Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Cheats - Sega Genesis

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Downloadable Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Cheats
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Nov. 29, 2006
Nov. 29, 2006
Nov. 29, 2006
Nov. 29, 2006
Nov. 29, 2006
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Level select
Use the sound test selection on the options menu. Choose sounds 19, 65, 9, and 17 (in that order) and press [C] after each selection. A chime will confirm correct code entry. Press [Start]. Hold [A] and press [Start] when Sonic and Tails appear at the title screen.

Level skip
This trick requires the "Level select" and "Debug mode" codes. Go to any stage and change into an object. Press [A] until you get to the object before the single ring. It is a strange looking object with a little Robotnik head (a machine where all the creatures appear from if you defeated a Boss). Place about ten in a row. Step on the first one until you see the score counting as if you completed the level. When you see that, step on the other buttons. You will go to the level after the level you were supposed to go to. For example: if you were in the Emerald Hill Act 1 you will now be in Chemical Plant Act 1. You can do this trick in any stage, but not in Dead Zone.

Enable the "Debug mode" code and choose any level except the Death Egg. Press [C] to cycle through the sprites until you see a glitched-looking prison egg. Return to Sonic again and get him to step on it. The "Sonic got through Act 1/2" message should appear. This will take you to the next level, and even works on Bosses.

Toggle Tails or Miles
Press [Up]x3, [Down]x3, [Up] at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry. Alternately, press [Up]x2, [Down]x2, [Up]x4.

Super Sonic and Tails
Enable the "Level select" code. Use the sound test selection on the options screen. Choose sounds 4, 1, 2 and 6 (in that order) and press [C] after each selection. Music will confirm correct code entry. Select any starting level and collect 50 rings. Sonic or Tails will turn yellow and can run at super speed, jump twice as far, and become invincible to enemies and spikes. The total number of rings will decrease during super mode. Your character will revert to normal when the ring total reaches zero. Note: Super Sonic or Tails can still drown, be crushed, and fall into bottomless pits.

Alternatively, enable the "Level select" code. Then, press [Start] and hold [A]. Press [Start] when the title screen appears. Then, play songs 1, 9, 9, 2, 1, 1, 2, 4 to activate debug mode. Then play 3, 4, 1, 2, 6. Create 50 rings in debug mode. Jump, make a item box as Super Sonic, and jump on it. Get hit and change back into Super Sonic.

Enable the "Debug mode" code. Create and position a "Transfer Box" monitor. Hit it while as Super Sonic. You lose all your powers but stay yellow. Tails looks the same but has invincibility, with little stars flashing around him. To regain Super Sonic, allow yourself to get hit, then press [B] to turn into a ring and place at least 50 rings on Tails. Press [B] to exit debug mode and jump to become Super Sonic with Super Tails as a follower.

Super Sonic in Death Egg zone
Enable the "Level select", "Debug", and "Super Sonic" codes. Go to the Death Egg zone and turn yourself into a ring. Multiply yourself until there are 50 or more rings. Collect them and jump to become Super Sonic.

Super Sonic animation
To play the Super Sonic animation repeatedly, enable the "Level Select" code, the "Debug Mode" code, followed by the "Super Sonic" code. Go to any level, and any Act (except the single Act levels -- Death Egg, Sky Chase). Complete the Act with more than 50 rings. As the score begins to add up, press [B], turn into an item, then press [B] again. Sonic will do the animation for turning Super Sonic and then return to normal. Press [B] followed by [B] again and he will do the same thing. You can continue to do this as long as the score continues to add up.

White Sonic
Enable the "Super Sonic animation: trick" and pause when Sonic starts to do the animation. If done correctly, he should be white, If not, hold [B] to enter slow motion until he turns white.

Hyper Sonic
Run forward in Oil Ocean, Act 2 until reaching the green jet springs. Jump on the very last spring and hold [Right]. Sonic will hit a group of spikes before becoming stuck in the side of the wall. Jump out to transform into Hyper Sonic. In this mode, Sonic can run faster and jump farther than Super Sonic, but is not invincible.

Mega Sonic
Collect fifty rings and jump after becoming Hyper Sonic for even more speed and higher jumps.

Debug mode
Enable the "Level select" code. Use the sound test selection on the options screen. Choose sounds 1, 9, 9, 2, 1, 1, 2, 4 (in that order) and press [C] after each selection. A chime will confirm correct code entry. Select any starting level, then hold [A] + [Start] until game play begins. Screen coordinates will appear instead of a score and the number of objects displayed will appear instead of the time remaining. Use one of the following controller actions to enable the corresponding debug code. Note: This code may only be enabled when playing as Tails alone.
Object transformation
Press [B] during game play to change Sonic into a game object. Press [A] to change into a new object. Press [C] to place an object on the screen. Press [B] again to revert back to Sonic. Note: The type of object that may be selectable will vary from level to level.

Sonic is, by default, invincible in debug mode.

Slow motion
Pause game play and hold [B].

Pause game play and press [A].

Frame advance
Pause game play and press [C].

Night mode
Hold [C] and press [Start] when selecting a level.

Super Tails
Place a transfer box monitor on the screen. Hit the monitor as Super Sonic.
Continuous music
Select "Options" at the title screen. At the sound test screen, select each of the following sounds in order and press [C] after each selection: 1, 9, 9, 2, 1, 1, 2, 4. The music from the Oil Ocean zone will play during the entire game.

No music or sound effects
Select 7F at the sound test ascreen and you will not hear any music or sound effects. To return to normal, reset the Genesis.

Easy Chaos Emeralds
Start the game as usual. Get a Chaos Emerald, reset the game, and start the game from the options menu. You will keep the Emeralds that you have gained so far each time you start from the options menu.

Begin the game with either or both character(s). Collect 50 or more rings and go to the first checkpoint you can find (floating on an island in the air near the Speed Shoes by the tops of the waterfalls). Complete the Chaos Emerald stage, getting (or not getting) the first Emerald. Wait until you can see Sonic standing, then reset the game. On the start screen, press [Down]x2 to "Options", and select it. Then press [Right]x2, re-selecting the same character, and press [A]. Gain 50 rings and go to the same checkpoint. You will be on the next Chaos Emerald stage. Continue to do this until you have all the Chaos Emeralds. If you fail on one, just follow the same procedure to redo that stage.

Unlimited speed shoes
Begin game play in two player vs. mode and hit as many item boxes as possible until you get the speed shoes. Then, intentionally lose your life while you have them (getting squashed is the easiest way). You will return to the start of the level or the last Star Post that you hit, but you will now have the speed shoes in effect for the rest of the stage.
Super Sonic sign
Get all of the Chaos Emeralds and transform into Super Sonic. Try to have at least fifty rings when you finish the level. After completing the level, run off screen and wait until the end-of-level sign shows Sonic. When it does, transform into Super Sonic. The sign will show Super Sonic for one second, then show blue Sonic again.

Starry Super Sonic
Get all the Chaos Emeralds and collect fifty rings, but do not transform into Super Sonic yet. Find an invincibility monitor and spin (do not jump) into it. Then, transform into Super Sonic. If done correctly, the stars will surround Super Sonic until he runs out of rings and transforms back into blue Sonic. Note: This does not improve Super Sonic's performance

Bonus Stage (Gum Ball machine)
Enable the "Level Select/Sound Test" codes. If you try to select the "Bonus" option in that screen, you will find that it will not work. Instead, press [Start] on the third selection down from the "1P vs 2P" options. In Act 2 of that option, you will be taken to the bonus stage. To quit, pause and press [Start]. Note: After several tries on the bonus stage, the title may glitch and display "DOILUS STAGE" instead of "BONUS STAGE". If you quit after this happens, the sound test menu may go off the screen, and any options that were previously at the bottom of the screen will be at the top, and look out of place.

Death Egg
While in the Death Egg, defeat the big robot, and enable the "Super Sonic", "Debug" and "Level select" codes. Start running out of the Death Egg. While running out, turn into an object, then back to Sonic. Go back to the robot room, and another robot will be there. The explosions that follow you out will follow you while you fight the robot. You can go back a few times using this technique.

Mental Sonic
Enable the "Debug Mode" code. Press [B] + [C] during game play. Sonic will go mental, and dash about on the spot, turn upside down, and do other stunts. This can also be done with Tails.

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 stop and you will always score a 50,000 bonus.


Oil Ocean music
The following trick allows the Oil Ocean music to be heard during the entire game. Go to sound test selection in the options menu and listen to songs 1, 9, 9, 2, 1, 1, 2, 4 in that order. You should hear the Oil Ocean music. Then, hold [A] + [Start] to return to the Sega screen with the Oil Ocean music still playing.

Fast Casino Night music
Enable the "Debug mode" code. Go to Casino Night 1 or 2 with Tails. Find the Super Shoes but do not open it. Change into a coin and give it to Tails until you have 98 rings. Put at least two rings on top of the monitor and at least ten rings in the monitor. Change back into Sonic and hit the Super Shoes. You should hear the extra life music, followed by a very fast Casino Night theme.

Super Sonic music when playing as Sonic
Enable the "Debug", "Level select", and "Super Sonic" codes. Go to Casino Night Zone and turn into Super Sonic. Run into the strange Bumper Bug that you normally cannot destroy to lose all you rings and become regular Sonic. Instead of the Casino Music playing, the Super Sonic music will still be play.

Death Egg Zone: Rings
Enable the "Level select" and "Debug" codes. Go to the Death Egg zone, turn your self into a ring, and press [C] to multiply yourself. Then, turn back into Sonic and collect the rings. This should keep you from dying for awhile.

Emerald Hill shortcut
Insert the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 cartridge into the Sonic And Knuckles cartridge. To quickly get through Emerald Hill 1 and 2, play as Knuckles. Climb as high as you can and glide to the right to reach the end of the level within seconds.

Oil Ocean Zone Act 2: Hyper Sonic
Enable the "Debug mode" code. Enter Oil Ocean Zone. Allow Sonic to go in a balloon. When the balloon shoots out left or right to another balloon, quickly press [B] to enable Debug mode and go onto a platform. Press [B] again to return back to Sonic. Sonic will be "Hyper Sonic". This trick works even in Act 1. Moreover, if you enable the "Super Sonic" code and collect 50 Rings, Sonic will be the real Hyper Sonic (being invincible to add it on).

Defeating Boss 1
First, hit him a few times. He will then shoot his drill out of his car. Be careful, as he goes from the side of the screen and also does the drill. Hit him one more time and he is defeated.

Green Sonic
Enable the "Level select" and "Debug mode" codes. Select one of the Emerald Hill zones. When you start the level, press [B] to turn into a ring. Press [A]x4 to become four rings in a row going up or down. Then hold [C] + [Right] for approximately five seconds. You will return to the beginning. Keep pressing [A] until you are at the top of a waterfall. You may not see your character, but you still will be there. Hold [C] + [Right] for approximately five seconds. Finally press [B] to turn Sonic green.

Shielded Tails
Enable the "Debug mode" code and hit a shield. Place a teleport box down and hit that. Tails will have a permanent shield.

Play at the end of a level
Enable the "Debug mode" code. At the end of the first Aquatic Ruins level, press [B] and change into one of the drill enemies. Place him all over the screen. You must do this before you hit the sign. Hit the Sonic sign and complete the level. Then, press [B] to change into an object and fly above a drill enemy. Press [B] again and drop onto an enemy. You will die while your points are being added up, but the game will continue as if you had completed the level. The next screen will say you are in Aquatic Ruin part two, but you will start on the last screen of the first part of that level, and you can play freely in that area until you hit the sign.

Easy ring capture
Enable the "Debug mode" code. Make sure you have game set to Sonic and Tails. Go to desired level. Transform into a ring and stop in front of Tails. Keep pressing [C], and every ring you create Tails will collect. Note: The maximum amount of rings that can be collected is 999.

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