If you’ve heard of the recent rumblings of the debug mode for the latest Sonic 1 port, you may not be aware of some of it’s hidden features that some of you die hard Sonic fans will get a kick out of. Rolling balls, goggles, animal buddies, unfinished editor features and more await you in this port, and we’ve got a video of almost two hours worth of content.
You have a number of ways for trying out the debug mode yourself. First start a “No Save” game and choose a character. If you have a controller plugged in you can use the traditional method of entering the cheat codes (Up, Down, Left, Right, Hold A + Start) or on the touch screen, after selecting. Otherwise, on the touch screen, tap the letters S-E-G-A in that order and listen for a ring chime. Then hold two fingers on the bottom of the touch screen. When the title screen appears, slide both fingers to the top of the screen to enter the level select.
Here you can enter the sound test for some additional cheats.
04, 01, 02, 06 – Obtain all emeralds
01, 09, 09, 01, 00, 06, 02, 03 – Debug mode.
To activate debug mode tap the GUI in the top left corner of the screen.
The Sonic Genesis arc of Archie’s comic book series is nearing its close as Sonic and the Freedom Fighters are gunning toward a showdown with Dr. Eggman aboard his Death Egg. For fans of the comic book, this has no doubt been an exciting ride that Ian Flynn has been putting readers through. To make it even more special, those that are attending New York Comic Con can get a special convention exclusive cover for Sonic #229, as well as a Mega Man: Powered Up inspired cover for Mega Man #6.
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)
Defeat 1,000 enemies. (10)
Clear all Acts as Super Sonic. (10)
All Stages Cleared!
Defeat the final boss and view the ending. (10)
Upload your recorded scores and clear times for all stages. (10)
Collect all the Rings in ‘Special Stage 1′ and Clear the stage. (15)
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)
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.