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         SONIC ADVENTURE 2
    for Sega Dreamcast Console
           HUNTING FAQ
    
    Version: 2.0
    by brak2000 <brak2000@hotmail.com>
    Last Update: August 24, 2001
    Status: Incomplete
    Emerald Count: 83 and counting!
    Version Note:  I would personally like to thank all those who submitted their
                   walkthroughs for Hard Mode locations.  I would also like to
                   apologize.  This version was completed long ago on July 27, 2001
                   but was not submitted because of a personal error.  I hope you
                   enjoy this version which has most hard mode locations complete.
                   Within the next few days, I'll find my FAQ notes and finish
                   typing them up.
    
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1. Introduction
    2. Version
    3. Controls
        A. Knuckles
        B. Rouge
    4. Character Upgrades
        A. Knuckles
        B. Rouge
    5. Tips
    6. Locations (Normal Mode)
        A. Knuckles
            - Wild Canyon **56 LOCATIONS**
            - Pumpkin Hill **COMING SOON**
            - Aquatic Mine **COMING SOON**
            - Death Chamber **COMING SOON**
            - Meteor Herd **COMING SOON**
        B. Rouge
            - Dry Lagoon **COMING SOON**
            - Egg Quarters **COMING SOON**
            - Security Hall **COMING SOON**
            - Mad Space **COMING SOON**
    7. Locations (Hard Mode)
        A. Knuckles **COMPLETE**
            - Wild Canyon
            - Pumpkin Hill
            - Aquatic Mine
            - Death Chamber
            - Meteor Herd
        B. Rouge
            - Dry Lagoon **COMPLETE**
            - Egg Quarters **COMPLETE**
            - Security Hall **COMPLETE**
            - Mad Space **COMING SOON**
    8. Emerald Location Math
    9. Frequently Asked Questions
    10. Contributors/Thanks
    11. Contact Me
    12. Legal Stuff
    
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    1. INTRODUCTION
    -----------------
    This is my second mini FAQ for Sonic Adventure 2.  Overall, it's my fourth
    ever.  If you cant tell, I am utterly and completely copying the format for
    my Upgrade FAQ.  You can find the Upgrade FAQ at www.gamefaqs.com so go check
    it out now!  I'm making this FAQ for the SA2 board once again in hopes of
    less of the everything topics.  I think my upgrade FAQ hit a lot of people
    considering I got 30 emails about it in the first day. Let me remind you all
    that an FAQ of this proportion will take a long time to complete.  I hope to
    add a little bit day by day and maybe I can complete it within the month.
    Hopefully this FAQ will have the same impact.  If your looking for a review or
    something, I can give you my 2 cents.  Sonic Adventure 2 is a wonderful game
    which is plagued by some camera issues.  I'd give it an 8.5/10 but it's worth
    the cash to buy. Yes. I do realize hunting sucks.  That's why I'm making this
    FAQ so I can do the hunting for you! Alright, we'll go for the hunting now!
    
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    2. VERSION
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    Here is a list of versions.  Enjoy!
    
    7/27/01 V2.0 - Hard Mode almost complete!
                   **V2.0 WAS ACTUALLY RELEASED TO PUBLIC ON 9/24/01**
    7/17/01 V1.9 - Knuckles Hard Mode now complete.
    7/16/01 V1.8 - Lost Chao locations galore! Lots of hard mode locations too!
                   **V1.8 WAS NOT RELEASED TO PUBLIC**
    7/07/01 V1.7 - 2 more Wild Canyon locations. It seems to be winding down.
                   Security Hall on hard completed as well as a few more hints
                   in hard mode.  Finally, more hints.
    7/06/01 V1.6 - More locations as well as quite a few hard mode locations.
    7/02/01 V1.5 - More locations..I think Wild Canyon may be close to complete.
                   Also added a little info on attacking. Updated Intro
    7/02/01 V1.4 - More locations, Dry Lagoon hard mode added.
    7/01/01 V1.3 - More locations, emerald math section started, Knuckles Hard Mode
                   info.
    6/29/01 V1.2 - More locations, hard mode locations started.
    6/29/01 V1.1 - Quick add of controls for Rouge and Knuckles.  More coming soon
                   **V1.1 WAS NOT RELEASED TO PUBLIC**
    6/29/01 V1.0 - FAQ is released.  More format, less info.  It is fairly
                   primitive but will give you all an idea and help some with
                   Wild Canyon.
    
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    3. CONTROLS
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    A. Knuckles
    -----------
    Jumping:   A basic skill done by pressing the A button.  It seems that the
               longer you hold the A button, the higher Knuckles actually jumps.
    Digging:   There are 2 different ways to go at digging.  First, you can climb
               on walls and press B to dig into the wall.  If you are looking at
               digging into the ground, you'll need to jump above the spot you
    	   would like to dig and press B mid-air to dig into the ground.
    	   Digging requires Knuckles Shovel Claw which can be found in Pumpkin
    	   Hill.
    Attacking: Attacking doesn't come easy when controlling Knuckles, but it is
               simple enough to defeat even the toughest of enemies. X or B will
               do a single attack.  Tapping these twice will do a double punch
               type attack, and hitting it a third time will add an uppercut to the
               mix.  Of course, running attacks also work with the third hit
               turning into a dive at your enemy.  One of the most useful attacks
               would be gliding into enemies.  This usually makes taking out the
               enemies much more effective as long as you dont get caught in any
               line of fire.
    Flying:    Flying is the most basic skill in the game.  While in air, hit and
               hold A while controlling your character to fly around.  Flying is
               the most efficient way of traveling for Knuckles.
    Climbing:  Simply jump or fly into a wall and Knuckles will automatically begin
               climbing up the wall.  Knuckles can climb in any direction which
               allows him to reach higher leveled items.
    
    B. Rouge
    --------
    Jumping:   A basic skill done by pressing the A button.  It seems that the
               longer you hold the A button, the higher Rouge actually jumps.
    Digging:   There are 2 different ways to go at digging.  First, you can climb
               on walls and press B to dig into the wall.  If you are looking at
               digging into the ground, you'll need to jump above the spot you
    	   would like to dig and press B mid-air to dig into the ground.
    	   Digging requires Rouges Pick Nails which can be found in Egg
    	   Quarters.
    Attacking: Attacking doesn't come easy when controlling Rouge, but it is
               simple enough to defeat even the toughest of enemies. X or B will
               do a single attack.  Tapping these twice will do a double punch
               type attack, and hitting it a third time will add a high kick to the
               mix.  Of course, running attacks also work with the third hit
               turning into a dive at your enemy. One of the most useful attacks
               would be gliding into enemies.  This usually makes taking out the
               enemies much more effective as long as you dont get caught in any
               line of fire.
    Flying:    Flying is the most basic skill in the game.  While in air, hit and
               hold A while controlling your character to fly around.  Flying is
               the most efficient way of traveling for Rouge.
    Climbing:  Simply jump or fly into a wall and Rouge will automatically begin
               climbing up the wall.  Rouge can climb in any direction which
               allows her to reach higher leveled items.
    
    
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    4. CHARACTER UPGRADES
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    Considering I already have written these in my Upgrades FAQ, I'll simply
    copy and paste.
    
    A. Knuckles
    -----------
    
    Item: Mystic Melody
    Location: Wild Canyon
    Requirements: Shovel Claw
    What It Does: Allows you to play a melody in front of certain ancient shrines
                  that unveils new paths that usually lead to the lost Chao.
    	      These also allow shortcuts occasionally.
    Difficulty: Easy - REQUIRED to get 3rd level emblems
    
    How To Get:  Make your way up the Thermal Lift type thing (thats just what
                 I call it) and head to the left (or right, depending which way
                 you are facing).  Fly over to the lonely statue and way above his
                 head is a picture.  Dig through the Oval type shape in the center
                 to find a secret room with Knuckles Mystic Melody.  Use it on the
                 shrine to create a warp that leads you back to the starting room.
    
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    Item: Shovel Claw
    Location: Pumpkin Hill
    Requirements: None
    What It Does: Without a doubt the most useful upgrade for Knuckles, this
                  allows you to dig through walls and floors to find some of the
                  pieces of the emerald (or keys depending on which level).
                  Without this, you won't make it past Pumpkin Hill.
    Difficulty: Extremely Easy - REQUIRED to finish level
    
    How To Get:  Look straight ahead from you and you will see the Shovel Claw.
                 All you need to do is fly or walk across the ledge to get over
                 to the "island" and pick up this simple upgrade.
    
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    Item: Air Necklace
    Location: Aquatic Mine
    Requirements: None
    What It Does: Another useful upgrade for our little red echidna is the air
                  necklace.  The air necklace allows infinite air while swimming
                  underwater.  You'll have a VERY tough time beating the final
                  level without this item, so I suggest you pick it up on your
                  first time through this level.
    Difficulty: Medium-Hard - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for final stage
    
    How To Get:  The first thing you need to do for this upgrade is getting the
                 water level lowered.  Walk straight forward at the beginning of
                 the level, crawl up that central structure (water powered lift),
                 and grab the crane lift to get up to the highest floor.  Find the
                 level 3 water switch and hit it to make life a little easier.  Go
                 down into the level again and look for a long pipe type
                 structure with 2 caution signs plastered near the top of it.  Go
                 down the pipe and if you see a spring at the bottom, continue on.
                 If theres only an opening and no spring, go to the other side of
                 the level (should be kitty cornered) and drop down that one.  Hop
                 into a water and now is when the fun begins.  As fast as you can,
                 swim through the path.  Soon you'll come to a small room with
                 some wooden planks at the bottom.  Quickly and carefully swim
                 through them and swim through another pipe.  Now quickly swim
                 straight up and hope you dont run out of air.  At the top is a
                 small room with the air necklace.
    
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    Item: Hammer Gloves
    Location: Death Chamber
    Requirements: None
    What It Does: Allows you to destroy metal boxes.  Destroying the boxes can
                  help you find extra rings, animals, shortcuts, and even upgrades
                  for some characters.  These are required to complete the level.
    Difficulty: Easy - REQUIRED to finish level
    
    How To Get:  At the beginning of the level, use the hourglass to go through
                 the door.  Turn to your right in the hallway to see some crates.
                 Break through them and located behind are the Hammer Gloves.
                 You can now get through the 2 paths with metal crates in the main
                 room and continue on with your hunting quest.
    
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    Item: Sunglasses
    Location: Meteor Herd
    Requirements: Hammer Gloves
    What It Does: Allows you to see hidden pictures and hidden items.  Required to
                  get most Hard Mode emblems (5th emblem for each Knuckles level)
                  I recommened you pick up this upgrade right away considering it
                  is fairly easy to get and comes very useful. Out of all of
                  Knuckles upgrades, this one is the coolest.
    Difficulty: Medium - REQUIRED for most Hard Mode emblems
    
    How To Get:  There are actually 2 ways to get this upgrade.  I would suggest
                 using the way that seems easier for you.  Straight in front of
                 you is a circular type platform (located directly under where
                 you fight Rouge in the next level) with 6 doors with red slashes
                 on them.  Use the nearby meteors by smashing them into the doors
                 to find a metal box with a switch.  The door you need has the
                 meteor a fairly large distance away.  You can either:
    	     A) Get a good start and smash that meteor as hard as you can into
    	        the door
                 OR you can
                 B) Softly tap one of the other meteors around and place it as
                    well as you can in front of the door.  Then you can smash it
                    into the door.
                 Either way, once you open the door, break the box and hit the
                 switch.  This will remove the floor from the force-fielded walls
                 in front of you.  Fly up and over the force field walls and fall
                 down into the newly opened area.  On the bottom platform should
                 be located the upgrade.  Pop on the sunglasses by using the Y
    	     button to shuffle through your B list.  Then hit B to put them
    	     on to see some hidden surprises nearby.
    
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    B. Rouge
    --------
    
    Item: Mystic Melody
    Location: Dry Lagoon
    Requirements: Pick Nails
    What It Does: Allows you to play a melody in front of certain ancient shrines
                  that unveils new paths that usually lead to the lost Chao.
    	      These also allow shortcuts occasionally.
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium - REQUIRED to get 3rd level emblems
    
    How To Get: In the starting room, look around for a picture to crawl through.
                It should look like the ones you ran across in Egg Quarters and
                Knuckles' Death Chamber levels.  Anyways, there should be 2
                pictures in the room you start in.  One is uncovered while the
                other is hidden behind some boxes way up on the top.  Find the
                uncovered one which is a little bit lower than the covered one.
                Once you find it, crawl in and grab the Mystic Melody.  Play it
                on the shrine to create a warp and continue on through the level.
    
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    Item: Pick Nails
    Location: Egg Quarters
    Requirements: None
    What It Does: Without a doubt the most useful upgrade for Rouge, this allows
                  you to dig through walls and floors to find some of the pieces
    	      of the emerald (or keys depending on which level). Without this,
    	      you won't make it past Egg Quarters.
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium - REQUIRED to finish level
    
    How To Get:  At the start of the level, go forward through the hallway while
                 watching out for the beetle robot.  When safe, continue through
                 the next room with 2 robot enemies and through another hallway.
                 When you get to the room with the rocket, set the rocket off and
                 go through the wall it opens up.  Located at the far end of the
                 room is the upgrade.  Please be careful as there is a trap in the
                 center of the room waiting to crush you if you dont go around it.
    
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    Item: Treasure Scope
    Location: Security Hall
    Requirements: Iron Boots, Mystic Melody
    What It Does: Allows you to see hidden pictures and hidden items.  Required to
                  get most Hard Mode emblems (5th emblem for each Knuckles level)
                  I recommened you pick up this upgrade as soon as you get the
                  Boots and the Melody, because it comes in handy.
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    How To Get: The first thing you'll need to do is get on the Yellow floor which
                I believe is floor B and the center floor.  Anyways, run to the
                end nearest the beginning and you should see a Shrine.  Obviously,
                play the Mystic Melody and a line of platforms will appear walk or
                jump across these into the door and continue to find the Treasure
                Scope.  Put it on by cycling through your B list with the Y button
                and you will see a free life in the corner of the room you found
                it.
    
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    Item: Iron Boots
    Location: Mad Space
    Requirements: None
    What It Does: Allows you to destroy metal boxes.  Destroying the boxes can
                  help you find extra rings, animals, shortcuts, and even upgrades
                  for some characters.  These are required to complete the level.
    Difficulty: Medium-Hard - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    
    How To Get:  This one is tough to explain, but I'll do the best I can.  Here
                 is a short walkthrough on getting it from beginning to end.  At
                 the beginning, go to one of the 3 connected platforms with the
                 switch.  The switch puts a rocket on a platform above.  Climb up
                 and use the rocket to get on a big green asteroid.  Look around
                 for a smaller asteroid (still rather large) that looks sort of
                 like the moon.  Fly down to it and look in the enclosement in the
                 center of the asteroid to find the upgrade.
    
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    5. TIPS
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    When looking for emeralds, following some easy tips will make it much easier
    for you. Submit any helpful tips you have to <brak2000@hotmail.com>
    
    - Make sure to get full usage out of your radar.  The radar is one of the
      useful tools in finding the different pieces of emerald/keys.
    
    - Collect upgrades as soon as you can because they allow you to find hidden
      items and dig for what you need.
    
    - When in Dry Lagoon/Wild Canyon on easy remember you won't have to dig on
      normal mode.
    
    - When you hunt, remember to dig for useful underground pieces and possible
      powerups or rings.
    
    - Use hints at the hint monitors!  They help an awful lot.
    
    - Can't find an emerald? If you have the extra lives, die and the emerald will
      move to a new place for your finding.
    
    - Going for an A rank? Look at no more than 1 hint for each emerald or your
      score will suffer.  If in hard mode, use no hints and speed through the
      emeralds if you want to get the A.
    
    - When going for A ranks, don't worry too much about rings but instead go for
      speed and dont use many hints.
    
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    6. LOCATIONS (NORMAL MODE)
    ----------------------------
    Locations are in no apparent order. I will remind you right now that emerald
    locations are random so this FAQ will explain how to get to them from the
    beginning of each level.  Use hints around you to find the location on this
    FAQ. Send all submissions to <brak2000@hotmail.com>
    
    
    A. KNUCKLES
    -----------
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    LEVEL: Wild Canyon
    NUMBER OF EMERALD LOCATIONS: 56 **INCOMPLETE**
    DIFFICULTY: Easy
    REQUIREMENTS: None
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 1
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A golden circle on a red circle.
    Hint 2: A bright place.
    Hint 3: On the square building in the upper valley.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: Head forward at the beginning of the level and jump into the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up and head on the left path that leads
                 to the lonely statue.  There should be 3 structures on the way
                 to the lonely statue.  It'll be located on the roof of the middle
                 structure for easy grabbing.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 2
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A treasure of four stone statues.
    Hint 2: Dancing rocks.
    Hint 3: In a treasure ches up where the wind blows.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: Head forward at the beginning of the level and jump into the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up and head just to the right and land on
                 the low center part of the upper level.  Head to the right until
                 you see a hole and Omochao.  The chest is located just behind
                 Omochao.  Smash it open to get the emerald piece.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 3
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Between the twin stars.
    Hint 2: Rolling rocks.
    Hint 3: Between two red springs.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: Head forward at the beginning of the level and jump into the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up and turn around to see 2 ledges in
                 front of you.  Land on the second one with the springs and pick
                 up the emerald between the two springs.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 4
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A suspended ceiling.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: Can you get it if you defeat the GUN's military weapons?
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: Head forward at the beginning of the level and jump into the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up and head to the path on the left that
                 leads to the lonely statue.  Head towards the lonely statue until
                 you see an X type elevated platform far above the ground.  In the
                 center is an enemy.  Attack it to get the emerald from the GUN
                 enemy and find this simple enough emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 5
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: In front of the double containers.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: On the cliff sticking out of the middle.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: Head forward at the beginning of the level and jump into the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up and turn around while in mid-air.
                 You should see 2 platforms.  Head for the top one with the double
                 wooden containers.  Sitting in front of them should be the easy
                 to get emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 6
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A parakeet on the left shoulder.
    Hint 2: In the valley.
    Hint 3: On the left shoulder of a lonely stone statue.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: Head forward at the beginning of the level and jump into the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up and head towards the path on the left
                 side with the lonely statue.  Head to the end where the lonely
                 statue is and the emerald will be sitting on his left, your
                 right, shoulder.  Fly into it to grab it.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 7
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: At the bottom of a pillar.
    Hint 2: In the valley.
    Hint 3: At the bottom of a tilted pillar near the weight that's moving up and
            down.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: Head forward at the beginning of the level and jump into the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up and head towards the path on the right
                 that leads to the giant head statue.  In the middle of the path
                 should be a crushing weight moving up and down.  In front of it
                 is a crooked pillar.  Look in the shadow of the crooked pillar
                 to find the emerald sitting there.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 8
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: On the top of ten fingers.
    Hint 2: Down below.
    Hint 3: On the lap of a sitting statue.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Extremely Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, hop of the ledge you are on and
                 turn right.  Look at the statue in the corner to see the emerald
                 sitting on its feet in an easy-to-grab place.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 9
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: The head of the 4th stone statue.
    Hint 2: Dancing rocks.
    Hint 3: On a statue that holds four swirl tiles.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: Head forward at the beginning of the level and jump into the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up and stay in the center room with the
                 four statues.  Each one has a numerical value written on top of
                 it in tiles (EX. 1 tile, 2 tiles 3 tiles, 4 tiles).  Find the one
                 with 4 tiles and that one has the emerald sitting on its head.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 10
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: On a sandy path to a stone statue head.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: Can you get it if you defeat the GUN's weapons?
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: Head forward at the beginning of the level and jump into the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up and float to the path on the right
                 side.  Keep gliding until you get to the very end of the path
                 beyond the Sphinx Head.  Just behind it should be a platform.
                 Land on the platform and a GUN enemy should float down and start
                 attacking you.  Hit the enemy to get the emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 11
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: At the bottom of a huge wall painting
    Hint 2: Near a windy place.
    Hint 3: On the green and red striped stand.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, you should see a platform ledge on
                 the left side of the room.  Climb up the wall onto the ledge to
                 find the emerald in the center of the ledge.  The ledge has a nice
                 wall mural on it so you should know which ledge it is.  The edge
                 of the ledge is also striped in Christmas colors, green and red.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 12
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Between four birds.
    Hint 2: A dark place.
    Hint 3: At the bottom of a huge swirl arrow.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, exit the small enclosement you
                 start in and climb up the wall on the left side of it.  Continue
                 up onto the ledge right above the starting point to find the
                 emerald between two boxes and under an "up" arrow.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 13
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Four whirling eyes.
    Hint 2: A head of a huge statue.
    Hint 3: Inside of a wooden container under the eye windmill.
    Requirements: None
    Diffiuclty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Float to the top and take the path on the right
                 side that leads to the Sphinx Head.  Head over to the Sphinx Head
                 and look for the windmill on the right side.  On a platform
                 underneath that should be 2 wooden boxes between 2 unbreakable
                 metal boxes.  Break the left wooden box to get the emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 14
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A terrace with two legs.
    Hint 2: Rolling rocks.
    Hint 3: Between the two pillars near an area where wind blows.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.   Float to the top and fall forward on to the
                 ground.  There should be two pillars holding up the platform.
                 Between these two pillars will be an emerald floating.  Hop
                 from one to the other at the right height to snag the floating
                 emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 15
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: On the pillar.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: On the red pillar by the weight that's moving up and down.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Float to the top and head over to the path on the
                 right side.  Between the Sphinx Head and the thermal lift should
                 be a weight moving up and down that almost looks like a crusher
                 of some sort.  Right before that should be a pillar.  Sitting on
                 top of the pillar is the emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 16
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: He's holding a box.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: On the lap of the lonely stone statue.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Float to the top and head over to the path on the
                 left side.  Continue going down the path until you get to the
                 lonely statue at the end.  Located on the box the statue has on
                 its lap is the emerald you are looking for.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 17
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Double containers.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: Two wooden containers next to each other.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Float to the top and turn around.  Head forward
                 and float on to the top platform or ledge with 2 boxes on it.
                 Crack open the wooden boxes to find this emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 18
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: On the side of a bird chest under four feathers.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: A cliff with two item boxes.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Float to the top and float over to the top
                 platform.  On the left side of the box and in front of the ring
                 container should be this emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 19
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Inside a statue storage area.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: Inside of a statue sealed with a container.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Float to the top and float over to the left path.
                 There should be three structures with boxes blocking the
    	     enterances. Break the boxes to the farthest of the three
    	     structures to find the emerald hidden inside.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 20
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Stone statue quartet.
    Hint 2: A stone landing.
    Hint 3: Try breaking the floating rocks with a Glide attack.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Float to the top and look for two rock pieces
                 floating around with you in the lift.  Glide into the rock
                 piece located on the left side to break it and find this
                 emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 21
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A bird box.
    Hint 2: Dancing rocks.
    Hint 3: The left treasure chest of three next to each other.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Extremely easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, turn around inside the enclosement
                 you start in and you should see 3 treasure boxes behind the 2
                 pillars.  Break the far left one to get this easy emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 22
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Near the six pillars.
    Hint 2: A dark place.
    Hint 3: Try breaking the floating rocks with a Glide attack.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up high enough, but don't leave the room
                 you start in.  You should see 4 pieces of rock floating in the
                 inside room.  Break them open to find this emerald which should
                 be in one of the ones on the left side.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 23
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: "Wild Canyon Track"
    Hint 2: A dark place.
    Hint 3: In front of a twin's head.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, jump out of the small enclosement
                 you start in.  Turn around when you are out and climb the wall
                 on the left side between the statue and the enclosement.  Climb
                 up to the top floor and you should see 2 heads you can push.  The
                 emerald should be sitting in front of the closest head.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 24
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: The altar with six pillars.
    Hint 2: A dark place.
    Hint 3: The shorter one among the six pillars.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, you should see 6 pillars located
                 directly in front of you.  There should be 3 on the right and
                 3 on the left as they form a circle.  Look for the center pillar
                 on the left which should be shorter than the others.  Fly towards
                 it, quickly climb up it, and grab your emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 25
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: The place pointed out by two priests.
    Hint 2: Dancing rocks.
    Hint 3: In front of a wall painting near an opening that you can go down.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  When you get to the top, fall down on to the
                 ground in the center part of the outside.  On the ground, you
                 should see 2 holes that lead back to the first room.  The one
                 on the right side should have the emerald just beyond it between
                 the 2 statues.  Go up there and watch out for the hole to get
                 this emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 26
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: "Wild Canyon Track"
    Hint 2: A small place.
    Hint 3: In a square statue on a passageway by a wall downstairs.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, exit the enclosement you start in
                 and climb up the wall on the left side of the enclosement you just
                 came out of.  In the corner near that when you get to the top of
                 the wall, you should see a small enclosement blocked by 4 wooden
                 boxes.  Crack open the wooden boxes to find the emerald behind.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 27
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: The beginning room.
    Hint 2: The windy hall.
    Hint 3: Between the two pillars where tehre are three treaure chests.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, turn around and you should see 2
                 pillars behind you.  Climb one of the two pillars and jump to the
                 other at the highest point to grab this emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 28
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: On a sandy path to a stone statue head.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: Do the GUN weapons have...?
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Float up and head toward the right path and there
                 should be an enemy near the beginning located after a "downed" red
                 pillar.  Destroy the enemy to get the emerald piece he leaves
                 behind.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 29
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Between the red pillars.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: Under the weight that is moving up and down by the wall.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Float up and head toward the right path.  You
                 should see a weight moving up and down in a crushing motion stuck
                 between 2 red pillars.  Walk up to it and immediately after it
                 slams down and begins to raise, run in and grab the emerald then
                 run out before you are crushed.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 30
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: The arrow pointing to the right.
    Hint 2: A dark place.
    Hint 3: The arrow pointing to the right made of swirling panels.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning, hop out of the beginning enclosement and climb
                 up the wall on the left wall.  Climb up near the top and you
                 should see some arrows made of swirling panels.  Look for the one
                 pointing to the right and grab the emerald located directly on it.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 31
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: On a rail way.
    Hint 2: A windy hall.
    Hint 3: Move a rock with a square face.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, exit the enclosement you begin in
                 and climb up the wall on the right side.  Fall on the first ledge
                 and you should see two square faces.  Pull the one nearest you
                 by holding A and moving backwards to pull the face away and
                 reveal this easy emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 32
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A bird box.
    Hint 2: Down below.
    Hint 3: The middle on among three treasure chests next to each other.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Extremely Easy
    
    Where it is:  At the beginning of the level, simply turn around and you should
                  see three boxes behind you.  Break open the middle one to find
                  this emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 33
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Four whirling eyes.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: Under the eye windmill.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and hop into the
                 thermal lift.  In the above center room there should be 4 statues
                 with tiles over each of them in numerical order.  Find the statue
                 with 3 tiles over its head and climb above it until you get to
                 a windmill.  Under the blades of the windmill should be this
                 emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 34
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: On the spiral tile.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: Under three swirl tiles near the huge statue head.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and hop into the
                 thermal lift.  Float up to the top and take the path to the
                 right.  Keep heading down the path until you get near the sphinx
                 head.  Right before that should be a vertical path of 3 spiral
                 tiles and one horizontal as well.  On the bottom tile should be
                 the emerald sitting there.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 35
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Over the head.
    Hint 2: In the valley.
    Hint 3: On the top of the statue's head.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and hop into the
                 thermal lift.  Float up to the top and take the path to the
                 right.  Keep heading down the path until you get to the Sphinx
                 head.  On top of the Sphinx head should be the emerald you are
                 looking for.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 36
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: At the foot of a pillar.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: A hiding place in front of a lonely statue.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and hop into the
                 thermal lift.  Float to the top and take the path to the left.
                 Follow the path until you get to the lonely statue.  Go by his
                 feet and turn around to see this emerald hiding under the ledge.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 37
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: The altar with six pillars.
    Hint 2: Near a windy place.
    Hint 3: Go in between six pillars.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium-Hard
    
    Where it is: This emerald piece isnt really that hard, but it takes quite a
                 while to get.  At the beginning of the level, look forward and you
                 should see six pillars forming a circle in front of you, three on
                 the right and three on the left.  Head to either the center left
                 and the center right which should be the shortest of pillars.  The
                 emerald will eventually come around through the center of each.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 38
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Between two stone statues.
    Hint 2: A dark place.
    Hint 3: Are the stone statues facing each other playing catch?
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: Without a doubt the funniest looking emerald to get, it's not
                 very hard to achieve at all.  At the beginning of the level,
                 simply exit the small enclosement you start in and head over to
                 see the 2 statues on the left throwing an emerald back and forth
                 (well...sort of).  Climb up on one of their laps and eventually
                 the emerald will come right to you.  Can you say a little game of
                 Hedgehog in the Middle? (Oy..what a bad joke)
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 39
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Armored carpool.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: A square sandpit, which is blocked by a red pillar.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and hop in to the
                 thermal lift and take the path to your left when you get to the
                 top.  Follow down the path until you fall down one level on to
                 a sand filled platform with 2 enemies.  Look in the far right
                 corner to see the emerald.  Run and pick it up, but beware of the
                 enemies.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 40
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: By a tall pillar.
    Hint 2: The windy hall.
    Hint 3: By the tallest one pillar among six.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, you should see six pillars sitting
                 in front of you.  Three are on the left while three are on the
                 right.  Go to the furthest one on the left side which should be a
                 tall pillar.  Climb it and when you get towards the top you should
                 see an emerald floating off to the side.  Jump at it to pick it up
                 and continue through the game.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 41
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A red gate.
    Hint 2: By a ring.
    Hint 3: In a wooden container by a stone container.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Head to the top and then take the path on the right
                 side.  Head down the path until you get to the sphinx head near
                 the end.  On the left hand side of the path you should see a
                 ledge.  Climb up on to the ledge and break the wooden box above
                 the weight to get the emerald piece.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 42
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: In front of a mountain with red and green stripes.
    Hint 2: Near the strong wind.
    Hint 3: A cliff sticking out under a windmill in the middle of the upper area.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Head to the top and head forward on to the top
                 platform.  On the slope DIRECTLY below that heads up to the
                 platform should be the emerald.  Climb up (or down) to get it.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 43
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Behind a face.
    Hint 2: A dark place.
    Hint 3: A treasure chest behind a rock that you can push.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, exit the enclosement you begin in
                 and turn around.  Climb up on either the right or left side up to
                 the top of the wall.  Once on the top, look for two heads that
                 look like cubes.  Climb over them and break the treasure chest
                 DIRECTLY behind them to find the emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 44
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A storm zone.
    Hint 2: A dark place.
    Hint 3: The lower area where the wind is generated.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, you should see this emerald
                 directly in front of you.  The problem is that it is in the
                 thermal lift.  The key to getting it is running into it instead
                 of gliding into it.  Running will make it much easier than
                 gliding.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 45
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A statue with scary eyes.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: Inside of a statue sealed with a container.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and hop in to the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up to the top and then follow the path on
                 your left.  You should see three enclosements blocked off by
                 wooden boxes.  Glide over to the CLOSEST one and break the wooden
                 boxes in front of it to get this simple enough emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 46
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Where wind is generated.
    Hint 2: Rolling rocks.
    Hint 3: Near an area where the wind is generated upwards.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and hop in to the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up to the top and in the center room, fall
                 down.  On the ground of the upper area, you should see 2 holes,
                 one on each side.  Go to the one on the left side and the emerald
                 should be located in the air between the hole and the thermal
                 lift.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 47
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: On the lap of a wall painting.
    Hint 2: A dark place.
    Hint 3: Follow the arrow between two treasure chests.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, exit the enclosement you start in
                 and walk over to the left wall.  Climb up it and land on the
                 ledge between the bottom and top of the wall.  Walk to the
                 right side of the ledge and climb up the wall until you see a down
                 arrow.  The emerald should be located directly under the down
                 arrow.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 48
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A terrace with two legs.
    Hint 2: Rolling rocks.
    Hint 3: Under the weight that is moving up and down by a wall.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Ride it up to the top and fall on the middle
                 platform with the weight that appears to be crushing the ground.
                 Get in front of the weight and after it falls and begins to rise
                 again, quickly run in, get the emerald, and get out before you are
                 crushed.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 49
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Where the wind blows.
    Hint 2: Down below.
    Hint 3: In a treasure chest at the bottom of a pillar.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, look forward and you should see
                 six pillars.  Head to the center one on the right side and you
                 should see a treasure chest at the base of it on the left side.
                 Break the chest to find this emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 50
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Where the wind blows.
    Hint 2: Dancing rocks.
    Hint 3: Circle around a windy area.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Ride it up to the top and fall in to the center
                 portion of the upper level.  You should see 4 statues, one in
                 each corner with an emerald floating around.  Stand on the feet
                 of one of the statues and this emerald will eventually come to
                 you.  If it doesn't come to you, try a different statue.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 51
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A swirling arrow.
    Hint 2: A dark place.
    Hint 3: In a treasure chest under an arrow in a windy hall.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, exit the enclosement you begin in
                 and turn around.  Climb up the left wall between the enclosement
                 and the statue until you see a ledge.  Fall on to the ledge and
                 break the treasure box on the opposite side of the arrow to find
                 this emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 52
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A pillar without a treasure.
    Hint 2: Near a windy place.
    Hint 3: The tallest one among the six pillars underground.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, look forward and you should see
                 six pillars.  Look for the one with the Chao Box sitting on it.
                 Glide to it and the emerald will be sitting in front of the Chao
                 Box.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 53
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: At the bottom of a swirl tiled pyramid.
    Hint 2: In a bright valley.
    Hint 3: A valley with a lot of square buildings, near the swirl tiles.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and jump in to the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up to the top and follow the path on the
                 left side.  You should see 3 enclosements or statues.  Glide
                 over between the 2nd and 3rd ones to see a pyramid made of
                 swirl tiles on the right side.  Under the pyramid on another swirl
                 tile is the emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 54
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: On the scary eyes in the "Wild Canyon Track".
    Hint 2: A windy hall.
    Hint 3: On the square building.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, exit the enclosement you begin in
                 and turn around.  Climb up the wall on the left between the
                 enclosement and the statue up to the top of the wall.  In the
                 corner you should see a building blocked by 4 wooden boxes.  Climb
                 up to the top of the building to find the emerald sitting on top.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 55
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: At the bottom of a pillar.
    Hint 2: A dark place.
    Hint 3: A hidden place in front of a lonely statue.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and go in to the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up to the top and follow the path on your
                 left side.  Go down until you get to the lonely statue and fall
                 down to his feet.  Look under the ledge in front of him and the
                 emerald should be elevated right under the ledge.  Climb up and
                 grab it.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: 56
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Under the wings of two birds.
    Hint 2: A high place.
    Hint 3: Behind the head of a stone statue.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk forward and go in to the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up to the top and follow the path on your
                 right side.  Go down until you get to the sphinx head.  Glide over
                 behind the head and you should see a treasure chest.  Crack it
                 open to find this emerald.
    
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    7. LOCATIONS (HARD MODE)
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    Hard mode is required for each character to get 5th level emblems.  To unlock
    5th level emblems you'll first need to complete the normal, rings, lost chao,
    and time attack emblems for each level.  If these are not completed you will
    not be able to attempt Hard Mode.  The emeralds are always the same and not
    random in hard mode, so follow them in the order I have to make use of your
    radar.
    
    A. KNUCKLES
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    LEVEL: Wild Canyon
    NUMBER OF EMERALD LOCATIONS: 3
    DIFFICULTY: Medium
    REQUIREMENTS: Shovel Claw, Sunglasses
    
    HOW TO GET TO HARD MODE
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    Complete the following to get to Hard mode for Wild Canyon.
    
    First Mission: Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald
          - To do this, simply complete the level.
    Second Mission: Collect 100 rings!
          - I suggest going more for ring containers instead of rings laying
            around.
    Third Mission: Find the lost Chao!
          - To find the chao, hop into the thermal lift at the beginning of the
            level and go straight forward.  Under the lowest platform should be a
            hidden picture.  Climb the wall and dig into the picture.  Put on your
            sunglasses, find the picture with rings in front of it, go in and get
            the chao to complete this mission.
    Fourth Mission: Collect the Emerald pieces in 2 minutes 0 seconds!
          - Just do this as fast as you can.  It isn't as hard as it may seem if
            you practice.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H1
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: "X" marks the spot.
    Hint 2: Behind something.
    Hint 3: Right below the suspended ceiling in front of a lonely statue.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium-Hard
    
    Where it is: Head forward at the beginning of the level and jump into the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up and head on the left path that leads
                 to the lonely statue.  Look ahead at the high up platform that
                 closely resembles an X.  This was also found for emerald
                 reference number 4 (normal mode) if you have trouble finding it.
                 This time instead of the emerald being in the enemies grasp, it
                 will be located directly UNDER the X.  The reason this is hard to
                 get is because you will frequently bump your head on the bottom
                 of the X and fall while trying to get it.  The camera doesn't
                 help on this either.  The easiest way to grab it is when you are
                 flying at it from a distance.  Fly towards it and grab it to get
                 the first emerald in hard mode.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H2
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A secret room.
    Hint 2: The other side of a wall painting.
    Hint 3: If you dig into a wall painting, there is a new path to...
    Requirements: Sunglasses, Shovel Claw
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: Head forward at the beginning of the level and jump into the
                 thermal lift.  Take it up and head forward under the lowest
                 platform ahead of you.  Look for a picture located DIRECTLY UNDER
                 the lowest platform.  If it isnt there, check the other side.
                 Dig into the picture and put on your sunglasses when you get
                 inside.  Dig into the picture with the 3 rings under it or if you
                 are lazy, it's the middle picture on the left side.  Quickly dig
                 through the picture to find the emerald and a free life.  Dig
                 back through the picture after getting the emerald to be
                 transported back to the starting room.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H3
    Level: Wild Canyon
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: A very windy area.
    Hint 2: You can't use your technique to get it!
    Hint 3: Try wearing your sunglasses on a pillar somewhere.
    Requirements: Sunglasses
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the stage you probably saw this emerald stuck
                 at the bottom of the thermal lift but could never get it.  Look
                 around to see 4 pillars surrounding the lift.  Fly on top of one
                 of them and pop on your sunglasses.  Look for a hidden spring
                 sitting on the edge of one of these 4 pillars.  Find the right
                 one, hit the spring, and complete the level!
    
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    LEVEL: Pumpkin Hill
    NUMBER OF EMERALD LOCATIONS: 3
    DIFFICULTY: Medium
    REQUIREMENTS: Shovel Claw, Sunglasses
    
    HOW TO GET TO HARD MODE
    ------------------------
    Complete the following to get to Hard mode for Pumpkin Hill.
    
    First Mission: Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald
          - To do this, simply complete the level.
    Second Mission: Collect 100 rings!
          - I suggest going more for ring containers instead of rings laying
            around.
    Third Mission: Find the lost Chao!
          - To find the chao, fly over to pumpkin mountain and climb up to the top.
            There should be a shrine there and simply play the mystic melody at
            the shrine to make some platforms.  Jump across to find the lost chao
            and the fourth mission of Pumpkin Hill.
    Fourth Mission: Collect the Emerald pieces in 3 minutes 0 seconds!
          - Just do this as fast as you can.  It isn't as hard as it may seem if
            you practice.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H1
    Level: Pumpkin Hill
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Under the mountain?
    Hint 2: A rusty steel platform above.
    Hint 3: Under the mountain with round tracks.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium-Hard
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk or glide to the platform
                 in front of you and then take the path to the platform on the
                 right.  Take the rocket up and fall to the bottom.  At the bottom
                 you should see a spinning rod with spikes on the end moving up
                 and down slowly.  Right above it is the emerald.  Either glide
                 into it from where you are or climb on to the wall nearby to get
                 this emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H2
    Level: Pumpkin Hill
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Lively cheer from the skulls.
    Hint 2: In the rocky wall.
    Hint 3: A place where the flame crosses.
    Requirements: Shovel Claw
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, turn around and glide to the
                 line of platforms in front of you.  Follow them to the right and
                 you should come to a rocket.  DO NOT take the rocket but glide on
                 to the mountain instead.  Climb it and fall on the lowest ledge.
                 There should be an enemy and 2 fire breathing skulls here.  Watch
                 the flames of the fire breathing skulls and dig directly above
                 where they meet to find this emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H3
    Level: Pumpkin Hill
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: There is a secret in that church!
    Hint 2: Do you have your sunglasses?
    Hint 3: Try wearing your sunglasses at the top of the Church...
    Requirements: Sunglasses
    Difficulty: Medium-Hard
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, walk or glide to the platform in
                 front of you and follow the path leading to the left from there.
                 Take the rocket up to the top of Church Mountain and get those
                 annoying ghosts all around.  Climb up to the very top of the
                 Church and try your best to stand on the small point at the top.
                 Put on your sunglasses and you'll be sprung up by the spring
                 below.  Glide forward when you are at your peak height to get
                 this emerald.
    
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    LEVEL: Aquatic Mine
    NUMBER OF EMERALD LOCATIONS: 3
    DIFFICULTY: Medium
    REQUIREMENTS: Mystic Melody, Air Necklace, Sunglasses
    
    HOW TO GET TO HARD MODE
    ------------------------
    Complete the following to get to Hard mode for Aquatic Mine.
    
    First Mission: Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald
          - To do this, simply complete the level.
    Second Mission: Collect 100 rings!
          - I suggest going more for ring containers instead of rings laying
            around.
    Third Mission: Find the lost Chao!
          - At the beginning of the level, glide forwards and hook on to the center
            lift.  Climb up, jump on to the pulley to take you up to the upper
            room.  Look around and you should see the statue hiding behind a mine
            cart.  Play it and go in to the door it opens.  Go down the path and
            in to the huge water hole at the end.  Go down to the bottom and you
            should be in the room with all the ghosts and the trap but now it will
            be flooded with water.  Look around the ceiling for a path that goes
            up.  Find it and swim up the path and you should reach the lost chao
            at the end!
    Fourth Mission: Collect the Emerald pieces in 3 minutes 30 seconds!
          - Just do this as fast as you can.  It isn't as hard as it may seem if
            you practice.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H1
    Level: Aquatic Mine
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Skull dead end.
    Hint 2: Behind the mysterious door.
    Hint 3: Open the door with that melody.
    Requirements: Mystic Melody, Air Necklace
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: So, do you remember where the lost Chao was in this level?  Good
                 because you'll basically have to go there again.  At the beginning
                 of the level, glide forward and climb up the water powered lift
                 in to the upper room with the water level changer.  Do not change
                 the water level but go over to the shrine in the corner and play
                 the Mystic Melody.  The camera should show you the door that opens
                 on the other side of the room.  Go to the end of that hallway and
                 jump down in to the water.  Swim to the bottom and you should end
                 up in the ghost filled room with the caution side and the red
                 trap.  Look around near the ceiling for a line of coins leading
                 up to a path.  Go up and swim down the narrow path.  The emerald
                 is sitting behind the spiked enemy at the end of the path.  Pass
                 by the enemy carefully on the right side.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H2
    Level: Aquatic Mine
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: The deep end of the ghost tunnel.
    Hint 2: Switch No.1.
    Hint 3: The bottom of the hole to the abyss.
    Requirements: Air Necklace
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: Before you go for this emerald, make sure you set the water level
                 to 1.  To do this, hit the switch behind you at the beginning of
                 the level marked 1.  Once the water is set to 1, swim down in to
                 the water in front of you at the beginning of the level.  Either
                 swim down to the opening on floor 2 or the one in the corner of
                 the bottom opening.  Anyways, swim to the path to the right for
                 either and you should come to a vertical path.  If you took the
                 2nd floor enterance, head down to the first enterance below you.
                 If you took the bottom path, head up to the first enterance above
                 you.  Follow that path which should go uphill with a skull at the
                 beginning.  At the end of the short path should be 3 skulls on the
                 wall in a triangle with another vertical path below them.  Swim
                 down the vertical path all the way to the bottom.  Stay in one of
                 the top corners to avoid all the spiked enemies.  At the bottom
                 should be this emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H3
    Level: Aquatic Mine
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Almost reaching the ceiling.
    Hint 2: "Water-Powered Lift" hall.
    Hint 3: Put them on the pulley.
    Requirements: Sunglasses
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning, look on the right wall to see a windmill like
                 structure near the top of the wall.  Glide over to it and land on
                 the side opposite of the wooden box.  Put on your sunglasses and
                 look forward to see a spring.  Run in to the spring while still
                 wearing your sunglasses to be sprung straight up in to this
                 emerald piece.
    
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    LEVEL: Death Chamber
    NUMBER OF EMERALD LOCATIONS: 3
    DIFFICULTY: Medium-Hard
    REQUIREMENTS: Shovel Claw, Air Necklace, Mystic Melody
    
    HOW TO GET TO HARD MODE
    -----------------------
    Complete the following to get to Hard mode for Death Chamber.
    
    First Mission: Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald
          - To do this, simply complete the level.
    Second Mission: Collect 100 rings!
          - I suggest going more for ring containers instead of rings laying
            around.
    Third Mission: Find the lost Chao!
          - All I can say for this lost Chao is ugh.  I hate this one.  I suggest
            you get the air necklace before attempting this simply because it is
            hard enough to get without the necklace.  Alright, now when you are in
            the level get to the big room with all the pressure things and big
            core, go down in the lower section of this room.  Look for that all
            famous shrine and play the Mystic Melody.  Go down in the big water
            room and look for an hourglass guarded by a ghost.  Go over to it and
            hit it.  Book it across to the other side of the room going in as
            straight of a line as you can to get under the wall right before it
            closes.  Keep going forward through the next room and you should see
            an opening near the ceiling.  Swim up and in to the room of the Chao.
            Climb up on to the overhang above your head.  Hit the switch and
            quickly climb up to the overhang above that.  You should have JUST
            enough time to grab the Chao.
    Fourth Mission: Collect the keys in 5 minutes 0 seconds!
          - Just do this as fast as you can.  It isn't as hard as it may seem if
            you practice.
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    Emerald Reference Number: H1
    Level: Death Chamber
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Invisible ground.
    Hint 2: The room with no enterance.
    Hint 3: Dig in the center of the room using the hourglass.
    Requirements: Shovel Claw
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, hit the hourglass and head down the
                 path to your left.  Keep going down this path until you get to a
                 metal type room with 2 hint screens and a spiky enemy that will
                 hurt you if you dont watch out.  In this room is also a painting
                 on the wall you can dig through.  Dig through the oval part on to
                 the other side.  Once in the other side, destroy the 2 enemies
                 shooting at you and look around.  You should see 3 enclosements
                 blocked over by metal crates.  One should look like a sliding
                 platform should come out of the base because, well, a sliding
                 platform DOES come out of the base.  Anyways, hit the hourglass
                 and this platform should pop out allowing you enough time to
                 destroy the metal boxes and get in to the enclosement.  Inside
                 you should see yet another hourglass.  Bump this hourglass and
                 real quick run to the center of the room and dig through the floor
                 before the door closes to get this key.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H2
    Level: Death Chamber
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: There is a black cockroach on the table.
    Hint 2: Underwater.
    Hint 3: In a secret underwater room in a hole in the Pyramid Core floor.
    Requirements: Air Necklace, Mystic Melody
    Difficulty: Hard
    
    Where it is: I sure do hate this key!  Remember where the lost chao was? You'll
                 be going back there for the rest of your stay in this level.  At
    	     the beginning of the level, hit the hourglass and run forwards
    	     through the door in front of you.  Go through the long hallway
    	     until you get to the room with 2 robots.  Either carefully ignore
    	     them and run through or you can attack them for some points.  Hit
    	     the hourglass at the top part of this room and quickly break the
    	     metal crates in front of you and climb up the wall before the door
    	     closes at the top.  Once through there you should be in a big room
    	     with lots of metal things and what looks like the core of the
    	     Pyramid Base.  Fall down to the bottom section of this level and
    	     run around until you spot the shrine to play your mystic melody
    	     at. Play it and fall down in to the newly opened area to be in a
    	     big underwater room.  Swim around until you find an hourglass
    	     guarded by a small ghost.  Ignore the ghost and hit the hourglass.
    	     Now as fast as you can and in as straight of a line as you can,
    	     swim to the door on the opposite side of the room.  You should
    	     just barely make it through before it closes.  Now, being quick
    	     yet again, hit the hourglass below you in the new room and swim
    	     through avoiding the lasers the robot is shooting at you.  Once
    	     through, head through the room of ghosts.  There shouldnt be any
    	     real threat in this room.  Swim in to the final room where the key
    	     is and once again avoid fire and keep swimming forward.  The key
                 is behind the chest type structure in the back of the room.
                 Watch out when you are getting it though because it is guarded by
                 a spiked enemy!
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H3
    Level: Death Chamber
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Double sliding floor.
    Hint 2: Inverted underwater room.
    Hint 3: The hourglass to open the sliding floor is in the upper room.
    Requirements: Air Necklace, Mystic Melody
    Difficulty: Hard
    
    Where it is: **IF YOU JUST GOT THE 2ND KEY AND ARE STILL IN THE UNDERWATER ROOM
                   STAY THERE AND IGNORE THIS FIRST PART OF THE LOCATION!**
                 Remember where the lost chao was? You'll be going back there for
    	     the rest of your stay in this level.  At the beginning of the
    	     level, hit the hourglass and run forwards through the door in
    	     front of you.  Go through the long hallway until you get to the
    	     room with 2 robots.  Either carefully ignore them and run through
    	     or you can attack them for some points.  Hit the hourglass at the
    	     top part of this room and quickly break the metal crates in front
    	     of you and climb up the wall before the door closes at the top.
    	     Once through there you should be in a big room with lots of metal
    	     things and what looks like the core of the Pyramid Base.  Fall
    	     down to the bottom section of this level and run around until you
    	     spot the shrine to play your mystic melody at. Play it and fall
    	     down in to the newly opened area to be in a big underwater room.
    	     Swim around until you find an hourglass guarded by a small ghost.
    	     Ignore the ghost and hit the hourglass. Now as fast as you can and
    	     in as straight of a line as you can, swim to the door on the
    	     opposite side of the room.  You should just barely make it through
    	     before it closes.  Now, being quick yet again, hit the hourglass
    	     below you in the new room and swim through avoiding the lasers the
    	     robot is shooting at you.  Once through, head through the room of
    	     ghosts.  There shouldnt be any real threat in this room.  Swim in
    	     to the final room.
                 **ALRIGHT, PEOPLE IN THE ROOM CAN COME BACK NOW!**
                 Once in the final room, look around the ceiling and swim up in to
                 a hole.  This hole will be where you found the lost chao!  Anyways
                 go up and your first task will be to turn off the trap that closes
                 you in.  To do that, swim in to the room and climb up the wall
                 above the trap.  Once at the very very top of the wall, climb
                 around to the other side of the small, highest alcove to find the
                 switch.  Hit it and you will have disabled the trap.  Now, fall
                 back down to where you entered the room and look forward.  You
                 should see a hourglass inside of a small alcove on the lowest
                 ledge above.  Climb up and hit the hourglass and QUICKLY swim down
                 in to the final room of the underwater passage and near the bottom
                 of the room near where you entered it should be two doors slowly
                 closing right above the floor.  Swim in and grab the key before
                 they close.
    
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    LEVEL: Meteor Herd
    NUMBER OF EMERALD LOCATIONS: 3
    DIFFICULTY: Medium
    REQUIREMENTS: Sunglasses
    
    HOW TO GET TO HARD MODE
    ------------------------
    Complete the following to get to Hard mode for Meteor Herd.
    
    First Mission: Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald
          - To do this, simply complete the level.
    Second Mission: Collect 100 rings!
          - I suggest going more for ring containers instead of rings laying
            around.
    Third Mission: Find the lost Chao!
          - This Chao isn't too bad for finding.  Use the rockets and springs to
            get up to the top of the level.  Once you are at the very top, look for
            the ledge with the shrine on it.  Play the mystic melody to open a
            warp.  Jump in the warp and you should fall down the inside of a
            building to another shrine.  Play the mystic melody once again and
            fall down another building to find the lost Chao sitting right in front
            of you.
    Fourth Mission: Collect the Emerald pieces in 4 minutes 30 seconds!
          - Just do this as fast as you can.  It isn't as hard as it may seem if
            you practice.
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    Emerald Reference Number: H1
    Level: Meteor Herd
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Use a meteorite that flies when you hit it!
    Hint 2: Pyramid-shaped base.
    Hint 3: Try throwing a meteorite at the blinking door near the moon symbol.
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, glide forward on to the circular
                 platform in front.  Look to the right and you should see a
                 meteorite sitting there.  Gently hit it forwards and you should
                 see 2 doors ahead of you.  Slam the meteorite in to the first
                 door and the emerald will be sitting inside.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H2
    Level: Meteor Herd
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Sunglasses.
    Hint 2: The top of the steel beam.
    Hint 3: Try getting to the suspended spring!
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: Look forward near the beginning of the level you should see a
                 large structure you can climb.  It's the same structure where you
                 fought Rouge/Knuckles in earlier battles.  It's the structure
                 of beams in the very center of the stage.  Glide over to it and
                 climb up to the top.  Stand on the corner and look around on the
                 other 3 corners.  Find the one with the spring and take it up.
                 Glide at your peak on to the highest platform you can glide to.
                 This platform should have a spring and 3 boxes and a long ledge.
                 Head over to the long ledge and inch over on it.  It has a free
                 life on it so you know you are on the right ledge.  Put on your
                 sunglasses and run to the spring at the end to be sprung up in to
                 the air.  At the peak of your spring, glide to be at the perfect
                 height to get this emerald piece.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H3
    Level: Meteor Herd
    Character: Knuckles
    Hint 1: Wear sunglasses on the moon.
    Hint 2: The inverted blue tower.
    Hint 3: Beyond the rings that you see using sunglasses on the moon.
    Requirements: Sunglasses
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is:  Alright, if you know how to get to the very top of the level do
                  it.  If not, here is a path to get there.  First, glide forward
                  to the structure with lots of bars. Its the same structure as
                  where you fought Rouge/Knuckles.  Anyways, climb up to the top
                  and stand on one of the corners at the top.  You should see 3
                  other corners and one should have a spring.  Hit the one with
                  the spring to fly up to another platform.  This platform should
                  have 3 boxes, a ledge, and a free life.  It's the same one
                  as where you found the second emerald. Take the spring up and
                  glide over to the blue type structures.  Fly over to the side of
                  the deep platform and climb up on top.  There should be a rocket
                  that will take you up to the ARK ship!  Just what you need!
                  Either cling on to the wall and climb around or land on the
                  platform and glide.  Either way, glide around the bottom
    	      platforms until you find the one with the flying type enemy.
                  Stand on here and put on your sunglasses to find another spring.
                  Walk over to it and glide at the peak to find this emerald
                  piece!
    
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    B. ROUGE
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    LEVEL: Dry Lagoon
    NUMBER OF EMERALD LOCATIONS: 3
    DIFFICULTY: Medium
    REQUIREMENTS: Pick Nails, Treasure Scope
    
    HOW TO GET HARD MODE
    --------------------
    Complete the following to get to Hard mode for Dry Lagoon.
    
    First Mission: Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald
          - To do this, simply complete the level.
    Second Mission: Collect 100 rings!
          - I suggest going more for ring containers instead of rings laying
            around.
    Third Mission: Find the lost Chao!
          - At the beginning of the level, exit the enclosement you begin in and
            turn around.  Climb up the wall on the left side of what you just
            exited up to the top platform.  Look for some metal crates and break
            them open to reveal a hidden picture.  Dig through to the other side,
            play the mystic melody, jump in to the warp, and you'll find the chao!
    Fourth Mission: Collect the Emerald pieces in 3 minutes 30 seconds!
          - Just do this as fast as you can.  It isn't as hard as it may seem if
            you practice.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H1
    Level: Dry Lagoon
    Character: Rouge
    Hint 1: The highest Emerald.
    Hint 2: Above the small oasis.
    Hint 3: Try breaking the wooden container on the ledge in front of GUN's
            storage.
    Requirements: Pick Nails
    Difficulty: Medium-Hard
    
    Where it is: Probably the hardest emerald in hard mode for Dry Lagoon, this
                 piece requires some luck and some skill.  At the beginning of the
                 level, crawl out of the enclosement you start in and climb up the
                 wall to the immediate left between the statue and the enclosement
                 you just came out of.  Crawl up past the first ledge and up to the
                 middle ledge near the top of the wall.  You should see 4
    	     unbreakable metal containers with a wooden one in the middle.
                 Break open the container to uncover a hidden spring.  Hit the
                 spring and you should see the emerald nearby above.  Glide at the
                 VERY TOP of your spring jump to get this emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H2
    Level: Dry Lagoon
    Character: Rouge
    Hint 1: Dig for the Emerald to get it.
    Hint 2: In the sky above the small oasis.
    Hint 3: Dig a hole in front of the Emerald by the huge wall painting.
    Requirements: Pick Nails
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, look to your right and you should
                 see a large wall painting or wall mural that pictures an echidna.
                 Glide over and climb up the wall to the ledge with the painting.
                 Crawl up the painting over the echidna and look for a small
                 hidden emerald picture near the top right corner.  Once you find
                 it, dig in and you'll hit a hidden spring that'll shoot you right
                 over to the emerald floating in the air.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H3
    Level: Dry Lagoon
    Character: Rouge
    Hint 1: Bottomless pit.
    Hint 2: Big oasis.
    Hint 3: Put it on underwater.
    Requirements: Treasure Scope
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, look to the right and you should
                 see two enemies on each side of a turtle shell.  Defeat the two
                 enemies and the turtle will slowly crawl into the water.  Once it
                 is in the water, hop on and press the A button to go to the other
                 oasis.  At this oasis, hop onto land nearby and put on your
                 treasure scope.  Fall into the water and sink to the bottom while
                 making sure you dont jump.  You should see a bottomless pit at the
                 bottom with the emerald floating in the middle.  Without jumping,
                 float up to the ground above and there should be a hidden spring
                 aiming downwards.  Hit it and it should propell you straight into
                 the emerald and complete hard mode with Rouge in Dry Lagoon.
    
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    LEVEL: Egg Quarters
    NUMBER OF EMERALD LOCATIONS: 3
    DIFFICULTY: Medium-Hard
    REQUIREMENTS: Treasure Scope
    
    HOW TO GET HARD MODE
    --------------------
    Complete the following to get to Hard mode for Egg Quarters.
    
    First Mission: Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald
          - To do this, simply complete the level.
    Second Mission: Collect 100 rings!
          - I suggest going more for ring containers instead of rings laying
            around.
    Third Mission: Find the lost Chao!
          - To find this lost chao, go to the room with the 8 snakes and the
            shrine in the middle of all of them.  Play the mystic melody to create
            a warp and hop in.  In this room, find the wall to dig through and once
            through smash the boxes on the floor to find a switch.  Hit the switch,
            glide back to the wall, dig through, and find this chao in the room.
    Fourth Mission: Collect the keys in 3 minutes 0 seconds!
          - Just do this as fast as you can.  It isn't as hard as it may seem if
            you practice.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H1
    Level: Egg Quarters
    Character: Rouge
    Hint 1: A cage you can't open.
    Hint 2: Machine's path.
    Hint 3: Try breaking the cage with something...
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: There are actually 2 ways to do this, even though one is real
                 tough.  For both ways, begin by hitting the hourglass in front of
                 you and running forward.  Duck in the shadow quickly at the end
                 of the hallway to avoid the bug and then jump up the stairs.  Once
                 at the top, you should come to a small hallway where you will see
                 the key trapped in a box with a monkey throwing huge bombs down.
                 You could try to be a tough guy and let the big monkey throw bombs
                 and EVENTUALLY one would get close enough to open the box, or you
                 could do it the easy way.  The easy way requires you to go in the
                 next room and take the path on the left side.  You should see a
                 monkey trapped in a crate.  Use the rocket to break open the crate
                 and pick up one of the bombs the monkey throws.  Run back to the
                 cage and throw the bomb at it to find this key.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H2
    Level: Egg Quarters
    Character: Rouge
    Hint 1: The tail of the scorpion.
    Hint 2: 8 big snakes.
    Hint 3: Rescue the scorpion from the cage!
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, head to the path on the right side.
                 Keep following it until you get to a large room with a shrine and
                 8 snake statues.  You should see a scorpion type painting on the
                 wall blocked by crates.  Break any crates you can and climb up the
                 pedestals located around the room.  Being very careful, find the
                 one with the monkey that actually throws bombs and pick up one of
                 his bombs.  Take it over to the crates and set/throw it next to it
                 to break the crates.  Dig in to the tail of the scorpion on the
                 left side of the painting to find this key.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H3
    Level: Egg Quarters
    Character: Rouge
    Hint 1: A small room with feathers.
    Hint 2: Bug's path.
    Hint 3: Find the secret in the Egg Snake Chamber.
    Requirements: Treasure Scope
    Difficulty: Medium-Hard
    
    Where it is: I apologize for the sleek explanation.  Once I go in the game and
                 play some more, I hope to give a good walkthrough for this one.
                 Anyways, find the Egg Snake Chamber as best you can.  It's one of
                 the rooms that looks like the one you start in.  Once you are
                 there, go in to the adjacent hallway to find a bomb-throwing
                 monkey up near the ceiling.  Put on your sunglasses and then pick
                 up one of the bombs quickly.  Take it back into the Egg Snake
                 Chamber to see a spring on the elevated slightly on the stairs
                 and ledge.  Simply walk in to it and you will go up in to a small
                 crevice.  In this crevice, you will see a crate holding the key.
                 Blow it up and pick up the final key!
    
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    LEVEL: Security Hall
    NUMBER OF EMERALD LOCATIONS: 3
    DIFFICULTY: Medium
    REQUIREMENTS: Treasure Scope
    
    HOW TO GET HARD MODE
    --------------------
    Complete the following to get to Hard mode for Security Hall.
    
    First Mission: Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald
          - To do this, simply complete the level.
    Second Mission: Collect 100 rings!
          - I suggest going more for ring containers instead of rings laying
            around.
    Third Mission: Find the lost Chao!
          - COMING SOON
    Fourth Mission: Collect the Emerald pieces in 3 minutes 30 seconds!
          - Just do this as fast as you can.  It isn't as hard as it may seem if
            you practice.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H1
    Level: Security Hall
    Character: Rouge
    Hint 1: Dancing wind.
    Hint 2: "C" block.
    Hint 3: Drive into the wind.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, turn to the right and fly over to
                 the wall.  Destroy all nearby enemies and go to the wind shafts
                 that make you float.  Look in the corner and you should see the
                 emerald.  Do a drill drive down in to the corner to get this
                 rather easy emerald.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H2
    Level: Security Hall
    Character: Rouge
    Hint 1: A place which is prtected by lasers.
    Hint 2: Protect "Yellow".
    Hint 3: Screw Kick the middle of the four tiles.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium-Hard
    
    Where it is: At the beginning of the level, climb on to the left wall straight
                 in front of you and head up.  You should see an opening guarded
                 by lasers with a ledge right over it.  Hop on to the ledge and
                 take the crane up in to the room.  You should see straight in
                 front of you a room WELL PROTECTED by lasers with the emerald in
                 the center.  Being careful, make your way through the lasers and
                 fly in to the emerald without dying.  Use your rings wisely!
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H3
    Level: Security Hall
    Character: Rouge
    Hint 1: No one can open that safe!
    Hint 2: "B" block.
    Hint 3: There should be a way to disarm the trap...
    Requirements: Treasure Scope
    Difficulty: Medium-Hard
    
    Where it is: First, you'll need to switch off the lock for the red safes.
                 Climb on the wall in front of you on the left side up to a ledge
                 with a crane lift near the top.  Take it up to the top and follow
                 the path to the left.  Avoid the lasers and hit the switch on the
                 FAR left on the floor.  Go back in to the main room with the safes
                 and fly around the ceiling to find a switch high up.  Stand on the
                 platform directly under the switch and put on your Treasure Scope
                 to find a spring.  Take the spring up and hit the switch.  Fall
                 down to the bottom floor and find the safe in the red section of
                 "B" block with a trap floating above it.  Dig in the center of the
                 safe to find this emerald.
    
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    LEVEL: Mad Space
    NUMBER OF EMERALD LOCATIONS: 3
    DIFFICULTY: Medium-Hard
    REQUIREMENTS: Pick Nails
    
    HOW TO GET HARD MODE
    --------------------
    Complete the following to get to Hard mode for Mad Space.
    
    First Mission: Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald
          - To do this, simply complete the level.
    Second Mission: Collect 100 rings!
          - I suggest going more for ring containers instead of rings laying
            around.
    Third Mission: Find the lost Chao!
          - COMING SOON
    Fourth Mission: Collect the Emerald pieces in 4 minutes 30 seconds!
          - Just do this as fast as you can.  It isn't as hard as it may seem if
            you practice.
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H1
    Level: Mad Space
    Character: Rouge
    Hint 1: The bottom of the meteorite.
    Hint 2: On the ground.
    Hint 3: It's not right below the round meteorite.
    Requirements: Pick Nails
    Difficulty: Medium-Hard
    
    Where it is: COMING SOON
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H2
    Level: Mad Space
    Character: Rouge
    Hint 1: The platform is the out of control area.
    Hint 2: The biggest meteorite.
    Hint 3: It's not the only floating platform right below the round meteorite.
    Requirements: None
    Difficulty: Medium-Hard
    
    Where it is: COMING SOON
    
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    Emerald Reference Number: H3
    Level: Mad Space
    Character: Rouge
    Hint 1: Quick Screw Kick
    Hint 2: The lowest place.
    Hint 3: Don't use that technique above a star on a platform with spinning
            traps!
    Requirements: None (Some knowledge on how to do the Screw Kick move..)
    Difficulty: Hard
    
    Where it is: COMING SOON
    
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    8. EMERALD LOCATION MATH
    --------------------------
    Here I'll keep a current total of emerald locations through the game.  This
    may never be complete, but I'll get it as good as I can.
    
    Wild Canyon      56      Dry Lagoon        0       Knuckles Total      71
    Pumpkin Hill      0      Egg Quarters      0       Rouge Total         12
    Aquatic Mine      0      Security Hall     0                          ----
    Death Chamber     0      Mad Space         0       Game Total          83
    Meteor Herd       0      Hard Mode        12
    Hard Mode        15
                    ----                     ----
    Knuckles Total:  71      Rouge Total:     12
    
    
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    9. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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    Q: In Security Hall with Rouge, why can't I get into any of the safes?
    A: You need to switch off the locks first.  You can only have one section
       unlocked at a time.  If the safe is unlocked, make sure you dig where the
       flashing section is to get in.
    
    Submit your questions to <brak2000@hotmail.com>
    
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    10. CONTRIBUTORS/THANKS
    -------------------------
    Once again, thanks to Sega and Sonic Team for such a great game!
    
    Thanks to Serg D. a bunch for helping me with the Dry Lagoon hard mode emerald
    locations!
    
    Also, thanks to isv666 who has already helped me before this FAQ was posted.
    
    
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