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Sonic 4 Achievements Revealed; Super Sonic Confirmed

French website Succes Full has allegedly obtained 12 of the available achievements for Episode 1 of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. Among the facts confirmed about the game include the presence of E.G.G. Station in the first episode, the existence of leaderboards for both  time and score in levels, and the presence of Super Sonic playable in levels, akin to Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

The full list of achievements is available below:

The Story Begins
Clear SPLASH HILL ZONE, ACT 1. (5)

Crush Dr. Eggman
Defeat a boss for the first time. (5)

The First Chaos Emerald
Acquire a Chaos Emerald. (5)

Enemy Hunter
Defeat 1,000 enemies. (10)

Golden Flash
Clear all Acts as Super Sonic. (10)

All Stages Cleared!
Defeat the final boss and view the ending. (10)

Contender
Upload your recorded scores and clear times for all stages. (10)

Ring Collector
Collect all the Rings in ‘Special Stage 1′ and Clear the stage. (15)

Immortal
Build up 99 or more extra lives. (25)

Super Sonic Genesis
Acquire all seven Chaos Emeralds. (30)

Speed’s My Game
Clear SPLASH HILL ZONE ACT 1 in less than a minute. (35)

Untouchable
Clear the E.G.G. STATION ZONE without taking any damage. (40)

In light of this news, it goes without saying that a lot more fans are likely to be excited for this game. This is the first time since Sonic 3 that Super Sonic has been a fully playable character in normal levels, excluding outings such as Sonic R. Will this start a positive new trend of blasting through levels at breakneck speeds with the ring counter ticking down menacingly? Only time will tell. One thing we can say is this, though–shit just got real.

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    Holy shit, I think today just got better.

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    E.G.G. Station Zone? In episode 1? Wow, maybe they’re adding more levels.

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      E.G.G. Station Zone is probably going to be a single-act level that takes place after the other four zones. I take that idea from the lack of an “Act 1” or “Act 2” mentioned in the achievement. Either that or it’s the game’s equivalant of Sonic 1’s Final Zone or Sonic 2’s Death Egg Zone, but somehow I have a gut feeling that it’s more like a Wing Fortress Zone.

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    well that made my day 😉

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    Shit got real? Oh, please. The game still looks like shit. No amount of tacked on nostalgia can save a broken, half-assed game.

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      I agree with you, actually. I was just referring to the impending shitstorm fan reaction. ;P

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      Hahaha, yeah. Fully agreed upon. Shit got real? More like SEGA’s tainting the past still. 

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        Tainting the past, with this? Naw, I don’t see that. If anything, they’re getting at least one detail right. How can anybody complain about Super Sonic finally being playable after collecting all of the Chaos Emeralds, like he was in Sonic 2, Sonic 3, and Sonic & Knuckles? As a side note, the Achievements look fairly solid, although the only potentially challenging ones I’m seeing would be Untouchable, Super Sonic Genesis, and Ring Collector… unless beating the game’s first Act in under a minute is actually challenging this time.

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    I think Sonic 4 just got better for everyone 😀 YESS!!! Finally!!! After 16 years of, “Sonic collected all Chaos Emeralds. Now Sonic can be Super Sonic….But only in the final battle……In space….”

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      Sonic battled Chaos in space? hmm, could’ve sworn it was in a flooded city.tricky things to tell the difference between they are

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        Space is the most common place. SA2, the Advance series, the Rush series…

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          Even Sonic 3k had an Epic space final battle.

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          So true.

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    Well, even thoug I haven’t been good enouh (that or i haven’t tried hard enough) to get all the chaos emeralds, I have a bad feeling it will be easy to get them =( the games now a days make even the hardest things really easy, like the old sonic vs the new sonic

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    Thanks for the spoilers. -.- I have been trying to keep away from the sonic 4 thread and any spoilers about the game and to come here to get to the forums i get slapped in face with this topic.
    Outside of that..cool stuff..

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      well I’m sure that most of the stuff is going to be the same old stuff, it’ll just be looking different XD

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    Man, is this true? at last, the fun can begin anew

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    Finally, a leak nobody can possibly bitch about.

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      i know right?

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    Son, I’ve been waiting for this news since 2000! (when I first played Sonic Adventure)

    BRING IT ON! 😀

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    I must say, I was really angry when they revealed Sonic 4 (wanting 2D visuals, a classic Sonic, and all that) but things seem to have gotten progressively better.  I’m now at the point where I’m actually looking forward to this.  Once I got over the disappointment that this wouldn’t be the dream game I had envisioned, and just realized that it might still very well be the best side-scrolling Sonic for well over a decade, I’ve been feeling better about it.  Heck, even Dimps being in command was good news, because they’ve been the real Sonic Team over the years since Sonic Advance…producing games of much higher quality than what Sega calls Sonic Team.  Playable Super Sonic is definitely one thing that the developers got right!  I’m getting excited!

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    Sound test: “19, 65, 09, 17”
    Level select sound test: “04, 01, 02, 06”
    Although the game has been confirmed to have super sonic as playable character (which is pretty freckin awesome in my opinion) I still believe the game needs to fix the gay jump but I think this could turn out to be a descent game like “Unleashed”.

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      Yeah, after seeing the jump in the leaked vid, I was kinda mad about it. The spinning animation looked slow and unfinished. But considering it was an alpha build I hope Sega notices and fixes it.

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    All we know is that there’s an achievement named after Super Sonic that you get for collecting all of the emeralds, that doesn’t tell us anything about Super Sonic being a playable feature in the game. To assume so would be foolish.

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      One of them says “finish all acts as super sonic” so yea that says he’s a playable char

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