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Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (GENESIS) Cheats

Sonic The Hedgehog 3 cheats, Easter Eggs, Tips, and Codes for GENESIS.


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Glitch: cannon teleporting
Activate debug mode. Go to Carnival night zone. Go to anywhere where there is a cannon. Jump in it, then press B. You will be out of the cannon as a glitchy sprite, and the cannon will still be moving! Move away from the cannon (not too far or the glitch won't work) then press C. You will teleport to the cannon very fast and shoot out of it!
Glitch: Rampage sonic!
This works in any zone. Go anywhere you want. Jump and press B. This will take a few tries. When you get it right, sonic will be spinning around really fast!

In slow motion (which is pausing the game and holding b) its actually sonic doing every emote possible in the game including, spin dashing, giving thumbs up, dying, running forwards, and upside down, and much more!
How to become Super Sonic
Collect all 7 emeralds then collect 50 rings then jump. On each stage you'll have to collect 50 rings again then jump to become Super Sonic again.
In the Beginning of Launch Base Zone, there was (Sonic, Tails, Both: You choose)...

Go down the slope, and trip that stupid and very annoying alarm. Stay in the middle of the 2 lights, and press and hold "down", while pressing A, B, or C to make Sonic or Tails (and if you have both characters, Tails will join in the fun, too! ) do the Spin Move, and wait for the little robotic birdies fly to you and run into you while you are spinning. You will start racking up points little by little, then start getting huge points for each hit. (10,000 per birdie max!)

NOTE!!! Make sure that you:
1: Stay spinning. You don't have to keep holding the A, B, or C buttons for the Spin Move, but you do need to keep holding "down" on the D-Pad to keep doing the Spin Move.
2: Stay between the two lights. If you are not tripping the alarm, the birds will not fly at you.
3: Be Patient! To be at 100 lives, it will take you about 19 minutes and 42 seconds. This means that it will take a full life to reach 100 lives, so make that about 19 min. and 48 sec. I'm pretty good at this game, and it does not take me 100 lives to beat the game to get through this level. But I still get 100 lives by wasting 20 minutes of my time. You can never know what may happen, so plan in advance. Do get 100 lives and waste 2 lives and 20 minutes to get them. It's worth it.
4: Don't get hurt at this... It's pretty hard to lose your 3 rings, (if you got them before you got to the alarm,) by hurting yourself by colliding with the stupid barrel-rolling birds, so if you do lose your rings, I will be at my computer, playing my Emulated-version of one of the Sonic games, and I will be laughing at you.

Thanks for reading, I hope this helps, and good luck!
Play as Knuckles [ Requires Sonic and Knuckles Cartridge ]
To play as Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, put Sonic and Knuckles into your Genesis, then open the top flap of the Sonic and Knuckles cartridge and insert Sonic the Hedgehog 3 into the opening and start your Genesis. If done correctly, you will be able to play Sonic 3 with Knuckles, and after completing the game (with any character as long as the two cartridges are connected in the afforementioned set up) you will be able to go right into Sonic and Knuckles - and be able to save your game!

Easter eggs

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Hidden Special Stage.
On the level select menu, play sounds 01, 03, 05, 07. Highlight Special Stage 2 and press A + Start.


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Gold Chaos Emerald
NOTE:This can only be done if The sonic & knuckles cartridge is inserted with this game.

There are really 8 chaos emeralds in this game.The one that they left out is the Gold chaos emerald.First of all, you wont be able to find it in the normal game.So Input the debug menu code and go to where is says special stage.Change the number to two and select it.You should go to an unfamiliar special stage.Its basically a "Run forward,jump over spheres, turn left, repeat" type of special stage.After its completed, you will get the gold chaos emerald.But unfortunatly the game wont reconize it as a normal emerald so it wont be in your collection.I haven't done this wit hthe super emerald but ill try when i get the time.

2nd NOTE:There might be some parts in the instructions that i either left out or is incorrect.So if there is please feel fre eto correct me
Level Select
As soon as you see Sonic come out from the background on the title screen, quickly press Up, Up, Down, Down, and then press Up repeatedly until you hear a "ring" sound. If successful, there will be options available on the main menu, and from there you can access the Level Selection screen.

NOTE: Performing this code is extremely difficult to do, so have patience.
night time
To play at night, enter the level select and push C + Start and it is night time in the level you selected.