Sonic Mega Collection (2002) Cheats For GameCube

  1. Original Game Codes

    If you remember the codes from Sonic 1, 2, or 3, well here they are again, because they work!

    Sonic 1:

    Level Select:

    On the title screen, press 'Up, Down, Left, Right' on the d-pad. You will hear a chime. While holding the button that is the Genesis A button, press start.

    Easy Emeralds:

    After doing the level select code, go into the special stage and collect the emerald. Hit Z and go back to the title screen. Do this until you have all of the emeralds.

    Sonic 2:

    Level Select:

    Go into the options menu. From there, play these sounds in the following order: '19, 65, 09, 17'. You will hear a chime. While sound effects is highlighted, press start. On the main menu, hold the button that is the Genesis A button, and press start.

    Easy Emeralds:

    Same method as Sonic 1.

    Super Sonic:

    On the level select screen, play these sounds in the following order: '4, 1, 2, 6'. Start any stage. When you get 50 rings, jump and you will become Super Sonic.

    Debug Mode:

    On the level select screen, play these sounds in the following order: '1, 9, 9, 2, 1, 1, 2, 4'

    Level Select (when locked onto S&K):

    At the title screen, press 'Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right' on the D-Pad. While holding the button that is the Genesis A button, press start.

    Sonic 3:

    Level Select:

    During the time it shows Sonic, press 'Up, Up, Down, Down, Up, Up, Up, Up' on the D-Pad. This may take a few tries. If done right, you can go down past 'Competition' on the main menu, getting an 'Options' menu.

    Debug Mode:

    On the level select screen, go to any stage and hold the button that is the Genesis A button, and press start.

    Sonic Spinball:

    Pick a Level:

    On the options menu, press 'A, Down, B, Down, C, Down, A, B, Up, A, C, Up, B, C, Up'. You will hear a chime. Go back to the main menu. Hold A and press start for level 2, B and start for level 3, and C and start for level 4.

    Contributed by: squit100 

  2. Different versions of Sonic 1

    In Sonic Mega Collection, the version of Sonic 1 you play is the Japanese version.

    You can play the US version by pressing, on the info screen for Sonic 1, Up, Z, Down, Z, Left, Z, Right, Z. The American version differs in that the clouds don't move in Green Hill, there's no wavy water in Labyrinth, and the level select is in the wrong order.

    To play another Japanese version, which fixes the bug which makes you continue to take hits when you hit spikes even if you're flashing and supposed to be temporarily invincible, hit, on the same screen, Z, Z, Z, Z, Z, Z, Z, Z, Z, Up, Down, Left, Right.

    Contributed by: SonicAD 

  3. Debug mode in Sonic 3 & Knuckles

    Go to Angel Island Zone. Get on a swinging vine and press Left, Left, Left, Right, Right, Right, Up, Up, Up. You should hear a ring. Now pause and press A. You will be at the title screen. Press Up to find a Sound Test menu. Choose it. Once there, choose Mushroom Hill Zone. Go to one of those metal things you pull to lift yourself. Get on it and press Left, Left, Left, Right, Right, Right, Up, Up, Up. You should hear a ring. Now pause and press A. You will be at the title screen. Go to Sound Test and highlight the level you want to debug in. Hold A and select the level.

    Controls are:

    B: Turn into object.
    A: Scroll through objects.
    C: Place objects.

    Have fun!

    Cool Trick:

    After performing the code, you can take characters to levels they couldn't otherwise reach. Tails in Doomsday, anyone?

    Contributed by: pokemaster252 

  4. Sonic & Knuckles Level Select

    Begin a new game and get to the first pulley machine and hang on one of the handles and press Left, Left, Left, Right, Right, Right, Up, Up, Up and listen for chime. Then press pause the game and press B to return to main menu. Next Hold Down the B button again and press Start to access the level select screen. Remember you will not be able to access all levels in that game without switching Sonic and Knuckles.

    Contributed by: JockoMay 

  5. Time Freeze

    This secret works only in sonic 2, sonic 3, sonic & knuckles, Knuckles in Sonic 2, and Sonic 3 & knuckles.

    First, you need to enter in the level select cheat for the selected game. Now, whenever you play(until you quit), press START/PAUSE, hold A, and now you can move in slow motion! A special bonus is, the clock won't run down! This is a great way to see things coming, and is epecially helpful on The Doomsday Zone in Sonic 3(& knuckles). The only problems are, to jump, you have to use X, and if you press B, you'll go back to the title screen.

    Contributed by: Mightyguy2 

  6. Debug mode with sonic2

    Do the level select code then go to the level select screen, then go to sound,(The one on the level select screen) do sounds 1,9,9,2,1,1,2,4. You should hear a ring sound,if not try again.
    Choose a level, hold B+Start until game play begins. (A on the sega genisses) There should be numbers and letters on the score meter. The time should be messed up too. Press A to turn into an object. Press B to scroll through objects. Press X to paste the object. Press A to turn back into Sonic or Tails. (Depending on who you are using) Have fun!

    Contributed by: bob742omb 

  7. Jumping letters in Mean Bean Machine

    When the WHOLE title screen is shown( Dr Robotniks Mean Bean Machine) Press Up on the Analog stick, then b then a then x and the words letters in the word MEAN will jump according to wich button you press (M=UP on analog stick)(E=b button) ( A= A button) (N= X button)

    Contributed by: pika23 

  8. 2-player in 1- player mode on sonic 3.

    Plug in two controlers and go to sonic 3, get to 1-player mode. the 2nd controler will be tails. Note: this will all be on 1 screen and only sonic can make the screen scroll. But tails does not run out of lives and he can do damage to bad guys. This should help you beat the game.

    Contributed by: MrChipmunk 

  9. Super-Boost on lives!

    In Sonic 3 or Sonic 3 and Knuckles,In the first act of Launch Base Zone, stand between the two sirens that attract the bird enemies to you, ( If playing as Sonic and Tails, use controller two and have Tails walk out of the way ) stand in the middle and move a bit to the right, just touching the second siren. Now start a spinball, but keep spinning ( Let go of A ) and if done right, the bird enemies should keep dive bombing you, and the more that are killed,the more your points rack up. Keep this up until your points rise too 10,000 for every kill, Eventually, you'll get a lives every 15 seconds! Lives that you'll need for the upcoming fight!

    Contributed by: VG_Master_J 

  10. Unlockables

    Follow the methods listed below to obtain the desired unlockable:

    Code Effect
    Play Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic 3d Blast 20 times each. Blue Sphere
    Play Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic Spinball 20 times each. Sonic 2 & Knuckles
    Play Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles 20 times each. Sonic 3 & Knuckles
    Play Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine 30 times. Flicky
    Play Blue Sphere, Knuckles in Sonic 2, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, and Flicky 30 times each. Ristar
    Go to Manual mode, and press Z, Z, Z, Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, L, R, and Z (Japanese Version Only) Comix Zone
    Go to Options mode, and press Up, L, Down, R, Up, Z, Down, L, Up, R, Down, Z (Japanese Version Only) The Ooze
    Have a Sonic Adventure 2 Battle save file on your memory card. Flicky (alternate)

    Contributed by: ssuutb 

  11. Super Tails

    Contrary to most peoples beliefs, Super Tails is real and you can get him in a legitimate way. To start off, you must be playing Sonic 3 and Knuckles. Second, you must be playing as only Tails. During the first half of the game (The Sonic 3 half) You must obtain all 7 chaos emeralds. This means you must have them all by the end of Launch Base zone. Once you start Mushroom Hill zone, if you have all the emeralds, you will see Knuckles jump out of a secret cave. (You can't miss it) Push the switch and enter the giant ring, if you notice, the ring is glowing several colors, not just gold. Enter it and you will see a cutscene where the 7 emeralds take thier places alongside the Master Emerald. Now, every time you enter a giant ring, you will be teleported to that room. Simply step on an emerald and pass the level to obtain a Super Emerald. Once you have all 7 Super Emeralds, that's it. The master emerald will twinkle and you can become Super Tails! Just collect 50 rings and hit the jump button in mid-air. Super tails runs faster, jumps higher, is invincible, but I think the best part is: the fact that he has tiny attack birds! These birds will kill anything on screen for you. During boss fights, just sit back and watch, they will do all the work if you let them. If you collect all the Super Emeralds with Sonic, he will become faster and gain a double jump ability. When Sonic performs this double jump, it kills everything on screen. If you get them with Knuckles, He will climb, run, and jump faster, and every time you stick to a wall, the screen will shake and you will kill everything on screen.

    Contributed by: Crevan 

  12. Blue Sphere Alternate

    In Sonic Mega Collection there is another way to unlock Blue Sphere. Play Sonic Mega Collection with "Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II" save file.

    Contributed by: GamerMan626 

  13. Ristar Codes

    Code Effect
    MUSEUM Fight only bosses
    MAGURO Tone Deaf sounds
    SUPERB Very Hard difficulty
    MIEMIE See hidden Items
    DOFEEL Time attack
    XXXXXX Cancel all codes
    ILOVEU Level Select
    STAR A shooting star goes across the background. (JP)
    SUPER Super Hard mode
    VALDI Shows the Solar System. (JP)
    HETAP Reverses the High Score in Demo Mode. (JP)
    AAAAAA No Continue limit (JP)
    MASTER Mentions next game. (JP)
    MACCHA Mentions Miyake colour. (JP)
    CANDY Invincibility (JP)
    FEEL ILOVEU,MIEMIE,CANDY,active all at once (JP)

    Contributed by: Zero Sondow 

  14. Blue Sphere Passwords

    Here are a few passwords to get you further in Blue Sphere. They can be entered and the bottom of the screen:

    Code Effect
    3659 8960 3263 Level 1
    3454 5429 0879 Level 11
    4092 0771 1670 Level 21
    3897 4614 1116 Level 31
    2817 0087 0076 Level 41
    3298 8503 4428 Level 51
    3227 7149 4844 Level 61
    5073 2087 0844 Level 71
    5388 6203 6924 Level 81
    5183 2672 4541 Level 91
    4446 4119 1869 Level 101
    4251 7962 1309 Level 111
    4545 7330 3741 Level 121
    3610 2145 0173 Level 131
    3582 0287 7885 Level 141
    4053 1330 0413 Level 151
    2994 1551 3010 Level 161
    2788 8020 0626 Level 171
    3426 3362 1426 Level 181
    3188 7708 3570 Level 191
    4857 0971 9474 Level 201
    5338 9338 3826 Level 211
    2340 2318 5760 Secret Level
    4368 5446 6483 Level 225
    5204 0500 2163 Level 250
    3964 6122 1811 Level 275
    3474 0464 2224 Level 300
    5112 1737 9248 Level 325
    4626 9767 0577 Level 350
    4761 8655 2241 Level 375
    2853 9395 4737 Level 400
    2817 0296 7222 Level 425
    4339 7297 9638 Level 450
    5183 2882 1687 Level 475
    5358 4423 5191 Level 500
    4383 6861 0198 Level 2504
    4074 9205 6818 Level 123457708
    4002 9900 9983 Level 134217728
    2965 3192 9023 Level 2
    3610 2354 7327 Level 3
    2921 0274 3999 Level 4
    3737 7423 1487 Level 5
    3053 9029 9071 Level 6
    4984 4991 7920 level 3395
    4782 2288 6894 level 3030

    Contributed by: SonicSora 

  15. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Passwords (Normal)

    Code Effect
    Has Bean, Clear, Yellow, Yellow 02
    Blue, Clear, Red, Yellow 03
    Yellow, Blue, Clear, Purple 04
    Has Bean, Green, Blue, Yellow 05
    Green, Purple, Purple, Yellow 06
    Purple, Blue, Green, Has Bean 07
    Green, Has Bean, Clear, Yellow 08
    Blue, Purple, Has Bean, Has Bean 09
    Has Bean, Red, Yellow, Clear 10
    Clear, Red, Red, Blue 11
    Green, Green, Clear, Yellow 12
    Purple, Yellow, Has Bean, Clear 13

    Contributed by: Starky27 

  16. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Passwords (Easy)

    Code Effect
    Red, Red, Red, Has Bean 02
    Clear, Purple, Clear, Green 03
    Red, Clear, Has Bean, Yellow 04
    Clear, Blue, Blue, Purple 05
    Clear, Red, Clear, Purple 06
    Purple, Yellow, Red, Blue 07
    Yellow, Green, Has Bean, Blue 08
    Yellow, Purple, Has Bean, Blue 09
    Red, Yellow, Clear, Has Bean 10
    Green, Purple, Blue, Clear 11
    Red, Has Bean, Has Bean, Yellow 12
    Yellow, Has Bean, Blue, Blue 13

    Contributed by: Starky27 

  17. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Passwords (Hardest)

    Code Effect
    Blue, Blue, Green, Yellow 02
    Green, Yellow, Green, Clear 03
    Purple, Purple, Red, Has Bean 04
    Green, Red, Purple, Blue 05
    Blue, Purple, Green, Yellow 06
    Blue, Purple, Green, Has Bean 07
    Clear, Purple, Has Bean, Yellow 08
    Purple, Green, Has Bean, Clear 09
    Green, Blue, Yellow, Has Bean 10
    Green, Purple, Has Bean, Red 11
    Red, Green, Has Bean, Blue 12
    Red, Red, Clear, Yellow 13

    Contributed by: Starky27 

  18. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Passwords (Hard)

    Code Effect
    Green, Clear, Yellow, Yellow 02
    Yellow, Clear, Purple, Clear 03
    Blue, Green, Clear, Blue 04
    Red, Purple, Green, Green 05
    Yellow, Yellow, Clear, Green 06
    Purple, Clear, Blue, Blue 07
    Clear, Yellow, Has Bean, Yellow 08
    Purple, Blue, Blue, Green 09
    Clear, Green, Red, Yellow 10
    Blue, Yellow, Yellow, Has Bean 11
    Green, Clear, Clear, Blue 12
    Has Bean, Clear, Purple, Has Bean 13

    Contributed by: Starky27 

  19. Sonic 2 cheats

    Go to options on the title screen of Sonic 2.Put this in sound test

    Code Effect
    19,645,09,17 press start than press B start on the menu screen Level select
    04,02,01,06 only in level select option Super sonic

    Contributed by: money221221 

  20. Level Select Codes

    Enter the codes below to select the level in various Sonic games:

    Code Effect
    While on options screen enter: B, DOWN, A, DOWN, X, DOWN, B, A, UP, B, X, UP, A, X, UP New Level Select for Sonic Spinball
    On the ''Press Start'' screen, press A, B, Right, B, X, Up, Down, B, Start Sonic 3D Blast Level Select.
    At the title screen hit: Up, Down, Left, Right. Then hold B and press Start to acess the level select list Sonic the Hedgehog Level Select

    Contributed by: DJArky 

  21. Knuckles in Sonic 2 Debug Code

    The debug code for Sonic 2 and Knuckles is different to normal Sonic 2. When in the level select screen, which is accessed by pressing Up (x3), Down(x3), Left, right, left, right, then holding the button which is the equivalent of the Mega drive A Button and pressing start, go to the sound test section and play the following sounds, using the Mega Drive B button:
    1, 9, 9, 4, 1, 0, 1, 8
    Then select the level you wish to debug and hold the mega drive A button, then press start. The Debug controls are:
    Mega Drive A: Cycle sprites
    Mega Drive B: Toggle between knuckles and sprite
    Mega Drive C: Place sprite in level

    Contributed by: Steinershocker 

  22. Sonic 2 codes

    Code Effect
    At the title screen, press Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Up, and a sound will occur Change Tails' name to Miles (vice versa on Japanese version)
    Go to the sound test options, and play 01, 01, 02 and 04. Then press start. 14 continues

    Contributed by: ddp6678 

  23. Comix Zone Cheats (Japanese version only)

    For cheats in Comix Zone, go to the jukebox and play these numbers. Use the X button to play the music tracks.

    Code Effect
    Invinicibility play 3-12-17-2-2-10-2-7-7-11
    Level Select play 14-15-18-5-13-1-3-18-15-6, then highlight either 1-6 and press X to select your stage.

    Contributed by: ddp6678 

  24. Stage select

    Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on the sound test screen, play sounds in the following order- 19, 65, 9, 17 then keep pressing a+start simultaneously. You may be taken into the first level but keep on doing it, you will be taken to a stage select screen.

    Contributed by: XmattboX 

  25. Flicky Level Select

    This can be activated when you start a game.

    Code Effect
    Start a game and hold Up, A, X, and Start. When Round 1 appears release the buttons Level Select

    Contributed by: fatbastard1 

  26. Finish Game (Sonic 3D)

    If you use the level select cheat (At Press Start bit press A B Right B X Up Down B then press start on start game) then start the final fight and then press start and then B and the game will do its ending sequence

    Code Effect
    At Press Start bit press A B Right B X Up Down B then press start on start game Level Select
    In Final Fight START then B Finish game

    Contributed by: methecooldude 

  27. Sonic The Hedgehog- Debug Mode

    After performing the Level Select code (up, down, left, right, B+Start), go back to the game title
    with Z. During the title screen, push up, X, down, X, left, X, right, X, then B+Start. Pick a level
    and push B+Start to begin. The debug mode should be active. Push A to enter/exit the mode,
    B to swap items, and X to place them.

    Contributed by: ker_plop 

  28. Debug - S3K

    Start a 1-player game on AIZ and grab a swing.While swinging, press left left left right right right up up up. You will hear a ring sound if entered correctly. Then pause and press A to return to the title screen. Press down twice to highlight the sound test you unlocked and press start. Select Mushroom Hill and do the same thing on the first thing you can hang on to (like the swing vines in AIZ). Do the same 3 left 3 right 3 up pause and press A. Go to the sound test and simply hold down A while selecting a level. Also while on level select, press C to change character. 00 = Sonic & Tails 01 = Sonic 02 = Tails 03 = Knuckles

    Contributed by: constromlie 

  29. Debug Mode (Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2)

    In the Level Select menu, go down to Sound Test and play the tunes in this order: 1,9,9,4,1,0,1,8. You'll hear a chime like when you get a ring to know you did it right.

    Contributed by: Muigi01 

  30. Super Knuckles (Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2)

    In the Level Select menu, go down to Sound Test and play the tunes in this order: 1,6,7,7,7,2,1,6. You'll hear a chime like when you get a chaos emerald to know you did it right.

    Contributed by: Muigi01 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

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