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Programmer high scores

To view programmer high scores, press Right, Right, Up, Up, Down, then C at the title screen.

Level select

For a level select, press Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, then B at the title screen while "Press Start" is blinking. A sound will confirm the code has worked. Note: Only one level may be played if this code is enabled.

Change appearance

Hold A and press Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, then Up at the title screen while "Press Start" is blinking. Use the Directional Pad on controller 2 to change the appearance of the clouds and other effects.


For suicide, pause the game and press A, B, or C.

Invisible Sonic

For an invisible Sonic, move behind an object and press B.

Sound test mode options

Press Down, Down, Down, Left, Right, then A at the title screen while "Press Start" is blinking to display the sound test menu. Set one of the following sound combinations and press Start to enable the corresponding cheat function:

FM07, PCM07, DA07Special levels
FM42, PCM03, DA01View hidden scene
FM46, PCM12, DA25View hidden scene
FM42, PCM04, DA21View hidden scene
FM40, PCM12, DA11View hidden scene
FM44, PCM11, DA09View hidden scene

Debug mode

For debug mode, enable the sound test by pressing Down, Down, Down, Left, Right, then A at the title screen while "Press Start" is blinking. Set the options to PM12 and DA11. If done correctly you should see a picture of Tails, and a sign that says "See you next game". Hold B and choose "Play Game". To change into a object, press A. To turn into your normal self, press A again. If you try to do this in time attack mode, you will go through objects, meaning you cannot jump on anything (springs, robots, spikes). In an original game you cannot put down an object that you turn into. Another way of enabling debug mode is to set the options to FM40, PCM12, DA11 (instead of those mentioned above) and press Start. A screen with Tails will appear. Begin game play, and press B to change into an object, A to select another object, or C to place the object on the screen. While debug mode is enabled, the completion time for each level will be "0:00".

Bored ending

Allow Sonic to remain idle and he will become bored, say "I'm outa here!" and race off the screen, thus ending the game.

Play your own music

You can play your own audio CDs while you play the game. To do this, pause the game and eject the game disc from the system's tray. Replace the game disc with an audio CD. When you close the cover, wait about four seconds for the CD to start spinning. When you resume the game, you will hear the music from the audio CD. If you complete a zone or lose all of your lives, re-insert the game disc and it will pick up where it left off.

Time Attack mode options

Complete the game, then restart the game in "Time Attack" mode. The following options will be available if the "Time Attack" game can be completed within the corresponding time limit:

OptionTime limit
Music testComplete "Time Attack" mode within 37
Play bonus levelsComplete "Time Attack" mode within 30
View video sequencesComplete "Time Attack" mode within 25
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