===============================================================================
                 _____                                          
                / ____| ___  _   _ _  ____   _____ _   _ _____ 
               | (___  / _ \| \ | | |/ ___| |_   _| | | | ____|
                \___ \| | | |  \| | | |       | | | |_| |  _|
                ____) | |_| | |\  | | |___    | | |  _  | |___
               |_____/ \___/|_| \_|_|\____|   |_| |_| |_|_____|
               _    _
              | |  | |_____ ____   ____ _____ _   _  ___   ____
              | |__| | ____|  _ \ / ___| ____| | | |/ _ \ / ___|
              |  __  |  _| | | | | |  _|  _| | |_| | | | | |  _
              | |  | | |___| |_| | |_| | |___|  _  | |_| | |_| |
              |_|  |_|_____|____/ \___/|_____|_| |_|\___/ \___/

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                            Sonic the Hedgehog FAQ
                                 Version 11.0
                                January 2, 2005
                                   by MManos





===============================================================================

              [TOC]     CHAPTER 00:  Table of Contents     [TOC]

===============================================================================

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 [CPT]
CHAPTER 02:---------------------------------------------- Version History [VSH]
CHAPTER 03:--------------------------------------------------- Characters [CHR]
CHAPTER 04:-------------------------------------------------------- Items [ITM]
CHAPTER 05:----------------------------------------------------- Controls [CTL]
CHAPTER 06:-------------------------------------------- Zone Descriptions [ZND]
CHAPTER 07:----------------------- The Chaos Emeralds and the Secret Zone [EMR]
CHAPTER 08:------------------------------------------------------ Badniks [BDN]
CHAPTER 09:------------------------------------------------------- Bosses [BSS]
CHAPTER 10:------------------------ Codes, Cheats, Glitches, and Oddities [CCG]
CHAPTER 11:---------------------------------------------- Acknowledgments [ACK]
CHAPTER 12:----------------------------------------------- Author Contact [ATC]
CHAPTER 13:-------------------------------------------- Guide Usage Rules [GUR]
CHAPTER 14:--------------------------------------------------- Final Word [FNW]





===============================================================================

            [CPT]     CHAPTER 01:  Copyright Information     [CPT]

===============================================================================

This document, otherwise known as "Sonic the Hedgehog FAQ/Walkthrough", was
created by me, MManos.  If you wish to host this guide on your website, unless
that site is GameFAQs, you need to follow the criteria listed in Chapter 13,
"Guide Usage Rules".  Any form of plagiarism will not be tolerated, and the
proper authorities will be notified.  If you wish to share this guide with
others, it must be for personal use only.  Do not share this over online
Shareware software such as Napster, WinMX, Bearshare, Limewire, Kazaa, etc.
Also, do not cut out only the parts you wish to share.  This guide was meant to
be used in its entirety and must be treated that way.

Copyright (c)1999-2005 Michael Manos
All Rights Reserved





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               [VSH]     CHAPTER 02:  Version History     [VSH]

===============================================================================

          ==========================================================
                       January 2, 2005 -- Version 11.0
          ==========================================================
  Through recent discovery, I have found video game guides available on free
   Shareware applications.  I have thereby changed information in Copyright 
   Information and Guide Usage Rules.  Also, there have been minor grammar 
                      alterations throughout the guide.

          ==========================================================
                       January 3, 2004 -- Version 10.0
          ==========================================================
  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.
- Changes have been made to the Author Contact section.


          ==========================================================
                        October 4, 2003 -- Version 9.0
          ==========================================================
            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.
- An update has been made to "Chaos Emeralds and the Secret Zone", because it
  was not clear what had to be done in order to get the emerald.
- I never noticed this, but the Quick-Find tab for "Characters" has been wrong
  for quite some time.  It has been fixed.


          ==========================================================
                         July 4, 2003 -- Version 8.0
          ==========================================================
Happy "Fourth" everybody.  I did a few updates to this guide in order to make
                         the information more precise.

ALTERATIONS
- With a new year, "Copyright Information" had to be slightly tweaked.
- Included the fact that hedgehogs are insectivores, not rodents, in 
  "Characters"
- Reformatted the "Controls" section
- Slight tweaking of grammar in "Zone Descriptions"
- Included more credits in the "Acknowledgments" section


          ==========================================================
                       November 28, 2002 -- Version 7.0
          ==========================================================
 Several additions and changes in this update!  To make this more informative
                     of an FAQ, I have done the following:

ADDED SECTIONS                          RENAMED SECTIONS
- "Codes, Cheats, Glitches, and         - "Moves" ---> "Controls"
  Oddities"
- "Guide Usage Rules"

ALTERATIONS                             OTHER NEW STUFF
- More grammar changes                  - Quick-Find Reference Added
- Deletion of unnecessary borders
- Realized "Oh yeah, this game takes
  place on South Island, not Mobius!"
  and changed that tidbit throughout
  the guide


          ==========================================================
                       November 16, 2002 -- Version 6.0
          ==========================================================
    As CJayC has said time and time again, there truly can never be a Final
Version of the guide.  Therefore, I have made this addition.  This incarnation
                   includes the following additions/changes:

ALTERED SECTIONS
- Just a few alignment issues that have been bugging me
- Brief, updated character descriptions
- Minor tweaks of grammar throughout


          ==========================================================
                      November 17, 2001 -- Final Version
          ==========================================================
                 Yes, it is the final version.  Here we go!!

RENAMED SECTIONS                        ALTERED SECTIONS                   
- "Zones" ---> "Zone Descriptions"      - "Badniks"
- "The Chaos Emeralds and the Special   - "Bosses"
  Stage" ---> "The Chaos Emeralds and   - General Reformatting
  the Secret Zone"

REMOVED SECTIONS
- "Codes, Cheats, and Glitches"


          ==========================================================
                       November 11, 2001 -- Version 3.3
          ==========================================================
                       Nothing really new here but this:

SITES NEWLY HOSTING DOCUMENT
- Sonic News <www.sonicstadium.org>


          ==========================================================
                        October 29, 2001 -- Version 3.0
          ==========================================================
        It's been awhile, hasn't it?  Let's run right down the list...

NEWLY ADDED SECTIONS                    REMOVED SECTIONS
- "Copyright Information"               - "Why a Sonic the Hedgehog FAQ?"
- "Author Contact"                      - "Final Boss"
                                        - "Websites Worthy of Being Checked 
                                           Out"
                                        - "Challenges"
                                        - "Wish List"
                                        - "Game Genie Codes"

ALTERED SECTIONS                        ANNEXED SECTIONS
- "Copyright Information"               - "Green Hill Zone," "Marble Zone," 
- E-mail address in "Author Contact"      "Spring Yard Zone," "Labyrinth 
- ASCII Art                               Zone," "Star Light Zone," "Scrap 
- Major Reformatting                      Brain Zone," and "Final Zone" --->
                                          "Zones"


          ==========================================================
                        October 21, 1999 -- Version 0.8
          ==========================================================
                             The first revision!!

ALTERED SECTIONS
- "Characters"
- "Items"
- "Codes"
- "Game Genie"
- Special Stages
- ASCII Art (Removed)
- Spacing
- Capitalization Problems
-  Name of Author
- Aligning of Guide


          ==========================================================
                        October 20, 1999 -- Version 0.0
          ==========================================================
                              Hot off the press! 





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                  [CHR]     CHAPTER 03:  Characters     [CHR]

===============================================================================

          ===========================================================
                              SONIC THE HEDGEHOG                    
          ===========================================================
A resident of South Island, a speed demon, and a guy with a major chili dog 
obsession, Sonic the Hedgehog has evolved into one of the most beloved video
game mascots of our time.  When one mentions "Sega", one can't help but think
of the blue, spiky-haired insectivore.

          ==========================================================
                               DR. IVO ROBOTNIK                   
          ==========================================================
Also known as Dr. Eggman, Robotnik is the series' characterization of evil.
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.

          ==========================================================
                           SOUTH ISLAND INHABITANTS                 
          ==========================================================
Instead of the standard "Damsel-in-Distress" theme found in many games in this 
genre (*cough* Mario *cough*), Sonic must rescue the residents of this island.  
Either the gravity level must be really high, or there's a lack of nutrition 
among the locals, but they are all really short.





===============================================================================

                    [ITM]     CHAPTER 04:  Items     [ITM]

===============================================================================

          ==========================================================
                     ITEM(S)          ||           USE(S)           
          ==========================================================
          |        Power Rings        || These are basically what  |
          |                           || your life depends on.     |
          |                           || They are found all over   |
          |                           || all of the zones except   |
          |                           || for the Final Zone. If    |
          |                           || you are attacked or fall  |
          |                           || on spikes, you lose all   |
          |                           || your rings. If you get    |
          |                           || hit with no rings, you    |
          |                           || lose one life.            |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |        Ring Monitor       || This gives you ten rings. |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |     Sonic Head Monitor    || This gives you one extra  |
          |                           || extra life.               |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |        Boot Monitor       || This gives a temporary    |
          |                           || speed boost.              |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |        Star Monitor       || This gives temporary      |
          |                           || invincibility.            |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |    Blue Sphere Monitor    || This gives you a shield.  |
          |                           || A shield allows Sonic to  |
          |                           || sustain a hit without     |
          |                           || penalty.                  |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |         Lampposts         || When you pass these blue  |
          |                           || posts they turn red.      |
          |                           || When you die, you will    |
          |                           || start at the last         |
          |                           || lamppost you touched.     |
          |                           || You will start with the   |
          |                           || time you hit the post     |
          |                           || with, along with zero     |
          |                           || rings.                    |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |          Springs          || These shoot you into the  |
          |                           || air.                      |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |        Prison Eggs        || You free the Mobius       |
          |                           || inhabitants by jumping on |
          |                           || the lever on top of these |
          |                           || at the end of each zone,  |
          |                           || with Scrap Brain Zone and |
          |                           || Final Zone as exceptions. |
          '--------------------------------------------------------'





===============================================================================

                   [CTL]     CHAPTER 05:  Controls     [CTL]

===============================================================================

D-PAD LEFT, RIGHT
- Walk or Run Left, Right

D-PAD UP, DOWN
- Look Up, Crouch

A/B/C
- Jump

WHILE MOVING, D-PAD DOWN
- Super Sonic Spin Attack (Roll)





===============================================================================

              [ZND]     CHAPTER 06:  Zone Descriptions     [ZND]

===============================================================================

One of these days, I may get a walkthrough in this guide.  For now, here's some 
brief descriptions of the seven zones.

Each zone has three acts, with the exception of The Final Zone.  In each act, 
Sonic has ten minutes to race to the end, pass all the obstacles, and collect 
as many rings as possible.  Pass as many lampposts as well, for if Sonic should 
die, he would restart at the last-touched lamppost rather than the beginning.  
Almost all enemies are worth 100 points, and bosses are worth 1,000.

          ===========================================================
                           ZONE 01:  Green Hill Zone                 
          ===========================================================
Yes sir, there's only one hill.  It is either a really large hill or a rather 
small island.  Anyway, this is the tutorial zone of the game.  There are three 
acts in each zone.  At the end of the final act, there will be a boss, one of 
Robotnik's fantastic creations.  Located in a valley of South Island, the main 
hazards are spikes, which are usually at the bottom of the zone floor.


          ===========================================================
                             ZONE 02:  Marble Zone
          ===========================================================
In this zone, you are in an ancient temple-like area.  Fire is the main hazard 
here.  You are going to run into several blocks in this zone; to move them, 
just push the D-Pad in the block's direction.  Watch out for the fire chase in 
Act Two.  Don't get crushed by the chandeliers.  Take the rare invincibility 
monitors to your advantage.  In Act Three, there is a hidden room that can 
screw you up nice, but there is a hidden block as well.  Good luck. 


          ===========================================================
                          ZONE 03:  Spring Yard Zone
          ===========================================================
The very first carnival zone made!  This fun zone shows the standard of Genesis 
graphics: the overabundance of pastel colors.  Watch out for the two Rollers in 
Acts One and Two.  The Crabmeats can cause a problem in some of the block 
areas.  Be careful on the moving blocks.  Watch for the maceballs in the indoor 
areas.  When the big green block follows you, spring when necessary to get tons 
of rings.  Otherwise, keep running!  Roll into certain places to unlock secret 
rooms with monitors.  Most importantly, it's a game, so have fun.


          ===========================================================
                           ZONE 04:  Labyrinth Zone
          ===========================================================
The first underwater zone made in history of the series.  Apparently, an 
ancient civilization got flooded.  The music is relaxing in this world, but you 
must be alert at all times; this zone is torture if you do not have enough 
skill.  If there is a spike popping up, do not go to it head-on!  Walk to it, 
walk back, and the Burrobot will pop up, but you can get it back almost 
immediately after.  Patience is a virtue, remember.  

Orbinauts (well, they aren't called Orbinauts in this game, but they are in 
future games in the franchise) are major pains.  Not only are they fast, but 
they are invulnerable most of the time.  Keep an eye or two (or three if you 
have friends watching you, in which case you need to get some mental help) on 
them.  When riding the escalators, you will see pig heads shooting fire.  Do 
not attack; you cannot harm them.  White lance-spikes will hurt you.  Watch for 
levers and hit them quickly, because you can survive about 30 seconds without 
air, even with invincibility.  Take care.


          ==========================================================
                           ZONE 05:  Star Light Zone
          ==========================================================
This is my personal favorite zone in the game.  It is also the easiest in my 
opinion.  It took me what, six minutes to complete this zone?  The zone is very 
simple, but be careful.  Bombs are indestructible, so consider that.  Windmills 
are good for a boost, but you cannot go against the draft.  Take a break when 
you drop down a shaft and the game rolls very, very fast.  When there are 
catapults, jump on the opposite side of the spike, and stay there!  It will 
launch you.  You need good timing to do this well, because you need to do it 
for the boss.  The music is cool in this zone.  Consider this a gift from Sonic 
Team.


          ==========================================================
                          ZONE 06:  Scrap Brain Zone
          ==========================================================
You have now reached the mechanical zone.  Robotnik no longer plays Mr. Nice 
Guy in this zone.  Pure challenge will stun beginners.  The levers are tricky; 
watch out.  Platforms that drop and return are tricky, so run!  When on the 
gears, push right to go fast, while pushing left will slow it down.  Jump to 
get off.  Watch for electrical faucets, slicing blades,  the cup-with-the-mace-
on-the-bottom-half-of-it, and the flamethrowers.  Ball Hogs are dangerous, jump 
the bombs and hit the pig.  In Act Three, you are underwater (did they think 
you didn't have enough stress from Labyrinth Zone?).  Jump the platform to take 
the hard path, while stay on to take the easy path.  Watch for the spikes, like 
in Labyrinth Zone.  Then, at the end, spring up and go to the Final Zone.


          ==========================================================
                           ZONE 07:  The Final Zone
          ==========================================================
More of a "Scrap Brain Zone - Act Four" than a truly different zone, this could 
have had a neat name, but the Sonic Team had to give it the bland "Final Zone" 
instead.  See the Bosses section for this one.





===============================================================================

    [EMR]     CHAPTER 07:  The Chaos Emeralds and the Secret Zone     [EMR]

===============================================================================

The Chaos Emeralds are the things that make the world go 'round... or at least 
the world of Sonic the Hedgehog.  There are six of them, each of a different 
color, and Robotnik wants these badly.  You get them in Secret Zones.

There are six Secret Zones, each one different for each emerald.  In order to 
get to any Secret Zone, you need to have fifty rings by the end of Acts One or 
Two in any Zone, except for Scrap Brain Zone and the Final Zone.  Jump into 
the giant ring.  Jump farther for more points.  You can get from ten points to 
ten thousand points per jump marker.

          ==========================================================
               SECRET ZONE BLOCK(S)   ||        FUNCTION(S)
          ==========================================================
          |     Blue Square Blocks    ||         No Effect         |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |  Red/White Circle Blocks  ||      Jump Off These       |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |   Transparent Red/White   ||    Jump Through These     |
          |       Circle Blocks       ||                           |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |     Circle Goal Blocks    ||   Ends the Secret Zone    |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |  Square Multicolor Blocks ||  Loosens Tension Around   |
          |(Surrounding Chaos Emerald)||       Chaos Emerald       |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |     "R" Circle Blocks     ||  Reverses Spin Direction  |
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |   Up/Down Circle Blocks   ||Alters Speed of Secret Zone|
          |---------------------------||---------------------------|
          |       Chaos Emerald       ||   Completes Secret Zone   |
          '--------------------------------------------------------'

The general idea of each Secret Zone is to maneuver around until you collect
the Chaos Emerald or reach the GOAL.  The Secret Zone is really a trap, which
is why the "GOAL" blocks are present; I know, it's rather misleading.  Don't be
fooled: you're here to get the Chaos Emerald.





===============================================================================

                   [BDN]     CHAPTER 08:  Badniks     [BDN]

===============================================================================

  There are SIXTEEN different varieties of Badniks.  Let's explore them all.


     =====================================================================
                                 NAMED BADNIKS
     =====================================================================

          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
          |                        Ball Hog                         |
          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
          Location:--------------------------------- Scrap Brain Zone
          Description:------------------------------------ A pink pig
          Attack:------------------------------ Launching Projectiles

          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
          |                        Burrobot                         |
          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
          Locations:---------------- Labyrinth Zone; Scrap Brain Zone
          Description:----------------- A red and blue drilling robot
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming Around

          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
          |                       Buzz Bomber                       |
          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
          Locations:-- Green Hill Zone; Marble Zone; Spring Yard Zone
          Description:--------------------- A yellow and black hornet
          Attack:------------------------------ Launching Projectiles

          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
          |                       Caterkiller                       |
          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
          Locations:- Marble Zone; Spring Yard Zone; Scrap Brain Zone
          Description:--------------- A purple and yellow caterpillar
          Attacks:- Roaming Around; Launching Body Parts When Touched

          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
          |                         Chopper                         |
          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
          Location:---------------------------------- Green Hill Zone
          Description:--------------------------------- A red piranha
          Attack:------------------------------------- Bridge-Jumping

          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
          |                        Crabmeat                         |
          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
          Locations:--------------- Green Hill Zone; Spring Yard Zone
          Description:---------------------------- A red and tan crab
          Attack:------------------------------ Launching Projectiles

          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
          |                          Jaws                           |
          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
          Locations:---------------- Labyrinth Zone; Scrap Brain Zone
          Description:--------------- A pink shark with a gray engine
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming Around

          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
          |                        Moto Bug                         |
          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
          Location:---------------------------------- Green Hill Zone
          Description:------------------------- A red wheeled ladybug
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming Around

          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
          |                         Newtron                         |
          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
          Location:---------------------------------- Green Hill Zone
          Description:----------------- A green newt with yellow eyes
          Attacks:----------------- Launching Projectiles; Relocating

          .-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.
          |                         Roller                          |
          '-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'
          Location:--------------------------------- Spring Yard Zone
          Description:----------------------- A blue Sonic-like robot
          Attack:-------------------------------------------- Rolling


     =====================================================================
                                UNNAMED BADNIKS
     =====================================================================
          There are six Badniks without names.  Their data is below.

          Location:-------------------------------------- Marble Zone
          Description:----------------- A black and blue birdlike bat
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming Around

          Location:--------------------------------- Spring Yard Zone
          Description:-- A purple and yellow lobster with gray spikes
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming Around

          Location:---------------------------------- Star Light Zone
          Description:------------------------------------ A red bomb
          Attack:------------------------------------------ Exploding

          Locations:---------------- Labyrinth Zone; Scrap Brain Zone
          Description:--- A red orb with four spiked surrounding orbs
          Attack:------------------------- Launching Surrounding Orbs

          Locations:--------------- Green Hill Zone; Spring Yard Zone
          Description:------------------ A red and blue flying insect
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming Around

          Location:---------------------------------- Star Light Zone
          Description:- A green orb with four spiked surrounding orbs
          Attack:------------------------------------- Roaming Around





===============================================================================

                   [BSS]     CHAPTER 09:  Bosses     [BSS]

===============================================================================

          ===========================================================
             GREEN HILL ZONE -- Egg-O-Matic Checkered-Wrecker Ball
          ===========================================================
          Description:-------------- A brown ball attached to a chain
          Attack:-------------------------------------- Swinging Ball
          Number of Hits Needed:-------------------------- Eight Hits
          How to Defeat:- Hit the Egg-O-Matic whenever the ball is in
          --------------- a position where it will not hit you.  Duck 
          -------------------- underneath a platform if it is unsafe.


          ===========================================================
                  MARBLE ZONE - Egg-O-Matic Fireball Dropper
          ===========================================================
          Description:--- A fireball dropper on bottom of Egg-O-Matic
          Attack:------------------------------------------ Fireballs
          Number of Hits Needed:-------------------------- Eight Hits
          How to Defeat:- Just hit the Egg-O-Matic whenever possible.


          ===========================================================
              SPRING YARD ZONE - Egg-O-Matic Spiked Floor Remover
          ===========================================================
          Description:---------- A spike on the bottom of Egg-O-Matic
          Attack:----------------------------------- Removal of Floor
          Number of Hits Needed:-------------------------- Eight Hits
          How to Defeat:-- Whenever he swoops down, hit him.  Jump to
          ---------------------- stay above the bottomless pit below.


          ===========================================================
                        LABYRINTH ZONE - The Labyrinth
          ===========================================================
          Description:------- A maze filled with water; booby trapped
          Attack:--------- Water; drowns after certain amount of time
          Number of Hits Needed:--------- Zero Hits; Just make it out
          How to Defeat:- Avoid as many obstacles as you can and keep
          -------------------------------------------------- jumping.


          ===========================================================
                  STAR LIGHT ZONE - Egg-O-Matic Bomb Dropper
          ===========================================================
          Description:- Bomb-Dropping Device on bottom of Egg-O-Matic
          Attack:------------------------ Dropping Bombs on Catapults
          Number of Hits Needed:-------------------------- Eight Hits
          How to Defeat:- Jump on the opposite end of a catapult that
          ------------------ has a bomb on it.  If Robotnik is above,
          ------------------------------------ the bomb will hit him.


          ===========================================================
                       FINAL ZONE - Egg-O-Matic Pistons
          ===========================================================
          Description:-------------- Four Pistons; Robotnik Relocates
          Attack:---------------------------- Energy Blasts; Crushing
          Number of Hits Needed:------ Eight Hits; Hit Dr. R's Piston
          How to Defeat:---- Stay underneath the alcove on the right.
          -------------- If the piston Robotnik is in is nearest you,
          ------------------- attack.  Otherwise, just stay hidden in
          ------------------------- order to avoid the other attacks.





===============================================================================

    [CCG]     CHAPTER 10:  Codes, Cheats, Glitches, and Oddities     [CCG]

===============================================================================

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.

          ==========================================================
                                   IGN CODES
          ==========================================================
BONUS POINTS
For extra points, pass any zone in a certain amount of time.  For the best 
bonus, enter the Debug Mode code.  The clock will freeze and you'll always 
score a 50,000 bonus! 

Time  Points
0:30  50,000
0:45  10,000
1:00  5,000
1:30  4,000
2:00  3,000
3:00  2,000
4:00  1,000
5:00  500


CONFUSED DEMO
While the demo is playing, hold A + B + C.  Sonic will get confused, lose his 
place, and possibly die. 


CONTROL MODE
At the title screen, press Up, C, Down, C, Left, C, Right.  While playing, you 
can pause the game and use A to restart, B for slow motion, and C for frame 
advance. 


DEBUG MODE
Enable Control Mode (see above).  After pressing Start to begin a game, hold A 
until you see Sonic.  If you see a bunch of hex numbers on the top of the 
screen, you're in Debug Mode.

To start debugging, press B, then you can select any sprite in that level and 
put it on the screen.  To select a different sprite, press A, and to place it 
on the screen, press C.  Note that sprite selection is different from Zone to 
Zone.  Also, instead of displaying the time elapsed, it displays the number of 
sprites currently on the screen.  Control Mode functions work as well.

Note: This only works on the first production releases of Sonic.


EXTRA LIVES
In Green Hill Zone (Act 3), there is a 1-Up at the very bottom of the level.  
Collect it along with enough rings to make 100 for a second life.  Next, grab 
the 1-Up at the top of the loop-de-loop and die.  Repeat until you have enough 
lives.  


GET ALL EMERALDS
This cheat allows you to start at the First Level with all the Emeralds, and 
with lots of Continues.  Use the Level Select cheat (see below) to get to the 
Special Zone.  When you get the Emerald, and have entered into the First Zone, 
press Reset.

Use the Level Select cheat to get to the Special Zone again.  When you get the 
next Emerald, and have entered the First Zone, press Reset again.

When you have all the Emeralds, continue on with the first level.  You get to 
keep the Emeralds and the Continues accumulated so far.


LEVEL SELECT
At the title screen, hold A then press Up, Down, Left, Right.  When you hear 
the chime, press Start. 

If that doesn't work, try this:
 At the title screen, press Up, Down, Left, Right, hold A, and press Start.     
 After doing this once, you only need to hold Start + A to enter the level 
 select.
 
 
MARBLE ZONE SHORTCUT
In Marble Zone (Act 3), you will find three chandeliers with spikes in them.  
Go to the far wall (on the right) and jump to the right to find some goodies.  
Now jump through the wall on the right again, but be careful of the other 
chandelier. 


SCRAP BRAIN TELEPORT
On the last level (Scrap Brain), find the ledges that move right then left.  Go 
to the left side of the wall and wait for the platform to move.  As soon as it 
starts to move left, duck.  You'll go through the wall.   While here, press 
Left to teleport right and Right to teleport to the left.



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                               GAME GENIE CODES
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Remember Game Genie?  These codes I have _not_ personally tested, and I think a 
few of them may be flukes.  Why?  Oh, because some of them mention S-curves and 
Tails, especially in the latter ones, all of which only occur in Sonic the 
Hedgehog 2.  These codes I worry about have been marked with an asterisk (*).  
You've been warned.

MASTER CODE
ATBT-A32A or ATBT-AA32

NEVER LOSE RINGS:
AWHA-CA92 

RINGS WORTH 2X VALUE:
SCGT-DJYL or SCRA-BJX0 

RINGS WORTH 3X VALUE:
3SCGT-DNYL or SCRA-BNX0 

RINGS WORTH 4X VALUE:
SCGT-DTYL or SCRA-BTX0 

RINGS WORTH 5X VALUE:
SCGT-DYYL or SCRA-BYX0 

RINGS WORTH 6X VALUE:
SCGT-D2YL or SCRA-B2X0 

RINGS WORTH 7X VALUE:
SCGT-D6YL or SCRA-B6X0 

RINGS WORTH 8X VALUE:
SCGT-DAYL or SCRA-BAX0 

"SUPER RING" POWER-UP WORTH 50X VALUE:
GL5A-CAHN 

(*) SUPER SONIC DOES NOT LOSE RINGS:
AJZA-CA8N 

UNLIMITED LIVES:
AJ3A-CA7A 

START WITH NINETY-NINE LIVES:
NR4T-AAH4 

PERMANENT INVINCIBILITY:
AJRT-CA8R or AE0T-AEBA

SHIELDS GAIN 8X PROTECTION (EIGHT HITS UNTIL DISAPPEARS):
SCGA-BCON
A4GA-A28T

(*) ONE BLUE SPHERE NEEDED FOR CHAOS EMERALD:
RGGA-A60T 

HIGHER JUMPING ABILITY:
NAYA-C8B6 or BDLT-AAGL or DDLT-AAGL 

UNDERWATER BREATHING ABILITY:
ATST-CA38 

(*) ONE RING NEEDED TO BECOME SUPER SONIC:
AEYT-CAHO

VIEW END SEQUENCE:
GJBA-AA4G 

RINGS BECOME INVISIBLE:
DTLT-AAGL 

HIDDEN ITEMS/BREAKABLE WALLS BECOME VISIBLE: 
AEMT-BJB0
Note: Remaining scenery will be scrambled; use to discover secrets.

LEVEL SELECT:
AJ3A-AA4G 

START WITH ONE LIFE:
AE3T-ACLA or AE3T-AACL

DISEMBODIED SONIC AT TITLE SCREEN:
AY3T-AACE 

START AT TITLE RESETS TO "SONIC TEAM PRESENTS...":
AE3T-AA4G 

START WITH FIVE LIVES:
AY3T-AACL 

START WITH FIVE CHAOS EMERALDS:
AY3T-BA4R 

DELAYED AND REPEATED RING SPARKLE WHEN COLLECTED:
SCRA-BJXG 

FREEZE RINGS WHEN TOUCHED:
SCRA-BJXL 

RINGS DO NOT SPARKLE WHEN COLLECTED:
SCRA-BJXR 

BOUNCE OFF RINGS:
SCRA-BJXT 

COLLECT A RING, BUT TOTAL REMAINS UNAFFECTED:
SCRA-BJXW 

COLLECTED RINGS REPLACED BY SOLID RINGS WHICH MAY BE STOOD ON:
SCRA-BJXY 

RINGS WORTHLESS:
SCRA-BFX0 

MAXIMUM RINGS POSSIBLE FOR COLLECTION = 10, EXCLUDING MONITORS:
SCRA-BJX2 

JUMP THROUGH FLOORS:
DDLT-AAGG
Note: Disable this code for a normal jump. 

ZERO GRAVITY:
ADLT-AAGL 

ASTEROID GRAVITY:
A5LT-AAGL 

JUMP LOWER:
KDLT-AAGL 

KEEP SHOWS FOR REMAINDER OF LEVEL ONCE COLLECTED (?):
KDLT-AAGL 

SLIGHTLY HIGHER GRAVITY:
LDLT-AAGL 

HIGHER GRAVITY:
NDLT-AAGL 

EXTREMELY HIGH GRAVITY:
9DLT-AAGL 

INVISIBILITY:
FJ0A-C6BJ 

SLOWER SONIC:
960A-CABR 

FASTER SONIC: 
960A-C6BR 

CANNOT MOVE LEFT OR RIGHT:
960A-CABT 

SLOWER ACCELERATION:
AE0A-CABY 

INSTANT FULL-SPEED:
960A-CABY 

UNABLE TO STOP:
AA0A-CAB4 

INSTANT STOP:
960A-CAB4 

SOME ITEMS DISAPPEAR WHILE OTHERS REAPPEAR AFTER HIT:
AE0T-CABA 

PERMANENT RUNNING SHOES:
AE0T-CAB2 

UNLIMITED LIVES - ALTERNATE CODE:
GJ6A-CA5T or GJ6A-CA7A
Note: Game Over will be displayed after every life obtained. 

DISAPPEAR AFTER LOST LIFE:
GJ6A-CA6A 

HIGH JUMP WHEN LOSING LIFE:
GJ6A-CA6N 

(*) STAY STANDING IN S-CURVE TUNNELS; CANNOT RUN LOOPS
AE6T-CABY 

(*) SONIC/TAILS HAVE PURPLE HAIR: 
A7J2-AAAA
A7J2-AAAA
C1M4-A210


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                                   ODDITIES
          ===========================================================
When "Sonic the Hedgehog" was still in pre-development stages, screenshots were 
released to magazines.  Several features were removed and/or changed, including 
the following:

- Green Hill Zone had UFOs in the background
- The nameless purple enemy in Spring Yard Zone was located in Marble Zone
- Spring Yard Zone was known as "Sparkling Zone"
- Scrap Brain Zone was known as "Clock Ork Zone," intending the name "Clock 
  Work Zone, but the "W" was missing!  Also, the background was different.





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               [ACK]     CHAPTER 11:  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  
                                           <ghz.emulationzone.org >
                                           - For information in the "Oddities" 
                                             section





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               [ATC]     CHAPTER 12:  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, of course, 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 13:  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.
-- Leave this guide as a whole when using and sharing (for personal use only)   
   with others.


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 14:  Final Word     [FNW]

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As far as I am concerned, there should be no more updates to this guide.  I've
accomplished everything I've wanted to do with it, and I feel it is informative
to you, the gamer.  Therefore, until I get around to writing some new work, I
bid thee adieu.





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