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                          ** Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection**
    		    ** Achievement/Trophy Walkthrough and FAQ **
             ** Written By Troy Mossman (AKA. Dark Mirrage/Chaotic_Fusion) **
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    ***                            TABLE OF CONTENTS:                            **
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            C) GENERAL TIPS
                 1. Get Rich
                 2. Don't Die
                 3. Enter the Beast
                 4. Holy Water
                 5. Stealing points
                 6. Easy as pie
                 7. Hardly a Hero
                 8. Get Ahead
                 9. Communication is Key
                 10. Taste Like Tuna
                 11. Suit Up
                 12. Don't Get Lost
                 13. Getting Chicks
                 14. Garden Gnomes
                 15. Tower Up
                 16. Saved By magic
                 17. TGIF
                 18. Twinkle Twinkle
                 19. Yatta!
                 20. True Ninja Skills
                 21. Complete Chaos
                 22. A Different Tail
                 23. Flicky to the Rescue
                 24. Lots of Zeroes
                 25. Get to the Chopper
                 26. Three Times a Charm
                 27. Good Day mate
                 28. Super Charged
                 29. Can You Dig It?
                 30. Blast Processing
                 31. Master the System
                 32. No Life
                 33. Critique
                 34. Only in the 80's
                 35. Platinarium
            E) FAQ
            G) CONTACT INFO
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    ***                           A)Legal Information:                          ***
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    Sonic's Genesis Collection and all of it's related properties are owned and
    copyrighted by Sega and Bacjbone. All Rights Reserved.
    This document Copyright 2007 Troy Mossman (Chaotic_Fusion/Dark Mirrage).
    is at the end of the FAQ if you wish to get in touch with me.
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    ***                             B) Introduction:                            ***
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    Hey everyone, and welcome to Achievement and Trophy guide for Sonic's
    Genesis Collection!
    It's about bloody time Sega unleashed a decent collection of their titles, and
    it looks like they finally delivered.
    This guide tackles all the games in alphabetical order, but obviously you can
    do them in any order you like. Make sure to check out the general tips section,
    as those tips apply to pretty much every game in the collection.
    Aside from that, have fun reliving the 80's and 90's!
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    ***                             C) General Tips:                            ***
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    - USE SAVE STATES OFTEN! You have three per title, and these will SERIOUSLY
      help you while obtaining these achievements.
    - To speed up the process, ALWAYS go in to the game's options, turn on
      easy mode, and max out your lives.
    - You have the option to turn on autofire with every game. This really helps
      with titles like Vectorman and Super Thunder Blade, so make sure to use it!
    - Using in-game cheats does not detract from your ability to get an 
      achievement. So if you're having trouble and there's an unlimited lives
      code or something, then use it! (Just remember you need to be in ABC
      mode to input them!)
    - Be patient. Some of these games have not aged well... some are actually
      so archaic it's painful. Take your time and get used to each game's
      mechanics. The achievements really aren't difficult to get with a little
      patience and memorization.
    - If you have a second controller and a friend, bring him along. Not only is
      this fun, but it also makes collecting achievements WAY easier. Especially
      with titles like Alien Storm.
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    ***                         C) Achievments/Trophies:                        ***
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    1. Get Rich (25 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Alex Kidd in Enchanted Castle
    Goal: Collect $1000 in currency
    How: This one is fairly quick. Start by turning the game's difficulty to easy
         mode, then begin the game. What you want to do is collect a bunch of the
         money bags scattered throughout the first level. Start by working your
         way to the right, smashing all the treasure boxes you can. Don't bother
         entering the houses to play Jan Ken Pon. As soon as you pass the house at
         the begining of the level, look for the second palm tree in the
         foreground. Stand to the right of the tree, and jump on the ground. You'll
         eventually reveal a secret passage below ground. Enter it and collect all
         the treasure you can... Then die. Rinse and repeat until you have $1000.
         An easy 25 points.
    2. Don't Die (25 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Alien Storm
    Goal: Reach mission 3 without losing a life
    Unlocks: Alien Syndrome
    How: This one will take some patience and careful saving. I'd suggest using
         either the Robot or the soldier guy with lightning to do this. For the
         most part, you just need to work your way to the first boss and defeat
         him. Try to attack enemies from a small distance, try not to get
         surrounded, and do NOT use your special move. To make things easier,
         kill a few enemies and save after every wave you work through. Then if
         you get hit too much, you can just reload to a state a few seconds
         old. There's no way to replenish health until later, so this is the only
         way to keep what life you can. Once you get to the boss, stay in front
         of him, a small distance away, and keep wailing away with your ranged
         attack. When he gets really close, he'll switch the direction he's
         facing. Just work your way in front of him and keep shooting. Eventually
         he'll die and the achievement will be yours.
    3. Enter the Beast (10 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Altered Beast
    Goal: Collect 100,000 pts or higher by the end of the first level
    Unlocks: Altered Beast Arcade
    How: This is another quick one. All you really need to do is defeat as many
         enemies as you can before you get to the boss, and then defeat him. The
         only major requirement is to make certain you collect all three
         transformation orbs the first time you reach the boss. To make things a
         little easier, remember that all the orbs come from the dog enemies, and
         you should wait until they're as close to the center of the screen as
         possible so the orb doesn't fly away before you have a chance to get it.
    4. Holy Water (20 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Beyond Oasis
    Goal: Unlock the Water Spirit
    How: You need to complete the first dungeon area to achieve this. Simply make
         your way to the water temple and defeat the first boss. You'll need to
         follow the story until you're given the quest to get the water spirit.
         After talking to your parents for the first time, go one screen east of
         the first town. The water temple is at the bottom of this area. Fight
         your way through the various rooms, grabbing any equipment or healing
         items you can. When you reach the boss, equip the sword you should have
         nabbed in a previous room. Smash his claw and then his face as fast as
         you can, healing if neccessary. Make sure to run out of the way if he
         jumps. Once you've killed him, move to the next room and activate the
         cube to get the achievement.
    5. Stealing Points (20 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Bonanza bros.
    Goal: Reach 40,000 points on the first level
    How: There's a few ways you can do this. Typically what I do is collect all
         four treasures in the stage, then spend my time shooting police, SWAT,
         or closing the doors on them. This should get you to 40,000 points if
         you're quick enough. If not, the timer will simply run out and the stage
         will start over if you had any lives remaining. That's fine, because
         your points will roll over. Just repeat the process and you'll get your
    6. Easy as Pie (15 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Columns
    Goal: Get 20,000 points only on Easy Mode
    How: Unfortunately there's no fantastic strategy for this. It'll take mostly
         skill, patience, and luck (unless you're awesome at planning combos in
         these sorts of games). The best advice I can give you is save often. If
         you manage to pull off some great combo and whittle your blocks down to
         1/3 of the screen, great! Save and reload from there if you run into
         trouble. If you really need to, you can also pause the game to plan your
         next move. You should also get at least one super column before you hit
         20,000 points. Try to save before it appears so you can use it on
         whatever color is taking up most of your space, or experiment and see if
         it leads to any amazing combos. Aside from that, good luck!
    7. Hardly a Hero (20 points/Bronze)
    Game: Comix Zone
    Goal: Complete first episode
    How: This little tip comes courtesy of deadsider3k:
         "From the main Menu, go to the jukebox mode and place the red checker on
         the following numbers in order, pressing C at each one:
         14, 15, 18, 5, 13, 1, 3, 18, 15, 6.
         Now, highlight a number from 1 to 6 and press C to warp to the
         corresponding stage. I selected stage "2" and the achievement was
         unlocked when I started the game."
         Yeesh. Way to ruin the fun of actually EARNING meaningless points earned
         by completing absolutely arbitrary goals deadsider! I mean, it's not like
         I myself would have done the same thing had I known I could... Right?
         Damnit, I wish you had sent me this tip sooner! :P
         For everyone who wants to get their 20 points or bronze medal "honorably"
         here's the stage walkthrough: 
         This one's a little difficult, so make sure you save the health potion
         until your health is extremely low. Start by working your way to the far
         right of the first page. When given a choice, take the right hand path. 
         This path will take you to Roadkill. Grab him, keep him, and continue on
         your way to the end of the stage (don't fall in the pit at the end of the
         first level!). On the second stage, move right next to the fans, but don't
         attack them. Wait for the enemies to arrive, kill them, and use Roadkill
         near the fans. He'll stop them for you. In the next part, push the box
         into the fan and pass through. You'll fall down and have to fight some
         bats. DON'T destroy the box. Once the bats are dead, use the box to
         choose the left hand path by climbing on top of it. This way is easier.
         Grab the dynamite above the pipes, but save it for the upcoming boss.
         After you deal with the easy green enmies, you'll face a sort of sewer
         dragon thing. Drop the dynamite nearby to start with so you can damage it
         a bit. Now you'll need to wait for him to spit fire at you. Jump over it,
         jump kick the boss, run away before he swipes you, wait for him to spit
         fire, rinse, lather, repeat. Once he dies, you've got your achievement.
         If you're not a masochist like I am though, WildWeasel offers a different
         "Start attacking the mother critter until she rears back, enabling
         you to run beneath her. You'll see a barrel hidden off to her right. Let
         her shoot a fireball at it to set it on fire, then push the barrel under
         her and she'll quickly cook to death. Turner also gets a snappy
         Arnold-esque one-liner. Also, if you let Roadkill loose in the mother
         critter's panel, he'll reveal some medicine that will make things even
    8. Get Ahead (30 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Decap Attack
    Goal: Collect 5 Bonus Coins
    Unlocks: Zaxxon
    How: Bonus coins are the gold coins that sometimes pop out of the breakable 
         statues. All you need to do is hunt down five of these shiny tokens. Or,
         you can follow the directions below!
         1) 1.1 - Right beneath where you start. Follow the path straight ahead
                  until you can go down. Fall down and walk left. There will be two
                  statues, one with a coin.
         2) 1.1 - Continue on you way past the giant orange spring in the ground
                  next to a bridge. You'll soon have to climb up a little
                  cave/mountain area after that. Keep moving to the right and
                  eventually you'll reach a bridge with a statue immediately
                  past it, and another bridge following the statue. That statue
                  has a coin.
         3) 1.2 - You'll start the level in a somewhat narrow pit. You'll be
                  forced to climb your way up and out of this to continue. Keep
                  climbing until you eventually reach an area where there are
                  bouncy arrows pointing left and right to propel you upwards.
                  You'll have a choice of using them or not. Use them to bounce
                  your way up. They will eventually lead you to a ledge with
                  two statues. The left most one has a coin in it.
         4) 1.3 - Keep to the bottom path for the majority of the level. You will
                  have to cross several lava pits until you reach your destination
                  on the far left hand side of the stage. You'll know you're in
                  the right place because you'll cross two consecutive lava pits
                  with a steep dip in the path between them. Immeditately
                  afterwards, you'll have to climb up a gigantic slope. climb
                  up until you see a ledge to your right and one of those walking
                  buffalo skull enemies. Jump onto the ledge, and work your
                  way directly upwards. At the top, there will be a statue with
                  a coin.
         5) 1.3 - Immediately after collecting the previous coin, you'll have
                  to continue to the left again. Do so until you reach the end of
                  the path. You'll now see a bunch of arrow blocks pointing to
                  the left, as well as a bunch of cloud platforms in the sky.
                  Jump downwards, following the arrow blocks to the bottom. You'll
                  see a statue right below them, next to a bridge. Your last coin
                  is housed inside.
    9. Communication is Key (10 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Echo The Dolphin
    Goal: Talk to another Dolphin
    How: Wow. Thank the developers for making this one as simple as it is, because
         the actual game is anything but. How do you accomplish this lofty feat?
         Start the game, swim a weeeee bit to the right of the first area, use
         your sonar on a dolphin, and uh... that's about it.
    10. Taste like Tuna (20 POints/Bronze)
    Game: Echo: The Tide of Time
    Goal: Eat 200 Fish
    How: Not difficult, but time consuming. I basically looked for areas with lots
         of fish swimming in multiple groups. Just use the dash button and you'll
         see the fish vanish as Echo eats them. Just swim left and right
         repeatedly, moving far enough away each time that the fish respawn. After
         about 10 minutes+ of this, you'll eventually reach the goal.
    11. Suit Up (30 Points/Bronze)
    Game: E-Swat
    Goal: Complete Mission 2
    How: You just have to work your way to the third stage. The first level is
         extremely linear, so you should have no problems. Just remember to duck
         if you're being shot at. The Helicopter boss is easy once you remember
         his pattern. If you're having a lot of trouble, turning on autofire really
         helps to maximize your damage. For the second level, ride the lift to the
         very top right corner of the screen. Jump in behind the mesh wall and
         shoot your way down to the second bottom level. A sign saying GO! will
         tell you which gap to jump to reach the boss. The two pig robot things
         are a pain in the ass, but there's a fairly simple way to beat them...
         Turn on rapid fire, crouch in the bottom right corner of the boss arena,
         and just fire away until they die. If you have full health, you'll kill
         them just in time with luck.
    12. Don't Get Lost (30 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Fatal Labyrinth
    Goal: Progress to the fifth level of the labyrinth
    How: This one is going to annoy a loooot of people. To start with, DON'T rush!
         You'll never make it if you try to run right through the dungeon. Take
         your time, collect weapons and armor, and walk in circles if you need to
         replenish health. Early on, avoid fighting worms and mages until you have
         a decent weapon (the Axes are fantastic, and the Power Ring helps a lot
         too). Once you're more prepared, go on and explore. The game is randomized
         every time, so there's no exact way of doing this. If you get stuck, look
         for patches of black nothing on your map. Most likely the path you need to
         take is right there, behind a secret door. Secret doors moving vertically
         are easy to see, as the screen will clear away some darkness if you stand
         right infront of them. Horizontal ones, however, don't show up at all.
         Unfortunately, your only hope is to walk in circles around the area until
         you find the door. As long as you take time to power yourself up
         adaquetly, you should run into no problems outside of having to find the
         occasional secret door to progress.
    13. Getting Chicks (25 points/Bronze)
    Game: Flicky
    Goal: Get 80,000 points
    Unlocks: Fantasy Zone
    How: You'll need to use the save state to do this. Save before EVERY level
         begins. You get way more points for bringing every chick to the door
         at once, so do NOT enter the doorway unless you have all chicks in
         your posession. The only other thing you really need to do is reload the
         bonus level if you don't collect every chick. You'll miss out on a big
         bonus if you drop any. Aside from that, avoid the cats as best you can,
         and you'll have no issues.
    14. Garden Gnomes (20 Points/Silver)
    Game: Golden Axe
    Goal: Collect 20 magic power ups
    How:  Ugh, this game is too aged for it's own good. There's no real
          walkthrough for this one. Just set the game to the easiest settings and
          give yourself plenty of lives. Combat will essentially come down to you
          running left and right, repeatedly tackling enemies before they tackle
          you. Other than that, just keep whacking those gnomes. And don't worry
          about using magic. Using it does not take away from the total 
    15. Tower Up (35 Points/Silver)
    Game: Golden Axe II
    Goal: Complete Tower level
    How: No different from the first. There's no real walkthrough here. The Tower
         is the third level of the game. Complete that and you'll be set. The
         best directions I can give are essentially the same as Golden Axe 1.
    16. Saved by Magic (20 points/Gold)
    Game: Golden Axe III
    Goal: Use magic 10 times
    Unlocks: Golden Axe Warrior
    How: Um... this is pretty straight forward. Just use magic 10 times. The
         quickest way to do this is use magic right away, every time you collect
         a bottle. Once you do it ten times, well... isn't this self explainatory?
    17. TGIF (35 Points/Silver)
    Game: Kid Chameleon
    Goal: Collect Maniaxe
    How: Simply reach the fourth level. Maniaxe will be in a P block right below
         your starting position.
    18. Twinkle Twinkle (30 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Ristar
    Goal: Collect 5 yellow stars
    How: All you need to do is collect five of the yellow stars found in various
         parts of the levels. This does NOT mean you're supposed to get your
         maximum health to five stars (it only reaches four). Blue stars do NOT
         count towards this. I've outlined how to get the first five stars in the
         game below: 
         1) Round 1 - Continue past the beginning, to the point where you land in
                      a pit full of flying dandelion seeds. Grab one and fly with
                      it to the very top most ledge you can reach. Inside the chest
                      there is a star.
         2) Round 1 - Continue on your way until you reach the snake mini-boss.
                      Once you defeat him, a star is at the very top of the
                      tic-tac-toe shaped arena.
         3) Round 1.5 - Keep to the upper most path and follow it to the right.
                        Eventually you'll reach an area with a tree you need to
                        hit. Knock it down and cross it. Beyond that there will be
                        a drop off, only there are rungs in the roof above it if
                        you wish to stay on the upper path. Grab the rungs and
                        cross to the other side. There will be a chest with a star.
         4) Round 2 - As soon as the level begins, hit the wall on your right. The
                      water will rise. Swim to the very top. At the very top of
                      the water there will be an area above the water to your right
                      that you can walk on. Follow it to the right, avoiding the
                      flying fish that try to attck you. Once you reach water again,
                      look above you. The roof will be made out of rocks, but there
                      will be a pink sort of pillar coming down from the roof.
                      Ignore the first pink pillar. Hop in the water and swim to the
                      second one right beside it. Whack the second pillar with your
                      head. A yellow star will fall from the pillar.
         5) Round 2 - Literally right below the one you just grabbed. Swim down and
                      there will be a chest. Break it open for your star.
    19. Yatta! (50 Points/Gold)
    Game: Dr.Robotnik's Mean Bean machine
    Goal: Beat the game
    How: First, start up scenario mode and go to "Continue". Enter this code:
         Yellow Bean, Happy Bean, Blue Bean, Blue Bean. You'll now be in the final
         level on easy mode. From here on, it's entirely up to you. The same
         strategy I used for the Columns achievement works here. Save when you
         think you're on a roll, and reload from there if you get into trouble.
         The only difference is the ability to pause and plan. Pausing in this
         game does not let you see your beans to plan ahead... So! Instead, just
         use the save menu through the select button. It's transparent, and works
         just as well. 
         Have fun...
    20. True Ninja Skills (30 Points/Silver)
    Game: Shinobi III
    Goal: Complete the first level without using continues
    Unlocks: Shinobi Arcade
    How: This is amazingly easy with save states. Just do as you're required to
         and you'll unlock 30 points.
    21. Complete Chaos (30 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Sonic the Hedgehog
    Goal: Get a Chaos Emerald
    How: Not too hard. Bring 50+ rings to the end of the first act and jump inside
         the gigantic gold ring. You'll now be in a bonus stage. Simply work your
         way to the first emerald, grab it, ?????, and profit. If you're THAT
         impatient, use the Up, Down, Left, Right, Hold A and press Start code
         at the title screen. You can quickly select "Bonus Stage" from the
         level select menu and do it that way.
    22. A Different Tail (35 points/Gold)
    Game: Sonic 3
    Goal: Collect 100 rings with Tails on Angel Island
    How: Note that you MUST play as Tails by himself to get this. Simply choose
         him by pressing up or down during the file/stage select. It's very easy
         to collect a hundred rings here. Exploit the ring monitors, swings, and
         loop-de-loops. Following the bottom path, you should be able to grab
         a water shield for extra protection. Just past that, there's also
         a rock you can push before a pair of retracting spikes. Break the ground
         under the rock to find 20 rings and an invincibility monitor. Aside from
         those tips, just do your best not to get hit by anything while on your
         collecting spree.
    23. Flicky to the Rescue (15 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Sonic 3D Blast
    Goal: Rescue 20 Flickies
    How:  Really all you need to do is reach the second ring lock on the second
          stage. Doing so will mean you've rescued 20 Flickies.
    24. Lots of Zeroes (30 Points/Gold)
    Game: Sonic Spinball
    Goal: Reach 10,000,000 points on the first level
    How: Not as hard as it might seem, this just takes some time. The easiest way
         to get points is to repeatedly destroy the gigantic worm things in the
         first area, enter warp tubes, enter sewer pipes, and hit the score tabs.
         The only thing you should be wary of is reaching the boss too soon. If
         you do, avoid him and constantly enter the warps at the bottom of the
         boss arena. I accidently killed the boss at around 9,000,000 points, but
         my extra stuff was added up afterwards and I hit 13,000,000 and got the
         achievement. So you CAN kill the boss and receive the points still.
    25. Get to the Chopper (15 Points/Silver)
    Game: Super Thunder Blade
    Goal: Score over 1,500,000 points in the first level
    Unlocks: Space Harrier
    How: Not as hard as it might seem. Simply turn on the autofire option for
         your controls. Now just hold down the attack button while making big
         circles around the stage. You'll pretty much automatically kill
         everything in your way. I managed to reach the goal just as I reached
         the aircraft carrier. If you get that far and you still don't have it,
         no worries. The level doesn't end until you reach the end of the carrier.
    26. Three Times a Charm (20 Points/Bronze)
    Game: Streets of Rage
    Goal: Complete 1st Level using all 3 characters
    Unlocks: Congo Bongo
    How: Pretty much just as the goal says. Simply beat the first stage with every
         chaarcter once. Once you beat the stage, just go to "reset game" in the
         select button menu, then pick the next character and repeat. My only tip
         is save the bomb attack for the boss at the end of the level. It shaves
         off a good chunk of his health. If you're playing with a friend, whatever
         character they're using counts as well. You'll only need to make two
         trips if you handle it that way.
    27. Good Day Mate (15 Points/Silver)
    Game: Streets of Rage 3
    Goal: Unlock Roo the Kangaroo
    How: Ha! I bet you tried to get this using the code to unlock Roo at the
         beginning of the game! Nice try, but that doesn't work. To get this
         achievement, you'll need to work your way to the second stage. Once
         you're there you'll come across Roo and his clown master as a pair
         of mini-bosses. IGNORE ROO!!! Just work on taking out the clown. If Roo
         is still alive after you've killed the clown boss, He'll run off stage
         and you'll get your 15 points.
    28. Super Charged (45 Points/Silver)
    Game: Vectorman
    Goal: Collect 500 Photons
    How: No wonder this is worth 45 points... it's a pain in the ass. So, let's
         try make things easier. Start by entering the options menu and using this
         code: A, B, B, A, Down, A, B, B, A (You'll need to have the controls on
         ABC Mode). You'll now be in a debug menu. Turn your lives to 99, your
         health to 10, and leave the starting stage as level 1. And that's about
         all the help you're going to get. You'll now need to actually play the
         game until you collect enough. If you die your collected photons remain
         the same, so don't worry about any mishaps. I eventually got the
         achievement around the second Ice stage, which was about level 6 or 7.
         If actually playign the game is too much for you though, you can try
         Mike Antonetti's method. On the first level, find a batch of flying
         enemies near flat ground. Shoot them all to collect their photon
         drops and then walk away. Once you've walked far enough away, they
         will respawn in the same area. You can basically farm photons until
         you get the achievement.
    29. Can You Dig It? (45 Points/Silver)
    Game: Vectorman 2
    Goal: Reach Scene 11
    How: WAY easier than the other Vectorman acheivement. Start the game and
         pause it as you're falling from the sky. Enter this code:
         Up, Right, A, B, A, Down, Left, A, Down. You'll now be on the stage
         select. Just pick the 11th stage. That's it, the reward is yours.
         Make sure to pat yourself on the back after this one. I know MY thumbs
         were scarred beyond recognition after this grueling task. I had them
         so neatly moisturized too...     
    30. Blast Processing (50 Points/Silver)
    Goal: Play all Genesis™ Titles
    How: Well, do as it says! :P
         If you're having trouble picking out what you've played, anything you
         haven't will have a blue tinge to it's text in the game selection menu.
         All you really need to do is get the Sega logo in each title and then
         quit, and you have an easy 50 points.
    31. Master the System (50 Points/Silver)
    Goal: Unlock Everything
    How: Mostly you'll unlock things as you grab the achievements, so this won't
         be difficult to obtain. As a reference though, you can look at this:
    UNLOCKABLES                                        How to unlock  
    -----------                                        -------------
    Alien Syndrome	                   Alien Storm: Reach mission three without
                                                    losing a life
    Altered Beast Arcade	           Altered Beast: Collect 100,000 points or
                                                      higher by the end of the
                                                      first level
    Congo Bongo	                   Streets of Rage: Complete the first level
                                                        as all three characters
    Fantasy Zone	                   Flicky: Collect 80,000 points
    Golden Axe Warrior	           Golden Axe III: Use magic ten times
    Phantasy Star	                   Sonic 2: Defeat the first boss with 
                                                two players
    Shinobi Arcade	                   Shinobi III: Complete the first level
                                                    without using continues
    Space Harrier	                   Super Thunder Blade: Score over 
                                                            1,500,000 points 
                                                            in the first level
    Zaxxon	                           DeCap Attack: Collect five bonus coins
    Akira Nishino Interview	           Ristar: Collect five yellow stars
    Kazunari Tsukamoto Interview	   Phantasy Star III: Play Phantasy Star III
    Kazuo Wakihara Interview	   Columns: Get 20,000 points only on easy mode
    Makoto Uchida Interview	           Golden Axe: Collect twenty magic power-ups
    Reiko Kodama Interview	           Alex Kidd: Collect 1,000 in currency
    Shun Nakamura Interview	           Sonic the Hedgehog: Obtain a chaos emerald
    Takao Miyoshi Interview	           Phantasy Star IV: Play Phantasy Star IV
    Tohru Yoshida Interview	           Phantasy Star II: Play Phantasy Star II
    32. No Life (50 Points/Silver)
    Goal: Watch every video
    How: Just unlock all the interviews fom the chart above. All you need to do
         is turn the movie on. You don't have to fully watch them. There's really
         nothing interesting to be heard from them anyways (Wooo, a full hour of
         old developers repeating the exact same line: "Games have changed greatly
         in the past 20 years"...
         No? Really?
    33. Critique (50 points/Silver)
    Goal: View all artwork
    How: You need to view all the artwork in the compilation. It's actually not
         much since Backbone skimped on providing anything other than box and
         cartridge art. Just press B on every game in the selection menu to open
         that game's museum. Check out the box art and cartirdge art. Repeat for
         all 40 titles.
    34. Only in the 80's (50 points/Silver)
    Goal: Play all arcade titles
    How: Remember all those arcade titles you unlocked through getting the 
         achievements? You simply need to try them out, once each. You can reach
         them in the extras menu.
    35. Platinaruim (Platinum)
    Goal: Colect all other trophies
    How: Follow this guide! Jeez :P. Once you've collected all 34 trophies, you'll
         be rewarded with your platinum trophy.
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    Q. Is Sonic 3 and Knuckles in this collection? Is there any way of unlocking
    A. NO. No, no no. It is not in the collection, and there is no way of
       unlocking it. Yes, this is extremely disapointing and completely
       inexcusable. That being said, this is still an amazing collection of games
       and is still completely worth it for the price.
       There are only two reasons I can imagine for S3&K's exclusion. Either
       Sega and Backbone intend to release S3&K for the Live Arcade or PSN the
       the same way they've released Sonic 1 - 2, OR possibly there are plans to
       do another, different compilation down the road.
       If you absolutely MUST play S3&K again, there are other ways. If you have
       to play it legitmately however *ahem*, your best hope is to Ebay the Sonic
       Mega Collection for Gamecube, PS2 and XBox. You're always welcome to dig
       up the actual cartridges and a Genesis as well, or hunt down Sonic Jam if
       you have a Sega Saturn. 
    Q. Can you play Co-op online? Are there leaderboards? etc.
    A. Both the PS3 and 360 versions of this title have no online features
       whatsoever. You will have to be content in the fact that you have 49
       awesome games to play on your own, or with a friend, at home.
    Q. I can't enter any cheat codes for the games! What am I doing wrong?
    A. You probably don't have the controls set to ABC mode. To do this, press
       select and go to your control options. Turn on ABC mode, and then choose
       "Accept". The default settings will be as such: X=A, A=B, B=C or
       Square=A, X=B, Circle=C.
       If you are STILL having problems, the only thing I can think of is you're
       trying to enter them with the thumbstick. DON'T DO THIS! Use the bloody
       D-Pad to enter codes. It's much more accurate. Take your time and make sure
       you are inputing them properly, as even the D-pad has it's accuracy issues
       if you're doing this with an XBox controller. The one code almost everyone
       seems to have issues with is the level select for Sonic 3. Unfortunately,
       that's normal. You have to be insanely quick. Either take your time and
       practice, or suck it up and beat the game normally.
    Q. I can't get the achievement/Trophy "A Different Tail". What am I doing wrong?
    A. You're not paying attention to the guide, that's what :P
       To get it, you MUST play solo as Tails. Playing with Sonic AND Tails does
       not work. To play with Tails all alone, make sure you press up or down at
       the level select until you have a picture of Tails standing by himself. 
    Q. I'm having a HELL of a time getting the achievements/trophys for Columns
       and Mean Bean Machine. Is there ANYTHING I can do to make this easier?
    A. Nope. Either you'll have to pass on earning these two, or you'll have to
       actually take the time to work up your skill level with these games. I've
       already stated the best thing you can do is save at points where you believe
       yourself to be doing well, and reloading those points when you fail.
       Once in a while you'll luck out and pull off a massive chain unexpectedly,
       which can really help. The only other thing worth mentioning is how horrible
       the AI is in Mean Bean Machine. Sometimes they completely lose it and take
       themselves out by making utterly ridiculous moves (like stacking an entire
       pillar of beans below the drop point). You're welcome to keep reloading or
       restaring, hoping the AI will screw itself up. I've heard this happens far
       more frequently on the hardest mode, but I can't confirm it. 
    Q. I'm stuck in Fatal Labyrinth! How do I progress to the fifth floor!
    A. Likely the exit is behind some sort of secret wall. Look for decent sized
       areas of darkness around the map, and try pressing X on all the walls around
       the area. Hopefully you'll find a secret door that leads to the stairs.
    Q. Can you help me with *such and such* game?
    A. Nope. There are a ton of guides and walkthroughs out there for every game in
       this collection. This guide is meant only to help you get all the
       achievements and trophies available.
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    ***                     F) Special Thanks/Contributors:                     ***
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    - Seth0708 for discovering and providing the chart of unlockables and how
      to  earn them
    - GameFAQS for giving me somewhere to post stuff like this,
      as well as discuss games in general!
    - Solaris Paradox, and everyone else for making the "Can you Dig it?" 
      achievement even easier on us all. Our thumbs salute you lads! ;)
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    E-mail: Phoenix_Blaster@hotmail.com
    Name: Troy Mossman
    Feel free to e-mail me about any corrections I need to make or things
    of that sort. Do not e-mail me questions about gameplay. That's what
    the messages boards are for. PLEASE do not abuse my e-mail. It's not my
    main one, but I use it frequently either way. It's there because I trust
    the majority of GameFAQs users have the ability to be mature when nudged :P.

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