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                                  Sonic 3D Blast FAQ
                                      Version 4.0
                                    January 3, 2004
                                       by MManos
    
    Author's Note:  This guide is universally acceptable for the PC, Saturn, and 
                    Genesis versions of the game.  However, I own the Genesis 
                    version, so that version will be the basis for this FAQ.
    
    
    
    
    
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                  [TOC]     CHAPTER 00:  Table of Contents     [TOC]
    
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    This FAQ now contains the commonly-used "Quick Find" catalog.  Next to each 
    section of the guide contains a three-letter code.  Hit CTRL+F to access the 
    "Find" menu, type in the three-letter code, and keep searching (should be the 
    second find) until you find the section you inquire!
    
    CHAPTER 01:---------------------------------------- Copyright Information [CPR]
    CHAPTER 02:---------------------------------------------- Version History [VSH]
    CHAPTER 03:--------------------------------------------------- Characters [CHR]
    CHAPTER 04:-------------------------------------------------------- Items [ITM]
    CHAPTER 05:----------------------------------------------------- Controls [CTL]
    CHAPTER 06:-------------------------------------------- Zone Descriptions [ZND]
    CHAPTER 07:----------------------------------------------------- Emeralds [EMR]
    CHAPTER 08:------------------------------------------------- Bonus Stages [BNS]
    CHAPTER 09:------------------------------------------------------- Robots [RBT]
    CHAPTER 10:------------------------------------------------------- Bosses [BSS]
    CHAPTER 11:------------------------ Codes, Cheats, Glitches, and Oddities [CCG]
    CHAPTER 12:---------------------------------------------- Acknowledgments [ACK]
    CHAPTER 13:----------------------------------------------- Author Contact [ATC]
    CHAPTER 14:-------------------------------------------- Guide Usage Rules [GUR]
    CHAPTER 15:--------------------------------------------------- Final Word [FNW]
    
    
    
    
    
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                [CPT]     CHAPTER 01:  Copyright Information     [CPT]
    
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    This document, "Sonic 3D Blast FAQ," cannot be duplicated (manually, 
    electronically, or otherwise) without written, not electronic, permission from 
    the author, myself for those who aren't aware.  Also, full credit must be given 
    to me, and the guide must be used as a whole, not in parts.  This will not be 
    used as a "bonus," "prize," or otherwise.
    
    Copyright (c)2003-2004 Michael Manos
    All Rights Reserved
    
    Any website may use this guide, as long as nothing has been changed, and an
    e-mail asking permission has been given.
    
    If I find this guide on a website I haven't given permission, I will notify
    the proper authorities.
     
    If you wish to host this guide, you must follow the following criteria:
    A) Follow the rules outlined in Chapter 14.
    B) E-mail me beforehand asking for permission.
    C) Have a credible website with decent information already available.
    D) Promise that you will not share the information with other websites,
       claiming the work to be your own.
    
    It's really quite simple.  Don't plagiarize me/cut parts out and tell me 
    that you are going to publish it, and you get to.  Easy.
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                   [VSH]     CHAPTER 02:  Version History     [VSH]
    
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                            January 3, 2004 -- Version 4.0
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      Welcome to another new year, ladies and gentlemen.  Here's what I've done:
    
    ALTERATIONS
    - Another new year, another change to the Copyright Information section that
      involves the year, among other things.
    - A short little blip has been added to the Flickies subsection.
    - The Saturn and PC Bonus Stages have been combined into one subsection.
    - Changes have been made to the Author Contact section.
    
    
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                            October 4, 2003 -- Version 3.0
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                Well, I made a couple of quick revisions to this guide.
    
    ALTERATIONS
    - I suppose this isn't too important, but I changed the format of the guide, so
      it is now done on WordPad instead of Word.
    - Changes have been made to the Copyright Information section.
    - Included the pronunciation of "Echidna".
    - Updates in "Acknowledgments".
    
    
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                              July 4, 2003 -- Version 2.0
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     Happy "Fourth" everybody.  I did a few updates to this guide in order to make
                             the information more precise.
    
    ALTERATIONS
    - Included the fact that hedgehogs are insectivores, not rodents, in 
      "Characters"
    - Included the movement of Orange Flickies in the "Flickies" subsection
    - For some reason, a line in "Items" was deleted that was rather necessary.  I
      put it back.
    - Added "Pneumatic Spikes" to the Items List in "Items"
    - Included more credits in the "Acknowledgments" section
    
    
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                            January 5, 2003 -- Version 1.0
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     Being the first version, all the mandatory information is here.  Suggestions
      for improvement are always welcome, so if there's something you feel needs
                           mentioning/adding, please tell me!
    
    
    
    
    
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                     [CHR]     CHAPTER 03:  Characters     [CHR]
    
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                                  SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
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    Born and raised on South Island (where Sonic 1 took place), a speed demon, and 
    a guy with a major chili dog obsession, Sonic the Hedgehog has evolved into one 
    of the most loved video game mascots of our time.  When one mentions "Sega," 
    one can't help but think of the blue, spiky-hair insectivore.
    
    
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                       MILES "TAILS" PROWER - THE TWO-TAILED FOX
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    I don't know, nor want to know, why Sonic, an ultra-cool dude, has a best 
    friend in a whiny, premature ten-year-old fox.  Sounds a little suspicious to 
    me... Anyway, this kid is pretty cool, even if his role in this game is not 
    that important.
    
    
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                                 KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA
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    Fifteen years old, Knux guards the Master Emerald, the prime source of balance 
    and harmony on the Floating Island, his home... island.  He is a bit hotheaded, 
    but we don't know very much new information since his role is much like that of 
    Tails... and in case you were wondering, the correct pronunciation of "Echidna"
    is "eh-kid-nuh".
    
    
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                                   DR. IVO ROBOTNIK                   
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    Also known as Dr. Eggman, Robotnik is the definition of evil dudes who need to 
    hit a Stairmaster.  The red suit and fiery mustache define this guy, but 
    nothing seems more prominent than the Egg-O-Matic, his transport device used to 
    hover throughout the universe.
    
    
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                                       FLICKIES
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    Instead of the standard "save the island residents of all shapes and sizes" 
    themes found in previous Sonic games, we just save Flickies now by destroying 
    the robots or holding capsules (Panic Puppet). Either the gravity level must be 
    really high or there's a lack of nutrition among the locals, but they are all 
    really short.
    
    Flickies come in five (yes, five) different shades, each having a certain 
    pattern of movement.
    
    - Blue Flickies are the easiest to find after destroying a Robot or being 
      attacked; they just run in a circle around the point of impact.
    - Purple Flickies are slightly harder to find, as they run in a zig-zag pattern 
      around the general proximity.
    - Red Flickies can be annoying, because they hop back and forth.  Take caution 
      when retrieving these bad boys, especially in Volcano Valley.
    - Possibly the most annoying out of the five, Green Flickies will roam about 
      the entire zone until you pick them up.
    - Orange Flickies only occur in Volcano Valley, replacing the Purple species.  
      While they have a different hue, they move in relatively the same pattern as 
      their purple counterparts.  Whether or not this was intentional of the crew
      involved in making this game, I do not know.
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                        [ITM]     CHAPTER 04:  Items     [ITM]
    
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                         ITEM(S)          | |          USE(S)
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              |           Rings           | | These are basically what  |
              |                           | | your life depends on.  If |
              |                           | | you don't have any rings, |
              |                           | | and you are hit by an     |
              |                           | | enemy or obstacle, you'll |
              |                           | | lose a life.  That sucks. |
              |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
              |        Spiked Balls       | | Stay away from these.     |
              |                           | | Replacing spikes of yore, |
              |                           | | but still sharp and       |
              |                           | | deadly, touch these and   |
              |                           | | you lose both your rings  |
              |                           | | your collected Flickies.  |
              |                           | | However, if you are out   |
              |                           | | of rings...               |
              |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
              |     Pneumatic Spikes      | | Not the most common       |
              |                           | | obstacle on the island,   |
              |                           | | but pretty common         |
              |                           | | nonetheless, these        |
              |                           | | retractable spikes have   |
              |                           | | the same affect as their  |
              |                           | | spherical counterparts.   |
              |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
              |      Dimension Rings      | | When you touch these, all |
              |                           | | the Flickies you have     |
              |                           | | collected in that part of |
              |                           | | the stage (maximum of     |
              |                           | | five) will transport to   |
              |                           | | safety.  When all are     |
              |                           | | free, you may advance to  |
              |                           | | the next part or the end. |
              |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
              |        Sonic Icons        | | Collect ten of these to   |
              |                           | | earn one Continue.        |
              |---------------------------| |---------------------------|
              |        Ring Monitor       | | "Rings" - Ten rings are   |
              |                           | | added to your total.      |
              |---------------------------| |---------------------------|
              |     Sonic Head Monitor    | | "1-Up" - You will get an  |
              |                           | | extra life.               |
              |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
              |        Star Monitor       | | "Invincible" - You will   |
              |                           | | have temporary            |
              |                           | | invincibility.            |
              |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
              |        Boot Monitor       | | "Power Sneakers" - You    |
              |                           | | will have a temporary     |
              |                           | | speed boost.              |
              |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
              |    Blue Sphere Monitor    | | This gives you a shield.  |
              |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
              |    Red Sphere Monitor     | | This gives you a shield   |
              |                           | | against fire attacks.     |
              |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
              |    Gold Sphere Monitor    | | This gives you a shield   |
              |                           | | allows you to perform the |
              |                           | | Blast Attack.             |
              |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
              |          Springs          | | Bounce off these to get   |
              |                           | | to higher areas.          |
              |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
              |        Transports         | | Spin dash on these to     |
              |                           | | move upward in the act.   |
              |---------------------------|-|---------------------------|
              |    Rocks / Snow Mounds    | | Found in Volcano Valley   |
              |                           | | or Diamond Dust (respect- |
              |                           | | ively), these usually     |
              |                           | | can be broken to reveal   |
              |                           | | springs, warp tubes, or   |
              |                           | | lava traps.               |
              '---------------------------------------------------------'
    
    
    
    
    
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                       [CTL]     CHAPTER 05:  Controls     [CTL]
    
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    D-PAD
    - Moves Sonic
    
    A/C
    - Jump
    
    B
    - Spin Dash
    
    WHILE RUNNING, B
    - "Super Sonic Spin Attack" (Roll)
    
    A/C x2
    - Blast Attack (Homing Attack, only when donning Gold Shield)
    
    
    
    
    
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                  [ZND]     CHAPTER 06:  Zone Descriptions     [ZND]
    
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    One of these days, I may get a walkthrough in this guide.  For now, here's some 
    brief descriptions of the eight zones.
    
    Each zone has three acts, with the exception of the Final Fight Zone, and the 
    third act is a boss battle..  In each act, Sonic has unlimited time to race to 
    the end, pass all the obstacles, collect all the Flickies, and collect as many 
    rings as possible.
    
    Since zones are drawn out, I will give a very brief description.
    
    
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                              ZONE 01:  Green Grove Zone
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    The requisite "tropical paradise" first Zone, Green Grove has what you would 
    expect: lush plant life, waterfalls, and tan, checkerboard floors.  A total of 
    twenty-five Flickies need to be saved; ten are in the first Act while fifteen 
    are in the second.
    
    
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                               ZONE 02:  Rusty Ruin Zone
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    This zone is mainly a variation of the Marble Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog,
    but influences from the Marble Garden from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 are present as
    well.  Cracks in the stone wall can sometimes be broken with a simple Spin 
    Dash.  Rotating spiked balls on chains and green spinners are frequent, so 
    watch out for those obstacles.
    
    
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                             ZONE 03:  Spring Stadium Zone
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    This is following the tradition of Sonic the Hedgehog 2's Casino Night Zone and 
    Sonic the Hedgehog 3's Carnival Night Zone, minus the flippers and slot 
    machines.  Pinball-esque bumpers are abundant, especially in Act Two.  Blue 
    balloons, yellow bumpers, spiked floors, and yellow are present everywhere in 
    the entire zone.  Watch out for those lancets that pop out from holes in the 
    checkered floor as well.  This zone is very tricky, so watch your footing and 
    take it slowly.
    
    
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                              ZONE 04:  Diamond Dust Zone
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    Definitely a nice break from that last zone, Diamond Dust is the typical 
    "glacier" stage: ice on the ground, rendering you out of control; snowmen 
    about; raging, cold rivers.  Speaking of those rivers, jump in order to advance 
    upon them.  If you see Blue Flickies trapped in ice (after defeating the green-
    hat snowmen), just break it open with a jump.
    
    
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                             ZONE 05:  Volcano Valley Zone
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    As the "Green Hill Zone" states: "Lava is NEVER beneficial."  This holds 
    especially true in the valley.  If you don't find any Red Shields, you're in 
    for a barbecue.  Break open the tan, cracked rocks; some of them may lead to 
    other areas.  If you thought you had to take Spring Stadium slowly...
    
    
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                              ZONE 06:  Gene Gadget Zone
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    Another weird zone name, another weird zone.  This time, the factory spurts 
    electricity.  However, Blue Shields can prevent that.  Watch out for enemies, 
    ride conveyor belts, and use those Scrap Brain-like elevators to your 
    advantage.
    
    
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                              ZONE 07:  Panic Puppet Zone
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    In this zone, Flickies are being prepared to enter Robots, so just break open 
    the tubes.  In Act Two, there are no Flickies!  It is just a simple race to the 
    finish, which happens to traverse you through a giant Robotnik statue.  Watch 
    for all the tricky devices the mean Doctor has placed about.
    
    
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                              ZONE 08:  Final Fight Zone
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    Final boss battle only available after collecting all seven Chaos Emeralds.  
    See "Bosses" for this.
    
    
    
    
    
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                       [EMR]     CHAPTER 07:  Emeralds     [EMR]
    
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    Chaos Emeralds are the seven gems that you go after.  They come in seven 
    respective colors: orange, green, red, blue, gray, purple, and aqua (although I 
    forgot if they come in that particular order).  If you have collected all 
    seven, you can access the Final Fight Zone at the end of the game.  Sadly, no 
    Super Sonic results.
    
    
    
    
    
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                     [BNS]     CHAPTER 08:  Bonus Stages     [BNS]
    
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                            GENESIS/MEGA DRIVE BONUS STAGES
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    Semi-reminiscent of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, you must collect a set number of 
    rings (fifty, 100, and 150) before you reach a checkpoint.  It's not too hard, 
    but you might get sick with the fast movement and not-so-hot graphic 
    capabilities.  Knuckles' stages are a bit easier than Tails' stages in my 
    opinion.
    
    
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                                 SATURN/PC BONUS STAGES
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    The Saturn version is unusually similar to that of Sonic 2, but it's in 3D, has 
    two rounds instead of three, and carries new obstacles such as springs and 
    gaps.  The PC version follows suit, except the stage is not in 3D, and only one
    round is in a stage.
    
    
    
    
    
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                       [RBT]     CHAPTER 09:  Robots     [RBT]
    
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    Why they changed the name from "Badniks" to "Robots" is beyond me.  None of 
    them, however, have any names.  All the names below I have made up, except 
    those from games of the past, in which case I feel the robot is a successor to 
    that former Badnik.
    
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                                   GREEN GROVE ZONE
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                        |               Wasper                |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:------------- A purple wasp
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:--------- Purple
    
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                        |             Ball Spiker             |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:------- A purple spike with
                        ------------------ rotating spiked ball
                        Attacks:------------------- Spiked Ball
                        Contained Flicky Color:----------- Blue
    
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                        |      Underground Caterkiller        |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:-------- Purple caterpillar
                        Attacks:------------- Pops Out of Holes
                        Contained Flicky Color:------------ Red
    
    
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                                    RUSTY RUIN ZONE
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                        |              Robo-Croc              |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:----------- Green crocodile
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:---------- Green
    
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                        |               Buzzer                |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:--- A purple and yellow bee
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:----------- Blue
    
    
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                                  SPRING STADIUM ZONE
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                        |               Arachno               |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:----------- A yellow spider
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:---------- Green
    
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                        |               Skeeto                |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:------- A purple and orange
                        ------------------------------ mosquito
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:----------- Blue
    
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                        |               Clamer                |
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                        Description:----- A red and silver clam                     
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:------------ Red
    
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                        |             Pointdexter             |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:--------- A purple blowfish
                        Attacks:---------------- Self-inflation
                        Contained Flicky Color:--------- Purple
    
    
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                                   DIAMOND DUST ZONE 
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                        |           Satanic Snowman           |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description: A snowman with a green hat
                        Attacks:----------- Launching Snowballs
                        Contained Flicky Color:----------- Blue
    
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                        |             Penguinator             |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:----------- A black penguin
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:---------- Green
    
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                        |             Pogo-Rabbit             |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description: A yellow rabbit on a pogo-
                        --------------------------------- stick
                        Attacks:---------------- Hopping Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:--------- Purple
    
    
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                                  VOLCANO VALLEY ZONE
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                        |            Ladybugernaut            |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:------------- A red ladybug
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:---------- Green
    
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                        |              Wasper II              |
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                        Description:---------------- A red wasp
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:----------- Blue
    
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                        |              Tailswipe              |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:- A red and purple scorpion
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:------------ Red
    
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                        |               Batbot                |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:------------- An orange bat
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:--------- Orange
    
    
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                                   GENE GADGET ZONE
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     Please note that Pointdexters (see Spring Stadium) also appear in this zone.
    
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                        |              Octopoid               |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:------- A yellow and purple
                        ------------------------------- octopus
                        Attacks:--------- Launching Projectiles
                        Contained Flicky Color:------------ Red
    
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                        |        Wireless TechnoSqueek        |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:-------------- A gray mouse
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
                        Contained Flicky Color:---------- Green
    
    
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                                   PANIC PUPPET ZONE
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                        |   Prototype Robot I - Mecha-Spider  |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:------ An orange and silver
                        ------------------- spider-like machine
                        Attacks:--------- Launching Projectiles
    
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                        | Prototype Robot II - Factory Helper |
                        '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
                        Description:- An orange helicopter-type
                        --------------------------------- robot
                        Attacks:---------------- Roaming Around
    
    
    
    
    
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                        [BSS]     CHAPTER 10:  Bosses     [BSS]
    
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                      GREEN GROVE ZONE - Egg-O-Matic Ball Dropper
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              Description:--------- A spiked ball attached to Egg-O-Matic
              Attack:-------------------------------------- Dropping Ball
              Number of Hits Needed:--------------------------- Five Hits
              How to Defeat:-- Hit the Egg-O-Matic whenever he drops down
              --------------------------------------- to pick up the ball.
    
    
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                      MARBLE ZONE - Egg-O-Matic Wall-Bound Statue
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              Description:---------- A knight statue with lion-like hands
              Attacks:------------- Crushing Hands; Launching Projectiles
              Number of Hits Needed:--------------------------- Five Hits
              How to Defeat:------- Jump on dropped hand to reach cockpit.
    
    
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                    SPRING STADIUM ZONE - Egg-O-Matic Electro-Claws
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              Description:-------------- Two chained hands on Egg-O-Matic
              Attack:-------------------------------------- Hand-slapping
              Number of Hits Needed:-------------------------- Eight Hits
              How to Defeat:--- Just watch out for obstacles on the floor.
    
    
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                  DIAMOND DUST ZONE - Egg-O-Matic Rotating Snowblower
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              Description:----- Eight snowblowers attached to Egg-O-Matic
              Attack:-------------------- Freezing Snow; Dynamite Snowmen
              Number of Hits Needed:-------------------------- Eight Hits
              How to Defeat:---------- Once again, hit when he drops down.
    
    
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                    VOLCANO VALLEY ZONE - Egg-O-Matic Volcanic Arena
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              Description:-------------------- Lava arena with four pipes
              Attacks:------------------ Flame Caterpillars; Lava Streams
              Number of Hits Needed:-------------------------- Eight Hits
              How to Defeat: Dash into cockpit from pipe when not on fire.
    
    
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                     GENE GADGET ZONE - Egg-O-Matic Conveyor Belt
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              Description:------------------------------- A conveyor belt
              Attack:------------------------------------- Spiked Objects
              Number of Hits Needed:-------------------------- Eight Hits
              How to Defeat:-- Avoid the objects and hit Dr. R when he is
              -------------------------------------------------- in reach.
    
    
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                     PANIC PUPPET ZONE - Egg-O-Matic Armed Column
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              Description:------------------- Arm-attachments to a column
              Attacks:--- Dropping Arms; Flame Trails; Ricocheting Lasers
              Number of Hits Needed:-------------------- Twenty-Four Hits
              How to Defeat:- Hit the joint of each arm immediately after
              ------------------------------------------------ it attacks.
    
    
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                       FINAL FIGHT ZONE - The "Ultimate Weapon"
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              Description:------------------------- A Robotnik-like robot
              Forms I/VI Attack:--------------------------- Hand-Dropping
              Forms II/VII Attack:-------------------------- Flame Trails
              Forms III/VIII Attack:------------------------- Speed Hands
              Forms IV/IX Attack:------------------------ Homing Missiles
              Forms V/X Attack:----------------------- Ricocheting Lasers
              Number of Hits Needed:---------------------------- Ten Hits
              How to Defeat:--- I'm sure you can figure it out - it's not
              --------------------------------------------- all that hard.
    
    
    
    
    
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        [CCG]     CHAPTER 11:  Codes, Cheats, Glitches, and Oddities     [CCG]
    
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    Admit it.  You have wanted to cheat in almost any video game to come out.  
    Fortunately, we have a section for you special people.  Here it is.
    
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                                       IGN CODES
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    EASY EMERALDS
    Enter the Level Select code (see below) twice.  Select any stage that has Tails 
    or Knuckles in it (the first stage will do).  Get fifty rings and visit Tails 
    or Knuckles.  When the special stage begins, press A + Start and you will 
    receive the emerald for that course. 
     
    
    EXTRA LIVES 
    Here's a trick to gain as many lives as you want.  Collect fifty rings, then 
    enter the bonus stage and get an emerald.  Let yourself die, then collect 
    another fifty rings and re-enter the bonus stage.
    
    Give your rings to the same person you used when you went to the bonus stage 
    the first time.  You will go to the same stage where you found the emerald, but 
    if you complete it this time, you'll get an extra life.
    
    Collect 100 rings to get a second extra life.  Die and repeat the cycle as 
    often as desired.
     
    
    LEVEL SELECT
    At the "Press Start" screen, press B, A, Right, A, C, Up, Down, A (Baracuda), 
    then press Start.  The level select menu will appear when you begin a game. 
    
    
    LEVEL SKIP
    Enable the Level Select code (see above), then start a new game.  To skip to 
    the next level, pause the game and press A.  Alternatively, push A, B, C, and 
    Start at the same time to skip a level.
    
    
    
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                                   GAME GENIE CODES
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    Remember Game Genie?  These codes I have _not_ personally tested, so let that 
    be a warning.
    
    SKIP LEVELS:
    AADA-AAAE
    
    NON-STOP DEMO
    AJCA-AABY 
    
    FREEZE ANIMATIONS:
    AJLA-AACG 
    
    LEVEL SELECTION MENU ALWAYS APPEARS WHEN STARTING LEVEL:
    AJNA-AA32 
    
    INVISIBLE SONIC; ONLY HIS SHADOW APPEARS:
    AJNA-AAWT
     
    
    
    
    
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                                       ODDITIES
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    This game was never meant to be released for the Sega Saturn.  However, a game 
    in development, Sonic X-Treme, was cancelled, thereby forcing Sega to release 
    this side-project.
    
    It has been notified to me that the zone order unusually reflects the order of 
    Sonic CD.  Here is a demonstration-showing chart.
    
              SONIC 3D BLAST         SONIC CD
    Zone 01   Green Grove Zone       Palmtree Panic
    Zone 02   Rusty Ruin Zone        Collision Chaos
    Zone 03   Spring Stadium Zone    Tidal Tempest
    Zone 04   Diamond Dust Zone      Quartz Quadrant
    Zone 05   Volcano Valley Zone    Wacky Workbench
    Zone 06   Gene Gadget Zone       Stardust Speedway
    Zone 07   Panic Puppet Zone      Metallic Madness
    Zone 08   Final Fight Zone
    
    Look carefully.  First levels correlate well.  Sonic CD fans know that there 
    was to be a "ruin"-type level as the second level in SCD, but that never came 
    to be.  Spring Stadium/Collision Chaos works well.  Tidal Tempest was a hot 
    spring, and making a 3D water level in 1996 was rather challenging, so Volcano 
    Valley fits the bill, even if the order is a bit screwy.  Quartz Quadrant could 
    be Diamond Dust sans ice.  It's rather suspicious. 
    
    
    
    
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                   [ACK]     CHAPTER 12:  Acknowledgments     [ACK]
    
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    PEOPLE                                  WEBSITES
    -- Webmasters                           -- GameFAQs <www.gamefaqs.com>
       - For hosting this FAQ                  - For continuing to show great
    -- Myself                                    appreciation for FAQ writers such
       - For writing this FAQ                    as myself
    -- Rob (AU620RS@aol.com)                   - For being the first host of this
       - For informing me that hedgehogs         FAQ
         are insectivores, not rodents      -- IGN Codes <codes.ign.com>
                                               - For providing the codes
                                            -- GameWinners <www.gamewinners.com>
                                               - For providing the Game Genie codes
                                            -- Green Hill Zone  
                                               <www.emulationzone.org/fanfare/ghz/
                                               index.html>
                                               - For information in the "Oddities" 
                                                 and "Zone Descriptions" sections
    
    GAMES
    -- Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
       - For having the voice-overs,
         thereby informing me with the
         correct pronunciation of
         "Echidna"
    
    
    
    
    
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                   [ATC]     CHAPTER 13:  Author Contact     [ATC]
    
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    I can be reached via e-mail at the following address:
    
      cyebersurpher@hotmail.com
    
    If you wish to e-mail me about game help, please put "Sonic the Hedgehog GEN"
    as the title of the e-mail.  I also ask that you do not address questions
    about the GameGear version of the game and how it relates to this game.  They
    are two different games.
    
    Furthermore, do not ask a question involving something already addressed in
    the guide, such as "How many zones are in the game?".  I have received
    countless e-mails with questions like that.  They aren't appreciated.
    
    
    
    
    
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                  [GUR]     CHAPTER 14:  Guide Usage Rules     [GUR]
    
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    DOs:
    -- Please e-mail me before publishing this guide.  If not, I will be forced to 
       take legal action against you.  You don't want that.
    -- I made all these sections for a reason.  Leave them in.
    
    
    DON'Ts:
    -- Don't take out sections.
    -- Don't make it so it says you are the author of this FAQ.  I know how to use
       search engines, and I will find you.
    -- Don't publish this without asking me.  The only website exempt to this is 
       GameFAQs <www.gamefaqs.com>
    -- Don't post an outdated version of this FAQ.  People want fresh, new
       material.
    
    
    
    
    
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                      [FNW]     CHAPTER 15:  Final Word     [FNW]
    
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    This has been my fourth FAQ writing ever.  I hope you enjoy it, and I 
    personally thank your usage.  Hopefully, more in-depth coverage and other 
    various changes for the better will eventually result.  Later.
    
    
    
    
    
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