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    Sonic Adventure 2
    Strategy Guide
    Version 1.0
    8/10/01
    Author: DreThug
    E-Mail: DreThug@hotmail.com
    
    Sections:
    1: Introduction
    2: Prologue
    3: Spoiler Warning
    4: Update History
    5: Basic Controls
    6: Characters
    7: Basic Gameplay
    8: Items
    9: Upgrades
    10: Hero Adventure Walkthrough
    11: Stage Select (All the Other Missions)
    12: Before You E-mail Me
    13: Legal Information
    
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    1: Introduction
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    Sonic Adventure 2 is probably the best Sonic game to ever hit the market.  
    When it first came out, I wasn't really looking forward to it.  Now that 
    it's been out, I can't stop playing the game.  Sonic Adventure 2 brings back 
    the memories of Mario 64.  What I'm trying to say is that I've spent nights 
    trying to get special ranks and uncovering all the secrets in the game.  I 
    usually never write strategy guides for games like this because they are way 
    too time consuming, but I figured that I would make one for Sonic Adventure 
    2 for two reasons.  Reason one is that I love this game and I wanted to help 
    out all the people who needed help with this game.  The other reason is when 
    Gamecube comes out, I'm going to make a guide for Luigi Mansion so I thought 
    that this would be a great start to start practicing writing guides for this 
    kind of genre.  This guide is probably the most indepth guide on the net 
    that you can find for Sonic Adventure 2.  If you take my guide with you 
    while playing the game, you'll be so bored because I talked about everything 
    in each level.  You're probably going to think I'm crazy after reading my 
    walkthrough because it tells you exactly where to go and exactly what you 
    will see while you're passing through the level.  How long did this guide 
    take you a lot of people will ask.  A long long time is my response.  So sit 
    back, grab something to drink, and start reading this guide for Sonic 
    Adventure 2.  Oh yeah, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions 
    please throw them my way at: DreThug@hotmail.com.  I would love to know what 
    you guys think of this guide.
    
    
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    2: Prologue
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    It was just another ordinary day...until Sonic, hero of justice, is accosted 
    by a secret military force code-named G.U.N.
    
    Escaping the confines of a high-security helicopter, Sonic leaps down into 
    the city streets in an effort to flee from his captors.  Suddenly, a 
    mysterious black hedgehog appears in front of him, grasping a Chaos Emerald 
    in his hands.  Meanwhile, across the globe, unexplained incidents occur 
    following the declaration of world conquest by Eggman himself.
    
    One aware of the connection between Shadow and Dr. Eggman, Sonic begins his 
    quest to stop their evil plan, helped along the way by his old friends: 
    Tails and Knuckles.
    
    While searching for a top secret weapon known only-as "Shadow," the evil 
    genius, Dr. Eggman, penetrates the security of a high-level military base.  
    Deep inside the compound, Dr. Eggman discovers that the weapon is actually a 
    black hedgehoh claiming himself as the "ultimate life form," a creature 
    known as "Shadow."
    
    Shadow invites Dr. Eggman to Space Colony ARK and reveals the Eclipse Cannon 
    - an enormous weapon capable of destroying the world, nore than enough to to 
    entice the evil genius to help out Shadow in his quest to conquer the world.
    
    Just as they begin to revel in their plan for destruction, the villians are 
    startled by a menacing bat name Rouge who offers her help as well.
    
    Thus, the plot to conquer the world begins...
    
    
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    3: Spoiler Warning
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    If you don't want the game ruined you shouldn't read this strategy guide.  
    This guide has the whole story in it and tells you exactly what happens in 
    every level.  If you want to play through the game by yourself, then I 
    suggest that if you get stuck you should just consult that section of the 
    walkthrough.  If you skim down any farther you will get in to other things 
    like cutscenes and bosses.  I figure I should make this warning for all the 
    people who don't want the game ruined for them.  But then again, if you use 
    a guide while playing a game then you are cheating already so the game is 
    basically ruined because you didn't complete it by yourself.  Alright, 
    enough with this.
    
    
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    4: Update History
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    August 10th 2001 (version 0.1) - Basic version of the guide, I wanted 
    something up.  Expect more in the next few days.
    
    
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    5: Basic Controls
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    Here are the basic controls of the game.  If you want more indepth controls 
    look at the Character Profiles.
    
    During The Game
    Analog.......................Move a character
    D-Pad........................N/A
    Start Button.................Pause the Game
    A Button.....................Jump
    B Button.....................Action
    X Button.....................Action
    Y Button.....................Switch Action Window
    L............................Rotate Camera
    R............................Rotate Camera
    
    
    Menu Controls
    Analog.......................Move cursor
    D-Pad........................Move cursor
    Start Button.................N/A
    A Button.....................Enter Selection
    B Button.....................Cancel Return to Previous Screen
    X Button.....................Cancel Return to Previous Screen
    Y Button.....................N/A
    L............................N/A
    R............................N/A
    
    
    Action Button
    The B button (also X Button) is called an Action Button.  Its function 
    changes automatically according to the situation around the player, and will 
    be displayed in the Action Window at the top right.  For example, you can 
    call small animals hiding in the Action Stages by whistling, or squeeze 
    through narrow gaps by somersaulting.  Also, when you have more than one 
    choice of actions you can take for specific situation, press Y to cycle 
    through the choices.
    
    
    Jump Pack
    Sonic Adventure 2 is compatible for use with the Jump Pack.  Insert the Jump 
    Pack into Expansion Socket 2 of the Dreamcast Controller.
    
    
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    6: Characters
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    Here are all the characters in the game with descriptions of each of their 
    actions and a brief description of each character.
    
    
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    Sonic The Hedgehog
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    The fastest hedgehog on earth has a little competition.  Mistaken for an 
    escapee, Sonic is being chased by a secret military organization.  He'll 
    have to catch up with the mysterious black hedgehog in order to thwart Dr. 
    Eggman's latest plan to conquer the world.
    
    
    Actions Common To Sonic:
    
    Sommersault (B)
    You can break wooden containers or squeeze through very low or narrow gaps.
    
    Homing Attack (A while airbone)
    You can attack the enemy nearby.  You can even attack series of enemies 
    continuously.
    
    Spin Dash (Hold B then release)
    You can build up your momentum and start rolling at supersonic speed.
    
    Grinding (jump onto the rail)
    You can jump on the rail and grind.  While grinding, you can jump (A) or 
    crouch to accelerate (B).  Use the left and right angles on the analog to 
    balace yourself.
    
    Light Dash (B near the ring)
    Stand next to the rings and an action window will be displayed.  Press (B) 
    to run at high speed toward the rings.  You must obtain a specific power-up 
    item in order to be able to preform this action.
    
    
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    Shadow
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    The black hedgehog that resembles Sonic.  Shadow is the ultimate life form 
    created by Professor Gerald.  Shadow has a special ability called "Chaos 
    Control," which allows him to warp time and space using Chaos Emeralds.  
    After telling Dr. Eggman abot the existence of the Eclipse Cannon, Shadow 
    encourages Dr. Eggman to join up and help conquer the world.
    
    
    Actions Common To Shadow:
    
    Sommersault (B)
    You can break wooden containers or squeeze through very low or narrow gaps.
    
    Homing Attack (A while airbone)
    You can attack the enemy nearby.  You can even attack series of enemies 
    continuously.
    
    Spin Dash (Hold B then release)
    You can build up your momentum and start rolling at supersonic speed.
    
    Grinding (jump onto the rail)
    You can jump on the rail and grind.  While grinding, you can jump (A) or 
    crouch to accelerate (B).  Use the left and right angles on the analog to 
    balace yourself.
    
    Light Dash (B near the ring)
    Stand next to the rings and an action window will be displayed.  Press (B) 
    to run at high speed toward the rings.  You must obtain a specific power-up 
    item in order to be able to preform this action.
    
    
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    Miles "Tails" Prower
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    This fox boy with two tails can create mechanical inventions that rival 
    those made by Dr. Eggman.  This time, Tails pilots his latest walker, 
    "Cyclone."  He will support Sonic completely with his mechanical abilities.
    
    
    Actions Common To Tails:
    
    Volkan Cannon (B)
    You can destroy wooden containers.
    
    Propeller Punch (B near the enemy)
    You can use this weapon only when an enemy is in front of you.  Utilize this 
    in 2P versus play to blow your opponent away.
    
    Lock-on (Hold B)
    Hold B to display a sight laser.  Then use the Analog Thumb Pad to lock onto 
    the enemy.  You can even lock onto multiple enemies.
    
    Lock-on Missle (Release B)
    While the targets are locked on, release to fire missiles.  Destroy multiple 
    enemies for even more points.
    
    Hovering (Hold A)
    You can hover yourself to land slowly or jump to the distant ground.  You 
    must obtain a specific level up item in order to be able to preform this.
    
    
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    Dr. Eggman
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    Alo known as Dr. Robotnik, Dr. Eggman is a self proclaimed genius.  He is an 
    evil scientist with an IQ of 300.  A renowened authority on robotonics, 
    Eggman joins forces with Shadow and Rouge in a plot to conquer the world.  
    Once he has collected all the Chaos Emeralds, he
    plans to take caere of his lifelong rival, Sonic, once and for all.
    
    
    Actions Common To Dr. Eggman:
    
    Volkan Cannon (B)
    You can destroy wooden containers.
    
    Punch (B near the enemy)
    You can use this weapon only when an enemy is in front of you.  Utilize this 
    in 2P versus play to blow your opponent away.
    
    Lock-on (Hold B)
    Hold B to display a sight laser.  Then use the Analog Thumb Pad to lock onto 
    the enemy.  You can even lock onto multiple enemies.
    
    Lock-on Missle (Release B)
    While the targets are locked on, release to fire missiles.  Destroy multiple 
    enemies for even more points.
    
    Hovering (Hold A)
    You can hover yourself to land slowly or jump to the distant ground.  You 
    must obtain a specific level up item in order to be able to preform this.
    
    
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    Knuckles The Echidna
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    The guardian of the Master Emerald, Knuckles takses his residence on the 
    floating Angel Island.  He is known as a treasure hunter, but is a skilled 
    martial artists as weel.  Ever since the Master Emerald was shattered, 
    Knuckles has made it his mission to collect each and every shattered piece.
    
    
    Actions Common To Knuckles:
    
    Punch (B)
    You can break wooden box of defeat the enemy in front of you.
    
    Glide (Hold A while airborne)
    You can glide yourself to land slowly or to travel to the ground in the 
    distance.
    
    Climb Wall
    While gliding, bump into the wall to stick onto it.  In this position, use 
    the Analog Thumb Pad to move around.
    
    Swim (B to dive, A to go up)
    You can swim underwater.  Don't forget to come up to the surface, as you 
    cannot breathe underwater.
    
    Dig (Jump, then B)
    You can dig the ground to uncover hidden items.  While sticking to a wall, 
    you can dig the wall by simply pressing B.  You must obtain a specific 
    power-up item in order to beable to preform this action.
    
    
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    Rouge
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    As a hunter who devotes her life to the pursuit of jewels, Rouge is 
    determined to make herself rich.  She is passionate about her work, and once 
    she's set her sights on a new treasure, she stops at nothing until she gets 
    it.  In order to collect the many pieces of the Master Emerald, she offers 
    to help Shadow and Dr. Eggman - but her true identity remains a mystery to 
    them both.
    
    
    Actions Common To Rouge
    
    Kick (B)
    You can break wooden box of defeat the enemy in front of you.
    
    Glide (Hold A while airborne)
    You can glide yourself to land slowly or to travel to the ground in the 
    distance.
    
    Climb Wall
    While gliding, bump into the wall to stick onto it.  In this position, use 
    the Analog Thumb Pad to move around.
    
    Swim (B to dive, A to go up)
    You can swim underwater.  Don't forget to come up to the surface, as you 
    cannot breathe underwater.
    
    Dig (Jump, then B)
    You can dig the ground to uncover hidden items.  While sticking to a wall, 
    you can dig the wall by simply pressing B.  You must obtain a specific 
    power-up item in order to beable to preform this action.
    
    
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    Amy Rose
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    A cheerful girl full of passion who loves to chase after Sonic wherever he 
    goes.  Learning that Sonic was arrested by the military troops, she comes to 
    Prison Island alone.  She has a strong sense of intuition and a pure heart.
    
    
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    Maria Robotnik
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    A beautiful and mysterious girl that exists inthe memory of Shadow, Maria is 
    the granddaughter of Professor Gerald and a cousin of Dr. Eggman.
    
    
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    Professor Gerald Robotnik
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    A brillaint scientist and Dr. Eggman's grandfather.  Noted as one of the 
    most brillant minds of all time, Professor Gerald designed the world's first 
    space colony "ARK."  He was also involved in the ultimate life form: 
    "Project Shadow."  He later disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
    
    
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    7: Basic Gameplay
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    Before starting reading the walkthrough you should know the basics of Sonic 
    Adventure 2.  Here I go over all of the basics in the game.
    
    When you start the game up you'll have your chocie of the Hero Adventure or 
    the Dark Adventure.  At the start of the game, there is only two adventures 
    that you can play.  Choose the Hero Adventure.  The flow of the game goes as 
    Stage Introduction - Action Stage - Chao World - Next Stage.  If you get the 
    key to Chao World then you get to go to Chao World.  If not, then you just 
    proceed onto the next stage.
    
    Rings
    Within the game field, there are several rings.  Excluding Tails and Dr. 
    Eggman, all the other characters can survive damage inflicted by enemies 
    only so long as they are carrying at least one ring.  When attacked, these 
    characters will lose all the rings they were carrying.  If a character is 
    attacked while carring no rigns, they will lose a life.  If the character is 
    skilled enough to collect 100 rings, they will receive an extra life.  For 
    Tails and Dr. Eggman, collecting rings will recover lost HP little by 
    little.
    
    Point Markers
    On High-Speed Action and Lock-on Shooting Stages, there are several point 
    markers place throughout the level that you can use to save your character's 
    time and position within the course.  If your character loses a life, the 
    next life will start from the location of the last point marker touched with 
    the time that was logged when the marker was originally touched.  If you 
    have a certain amount of rings when touching the point marker, you will 
    receive a bonus item.
    More Than 90 Rings.........Shield
    More Than 80 Rings.........Speed Up
    More Than 60 Rings.........20 Rings
    More Than 40 Rings.........10 Rings
    More Than 20 Rings.........5 Rings
    
    Battling The Bosses
    After clearing some stages, a "Boss" will apeear.  The life gauge of the 
    boss will appear at the top right.  Find its weaknesses and attack the boss 
    to deplete its life gauge.  If you deplete its life gauge completely, you 
    will win the battle.
    
    Pause Screen
    Press the Start Button while the game is being played to pause the game and 
    bring up a Pause Menu.  On hunting stages (Knuckles and Rouge), the hints 
    you have obtained will be displayed as weel.  Use L/R to cycle through 
    hints, or press and hold both to stop cycling the hints.
    Continue = Resume Gameplay
    Restart  = Start over from the beginning of the stage
    Exit     = Quit game
    
    Chao Containers
    Among the containers that appear on each stage, there are three light blue 
    containers called Chao containers.  The first Chao container contains a Chao 
    key, which is a key to the Chao garden.  The second contains small animals.  
    What is inside the third one?  You'll just have to find out for yourself.
    
    Technique Points
    Technique points are awarded in different ways for each type of stage.  For 
    Sonic and Shadow, you can earn them by preforming tricks from the 
    jump-boards or continuous Homing Attacks.  For Tails and Dr. Eggman, 
    defeating more enemies on one Lock-on will earn technique points.  For 
    Knuckles and Rouge, the amount depends on the number of hints you receive.  
    (less hints, more points)
    
    Omochao
    Omochao will act as your guide throughout the game, and can be found at 
    various locations throughout most levels.  You can even grab him and throw 
    him at enemies.
    
    Emblems
    You are awarded an emblem for satisfying certain conditionsm such as 
    clearing a stage, Chao race, etc.  You can verify the emblems and number of 
    stages cleared in the Emblem Results Screen.
    
    Small Animals and Chaos Drives
    In each stage, you can rescue small animals hidden in many places.  If you 
    defeat enemies, you can collect "Chaos drives."  Animals and Chaos drives 
    are useful in raising Chao.  For Tails and Dr. Eggman, Chaos drives will 
    also recover lost HP by a little.  If you rescue all small animals in the 
    stage, you are also awarded with an extra life.
    
    
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    8: Items
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    There are numerous items in the game that you should know about.  There are 
    two types of items that can be collected in Sonic Adventure 2.  A number of 
    "Item Boxes" are located throughout the Action Stages as well as special 
    "Level Up Items."  All of these items are useful but not essential in 
    completing levels.
    
    High Speed Shoes
    These shoes provide your character with a boost of speed for a limited time.
    
    Invincibility
    Use this item to destroy enemies without taking damage for a limited time.
    
    5/10/20 Rings
    Adds 5/10/20 rings to your ring collection.
    
    Shield
    Protects your character from damage one time only.
    
    Magnetic Shield
    Attracts and collects all nearby rings until damage is sustained.
    
    Extra Life
    Adds an extra life to the total number of lives.
    
    Health
    Restore all your HP (Tails and Dr. Eggman stages only).
    
    Bomb
    Destroys all onscreen enemies.
    
    
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    9: Upgrades
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    The upgrades in Sonic Adventure 2 are essential.  If you don't get the 
    upgrades you can't complete the levels.  Here I have listed all of the 
    upgrades in the game and where each upgrade is located.  Make sure you 
    collect all the upgrades before starting the Stage Select mode of the game.  
    That means don't try to find the hidden Chao without first consulting this 
    part of the guide!
    
    
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    Sonic Upgrades
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    Here are all the Sonic upgrades:
    
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    Upgrade...................Magic Gloves
    Location..................City Escape
    Upgrades Needed...........Bounce Bracelet and Flame Ring
    
    What It Does:
    Change to "Magic Hand" in the action window, press B-button when an enemy is 
    close, Capture enemies when they turn into a ball.  Try throwing them at 
    other enmies.  Basically, this lets you throw enemies at other enemies.  How 
    cool huh?
    
    How To Get It:
    Getting the Magic Gloves is a very easy task.  Run through the level until 
    you run down the side of the building.  Once you run down the side of the 
    building walk up the steps.  Kill the robot in front of you so he doesn't 
    shoot at you.  Now right before the green bush on the left side of the 
    screen you should see four gray boxes.  Smash through them with your bounce 
    attack and you should fall into a pit where you get the Magic Gloves.
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    Upgrade...................Light Shoes
    Location..................Metal Harbor
    Upgrades Needed...........None
    
    What It Does:
    The light dash enables you to collect rings by tapping B.  If the rings are 
    in a row and you tap B it will do the light dash which will fly you across 
    all the rings at a high speed.  This is a very useful upgrade because not 
    only does it help you collect rings it is necessary to get pass some levels 
    where all you have is rings to cross.
    
    How To Get It:
    Go through the level and stop when you see a line of rings across the water. 
      Look to the left and you should see a hook.  Go up the hook.   When you 
    get up the hook you will see a shining green light which if you go to you 
    will get your first upgrade which is the Light Shoes.  You need the Light 
    Shoes not only to complete this level, but to finish the whole game.  This 
    upgrade is essential to get so don't miss them.  You can now do the Light 
    Dash.  Now go down to the string of rings and press B and you can use your 
    Light Dash.
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    Upgrade...................Ancient Light
    Location..................Green Forest
    Upgrades Needed...........None
    
    What It Does:
    The Ancient Light allows you to  "Light Attack" to defeat multiple enemies 
    at light-speed.  Press B-button to charge up, then release to destroy nearby 
    enemies.
    
    How To Get It:
    Go through the level at high speeds through checkpoint #1.  After you hit 
    checkpoint #1 you should go through a loop that has the to open.  Go through 
    there and then hit the launchpad to get launched on another platform.  Kill 
    the three robots and then hit the booster that will send you to two other 
    boosters.  Hit those boosters and you should see the second checkpoint.  Now 
    run to the right instead of going to the checkpoint and you should see a 
    glass with 10 rings in it.  Go to the edge of the platform and you should 
    see a shuttle when you change the view of your camera.  Hit the shuttle, 
    then hit the coins, and then jump onto the platform where you will see the 
    green light.
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    Upgrade...................Bounce Bracelet
    Location..................Pyramid Cave
    Upgrades Needed...........None
    
    What It Does:
    This allows you to bounce to get up to higher platforms.  Very essential to 
    complete the game.
    
    How To Get It:
    After hitting one of the hourglasses you should run up the wall. Kill the 
    enemy and then go up the platform.  Here you should get the Bounce Bracelet 
    in the green light.  The Bounce Bracelet allows you to jump higher.  
    Basically, the Bounce Bracelet is located in the level where everyone can 
    see it.  It's a linear level so you shouldn't miss it at all.
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    Upgrade...................Flame Ring
    Location..................Crazy Gadget
    Upgrades Needed...........None
    
    What It Does:
    This allows you to break through boxes that you couldn't break through 
    before.  This is also an essential upgrade to not only completing the level 
    Crazy Gadget but to unlocking secrets hidden in the game.
    
    How To Get It:
    Follow this after the 2nd warp pipe.  Dodge the three blue enemies and all 
    the crates and run to the green arrow pointing down.  Press X and you will 
    fall to the ground.  Now hit the trampoline on the right back side of the 
    room.  You'll go back to where you were right before falling down but you 
    will be now on the ground.  You'll see all these gray crates and a green 
    light shining out of them.  Go in the middle of the crates and you'll get 
    the Flame Ring.  The Flame Ring allows you to use a powerful "Fire 
    Somersault"
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    Upgrade...................Mystic Melody
    Location..................Final Rush
    Upgrades Needed...........None
    What It Does:
    
    This is needed to find the Lost Chao in each mission.  This also allows you 
    to unlock hidden paths.
    
    How To Get It:
    To get the Mystic Melody go to Final Rush.  After you hit the 6th checkpoint 
    you should be facing one long pipe.  Get on the pipe and don't croutch down. 
      You will go up one big hump and then down another one.  Then on the next 
    big hump jump off the rail and land on the platform where there is a rocket 
    launcher.  Take the rocket launcher.  It will drop you off on a platform 
    where you will get an extra life.  Now you'll see another platform ahead of 
    you.  Jump down there and then hit the trampoline.  Climb up the platform 
    and then grind up the bar.  After the grind you will see a green light which 
    is the Mystic Melody.
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    Tails Upgrades
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    Here are all the Tails upgrades:
    
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    Upgrade...................Lasor Blaster
    Location..................Prison Lane
    Upgrades Needed...........Bazooka
    
    What It Does:
    The Lasor Blastor allows you to lock-on missle power up.  Missle spreads as 
    it explodes to destroy enemies in a wider area.  This is a good blastor if 
    you want to complete all the levels easily!
    
    How To Get It:
    Run through the level until you see the goal.  Instead of hitting the goal 
    kill all the enemies and you should see the gate on the left side open up.  
    If the gate does not open that means there are still some enemies in the 
    room.  Jump up and shoot at the corners if you can't find the enemies.  Now 
    the door should open. Walkthrough it and kill the two robots.  Then you 
    should be able to get the Lasor Blaster.
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    Upgrade...................Booster
    Location..................Mission Street
    Upgrades Needed...........None
    
    What It Does:
    The Booster allows you to hover over great distances without falling.  This 
    is an essential power up if you want to complete the game.
    
    How To Get It:
    Go until you see the robot car.  Now you will see the road collaspe.   Try 
    jumping over the gap and try making it to the other side of the road.  You 
    won't be able to make it though so you'll fall down to the lower platform.  
    Walk forward until you see a gap in the street where you can't cross.  Look 
    behind for a blockade that you can blow up which behind it has a green 
    light.  The green light contains the Booster which is Tails first upgrade.  
    The booster allows you to hover while you hold down the A button during a 
    jump.  This will help you cross the gaps in all the levels.
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    Upgrade...................Mystic Melody
    Location..................Hidden Base
    Upgrades Needed...........Bazooka
    
    What It Does:
    Change to "Mystic Melody" in the action window.  Then press B-button to play 
    mysterious melodies.  The Mystic Melody will not only let you find the lost 
    chaos but will also help you find hidden pathways by opening doors.
    
    How To Get It:
    Go though the level until you see your first hook.  The hook will bring you 
    to a higher platform where you should see multiple coins.  Get the coins and 
    hover down to the platform which is far from you.  Don't worry if you 
    overshoot the platform because there will be two platforms that are lower 
    then that straight ahead of it. Now you should see another hook.  Before 
    grabbing the hook blow up the 3 peices of dynamite on the platform next to 
    it.  Grab the hook and jump onto the next platform.  Go straight through the 
    entrance and you'll go up two steps.  Then grab the hook.  Don't jump off of 
    the hook instead shoot the four monkeys that are throwing things at you.  
    When you kill them, you'll get CHAO food.  Once you gather the food go up 
    the step and you should see multiple peices of dynamite.  Blow up all the 
    dynamite and a huge platform should fall.  Get on that platform and you 
    should see a platform way lower then you.  Fly down to the end of the 
    platform and you should see four gray crates.  Blow them up and go in the 
    room.  Boster to the green light.
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    Upgrade...................Bazooka
    Location..................Eternal Engine
    Upgrades Needed...........None
    
    What It Does:
    The Bazooka allows you to break through iron containers.  This is a 
    necessary upgrade or you won't be able to finish the game.
    
    How To Get It:
    Go through the level until you do the following: Open the door and you will 
    get to your next checkpoint.  Go through it and open the next door.  Blow up 
    the plane and go to the left of the lasors.  If you didn't blow up any of 
    the dynamite you should have no problem getting to the next room.  In the 
    next room, kill the blob on the pathway.  Also, kill the two flying blobs.  
    Try not to blow up the ramp.  Hit the white switch and jump off the 
    platform.  You will now see a green light which if you hit you'll get the 
    Bazooka.  It's a Volkan Power Up and you can break through iron containers 
    that you couldn't break before.
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    Knuckles Upgrades
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    Here are all the Knuckles upgrades:
    
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    Upgrade...................Mystic Melody
    Location..................Wild Canyon
    Upgrades Needed...........Shovel Claw
    
    What It Does:
    Change to "Mystic Melody" in the action window.  Then press B-button to play 
    mysterious melodies.  The Mystic Melody will not only let you find the lost 
    chaos but will also help you find hidden pathways by opening doors.
    
    How To Get It:
    This is easy.  Fly straight and you'll fly up the lift.  Then fly until you 
    see a statue.  The statue should be called the "Lonely Statue."  Climb up 
    his head and then onto the wall above him.  Keep climbing up and you should 
    see a picture.  Dig through the oval shape in the picture and you should 
    find a secret room with the Mystic Melody.
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    Upgrade...................Shovel Claw
    Location..................Pumpkin Hill
    Upgrades Needed...........None
    
    What It Does:
    This allows you to dig through walls and the ground.  This is very useful in 
    finding emeralds and other goodies.  This is essential to get if you want to 
    beat the game.
    
    How To Get It:
    This is the easiest upgrade to get in the game.  Start off and walk 
    straight.  You should see a green light on the other side of the ledge.
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    Upgrade...................Air Necklace
    Location..................Aquatic Mine
    Upgrades Needed...........None
    
    What It Does:
    This is an oxygen tank necklace.  You can now breathe underwater for as long 
    as you want.
    
    How To Get It:
    This upgrade is actually hard to get.  Start off by climbing up the high 
    platform.  Grab the hook to get in to the highest level of Aquatic Mine.  
    Hit the white switch to lower the water level to Level 3.  Now go back to 
    where the level began and find the mine cart with caution signs on it.  Drop 
    down and you should see a trampoline.  Don't hit it, instead go straight and 
    hop onto the platform.  Walk straight until you see water.  Now dive into 
    the water by pressing B to get down to the bottom faster.  Go in the opening 
    and hit the booster.  Now you'll see some wooden planks.  Go to the last 
    wooden plank and start swimming under them.  Once under them you should see 
    another opening.  Go in the opening and you should see an opening that leads 
    up.  If your countdown just started while going up the waterway you'll make 
    it.  If you are already starting to die you shouldn't even bother trying.  
    Float all the way up and there will be the Air Necklace.
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    Upgrade...................Hammer Gloves
    Location..................Death Chamber
    Upgrades Needed...........None
    
    What It Does:
    This increases your punch attack power which allows you to brake iron 
    containers.
    
    How To Get It:
    You'll start off on a platform.  If you flip the hourglass and run in the 
    first room you'll see another room you can run in to.  Instead of running in 
    turn right and you'll see four boxes.  Break the boxes and you'll see a 
    green light.  You'll get your hammer gloves which can increase your punch 
    attack power.  You'll need this to beat this level.
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    Upgrade...................Sunglasses
    Location..................Meteor Herd
    Upgrades Needed...........Hammer Gloves
    
    What It Does:
    This lets you see things that you couldn't see before.  Change the action 
    window with Y-button, press B-button to use.  Just jump to take them off.  
    This helps you see hidden pictures and items.
    
    How To Get It:
    Fly to the main platform.  Then walk around to the back side of it and you 
    should see a meteor.  Fly over to the meteor and look at the back side of 
    it.  You should see a red light.  From the back of the meteor walk all the 
    way to the end of the platform.  Then run towards the meteor and punch it.  
    The meteor will fly across the platform and hit the door which will expose a 
    white switch.  Hit the white switch and then you will see the floor open up. 
      Climb up the big tower until you can get inside of it.  If you try getting 
    in to early there will be the force field.  Now drop all the way down and 
    you should see the Sunglasses on a platform.
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    10: Hero Adventure Walkthrough
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    This is a whole Walkthrough of the game as detailed as possible.  Remember 
    that there are spoilers in here so if you don't want the game to be ruined I 
    suggest that you don't read this walkthrough.  If you are looking to find 
    out how to get all A Rankings, find where the hidden Chao boxes are, or 
    looking for all the other missions you complete in each Stage you are not at 
    the right place.  This is the story mode of the game.  If you are looking 
    for any of the other stuff that I have listed look in the respected areas in 
    this guide.  Thanks and enjoy!
    
    
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    You begin a cut scene with Sonic escaping from a helicopter.  Sonic is in 
    the helicopter as a prisoner for some strange reason.  He decides tha the 
    must escape.  He grabs part of the helicopter and swings off with his surf 
    board which leads you to:
    
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    Stage: 01 - Sonic
    City Escape
    Escape from Miltary Pursuit!
    First stage of Sonic Adventure 2 are you excited?  You start off my skating 
    down the middle of a city street.  You here that a police officer says that 
    you are seen heading south.  Pause the game and read this before starting 
    the hill part of the level.  There are numerous turns in this part of the 
    level so don't get scared if you hit something because we all do.  If you 
    think you are going too fast or you feel out of control simply hit the break 
    button to slow down.  To get a better score in Sonic Adventure 2 it's good 
    if you get trick points.  If you get trick points you'll get a higher 
    ranking and possibly a A Ranking if you do extrememly good.  That is why I 
    mention in this level to do jumps and stuff.  Also, there are many cars in 
    this level.  Try not to hit them because not only will they slow you down 
    they will make your rank worse.  The parked cars are not hard to dodge at 
    all so you shouldn't have a problem.  When you run intersections there is a 
    chance that you may hit some cars so if you see a car coming simply jump up 
    over the car.  Ok now unpause the game and start playing.  Start by 
    collecting the coins on the right side of the road.  Then cut back and hit 
    the left side of the road where you will get some coins and then hit a jump. 
      Hit the jump at high speeds and preform a trick to get extra points.  Land 
    the jump and skate down the hill for a bit until you hit your first 90 
    degree hill.  Don't slow down, just lean in to the turn early.  After you 
    take that turn you will take another turn to the left.  When you make that 
    turn smoothly keep on going down the hill in the center of the lane.  You'll 
    hit another jump where you can get mad points if you are skating at high 
    speeds.  After you hit the jump you'll keep on skating down until you see a 
    left turn.  The turn is easy so you don't need to break at all or pull back 
    from any speed.  Keep on going down the hill and you'll hit another big jump 
    where you can get more points if you do something special.  After you hit 
    that jump, you'll go pass an intersection and then hit some boosters that 
    will fly you over a gate and land you on the ground without your board.  
    Wow, that was fun.  Now you're on foot.  Run up the stairs and go forward.  
    Their will be an enemy on the right side of the screen so make sure you go 
    jump on him to kill him.  Run down the hill and collect the coins.  Do a 
    spin dash to kill the enemy that is right next to the right of the stairs.  
    Run up the stairs (or if you want grind up the bar) to get to the top.  Here 
    you will see another en enemy with a gun.  Kill him and then you'll have 
    your first obstacle.  What is this 2 crates blocking the entrance?  Simply 
    press X to break down the crates to start running again.  Once you break 
    down the crates you'll see a bar.  Jump on it to grind.  While grinding hold 
    down B to pick up speed.  Right before the bar ends jump off and land on the 
    other bar.  Keep on going up and his a booster that will send you up a hill. 
      Now you get a pretty clear view of what to do.  See those moving 
    platforms?  Jump on the one nearest you to make sure you don't fall.  Then 
    simply jump from each moving platform until you get to the top.  You shouild 
    be on green grass and see your first checkpoint.  Each checkpoint 
    automatically saves the game at that part.  Hit the checkpoint and you'll 
    hit a booster which will start you running again.  Run straight down the 
    hill hitting boosters and you'll run up a ramp.  Jump off the ramp and keep 
    on running straight until you hit a 90 degree left turn.  Don't cut the turn 
    early run straight through it and hit the boosters on the left side and 
    you'll go off another jump.  After this, keep on running down and hit some 
    more boosters.  After you're done running down the hill you'll make it to 
    some brick steps.  Don't bother running up the steps jump on the grass 
    divider and start running up the hill.  Jump off the top and go on one side 
    of the brick path.  Hit the trampoline (star jumps) to fly up.  Brake the 
    crate on the right side of the screen just for practice.  Also, brake the 
    two crates on the left side of the screen.  Now go up the brick steps.  
    Beware on the 2nd level of the bricks there will be one enemy on each side 
    of the platform.  Make sure you kill both of them before going.  Now 
    continue up the bricks and at the right platform before the top of the steps 
    you'll see a blue box.  Now this is a Chao box which when you break it open 
    you'll get a key to Chao World.  Through this guide, I'm not going to be 
    pointing out where the boxes are located.  I have a section in the guide for 
    that so if you are interested where the 3 boxes are in each level consult 
    that part of the guide.  Now back to the level, kill the enemy on the top of 
    the stasirs and you'll be back on the streets.  Run down the street and hit 
    the coins and then move to your right to take the jump.  If you take the 
    jump you'll get speed shoes which will really help you get more points and 
    get done with the level faster.  Take the left turn at high speeds and 
    you'll start running straight.  You'll hit a booster and then see another 
    grind bar.  Jump onto the grind bar by hitting the trampoline on the top of 
    the wall.  You'll start going down with some speed but to pick up more speed 
    hold down B so you are crouching down.  This rail is pretty long and you can 
    pick up a lot of coins.  When you get off the rail you'll see a white ramp 
    that you can't run up.  Hold down B and spin dash up the ramp.  You must be 
    stopped to do this.  When you get up here you'll see another blue box.  Open 
    it if you want.  Before you open it though, kill the enemy.  Then hit the 
    trampoline which will send you hitting 3 more trampolines.  When you are 
    finally done flying you'll end up at another checkpoint.  Run through the 
    checkpoint and start running down the path.  Stay on the path (there is a 
    shortcut but it's not useful if you are just starting the game) and run pass 
    the enemy in the middle of the path.  Hit a booster and then hit another one 
    and do a loop.  Now you should get deja vu of Sonic Adventure by running 
    down the side of the building.  When you are done running down the building 
    you'll be in a quad where you see a handrail and two sets of stairs.  
    Instead of grinding the bar all the way to the top jump up right when you 
    get on and grab on to the horizontal bar.  Let go off your swing when you 
    are just going up to swing to the next bar.  Fly off the second bar the same 
    way as you did the first and you'll get a special power up for the moment.  
    Taking this path instead of the other path by passes you through all the 
    enemies.  Now you will see a line of flying enemies.  Hit the first one by 
    jumping up and pressing A.  After you hit that one, press A again to hit the 
    next one and repeat this until you get back to ground level.  This is a 
    pretty cool move that Sonic can do because he can actually get places by 
    killing things.  While you're doing this if you look down you will see the 
    path most people would be taking if they didn't swing on the two bars.  As 
    you can see, this path is a lot easier.  After you get to ground level go 
    forward and you'll see an enemy with a gun.  Kill him and then jump on the 
    grind bar.  There's three different bars so make sure you jump off to get on 
    to the next one before you fall off.  When you are done grinding climb back 
    up the few first steps.  Then jump to your left and kill the enemy on the 
    grass platform.  Now jump to the right over the staircase to kill the enemy 
    on the other platform.  Now jump to the horizontal swing bar and swing up.  
    You'll swing to another check point which has boosts right after it.  Hit 
    the check point and then croutch down by tapping B.  Now Sonic will start 
    running off again and behind you will be a huge truck.  Start off on the 
    right side of the screen to pick up the coins.  Then cut to the left to pick 
    up some coins and hit the boost and the jump.  Then stay to the left and 
    you'll pass an intersection.  Keep to the left and pick up more coins and 
    you'll hit a 90 degree turn.  If you stay on the left you'll hit a boost 
    right before the turn.  Now cut to the right to pick up the coins.  You'll 
    hit another 90 degree turn but if you are on the right you'll hit a boost 
    which will automatically change your direction.  If you hit that boost, 
    you'll hit the other boost which will change your direction for the next 
    turn that comes up right after.  Now you'll be going straight again so stay 
    to your left to pick up some more coins and hit a jump.  After the small 
    intersection go in the middle of the road to pick up some coins.  Then 
    you'll go under a bridge and the truck will stop.  You'll hit some boost 
    meters and you'll fly.  Then you'll see your goal.  Jump in to the big ring 
    and you completed the first level!  Not that hard was it?
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    A cutscene shows that the F-6T Big Foot says that he found Sonic and is 
    going to destroy him.  After the cutscene:
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    F-6T Big Foot
    F-6T Big Foot is a robot with a human driving it.  His basics attack 
    consists of hovering around the arena with his machine gun.  This is very 
    easy to avoid.  When he stays in place homing attack his cockpit.  He should 
    be dead with 4 or 5 attacks to the cockpit.  If you get hit, collect some 
    rings to get life.  There are plenty of rings on this level so be sure to 
    collect as many as you want.  If you feel comfortable hitting him while he's 
    staying still try hitting him when he is in the air shooting at you.  To hit 
    him while in the air, jump on a crate to get the needed height and preform 
    the homing attack that Sonic is famous for.  This is a much faster way to 
    kill F-6T Big Foot but is a lot harder.  Basically, all you need to do to be 
    successful in winning this your first time is to be sure to dodge the 
    machine gun by rooling around.  There isn't much more help I can give you on 
    this boss because he is relaly easy.  After you defeat the F-6T Big Foot you 
    will move onto another cutscene.
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    We later find out that the pilot of this is Shadow who has taken the green 
    chaos emerald.  We find out that Sonic has been mistaken for Shadow and 
    that's why he has been getting chased from the government.  Shadow uses a 
    tight chaos control and teleports out of there.  He says that he is the 
    Ultimate Life Force.  When he teleports out, it leaves Sonic surrounded by 
    the cops.
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    The scene moves to Knuckles and Rouge the Bat who are arguing over the 
    master emerald.  Dr. Eggman steals the master emerald but Knucklers shatters 
    the emerald by punching it which breaks the emerald in to many peices.  He 
    does this so he can keep the emerald out of Dr. Eggman's hands which 
    introduces Knuckle's quest to collect all the peices of the Master Emerald.
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    Stage: 02 - Knuckles
    Wild Canyon
    Find 3 peices of the Master Emerald.
    Knuckles first stage is pretty pointless.  In this stage you should fly 
    around using Knuckles gliding ability making sure you are keeping eye on the 
    radar.  If you need any help finding the peices you can consult the 
    television screens which are located around the map for clues.  Because the 
    emerald locations are randomely generated everytime you start a new game, 
    it's impossible to tell you where the emeralds are.  All I can say is that 
    you should keep your eye on the radar and look in the places where you least 
    expect it.  If you have the emerald on your radar but can't find where it is 
    it's probably below or above in a box.  Don't be afraid to climb up the 
    walls and break open everything you see.  Later on emeralds will be in the 
    ground but you can't dig now so it's not important.  This is probably the 
    easiest Kunckles stage so if you are having trouble with this stage you will 
    be having a lot of trouble later on in the game.  The emeralds are not 
    hidden at all so it should be a peice of cake to complete this level.  If 
    you want the Mystic Melody to play mysterious melodies fly to the egyptian.  
    Then climb above his head so you are on the wall.  Climb up the wall and you 
    should see a picture.  Now dig through the picture and you will see a green 
    light.  Inside the light will be the Mystic Melody.
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    You go to Prison Island where you see Tails flying in his helicopter which 
    he calls the Tornado.  When he is on his way to save Sonic from prison he 
    sees Amy and Dr. Eggman.  He transforms his helicopter to a fighting mec 
    style where he sees Dr. Eggman fooling with Amy.  This takes you to your 2nd 
    fight battle where you fight Dr. Eggman.  This battle is very easy because 
    all you need to do is lock on to him and let go.  Dr. Eggman has the same 
    attacks as you but being that this is one of the first levels in the game he 
    goes really easy on you.  Just lock on to him and shoot your gun to destroy 
    Eggman very quickly.  This is the same strategy for all Tails missions, 
    levels, and bosses making his levels extremely boring and tiredsome.  If you 
    lose to Dr. Eggman you are a disgrace to gamers.  This is probably the 
    easiest battle in the game.
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    After you beat Eggman he decides to cut out and Tails is left with Amy.  We 
    discover that Amy is here to also save Sonic. After the scene you get to 
    have your first Tails mission at Prison Lane.
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    Stage: 03 - Tails
    Prison Lane
    Find the core of the Prison!
    Excited?  You get to be Tails in his first mission.  First off lock on to 
    the three flying enemies by holding down B.  You can either lock on to all 
    of them at once or kill them one by one.  If you kill them all at once you 
    will get more points.  When you kill the three flying enemies the door will 
    open.  Go straight through the corridor and watch out for the flying enemy.  
    Shoot him down and the door infront of you will open.  Keep on going 
    straight and you'll see an enemy pass the gate.  The gate is closed so you 
    have to shoot the video camera and the enemy to open the gate.  Once the 
    gate opens turn left and kill the two enemies.  Keep on going straight and 
    you'll see a platform which you can stand out.  Before standing on the 
    platform kill the flying enemy that you see.  Step on the platform and jump 
    up to the next platform.  You should see a line of coins.  Collect the coins 
    and get on the next platform.  It will move upand get off it.  First kill 
    the flying spaceship that flies by you.  Then kill the enemy in the cell and 
    the shuttle outside the cell.  Once you kill both of them the cell door will 
    open.  Go in and turn right.  You should be collecting coins while walking.  
    Now, stop and kill the shuttles outside the gate.  Once you kill two of them 
    the door will open.  Go through the door and you'll see another robot.  Kill 
    the robot and keep going straight.  In the corridor, you'll see a shuttle 
    that you need to kill also.  Keep going straight from there on until you hit 
    the next platform.  Go on the platformand it will move you up.  Jump off the 
    platform and you should see some boxes.  You can't break the boxes so just 
    jump on them to get up to the higher platform.  Once you reach the platform 
    there will be an enemy that you need to kill.  Kill him and then your 
    entrance will be blockade by crates.  Blow up all the crates and then a 
    robot will be behind them.  Kill the robot and go up the platform.  The 
    platform will move you up where you will see your biggest robot yet.  Don't 
    worry though, he's just as easy as all the other robots you see.  After you 
    kill the robot go straight and two flying shuttles will come after you.  
    Blow them up and collect the rings.  Now go straight and you should enter a 
    room with your first check point.  Go through it and kill the enemy who is 
    pass the gates.  Killing the enemy will open up the two gates in front of 
    you.  Walk through and a shuttle will come flying through.  Blow it up and 
    while you're at it blow up the video camera.  Now walk in the next room and 
    you'll see two robots behind the gate.  Kill the two robots and the gate 
    will open.  Walk through the gate and you will see a platform.  Look left to 
    the platform and you'll see a robot behind a fence.  Kill the robot and the 
    fence will open and you'll see the Chao Box.  Now go on the platformand it 
    will raise you to a corridor with rings in it.  Blow up the video camera and 
    drop down.  When down in the next room, kill all four shuttles.  If you are 
    need of coins, look behind the machine and you'll find 10 coins.  Once you 
    kill all four shuttles the next gate will open.  Go through the gate and 
    you'll see two more shuttles.  Walk straight and you'll see some kind of 
    container.  Blow the container up.  Now you'll see a ramp.  Get up on the 
    platform and it will move you up the ramp.  While on this moving platform 
    kill the 5 shuttles you'll pass by.  Then when you get off, kill the 3 
    shuttles in the same room as you and kill the one shuttle thats behind the 
    fence.  Once you do that, the gate will open.  Go through the checkpoint and 
    you'll see about 8 coins.  Pick them up and blow up the video camera.  Walk 
    straight and take a slight left and you'll see three crates.  Blow up the 
    crates and then blow up the robot behind them.  This will open up the next 
    gate.  Then kill the three shuttles which will open up the next gate.  Walk 
    through the gate and you'll see a robot behind the fence.  Kill the robot 
    and the fence will open.  Watch out now, theres a shuttle flying after you.  
    Shut down the shuttle and then enter the big room.  Go on the platform and 
    then you'll be on the roof.  Get the coins and the bubble and drop down at 
    the far left side of the roof.  You'll then see your next enemy which you 
    can easily kill.  Kill him and the next gate will open up.  Go up the 
    platform and you'll see some orange containers.  G to the next platform 
    right to the right of you and go up.  You'll see the same kind of enemy you 
    just saw before.  Don't only kill him, but kill the shuttle and the robot 
    who asre in the distance.  Once done with that go straight and drop down the 
    platform.  Take the left in to the next cell where you should find 5 coins.  
    Then take a right and you'll see two crates.  Break the crates and jump up 
    the to the next platform.  Then get on the platform and it will raise you to 
    a new place with two robots guarding it.  Kill the robots and then watch out 
    for a flying shuttle.  Kill the flying shuttle before it hits you and you 
    should see an animal in a cage.  Go straight and look out from the steel 
    bars.  You should see a lot of shuttles floating.  Kill all the shuttles and 
    continue on straight where you should incounter two robots.  After you take 
    care of the robots, take a right and pick up the 5 coins.  You'll see 
    another robot here that you need to kill.  After that you will be at another 
    gate.  Kill the shuttle outside the gate to open it up and walk outside.  
    Destroy the video camera and continue walking where a robot will come.  Kill 
    the robot and jump up from the step.  Now you will see another checkpoint 
    and a fence.  Kill the four robots who are behind the fence to open it up.  
    Walk through and pick up the rings.  Keep walking straight until you 
    encounter a gate with 3 shuttles in it.  Kill the shuttles to open the gate 
    up.  Now walk through and 3 robots will appear.  Kill them and another gate 
    will open.  Get on the far right platform to kill the shuttle behind you.  
    Then get on the platform and it will raise you to a gate.  Kill all the 
    enemies and the gate will open.  Go inside and collect the 5 rings.  Then 
    kill the four robots and the other enemy at the top to open up the last 
    gate.  Then you'll see the goal and be completed with your first Tails 
    mission.
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    After you beat the Tails mission you see Sonic chilling in his prison cell.  
    Amy Rose says Have No Fear Amy Rose is Here.  While chatting with Sonic she 
    asks him to marry her and of course Sonic shoots her down like a bag of 
    garbage.  Amy gets Sonic out of the cell by using the security card from a 
    guard.  While doing this, she informs Sonic that Dr. Eggman is behind all of 
    this.
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    Stage: 04 - Sonic
    Metal Harbor
    Escape From The Military Base!
    This is a really fun Sonic stage because it should remind you of the old 
    Sonic games.  Also, it is basically a short stage so you should have no 
    problem completing it in no time.  You start off running and hitting a boost 
    and then hitting a launch pad.  You'll launch over a big gap and then and 
    then hit another boost to go up a really high loop.  Once you are done with 
    the loop you have started controlling Sonic.  Pick up the coins on the left 
    side of the path and continue down the path until you hit another launch 
    pad.  Hit the launch pad and it will send you over some water.  Now continue 
    down and you should see a shuttle in the air.  Try hitting it.  If you can't 
    hit it, it's ok because you'll still get on the high platform.  While on the 
    high platform you should see some floating spaceships.  Do your attack and 
    kill all three spaceships.  This should land you on another platform where 
    you should see a line of coins.  Because you don't have the Light Dash yet 
    just continue forward by dropping down. Now hit the trampoline and it you 
    should hit a number of trampolines before landing on another platform.  On 
    this platform you should see a line of shuttles that you can blow up to get 
    to the other side of the water.  Jump up and then tap A and you should blow 
    up the first shuttle.  Keep tapping A so you can get across.  If you press 
    left on the analog while doing this you will take the long path where you 
    will also get some coins.  On the other side of the platform you will see a 
    lot of things.   Look to the left and you should see a hook.  Go up the 
    hook.   When you get up the hook you will see a shining green light which if 
    you go to you will get your first upgrade which is the Light Shoes.  You 
    need the Light Shoes not only to complete this level, but to finish the 
    whole game.  This upgrade is essential to get so don't miss them.  You can 
    now do the Light Dash.  Now go down to the string of rings and press B and 
    you can fly through them.  Do this wherever you see a string of rings 
    because it will not only get you through the level faster it will get you 
    more points.  Now you get to test out out the light dash for the first time. 
      Go up to the string of coins and tap B.  This should take you across the 
    water and get you a good number of trick points.  Now you will be on some 
    kind of runway.  Hit the booster on the left to pick up speed follow by the 
    two boosters on the right.  Make sure you don't get hit by the planes or the 
    bombs because it will not only slow you down it will kill you if you don't 
    have any coins.  Now continue on the runway and you should see another line 
    of coins.  Don't hestitate tap B and it should take you across the waster 
    where you should see your next checkpoint.  Hit the checkpoint and you 
    should see some rings.  Tap B on the first ring to get collect all of them 
    at once.  Right after you tap B you will get mad speed which will send you 
    in to a booster and then in to a loop where you will hit a trampoline pad if 
    you are going fast enough.  Now you should continue down the ramp where you 
    should see another launch pad.  Hit the launch pad and continue on going 
    straight.  You should see a slight opening on the bottom of the fence.  Go 
    under it by pressing B and now you should see a hook.  Hold on to the hook 
    and it will take you up a couple of stories.  Jump off the hook and spin 
    under the next fence where you should see yet another hook.  Grab that hook 
    and it will send you up a few more stories.  Now jump off that hook and you 
    should see a pathway.  Run down the platform and you should see three 
    boosters in the middle.  Hit all three and then you will go in to a loop.  
    After that the pathway should level out.  Go down the pathway and you should 
    see another booster.  Hit it and it will send you up a hill that if you are 
    going fast enough you will clear the water.  Continue going straight and 
    then duck under the fence.  Then you will see a line of enemies over the 
    water.  Hit the first one and then follow up by hitting all the enemies in a 
    row.  There should be five enemies that you have to hit.  Now get the coins 
    in the glass and hit the checkpoint.  Go on the rocket launcher and you will 
    get on a yellow platform.  Run as fast as you can because a countdown with 
    15 seconds will appear.  Take the first 90 degree turn as fast as possible.  
    Take the next two the same way as you did the first one.  Now hit the 
    booster that will send you up the platform.  Hit the next booster to make 
    another turn.  This will send you to a trampoline if you slow down in time.  
    Hit the trampoline and youn should take off on the rocket ship.  You will 
    see a short scene with Sonic holding on and then you will fall down in to 
    some kind of tunnel.  You'll be on some kind of metal board.  Stay to the 
    left to hit the first set of coins and then cut to the right.  Then cut back 
    to the left and then back to the middle to hit some more coins.  When you 
    come out hit a set of the boosters and it will send you up a loop which will 
    then launch you on a launch pad.  Once this is all complete you'll hit the 
    goal.
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    After you complete the level there is a cutscene of Sonic in a forest.  
    Shadow sees you and you prepare for your next battle with Shadow.  
    Immediently when the fight begins collect a ring because Shadow attacks you 
    with the same attacks as you do.  To beat Shadow jump on his head by doing 
    your homing attack.  Make sure you get behind Shadow so he can't defend 
    against your attacks.  He uses the spin dash to his advantage so make sure 
    you don't get hit by it.  If you do get hit by one of his moves, you might 
    get hit off the platform and die.  Shadow's energy bar is not that hard to 
    get down and you should be able to kill him in a couple of tries.  Make sure 
    you don't go in the water or you will die.  Once you kill him Sonic says "Do 
    you know who I am" which then brings you to Stage 05.
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    Stage: 05 - Sonic
    Green Forest
    Escape from the Island in 8 Minutes!
    Shadow gets a message from Dr. Eggman telling him to get off the island 
    before it blows up.  Shadow cuts out and you have to get off the island in 8 
    minutes which shouldn't be a problem at all.  You should be able to beat 
    this level on your first try way within the given time limit.  Ok now on to 
    how to beat this level.  You'll start off from a high level dropping down to 
    the ground.  Run straight and collect the coins in a straight path.  Hit the 
    launch pad and you'll get on to a new level of terran.  3 enemy robots will 
    appear so make sure you kill them.  Go forward by following the path of 
    rings.  If you are going in the right direction you should hit a booster 
    which will send you in to a small tunnel.  Follow the tunnel and you'll see 
    a new type of enemy.  Don't try killing him because you'll die by hitting 
    one of his spikes.  Instead, jump over him and hit the next booster in the 
    water which will lead you to some more booster and then to a launchpad.  
    Once launched in to the air you'll be on a level platform where you will see 
    your first checkpoint.  Hit the checkpoint and continue straight to the red 
    trampoline.  Hit that and you will fly up in to the air and grab a rope.  
    Sonic will do a flip on the rope and then go airborn on to a new platform 
    with 2 enemy robots guarding it.  Kill the two robots and then you should 
    see 3 shuttles.  Kill the shuttles and then kill the last robot behind it.  
    Go forward and hit the trampoline which will send you on another rope that 
    you will do a flip on.  When you land on the ground go forward down the path 
    and hit one of the three boosters.  This will send Sonic in to a flip and 
    then he will hit a booster which will fly him in to a opening in the ground. 
      While in the tunnel or whatever you want to call it kill the 3 enemy 
    robots.  Then gather the coins and hit the booster.  This will send you to 
    numerous boosters that will then lead you in to a flip.  At the end of the 
    flip, hit the trampoline to get onto a new platform.  Here you should see a 
    line of coins.  Tap B and do your light dash and you will go through your 
    next checkpoint.  Continue down the path at very high speeds and you should 
    be reminded of oldtime Sonic games.  At the end of the path you will hit a 
    trampoline which will send you on another rope.  The rope will send you 
    around in a circle and drop you off on a new platform.  You should see three 
    crates.  Break them open and then you should see two shuttles.  Hit the 
    first shuttle, then hit the next one, and then hit the trampoline.  The 
    trampoline will then send you to another trampoline which will send you back 
    to ground level.  Continue down the slope and you should see a booster and 
    your next checkpoint.  Hit the booster and go through the checkpoint where 
    you will hit another booster.  This booster will send you onto a path which 
    will become a loop.  Take the loop at high speeds and you'll then go down a 
    path with a line of coins.  Use your light dash  to collect all the coins 
    and then hit the trampoline.  This will send you airborn.  While in the air 
    position yourself to the next trampoline on the right platform.  Hit that 
    and then position yourself to the next trampoline where you will see a blue 
    box.  If you want the Chao key hit the blue box but if you don't just hit 
    the trampoline.  Upon hitting that trampoline you will be shot up high to a 
    left platform.  Hit the trampoline and you'll be sent on a platform with a 
    robot on it.  Kill the robot, then kill the shuttle to get to the next 
    trampoline which will send you to another trampoline.  You'll land on a 
    platform.  Jump to the next platform but be careful not to hit the shuttle.  
    Hit the shuttle and then hit the trampoline to get up to a higher platform.  
    Here you should see your next checkpoint.  Run through the checkpoint and 
    down the path.  The path will be pretty long.  When you are done with the 
    path you should see a booster.  Hit the booster and you should be sent on a 
    big ride.  The ride will consist of hitting 6 boosters and then grabbing 
    onto a rope with your foot.  You'll first head down on the rope but then 
    spring back up where you will be on a new platform.  Continue straight and 
    you should encounter a robot.  Kil the robot and then kill two shuttles to 
    get to your next checkpoint.  Run through the checkpoint and you'll go down 
    a slope with some coins on it.  Continue down the slope and hit the booster 
    which will send Sonic on a long high speed adventure.  Stick to the middle 
    of the path and collect all the coins.  Continue down the path at high 
    speeds and hit the trampoline.  If you are having trouble staying on the 
    path feel free to grind the side of the path.  Hit the trampoline and you 
    will swing on another rope.  This rope will take you in a 360 degree turn 
    which you will land on some unlevel platforms.  Jump up on the platform 
    right ahead of you and run to the next platforms.  Try getting on how many 
    platforms you can get on.  Once you get to the last platform jump down and 
    you'll hit a lower platform with a trampoline on it.  Hit the trampoline and 
    it will send you on two more trampolines.  Once you get done with the 
    trampolines you will be sent on a platform where you will see the goal.  Hit 
    the goal and you completed this long level.
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    After you complete the island you see a computer generated cut scene in 
    which the island you are on blows up.  Tails makes it out alive and you move 
    onto Stage 6.
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    Stage: 06 - Knuckles
    Pumpkin Hill
    Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald.
    Suddenly, you'll go to Pumpkin Hill which Knuckles say is haunted.  This is 
    the most random place in the game as it is a haunted pumpkin zone that has 
    nothing to do with the story.  Once you start just go straight towards the 
    green light and you'll receive the Shovel Claw which allows you to dig in to 
    walls and the ground by pressing the B button.  This is something that you 
    need to get and adds a new challenge to the game because there are now 
    emeralds hidden in the ground.  The music is extremely annoying and you may 
    want to turn off the sound and put on some real rap music.  Just to remind 
    you, this is one of the longest levels in the game because it's a big level 
    and it takes a while to look around and find everything.  Don't get 
    discouraged if your radar doesn't go off because you'll eventually find it.  
    Remember that digging not only gets you emeralds but you can occasionally 
    dig up coins which is very helpful.  Also, if you are having trouble finding 
    the emblems in your radar is going off, be sure to knock down the little 
    huts.  Just remember your radar doesn't lie so if its in the red-zone and 
    you can't find the emerald you must not be looking that good!  If the radar 
    is flashing red and you can't find it is probably in the ground so all you 
    will have to do is keep digging all around.  Remember there are multiple 
    levels of terrain in Pumpkin Hill so it may be hard to find the emeralds.
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    After you complete this level there is a cut scene of Eggman on the news 
    telling everyone that he is the greatest scientist of all time.  He gives a 
    demonstration of his weapon which lights up the whole sky and takes a major 
    chunk out of the moon.  It kind of reminds me of Independence Day.  Everyone 
    on Earth is terrified and you see a countdown of 23 hours and 58 minutes 
    until the Earth is destroyed.
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    Sonic, Amy, and Tails are talking about how Eggman got all the energy.  Then 
    they discover that it's the chaos emeralds.  Tails then shows Sonic that he 
    has a chaos emerald and then the cops arrive.  Sonic tells Tails to find 
    Eggman while he takes care of the cops.  Amy decides to help Tails.
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    Stage: 07 - Tails
    Mission Street
    Elude Enemy Pursuit!
    In this stage Tails is in his mech-warrior form and basically you shoot it 
    out the the cops.  Start off by going straight and collecting the rings.  A 
    robot will jump out from the left of the screen so make sure you kill him.  
    Also, blow up the robot behind the blue car to make sure you don't get hit 
    by anything.  Continue straight and blow up the robot behind the yellow 
    taxi.  Now go straight and collect the coins.  Blow up the two robots next 
    to the police cars.  Go in the tunnel and you'll see a robot.  Blow up the 
    robot and continue going straight.  A robot will drop down from the tunnel 
    so blow him up.  Blow up the three crates and kill the robot behind the 
    crates.  Kill the two robots behind the crates.  Now blow up all the crates 
    blocking your path and blow up the construction lights.  Continue straight 
    and kill the two robots.  Also, kill the robot car.  Now you will see the 
    road collaspe.   Try jumping over the gap and try making it to the other 
    side of the road.  You won't be able to make it though so you'll fall down 
    to the lower platform.  Walk forward until you see a gap in the street where 
    you can't cross.  Look behind for a blockade that you can blow up which 
    behind it has a green light.  The green light contains the Booster which is 
    Tails first upgrade.  The booster allows you to hover while you hold down 
    the A button during a jump.  This will help you cross the gaps in all the 
    levels.  Now go back and cross the gap where the coins are.  Kill the robot 
    and shoot the two signs point up.  Then two robots will fall down.  Kill 
    them and hop on to the weight that is falling.  Make sure you don't go under 
    it's shadow or it will hit you.  Take the journey up the weight and blow up 
    the robot.  Now blow up the dynamite on the side of the pillars.  If you 
    want the key to the Chao key blow up the crates and you'll find the blue 
    crate.  If not go to the right of the screen and jump up and hold the hook.  
    Jump off the hook and climb the ascending platforms.  Once up all the 
    platforms go through the checkpoint and follow the path of coins.  A peice 
    of the road will blow up so hover over it.  Kill the enemies on the right 
    and left of you that are on the platforms.  Jump over the peice of road that 
    is rumbling and collect some more coins.  Now you should see a cop car and a 
    bunch of crates.  Behind the crate there is a robot.  Blow up the robot and 
    then turn backwards.  You should see a rocket.  Go next to the rocket and it 
    will blow up the crates.  Now hover over the peice of road that just fell 
    down to get where the crates were.  Go straight and you'll kill a robot next 
    to the pillars.  Blow up all the dynamite on each pillar to knock them down. 
      On the fourth pillar, there will be a robot on the right side of the 
    screen that will shoot at you.  Kill it and continue on.  While walking, 
    you'll see a robot in the middle of the road.  Kill it and then you should 
    see a balloon.  Blow up the two pillars by hitting the dynamite and kill the 
    robot on the top of the platform.  Now walk over to the the pillar that you 
    knocked over and jump onto the next platform where you killed the robot.  
    Collect the coins and kill the robot.  You should now see three police cars 
    and a some construction crates.  Hover to them hovering over the big open 
    hole.  Blow up the crates and you'll see a Chao key box.  Blow up the police 
    cars and keep on walking forward.  Beware of the platform that drops down.  
    You'll see a black shadow so walk in it and run back out of it.  Then jump 
    over it when it's on the ground.  Collect the rings and go up the path where 
    you should blow up the dynamite on the pillars.  On the first left pillar 
    there is a robot so make sure you blow him up.  Also, a robot will jump onto 
    the road and get right in front of your face.  Kill him and continue going 
    forward.  A plane will fly over you and then a robot will drop.  Kill the 
    robot and also kill the robot on the pillar and continue up the path.  Kill 
    the robot on the last left pillar and you should see a platform with the 
    color pink blinking on it.  Don't go on the platform instead hover over it 
    and pass the opening in the road.  Now kill the robot on the path and you'll 
    see a lot of pillars moving up and down.  Jump on the first pillar that is 
    the lowest.  Platform jump your way up to the top where you should see your 
    next checkpoint.  Run through it and a plane will drop some bombs.  Avoid 
    the bombs and start hovering over the broken peices of the road.  You'll 
    then enter a place with two pillarswith a lot of dynamite on it.  Blow up 
    the dynamite and the right pillar will make a path to the road.  Get up on 
    the pillar and walk across it to the other side of the road.  Collect the 
    rings and kill the robot on the first right pillar.  Keep going on your 
    journey and another robot will jump down.  Kill him and then you should see 
    some police cars in a tunnel.  Walk on the platform and it will began to 
    break and turn.  Hover and kill the two robots that appear while in the air. 
      Blow up the two cop cars and the two robots behind the crates.  Keep 
    walking and you should see two crates.  Behind the crates is a robot so kill 
    the crates and the robot.  Now you should see two robots.  Kill the robots 
    and keep walking until you see some more police cars.  Blow up the robot on 
    the right side of the town and turn around and kill the two robots behind 
    you.  Then jump over the platform that just fell down and kill the robot.  
    Take a left turn and stop and kill the two robots behind you.  Collect the 
    coins and then kill the two other robots.  Walk forward and kill the three 
    robots that drop down.  Blow up the two cop cars and you should see the 
    goal.  You're done with this long mission now.
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    After you complete the Tails mission you'll move in to a mountainous region 
    where you'll get your 8th stage.
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    Stage: 08 - Knuckles
    Aquatic Mine
    Find 3 peices of the Master Emerald
    Ahh...another Knuckles level.  This one isn't as bad as Pumpkin Hill though 
    and shouldn't take that long to complete.  Like changing the water level?  
    Then this is your level.  On the first level next to the platform where you 
    start out there with rings there will be two blue babies.  If you walk pass 
    then you should fall down in to a little thing with machines saying 1 and 2. 
      If you to raise the water level hit the white switch to raise it to level 
    1.  If you want to lower the water level hit the white switch to level 2.  
    This will lower the water level.  This helps out when you are looking for 
    emeralds that are located in the level.  When the water level is at 1 you 
    can reach the hooks to get to the higher level.  When the level is 2, the 
    hooks will be too high for knuckles to get at.  When you get to the highest 
    level you will see the Level 3 water raiser.  With my experience in this 
    level, I have came to the conclusion that there is usually an emerald on 
    each level.  If you are having problems finding where the emeralds are just 
    consult the computers which are also found on each level.  I had to dig for 
    two of the emeralds in this level so it takes a bit of time.  If you want to 
    make Level 3 have no water make sure you hit the white switch.  The average 
    gamer should get a ranking of E on this
    level.  Now you will have 8 emblems in the game.
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    After completing the level you will see a cutscene with Tails and Amy.  
    Tails is talking to Sonic on his radio about how Eggman took the emblems in 
    to outer space.  The Knuckles comes from the sewer so now all three of them 
    chat about emeralds.  Tails wants to get in to the limo to trace the call so 
    he can find out where Eggman is.
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    Stage: 09 - Tails
    Route 101
    Chase the President's Limousine!
    Wow, this is a Tails stage that is actually a bit of fun.  In this stage, 
    Tails is in his racing form which he tries to catch the Presidents Limo.  
    The race track is pretty linear so you should have no problem catching the 
    limo.  Make sure your time doesn't run out.  When you cross the checkpoint 
    your time will get increased.  Make sure you collect rings because everytime 
    you get 20 rings you'll get a boost.  Also, everytime you hit one of the red 
    balloon things you'll get a boost too.  To use your boost press Y.  To get 
    speed with your race car type of thing press A and to break press B.  This 
    level is pretty easy and when you see a black limo get behind it and it will 
    show you your ranking.  The average gamer should get a C Ranking in this the 
    first time playing.  There are balloons located all around the course and 
    also by every pit stop.  Also, this will unlock mini cart racing on 
    multiplayer.
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    After you win, you see a clip of the president and his secretary talking 
    about the national crisis that Dr. Eggman created.  The president is 
    chatting with Dr. Eggman in the car and he wants to know what Dr. Eggman 
    wants.  Dr. Eggman wants the president to surrender to the Eggman Empire or 
    the world will not exist.  Sonic comes in to the limo with Tails and turns 
    off the monitor where he is talking to Eggman.  Tails finds out that Eggman 
    is talking to them from the space colony Arc.  Then the movie fades out.
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    Knuckles, Sonic, Amy, and Tails are now outside a pyramid.  Knuckles saw 
    Eggman go in to the pyramid.  Tails decides to go and find the entrance 
    without letting Sonic respond.  Then you see Tails run off and it you get 
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    Stage: 10 - Tails
    Hidden Base
    Find the entrance into Hidden Base!
    Make sure you don't fall in the quick sand or you'll sink.  Go straight  on 
    to the platform and get the 10 coints.  Blow up the robot thats flying 
    around.  Take the left path by blowing up the crate.  Then hover where the 
    rings are to the lower platform.  Before doing that though, kill the other 
    robot flying around.  Now you'll be on the platform and you'll have no where 
    to go.  Blow up the 3 dynamite things by locking on to them.  This will make 
    the level fall.  Now hover over the level and you'll be on a platform with 
    nothing on it.  Blow up the red thing that is in your way and it will give 
    you a platform to stand on.  Stand on that platform and platform your way to 
    the entrance.  Now you'll be in a little room with no way out.  Blow up the 
    wall with the strange face on it by shooting it.  Once you do that blow up 
    the dynamite to your left and straight ahead of you.  Both levels should 
    fall down then so step on the platform to youyr left and then jump on the 
    next platforms.  Kill the two flying things that fly by you to the left.  If 
    you miss, it's ok because they won't come back and attack you.  Then blow up 
    the two pieces of dynamite to lower yet another platform.  Hop onto that 
    platform and you'll be stuck again.  Blow up the funny picture to get in to 
    another room.  Beware, there are two robots in this room with one being on 
    each side.  Blow up both of these robots and then break down the yet another 
    door.  After blowing up that wall you'll see another wall that you must blow 
    up thats a bit lower then you.  Blow up that wall and hover to the entrance. 
       Now you'll be in a hallway.  Blow up the first wall to your left if you 
    want to get an animal.  Walk straight and then blow up the 2nd wall to your 
    right to get another animal.  Blow up the pottery.  Keep walking straight 
    and you'll blow up another wall.  Once you enter the next room there will be 
    three spaceships shooting at you from all sides.  Not a problem though, kill 
    all of them by moving up a little on the path.  Once you kill all of them 
    keep moving straight where you will find another room.  If you want the key 
    to the CHAO place blow up the wall behind you by turning around 180 degrees. 
      If you don't blow up the wall straight ahead of you.  Once blowing up the 
    wall, you'll have a spaceship fly right by you.  Don't be scared, it's easy 
    to shoot down.  Walk straight and blow up the two handles sticking up next 
    to the checkpoint.  One handle is on each side of the checkpoint.  Hit the 
    save checkpoint and blow up the dynamate which is located below the wall.  
    Do that and the wall will fall.  Hover to the platform that just fell down 
    and you will see flags waving in the air.  Keep walking straight and you'll 
    enter another room.  Break that wall and you'll have your first opportunity 
    to platform jump.  Don't be scared, it's not hard.  Jump on the platform in 
    front of you by hovering over to it.  Once there, blow up the robot on the 
    left platform to the side of you.  Hop over to the platform where the robot 
    was just at.  If you decide to go to the right side, you'll end up just 
    getting an animal.  Then once you are on the platform where the robot was 
    jump on the platform that is moving up and down.  Take a left and hover over 
    to the next platform when the platform you are on now is at its highest 
    peak.  Next hover over the platform that is low to get onto the next 
    platform.  Once there, blow up the two dynamite peices at the lower portion 
    of the platform that you are facing.  When it blows up, you'll be on a new 
    platform that is really big.  Get on that platform and move towards the 
    platform that are straight in front of you.  Once you are on them, drop down 
    to the lower platforms on the left of you.  Then hover to the platforms 
    straight in front of you where you will see a hook.  Before jumping on the 
    hook blow up the 3 peices of dynamite on the platform above you.  Then jump 
    onto the next platform and grab the hook.  The hook will bring you to a 
    higher platform where you should see multiple coins.  Gather the coins but 
    before that shoot down the two twirling sticks which are located on the 
    right and left of you.  Get the coins and hover down to the platform which 
    is far from you.  Don't worry if you overshoot the platform because there 
    will be two platforms that are lower then that straight ahead of it.  When I 
    jumped, I thought I landed in the quicksand but instead I was on the lower 
    platform.  Blow up the two spaceships that try to attack you.  Now you 
    should see another hook.  Before grabbing the hook blow up the 3 peices of 
    dynamite on the platform next to it.  Grab the hook and jump onto the next 
    platform.  You should see multiple peices of pottery on the right side of 
    the level.  Blow up the pottery and you'll get some CHAO food and some 
    coins.  Go straight through the entrance and you'll go up two steps.  Then 
    grab the hook.  Don't jump off of the hook instead shoot the four monkeys 
    that are throwing things at you.  When you kill them, you'll get CHAO food.  
    Once you gather the food go up the step and you should see multiple peices 
    of dynamite.  Blow up all the dynamite and a huge platform should fall.  Get 
    on that platform and look right.  You should see an opening in the fence.  
    Get up on the adobe bricks which are huge and start walking straight.  You 
    can't get up any higher then the bricks you are up on so don't bother 
    trying.  Drop down to the platform on the left of you where you should see a 
    red container in front of you.  Blow it up and it will make a small platform 
    for you.  Because you took this so called shortcut you won't have to bother 
    climbing up any platforms because you will already be up there.  Keep on 
    going straight and you should see these two weird creatures with spikes 
    surrounding them.  Kill them by locking on to them with multiple shots from 
    your gun.  Now continue to go straight by taking a long hover to the next 
    platform by the save point.  If you are worried that you won't make it do a 
    running start to ensure you will.  Hit the checkpoint and you'll see another 
    wall.  Blow up the wall and you'll see many platforms moving in the next 
    room.  Drop down to the first platform and then move to the next one which 
    is slightly moving up and down.  Animals may drop from the ceiling on you 
    but don't worry, that's a good thing.  When your platform is at it's highest 
    peak jump to the next platform which is moving up and down.  Collect the 
    coin on the platform and you'll see a hook.  Don't get up the hook yet 
    instead hover to the far left platform in the corner.  Then go around the 
    statue and you should see another platform on the corner of the wall which 
    is moving.  Before jumping on the platform make sure you blown up all the 
    pottery and make sure you still have some lives left.  If you don't go back 
    to the hook.  If you do continue on.  If you make it on that you should get 
    the worse camera angle in the game.  Ok just wanted to point that out.  Jump 
    back to where the hook is.  The hook will take you up pretty high where 
    you'll get coins on the way.  Before jumping off the hook kill the monkeys 
    that are throwing things at you.  Jump off to the left.  Go forward on the 
    narrow platform and you should see a hook.  Get on the hook and jump off to 
    the next platform which you should see a peice of pottery on it.  Break the 
    pottery and the wall.  Enter the next room where you should see tsome 
    monkeys throwing things at you.  First kill the monkey and the two monkeys 
    on the adobe blocks.  Keep on going straight now and get on the next 
    platform.  Then instead of dropping down take a right and go up the platform 
    to the adobe bricks.  If you do this, you'll by pass the enemy that has the 
    spikes surrounding him.  Blow up the wall that is facing you to the left.  
    If you need coins drop down in to the pit but if you don't hover to the 
    opening of the wall.  Once in there, drop down the to next platform.  Blow 
    up the wall on the right side of the room and then jump up on the platform.  
    Once on the platform blow up the next wall that you immediently face after 
    the camera turns.  Walk inside and you'll see a picture.  Blow up the 
    picture and you'll have a step to jump up.  Jump up and walk straight.  If 
    you want an animal break the first left wall and then collect the animal.  
    If not keep walking straight and you'll come to yet another wall.  Blow up 
    that wall and you'll see a checkpoint.  Before you hit the checkpoint if you 
    turn left you will get some coins and an extra life.  Hit the check point 
    and drop down to another moving platform.  Jump forward to the next 
    platforms which are moving.  Grab the hook and then you will turn 180 
    degrees around.  Jump off the hook and hover to the next hook you'll see 
    which is straight ahead.  Grab that hook while in air and then you'll go up 
    it.  Once up it you'll see a monkey on the path.  For some reason you can't 
    kill it from the hook so you have to jump off to kill it.  Walk forward and 
    you'll see two black boxes and a crate.  Blow up the crate and you'll see 
    another hook.  Grab the hook and jump on to the next platform.  If you need 
    coins before entering the next room fall off the left side of the platform 
    and go down the black boxes.  You'll get about 6 coints there.  If you don't 
    need coins break the wall and you'll enter a room where you can either go 
    straight or backwards.  There will be two enemies with spikes rotating 
    around them.  Kill them first and then go straight.  You'll see a moving 
    platform.  Jump on that one and then jump on the next one to your left.  
    Hurry up pass all the platforms because there are many monkeys throwing 
    bombs from the adobe bricks.  Kill the monkey in your path and then turn to 
    the breaks and fire like crazy.  Kill all the monkeys anbd then blow up the 
    dynate straight ahead of you.  This will drop a platform.  Go on the 
    platform and break the wall straight ahead of you.  Now drop down the 
    platform and you'll see another one of those enemies with the spikes 
    rotating around him.  Kill him and then go to the left side of the platform. 
      Hover over the quicksand to the platform that is moving up and down.  
    Don't go on the right path because there are monkeys throwing bombs that 
    way.  Get a running start to get onto the next platform.  Before jumping on 
    the next platform blow up the red thing.  Also, blow up the monkey which is 
    located behind the red things.  Now jump to the platform you just blew up.  
    Jump up yet another platform but watch out for monkeys throwing bombs.  Kill 
    the monkeys on the adobe bricks.  Now blow up the three red things and jump 
    on that platform.  Once you are there you should see another wall to blow 
    up.  Blow up that wall and you'll enter another room with platforms all 
    around.  Drop down and take the platform to the left.  Then hover to the 
    platform to straight ahead of you.  Then drop down to the platform on the 
    left of you and grab the hook.  While on the hool blow up all the dynamite 
    on the wall.  Once you do that, jump off to the platform that you are 
    facing.  You should see another hook, grab that and shoot all the monkeys.  
    You can't see the monkeys but shoot all around to make sure there are none 
    around.  There are 2 that you can kill.  Now jump to the brown platform and 
    you'll see another hook.  Grab that and jump to the left red platform.  Jump 
    up to the trampoline red thing and it will fly you to another platform.  
    Before blowing up the wall blow up the left and right poles.  Now blow up 
    the wall and you'll see another enemy that has spikes.  Kill it and you 
    should see the goal.  You shjould get your 10th emblem for completing this 
    mission.
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    Stage: 11
    Pyramid Cave
    Infilitrate Eggman's Hidden Base!
    Hit the boosters right in front of you.  It will send you through a tunnel 
    where you will be going at high speeds.  Jump through the 3 rings to get 
    some points and then collect the coins.  You should see two more boosters 
    that you should hit.  Once hitting that go straight and try hitting the 
    rings on the ceiling.  If you can't it's ok.  Keep on going until you'll see 
    two more boosters.  Hit those and it will send you to a launchpad.  You'll 
    get launched to a checkpoint.  Go forward and hit the the sand meter by 
    doing your homing attack.  This will open up the wall for a short period of 
    time.  Jump off and go inside the opening.  Once in the room hit the 
    trampoline it'll send you to hook.  Go up the hook and jump off to the 
    platform.  You should see some fire.  Go straight and you'll jump on to a 
    rotating platform.  Swing off when you are just about to start going up in a 
    circle.  You should see your first blue box with the Chao key inside on this 
    platform.  If you want it get it but if not hit the hourglass.  This will 
    shoot some platforms from the side of the walls so you can scale the wall.  
    Get on them real fast and scale up the wall.  You should have plenty of time 
    to get up the wall.  Once up, yoiu'll see another hourglass.  Hit that and 
    use your light dash to collect the coins.  Run forward and hit the one of 
    the four boosters.  You'll run around for a short time and then get launched 
    to a place with a lot of coins.  Use your light dash at the beginning of the 
    coin stretch and keep running until you see your first enemy.  Kill the 
    enemy and then go up the platform.  Here you should get the Bounce Bracelet 
    in the green light.  The Bounce Bracelet allows you to jump higher.  You'll 
    now see two enemies.  Kill them and do your bounce move to get up the next 
    platform.  Do this again and get up another platform where you should see a 
    hourglass.  Hit the hourglass and it will send you up to an enemy.  Kill the 
    eneny and run towards the openning.  If you have to kill the enemy you'll 
    probably won't make it in time your first try so go back and hit the 
    hourglass again.  Once you make it through you'll be in a hallway where 
    you'll see a blue animal.  Go forward and you'll see a different type of 
    door.  Pick the white thing up from the red octagon and throw in on the 
    platform where it has a blue circle in the middle.  This should open the 
    door and you should see a checkpoint.  Hit the checkpoint and and grind.  
    Stay on the grind and you'll fly a while to an enemy.  Kill the enemy and 
    you should see another grind rail to the right of you.  Grind that rail too. 
      Remember while grinding hold down B to go faster.   Now jump off the 
    platform and you should see a hallway going up.  Run up it and you'll see a 
    ghost and two enemies on white blocks.  Kill the ghost and then kill the 
    enemies by doing your new jump.  Now pick up the white thing from the red 
    octagon and run all the way back to your second grind rail where you saw 
    another place to put a white thing.  While running back you need to hit the 
    hourglass to open up the door.  Hit some boosters on the way and dodge an 
    enemy.  When you arrive back throw the white thing onto the platform like 
    you did before which should open the door.  Go in and hit the hourglass and 
    start running as fast as you can.  Make sure you hit the boosters on your 
    way through the long hallway.  When you are getting to the end you'll see 
    the door closing and a gap.  Jump the gap and you'll fall down to another 
    booster where you will see another hourglass.  Hit the hourglass and boost 
    all the way through the doors.  If you make it it should say Great.  Now 
    roll underneath the last openning and you'll get boosted on to this long 
    stretch.  The stretch includes loops and a launchpad at the end.  Once you 
    are at the end of it kill the enemy.  Use your new jump to get up the side 
    of the wall on the left of you.  Watch out for the enemy shooting at you.  
    Kill the enemy and then keep going straight.  You'll see another grind pipe 
    which you should grind on.  Make sure you have some speed going into the 
    grind or you'll fall down.  If that is the case hit the hourglass and go up 
    the platforms.  Hurry up, because the platforms slowely close back in to 
    wall.  Go straight and hit your next hourglass.  Spin dash up the slope by 
    stopping and holding down B.   Then hit one of the boosters and you'll be on 
    your way to victory.  Everything else is controlled on its own all you have 
    to do is keep on going.  You should pick up your 11th emblem here.
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    A cutscene with all four characters come up.  Tails talks about a door being 
    locked.  Sonic tells Knuckles to find the key to open the door.
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    Stage: 12
    Death Chamber
    Find the 3 Gate Keys!
    You'll start off on a platform.  If you flip the hourglass and run in the 
    first room you'll see another room you can run in to.  Instead of running in 
    turn right and you'll see four boxes.  Break the boxes and you'll see a 
    green light.  You'll get your hammer gloves which can increase your punch 
    attack power.  You'll need this to beat this level.  Now you can break the 
    gray boxes open.  I found this level to be extremely easy and on your first 
    turn it shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes to complete.  Some things that 
    you should know that each color is the same and there is usually a key in 
    each color.  If you are stuck somewhere and have no idea where to go and see 
    a weird kind of wall dig through it 3 times.  You should be able to go 
    through it.  This is how I got one key in this level.  Another thing you 
    should know is that there are plently of televisions that will help you find 
    the keys.  It's not really necessary to use the televisions in this level 
    because the level is very linear.  If you are having any difficulty in this 
    level you should try going through walls.  Remember the radar never lies and 
    most of the keys found here are buried either in the ground or in the wall.  
    To open the doors in this level there are plently of hourglasses to use.  If 
    you are seriously having trouble finding a key die and then the key will be 
    generated somewhere else.  You may get lucky and find the key right where 
    you start off.  Once you complete this level you will get your 12th emblem.
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    After you complete your 12th stage there will be a cutscene with Knuckles.  
    He'll see a ghost and say What the...then you'll fight the ghost.
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    King Boom Boo
    The King of Ghosts
    This boss is actually pretty easy to beat.  You start off with no coins so 
    make sure you pick up a coin right when you start.  Run around until you get 
    behind him and see a hourglass with a small ghost guarding it.  Hit the 
    small ghost and it will open the sun roof.  King Boom Boo hates the sun so 
    he'll panick.  Look for his shadow it will either be on the ground or on the 
    side of the wall.  When you see it run to it and if you are on his shadow it 
    will freeze his shadow.  Then dig it up and you'll see him run out in a real 
    slow pace.  Touch him and he will lose energy.  Once you touch him, he'll 
    start running real fast so it is very hard to hit him twice in a row.  Once 
    the sunroof closes repeat the same thing.  King Boom Boo has three attacks.  
    He has the attack where he throws blue fireballs from his hands, he has when 
    he flies after you at a high speed, and he has when he stops and shoots a 
    line of blue fire.  When he shoots the line of blue fire, this is the best 
    time to get to the hourglass.  This is because he is stationed in one 
    position and he can't get to the hourglass in time.  If you try outrunning 
    King Boom Boo he will simply turn the other way to block you from hitting 
    the hourglass.   Make sure you only collect one coin at a time because there 
    is a good chance that you will get hit by one of King Boom Boo's weapons.  
    If you only have one coin, then you can always go and get another coin.  The 
    coins are located on the outside of the ring.  If King Boom Boo attacks you 
    with his high speed fly make sure you hug the wall and run as fast as you 
    can.  Doing this will get you away from King Boom Boo.  King Boom Boo is a 
    pretty easy boss to beat and shouldn't take that long to kill.  I took care 
    of him on my 3rd turn when I first played him.
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    After you defeat King Boom Boo, you see Knuckles, Tails, Amy, and Sonic.  
    Then Eggman comes and Sonic tells his friends that he will take care of 
    Eggman.  Eggman shows them his servant who is a huge rock egyptian type of 
    thing.  Then the scene cuts out.
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    Egg Golem
    The Golem
    This could possibly be the easiest boss in the game so far.  To kill Egg 
    Golem you must get behind him and climb the platforms on the back of his 
    head.  Once you reach the top, touch the button and it will hurt him.  Don't 
    worry if you fall to the quicksand you can easily jump out of with Sonic.  
    In the quicksand there are tons of coins and many hooks to get back up the 
    level.  Egg Golem is pretty strong and he does smash some of the path to the 
    ground leaving spots where you have to jump.  Egg Golem has two moves.  One 
    move is his punch where he swings from over the top and tries to smash you.  
    The other move he has is he takes his hand and runs it across the platform 
    spinning in circles trying to knock you off.  None of these moves that the 
    Egg Golem have are effective at all.  I actually took care of Egg Golem on 
    my first try and you shouldn't have a problem either.
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    After you defeat Egg Golem you'll see a spaceship that lifts out.  Sonic 
    runs inside the spaceship and he gets lifted off from the top of the 
    pyramid.  The spaceship goes in to space and you see Dr. Eggman's colony.  
    The spaceship gets hit by a rock and Knuckles touches a lever.
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    Sonic, Amy, Tails are in the shuttle.  Tails talks about Arc being the most 
    technological place at its time.  Sonic reminds them that they should find 
    the cannon and destroy it.  They found out that the defense shields are 
    extremely strong.  Tails made a fake chaos emerald that looks extremely 
    real.  Tails wants to get the real chaos emerald and switch it with the fake 
    one to power down the machine.
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    Stage: 13
    Eternal Engine
    Destroy the colony's power generator!
    You start off facing two shuttles.  Kill both shuttles and the door in front 
    of you should open.  Head forward and kill the three shuttles you come 
    across of.  Also, blow up everything else in your site of path.  The door on 
    the right should open up.  Go inside and kill the shuttles that are shooting 
    at you.  Once they are dead the door should open up.  Walk towards it by 
    collecting the four rings.  Go forward and run to the right crate.  Blow it 
    up so you can jump on the trampoline as fast as possible.  If you can't make 
    it in time you might get hit by some bombs.  Once on the trampoline you'll 
    fly to a hook.  Grab the hook and it will take you up a few stories.  Kill 
    the shuttle and hover to the other hook.  Grab the hook and it will take you 
    up a couple more stories.  Now hover off the hook in to the room with the 
    enemy flying around in it.  Right when you get in the room blow up the two 
    enemies and the two tubes.  Then continue straight and the wall should open 
    up.  You should see your first checkpoint.  Blow up the walls but make sure 
    you don't get sucked in to space.  Take a left after blowing up the walls 
    and the door should open.  Kill the three shuttles and the blow up the two 
    tubes.  You'll then encounter some red beams.  Jump to the left of them and 
    hover by them.  Then collect the coins and the door should open up.  Go 
    through the door and kill the enemy.  After killing him, another door should 
    open up.  Blow up the camera type of thing and try opening the door.  The 
    door should not open.  Go out of the room and go straight and you will see 
    two crates.  Blow up the crates and the dynamite.  Now you should see a 
    white switch.  Hit the switch but make sure you don't fly in to outer space. 
      Now go back to the door you couldn't open and it should be open. Walk 
    through it and blow up the robot on the path.  Then blow up the dynamite and 
    hover over the platform that blows up.  The door should open up.  When 
    you're done with that go in the next room.  Blow up all the enemies but try 
    not to blow up the time capsules.  Note that this is the first place that 
    you should make sure you don't blow them up because if you do you will most 
    likely get sucked in to space.  In the rooms before this, it was really hard 
    to get sucked in to space even if you did blow them up.  That's why I told 
    you guys to blow them up.  Ok anyways, don't blow up any of the dynamite.  
    Walk right through this room and the door should open.  You should now be 
    some dark room with two shuttles flying.  Kill the two shuttles and jump 
    down.  Make sure you land on the middle platform.   Kill the enemies on the 
    right and left platforms and then go back to where you came out of.  There 
    should be a rocket now.  Shoot the rocket off and it will hit the cages.  
    Now go through the openning by going on the middle platform and hovering to 
    the opening.  Inside the room all the enemies should already be dead.  Go 
    straight and another door will open.  Go straight and kill the plane that 
    flies by you.  Wath out for the weight that drops down.  Jump over it when 
    it falls.  Now hit the tank in the middle of the two trampolines.  The 
    weight should rise up and while you get flown in the air hover onto the 
    weight.  This may take a while to do but you need to do it.  From the 
    weight, grab the hook.  You'll fly up a few stories and see another hook.  
    Jump down to it (don't hover) to hold on to it.  Now hold onto the hook.  It 
    should bring you up to a room with two thigns flying on the walls.  Don't 
    kill them, just walk by them and the door will open.  Now you will see a 
    water animal in the next room.  Kill it and then the door on the left will 
    open.  Walk through that door and kill the water blob.  Also, kill the two 
    water blobs on the ceiling.  Now you will see some red lights.  Don't touch 
    them or you will get hurt.  Instead over to the left of them to get by them. 
      Make sure you go to the left side because there will be an opening in the 
    ground that will kill you.  After you get pass the lazors you will open the 
    next door.  When the door opens there will be 3 shuttles.  Kill them and 
    hover to the left of the screen by the crates. Blow up the crates and jump 
    on the gray box.  Now this is your first true test of platform jumping.  
    There will be four platforms raising up and down with lazors going through 
    them.  Jump ont he first platform right when it starts rasing up from the 
    lazors.  Right after that jump onto the far left platform and you'll be 
    safe.  Now jump to the center platform to the right of you right when it 
    starts going up from the lasors.  Once on that platform hover off and hit 
    the balloon.  Now go down and hit the next checkpoint.  The door will open 
    and you'll see two doors.  One door won't open so go to the left door.  Kill 
    the four shuttles in the room and continue in to the next room.  You will 
    now be in space.  Kill the two shuttles and blow up the robot on the first 
    right turn off the path.  Make sure you don't blow up any of the dynamite.  
    Now grab the hook and hop onto the next platform.  Kill the shuttle and kill 
    all the planes that are flying around.  Hover over the part of the path that 
    just fell and collect the coins.  Kill all the planes after this and don't 
    blow up the dynamite.  If you do it's ok but it makes it a bit harder for 
    you to grab the hook.  Grab the hook and jump to the platform on the right 
    of you.  Collect the coins and blow up the planes.  Now open the door and 
    you will get to your next checkpoint.  Go through it and open the next door. 
      Blow up the plane and go to the left of the lasors.  If you didn't blow up 
    any of the dynamite you should have no problem getting to the next room.  In 
    the next room, kill the blob on the pathway.  Also, kill the two flying 
    blobs.  Try not to blow up the ramp.  Hit the white switch and jump off the 
    platform.  You will now see a green light which if you hit you'll get the 
    Bazooka.  It's a Volkan Power Up and you can break through iron containers 
    that you couldn't break before.  Now get out of the room and jump off the 
    ledge.  Hover to a platform and blow up all the boxes lined up.  Dodge the 
    planes and get pass the lasors by jumping to the left of them.  Get out of 
    the room and then go to the next room where you will kill the blue enemy.  
    Try to not blow up any dynamite or you will probably die.  Once there, grab 
    the hook you see.  You will go up and see another hook to the front of you.  
    Hover to that hook and drop down on the platform.  The platform will now 
    start going up and a door will open.  Go through the door and then another 
    door will opoen.  In that next door, you'll see a checkpoint.  Go through 
    the checkpoint and the next door will open.  Hover to the platform that is 
    by itself.  The platform will fall down so hover.  Let go off the hover 
    button and you find yourself floating in space.  You'll have tons of enemies 
    that will be shooting at you.  Try to shoot as many as you can and make it 
    to the door as fast as possible.  Once you get to the door it will open up.  
    Inside, collect the coins and open up another door.  A big blue enemy will 
    be inside waiting for you.  Shoot him and you'll be on a ledge all by 
    yourself.  Jump off the ledge and you'll see lines of lasors.  Stick to the 
    wall and you'll be ok.  Hover down shooting everything in your path.  Once 
    down drop down to the platform by itself.  You should hear Sonic say 
    something to you.  Now you'll see a big peice of equipment with blue buttons 
    flashing.  Blow all of them up and the front of the equipment will blow up 
    exposing the goal.  Hover to the platform and then jump up onto the next 
    platform to get the goal.  You should get your 13th emblem.
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    Tails tells Sonic to put the emerald in.  Then Dr. Eggman scares Tails.  
    Tails try to say something about Amy but he fades out.  Sonic is left 
    wondering where Amy is.
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    Stage: 14
    Meteor Herd
    Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald!
    This is one of the harder Knuckles stages.  The path is linear but it is 
    very long.  A few things that I should point out is that the storage 
    containers are the big blue things floating by themselves.  Also, it is 
    pretty hard to die in this level.  The only way you can die is by getting 
    hit by meteors.  The chance of getting hit by a meteor is very slim but 
    possible.  Look out for them if you are having no coins.  Also, if you 
    remember that I can not tell you where the emeralds are in this stage 
    because they are randomely generated.  Don't worry though, always consult 
    the televisions for tips.  If you do this, you will know where the emeralds 
    are located.  Other than that, there is really nothing else I can tell you 
    to do.  Remember to dig if you can't find the emerald.  Also, if you are 
    sure that your radar isn't working just kill yourself.  The emerald will be 
    generated in a different place.  When you find the 3 pieces of the emerald 
    you'll get your 14th emblem.
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    You'll see a cut scene Rouge the Bat and Knuckles arguing.  Then you will 
    fight Rouge.
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    Rouge
    This is one of the easiest battles in the game.  Right when you can move, go 
    get a coin to make sure you have life.  Only get one coin though because you 
    don't want to run out of the coins at the end of the game.  Alright, beating 
    Rouge is simple.  All you have to do is run and hit B when you are near her. 
      This will punch her.  She takes about 5 punches.  The floor will probably 
    break open underneath you guys when you are fighting.  Don't worry, just fly 
    around a locate Rouge.  Don't fight her in the air because she will beat 
    you.  When the floor gets back together, attack her again.  Rouge is pretty 
    weak but she will still try killing you.  The way she tries killing you is 
    by climbing up a wall and then stomping down on you.  Make sure you don't 
    try to attack her when she is on a wall.  Let her off the wall and then 
    punch her.  Rouge isn't a hard boss so you should be able to beat her your 
    first try.
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    After defeating Rouge you'll see Knuckles breathing hard.  They both say the 
    same thing because they want back their emeralds.  Rouge falls down and 
    Knuckles saves her.  Rouge tells him not to touch her.  Rouge gaves Knuckles 
    some pieces of a emerald.  Knuckles leaves and then Rouge smiles after 
    giving him the emerald.
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    Stage: 15
    Crazy Gadget
    Hurry and find Eggman!
    This is the hardest level in the game so far.  If you can get by this level 
    then you should pat yourself on your back.  Start off by collecting the 
    coins infront of you.  Then run to the door and it will open.  Kill the two 
    robots and you should clear the path.  Run forward some more and then a 
    robot will drop down.  He's no problem to kill.  Get the bin of coins and 
    the camera will change.  Now you will be facing a different direction.  
    You'll see a huge opening when you can run down.  Run down and kill the blue 
    enemy.  Jump on the crates and press the switch poiting up between the two 
    gray boxes.  This will make you and the gray boxes go to the ceiling.  Now 
    you can run on the ceiling.  Run as far as you can and you should see 
    another blue enemy.  Run passs him and the hit the switch that has the arrow 
    pointing down.  You hit the switch by pressing X.  Now brake the crate and 
    kill the robot.  Gather the coins and kill the blue enemy.  Then grab the 
    hook and you will go up.  When you are up on the hook jump down on the lower 
    hook.  Now you will be up on the highest point.  Jump off the hook and you 
    should hit the checkpoint.  Get the coins and then smash the glass in the 
    tube.  This will send you up the tube.  You'll go on a short journey and 
    then end up on a new platform.  You'll see the platforms in the center move. 
      Go to the left of the screen and you'll see 2 shuttles.  You can't hit the 
    shuttles when they are charging are you will automatically lose coins.  Hit 
    them when they aren't charged and then hit the trampoline to get up onto 
    another platform.  On this next platform there will be two robots.  They 
    should blow up automatically.  Stay to the left side of the wall until you 
    see the green arrow pointing up.  Tap X and you'll be on the ceiling again.  
    Break through the crates.  The middle crate will have a trampoline pointing 
    down.  Hit it and while you go down push forward on the joystick.  Now you 
    will still be on the ceiling.  You can try hitting the green switch pointing 
    down but it won't work.  Instead spin trhough the wall and you should see a 
    checkpoint.  Run through the checkpoint and grind on the rail by doing a 
    spindash on the ceiling.  Keep going and you will see three arrows.  If you 
    press the one going down, you will die.  Press the left arrow and then hit 
    down the side of the wall. You should see an opening in the wall with an 
    arrow point to the right.  Hit it and you will fly onto the right wall.  Now 
    go down the right side of the wall and grind the bar between the two gray 
    boxes.  It will be a long grind.  You'll end up on a platform with a blue 
    enemy.  Kill the blue enemy and then continue going straight.  Kill the 
    three shuttles when they aren't surrounded by electricity.  Hit the booster 
    and collect the coins.  You'll now see an enemy that you never saw before.  
    He will throw out little creatures.  There will be so many creatures on th 
    floor.  Instead of killing them, kill a few of them and then kill him by 
    flying up and doing the homing attack.  After killing him the door will 
    open.  Go through the checkpoint and grind the bar if you would like.  Turn 
    left and kill the robot with the shield.  Again, grind the bar if you would 
    like.  If you do grind the bar you will grind it with your hands.  Kill the 
    robot and then make your way upt he gray boxes.  You should see four 
    shuttles.  Make sure you start attacking them right after they used their 
    electricity shield.  Homing attack all four of them and then homing attack 
    the rings.  Right when you hit the first ring press B to do your light dash. 
      This will let you gather all the coins.  Now the door will open.  Go 
    through the door and you'll hit another checkpoint.  Gather the coins and 
    break through the glass to the pipe.  You will roll through a long tube 
    where you will end up in a new room backwards.  Collect the coins and keep 
    going straight.  There should be platforms moving on top of you.  Dodge the 
    three blue enemies and all the crates and run to the green arrow pointing 
    down.  Press X and you will fall to the ground.  Now hit the trampoline on 
    the right back side of the room.  You'll go back to where you were right 
    before falling down but you will be now on the ground.  You'll see all these 
    gray crates and a green light shining out of them.  Go in the middle of the 
    crates and you'll get the Flame Ring.  The Flame Ring allows you to use a 
    powerful "Fire Somersault"   Head back to the room you just came from with 
    the two arrows.  Break the three boxes on the back wall next to the second 
    arrow.  Now go back to the first arrow.  Press X on the next green arrow 
    pointing up.  You will be on the ceiling.  Now go straight and press B to do 
    a somersault.  This will get you through the little openning in the wall.  
    Break the crate that you see right when you enter the new room.  Follow the 
    coins and you should see a blue enemy.  Forget about the enemy and hit the 
    trampolines facing down on the right of him.  Press forward while flying 
    down to get in to a new hallway.  Go down and you should see a grind pipe.  
    Grind the rail and you will enter yet another room.  Again, dodge the blue 
    enemy and hit the trampolines facing down in front of you.  Press forward on 
    the analog to get in to a new room.  The following is a bit hard to do.  Get 
    on the edge of the platform and change your camera view facing the coins.  
    Press B to collect all the coins.  If you don't do this you'll die from 
    either the top or the bottom.  Walk straight on the ceiling and blow up the 
    crate.  You should see a trampoline facing down.  Hit that and you will now 
    be on the floor.  You'll see a blue enemy.  Kill him and the door will open 
    with a line of coins.  Press B to do the light dash.  Make sure you at the 
    end of the platform or it might not work.  You'll get tons of rings and go 
    in to a new room where you'll see another one of those enemies who shoot out 
    all the little creatures.  Turn in the door you just opened and you should 
    see a shuttle.  Kill him when his lightning is off and grind the rail.  When 
    you get off the rail you should see two robots with sheilds and a shuttle.  
    Kill the shuttle and kill the two robots.  Break open the glass and go in to 
    the warp tube.  When you get out of the warp tube kill the three blue 
    enemies.  This will open up another door where you should see two rotating 
    spikes and a red bar.  Try making it over the the bar.  Then if you can't 
    make it fall down and kill the enemy on the bottom.  This will open the 
    bottom door.  Get the 10 coins and then the next door will open.  You should 
    see a whole on the floor.  Don't go by the hole in the floor instead hug the 
    right side.  Then hit the high platform by doing your high jump that you 
    learned a couple stages ago.  Now you should hit a trampoline that will fly 
    you up to another platform.  Kill the two robots and then the door will open 
    up.  You should see a checkpoint.  Hit the white switch and hit the boost 
    meter.  You will make it through the door and collect coins.  Now hit the 
    switch to make you go up to the ceiling.  Break the first box in front of 
    you.  You should see lasors.  Go to the left side of the purple ceiling and 
    you should see a shuttle.  Dodge the shuttle and hit the arrow pointing 
    left.  This will send you in space onto a green platform.  Collect the 
    coins.  Go down the green platform and you should see a gray box.  Get 
    behind the gray box and do your special jump that you learned in the 
    previous stages.  This will send you down the platform onto a new platform.  
    Hit the arrow and you should be sent to a yellow platform.  Now this is 
    probably the hardest part of the game so far.  Gather the coins and jump to 
    the switch from the edge of the yellow platform.  Don't climb up the tall 
    part of the platform jump from the past part of the horizontal part.  Land 
    on the arrow and press X.  Now hit the trampoline and you'll go flying 
    straight out.  Press down and you'll be on a new yellow platform.  Hit the 
    trampoline and you'll grind the rail.  If you think you are going to fall 
    just press B and that will just do your light dash.  Now you should see some 
    shuttles with lightning surround them.  Don't worry, passing them shouldn't 
    be a problem if you leave to the right side after they are done powering up. 
      Now hit the trampoline and push left while in the air.  You'll hit a 
    purple platform.  Go straight and you should see a line of coins.  Hit B to 
    do your light dash.  You will end up on a teal color platform.  Get the 
    coins and hit the switch.  You will now be sent on the purple platform.  
    Start going right and you should hit a white switch.  Now hit the arrow and 
    you'll go to a red platform.  Don't worry about the enemy instead hit the 
    arrow to the left side of you.  Now you should be walking normal on a purple 
    platform.  You'll see the hidden animal in the cage.   Hit the switch going 
    up and now you should be back on the platform.  Dodge the enemy by running 
    to the left and then running to the gray boxes.  Hit the switch and you 
    should fall on another platform.  Now you should be standing up.  You see a 
    rocket.  Make the rocket hit the green wall and then you'll see the goal 
    appear.  Wow!  You completed the hardest level yet.  You know should get 
    your 15th emblem.
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    After completing the level you see a picture of the Earth.  Then you see 
    Tails, Amy, and Dr. Eggman.  Sonic come through the door and Dr. Eggman aims 
    the gun at Amy.  Eggman tells Sonic to hand him over the chaos emerald.  He 
    decides to hand Eggman the fake emerald that Tails made.  Eggman knows that 
    the emerald was fake because Tails tells him.  Sonic is locked in a air tube 
    and is sent flying in to space.  Sonic then remembers the emerald has the 
    same wavelenghts and properties and their is a big explosion.  Tails and Amy 
    thinks that Sonic died from the explosion.
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    Dr. Eggman
    This is very easy.  All you have to do is line up your gun with Dr. Eggman 
    and shoot him.  You can shoot him numerous times in a row.  Usually, he'll 
    die after 5 shots.  Don't worry about coins because Tails doesn't need any.  
    Eggman has one special attack that he uses which is not special at all.  It 
    doesn't work at all if you can run away from it.  To run away from his 
    missles that he shoots out just hog the outside of the wall and run as fast 
    as you can.  Then when the missles are done shoot Eggman multiple times.  
    It's that easy to kill him.
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    After you defeat Dr. Eggman with Tails you see Knuckles and he sees Sonic 
    fall to the ground.  Sonic tells Knuckles that he was able to use the Chaos 
    Control.  Sonic tells Knuckles that before the cannon fires he'll slam dunk 
    it in it.
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    Stage: 16
    Final Rush
    Hurry and find the point of the Cannon!
    This is a long level.  It's not that hard but it's really long.  You start 
    off by flying off a rocket.  Grind the first bar and then switch over to the 
    bar on the left side when you fly off.  I'm still talking about the bars in 
    front of you, i'm just saying the one on the left then the short one on the 
    right side.  Grind that and then jump off to the other grind bar.  Once you 
    grind the other grind bar you should hit a platform.  Wow, a lot of grinding 
    already.  Jump up from the platform and you should be on a blue color 
    platform.  Grind this bar all the way down.  Once you are done you'll come 
    to some boosters.  Hit those and start grinding on the new bar.  Make sure 
    you are going real fast or the robot that you saw before getting on the bar 
    will hit you.  If you are having trouble with the robot hitting you, spin 
    dash to the bar and then you'll make it for sure.  Grind down the bar and 
    you should hit some trampolines.  Hit one, and then you'll be on a purple 
    platform.  Grind the orange rail which will then turn in to another rail.  
    Once done grinding this straight rail you'll fly through your checkpoint. 
    Flying through your checkpoint will fly you in to a new platform.  Jump up 
    from the blue Chao key box and get on the platform.  Jump off from the top 
    and position yourself to the farthest right bar. If you get on the right bar 
    you'll know it because it will be the longest bar that you ever grinded on 
    in your life.  Now, when the bar finally ends you'll see two enemies.  While 
    in air, hit the trampoline and you'll get the bomb which will blow them up.  
    Now hit the orange grind bar.  Once done with the loops that it takes you on 
    you'll find anotehr checkpoint.  Hit the checkpoint and again jump from the 
    top of the platform.  This time position yourself to the farthest left bar.  
    When done grinding on this short bar you should end up on a small platform 
    with a trampoline next to you.  Hit the trampoline and you'll begin grinding 
    a purple and yellow bar.  On the bar you will pick up a lot of coins.  Once 
    the bar ends, you'll hit some boosters and then a tramponline which will fly 
    you up to another platform.  The platform should be purple.  Now jump on the 
    gray boxes and you'll get onto another purple platform.  You should see a 
    bar going up.  Do your light dash to get the coins.  This will also help you 
    get speed to grind up the bar.  Grind up the bar and then you'll see a line 
    of coins.  Again do your light dash and you should grind up the bar.  
    Grinding up the bar is a bit harder to do then grinding down a bar.  Once 
    you are up the bar you'll see an enemy.  Kill him.  Note that if you are 
    having trouble grinding up the bar go to the little platform where the ball 
    stars and spin dash up it.  Now grind the yellow and orange bar.  Instead of 
    going down with the bar jump off of it and hit the next yellow bar.  Then 
    make your way to the left bar and then back to the middle bar.  Once the bar 
    ends you should hit a booster and a checkpoint.  Now grind up the bar and 
    you should see a pretty big enemy.  Kill him by homing attacking his head.  
    Now you will see three crates.  Hit the blue crate and then jump down on it 
    by doing your little spin jump (pressing B).  You will fall down to a tunnel 
    where you see a booster.  Hit the numerous boosters and grind off the rail.  
    Now you'll be on a platform.  Jump to the coins and get to the little 
    platform that has the two grind bars.  Grind up the bar and then hit one of 
    the boosters on the platform to grind up the next bar.  Wow, your first 
    grind that you actually get speed on.  Now walk straight and light dash.  
    You should not only get the coins but get up to the pipe where then you can 
    press B to get up the whole pipe.  Now you'll be on another platform.  Jump 
    straight where are the coins are located in a circle.  Now you should see 
    another grind bar.  This grind bar you may have trouble with.  Jump on it 
    and then jump by pressing B.  You will almost make it to the top.  When you 
    are about to fall jump up and you'll hit two grind pipes.  Get off them and 
    get to the platform.  Whew...that was close.  Now grind one of the two grind 
    bars you just used to help you get up here.  That should be no problem.  Now 
    hit the trampoline making sure while in the air that you are going to land 
    on the platform.  Now pick one of the grind bars to grind on.  I pick the 
    left one because there are some coins on it.  Now you should be a blueish 
    platform.  Light dash to not only collect the rings but to get started on 
    the grind.  Once you are up the grind then get the 5 coins.  Jump up to the 
    next platform where you will see another trampoline.  Hit that and you'll 
    land on a platform.  Hop up to the next platform and collect the three 
    coins.  Grind the bar and you'll fly up to a new platform where you should 
    see another checkpoint.  Hit the checkpoint and grind the next rail.  
    Luckily, you'll have glass protecting you when you fly off the rail.  Homing 
    attack the coins to get on the next platform.  Grind the next rail and 
    you'll be up on another platform.  Jump from the platform and you'll hit 
    another trampoline.  Get on the platform and go forward.  Jump to grind the 
    next bar.  Once up jump on to the black platforms with the orange lights 
    flashing.  Hop over to the next platform and kill the blue blob.  Then hop 
    over to the next one and homing attack the blue blob and while in midair 
    positon yourself for the grind.  Grind up the bar and you'll get on a new 
    platform.  Collect the coins and grind up this rail where you will land on 
    yet another platform.  Jump to the next platform and then onto the next one. 
      You should now see another grind bar.  Grind up it and you'll get hit a 
    trampoline.  That trampoline will send you flying in to 3 more trampolines 
    where the last trampoline will send you onto a grind bar.  Grind down the 
    red and yellow bar and hit another checkpoint.  Now you should be at the top 
    of the platform.  Like usual, jump from the top of the platform and get on 
    the railing.  Watch out the railing does end and you have to switch to 
    another one or you will die.  If you switch to the left one you should end 
    up on another platform.  Once there, you will have your choice of two grind 
    bars.  Take the purple and yellow grind bar which should be the right one.  
    Grind up the bar.  This bar is really hard to grind up.  Then you will be 
    shot up to grind on this really high bar to hit a trampoline.  Hit the 
    trampoline and it will send you to another platform.  You have the choice of 
    either grinding a yellow and purple bar or a yellow and orange bar.  Grind 
    the yellow and orange bar slowly.  You'll hit a checkpoint.  Hit the bar for 
    a long grind which will then lead you on to a platform.  The platform is 
    pretty short and there is another grind bar on the end of it.  Hit that 
    grind bar and you'll be launched by a trampoline at the end of it.  If you 
    can hit the grind bar at the top when you are flying feel free to.  If you 
    drop, light dash through the coins and hit the trampoline.  This will send 
    you on a platform with one of those blue enemies.  Kill him and then hop 
    onto the next platform and then to the next platform.  Beware of the plane 
    that is flying around.  Kill him why you are in the height of your jump.  
    Get on the platform and grind the rail.  This rail will send you on a long 
    journey where you will then fly off to platform.  On the platform there is a 
    trampoline.  Hit that and you will see an enemy.  Kill the enemy and then 
    hit the trampolines at the end of the platform.  This will bring you to a 
    platform where there is 2 grind bars.  Pick either one and kill the blue 
    enemy at the end of the rail.  Go in the tunnel and you should see a long 
    row of trampolines.  Hit the trampoline and then you will be on a platform 
    with 3 crates.  Break the middle crate open and fall through it like you did 
    before.  Some kind of lava will be falling but if you keep pace you'll make 
    it.  Then you'll be shot out to the goal where you will pick up your 16th 
    emblem.
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    After you complete the stage you see Sonic and then Shadow comes and talks 
    to him.  Sonic shows Shadow the fake chaos emerald.  They both start running 
    and Shadow asks who he is.  Shadow then says that he can't let Sonic live.
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    Shadow
    He is actually a pretty hard boss to beat.  It took me a good 5 tries before 
    killing him.  You and Shadow start off running side by side.  To kill Shadow 
    homing attack him.  If he blocks it, keep on doing it while in air.  If he 
    gets hit he'll lose coins just like you do.  If he doesn't have any coins 
    and he gets hit, he'll lose more damage then he would if he did have coins.  
    Make sure you get coins by doing your light dash.  Also, if pass Shadow then 
    he will disappear and you'll see him after going pass three sets of rings.  
    He's not that hard to kill but he may take some time to beat.  Remember that 
    he has the same attacks that you do.  You should only get hit once or twice 
    at the most.  Also, if you fall off the side then you will die.  Don't worry 
    though, even if you lose all your lives you get to start over at Shadow 
    agaim.
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    After you defeat Shadow you'll see Tails.  Dr. Eggman is lying down.  Tails 
    and Amy think that Sonic is dead.  Tails and Amy look outside and they see 
    Eggman's base blow up.  Then Sonic is giving the thumb up sign and the 
    credits roll.  At the end of the credits you'll get your 17th emblem.  Also 
    you can now select scenes in the hero stages and time attack boss stages in 
    the hero stages
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    Wow be proud of yourself.  You finish the Hero Adventure!  Now move onto the 
    Dark Adventure where the competition is fierce.  Don't worry though, you'll 
    have me to help you through the whole thing.
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    11: Stage Select
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    If you don't know by now you can select each stage in Stage Select.  Each 
    stage has 6 different missions to it which can get you 6 emblems if you 
    complete each mission.  You should already have an emblem in the first box 
    for completing the Story Mode of the game.  Here I have helped you get all 
    the emblems in Stage Select.  If you are looking for a walkthrough of how to 
    beat the level you are in the wrong section!  Check out the Walkthrough 
    section of the guide for that information!  I've also made a rating key to 
    tell you how difficulty each mission is.  Before reading on, consult the 
    rating key.
    
    
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    1 Star (*)...............Extremely easy should be completed your first time.
    2 Stars (**).............Easy, at the maximum it should take you three lives 
    to complete.
    3 Stars (***)............Moderate.  Sit down and play for 5-8 turns and you 
    should be able to finish this mission.
    4 Stars (****)...........Now we are talking difficult.  Sit down, because 
    this may take a while.  Expect a lot of swearing and sweating from your 
    hands before completing these missions.
    5 Stars (*****)..........Extremely hard.  Almost impossible.  Have time to 
    kill?  Then try these missions!
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                               Hero Adventure
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    Here are all the Hero missions.
    
    
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    City Escape
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Escape From Miltary Pursuit!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 rings!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Collecting 100 rings is a piece of cake in City Escape.   First gather the 
    coins on the right side of the street.  Then cut to the left side of the 
    street to pick up more coins.  At each turn there are 3 coins and there are 
    coins located in the middle of the street.  There are coins floating in the 
    air which you can reach if you complete jumps.  If you miss the rings in the 
    air don't worry, because there are plently of coins in City Escape.  If you 
    have 30 coins when you get off the board you should be fine.  Light dash 
    after an enemy jumps from the screen to pick up 6 coins.  You'll get a few 
    coins on your first grind.  Watch out for the robot after the grind.  Once 
    you get on your first platform jumping there will be 10 coins located in the 
    air.  Jump off the platform to get it.  It's not neccessary to point out 
    where all the coins are because there are at least 300 coins in this level 
    that you can gather.  Just make sure you don't get hit by enemies.  A fast 
    way to get 100 coins is where you get to the white ramp and you spindash up 
    it you'll get about 20 coins.  Then you'll hit a 20 coin thing for doing 
    that.  When you get on the path with the green hills take the left side of 
    the grass and you'll see some boosters.  You'll hit a 20 ring thing right 
    then and be able to light dash and pick up about 20 more rings.  This level 
    is so easy!
    
    
    Mission....................#3
    Description................Find the lost Chao!
    Difficulty.................3 Stars (***)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This mission is actually a bit difficult to do.  To complete this mission 
    first you need to go get the Mystic Melody.  To get the Mystic Melody go to 
    Final Rush.  After you hit the 6th checkpoint you should be facing one long 
    pipe.  Get on the pipe and don't croutch down.  You will go up one big hump 
    and then down another one.  Then on the next big hump jump off the rail and 
    land on the platform where there is a rocket launcher.  Take the rocket 
    launcher.  It will drop you off on a platform where you will get an extra 
    life.  Now you'll see another platform ahead of you.  Jump down there and 
    then hit the trampoline.  Climb up the platform and then grind up the bar.  
    After the grind you will see a green light which is the Mystic Melody.  Now 
    to get the lost chao.  The lost chao is located far in to the level.  Right 
    after you run down the side of the building you will be in the location of 
    the lost chao.  Hit the trampoline and then turn left and run in to the left 
    side back corner.  You should now see an old ancient statue which is about 
    the size of Sonic and has blue dots on it.  Do the mystic melody and a 
    trampoline will pop up.  Jump on it and then you will get onto a hook.  At 
    the top of the hook you will jump off to the next hook.  When you get up the 
    next hook you will see a shuttle.  Hit the shuttle to get to the next hook 
    without touching the analog.  Now on the next hook you will also see a 
    shuttle.  Hit the shuttle to get to the next hook but when you hit the 
    shuttle hold down A so you can get a higher jump.  Now you will be on 
    another hook and you will see some kind of platform moving.  When it is at 
    the peak of its height jump on it and it will launch you to another hook.  
    Climb that hook and you should see another shuttle with electricity 
    surrounding it.  Hit it when the electricity is gone and grab the next hook. 
      Now you will see a red pipe.  Jump off the hook and get swing onto the red 
    pipe.  While swinging you should see an opening in the wall.  Time your 
    swing off so you fly up in the air.  Hug the wall and fall in to the 
    openning in the wall where you should see the chao!
    
    
    Mission....................#4
    Description................Reach the goal within 3 Minutes 0 Seconds!
    Difficulty.................2 Stars (**)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Getting to the goal in 3 minutes is not that hard.  I did it on my third try 
    by completing it in 2 minutes and 58 seconds.  This is how I did it.  I 
    didn't have to speed dash at all to complete it.  Make sure you hit all the 
    jumps and do tricks off all of them.  Not only will this speed you up it 
    will give you faster bonuses.  After you climb up the brick steps and you 
    get on your next short street hog the right side of the street and hit the 
    jump.  You should get speed shoes to speed you up.  I took no shortcuts in 
    this level and did nothing special at all and still got enough time.  You'll 
    know that you'll make it if you hit the last checkpoint and see the truck 
    coming after you with 36 seconds left on the clock.  I hit it at 34 my first 
    try and I saw the goal but didn't have time to jump in it.  At 36, you'll 
    have plenty of time to get in to the goal.  Again, like I said before you 
    should have no trouble beating this level on your first couple of tries.
    
    
    Mission....................Last
    Description................Clear Hard mode!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This should not be called hard mode.  Ok, I'm not going to type out the 
    whole level again because if you need that much help consult the walkthrough 
    section of my guide.  I think that you know how to get through the level so 
    I'm just going to tell you where the new enemies are and where the new 
    puzzles are. After you go down the hill with your board you'll see the 
    beginning of the differences between the regular mode and hard mode.  Walk 
    straight and you'll see 4 robots.  Kill them and then go down the path of 
    coins and you'll see an enemy on the right before going up the stairs.  
    Where there was crates blocking the path in the normal mode there are now 
    boxes.  Break the boxes with your upgrade.  If you can't break them that 
    means you don't have the upgrade.  Before breaking the boxes you'll see two 
    robots with shields.  Kill the robots when they are charging up their lasor. 
      That's the only way you can kill them.  Now watch out for the shuttle.  
    Keep going straight and you'll see a shuttle over the platforms where there 
    use to be coins.  Hit the shuttle and hit the checkpoint.  Once down the 
    hill you'll see your first big change.  Instead of walking up the bricks 
    you'll have to climb up the side of the walls.  Watch out on the 2nd 
    platform because there will be robots on each side of the road.  Go up the 
    stairs and you'll see a robot with a shield.  Kill him and begin your 
    running again down the hill.  Don't go too fast because at the bottom of the 
    hill there will be two robots and a shuttle.  Kill them and grind down the 
    bar.  Go up the white ramp by spin dashing and kill the robot.  Now hit the 
    checkpoint and you'll see some more changes on the grassy hills.  Run pass 
    the two robots on the side platforms and run down the center of the path.  A 
    shuttle will be shooting so just advoid it.  At the bottom of the path there 
    will be a robot.  Kill it.  Right before the flip there will be a robot.  
    Kill him and take the flip.  Go down the wall and here you will have to 
    encounter the hard put of the level.  Kill the two robots with shields and 
    the shuttle.  Now look to the right and you should see a path of coins.  The 
    only problem is that the path of coins is elevate and if you fall you'll 
    die.  Also, you'll see a shuttle flying around.  Hit the shuttle when it is 
    farthest away from you (i.e. closest to the coins) and then jump up and 
    press B.  If you time this perfectly you'll get your light dash and pass the 
    area.  Don't get discourage if you can't do it.  It took me a few tries.  
    After you clear the pit you'll see a place with a grind bar.  Beware of the 
    shuttle at the top of the grind bar.  Now grind down the bar and collect the 
    coins.  When the bar ends there will be another shuttle.  Kill the shuttle 
    and continue grinding on the next bar.  When this bar ends you'll see a 
    robot.  Kill him and then grind on the next bar.  When done grinding beware 
    of the enemies on the right and left of you when you go down the steps.  
    Kill them and you should see some coins on a long path of steps.  Climb the 
    steps and hit your next checkpoint.  Hit the booster by spinning under the 
    pass under and you'll see the truck.  Watch out because the truck is a lot 
    faster this time and will hit you at least once.  Make sure you have some 
    coins so you can take a hit from the truck.  Hit all the boosters and get 
    all the coins.  If you don't know where they are, consult my walkthrough 
    part of this level.  When the truck stops hit the goal and you're done.  Wow 
    5 emblems on City Escape!
    
    
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    Wild Canyon
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 Rings!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is extremely easy to do.  You should collect all the rings on the 
    platforms before floating up the air tube.  You should have about 64 rings 
    before you actually float up. Float up and look for a platform with 30 rings 
    on it.  Hit that and you should have 94 rings.  Don't go by any enemies 
    instead look around and you should see a circle of 6 coins on a platform.  
    Get those and you are done.  Should be completed in less then 3 minutes on 
    your first try.
    
    
    Mission....................#3
    Description................Find the lost Chao!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Go to the Lone Statue where you got the Mystic Melody.  Play the song and 
    then a blue light should appear.  Hit that, and then you'll go to another 
    wall.  Climb up the wall and onto the higher platform.  Walk around the 
    platform until you see some gray boxes.  Hit them and you should see a 
    picture.  Dig through the picture and you'll see another Mystic Melody Box.  
    Play the song and the door will open.  Now play the song again and another 
    blue light will appear.  You will now fall down to a place with the lost 
    chao!  Easy!
    
    
    Mission....................#4
    Description................Collect the Emerald pieces in 2 minutes 0 
    seconds!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This level is so small that it's not hard to find the emeralds in 2 minutes. 
      I beat this on my first try.  All you need to do is know where the 
    televisions are.  There is on right when you start the level.  There are 3 
    basic areas of the level where your radar can go off.  The lower level, the 
    top level by the lone statue, and opposite the lone statue.  You are bound 
    to find the emerald in one of the three areas.  If you collect the first two 
    emeralds in a minute you are basically going to make it for sure.  You get 
    rougly 46 seconds per emerald.  Not hard my friend!
    
    
    Mission....................Last
    Description................Clear Hard mode!
    Difficulty.................4 Stars (****)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is actually pretty hard.  Luckily, on my game it appears that the 
    emblems are always in the same spot so I decided to show you the ones I had. 
      If you don't have the same spots as me here are some tips.  First make 
    sure you look at all the television.  Also, don't give up because the 
    emblems are hidden somewhere in the level.  X Marks the spot is the hint you 
    get for the first emblem.  Fly up the air tube and turn left.  Fly to the 
    platform that looks like a X.  Your radar should be going off  It'll be 
    right under the platform so you can't miss it!  Then the next emblem will be 
    the hardest one to find.  It'll say its in a secret painting.  Fly out of 
    the air tunnel and turn left.  Go under the platform and you should see a 
    trampoline.  Don't hit it.  If you're in the right place you should see an 
    enemy with spikes.  Now climb the wall in dig into the painting.  Make sure 
    you dig in the oval.  Now you will be in a room with 8 of the same 
    paintings.  Mine was on the right side.  It was the middle painting.  Each 
    painting will send you back to where you start except one will give you a 
    emerald.  Your radar won't show won't one it is.  The next one is located in 
    the air tunnel.  Climb the shortest on the bottom level and put on your 
    sunglasses.  You should now see two trampolines.  Hit it and you'll get your 
    next emerald.  Don't try diving because it won't work.
    
    
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    Prison Lane
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Find the core of the Prison!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 rings!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This level is pretty linear and is very easy to get by.  Here are where some 
    notable coins are.  By the two search lights after you a few gates you'll 
    see 10 coins a rooms before the checkpoint.  Watch out now, there will be 
    two flying shuttles coming after you.  Make sure you don't get hit by 
    anything in this level because you probably won't get enough coins then and 
    will have to go to the goal and then restart the level.  This level has a 
    limited supply of coins.  If you get hit you'll lose your coins.  Hit the 
    checkpoint and you should have 34 coins.  Go straight and pick up some 
    coins.  If you make it to the 2nd checkpoint with 62 coins after crossing it 
    you should be fine.  Right after the checkpoint you'll see a cell that you 
    are suppose to go in.  Instead stand on the platform on the right side to 
    boost you up to the top of the cell.  On the roof of the cell you'll get 20 
    coins and an energy shield.  Did you know that if you don't complete the 
    level with 100 coins you can still hit the goal and keep the number of coins 
    you have and new coins will appear.
    
    
    Mission....................#3
    Description................Find the lost Chao!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Right are the checkpoint you'll see a cell that your suppose to go in.  
    Instead stand on the platform on the right side to boost you up to the top 
    of the cell.  On the roof of the cell you should see 20 coins.  Now look 
    back and to the left and you should see a platform with the ancient 
    monument.  Hover over there and play the song.   Now a trampoline should 
    appear.  Hit that and kill all the shuttles.  The door will open and you'll 
    find the chao!
    
    
    Mission....................#4
    Description................Reach the goal within 3 minutes 0 Seconds!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    If you get on the moving platform with 1 minute and 58 seconds you should 
    have no problem completing this stage.  I actually got to the goal with 30 
    seconds remaining on the clock.  Some basic things that I did to save time 
    was when I was on a platform I would jump off and hover instead of letting 
    the platform get to the top.  This saved a bit of time for each platform.  
    Also, stick to the main path and jump blow up everything inm your way.  
    Easy!
    
    
    Mission....................Last
    Description................Clear Hard Mode
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Ok, I already walked you through the whole level in my walkthrough section 
    of the guide so this time I'm just going to explain where new important 
    enemies are and things like that.  Start off by killing the shuttle.  Watch 
    out now two robots will fall before the door opens.  Kill them.  Now keep on 
    walking and you should see a shuttle.  Kill that and then you will encounter 
    your first big change.  A robot with a shield.  Kill him when hes going to 
    shoot you.  Continue on and watch out for the shuttle and the robot.  Now 
    keep walking and you should be able to kill everything easily until you get 
    to a weight that is blocking your path.  Right when the weight falls to the 
    ground start running straight.  You'll run right under it and be right next 
    to a robot.  Kill the robot and then kill the other enemy on the higher 
    platform then you.  A pretty big change that you should notice when you get 
    up the long elevator is that the shuttles now do shoot at you.  Make sure 
    you kill them fast.  After you hit the checkpoint you should keep walking.  
    In a cell there will be two boxes.  Jump over them and watch off for a 
    flying shuttle.  Now you should have a problem opening up the gate.  Go back 
    out off the cell and look to the left while coming out and you should see a 
    platform.  Go on it and kill the shuttle and then the door will open.  After 
    a while of shooting you will come to another robot with a shield.  You must 
    kill him to open the cell door.  Pass through the checkpoint making sure 
    kill all the shuttles outside the cells.  Now kill the three robots in the 
    room and all the shuttles and the door should open up.  If the door doesn't 
    open up that means there are either more shuttles in the room you are in or 
    by the checkpoint.  Upon reaching the goal you should encounter another 
    robot with a sheild.  Kill him and kill everything next to the goal and then 
    the door will open.  Then you will be done!
    
    
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    Metal Harbor
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Escape from the Military Base!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 rings!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    First collect the rings that you see while running down.  When you get to 
    the trampoline jump back and kill the shuttle.  Then jump to the platform 
    and you should see a line of coins that you can light dash across.  You will 
    then find two more lines of coins that you can light dash through.  By now 
    you should have 95 coins.  Keep going until you see a row of enemies 
    hovering across the water.  Kill them and then homing attack the glass of 10 
    rings and you'll complete this level.  Very easy!
    
    
    Mission....................#3
    Description................Find the lost Chao!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is very easy.  I found this my first time looking through the level.  
    On the runaway stay to the left side.  At the end you should see three 
    openings.  The first opening should have a shuttle in it.  The second 
    opening will have a ancient ruin on the 2nd story of it.  Use your special 
    bounce jump to get up their and play the song.  Sonic will say nothing is 
    happening but something did happen.  Now look back out and you should see 
    platforms.  Jump from platform to platform by homing attacking to get to 
    each one.  You need to homing attack because the distance is great from each 
    platform.  Land on the main platform and walk to the yellow plank where you 
    will see the chao.  Easy easy easy!
    
    
    Mission....................#4
    Description................Reach the goal within 2 minutes 0 seconds!
    Difficulty.................2 Stars (**)
    How To Complete Mission:
    In this mission you shouldn't miss up at all or you probably won't make it 
    within 2 minutes.  Right after you get off the launchpad jump high off the 
    platform to hit the the two shuttles.  This will bring you on another 
    platform where you will hit three more shuttles.  Light dash to get the 
    coins and then keep going.  Keep on light dashing at full speed.  When you 
    get to the runway hit the booster on the right side and then the boosters on 
    the left side.  Light dash next to the coins at high speeds.  Continue going 
    at a good rate.  If you launch off with 33-37 seconds remaining you are in 
    great shape.  I hit the goal with 6 seconds remaining when I made it with 37 
    seconds.  Skate down the tunnel and then hit the goal.  It's not hard but it 
    may take you a few turns to get the level down.
    
    
    Mission....................Last
    Description................Clear Hard mode!
    Difficulty.................1 Stars (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is not hard at all.  Basically, through the first checkpoint nothing 
    has changed except there is now a shuttle shooting at you and there are some 
    missing shuttles.  When you have to cross the water by homing attacking the 
    enemies now you have to go in a complete circle.  The major first difference 
    will be on the runway where you will see multiple planes and big balls 
    spinning.  They are easy to dodge if you stick to the booster path.  Hit the 
    checkpoint and there will be your first platform change.  Jump onto the new 
    platform and dodge the shuttle shooting at you.  Hit the booster and you'll 
    do a flip.  There will be a big enemy blocking the path to your first hook.  
    Kill him and then grab the hook.  Coming off the 2nd hook there will be the 
    same enemy.  Kill him again.  Then you'll start running again with litle 
    action until you get shot by your next enemy.  It is kind of hard to avoid 
    the shot but make sure you have some coins so you won't die.  Kill him.  Now 
    instead of a rocket launcher taking you to the platform you see one shuttle 
    hovering over the water.  Once you kill him another one will appear and so 
    on until you get to the yellow platform.  There will be an enemy on the last 
    turn before getting on the missle.  You don't have to worry about him though 
    because if you are going at any kind of speed you will pass him by.  Skate 
    down and get launched off the launch pad.  Hit the gaol and there you are.  
    Easier said then typed.
    
    
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    Green Forest
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Escape from the Island in 8 minutes!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 rings!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Go down the path collecting the rings.  Once you see the two robots look 
    left and you should see a trampoline.  Jump on it and then you should a long 
    line of coins.  Light dash through them and you should have atleast 40 
    coins.  After you swing on the rope beware of multiple robots and shuttles 
    kill them and continue straight.  Once you hit the rope that flies you in to 
    the opening in the ground slow down.  Kill the three robots and the shuttle. 
      Pick up the coins.  Now hit the booster and you should see two more 
    boosters pointing right.  Before hitting those go right and you should see 
    30 coins.  Now hit the booster and you should see a checkpoint.  Turn 180 
    degrees around before you enter where the checkpoint is located.  You should 
    see 10 coins.  Now continue to the checkpoint and you should get 100 coins 
    before hitting it.  Easy!
    
    
    Mission....................#3
    Description................Find the lost Chao!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Right after you hit all the trampolines on the platforms by the three wooden 
    boxes you should see a checkpoint.  I believe its the 3rd checkpoiint.  
    Don't hit it instead stay on the top of the hill.  Look over the left edge 
    and you should see a platform with a ancient ruin.  Play the mystic melody 
    and platforms will appear.  Bounce attack up the platforms and then kill the 
    shuttles and you will see the chao!
    
    
    Mission....................#4
    Description................Reach the goal within 4 minutes 0 seconds!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    You should have plenty of time completing this level.  I did it with over a 
    minute remaining.  Right when you start down the path you will see two 
    robots.  Turn left and hit the trampoline.  Light dash through the coins and 
    hit the boosters.  What a shortcut.  Now just stay to the main path.  Don't 
    worry about killing enemies just run pass them.  You have a lot of room to 
    mess up in this level so don't even worry about being pressured.
    
    
    Mission....................Last
    Description................Clear Hard mode!
    Difficulty.................2 Stars (**)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is not a hard level but the last part of it may kill you a few times.  
    Run down and you should see three robots.  Kill the robot on the left and 
    then take bounce upto the platforms.  Light dash across the rings.  Now you 
    will be going at high speeds and you will fly pass water.  Hit the shuttle 
    to make it across to the other platform where you will hit a laucnhpad.  
    Keep going and you will get launched into an opening in the ground.  Kill 
    the three robots and hit the booster.  Now there will be no booster.  Spin 
    dash up the loop and then hit the booster while going up.  Now go down the 
    path and beware of the three spikes sticking out of the ground.  Dodge them 
    and hit the trampolines.  Now continue straight until you hit the row of 
    trampolines to scale the mountain.  Right when you hit the first trampoline 
    you will see an enemy with rotating spikes.  Dodge him in mid air and hit 
    the other trampoline.  After hitting more trampolines you will fly to a 
    platform with a robot.  Kill him and hit the booster by hitting the robot 
    while in mid air.  If you can't make it to the booster you will fall down to 
    the lowest platform.  Scale back up and hit the booster by doing your bounce 
    attack and then homing attack.  Now hit the checkpoint and start going down 
    the path.  Beware of the spikes sticking out of the ground.  Your last 
    challenge will be where the platforms fall at the end of the level.  Hurry 
    up because they will sink in the water.  Make it up the platforms by doing 
    the bounce attacks.  Once up then hit the goal and you will clear hard the 
    hard mode!
    
    
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    Pumpkin Hill
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Find 3 peices of the Master Emerald!
    Difficulty.................3 Stars (***)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 rings!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    There are limited amount of coins in this level but it's not hard for two 
    reasons.  One reason is that there are very few enemies to hit you.  The 
    other reason is that it's easy to find the goal.  If you can't find anymore 
    rings just hit the goal and you will start over with all the rings you had.  
    Plus, all the rings you collected will be back in the same place so you can 
    collect them again.  The goal is on one of the lower platforms when I 
    played.  Balloons also carry a lot of coins in this level so look for them.
    
    Mission....................#3
    Description................Find the lost Chao!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Start off going straight to the main platform.  Then take a right so you go 
    to the rocket.  Take the rocket up and look to your around.  On your left 
    side you should see a big mountain.  Fly over to the mountain and drop off 
    at the lowest part of it.  It's on the left side of the main platform you 
    will fly on.  Take the rocket to the top of the hill where you should see an 
    ancient ruin.  Play the mystic melody and some platforms should appear.  
    Climb up the platforms and keep on going straight and you should see the 
    chao.  Easy huh?
    
    
    Mission....................#4
    Description................Collect the Emerald pieces in 3 minutes 0 
    seconds!
    Difficulty.................4 Stars (****)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is probably the hardest mission so far.  You have about a minute for 
    each emerald.  There will always be an emerald on Pumpkin Hill and always 
    one on Church Hill.  Know the map and then you will probably get it after 
    10-15 turns.  I got it with 20 seconds remaining and got an A rank.  I was 
    so happy.  Know where the televisions are at all times.  A good way to find 
    out where the emeralds are is right in the beginning take the rocket up.  
    Hit the rocket on the left platform to get to Pumpkin Hill.  If you hear the 
    radar go off then you know that it is on Pumpkin Hil.  If you don't then fly 
    over to Church Hill.  If the radar still doesn't off fly to the middle and 
    drop to lower elevation.  This is the stategy I used to get the three 
    emeralds.
    
    
    Mission....................Last
    Description................Clear Hard mode!
    Difficulty.................2 Stars (**)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is not that hard.  Use the televisions to help find where the emeralds 
    are.  These emeralds are in weird places.  Again, when I quit and came back 
    to this level the emblems were in the same place.  There is one underneath 
    the platform that is close to the stage.  If you start off the game and your 
    radar goes off then you should take the rocket up and fly to the wall.  You 
    should see the emerald underneath a platform.  The hint will say something 
    rusty or something underneath.  The next emerald is on a platform where 
    there is fire.  Two skulls should blow fire.  Once they stop dig in the wall 
    where they were blowing fire and you should find the next emerald.  The last 
    emerald is on top of church hil.  Put your sunglasses on when you are on the 
    tip of the antenna and then you should hit a trampoline.  While in the air 
    fly to the emerald.  Again like I said before you may not have the same 
    locations as me but it seems like I always have the same location.  
    Goodluck, this may take a few minutes to find the three emeralds if they 
    aren't in these locations.
    
    
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    Mission Street
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Elude enemy pursuit!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 rings!
    Difficulty.................4 Stars (****)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This level is extremely hard for two reasons.  One reason is there is a very 
    limited amount of coins found in this level.  The other reason is that there 
    are many planes and robots that shoot you.  Ok, once you get out of the 
    tunnel you should have 10 coins.  Run out and kill the three robots and run 
    on the road that's going to break.  Right before the road breaks hover off 
    it and get on the high platform.  Get off and collect the rings and then 
    hover off to the coin trail.  After getting all the rings hover down 
    shooting the three robots.  Now walk back until you see the crates.  Blow up 
    the crates and you should get 10 more coins.  Now your total should be 
    around 35-40 depending on if you missed any coins.  If you are at this 
    total, then you are fine.  Collect the 10 ring thing when you do the 
    platform jumping.  Hit the checkpoint and you should have around 60 coins.  
    Now watch out for planes and bombs.  If you survive this area without 
    getting hit you are almost going to win.  Now keep on going and you will 
    encounter the hardest part after you blow up the metal cages.  Make sure you 
    dodge the planes and kill the robots.  If you make it through here you'll 
    win.  You should have around 75 coins.  Now hit the checkpoint and you'll 
    get a sheild.  Walk through with the sheild and then get the coins on the 
    road.  Yes, you're finally finished.
    
    
    Mission....................#3
    Description................Find the lost Chao!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is fairly easy.  Go through the level and when you get to the 2nd 
    moving platforms stop.  Climb up all the moving platforms and keep walking 
    until you see the checkpoint.  If you see the checkpoint to the right of 
    you, you know you are in the right place.  Instead of going right to hit the 
    checkpoint go left and you should see another platform moving up and down.  
    Fall down and you should see an ancient ruin.  Play the mystic melody and 
    jump into the light.  Now platform jump.  Make sure you kill the robot 
    before jumping onto the platforms.  A good way to know you are over the 
    platform is to locate your shadow.  Follow the platforms and get the chao.
    
    
    Mission....................#4
    Description................Reach the goal within 3 minutes 30 seconds!
    Difficulty.................2 Stars (**)
    How To Complete Mission:
    I'm getting tired of this stage because it real makes me mad.  Luckily, this 
    mission is pretty easy.  Just stick to the main path and you should be fine. 
      I died my first time playing and won with one second my 2nd time playing.  
    It's not that hard, just don't do anything dumb and you'll make it.  If you 
    can't make it, when the first bridge falls in the beginning jump onto the 
    higher platform.  It saves you a few seconds.
    
    
    Mission....................Last
    Description................Clear Hard mode!
    Difficulty.................3 Stars (***)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is not hard but it's not easy either.  Like usual, I'm not going to 
    walk you through the whole level because you should know what to do.  Kill 
    the three robots right in the beginning of the game.  Keep walking and you 
    will see an enemy right before the tunnel.  In the tunnel there will be a 
    wall with all blocks except you can blow through the top middle box if you 
    have the right upgrade.  The first noticable change in this level will be 
    the moving platforms.  Now there will be some missing.  Hover to each of the 
    platforms slowly and you should have no problem climbing up all of them.  
    When you shoot off the rocket right before you hit it two robots will 
    appear.  Kill them.  Now you will see a robot with a shield.  Kill him and 
    continue walking.  Blow up the pillars and you should keep walking.  When 
    you think you are at the end the road will fall.  If you fall down hit the 
    launchpad on the railing.   It will launch you back up.  See that pillar you 
    just knocked down?  Climb up that and then hover over the gap.  When you fly 
    off the next platform you will see a some spikes.  Hover over that and you 
    should be fine.  When you cross the weight there will now be two weights 
    instead of one.  Also, there is no switch to freeze them.  Continue walking 
    and you should see more moving platforms.  Climb up the platform slowly and 
    grab the hook.  Now jump off the hook onto the next platform.  This may be a 
    bit hard to do.  Hit the checkpoint and walk forward.  Now the road will 
    tilt except there will still be a big gap.  Jump on the pillar you knocked 
    down and run to the end of it.  Then hover to make it over the gap.  Walk 
    straight and kill the robot with the shield.  Keep walking and you should 
    encounter your last hard thing to do.  You should see some police cars 
    blocking the tunnel entrance.  Stop and look at the road ahead of you.  It 
    is going to fall into 3 pieces.  Run and hover to the 2nd piece.  Make sure 
    you jump off as soon as possible because it will fall down.  Hover to the 
    next one and kill the enemy.  Now you should be in the tunnel.  Walk forward 
    and from there on it should be a breeze.  Just watch out for the platform 
    right before the goal that will fall down.
    
    
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    Aquatic Mine
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Find 3 pieces of the Master Emerald
    Difficulty.................2 Stars (**)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough.
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 rings!
    Difficulty.................2 Stars (**)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is not that hard.  Get the 10 rings up in the top level and look around 
    for other coins.  You can find a lot of coins in the same place as you got 
    the air tank.  You'll get like 35 coins in there.  Usually, the goal will be 
    on the main level where you start off.  Hit that so you can gather more 
    coins.  This level isn't that hard to do but it might take you a couple of 
    turns.
    
    
    Mission....................#3
    Description................Find the lost Chao!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is pretty easy.  Set the water level to 1 if you want to get the chao.  
    Now go up to the top level by climbing up the main platform and grabbing a 
    hold of the hook.  Now you should see the ancient ruin next to 10 coins.  
    Play the mystic melody and a door will open.  Go through the door and swim 
    down.  You should see a line of coins leading up somewhere in the room.  
    Follow that ring of coins and you will see a spike.  Right before the spike 
    hold onto the hook and get out of the water.  You should now see the chao.
    
    
    Mission....................#4
    Description................Collect the Emerald pieces in 3 minutes 30 
    seconds!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Wow this level is so easy to complete.  I did it with over 1 minute and 30 
    seconds remaining.  All you really need to do is first climb the main 
    platform and set the water level 3.  Now this will really make it easy on 
    you.  If you are lucky, like I was, there will be an emerald up there so you 
    don't even have to bother going in it again.  This level is so small that 
    you will be able to complete it your first time.  Remember if you are having 
    problems always consult the televisions.  They don't lie!
    
    
    Mission....................Last
    Description................Clear Hard mode!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Like usual, the emeralds are located in the same place for everyone on hard 
    mode.  The first emerald is simple to get because you already took the path 
    once before.  It's in the same place as the lost chao was.  Set the water 
    level to 1 if you want to get the chao.  Now go up to the top level by 
    climbing up the main platform and grabbing a hold of the hook.  Now you 
    should see the ancient ruin next to 10 coins.  Play the mystic melody and a 
    door will open.  Go through the door and swim down.  You should see a line 
    of coins leading up somewhere in the room.  Follow that ring of coins and 
    you will see a spike.  Go pass the spike and you should see an extra life 
    and the first emerald.  Keep the water level high and swim down to the 
    bottom level.  Go in the opening on the far left of the screen.  Take a 
    right and then go up the hole.  Make your first right when you start 
    floating up.  If you get lost, try again or start from the second level mine 
    opening.  Swim and you should see three skulls in a triagle.  Look down and 
    you should see an opening.  Swim down pass the three spikes and you'll find 
    your second emerald.  Now go all the way back to where you started the level 
    from.  Look for a big wheel on the wall.  Go up the wheel and you should see 
    a wooden crate.  Hit the crate.  Now hop to the other side of the wheels 
    platform.  Put on your sunglasses and you should see a trampoline.  Hit that 
    and you will get the third emerald. Easy!
    
    
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    Route 101
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Chase the President's limousine!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough.
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 rings!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    I don't know how much easier a level can get.  I don't think it is possible 
    to lose coins in this level.  Maybe you can by hitting cars but you pass by 
    one car in this whole level.  Collect the coins.  If you see some slow down 
    to make sure you get all of them.  Even balloons give you coins so make sure 
    you hit them.  You should be done with this level in no time.  How easy!
    
    
    Mission....................#3
    Description................Don't hit other cars!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is also a very easy stage.  There will be roughly 10 cars in the whole 
    level.  You will only see one through the first checkpoint but then the 
    traffic will gradually pick up.  All you do is stay on the other side of the 
    cars.  If you have to take a turn and a car is to the side of you feel free 
    to slow down almost to a dead stop.  The cars won't try to hit you at all.  
    Don't worry about time because anyone in their right mind could make it with 
    the time limits given.  This is an extremely easy level!
    
    
    Mission....................#4
    Description................Don't hit the walls!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This mission may actually be easier then the car mission because on this 
    mission you need to take your time so you won't make dumb mistakes.  Feel 
    free to go as slow as you want because you will most likely make the 
    checkpoints.  Only use the boost on long strage aways such as right before a 
    checkpoint or on the bridge.  When a turn comes up slow down as much as you 
    want.  Watch out, a lot of turns are 90 degree angles so make sure you slow 
    down enough to take the turn safely.  Again this is a very easy level and 
    should be beaten the first time you attempt it.
    
    
    Mission....................#5
    Description................Clear Hard mode!
    Difficulty.................3 Stars (***)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is actually pretty tough to do.  There are now more cars on the track 
    so there will be a lot more crashes.  Also, you don't have as much time to 
    complete this level.  This took me five turns to beat.  All you really need 
    to do is try to hit the first checkpoint in 42 seconds, after you hit the 
    second checkpoint try to have 70 seconds left, and going into the straight 
    away at the end try to have 16 seconds left.  I finished with 1 second 
    remaining.  All I can really tell you is dodge cars and don't hit walls 
    because it slows you down a lot!  Also, make sure you gather all the coins 
    and hit the balloons to get more boosts!
    
    
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    Hidden Base
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Find the entrance into Hidden Base!
    Difficulty.................2 Stars (**)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough.
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 rings!
    Difficulty.................4 Stars (****)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is extremely hard.  This took me about a hour to get and when I 
    collected all the rings I was so happy.  You have to be perfect through this 
    level.  Go through the level and collect the 80 rings in it.  Then hit the 
    goal and you will start over.  Now this is where it gets hard.  Make sure 
    you don't get hit or you will lose all youre coins.  The hardest point is 
    right before the checkpoint.  You'll break down the door and walk out and a 
    shuttle will come flying after you.  It will shoot at you too.  I got hit 
    with it and I only needed 3 more coins.  If you pass that just keep on going 
    and you'll reach 3 coins soon.  This is extremely hard!
    
    
    Mission....................#3
    Description................Find the lost Chao!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is so easy to find.  Walk to the room where you see the first two balls 
    with spikes.  Kill them and look to the right.  You should now see the 
    ancient ruin.  Play the Mystic Melody and the door next to you will open.  
    Drop down and kill the enemies.  Now look to the left and you should see a 
    lower platform.  Go on that and kill the enemies.  Now you should see 
    another hook.  Hover over to it and grab on to it.  Jump off the hook and 
    hit the trampoline.  Then you should see the chao!
    
    
    Mission....................#4
    Description................Reach the goal within 3 minutes 30 seconds!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is pretty basic.  Some shortcuts that you should know of is take the 
    brick path instead of falling down the lower platform.  This is right after 
    you see the monkeys for the first time.  If you don't have any clue what i'm 
    talking about check out my walkthrough for the indepth description.  Another 
    real big shortcut is at the end of the level.  When you drop off to the 
    section where there is 4 monkeys on the right path and you have to take the 
    left path instead of jumping off hover off and get on the path where the 
    monkeys are.  This will save you a lot of time.
    
    
    Mission....................Last
    Description................Clear Hard mode!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Like usual, I'm only going to note the big differences in the level.  
    Instead of boxes on the left platform right when you start the level there 
    is an enemy.  The next big difference will come when you grab your first 
    hook.  Up on the platform there are monkeys with huge bombs instead of 
    little ones.  Make sure you kill them before jumping off.  Right before the 
    second checkpoint there will be spinners with hooks that you can't kill.  
    These are a lot bigger then the regular ones so make sure you dodge them.  
    After that there are just a few new enemies that you can easily kill until 
    you reach the third checkpoint.  When you grab the next hook you must now 
    hover over to get it.  A very small change but it could affect you if you 
    aren't careful.  Now when you hover over the long distance to get the other 
    hook which you did in the regular level the hook will now take you to the 
    same place.  Jump off and you'll notice that there are no trampolines.  Jump 
    back on the hook and it will take you to the door.  The next thing you 
    should notice is that the platforms in the sand rotate.  Again, it's not 
    hard to cross but I'm just noting it just to warn you.  Keep going like 
    usual and you'll see nothing new.  The next major change will come in the 
    room where you usually grab the hook and then kill the monkeys.  This time 
    there will be no monkeys.  Grab the hook and jump off onto the left 
    platform.  Now hit the trampoline and it will send you to another hook.  
    This hook will take you to the door.  After walking through the door you 
    should see the goal.  Not hard at all now was it?
    
    
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    Pyramid Cave
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Infiltrate Eggman's Hidden Base!
    Difficulty.................2 Stars (**)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough.
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 rings!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is one of the easiest coin stages.  You can get 100 coins before seeing 
    an enemy.  20 coins are located in the tunnel by the yellow bulb on the left 
    side of the tunnel.  If you get that, then you should have no problem 
    completing this level before seeing an enemy.  20 coins are also located on 
    the lower platform next to the bar where you swing.  Swing down and get the 
    20 coins.  Very easy mission!
    
    
    Mission....................#3
    Description................Find the lost Chao!
    Difficulty.................2 Stars (**)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Go through the level and you should pass more than one ancient ruin.  Stop 
    at the last ancient ruin right before the big flip to end the level.  Play 
    the mystic melody.  Hit the trampoline and you will be trampolined onto a 
    platform that has a huge gap.  Hit the hourglass and bounce up to the swing 
    bar.  Swing off that bar, then the next, and then the next one to get 
    through the door.  This takes a bit of time because you have to go really 
    fast.  Allow 3 swings at the maximum for each bar before swinging off.  Now 
    you'll see the chao once you make it through the door!
    
    
    Mission....................#4
    Description................Reach the goal within 4 minutes 0 seconds!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is extremely easy.  Just remember that always stick to the high 
    platforms.  Don't worry about killing enemies and always grind on the bars.  
    Also, spin dash through the tunnels because it is a lot faster.  I beat this 
    on my first try and I fell off the swing bar.  That tells you how easy this 
    level is.
    
    
    Mission....................Last
    Description................Clear Hard mode!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is basically the same level as normal.  Running through the tunnel you 
    should encounter more ghosts.  Don't worry though, it's not hard to dodge 
    them.  The real change that you should encounter is right after you dash 
    through the double line of coins.  In the regular level you would hit a 
    hourglass and then hit the trampoline.  Now the hourglass is on the right 
    side of the level and you need to bounce to get up to the platform.  Now hit 
    the checkpoint and continue as normal.  The next major change should come a 
    while through the level right before seeing the second key holder.  There 
    should be two spinng spikes that have a good chance to hit you.  Dodge them 
    and you should run into some robots.  Kill them too.  Go and get the key.  
    When you get the key you won't see the hourglass straight ahead of you.  
    Instead you have to drop the key and then climb up the right platform to hit 
    the hourglass.  Then pick up the key and run.  Now through each level on the 
    platform you will have to throw the key before you can get up there.  Do 
    this two times and then hit jump on the gray box.  Now throw the key in the 
    key collector.  After you hit the hourglass and run through the three doors 
    at high speed you should encounter a blocked path.  Bounce over the top of 
    it.  Now you should see nothing major to do.  Run through the level at high 
    speeds and you should be fine.  This might be the easiest hard mode in the 
    game so far.
    
    
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    Death Chamber
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Find the 3 Gate keys!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough.
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 rings!
    Difficulty.................2 Stars (**)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is not that hard to do but it may take you some time.  First off, take 
    the blue route because it is by far the hardest route.  You should collect 
    about 60-70 coins in there and then search for the goal.  Now you will go 
    back to the starting room.  Go up to the highest platform and go in that 
    room.  You should easily collect 100 rings then.  This level is very easy to 
    do if you find the goal.
    
    
    Mission....................#3
    Description................Find the lost Chao!
    Difficulty.................2 Stars (**)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Right when you start go up the highest platform.  Make your way to the main 
    room and drop down to the lowest level.  You should now see a ancient ruin 
    on the bottom level next a weird color platform.  Play the mystic melody and 
    dive into the water.  Swim down to the left and you should see a hourglass 
    at floor level.  Hit the hourglass and swim back to the entrace.  Instead of 
    going to the entrance, you should see another door that is slowly closing.  
    Go in there and swim past the ghosts.  Now you should be in a room with 
    robots.  Right when you get there float up the top and you should see 
    another opening in the ceiling.  Float up and you should now be out of the 
    water.  Now you should see some pillars.  Climb the pillars and you should 
    see a hourglass in the small opening in the side of the wall.  Hit that and 
    climb and fly out to the left.  Fly to the wall and then go up to the higher 
    level bricks.  Now run back to the hourglass but at a higher level and you 
    should see a door closing.  Get in the door and you got the chao!  This is 
    not difficult but you probably won't get your first try attempting it.
    
    
    Mission....................#4
    Description................Find the 3 keys within 5 minutes 0 seconds!
    Difficulty.................4 Stars (****)
    How To Complete Mission:
    This is extremly hard and took me over a hour to complete.  To get fastest 
    route go to the main room by taking the top platform route.  Jump down to 
    the lowest platform in the main room and hit the televison.  There is 
    usually a emerald in each three rooms.  For some reason when I beat this 
    level I had over 1 minute and 10 seconds left.  I don't know why I struggled 
    so much before!
    
    
    Mission....................Last
    Description................Clear Hard mode!
    Difficulty.................1 Star (*)
    How To Complete Mission:
    Start off by taking the left route in the starting room.  Go until you see 
    the enemy that blows fire.  This is the same room as the two televisions.  
    Look to the right and you should see a picture.  Dig into the picture and 
    you will get into a new room.  In the middle of the room you should see a 
    door.  Hit the hourglass infront of it and platforms should come out of the 
    wall.  Go to the right platform and blow up the metal boxes.  Now you should 
    see a hourglass.  Hit the hourglass and go back to the door in the ground.  
    Now there will be sand.  Dig and get the first emerald.  Note, there is a 
    lot more enemies in hard mode so be careful!  The second emerald is where 
    the lost chao was.  Make your way to the main room and drop down to the 
    lowest level.  You should now see a ancient ruin on the bottom level next a 
    weird color platform.  Play the mystic melody and dive into the water.  Swim 
    down to the left and you should see a hourglass at floor level.  Hit the 
    hourglass and swim back to the entrace.  Instead of going to the entrance, 
    you should see another door that is slowly closing.  Go in there and swim 
    past the ghosts.  Now you should be in a room with robots.  Go to the back 
    of the room and you should see a dressor.  Swim behind the dressor and you 
    should find the second emerald.  Now your radar should go off.  Go up to the 
    room where you got the lost chao.  The ceiling should be blocked with a 
    weight.  Go around next to the dressor and you should see a switch.  Hit the 
    switch and now go up.  Now hit the hourglass in the wall.  Fly to the water 
    and dive in.  Where the robot is you should see the last key on the floor.  
    The only problem is that the floor moves really fast and it's a double floor 
    so the key gets covered in a matter of seconds.  This will take you a while 
    before you finish.
    
    
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    Eternal Engine
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    Mission....................#1
    Description................Destroy the colony's power generator!
    Difficulty.................3 Stars (***)
    How To Complete Mission:
    See walkthrough.
    
    
    Mission....................#2
    Description................Collect 100 rings!
    Difficulty.................3 Stars (***)
    How To Complete Mission:
    
    
    
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    12: Before You E-mail Me
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    Please don't e-mail me asking stupid questions or I won't respond.  When I 
    use to write strategy guides under a different name I would get 100's of 
    e-mails asking the same question which I already answered in my FAQ.  Don't 
    think I'm being mean if I don't respond to your e-mail, it's just that I 
    have many other FAQs and I get tons of e-mail a day.  Also, if you want to 
    e-mail me about the game please put in the Subject of the email Sonic 
    Adventure 2 so I know what game I'm getting e-mailed about.  If I just see 
    hey or something like that, I might think it's porn and just delete it.  Now 
    if you write an educated e-mail to me, then for sure you will get a 
    response.  Thanks.
    
    
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