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    Gold Medal FAQ by Superman_1000

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    SONIC RIDERS (for the PS2...and Gamecube…and XBOX)
    
    Gold Medal Mission FAQ
    
    Version 1.0
    
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    DISCLAIMER
    ==============================
    This is the first FAQ I have ever written, 
    and all pieces of work I have written here, have all
    come from my own brain. 
    If anyone has a similar to this one, as word for word,
    then that’s either coincidence, 
    or they’re plagiarizing from me. If you have any questions,
    comments, or hate mail, 
    please send it to    rikz44@hotmail.com
    
    Table of contents
    
    -  Introduction
    -  Overview
    -  General Tips
    	-  Doing tricks
    	-  Grinding
    	-  Smashing objects
    	-  Air Ride
    
    -  Storm’s missions
    	-  Metal City
    	-  Splash Canyon
    	-  Egg Factory
    	-  Green Cave
    	-  Sand Ruins
    	-  Babylon Garden
    	-  Digital Dimension
    	-  SEGA CARNIVAL
    - Wave’s missions
    	-  Night Chase
    	-  Red Canyon
    	-  Ice Factory
    	-  White Cave
    	-  Dark Desert
    	-  Sky Road
    	-  Babylon Guardian
    	-  SEGA ILLUSION
    - Jet’s missions
    	-  EXTRA 1
    	-  EXTRA 2
    	-  EXTRA 3
    	-  EXTRA 4
    
    
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    INTRODUCTION
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    Hello, and welcome to my very first FAQ. 
    For the time that I have owned Sonic Riders, it has
    always left me frustrated. 
    The Story mode was tough, the Grand Prix was
    tough,but nothing pissed me off 
    like the Mission Mode. Maybe I was just a noobie
    at it, but over time I 
    eventually passed every single mission. However,
    I yearned to get 100% perfect 
    in the game, so I decided to get a gold medal
    on every mission. I’ve seen many 
    people needing information to get 
    gold on the missions so that they can get 100% too, 
    so I am writing this FAQ just to tell you how to get gold…not
    bronze, not silver, but GOLD!!!
    
    
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    OVERVIEW
    ==============================
    This FAQ generally talks about how to get a gold on each mission.
    I am not going to bother to write about bronze or silver, for if 
    you want to be perfect like me, you’ve gotta reach for the top! I will
    post a brief description of the level, what needs to be done, then I’ll
    tell you exactly how you achieve it. Sound good? Great! Let’s move on.
    
    
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    GENERAL TIPS
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    There are going to be some tricks you’re going to perform in 
    order to get gold on these missions. 
    
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    DOING TRICKS
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    One of them is doing super jumps. To do a super jump, you
    must hold down the jump button, either hold up or down, 
    then release the jump button before the jump while still 
    holding the analog stick in the direction you’ve had it in.
    Sometimes, this will cause the character to fly really high
    into the air to gain access to secret passages, and sometimes
    in the missions, you MUST get to these secret passages in
    order to get gold.
    
    While describing the missions, I’ll simply use the terms:
    Down Super, and
    Up Super, 
    to describe which direction your analog stick
    must be in while doing the super jump.
    At any time while you’re in the air, before you land,
    you are given the chance to perform tricks. To do tricks,
    you’ll need to rotate the analog stick in either the up,
    down, left, or right position. For beginners, holding the
    analog stick in the up position, will get you an ‘S’ ranking
    at the most. In order to get rankings like ‘X’, you’ll need
    to experiment on which direction you’re doing the trick.
    
    For example: While in the air, you might want to hold up
    for 2 tricks, then rotate the analog stick to the left,
    then the right. Successfully doing that will get you an
    ‘X’, if not, then a ‘SS’ at the most.
    
    The point system is as follows:
    
    X = 10 points
    SS = 8 points
    S = 6 points
    AA = 4 points
    A = 2 points
    B = 1 point
    C = 0 points
    
    For the missions where you must perform tricks,
    getting an ‘X’, and ‘SS’ are usually required.
    That is…if you want the gold.
    
    
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    GRINDING
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    Grinding is a very easy, and fun thing to do.
    Whenever you come across a rail,
    or a vine, with a blue light at the beginning
    of it, you’ll need to jump,
    then push the jump button again before you land, and away you go!
    
    If there is another rail after the first one, simply jump,
    then push the jump button again to 
    land on the second rail and continue grinding.
    
    If there is a rail adjacent (beside), the first rail you’ve
    been one, simply jump off the first rail, move your character
    towards the second rail, and push the jump button again, before
    you land to continue grinding.
    
    
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    SMASHING OBJECTS
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    There will be times where you’ll have control of Knuckles,
    and you’ll be required to smash objects. To do that, simply
    get near a car, pillar, wall, and touch it. Knuckles will
    automatically smash the object away, and it will give you air.
    
    There will be times where getting 7 in a row is required to
    finish the mission. To do this, simply get into the line
    where the statues are placed, and before you smash the
    first object, boost yourself, and you’ll fly all
    through 7 of them in less than 3 seconds.
    
    
     
    
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    AIR RIDE
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    Air Ride is asked about a lot by people. To do Air Ride,
    you simply ride off the ramp that’s right behind hovering
    rings. You’ll glide all the way through the rings
    smoothly. Sometimes you may need to maneuver yourself
    through these rings, and to do so you:
    
    Push up to go down, and
    Push down to go up
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    Now that I’ve gotten all that covered, let’s move on to the missions,
    from the 1st to the 100th.
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    
    
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    Storm’s Missions
    ==============================
    
    ~~~~~
    Metal City
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 12 or more
     points before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 7/10
    To get gold: At least 30 points
    How to: There are at least 6 places to do jumps.
     At the beginning of the level, you’ll need to do
     an Up Super jump to the higher platform. There
     is a platform before the tunnels where you can
     jump off of as well. After the tunnel, there
     are half pipes you can ride on to jump off of
     and perform tricks. At the end of the level, 
     there’s a jump where you’ll need to do a Down Super
     jump, then there’ll be another jump following that one.
    
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 6 or more pieces of junk before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: The pieces of junk are very easy to see so
     I won’t display where every single one is. At
     the beginning, you’ll need to do an Up Super 
     jump to get the higher part of the plaza. The
     first Air Ride you’ll see, you’ll need to use
     it to get more pieces of junk. When you get 
     to the tunnels, use the right one. When you 
     get to the half pipe, you’ll need to time 
     your jump very well to jump off the half 
     pipe to the right to just barely land in the
     ring. Finally, at the last jump, you’ll need 
     to do a Down Super to get to the higher platform.
    
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: There are many overturned cars on the track.
     Reach the goal in 60 seconds to get back at Jet and his band.
    Difficulty: 3/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0’50”75
    How to: The cars are very easy to avoid if you know
     what you’re doing. At the beginning, do an Up Super
     jump to avoid all the cars below. Remember to boost
     whenever possible. Get some air while going off the
     second jump and go through the left tunnel. At the end,
     do a Down Super jump. Also remember, DON’T RUN OUT OF AIR.
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: The road’s closed. Destroy 9 or more
     cars to escape the trap!
    Difficulty: 2/10
    To get gold: Hit at least 15 cars
    How to: The cars are all easy to see. Simply
     smash the ones you can see, until you get 15.
     Remember to take Knuckles’ short cut to get more cars.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Get the treasure by chasing down the red
     car before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0’17”11
    How to: Get a good start at the beginning and 
     remember to do an Up Super jump to get to the 
     higher platform. When chasing the red car, boost
     where you see cars to be smashed. Use the ground
     boosts too. You need to boost, boost, and boost 
     some more, and eventually, you’ll get the car.
    
    ~~~~~
    Splash Canyon
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 12 or more points
     before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: At least 22 points
    How to: There are at least 4 jumps in this level. 
     The first jump is at the beginning before you get 
     into the water. Charge your jump, then release before
     you get into the water to perform tricks. The second
     jump is easy to see. Do an Up Super to get a lot of air.
     After the waterfall, you’ll see a big steering wheel
     thing that belongs to a ship, that you can jump off
     of too. Near the end, you can do a Down Super jump 
    to get a lot of air, and ride the rainbow.
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 6 or more pieces of junk before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: All 12 junk pieces
    How to: The junks are easy to see again. Collect
     the junk at the beginning of the level and grind
     the first rail you see. At the second jump, do an
     Up Super, to go to the higher platform to get more
     junk. At the next rail, jump off the steering wheel
     thing and grind the rail. Jump to the next rail to
     get more junk. At the last jump, do a Down Super to
     ride the rainbow to collect the last piece of junk.
    
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Reach the goal in 60 seconds. Knock away
    any obstacles in your path!
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0’48”98
    How to: Boost, boost, and boost! Whenever you see
     objects to be smashed (the barrels) smash them 
     for air, and boost some more. At the second jump,
     do an Up Super to get to the higher platform to 
     destroy more barrels. After the waterfall, use 
     Knuckles’ shortcut. At the last jump, do a Down 
     Super to ride the rainbow to get a nice slide 
     down to the finish line.
    
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Use Air Ride to pass through 6 or 
     more Rings and reach the goal before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: Air Ride through 12 Rings
    How to: Jump off of the first jump to get through
     2 Rings at the beginning. Right after the second
     jump, go behind the waterfall to find an Air 
     Ride platform. Ride off of it and go to the part
     where there’s the giant steering wheel thing.
     Jump off of that, and Air Ride through some more
     rings. Afterwards, race to the finish.
    
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Do over 6 grinds to get the treasure before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: Grind 11 rails
    How to: The rails are very straight forward.
     Grind the first rail at the beginning and 
     transfer to the other rails on the way. But
     be cautious though, if you miss one rail, 
     you’re almost guaranteed to miss the others.
    
    ~~~~~
    Egg Factory
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 14 or more points
     to show off your technique
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: At least 30 points
    How to: There are at least 5 jumps in this level. 
     Do a Down Super at the first jump to get a lot of air.
     There’s a platform where you can jump off of, before
     you land to the lower area. Jump off of that and 
      perform tricks. The next jump just do a charged jump
     and perform more tricks. Near where the lava waterfall
     is, there’s a half pipe where you can jump off of and
     perform tricks. Finally, the last jump, do a Down Super
     to get lots of air.
    
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 6 or more pieces of junk before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: Near the beginning of the level there is
     a piece of junk to be collected. Right after you
     do that, charge a jump and jump off of the platform
     to hit on of the Rings in the air, to Air Ride and
     gather another piece of junk. When you come to the
     next jump, do an Up Super, to get to the higher platform
     where there are more pieces of junk. There will be an
     Air Ride ramp to fly off of soon, so use it to get more junk.
    
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Evade the monitoring robots and reach
     the goal in 65 seconds.
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0’51”68
    How to: You’ll need to get high jumps and boost
     a lot in this mission. At the first jump do a
     Down Super to get lots of air. Use the track
     boosts to your advantage as well. At the third
     jump, do an Up Super to get to the higher 
     platform to evade more robots. Where you 
     come to the half pipe, jump up and grind 
     on the rails to the last jump. Evade the 
     purple robots and quickly boost yourself to the finish.
    
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: The surveillance robots have gone
     totally out of control. Destroy 9 ore more to stop the chaos!
    Difficulty: 7/10
    To get gold: Smash 15 robots
    How to: The robots are very hard to get so
     pay attention and be cautious. At the beginning,
     there’ll be a robot. After the second jump, 
     there’ll be a robot on the ground, and two others
     scurrying around. Do an Up Super at the third
     jump to get more robots. Near the lava waterfall,
     use Knuckles’ shortcut to get more robots. 
     When you get near the last jump, DO NOT use it.
     Instead run into a wall, that has a broken sign
     over it, and you’ll go into a secret passage.
     There’ll be robots inside there as well, so
     be sure to get them. Afterwards, boost your butt to the end.
    
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Get the treasure that the robot has before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0’19”36
    How to: At the beginning, do a Down Super jump
     to land on the ground faster. After, use 
     the track boosts to your advantage and boost
     whenever you see objects to be destroyed. 
     Be fast, and boost a lot, and do not miss the robot if you pass him.
    
    ~~~~~
    Green Cave
    ~~~~~
    
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 12 or
     more points and split before Storm appears.
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: At least 26 points
    How to: There are 4 jumps in this mission, 
     so it’s a bit tricky. At the first jump, do
     a Down Super to get a lot of air; you can 
     easily achieve an ‘X’ ranking from this. After
     you ride the centipede, there’s a half pipe 
     that comes up which you can use. If you’re fast
     enough, you can use the half pipe twice to get
     points. The third jump, do a Down Super to get
     a lot of air and achieve an ‘X’ rank. Finally 
     at the last jump, do a charged jump and perform
     your last set of tricks.
    
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 6 or more pieces of junk before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 7/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: The first 3 pieces of junk are very
     easy to collect. Follow the 3rd piece, and
     punch through the sign to get more junk. 
     After, go on the right side to ride the 
     giant vine to collect another piece of junk.
     After you ride the centipede, there are 3
     more pieces of junk to collect. At the 3rd
     one, quickly turn into the sign to blast 
     it away, and get your 10th piece of junk.
     At the 3rd jump, do a Down Super to go 
     really high and land in the spider webs 
     that’ll get you more junk.
    
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Go as far into the forest as you
     can before Storm appears and reach the goral in 65 seconds
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0’54”65
    How to: Boost whenever you can. At the first
     jump, do a Down Super jump to get a lot of
     air and to land faster. The giant grapes 
     are very easy to dodge, so don’t worry about
     them. When you get to the giant vines, go 
     in the middle to ride off an Air Ride ramp 
     to travel through Rings. Near where you get
     to the half pipe, you may want to jump off
     of it and into more Rings which you can travel
     through. Finally, at the 3rd jump, do a Down
     Super jump to land in the spider webs.
    
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: There is a route where you can go
     down. Do 4 more grinds so Storm’s work goes to waste.
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: Grind 8 times
    How to: At the first jump, do an Up Super
     jump and land on the rail that’s very high
     in the air. Transfer to the other rails on 
     the way. When you get to the part with the 
     giant vines, you’ll see a “Speed” sign. Go
     over there, and you’ll see a small jump which
     you can jump off of and land on the rail.
     Near the half pipe, there are several rails 
    here. You’ll need to do 2 transfers, so watch
     out for the other rails.
    
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Use Air Ride 19 times or more to
     get the treasure before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: Air Ride through at least 33 Rings
    How to: Using Air Ride at least 33 times is 
     quite tricky to do at first, so it may require
     a few tries to do this one. At the first 
     jump, do an Up Super to go really high, to
     land in the Ring. Air Ride through all the
     Rings very carefully, until you come to the
     part after the centipede. Oh, and don’t forget
     to pick up the treasure on the way too. If 
     you really want to use Air Ride more, there’s
     more Rings to be ridden through at the half
     pipe. The maximum of Rings in this level is actually 36.
    
    ~~~~~
    Sand Ruins
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 13 or
     more points to excite the crows before Storm catches up
    Difficulty: 10/10
    To get gold: Get 34 points
    How to: This is possibly THE hardest mission
     in the entire game. So don’t put yourself 
     down, if you can’t do it the first, or second
     time. There are 5 jumps in this level, 
     so use them well. At the first jump do a
     Down Super jump to get a lot of air, and
     achieve an ‘X’. Near the part where the 
     pillars fall down, you can jump off of one
     of them to perform tricks. Try to get a 
     ‘AA’ here. After that, there’ll be another
     jump which you can use, so charge your jump
     and let go to get enough air to possibly make 
     a ‘SS’ at the very least. After, go to the 
     left side of the ruins, and grind the rail. 
     Then transfer yourself to the rail on the 
     left, and transfer yourself to the rail on
     the right. To do the last transfer, jump 
     just before the second rail starts descending.
     You’ll be on top of another platform now, so
     do an Up Super jump to get transferred to 
     another platform. Just before you fall off of
     the platform, you can execute the final jump.
     You NEED to use all these jumps if you want to get
     the gold.
    
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 6 or more pieces of junk
     before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: At the beginning, bank to the 
     right of the dunes to get 2 pieces of 
     junk. After the first jump, go on the 
     rail that’s to the left. Transfer to the
     second rail that’s at the top. Collect 
     more junk until you’re in the ruins, where
     you’ll have to do the 3 rail transfer I
     talked about in the first mission. Collect
     another piece of junk there. At the end 
     where you’re put on a giant bow, make sure
     the bow is stretched back all the way, so
     you’ll fly up and collect the final piece
     of junk before you finish.
    
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Reach the goal in 65 seconds.
     Knock away any obstacles in your path!
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0’54”08
    How to: At the beginning of the level,
     go straight through the middle of the
     sand dunes to use Knuckles’ shortcut.
     At the first jump, do a Down Super to
     get lots of air, and to land faster. 
     Use the track boosts whenever possible.
     When you see a line of statues boost 
     right before you hit the first one so 
     you can gain back the lost air. Remember
     to boost a lot, and with time, you’ll get gold.
    
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Use Air Ride to pass through
     8 or more Rings and reach the goal before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 2/10
    To get gold: Air Ride through 15 Rings
    How to: Finally, an easy mission. After
     the first jump you’ll come across a 
     ramp you can ride off of to start Air
     Riding through Rings. The first Ring
     can easily be missed so watch out. 
     When you’re in the ruins, go to the 
     right, and you’ll see a ramp there. Air
     Ride through more Rings and ride your 
     way to the finish.
    
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Destroy 7 stone statues in
     a row to uncover the hidden treasure before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: Destroy the first 7 statues you see
    How to: This is a little tricky to do, 
     so have patience. When you get to the 
     first 3 statues, boost your way into them,
     then quickly turn to the left to destroy
     another 3 statues. Just right after you
     destroy the last statue, boost again to
     destroy the final two. Your time will be
     around 6 seconds if you do it right.
    
    ~~~~~
    Babylon Garden
    ~~~~~
    
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 12 or
     more points and split before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: Get at least 24 points
    How to: There are 4 jumps in this mission.
     At the first jump, do a Down Super to 
     get lots of air. You’ll come across a 
     half pipe soon, so do a jump off of there.
     When you get to the next jump, do an Up
     Super to get lots of air. At the final
     jump, do a Down Super to get lots of air.
    
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 6 or more pieces of
     junk before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: The first couple pieces of junk
     are easy to come across. When you get
     to the Air Ride ramp, use it to get more
     junk. After the part where the jet drops
     you off, there’ll be more pieces of junk 
     up ahead. Keep your eyes peeled for a Ring
     because you’ll need to do a basic jump to
     get into it. This Ring is hard to miss the 
     first couple times. Finally, at the last jump,
     do a Down Super to get the last piece of junk.
    
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Avoid the obstacles and reach the goral in
     75 seconds
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 1’03”18
    How to: The challenge in this one isn’t
     avoiding the obstacles, but getting to
     the finish line fast. At the beginning
     the obstacles are a joke, so swerve through
     them. Jump off of the half pipe and grind
     the rail when you see it. After the part
     where the jet drops you off, make sure you
     get the rail you see ahead. Time the jump
     just right to grind the rail. Now the obstacles
     are starting to mean business. Swerve through
     them without getting hit and take the jump 
     that’s near. The last turn is the hardest turn,
     so do your best there too. Do a Down Super
     jump at the end to get a track boost to the
     finish line.
    
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Smash 9 or more objects to make Storm’s
     work go to waste
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: Smash 15 objects
    How to: The objects are very hard to miss
     when seeing them, but they’re hard to miss
     when actually getting to them. Along the 
     track, you’ll see multiple objects that need
     to be smashed. With practice you’ll get all
     of them. At the last jump however, do a Down 
     Super jump to reach the higher platform and 
     you’ll get to the last object.
    
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Grind 6 or more times to get the
     treasure before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: Grind 12 times
    How to: All the grinds are hard to miss, but
     some of them are quite tricky to transfer to.
     Near the end though, you’ll come across a 
     rail that wraps around a building. To get to 
     it, you need to jump off the first rail just
     before it turns then jump onto the next rail
     to get the treasure. The rest is easy from there.
    
    ~~~~~
    Digital Dimension
    ~~~~~
    
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 12 or
     more points and split before Storm catches up
    Difficulty: 7/10
    To get gold: Get at least 24 points
    How to: There are 4 jumps you can use
     in this mission. The first jump is obvious,
     so do an Up Super jump when you get there.
     When you get to the heaven area, grind on 
     the first rail you see, but don’t grind on 
     the second rail. Instead, charge a jump and
     jump right before the end of the platform.
     Do the same thing when you get to the next
     platform. Finally, and the last jump, do a
     Down Super jump to get lots of air.
    
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 6 or more pieces of junk before 
    Storm appears
    Difficulty: 2/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: The pieces of junk are very hard
     to miss, you can easily get them, even
     if you didn’t try. Collect the first 
     piece of junk at the beginning, and do 
     an Up Super jump at the first jump. Collect
     the junk on the way until you get past 
     the heaven part. Go into the middle to 
     smash away objects to collect the junk. 
     The remaining junk is after the last jump.
    
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Reach the goal in 75 seconds or
     less, before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0’58”91
    How to: You’re Tails in this mission so 
     that means you’ll have to use Air Ride. 
     The statues are easy to avoid at the beginning
     so don’t worry. You can’t do an Up Super 
     at the beginning, but oh well. While you’re
     on the lower level, try not to go too close
     to the chasm, because you could get pulled
     in by the hands. When you get into the heaven
     part, swerve to the left and you’ll see a 
     ramp you can go off of to use Air Ride. After
     the heaven switches, go all the way to the
     right and use another Air Ride ramp to go 
     through more rings. Finally, at the last 
     jump, do a Down Super jump to get lotsa air.
    
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Traps in sub-space? Get past
     these obstacles by doing 5 or more grinds
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: Grind 10 times
    How to: The first rail is hard to miss.
     Make the first jump to go on the first
     rail and to the second. Once in the heaven
     area, grind on the rails there. The rails
     are a bit tricky to transfer on, but you’ll
     get the hang of it eventually. When the 
     heaven part switches to the next part, you’ll 
     have to transfer rails almost immediately.
     So be careful.
    
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Destroy 7 stone statues in
     a row while in sub-space to uncover the
     hidden treasure before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 3/10
    To get gold: Destroy the first 7 statues you see
    How to: Like the other mission that was like
     this, the way to get gold is still the same,
     and same concept. When you see the first 3 
     statues, don’t boost, but boost after that, 
     when you come across the 4 statues that are in
     a row. After, just get the last statue standing.
     Easy enough.
    
    ~~~~~
    SEGA CARNIVAL
    ~~~~~
    
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 16 or
     more points to excite the crowd and split
     before Storm catches up
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: Get at least 36 points
    How to: There are 8 - 9 jumps in this mission.
     Plenty to get the points you need. At the beginning
     of the level, you can jump off the platform you’re
     on, so do so. The next jump, do an Up Super jump
     to try and get to the top level. If you don’t make
     it to the top, there’s a half pipe at the bottom
     level which you can perform a trick on. Once you’re
     in the Monkey Ball part of the stage, there are
     several platforms here. At the end of each one,
     you can perform a jump and do tricks. If you fall
     off the platforms, there’s a half pipe underneath
     for you to perform tricks on as well. On the 
     final jump, just do a regular charged jump and
     get tricks by doing that.
    
    Mission 2
    Description: Collect 6 or more pieces of junk before
     Storm gets one
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: At the beginning, do a Down Super jump to get
     the first piece of junk, then get all the others on
     the way. When you get to the lower part of the ship,
     get to the half pipe, and jump off of it to get into
     the Ring. Right after the NiGHTS section, jump off
     the platform you’re on and go into the Ring that’s
     there. Afterwards, the pieces of junk are easy to find.
    
    Mission 3
    Description: Reach the goal in 70 seconds so
     Storm’s work goes to waste
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0’56”46
    How to: Again, it’s not about avoiding the
     obstacles, but getting the finish fast. At
     the beginning, jump off the platform to get
     on the rail, and go to the second. After the
     rails, do an Up Super jump to try and get to
     the upper part of the ship. When you have reached
     the Monkey Ball section, try to jump from 
     platform to platform instead of falling off.
     Then at the last jump, do a Down Super jump 
     to get to the higher platform. If you have done
     all this, then you are quite guaranteed a 
    gold or a silver at the very least.
    
    Mission 4
    Description: Smash 9 or more objects to reduce Storm’s morale
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: Smash 15 objects
    How to: Smashing the objects is easy to do,
     it’s getting it done quickly which is hard.
     Follow the usual route and smash the barrels
     on the way. Remember to boost whenever 
     possible. When you get to the Monkey Ball
     section, stay on all of the platforms ‘till
     you get to the last one, because there’s a
     barrel there. And no, smashing the bowling
     pins don’t count.
    
    Mission 5
    Description: Use Air Ride 28 or more times to
     get the treasure before Storm appears
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: Use Air Ride 35 times
    How to: At the beginning, use a Down Super
     jump to get to the first Ring. From there,
     it’s easy sailing…or so you’d like to think.
     Maneuvering through the Rings is quite tricky
     to do. I’ve failed the first 5 times on this,
     so it takes a bit of practice to do.
    
    
    
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    WAve's Missions
    ==============================
    
    ~~~~~
    Night Chase
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 14 or more points before Wave 
     catches up.
    Difficulty: 7/10
    To get gold: Get at least 24 points
    How to: Yay for Cream! I personally like using her in races, so this
     makes me happy. Anyways, there are 5 jumps in this level. At the first
     jump do a regular charged jump and do tricks. Take the left tunnel
     when you get to the tunnels to avoid the cars. Once you get to the
     half pipe, do tricks off of that. Just like Metal City, at the last
     jump, do a Down Super to get really high, and follow up with the
     last jump afterwards.
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 8 or more pieces of junk before Wave appears
    Difficulty: 7/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: At the first jump, do an Up Super to get to the higher platform
     Stay to the left to get more junk. Once you get to the next track
     boost, stay as far to the left as possible. Use the right tunnel
     once you get there. Get the next piece of junk that's in the middle
     of the road then quickly get to the half pipe, so you can jump off of
     it to Air Ride in the Rings. Finally more junk pieces on the way,
     look out for the bombs, and at the last jump do a Down Super to get
     to the higher platform and get the another piece of junk. At the final
     jump, do another Down Super jump to get the last piece of junk.
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: The path is blocked by a truck. Weave through traffic
     and reach the goal within 60 seconds.
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'47"50
    How to: At the first jump, do an Up Super jump to get to the higher
     platform. Carefully weave through the cars and go through the right 
     tunnel. You'll soon see an open truck with a little platform. Quickly
     charge a jump and jump off of the slanted platform to fly in the air
     and to quickly start grinding on a rail there. The cars are easy to 
     avoid to the end. Again, do a Down Super jump at the last one.
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Knock away 9 or more police cars to force Wave to change
     her plan.
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: Smash at least 15 cars
    How to: When you do the first jump bnk to the right to hit some police 
     cars. While you're on the road, hit all the moving police cars you 
     can see. Go through the right tunnel when you get there and use
     Knuckles' shortcut. The rest of the police cars are easy to see until
     the end.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Be clever with your gear! Try to keep your speed over 140
     as you head toward to goal!
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'47"88
    How to: The track boosts on this level helps a whole lot, so use them
     whenever you see them. Try to avoid the bombs as well. All there is to
     this mission is to, do an Up Super jump at the first jump, use the 
     right tunnel when you get there, and do a Down Super jump once you get
     to the last jump.
    
    ~~~~~
    Red Canyon
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 12 or more points to excite the 
     crowd before Wave cathes up
    Difficulty: 8/10
    To get gold: Get at least 18 points
    How to: There are only 3 jumps in this mission, which sucks a whole 
     lot. So you need to do super good on the three jumps if you want a 
     gold. At the first jump, do a regular charged jump and do tricks. When
     you get to the giant steering wheel thing, jump off of that and get
     points. At the last jump, do a regular charged jump again and get
     points. As long as you get 2 'SS's, you'll be in the green.
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 8 or more pieces of junk before Wave appears
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: The pieces of junk are very clear to see, so grab them on your
     way through the course. After the first jump, grind the rail to get
     2 more pieces of junk. After the waterfall, grind the rail to get more
     pieces of junk. Finally, at the last jump, do a Down Super jump to get
     to the higher platform to get another piece of junk. When you go 
     through the waterfall, stay to your right to your right so you can 
     slide down the water to get to the last piece of junk easily.
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Reach the goal in 65 seconds. Knock away any obstacles
     in your path!
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'56"53
    How to: Smash all the objects you can in this missin and boost whenever
     you do. Do an Up Super jump at the first jump to get to the higher 
     platform. After the waterfall, use Knuckles' shortcut as well. At the
     last jump, do a Down Super to get to the higher platform, and stay
     to the right to slide down the water. Remember to watch your air!
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Use Air Ride to pass thorugh 8 or more Rings and reach the
     goal
    Difficulty: 3/10
    To get gold: Air Ride 15 times
    How to: This mission has a lot of smooth sailing through here. The only
     challenge is to jump off of the steering wheel at the right time to
     land in one of the Rings. Don't forget that there's an Air Ride ramp
     near the beginning of the platform.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Reach the goal with over half of your Air left
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: Have at least 180 Air when you cross the finish line
    How to: This is the first mission like this, so it's going to be tough
     at first. With Tails, get the Air capsule at the beginning of the 
     level. Try not to air slide around this corner. Do a charged jump at
     the first jump and get a lot of Air. Ride off of the Air Ride ramp to
     fly through more Rings to get more Air. Avoid the bombs at all costs.
     Once you get to the waterfall, rotate the control stick AS MUCH AS 
     POSSIBLE! After that, jump off of the steering wheel, and Air Ride
     through the Rings. Use Tails' shortcut to ride off another ramp to 
     sail through Rings. At the last jump do a charged jump and get more 
     Air. Stay at your right to slide down the water. Remember, on this 
     mission and more like it ahead, DO NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT BOOST!!!
    
    ~~~~~
    Ice Factory
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 18 or more points to show off your
     techniques
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: Get at least 30 points
    How to: There are 6 jumps in this mission. At the first jump, do a Down
     Super jump to get lots of air. You'll land on a platform which you can 
     jump off of at the end of it. At the next jump, do a charged jump to
     get some air as well. You'll soon see a half pipe ahead of you. Use
     that half pipe, to jump off of and ride into the Rings ahead. Soon
     enough, you'll come across yet another half pipe. Do tricks off of 
     that. At the last jump, do an Up Super jump to get lots of air. This
     shouldn't be too difficult, once you get the hang of it.
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 8 or more pieces of junk before Wave appears
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: At the first jump do a Down Super jump to get that floating
     piece of junk that's way up there. I reccomend to jump over the first
     track boost to easily get the piece of junk that's around the corner.
     After the next jump, use the half pipe to use Tails' shortcut to get
     more junk. Collect more junk on the way until you get to another half
     pipe. Use Tails' shorcut again to get more junk. There's more junk
     on the way to the finish, so gather those.
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Evade the monitoring robots and reach the goal in 75
     seconds
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 1'02"36
    How to: Try not to get hit by the robots. That's the obvious part. Now
     at the beginning, do a Down Super jump to get lots of air, and stay
     to the left. Jump off of the platform and grind the rail to the next
     jump. At the next jump do another Down Super jump to get to the higher
     platform. Conserve your boosts! When you get to the half pipe part
     again, stay to the right, so you can jump off of a pipe and land on 
     another railing. At the last jump, do an Up Super jump to get lotsa
     air. NOW boost to the finish.
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: The surveillance robots have fone totally our of control.
     Destroy 9 or more to stop the chaos!
    Difficulty: 7/10
    To get gold: Destroy 15 robots
    How to: Try not to worry about how long you take, just carefully take
     out every single robot you see. Use Knuckles' shortcut near the giant
     fan, and take out more robots. When you get to the next turning point
     sharp turn IMMEDIATELY to gain access to Knuckles' seconds shortcut.
     Finally, take out the remaning robots and reach the goal.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: A bunch of Rings have just appeared. Collect 50 or more 
     Rings, then reach the goal
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: Collect at least 70 Rings
    How to: This is your first mission like this, but don't worry, there
     are PLENTY of Rings to collect in this mission. It may take a few 
     tries to get gold, but you'll eventually get it. The only suggestions
     I can give is, take ALL the track boosts you can, whenever you see a 
     line of Rings, STAY ON THAT LINE, and at the third jump, do a Down 
     Super jump to get to the higher platform.
    
    ~~~~~
    White Cave
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 14 or more points and split before
     WAve appears
    Difficulty: 3/10
    To get gold: Get at least 22 points
    How to: There are 3 jumps in this mission, but don't distress, they 
     give you LOTS of air. At the first jump, do an Up Super jump. There
     isn't going to be a jump until the end of the course, but when you get
     there, do a Down Super jump, and at the last jump, do another Down
     Super jump. 
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 8 or more pieces of junk before Wave appears
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: The pieces of junk are easy to see, so collect the junk on the
     way until you get to the part after the centipede drops you off. Bust
     through the sign when you see it, to go through it and get more junk.
     You'll get the last pieces of junk near the end.
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Go as far into the forest as you can before Wave appears
     and reach the goal in 60 seconds
    Difficulty: 3/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'48"18
    How to: The obstacles and bombs are rediculously easy to avoid, so 
     don't even worry about them. Do an Up Super jump at the first jump, 
     and use the track boosts whenever possible. Use Tails' shortcuts as 
     well. You may boost yourself, whenever you get the chance. When you 
     get to the second to last jump, do a Down Super to land in the spider
     webs and launch yourself to the finish line.
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: There is a route where you can go down. Do 4 or more 
     grinds so Wave's work goes to waste
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: Grind 8 times
    How to: At the beginning of the level, do an Up Super jump to get
     really high, so you may land on the first rail. Transfering from rail
     to rail may be tricky at first, but you'll get the hang of it. After
     the centipede drops you off, find another rail that needs to be 
     ridden. Be careful, for the next rail is tricky to transfer to. 
     Afterwards, get yourself to the finish.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Fight with Wave! Hit her with 1 or more attacks and reach
     the goal before she does
    Difficuly: 5/10
    To get gold: Hit Wave at least 3 times
    How to: This mission is a little different from the others, but be 
     aware of one thing...THE AI IS VERY, VERY, STUPID! Don't let the 
     computer intimidate you. You can EASILY win the race, even if you 
     didn't try. On the other hand, you must hit Wave 3 times. First, let
     Wave get a head start, then follow behind her. Boost up to her to 
     attack her once. Purposely slow down, so she can get ahead of you
     so you can boost up to her and attack her once more. Do this one more
     time, and get to the finish line.
    
    ~~~~~
    Dark Desert
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 14 or more points to excite the
     crowd before Wave catches up
    Difficulty: 9/10
    To get gold: Get at least 28 points
    How to: There are 7 jumps in this mission and you must use them ALL!
     At the first jump, you can do any charged jump you want, you'll get
     lots of air, either way. On the way down, you'll come across three
     platforms which you land on. You can jump off of these platforms
     and perform tricks. When you get into the ruins, do not use Air Ride,
     instead, use the jumps that are there and perform tricks off of them.
     This is a very difficult mission, even if you try really hard, you
     still may end up with a silver medal at the end, but keep trying and
     you'll eventually get the gold.
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 8 or more pieces of junk before Wave appears
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: At the first jump, do an Up Super to get the first pieces of
     junk. The next pieces of junk as you can see, are suspended in the air
     meaning that you must jump off of the next few platforms to get to 
     them. Try and avoid the bombs too. Once in the ruins, stay in the
     middle, and grind the rail to get another piece of junk. After you're
     teleported out, grind the last two rails to get more junk. The last 
     few pieces are quite easy to spot.
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Reach the goal in 70 seconds. Knock away any obstacles in
     your path!
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'56"88
    How to: Do an Up Super jump at the beginning to get lots of air. Smash
     any objects that you see and boost when you do. once in the ruins
     stay to your left, and smash/boost your way through. After you've 
     been teleported, follow the obstacles to Knuckles' shortcut and 
     boost your way to the goal.
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Use Air Ride to pass through 7 or more Rings and reach the
     goal before Wave appears
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: Air Ride 15 times
    How to: After the first jump, jump off of the platform and land in a
     Ring to start Air Riding. You may have to maneuver yourself carefully
     through here. After, get in the ruins and take the path to the right.
     There, you'll see an Air Ride ramp to ride off of. Take it and sail 
     through the ruins. After you've been teleported, you'll see another 
     ramp. Ride off of that, and get yourself thorugh the last set of
     Rings.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: A bunch of Rings have just appeared. Collect 50 or more
     Rings, then reach the goal
    Difficulty: 3/10
    To get gold: Get at least 70 Rings
    How to: The Rings are hard to miss. Like I've mentioned before in this
     guide, when you see a line of Rings, stay on the line! Use the track
     boosts whenever possible, and follow the line of Rings it lets you 
     on.
    
    ~~~~~
    Sky Road
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 16 or more points and split before
     Wave appears
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: Get at least 30 points
    How to: There are 5 - 6 jumps in this mission. At the first jump, do a
     Down Super jump to get lots of air and perform tricks. At the next
     jump, do not be intimidated by the bombs, instead do an Up Super jump
     and do more tricks. Quickly turn around the corner, and charge your
     jump. Go off the platform, and get more points. Once you turn the 
     next corner, you'll see a ramp that lead's to Cream's shortcut. DO NOT
     take this ramp! Instead, go around it, and take the next ramp that's
     up ahead. At the last jump, do a Down Super jump and collect more 
     points.
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 8 or more pieces of junk before Wave appears
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: The pieces of junk are easy to see, yet again, so don't get
     worried about not being able to see them. One cautious note though,
     is to avoid the bombs at all costs. Getting hit by one of them could
     possibly slow you down so much, that even if you get all the pieces
     of junk, you wont be able to make it to the finish line in time. When
     you get to Tails' shortcut, jump off the ramp and fly through the 
     Rings. At the final jump, so a Down Super jump to get the final piece
     of junk.
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Avoid the obstacles and reach the goal in 65 seconds
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'51"56
    How to: Avoiding the obstacles are easy. What you need to worry about
     is getting to the goal in time. At the beginning, stay to your right
     and as you go off the jump, you'll see a rail. Land on it, and it'll 
     make the trip easier. Try to do an Up Super jump at the next jump too.
     When you get to Sonic's next rail, use it, and ride to the last jump
     where you'll do a Down Super jump to make life easier.
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Smash 9 or more objects to make Wave's work go to waste
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: Smash 15 objects
    How to: The objects are very easy to see, as they are guarded by bombs.
     Easily swerve yourself through the bombs and smash the objects. There
     is no great strategy to this other than avoiding the bombs.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Be clever with your gear! Try to keep your speed over 140
     as you head toward the goal!
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'52"80
    How to: In this mission, it is crucial that you use all the track 
     boosts there are. Smash any objects that you see, and boost at the 
     same time when you see them. Be sure to do a Down Super jump at the
     first jump, an Up Super jump at the second, and finally a Down Super
     jump at the last jump, in order to maintain your speed over 140.
    
    ~~~~~
    Babylon Guardian
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 12 or more points and split before
     Wave appears
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: Get 20 points
    How to: In this mission, there are only 2 jumps. Which means you MUST
     achieve an 'X' ranking off of both jumps. Do not worry about the 
     objects that are in your way, you can avoid them easily. At the first
     jump, do an Up Super jump and get an 'X'. At the last jump, do a Down
     Super jump and achieve an 'X'. Watch out for the bombs at the last 
     jump though.
    
    Mission 2
    
    Desctiption: Collect 8 or more pieces of junk
    Difficulty: 3/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: The pieces of junk are made to look so obvious that it's 
     funny. Collect the pieces of junk on the track and be careful of the
     bombs. Just like before, do an Up Super jump at the first jump to get
     a piece of junk, and a Down Super jump at the last jump to get 
     another.
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Go as far as you can before Wave appears and reach the
     goal in 45 seconds
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'36"81
    How to: This mission is quite different, for you have to attack the
     Babylon Guardian once before you can even cross the finish line. On
     top of that, there are statues and bombs to avoid as well. This can be
     made easy if you follow the following. Get a good start and the 
     beginning and boost once. Swerve through the statues DO NOT go around 
     them. After you pass some more statues, boost once more and hit the
     Guardian. Afterwards, sharply turn around the corner and do an Up 
     Super jump to get to Rings in the air. Finally, get yourself to the
     final jump and do a Down Super jump to get lots of air, and boost
     yourself to the finish.
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Traps in sub-space? Get past these obstacles by doing 5
     or more grinds
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: Grind 10 times
    How to: Jump on the first rail, and keep transfering to other rails.
     The difficult part in this, is the transfering. Some of the rails may
     be hard to transfer to. At the final jump, do a Down Super jump to get
     on the last rail.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Reach the goal with over half of your Air left
    Difficutly: 5/10
    To get gold: Have at least 180 Air when you reach the goal
    How to: This one is quite tricky to maneuver around so it might take
     some practice to do. Try to get all the air capsules in this course.
     At the first jump, do an Up Super jump, to get lots of air. Avoid the
     bombs at all costs, and grab more air capsules. At the final jump do
     a Down Super jump to get lots of air. Remember, DO NOT BOOST!!!
    
    ~~~~~
    SEGA ILLUSION
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Perform tricks to get 14 or more points and split beofre
     Wave appears
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: Get at least 26 points
    How to: There are 4 jumps in this mission. The first jump is off the
     platform you start on, so do a jump off of that. At the next jump do
     a charged jump to get lots of air. Once you get to the Space Channel 5
     area, there will be a half pipe. You can perform tricks twice on these
     pipes so do so. At the final jump do an Up Super jump to get lots of
     air and earn points.
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Collect 8 or more pieces of junk before Wave gets one
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: At the beginning, jump off of the platform to Air Ride through
     some Rings. Collect more junk on the way and watch out for the bombs.
     At the next jump do a Down Super jump to get more junk. Collect more
     junk on the way until you reach the Space Channel 5 area. Use the half
     pipe here to Air Ride through more Rings. At the last jump, do an Up
     Super jump to get another piece of junk. As you enter the Chu Chu 
     Rocket area, get on the RED arrow and it will guide you to 2 more 
     pieces of junk.
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Reach the goal in 75 seconds so Wave's work goes to waste
    Difficulty: 7/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'57"73
    How to: At the first jump, do a charged jump off of it. Boost yourself
     to the track boosts, then after, boost some more. Get to the rail and
     grind it. After you get off the rail, do a Down Super jump to get to
     the higher platform. Boost your way to Space Channel 5, and get to the
     rail there, and grind it. Be careful not to fall in to the hole. At 
     the final jump, do an Up Super jump to get lots of air. Weave around
     the bombs to get on a GREEN arrow. Finally boost your way to the
     finish line.
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Smash 9 or more objects to reduce Wave's morale
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: Smash 15 objects
    How to: The objects are easy to see, as they're big flying red things.
     Smash all the ones you can see. At the second jump do a Down Super
     jump to get to the higher platform. Smash more objects on the way 
     until you get to Space Channel 5. There, take the right most route
     and smash more objects. Once you get to the Chu Chu Rocket area, take
     the RED arrow, and smash down the last object.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Fight with Wave! Hit her with 1 or more attacks and reach
     the goal before she does
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: Hit Wave at least 3 times
    How to: Remember, the AI is as stupid as a piece of toast. As said
     before, let Wave get a head start, and boost up to her to attack her.
     Purposely slow down, and let Wave get ahead, boost, and attakc her
     once more. Do this one more time and get to the finish. The problem
     in this mission is that the computer tends to boost around corners
     so be sure to hit Wave before she gets a chance to do that.
    
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    Jet's Missions
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    EXTRA 1
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Jet is following you! Maintain a speed of at least 140
     to break away from him
    Location: Metal City
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'49"80
    How to: Jet made me laugh a lot in this level. As long as you maintain
     a speed of at least 140, he will NEVER catch up to you. Use all the
     track boosts in this level, and boost yourself whenever possible.
     Also, at the first jump do an Up Super jump to get to the higher 
     platform. Jump off of other platforms as well, but NOT the half pipe.
     When you get to the last jump, do a Down Super jump to get really high
     and use the track boosts there to do another jump off of the final
     jump.
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Reach the goal with over half of your Air left
    Location: Splash Canyon
    Difficulty: 7/10
    To get gold: Have at least 180 Air when you reach the goal
    How to: This mission has a lot of bombs and obsticles in the way so
     be weary of them. You need to use all the jumps in this mission to 
     gain air, so do so. At the second jump, just use a regular charged 
     jump and gain air. At the waterfall, rotate your analog stick like
     crazy! After that, do not jump off of the steering wheel. Instead,
     use Tails' shortcut. At the last jump, do a Down Super jump to get
     really high.
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: A bunch of Rings have just appeared. Collect 50 or more
     Rings, then reach the goal
    Location: Egg Factory
    Difficulty: 3/10
    To get gold: Get at least 70 Rings
    How to: Jet's in this mission again, but only to distract you. Don't
     bother about Jet. I crossed the finish line without boosting once with
     Jet WAY behind me. As said before, use the track boosts to get on a
     line of Rings and stay on that line. Find more lines of Rings lying
     around as well.
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Fight with Jet! Hit him with 1 or more attacks and reach
     the goal before he does
    Location: Green Cave
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: Hit Jet at least 3 times
    How to: This is just like Wave's missions. Give Jet a head start, tail
     him, and boost up to him and hit him. Purposely slow down and wait
     for him to get ahead, boost again and hit him once more. Repeat this
     one more time, and get to the finish.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Fight with Jet! Collect the scattered junk and reach the
     goal before he does
    Location: SEGA CARNIVAL
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: Collecting the pieces of junk is easy. However, there is one
     drawback. If you're not fast enough, Jet will come along, and will
     take the junk for himself. At the first jump, do an Up Super jump to
     get the first piece of junk. Get the rest of the junk on the way
     until you get to the Monkey Ball section. Stay on the platforms, and
     jump off of them to grab the junk in the air. Finally, grab the rest
     pieces of junk on the way and get to the finish.
    
    ~~~~~
    EXTRA 2
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: A bunch of Rings have just appeared. Collect 50 or more
     Rings, then reach the goal
    Location: Sand Ruins
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: Get at least 70 Rings
    How to: Just like all the other missions that were like this one, find
     a line of Rings, and stay on it. Use the track boosts when neccessary,
     and stay on the line of Rings it gives you. Jet is just another 
     distraction in this mission so ignore him.
    
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Jet is following you! Maintain a speed of at least 140 to
     break away from him
    Location: Babylong Garden
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 1'00"06
    How to: Yet again, Jet is just another distraction, so ignore him.
     Use the track boosts as much as possible and boost before a jump, or
     when you're about to smash some objects. There are a lot of places
     where you can easily screw up, so watch out. Do a Down Super jump at
     the first jump, and do an Up Super jump at the next one you see. 
     Finally, at the last jump, do a Down Super jump to get really high,
     and boost yourself to the finish.
    
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Reach the goal with over half of your Air left
    Location: Digital Dimension
    Difficulty: 8/10
    To get gold: Have at least 180 Air when you reach the goal
    How to: There are A LOT of bombs and obstacles in here so WATCH OUT.
     At the beginning try not to do an Air slide. If you want to quickly
     move to the right of left, just lightly tap the L1 or R1 buttons.
     At the first jump, do an Up Super jump to get to the higher platform
     and an air capsule. Keep avoiding the bombs until you get to the 
     transfering point of hell and heaven. There, rotate your analog stick
     as fast as possible! When you reach the heaven part, grind on all the
     rails for more air. At the end, grind on the last rail, and do a Down
     Super jump at the last jump, to get lots of air.
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Fight with Jet! Hit him with 1 one or more attacks and
     reach the goal before he does
    Location: SEGA CARNIVAL
    Difficulty: 6/10
    To get gold: Hit Jet at least 3 times
    How to: Like all the other missions like this, allow Jet to have a 
     head start, tail him, boost up to him, and attack him. Afterwards,
     purposely slow down, wait for him to pass and hit him one more time.
     Do this once more, and get to the finish.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: A match with Jet to prove who is the fastest! Prove that
     you are by reaching the goal before Jet!
    Location: Sand Ruins
    Difficulty: 7/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'56"38
    How to: Jet is actually a little smarter in this mission but not that
     much smarter. Use all the track boosts to your advantage, and boost
     yourself, whenever possible. At the start, do not take the left side
     of the track. At the first jump, do a Down Super jump to get lots of
     air. Keep boosting, until you get to the ruins. Do the 3 rail transfer
     inside that I've mentioned before. After you land on the platform,
     do an Up Super jump to land on another platform. Get yourself to the
     finish from there by boosting.
    
    ~~~~~
    EXTRA 3
    ~~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Catch up to a police car and take the treasure befor Jet
     appears
    Location: Night Chase
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'14"26
    How to: The police car is really easy to catch up to. At the first jump
     do an Up Super jump to land on the higher platform. Keep to the right
     and use the track boosts there. Then boost yourself and chase after
     the car. After you get yourself on the road, boost one more time
     then you'll get the car.
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Grind 8 or more times to get the treasure before Jet 
     appears
    Location: Red Canyon
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: Grind 14 times
    How to: At the first jump, do an Up Super jump to get to the first 
     rail. Keep transfering rails from then on all the way until the end
     of the course.
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Catch up to a robot before Jet appears to grab the 
     treasure
    Location: Ice Factory
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'34"25
    How to: At the first jump do a Down Super jump. Use the track boosts
     as much as possible, and boost yourself too. Whenever you come across 
     objects to be destroyed, boost before you destroy them. Do not bump
     into anything, else the robot will get enough speed to get away
     and you'll lose your chance at getting gold. Oh, and try now to run
     out of air either.
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Use Air Ride 30 or more times to get the treasure
     before Jet appears
    Location: White Cave
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: Air ride 38 times
    How to: At the first jump, do an Up Super jump to fly to the first
     Ring. Now the difficult part, is to stay in these Rings, until you
     reach the end of the course. Maneuver yourself carefully, and don't
     forget to pick up the treasure on the way.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: Fight with Jet! Collect scattered junk and reach the goal
     before Jet does
    Location: Night Chase
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: All 12 pieces of junk
    How to: Get a good head start to grab the first piece of junk or else
     Jet is going to grab it. After the first jump, stay to your right to
     get more pieces of junk. On the road, try to evade the cars, and get
     more pieces of junk. Take the right tunnel when you get there. After,
     grab more pieces of junk on the way and watch out for the bombs. Do
     not worry about Jet, because after the first junk piece, he'll fall 
     WAY behind.
    
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    EXTRA 4
    ~~~~
    
    Mission 1
    
    Description: Destroy 7 stone statues in a row to uncover the hidden
     treasure before Jet appears
    Location: Dark Desert
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: Smash the first 7 stone statues you see
    How to: At the first jump, do an Up Super to get some speed when you 
     hit the ground. Get all the way to the entrance of the ruins. There
     you will see some statues. When you get to the first 3 statues, boost,
     and start hitting all the other statues as well.
    
    Mission 2
    
    Description: Grind 8 or more times to get the treasure before Jet
     appears
    Location: Sky Road
    Difficulty: 5/10
    To get gold: Grind 14 times
    How to: At the beginning, stay to your right. Go off of the jump, and
     land on the rail underneath. Keep yourself on the rails until you get
     to the last one. You'll get the treasure on the way, so don't worry
     about it.
    
    Mission 3
    
    Description: Destroy 7 stone statues in a row while in sub-space to
     uncover the hidden treasure before Jet appears
    Location: Babylon Guardian
    Difficulty: 4/10
    To get gold: Smash the first 7 stone statues you see
    How to: When you get to the first 3 statues, first hit the first 2, 
     then boost just as soon as you hit the third one. Afterwards, 
     continue hitting the next 3 until you get to that last one. Again,
     boost just at the last one, and go for the last statue. Because you'll
     need to maneuver very carefully, this may take a few tries to do.
    
    Mission 4
    
    Description: Use Air Ride 26 or more times to get the treasure before
     Jet appears
    Location: SEGA ILLUSION
    Difficulty: 3/10
    To get gold: Use Air Ride at least 33 times
    How to: At the beginning, jump off of the platform and into the Ring
     to start Air Riding. It will be smooth sailing from here; you 
     practically don't have to move Tails while he's flying. On the way
     you may notice a Ring that's underneath another one. Don't try and
     get it, as it's there to distract you. Anyways, Air Ride all the way
     to the end.
    
    Mission 5
    
    Description: The final battle with Storm, Wave, and Jet! Prove you're
     the best by reaching the goal before them
    Location: Sky Road
    To get gold: I achieved a time of 0'53"01
    How to: Storm, Wave, and Jet are just there to intimidate you. Ignore
     them completley and do your own thing. At the first jump, do a Down
     Super jump to get lots of air. Watch out for the bombs on the way. At
     the second jump, do an up Super jump to get lots of Air there too.
     You can ignore the next jump, and boost your way to the next one. At
     the next jump, do an Up Super jump to get an air capsule, and more 
     air. Finally, at the last jump, do a Down Super jump, to get to the
     higher platform, and boost your way to the finish!
    
    
    
    
    If you have collected all the gold medals, then I congratulate you!!!
    It has been long, but you've done a great job. Pat yourself on the 
    back, and go buy that Chaos Emerald gear! Super Sonic awaits you!
     
    
    
    
    
    
    
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