This walkthrough was originally written for Sonic The Hedgehog on the GENESIS, but the walkthrough is still applicable to the XBOX360 version of the game.
Sonic the Hedgehog
For the Genesis
By Ryan Harrison
Last Revised: 01 January 2006
This document is Copyright (c)2003-2006 Ryan Harrison
Table of Contents
1. Version History
2. Boss FAQ
4. Legal Disclaimer
5. Contacting Me
1. Version History
Version 1.3 - 01 January 2006 - The new layout and updated copyright notice
for this FAQ.
Version 1.2 - 26 October 2004 - Here's a newly reformatted version of this
Version 1.1 - 01 August 2003 - Allowed IGN to host this FAQ on their site.
Version 1.0 - 20 June 2003 - The first version of this FAQ.
2. Boss FAQ
Of course, there are a few ways you could take out Robotnik rather than those
just listed here. I am giving the simplest way to take Robotnik out, however if
you'd like to submit your own strategy, just E-Mail it to me and I'll post it
up in the next update, and you'll be given credit. Enjoy!
Green Hill Zone
Scenery: On each side of the screen are two floating platforms, a medium jump
height above the ground.
Robotnik's Attack: Robotnik will fly down in his Egg-O-Matic in the center of
the stage. He'll release a giant wrecking ball on a chain
from the bottom of the Egg-O-Matic. He then flies slowly
from left to right as he swings the ball. To scale, it looks
Position 1 \_______/ Position 2
+---------------+ / \ +-------------+
+---------------+ | | +-------------+
| |<---Wrecking ball
Position 1 marks the highest height the ball can reach on the left side.
Position 2 marks the highest height the ball can reach on the right side.
Strategy: Shortly before the Boss Attack there is a high tree with an
Invincible monitor in it, which can just be reached if you run down
the little slope at top speed and jump while you go down. If you're
quick, you can defeat Robotnik before the invincibility even wears
If you cannot get it, what is best to do is to hide under a platform
and duck while Robotnik swings the ball your way. When it moves the
other way again, quickly climb the platform and jump into him. Now
QUICKLY get back under the platform and repeat. You could even switch
sides if you want.
You need to hit Robotnik eight times to knock him out.
Scenery: Two islands on each side of the screen separated by a pool of lava.
Robotnik's Attack: Robotnik will appear on the right side of the screen. His
Egg-O-Matic has a pipe on the bottom which releases
fireballs. He'll drop one onto the platform and it will be
set on fire temporarily. He flies in an arc to the other
platform and does the same thing, then goes back to the
previous platform, and repeats the process.
Strategy: Start by staying on the left platform and let Robotnik flame the
platform on the right. When he arcs toward you, jump over and hit
him, and use the rebound to move left back onto the platform, don't
fall in the lava! The other platform should have finished frying now,
so leap over. Repeat as before and it's a piece of cake. Hit him
eight times to finish him off.
Spring Yard Zone
Scenery: 10 stepping blocks made like a bridge.
Robotnik's Attack: Robotnik will hover above the block Sonic is standing on. A
spike then comes out of the bottom of the Egg-O-Matic and he
flies directly down to haul up the block, so you had better
move! He'll then destroy the block then fly around a little
more before doing it again.
Strategy: Always stay near to the left and try to mak Robotnik take out each
block one directly after the other. When he dives down, try to hit
him twice, it's possible. You can hit him while he flies, but do not
move around too much or he can go for the next block and make gaps,
which is strenuous when you need to attack safely. Don't let him take
out too many blocks on the right, or when you beat him, you couldn't
make the jump to the animal tanker!
Scenery: Moving upward through a narrow gap between walls with spears and fire
Robotnik's Attack: He doesn't attack. He just flies directly upwards.
Strategy: It is possible to take Robotnik out by hitting him eight times. Or
you could just climb to the top and he'll fly away and you instantly
have the victory, but you don't get 1000 points for beating him.
Remember to climb quickly as you have water on your tail. And watch
out for the spears and gargoyles.
Star Light Zone
Scenery: Three seesaws.
Robotnik's Attack: Robotnik picks a random seesaw and drops a mine on it. The
mine flashes red and blows up after a short amount of time.
If Sonic is standing on the opposite side of the seesaw when
it is dropped, he'll be propelled into the air.
Strategy: There are two best ways to attack Robotnik. When he drops the mine on
a seesaw you are NOT standing on, wait for him to fly above it. Then
jump on the other end and the mine should fly up and hit him! Or you
could stand on one end of a seesaw and when he drops the mine on the
other end you'll be rocketed into the air and you can hit his Egg-O
Scrap Brain Zone
There is no boss of the Scrap Brain Zone, but Robotnik makes a cameo in Act 2
Scenery: Two crushers in the ground and ceiling (two that move down, two that
| | ___
Moves down Moves down (___
Moves up Moves up
| | *
_____ ________ ___V____ ________ ___V____ ________
| | | | |
* = STAY HERE, ONLY MOVE WHEN THE SPARKS COME OUT!
Robotnik's Attack: First of all, two random crushers will come out of the
ceiling or floor. Robotnik will be in one of them. Then,
four sparks will be sent out of the sparker. They start
moving to the floor. Two more crushers will appear again,
and the process repeats.
Strategy: What I tend to do is to stay under the sparker. When the crushers
move out, if Robotnik is in one of the crushers nearest to you,
quickly hit him as the crushers move at a quick pace. If you cannot
reach him, just wait and have patience. He'll be bound to appear in
one of the closer crushers.
When the sparks come out, run onto the crusher ground and find the
biggest gap between the sparks. When you jump through, maneuvre right
so you can safely go under the sparker again and you are not at risk
of being hit by the crushers. Repeat the process and hit Robotnik
When you bugger his crushers, he'll appear out of a tube and run for
his Egg-O-Matic. Follow him. When he gets in it, quickly hit him to
watch him go down in fashion!
Congratulations on foiling Eggman's plans and completing Sonic the Hedgehog!
Steve "Psycho Penguin" McFadden
My best GameFAQs buddy. Thanks for all the help and support.
Jeff "CJayC" Veasey, the IGN staff, and other sites whom have posted this FAQ
For hosting all my work and allowing me to become a much more recognised
4. Legal Disclaimer
This FAQ is copyright (c)2003-2006 and exclusive property of Ryan Harrison.
Everything contained in this file is my own info, unless it has been notified
and credited as info from another source. This FAQ may ONLY appear on the
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If you would like to post this guide on your site, feel free to do so, but only
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have time to be registering with all the sites just to have my guides posted
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this one, on your site without my permission, that is plagiarism, and it's
illegal. So just don't do it. This FAQ may also NOT be sold for profit,
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copyright law, and I will find out if you rip me off. However, if you would
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JUST SO LONG AS YOU ASK ME AND CREDIT ME. That is all.
5. Contacting Me
If you wish to get in touch with me regarding my work, whether you have any
questions, comments or suggestions for this or any other of my FAQs, my E-Mail
address is rharrisonfaqs(at)gmail.com. Please make sure that your questions
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This file is dedicated to the memory of the late Chris MacDonald, who died on
May 17, 2004. Rest in Peace.
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