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Cheats for Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Glitch: Level never ends

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In Hydrocity Act 2, become Super Sonic just before the door closes to the Boss room. Then, race toward the right without stopping. If done correctly, you should see a glitched capsule using Robotnik's graphics. Jump on the button to end the level. The graphics that are normally blue in the graphics will now flash like Super Sonic, and after they leave Sonic continues to stand there waving his finger until time runs out. If you listen, you can here Robotnik still going through his routine because the game thinks you are facing the Boss, which is why the level never ends. Sonic cannot move due to a separate glitch that disables him if he is super after the level ends.

Glitch: Tails on other side of waterfall:

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Select Tails without Sonic and start the Floating Island Act. After defeating Robotnik at the waterfall, when Knuckles appears, hit the button to fly up and hold Right. He should disappear above the screen. When he lands, he will be on Knuckles' side of the waterfall.

Glitch: Strange objects

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Enable the "Level select" code then enter the sound test. Highlight the first level and hold A and press Start. When you get to the part where Knuckles takes your Chaos Emeralds, press B and move out of the way. Then, turn back into Sonic, walk back to Knuckles, and quickly press B. Then, press A until you see a strange glitch (it might have a part of Sonic's head). Press C to create it and there will be a Sonic on a flying snowboard with all sorts of things coming out the back of it. Create a monitor box with the "S" in it to make Sonic look like Super Sonic.

Glitch: Scroll through level

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Get to the Marble Garden Zone. Hold Down until it scrolls down. As soon as you release Down, press Jump. The game will scroll down through the entire level. Be careful where you use this, as it resets some of the pillars that can be retracted with the blue spinning things.

Glitch: Die when not getting hit

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This can be done with any character. Stand when you are in any zone and wait until the time reaches 9:59. You will die, then hear the game over music. Note: The game will not actually over -- you will only lose one life and it will say time over. Do not do this in water or you will drown.

Hint: Quick Goodies

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At the start of Angel Island, kill the monkey in the tree and jump on the first gray rock to reveal a bumper spring. Bounce up into the tree, and using the bumper spring hidden in the tree, bounce left to land on the moving platform. The platform will take you to a ring bonus and lightning shield power-up. Using the spring in the tree again, bounce right to land on ground with spikes and a RhinoBot. Jump past these to collect the fire shield. When this is collected, Sonic can use the fire dash attack by pressing C(2).

Hint: Skip Eggman

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Start a game with Sonic and Tails or just Tails and go to level 6. Just after the last checkpoint before you fight Eggman, go to where the pipe ends. Use the controller two to control Tails. Get Tails to fly and Sonic to jump into him. Have Tails fly behind Eggman's chair. The music will change, but Eggman will not appear. Have Tails destroy the machine by continuously jumping on it. After you get to the last Boss on that level and lose your rings, a piece of the machine will attach to a ring.

Glitch: Metal graphics

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On the first level, when going through the tunnel to the part with the blimp, enable the "Debug" code. Go back through the tunnel. While in the middle, the graphics will glitch to look like metal.

Glitch: Tails with spinning head

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At Hydrocity Act 2, find the first place that you see the blue and purple spinning thing that moves up and down. Have Tails as player two zoom up and land on it. Have Sonic wait until it goes up and down a few times, then have him zoom and land on it. Wait a few seconds to see tails come down with a spinning head.

Hint: Icecap Zone Act 1: Playing as Tails:

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When playing as Tails alone, be careful on the first icy slope. Tails has a tendency to fall down and die at a certain location. To get around this, fly down this area.