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Dark Mirrage/Chaotic_Fusion) ** /**************************\ *************************************************************************** ***************************** **************************** *** TABLE OF CONTENTS: ** **** ***** **************************************************************************** ************************************************************************ A) LEGAL INFO B) INTRODUCTION C) GENERAL TIPS D) ACHIEVEMENTS/TROPHIES: 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 F) SPECIAL THANKS/CONTRIBUTORS G) CONTACT INFO /**************************\ *************************************************************************** ***************************** **************************** *** A)Legal Information: *** **** ***** **************************************************************************** ************************************************************************ 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). PLEASE DO NOT USE WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM MYSELF. All my contact information is at the end of the FAQ if you wish to get in touch with me. /**************************\ *************************************************************************** ***************************** **************************** *** B) Introduction: *** **** ***** **************************************************************************** ************************************************************************ 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! /**************************\ *************************************************************************** **************************** *************************** *** C) General Tips: *** **** **** **************************************************************************** ************************************************************************ - 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. /**************************\ *************************************************************************** **************************** *************************** *** C) Achievments/Trophies: *** **** **** **************************************************************************** ************************************************************************ ****************************** 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 points. ********************************* 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 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. ******************************* 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 star. 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 collected. ******************************* 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 evetunally got the achievement around the second Ice stage, which was about level 6 or 7. ************************************** 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 10th stage (the one where you're rollerblading). After you beat it, you'll get the achievement. *************************************** 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. /**************************\ *************************************************************************** **************************** *************************** *** E) FAQ: *** **** **** **************************************************************************** ************************************************************************ Q. Is Sonic 3 and Knuckles in this collection? Is there any way of unlocking it? 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. /**************************\ *************************************************************************** **************************** *************************** *** F) Special Thanks/Contributors: *** **** **** **************************************************************************** ************************************************************************ - Seth0708 for discovering and providing the chart of unlockables and how to earn them - GameFAQS, and Pwnguide for giving me somewhere to post stuff like this, as well as discuss games in general! /**************************\ *************************************************************************** **************************** *************************** *** G) Contact info: *** **** **** **************************************************************************** ************************************************************************ E-mail: 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.