:-------------------- End of Zone
|     |     |     |          Description:------ Powered-up Metal Sonic
|     |     |     |          Attacks:-- Giant energy projectiles, body
|     |     |     |          ----------- slams, same attacks as before
|     |     |     |
|     |     |     |<-------------------------- KNUCKLES has completed the game.
|-----|-----|----/
|     |     |   /
|     |     |  /        ===================================================
|     |     | /                            DEATH EGG ZONE
|     |     |/          ===================================================
|-----|-----|
|     |     |                .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |                |        MINI-BOSS #1 - Evil Eye        |
|     |     |                '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
| 1 4 | 1 4 |                Location:----------------- End of Act One
|     |     |                Description:------- Core of ship; red eye
|     |     |                Phase One Attacks:----- Exploding turrets
|     |     |                Phase Two Attacks:---- Laser beam, spikes
|     |     |                Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|-----|-----|
|     |     |                .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |                | MINI-BOSS #2 - Gravity Chamber Master |
|     |     |                '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|  8  |  8  |                Location:----------------- End of Act Two
|     |     |                Description:-- A purple, round, er, thing
|     |     |                Attacks:--- Mini-chamber masters, gravity
|     |     |                --------------------------------- changes
|     |     |                Recommended Shield:------------ Lightning
|-----|-----|
|     |     |                .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|  Y  |  Y  |                |   BOSS - Master Emerald Melee Robot   |
|     |     |                '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
| 3 4 | 3 4 |                Location:---------------------- Act Three
|     |     |                Part One Description:----- Hands of robot
|     |     |                Part One Attacks:--------------- Crushing
|     |     |                Part Two Description:----- Emerald cannon
|     |     |                Part Two Attacks:-- Floor removal, energy
|     |     |                ----------------------------------- beams
|     |     |                Part Three Description:------ Egg-O-Matic
|     |     |                Part Three Attacks:----- High-speed floor
|     |     |                --------------------------------- removal
|     |     |                Recommended Shield:---------------- Water
|     |     |
|     |     |           .-   TAILS and "REGULAR" SONIC have completed the game.
|     |     |<---------/-- Only SUPER SONIC or HYPER SONIC may continue onward.
|-----|----/<---------'
|     |   /
|     |  /              ===================================================
|     | /                                THE DOOMSAY ZONE
|     |/                ===================================================
|-----|
|     |                     .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
|S   H|                     |   FINAL BOSS - The Doomsday Weapons   |
|u   y|                     '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
|p O p|                     Location:----------- Duration of the Zone
|e R e|                     First Phase Description:-- Blue spaceship
|r   r|                     First Phase Attacks:------ Missile Blasts,
|     |                     --------------------------------- turrets
|ONLY!|                     Second Phase Description:------ Red robot
|     |                     Second Phase Attacks:-------- Giant bombs
| 1 6 |                     Zone Obstacles:-- Ring amounts, asteroids
|     |
'-----'<----------------------- Super Sonic/Hyper Sonic has completed the game.





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               [CMP]     CHAPTER 14:  Competition Mode     [CMP]

===============================================================================

In Competition Mode, there are five *new* zones in which you and a friend can
participate.  They are as follows, and because they are so brief, they will
only have a brief description:

AZURE LAKE ZONE
- Sunny, "tropical paradise"-type zone

BALLOON PARK ZONE
- Strangely similar to Carnival Night Zone

CHROME GADGET ZONE
- Indoor factory with many movable platforms

DESERT PALACE ZONE
- A desert with loops, think the inside of the Sandopolis pyramid outdoors,
  without the annoying ghosts, switches, and lights

ENDLESS MINE ZONE
- Underground cave

Note how the five zone names are in alphabetical order (A, B, C, D, E).  Almost
funny, but not quite.

Various items are able to be grabbed.  Such items are:
- Red Shoes (speed up)
- Gray Shoes (slow down)
- Ring (no effect, I think)
- Recycling symbol (?) (beats me)

Three modes are available.  In "Grand Prix," you and a friend can race through
all five zones in succession, while "Match Race" allows just one zone of
choice.  "Time Attack" is a one-player practice mode.

An important note to remember is that "Sonic and Knuckles" alone does not have
this option.





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    [CCG]     CHAPTER 15:  Codes, Cheats, Glitches, and Oddities     [CCG]

===============================================================================

Admit it.  You have wanted to cheat in almost any video game to come out.
Fortunately, we have a section for you special people.  Here it is.

          ==========================================================
                                   IGN CODES
          ==========================================================

                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |        SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3         |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
CHANGE IDENTITIES
Use the Debug Mode cheat (below).  Start any level that has a special stage
ring.  Next turn into your favorite object.  As an object go to the center of a
ring.  Now hit B twice quickly.  When you get out of the special stage you will
look like that object for the rest of the level.


DEBUG MODE
Enter the Level Select code (below a ways), then press A + START to choose your
starting level.  Once the action starts, press C to create an item, B to toggle
between items, and A to select items.


DIFFERENT BATTLE MUSIC
Just before you fight Robotnik in Hydrocity Zone - Act 2, the boss music will
come.  Keep Sonic's head under the shallow water until he is about to drown,
then pop out of the water. You will hear the boss music from Sonic and
Knuckles.


EASY EMERALDS
To gain all the chaos emeralds, enter the Level Select code (below), then
highlight "Special Stage" and press C + Start.  After receiving the emerald,
press A + Start and repeat the process until you have them all.

Alternatively, enter the Sound Test code and play sounds 2, 4, 5, 6 in order.
If you did it correctly, the Emerald sound will play.


EXTRA LIVES
To do this trick you must get to the first level of the Launch Base Zone.  Set
off the first alarm, stop Sonic in the middle of it, and do a Spin-Dash attack.
The Flybot767s will continue to attack, and eventually their value will
increase to 10,000 points!  Every five flybots will gain you a life and, if
you're patient enough, you can earn up to 99 lives!


EXTRA RINGS IN DEBUG MODE
Enter Debug Mode (above) then select a stage.  Next press B, then A (you must
have Sonic and Tails on-screen).  When your cursor changes into a ring, paste
it on Tails.  Repeat this process and you can gain up to 900 rings and several
extra lives.


LEVEL SELECT
This code requires a Sonic 2 cartridge.  Insert Sonic 2 and enter the Sonic 2
Level Select (play sounds 19, 65, 09, and 17).  Return to the title screen,
hold A and press Start.  To transfer this to Sonic 3, hold A and carefully
remove the cartridge without turning off the Genesis.  Insert Sonic 3 and press
Reset.  Finally, release A and press Down twice at the main menu.

Note: You might notice a few levels you haven't seen before, but you can't
      select them.  Those levels were originally intended for the game, but
      were pulled in order to release the game on time.


MECHA SONIC AND TAILS
Use the Debug Mode (above) code in Launch Base act 2.  Beat the game.  When
Sonic or Tails jumps towards you, activate Debug Mode and get out of it
immediately.  You will be able to use Sonic or Tails in the background for a
short time, but they will look like robots.


PLAY AT NIGHT
Enter the Level Select code, then press C + Start to choose your starting
level.


RANDOM STARTING LOCATION
Enter the sound test menu choose a level.  Look for a star post, touch it and
hold A and press START.  Then choose another level.  If done correctly the
title of the zone will change.  Beware you might start out in a wall so use
debug mode to fly out.



SECRET SPECIAL STAGE
For a bonus stage, enable Level Select (above), then play tune 1F.  Finally,
highlight stage 2 and hold A while pressing Start.


SLOW MOTION
First enable Level Select (above).  While playing, you can pause the game and
press A to restart, B for slow motion, and C for frame advance.


SOUND TEST
Enter the Debug Mode (way above) code, then press UP at the main menu to reveal
the Sound Test option.


SUPER SONIC
To become Super Sonic without getting all the Chaos Emeralds, first enable the
level select and debug mode.  When the game begins, create a power-up box.
There should be an 'S' on the box.  Jump on it to grab 50 rings and become
Super Sonic!


SUPER TAILS
Enable Level Select (above a ways), then press Down to make sure you have the
sound test (don't select it yet).  Start a one-player game and choose Tails in
the Data Select screen.  When the timer appears, press RESET.

Enter the Sound Test menu and choose any zone.  Hold A and press Start.  You
should be Tails and be in debug mode.  From here press B, then press A until
you see a box.  Press C to select it, then press B to return to Tails.

To enable Super Tails, jump on the box.  Tails will look weird and can not be
hurt or lose any rings.  He can still get squashed and drowned, though, so be
careful in the Ice Cap zone.  You will have do this at the beginning of each
zone.  Robotnik can hurt him at the very end of Launch Base Zone - Act 2.


UNLIMITED BONUS STAGES
Enter the Level Select (you know where it is) code, then highlight the "2P Vs"
option and press START.  You will enter a series of bonus stages that last
until you reset the system or press A+START.


VIEW ANIMATIONS
Enter Debug Mode and press B + C.  You'll be treated to a view of Sonic and
Tail's moves.



                    .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
                    |          SONIC & KNUCKLES           |
                    '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
BONUS ROUNDS
To play the bonus rounds at any time, insert any game into your Sonic &
Knuckles cartridge.  When the "No Way" message appears, hold A + B + C and
press Start.  If you do this with the original Sonic game you can play the
levels in order and will be given a password to save your progress.

Note: In case you're wondering, I've left out the passwords deliberately.
      There are over 32,000 bonus rounds in Sonic & Knuckles.  I can't possibly
      list them all on the page, nor is there much point to doing so since the
      levels are nearly identical.  Thank you.


DEBUG MODE WHEN LINKED TO "SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2"
Go to the level select screen and play tunes 1, 9, 9, 4, 1, 0, 1, 8 (the date
when the game was made).  Choose any level, then hold A and press Start to
activate Debug mode.  To use it, see the instructions in Sonic the Hedgehog.


DEBUG MODE WHEN LINKED TO "SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3"
First go to Angel Island Zone and, while on a vine, press Left, Left, Left,
Right, Right, Right, Up, Up, Up.  If it has been entered correctly, you will
here a chime.  Then press Start then A.  At the Title Screen, scroll down to
Sound Test and press Start.  At the Sound Test screen, go to Mushroom Hill Zone
and press Start.  While on a ratchet machine, enter the same code you entered
in Angel Island.  You should here a chime.  Again, press Start then A.  At the
Title Screen again scroll down to Sound Test.  At the Sound Test Screen select
a zone while holding A.  Hold until the name disappears.  You can check if
you're in Debug Mode by pressing B.  Your score should turn into hexadecimal
characters.  The controls are these:

With Debug Mode ON                      With Debug Mode OFF
A: Change Sprite                        A: Reverse Gravity
B: Disable Debug Mode                   B: Enable Debug Mode
C: Add Sprite                           C: Jump


DEBUG MODE ("SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3" REQUIRED)
Note: This doesn't sound too safe, be careful, it might screw up you Genesis

First, lock the Sonic 3 cartridge on to the Sonic & Knuckles cartridge.  With
Sonic 3 on Sonic & Knuckles, enter the level select and debug mode codes.  At
the level selection screen, hold A while taking out Sonic 3, then press reset,
but DO NOT LET GO OF A.  At the title screen of Sonic & Knuckles, press Start
while holding A.  Now let go of A.  Now select a level and hold A + Start and
you can use debug mode.


EASY EMERALDS WHEN LINKED TO "SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2"
Enter the LEVEL SELECT code shown below.  Go to "Special Stage" and get an
emerald.  You will go to Emerald Hill Zone.  Pause the game, and press A.
Enter the level select again and return to the special stage.  Repeat this
process until you have all the emeralds.


EXTRA POINTS
When the end of act marker comes down, jump and hit it for 100 points.  Repeat
this to get more points.


HYPER SONIC, HYPER KNUCKLES, OR SUPER TAILS
Connect your Sonic & Knuckles cartridge to Sonic 3.  Activate the level select
and debug.  When you enter debug mode, create a monitor.  It will have an "S"
on it.  Jump on it to get 50 rings and become Hyper Sonic, Hyper Knuckles, or
Super Tails!


LEVEL SELECT
Start Mushroom Hill as Sonic.  Run to the right until you come to the first
pull-up machine.  (It's just after the box with the power sneakers and the
Madmole.)  Hang from it and press left, left, left, right, right, right, up,
up, up.  You should hear a ring sound.  Pause the game and press A to reset to
the title screen.  Now hold A and press start for level select.


LEVEL SELECT WHEN LINKED TO "SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2"
At the title screen, press Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left,
Right.  You should hear a ring.  Next, press A + Start to enter the Stage
Select screen.  This code will remain in effect until you turn off the Genesis.


LEVEL SELECT WHEN LINKED TO "SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3"
First off, do the regular Sonic & Knuckles Level Select.  Once that is done,
hold UP + A, then put Sonic 3 in and reset the game.  When you get to the Sonic
3 & Knuckles menu you'll find that Sound Test is there.


LEVEL SKIP WHEN LINKED TO "SONIC THE HEDGEHOG"
Play any special stage.  Collect all the rings and you will be able to skip 10
levels.


PLAY AT NIGHT WHEN LINKED TO A DIFFERENT GAME
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Activate level select (19, 65, 9, 17) and hold C and
                       press Start.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Activate level select (Up, Up, Down, Down, Up, Up, Up,
                       Up) and hold C and press Start.



          ===========================================================
                                   ODDITIES
          ===========================================================
Originally, Sonic 3 was supposed to be much longer.  Some of the S&K zones were
part of Sonic 3, but the idea of releasing two "halves" of the same game ruled
that out.  Otherwise, things went rather smoothly.





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               [ACK]     CHAPTER 16:  Acknowledgments     [ACK]

===============================================================================

PEOPLE                                  WEBSITES
-- Webmasters                           -- GameFAQs <www.gamefaqs.com>
   - For hosting this FAQ                  - For continuing to show great
-- Myself                                    appreciation for FAQ writers such
   - For writing this FAQ                    as myself
-- Rob (AU620RS@aol.com)                   - For being the first host of this
   - For informing me that hedgehogs         FAQ
     are insectivores, not rodents      -- IGN Codes <codes.ign.com>
                                           - For providing the codes

GAMES
-- Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
   - For having the voice-overs,
     thereby informing me with the
     correct pronunciation of
     "Echidna"





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               [ATC]     CHAPTER 17:  Author Contact     [ATC]

===============================================================================

I can be reached via e-mail at the following address:

  cyebersurpher@hotmail.com

If you wish to e-mail me about game help, please put either "Sonic the Hedgehog
3 GEN", "Sonic and Knuckles GEN", etc. as the title of the e-mail.

Of course, GEN would be for the Genesis version.  PC and/or SAT are also okay;
use whatever version of the game applies to you.  I warn you; I only own the
Genesis version.

Furthermore, do not ask a question involving something already addressed in
the guide, such as "How many zones are in the game?".  I have received
countless e-mails with questions like that.  They aren't appreciated.





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              [GUR]     CHAPTER 18:  Guide Usage Rules     [GUR]

===============================================================================

DOs:
-- Please e-mail me before publishing this guide.  If not, I will be forced to 
   take legal action against you.
-- Leave this guide as a whole when using and sharing (for personal use only)   
   with others.


DON'Ts:
-- Don't take out sections.
-- Don't make it so it says you are the author of this FAQ.  I know how to use
   search engines, and I will find you.
-- Don't publish this without asking me.  The only website exempt to this is 
   GameFAQs <www.gamefaqs.com>
-- Don't post an outdated version of this FAQ.  People want fresh, new
   material.





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As far as I am concerned, there should be no more updates to this guide.  I've
accomplished everything I've wanted to do with it, and I feel it is informative
to you, the gamer.  Therefore, until I get around to writing some new work, I
bid thee adieu.





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