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Sonic Advance 2

by Tony Brnada

Walkthrough/FAQ for Sonic Advance 2 - Created by Protoman74 (Tony Brnada)
If you want it on your site, please e-mail me about it at [email protected]
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All content copyrighted (C) by Tony Brnada Saturday, December 28th, 2002.
All characters and everything Sega owns is copyright (C) Sega.
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Hey, need help with the latest Sonic game, Sonic Advance 2 for the Gameboy 
Advance? Have no fear, for my guide is here! (Yeah I know that was
pretty corny). Questions, comments or have somethign you wish to contribute to
my guide? Then please e-mail me at [email protected] or instant message me at
Junkkid52 on AIM.

-Version 0.94-

-------
UPDATES
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Check the updates for things I updated recently, duh. If you\'ve been waiting
for a certain zone to be completed, you can check here to see when it\'s done.
www.gamefaqs.com will have all the newest updates, but the other sites will
receive updates as well, so don\'t worry.

Version 0.94 - Yet another late update, but I\'ll be back on track next
               weekend. I added more information on the Tiny Chao Garden, on
               the minigames and item costs, did a boss guide for Egg Saucer,
               and did Music Plant Act 1. Still cannot find that last Special
               Ring, and has been busy with real life to play a lot. Also I
               found out myself that Tails\' Body Slam doesn\'t do damage, so I
               switched it to Drop Down. Oh, I did a section on Sound Test in
               Misc. as well. New records have been added as well. Fixed an
               error in one of Amy\'s Trick Moves. *Last minute addon* A reader
               told me of a way to beat Egg Mechazoid REALLY easy with Tails.
               I put it up and he gave me some records too. His name is in the
               credits section!

Version 0.80 - Did info on the games for C Graden. Added Dialect to Misc. Did
               some ASCII art above, it\'s my first but it looks pretty good.
               A reader confirmed that getting Truth Area 53 is randomized for
               every game pak. For more info, check the secrets section and
               to see who told me this info, check the Credits Section. 

Version 0.76 - Man, I am sorry I haven\'t updated in two weeks, but I\'ve had
               mid-terms to study for an do. Now that they\'re done, I\'ll bring
               you a super update. Anyway, I did the walkthrough for Ice
               Paradise and XX to make up for it, as well as the boss guide
               for Egg Totem and Aero Egg. I also got some more point info
               from a reader, his name is in the credits section, take a look
               if you want. I mistook a part in the storyline about the Chaos
               Emeralds, I just noticed that now so I put the storyline for
               the Chaos Emeralds I think is correct. I added the
               Miscellaneous section and did some work in it. You may be
               wondering why I did Ice Paradise before Music Plant, well I
               can\'t find a few rings in Act 2 and am still looking for it,
               I\'ll probably bring it next section. I also did XX because a
               few readers asked me to do it next update as they were having
               trouble. That makes up for not doing Music Plant, right?

Version 0.45 - Finished the Hot Crater zone and finished the Egg Bomber Tank
               boss as well. Added in extra notes to Sonic\'s Homing Attack I
               forgot and a move for Sonic I forgot, Blue Aura. Added the
               Speed Shoes item I forgot, added the Tiny Chao secret I forgot
               about, and added the points you get when you beat a boss to the
               points section, check the Credits section to see who sent it in
               if you want, and I also cleaned up the guide a bit. And, I
               added a list of sites this guide can appear on. I also made an
               error when figuring out the versions in my Walkthrough/FAQ.
               The correct versions are now here.

Version 0.34 - Guide created and sent to www.gamefaqs.com

#-----------------#
|Table of Contents|
#-----------------#

1. Storyline
2. The Menu Screen
3. Characters and their attacks
4. Walkthrough 
   -Leaf Forest
   -Hot Crater
   -Music Plant - Incomplete
   -Ice Paradise
   -Sky Canyon - Incomplete
   -Techno Base - Incomplete
   -Egg Utopia - Incomplete
   -XX
   -Truth Area 53 - Incomplete
5. Boss Guide 
   -Egg Hammertank II
   -Egg Bomber Tank
   -Egg Totem
   -Aero Egg
   -Egg Saucer
   -Egg-Go-Round - Incomplete
   -Egg Frog - Incomplete
6. Tiny Chao Garden Guide - Incomplete
7. Items
8. Points System
9. Secrets
10.Miscellaneous
   -Special Stages
   -Sound Test
   -Dialect
   -Records
   -How you can help
11.Credits/List of sites this guide can appear on

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#---------#
|Storyline|
#---------#

Guess what? Robotnik\'s up to his old tricks, and guess what else? Sonic\'s here
to stop him. Sure, it\'s become extremely cliche, but the storyline around
this sonic game is based around the same idea as the others. Robotnik has 
captured all the animals and turned them into robot to do his bidding... 
again. Sonic has to defeat the robots to save them. With his first encounter 
with Robotnik, he notices he\'s holding a small rabbit and a chao in one of his
Robotic hands.When Sonic defeats Robotnik and Robotnik escapes, he catches the
strange rabbit and the little chao.Finding out the rabbit\'s name was Cream and
the chao was Cheese (CreamED Cheese, get it?) They tell Sonic about how 
Robotnik kidnapped her mother and they went out looking for her.Since Sonic is
a hero, he runs to the rescue, to save Cream\'s mom is his mission, along with
saving all the animals. Cream\'s also helpful, with her chao (Cheese), she runs
alongisde Sonic to save the day. He also notices that Tails and Knuckles have
been captured too, and he has to save them as well! Sonic is so overworked.
Along their mission, Sonic finds Tails (who was captured by Robotnik and also
comes to help), and Knuckles (who was tricked by Robotnik, it\'s getting to be 
quite a habit with him, and wants revenge). Sonic will also need the power of
the Chaos Emeralds to stop Dr. Robotnik once and for all, so he must enter
Special Stages and retreive them! So it\'s up to Sonic to save his friends,
save Cream\'s mom, free the animals from their prisons,destroy the badniks to
save more animals, get the Chaos Emeralds before Robotnik does and stop
Robotnik himself! Poor Sonic, so much to do and so little time!

#-----------#
|Menu Screen|
#-----------#

So you have just begun the game, and you look at these menu screens. \"Single
Player? Multi Player? What are these things?\" I bet your saying. Well, here I
will tell you about the menu screens.

Single Player -[ - Game Start - [ Character Select - [ Zone Select
               |
               |                 [ - Zone Time Attack
               [ - Time Attack - |
               |                 [ - Boss Time Attack (Must be unlocked first)
               |
               |                               [ Change Name
               |                               |               [ Zone
               |             [ - Player Data - [ Time Record - |
               |             |                 |               [ Boss
               |             |                 [ Vs Record
               |             |
               |             |           [ Normal
               |             [ - Level - |
               |             |           [ Easy
               |             |
               |             |             [ On
               |             [ - Time Up - |
               |             |             [ Off
               [ - Options - |
               |             |              [ Japanese
               |             |              [ English
               |             |              [ German
               |             [ - Language - |
               |             |              [ French
               |             |              [ Spanish
               |             |              [ Italian
               |             |
               |             |                    [ A Button
               |             [ - Button Config. - [ B Button
               |             |                    [ R Button
               |             [ - Sound Test
               |             |
               |             [ - Delete Game Data
               |
               [ - Tiny Chao Garden (Must be unlocked first)

              [ - Multi Game Pak Mode - Let\'s Race!
Multi Player -|
              [ - Sinlge Game Pak Mode - Collect the Most Rings!

#----------------------------#
|Characters and Their Attacks|
#----------------------------#

Sonic The Hedgehog
==================

Sonic, the super fast, blue hedgehog that we all know of. The fastest
character in the game, well at least gets to hyper speed fastest, Sonic is a
great character to use. However, Sonic obviously can\'t fly, so if he falls
from a ledge it will be pretty hard for him to get back up it, and that\'s
his drawback.

-Attacks-

While on the ground or mid-air:

- A - Spin Jump, jump while spinning to attack enemies. 
- B - Slide attack, slide at your enemies to hurt them, has short range.
- Down + A - Spin Dash, attack your enemies while rolling, or Spin Dash to get
  some good speed.
- A after Spin Jump - Homing Attack, has long range (Only works when your 
  facing a nearby enemy, and the enemy is below you. Doesn\'t work on bosses).
- A after Spin Jump - Blue Aura. Instead of Homing Attack, you\'ll get a blue
  aura around you, that adds to your range. (Only works when the enemy is
  above you, or your not facing an enemy. Works on bosses.)
- B after Spin Jump - Ground Attack, can break through special blocks, fairly 
  slow attack, use it on enemies that are on the ground or standing still.
- Forward Twice after Spin Jump - Air Dash, Sonic will dash in the air to gain
  him extra distance.
- Up + R OR Up - What the characters do if you don\'t move them for a long time
  not really an attack, but it\'s still fun to watch. DOES NOT DAMAGE!

While running at hyper speed (There are after images behind you when you get 
hyper speed):

- B - Hyper Slide Attack - A faster, stronger, longer range version of the
  Slide Attack. (Does NOT affect speed when used)

Tricks can be used after using a spring or ramp or rail and your still 
mid-air:

- Up + R - Boost Jump, double jump so you can reach higher places. 
  DOES NOT DAMAGE!
- Right + R - Tornado Kick, Spin Kick your enemies in the air, only lasts a
  short while, also boosts your moving direction right.
- Down + R - Ground Attack, can break through special blocks, fairly slow
  attack, use it on enemies that are on the ground or standing still.
- Left + R OR R - Wall Kick, kick a wall to send Sonic backwards. 
  Does NOT have to be used on a wall, it can be used in the air, it\'s just
  that Wall Kick was the best I could think of ^^;) DOES NOT DAMAGE!

Note: When Sonic is on a rail, and you push A just before the rail ends, Sonic
will jump up. You can use a trick after this.

Miles \"Tails\" Prower
====================

Tails, the two-tailed fox who idolizes Sonic. He was captured by Robotnik when
he was trying to beat Robotnik himself. Beat the level 3 boss with Sonic to be
able to use Tails. Tails can fly, but has few attacks, so that\'s his drawback.

-Attacks-

While on the ground or mid-air:

- A - Spin Jump, jump while spinning to attack enemies.
- B - Tail Slash, slash your enemies with your tails, has short range. When 
  used Tails stops completely.
- Down + A - Spin Dash, attack your enemies while rolling, or Spin Dash to get
  some good speed.
- A after Spin Jump - Fly, you can fly for a short while using Tails\' tails,
  if you hit above enemies while the tails are propelling him, they will do 
  damage.
- Up + R OR Up - What the characters do if you don\'t move them for a long time
  not really an attack, but it\'s still fun to watch. DOES NOT DAMAGE!

While running at hyper speed (There are after images behind you when you get
hyper speed):

- B - Hyper Tail Slash, exactly like Tail Slash except you don\'t slow down
  when you use it and it lasts a bit longer, also slower to execute. 
  (Does NOT affect speed when used)

Tricks can be used after using a spring or ramp or rail and your still
mid-air:

- Up + R - Boost Jump, double jump so you can reach higher places. 
  DOES NOT DAMAGE!
- Right + R - Forward Propeller, Shoots Tails further right, DOES NOT DAMAGE!
- Down + R - Drop Down, Tails will drop down straight to the ground, DOES NOT
  DAMAGE!
- Left + R OR R - Backward Propeller, Shoots Tails backwards a bit, 
  DOES NOT DAMAGE!

Knuckles the Echidna
====================

The last Echidna, Knuckles is the protecter of the Chaos Emeralds. Easily 
tricked, Knuckles has been tricked by Robotnik numberous times. It happened
again, and Sonic saved Knuckles, now Knuckles wants to get his revenge at 
Dr.Robotnik! Knuckles is strong and very manuverable, but is slower than all 
the rest, that\'s his drawback.

-Attacks-

While on the ground or mid-air:

- A - Spin Jump, jump while spinning to attack enemies.
- B - Double Punch, punch your enemies! Short range.
- Down + A - Spin Dash, attack your enemies while rolling, or Spin Dash to get
  some good speed.
- B after Spin Jump - Ground Strike, just like Sonic\'s Ground Attack, it can
  break floors.
- A after Spin Jump - Glide, glide in the air to reach new areas, grab onto 
  walls or damage enemies if they hit your fists!
- While on a wall, Up or Down - Climb, move up or down on a wall to climb.
- Up + R OR Up - What the characters do if you don\'t move them for a long time
  not really an attack, but it\'s still fun to watch. Knuckles can attack with
  this! Only Knuckles.

While running at hyper speed (There are after images behind you when you get 
hyper speed):

- B - Dragon Fist, Knuckles will kamikaze himself at enemies, with his fists
  out in front of him. (Does NOT affect speed when used)

Tricks can be used after using a spring or ramp or rail and your still 
mid-air:

- Up + R - Uppercut, push Knuckles up higher and do damage to baddies up above
  you!
- Right + R - Air Tackle, Knuckles will tackles enemies in front of him in the
  air, also pushes him forward.
- Down + R - Ground Strike, just like Sonic\'s Ground Attack, it can break 
  floors.
- Left + R OR R - Elbow Thrust, Knuckles will jump backwards and elbow any
  enemies behind him.

Cream the Rabbit
================

Cream the rabbit and her Chao Cheese are a cute pair of heroes. In search of
Cream\'s mother who was kidnapped by Dr. Robotnik, Cream got captured by
Dr. Robotnik and was rescued by Sonic, now she helps Sonic in his quest, in
hopes that she\'ll find her mother as well. Cream has good long range attacks
but weak close range attacks, that\'s her drawback.

-Attacks-

While on the ground or mid-air:

- A - Spin Jump, jump while spinning to attack enemies.
- B OR B in mid-air - Cheese Attack, her Chao will attack enemies on the
  screen. (Note, if there is an Special Ring on the screen, Cheese will pick
  it up for you when you use it) Great attack against bosses.
- Down + A - Spin Dash, attack your enemies while rolling, or Spin Dash to get
  some good speed.
- A after Spin Jump - Ear Flap, use your ears to fly! You can\'t fly as long as
  Tails, but you fly further and higher with every flap. DOES NOT DAMAGE!
- B + Down after Spin Jump - Chao Spin, Cheese will circle around Cream
  quickly, doing damage to nearby enemies, fairly weak and leaves the areas
  Cheese isn\'t surrounding open for attack.
- Up + R OR Up - What the characters do if you don\'t move them for a long
  time, not really an attack, but it\'s still fun to watch. DOES NOT DAMAGE!

While running at hyper speed (There are after images behind you when you get
hyper speed):

- B - Chao Whirl, Cheese will spin around Cream many times and real fast, not
  really leaving ungaurded areas of her for attack. (Does NOT affect speed 
  when used)

Tricks can be used after using a spring or ramp or rail and your still mid-air

- Up + R - Boost Jump, double jump so you can reach higher places.
  DOES NOT DAMAGE!
- Right + R - Twirl, Cream and Cheese will twirl rightward, giving them more
  distance moving right. DOES NOT DAMAGE!
- Down + R - Butt Buster, Cream will crush enemies below her with her butt,
  and you can move slightly when using it.
- Left + R OR R - Push Back, Cream will push herself backwards.
  DOES NOT DAMAGE!

Amy Rose
========

Amy Rose, the pink hedgehog that is in love with Sonic, and chases him
everywhere, becoming a real pest to Sonic. She carries a hammer in which she
can smash enemies with. She can now spin dash and roll up in this game too!
She joins Sonic in his quest just for the heck of it. I think. Amy is very
manuverable and has many attack moves like Sonic, but just the same as Sonic,
if she falls of a ledge it will be had for her to get back up, and she can\'t
Spin Dash very good.

-Attacks-

While on the ground or mid-air:

- A - Spin Jump, jump while spinning to attack enemies.
- B - Hammer attack, smash nearby foes with your hammer.
- Down + A - Spin Dash, attack your enemies while rolling, or Spin Dash to get
  some good speed.
- A after Spin Jump - Hammer Spin, Amy will attack enemies in the air with her
  hammer, only hits enemies in front of her though.
- B after Spin Jump - Hammer Break, Amy will spin around horizontaly in the
  air, attacking foes beneath her. This attack works like Sonic\'s Ground 
  Attack and Knuckles Ground Strike, it can break certain floors as well.
  (If you hit an enemy with the hammer, Amy will be shot upward)
- Up + R OR Up - What the characters do if you don\'t move them for a long
  time, not really an attack, but it\'s still fun to watch. DOES NOT DAMAGE!

While running at hyper speed (There are after images behind you when you get
hyper speed):

- B - Faceplant, Amy will do her traditional faceplant attack from Sonic 
  Advance 1. Does NOT decrease speed when used.

Tricks can be used after using a spring or ramp or rail and your still
mid-air:

- Up + R - Boost Jump, double jump so you can reach higher places.
  DOES NOT DAMAGE!
- Right + R - Spin Kick, Amy will spin kick foes, and push herself more
  rightward when she uses it.
- Down + R - Hammer Break, Amy will spin around horizontaly in the air,
  attacking foes beneath her. This attack works like Sonic\'s Ground Attack
  and Knuckles Ground Strike, it can break certain floors as well. (If you hit
  an enemy with the hammer, Amy will be shot upward)
- Left + R OR R - Backflip, Amy will backflip mid-air pushing her back. She
  actually backflips pretty far.

Note: When Amy is on a rail, and you push a just before the rail ends, Amy
will jump up. You can use a trick after this.

#-----------#
|Walkthrough|
#-----------#

For my waklthrough, I\'ll describe a way to get from one end of the level to
the other, while getting all the Special Rings and goodies along the way. You
only need all seven Special Rings from one act to reach the Special Stage, and
you only have to beat the Special Stage one time to get the Emerald. I give
you two different acts too choose from, so you will have an easier time
getting to the Special Stage.

Leaf Forest
===========

=====
Act 1
=====

Run forward and hit the ramp, going over the gap. Keep going forward,
destroying the monkey enemy if you want, and jump across the gap. Get the
Green Shield and hit the bee enemy now. Now jump so you get on the top of the
loop. Spin Dash so you have enough speed to go past the whole rail. Stop and
grab the first Special Ring. Go down the next rail and you\'ll jump of to a
platform. Move right to get the 10 rings box, then move left and jump of the
platform, going all the way left you can. Look around for a blue spring. When
you find it, keep jumping on it until you see a Special Ring. Use the Boost
Jump (Up + R trick) to reach the ring. Go forward to the area with the 10
rings box was, and move forward, falling of the platform. Keep going past the
red spring until you see a corkscrew. Spin Dash into and stop when it
finishes. Fall off the ledge from the left to get a Special Ring and three
rings. Keep going right cautiously and jump over to small gap. Go through the
big loop to get another Special Ring at the top. Keep moving forward, gaining 
hyper speed. You\'ll hit a checkpoint. Keep going right on hyper speed to skim
over some water, gaining another Special Ring. Keep going right, until you hit
a turning wheel. Make it shoot you up-rightward, you should land on a
platform. Move rightward, passing the monkeies and hitting the ramp. Just as
your on the ramp, hit A to jump higher. If you need to, use the Up + R or
Right + R trick to reach it. You will get enough distance to get to the top of
the big loop. Grind the rail and stop when you stop grinding. Slowly jump to
a grey sidespring and get pushed upward. Continue rightward, going through a
loop and hitting a ramp. Allow yourself to get hit by the spring which will
throw you into a Special Ring. Go down and go through the loop, running as
fast as you can. Hit the ramp, which will send you onto a platform with a
Special Ring onto it. If you don\'t get hyper speed or don\'t think you will
make it, use the Right + R trick to reach the platform. Grind the rail to
reach the end of the level.

Estimated Completion Time: 1:20:00
Estimated Rings If You Don\'t Get Hit: 115

=====
Act 2
=====

Run forward, past the monkey enemy, and jump onto the platform with the 5 ring
box on it, break the 5 rings box and continue right, jumping onto a grey side-
spring. Jump up, go past the bee enemy and go through the loop, hitting the
ramp. Go forward in the air until you grind a rail, keep pressing right on the
D-pad and you\'ll get the first Special Ring. After getting the first Special
Ring, use the Right + R trick to land on the top of a loop, and get the 10
rings box on top. Head right. Keep your speed, going under the monkeies as
they jump, and jump a before when your close to the rail to get the second
Special Ring. If you fall, use the vertical spring to get you to grind the
rail again. Just be sure to not fall through the hole, or you\'ll have to start
again. Hit the grass ramp, and you\'ll land on the top of a loop. Grab the
Green Sheild and continue rightward. Go through the big loop and hit the
diagonal spring, you will be shot onto the third Special Ring. You will hit a
Checkpoint. Push back so you\'ll stop completely before hitting the next grass
ramp. Jump below the grass ramp, avoiding the rail. Go to the platform next to
it, and get the Random Ring box. Move left and drop down. Get the next Special
Ring to your right, then hit the horizontal spring, which will shoot you to
the left, hitting the vertical spring. Press left to hit the turbo booster and
grind the rail. Keep holding right, you\'ll go through two loops and past two
grey sidesprings. You should be holding right the whole time, so you\'ll have
enough speed to go to a platform in the air with a diagonal spring. Hit the
spring to get your fifth Special Ring. Go to the platform below the one with
the diagonal spring, and fall down the hole. Keep going right, and you will
pass a monkey, keep holding right, and you\'ll run up into the wall, with a
secret passageway in it, containing a Special Ring. Six down, one to go. If
you have hyper speed and you time your jump just right at the end of the
secret passagway, you\'ll hit a turbo booster, then youwill grind a rail upward
and continue forward through a big loop with the last Special Ring in it. If
you don\'t time your jump well, you can fall down and go through the small
loop, keep holding right so you\'ll have enough speed to go through the grass
ramp and hit a red spinning wheel. Use it to move you rightward. Dodge the
monkey enemy, and move right so you\'ll hit another ramp, that will move you to
a spring. At the top of the spring jump, use the Up + R trick and move
leftward, past the ramp. Goes backwards up the loop to receive the last
Special Ring. Continue forward normally to reach the end of the level.

Estimated Completion Time: 1:42:00
Estimated Rings If You Don\'t Get Hit: 125

Go to the Boss Guide for help against the Egg Hammertank II. Not that you\'ll
need it anything.

Hot Crater
==========

=====
Act 1
=====

Head right slowly. when you reach the hand rail, jump off it. Be careful here
if your Sonic or Amy, you get only one chance at this. You should land on top
of the loop. Hit the speed booster and the ramp, it should automatically hit
you to a platform. Head right on the platform, being weary of the spike trap
and the fire-spinning enemy. Get the first Special Ring to the end of the
platform. Now back-track and jump off the platform. Grab the Magnetic Shield
box. Be careful of the two reappearing spike traps and the fire-spinning
enemy. Go right. Jump on the spring to get a Random Ring box. Now drop down
off the ledge, and break the Speed Shoes box. Go right on the lower path,
through two loops. You\'ll drop to and area with a spring turtle and a hand
rail. Get on the rail and jump off the rail as quick as you got on, and hug
the wall to your left. By that, I mean hold left on the D-pad on the wall, you
will fall into a secret area with a Special Ring in it. If you fall to the
ground before getting the ring, use the spring turtle to get back into the
secret area. Now head right, holding right on the D-Pad. You should come to a
speed booster. Hit the speed booster, it will shoot you through a loop. You\'ll
hit a spring, and go past a white platform. Use the Up + R trick to reach the
Random Ring box if you want. Back-track to get the third Special Ring. Head
right. You\'ll grind a rail. Don\'t touch the D-Pad at all, you\'ll jump off the
rail and grab onto a bungee hook automatically. When the cord throws you
upward, use the Up + R trick to hit an Invinciblity box. Hit the speed booster
if you have Invincibilty, you go through an enemy. Keep holding right, you\'ll
move ontop of a loop with the Special Ring. If you didn\'t get the Invincibilty
box, kill the enemy first, then hit the speed booster. Continue right through
loop. You\'ll grab onto a hand rail. Jump off it and go down the slope, through
a hole. Let yourself hit the two boost rings, they\'ll push you down to another
Special Ring. You\'ll grab onto a bungee hook. Keep going right, and keep
holding right. You\'ll go through a tube and a loop, then you\'ll hit a ramp,
you should have enough speed to hit the bungee hook if you keep holding right.
When it throws you upward, use the Up + R trick to go through the boost ring.
You\'ll see platform with the six Special Ring. Get it, head right, get the 10
rings box. Hit the speed booster and go through the loops. Slow down when you
get to a white platform. Hit the checkpoint and carefully hit the boost ring.
Ignore the speed booster, and continue forward, go through the loop. Jump onto
the white platform and get the random rings box. Grind the rail, and keep
going forward. You\'ll grind another rail. Hit the Random Rings box, and use
the bungee hook. Continue right, try to get hyper speed. You\'ll grind another
rail and hit a ramp. You\'ll get the last Special Ring in the air by the rail.
If you don\'t have hyper speed, use the Right + R trick to get it. Grind the
rail. Hit the spring ontop of the loop to get a 1-up. Continue forward
normally to reach the end of the level.

Estimated Completion Time: 1:55:00
Estimated Rings If You Don\'t Get Hit: 230

=====
Act 2
=====

Head forward, and hit the ramp. Use the Up + R trick to grind the rail. At the
end of the rail, try and grab the safety hook, use a trick if you need too.
Continue forward, avoiding the fire-spinning enemy and the spike trap. Hit the
speed booster and grind the rail. Use the spring turtle to your left the get
a Special Ring in the air. Get the Green Shield and fall down the hole, and
grind the rail, when you jump off the rail use the Up + R trick to hit and
Invincibilty box, or use the spring to grab it. Then drop of the ledge to your
left, avoiding the floating spring. Go through the two loops and hit the ramp,
then run into the pendulum enemy. You should have the invincibilty, it makes
things easier. Hug the wall to your right, you\'ll hit a green snake enemy, and
grab the second Special Ring. Go right, grinding the rails and going through
the loops and hitting the ramp, not jumping or anything. You\'ll see the third
Special Ring, jump and grab it along with the few rings beside it. Go right
and hit the spring. If your Tails, Knuckles or Cream, go ontop of the loop and
get the Magnetic Shield. Head left and hit the speed booster be careful for
those pendulum enemies, you\'ll grind a rail, and move upwards. You\'ll drop on
a spring, and to the left of the spring is a Random Ring box. Get it if you
can. Hit the spring and go up, hit the next spring close to your left to be
able to grind a rail. Hit the checkpoint and take the lower path, slowly and
carefully. Don\'t hit the spring or the reverse pole, go and jump in the middle
of the rail, so you don\'t grind it. Get the 10 Rings box to your left and go
through the loop to your right. Use the mid-air spring turtle to reach a
Special Ring in the air above a grind rail. If you are Sonic, Knuckles or Amy,
there is an alternate route for you. Grind the rail instead of jumping over it
and jump over the ramp ahead. You\'ll land on a breakable floor. Use this to
get to the rail with the same Special Ring above it. Grind the rail and go
through the loop, you start to grind another rail. When the rail goes upward a
bit, jump off, the fifth Special Ring is there. Use the spring to put you back
on track and hit the speed booster. You\'ll go through four loops. After the
fourth loop, there is a ramp ahead, on a ground that goes upward. Jump at the
beginning of the ground when it starts to go upward, and you have a chance of
hitting and Invincibilty box. Anyway, hit the ramp and use your Up + R trick
to grind a rail. At the end of the rail, use your Up + R trick (Man, you
barely use any trick in this game next to the Up + R one!) to grab onto a
white platform. To your right is the sixth Special Ring, but below it is a
reappearing spike trap. Wait till it goes down into the ground, then get the
Special Ring and go right. You\'ll find a hole with a pendulum enemy in it.
Spin Jump him and fall down. Hit the Speed Booster and you don\'t have to do
anything, you\'ll run into the last Special Ring just before you reach the end
of the level.

Estimated Completion Time: 1:45:00
Estimated Rings If You Don\'t Get Hit: 180

Head over to the Boss Guide for help on Egg Bomber Tank if you need it.

Music Plant
===========

=====
Act 1
=====

Head forward and fall down at the first ledge. Continue forward a bit and you
will see two springs. Use one of them to launch you upward, and use the Up + R
trick to go around the notes and onto the ledge to the right of the music
notes. Watch out for the monkey enemy and get the Random Rings box. Continuing
forward, jump over the first spring you see and get the first Special Ring to
your left. Destroy the hammer enemy to your right and fall down the pit, all
the way to the bottom. Then go right and into a trumpet. It will shoot you on
to some music notes. Try and get the Green Shield above with them. Fall down
through the music notes and land on the xylophone (Or whatever it is) and go
rightward while hopping on them. Go onto the next xylophone to your right and
go right to a spring on a ledge to the right of that one. Use the spring to
boost you up onto a guitar spring (A spring that makes a guitar sound when you
jump on it). Use the guitar spring to get the second Special Ring to the right
of you in the air. Then use the guitar spring again to jump through the black
floor above. Continue right and break the 5 Rings box. Jump over the next
spring and continue forward, you\'ll start to grind a rail. When you jump off
automatically, you\'ll land near some spikes. Jump over them and grind another
rail directly to the right of it. When you get off the rail, go right and jump
on the spring crab\'s back, you\'ll get the third Special Ring. Go forward,
gring the rail and use the guitar spring to get onto the ledge to the right
after jumping off the rail. Jump over the spring crab, grind the rail ahead
and hold forward until you fall into a cymbal spring pit. Use the cymbal
spring on the very right to get onto a little path in the right wall. Use one
more spring to get up to the fourth Special Ring. Use the spring crab the get
it. There are two paths from here, and up path and a down path. Take the down
path through a trumpet and hold right to go onto a platform. Use the guitar
spring to get onto a ledge. Move slowly to grind onto two rails, and when you
jump off the second you\'ll probably land into a clairinet. The clairinet will
shoot you up into the air. Using the clairinet move rightward into a pathway.
Watch out for the spike trap and hit the speed booster. Let the springs guide
you into two pits of cymbal springs. In the second one use the very left
spring to shoot you up into the air, then hold right on the wall, you\'ll go
through a fake part in the wall and the fifth Special Ring lies there. Go out
and take the third cymbal spring from the left. That one will shoot you high
enough to get out without using the music notes. Go right, get the 5 Rings box
and go into the trumpet. You will shoot out onto a platform with a speed
booster and a ramp. You should hold right to make sure you get onto the
platform. Then get on the speed booster, hit the ramp and hold right. You will
land on the ground below. Hold forward and after a while of running you hit a
cymbal spring. Use it to get up onto a guitar spring. Use the guitar spring to
get the sixth Special Ring. Go down the hole again and hold right on the wall.
You\'ll go into a small path with two trumpets in the pathway. If you don\'t
make it there the first time use the floating spring to get there. Go into any
trumpet and you\'ll shoot out onto an xylophone or a guitar spring. Use either
to get you to another guitar spring (To the right of the xylophone and above
the first guitar spring) and use it to boost up onto a ledge. Go down but do
not hit the cymbal spring, go around it. Fall down to the ground below and go
forward normally. As soon as you see a blue monkey enemy, destroy him and go
down off the ledge, be careful as there is a bottomless pit right beside it.
You should land on a platform with the last Special Ring on it. Get it, go
forward using the clairinets and the springs to get onto the rail. YOU MUST
GRING THE RAIL TO GO FORWARD or you will fall into a bottomless pit. Grind the
rail and go forward normally to the end of the level.

Estimated Completion Time: 2:07:00
Estimated Rings If You Don\'t Get Hit: 120 

Ice Paradise
============

=====
Act 1
=====

Start slowly. Jump over the ramp and go down the hill, destroy the penguin
enemy if you want. Continue right until you hit a speed booster, you\'ll be
shot up a hill and you hit another speed booster and grind a rail, you then
hit a ramp. When you hit the ramp, go down instead of up, you\'ll take a path
you a ramp, hit it to grab onto a red spinning wheel. You have to shoot
yourself in an up-right direction to grab the first Special Ring. If your
Sonic or Amy, you only get one chance to get it. When you grab it, hold right
to the wall, you\'ll hit a 5 Rings box. Jump ovedr the spikes and you\'ll come
to a hole in the ground. Jump over the hole to land on another platform with
the second Special Ring on it. Go down to your left to fall onto some ice.
As you slip down the ice you will hit a ramp. Grab the Random Ring Box then
hit the speed booster, you\'ll hit another amount of springs, speed boosters
and a rail, then you\'ll hit a vertical spring beside an octopus enemy and a
rail. Kill the octopus enemy and instead of taking the rail, Spin Dash past it
and you\'ll grind a rail and go up a hill, then grab onto a red spinning wheel.
Shoot yourself up right to land onto a ledge with the third Special Ring on
it. Jump onto the platform to your right and break the 5 Rings box, then use
the spring to your right to boost you onto a rail to your right. The rail will
automatically take you to another red spinning wheel. Throw yourself in the
up-right direction to land on some ground with a 10 Rings box and two octopus
enemies. kill them and break the box and grind the rail to your right, and as
you jump off the rail, hold right. You\'ll jump onto another rail which will
lead you to a platform with a spike trap, an octopus enemy and a spring on it.
Destroy the octopus enemy so he doesn\'t get in your way, then use the spring
to boost you to the fourth Special Ring to your right. You\'ll hit a few
springs and land onto some ground with a floating block to your right. Instead
fall off the ledge to your left. You\'ll probably land on a rail, but jump off.
Then you\'ll hit the ground. Go slowly to your right to an orb with three
openings in it. Go in it slowly to ensure you fall through the bottom one. You
will land on some ice, and as it ends jump onto a floating platform. Jump off
the floating platform quick though, as it will fall into a bottomless pit when
you stand on it for 2 seconds. Jump onto the platform to your right and kill
the penguin enemy to grab the fifth Special Ring. ALTERNATE ROUTE! If you are
one of the characters that can break certain floors (Sonic, Knuckles or Amy)
then take the rail. Jump off it as you get to the end. You\'ll land on an area
with a spring and a red floor. Use your B after Spin Jump attack on the very
right part of the floor to land on the floating platform. Destroy the enemy
and get the fifth special ring. Now grind the rail to your right. Hit the
checkpoint, the hit the ramp. You\'ll grab onto a red spinning wheel. Throw
yourself downwards onto the ground with a penguin enemy on it, be careful of
the penguin enemy. Continue right slowly and jump into the boost ring and hold
right, you\'ll land onto a platform. Go through the loop and hit the spring,
you\'ll grab onto a red spinning wheel. Use it to shoot you in the up-right
direction you land onto a platform in the air. There are two penguin enemies
on it. Kill them and move right, you\'ll see the sixth Special Ring over a
slide. Get to the very left edge of the platform, then run. You\'ll grab the
Special Ring as you run off the ledge and fall into the slide. You\'ll fall of
the slide and land on another, when you reach the end of the slide jump onto
a platform to your right and use the spring to jump onto a higher slide to the
right. When you get to the end of the slide jump off, and continue right.
Jump off to another platform to your right when you reach the end of the ledge
and continue right. Jump off the ledge onto the top of the loop but be careful
for the two spikes traps. Continue right through two loops and hit a spring,
then position yourself to grind the rail. When you finish grinding you\'ll run
into a Speed Shoes box. Going right you\'ll hit a spring, go through a loop,
hit a ramp and land into an ice slide. At the end of the ice slide, jump onto
a platform to your right. Hit the series of springs to be shoot into the last
Special Ring. Continue forward normally to get to the end of the level.

Estimated Completion Time: 1:56:00
Estimated Rings If You Don\'t Get Hit: 154

=====
Act 2
=====

Head forward and hit the ramp, then hold right to land on a platform. Break
the Green Shield box and kill the penguin enemy. Continue right until you hit
a spring and your grab onto a red spinning wheel. Shoot yourself in the
up-left direction to grab the first Special Ring. It may take you several
tries to get it. Use the red spinning wheel again to shoot you onto a slide
to your right. Jump off onto the platform at the end of the slide, then
continue right past a penguin enemy and break the Invincibilty box and keep
going right, through two loops and you\'ll hit a speed booster, hit a spring,
grind a rail and hit another spring, you\'ll be shot automatically into the
second Special Ring. Use the Up +R trick to boost you up onto a platform in
the air. Break the 5 Rings box and use the spring to land onto a rail. Grind
the rail down, and hit the spring ontop of the loop. After hitting another two
springs, stop in the air, you\'ll land on a platform with a 1-up on it. Hit the
spring to your left to continue on. After a few springs you\'ll land on some
icy ground. Let it guide you onto a spinning wheel. Shoot yourself in an
up-right direction while holding right to land ontop of a loop. Be careful
though, if your Sonic or Amy you only get one chance at this. Break the 5-Ring
box ontop of the loop and hit the spring. Grind the rail to your right while
holding right, you will be tossed onto another rail. When you get off there is
the third Special Ring in the air above the ground, jump to get it. Fall down
the hole and you\'ll go through a loop and land on some icy ground. Jump onto
the next icy platform at the end, and jump onto a platform with a spring on it
after that. Use the spring to boost you onto a platform to your right. Push
and hold right, you\'ll run through two loops and you\'ll go into Hyper Speed.
You\'ll go up a curved hill (I dunno what to call it) and you\'ll be shot into
the air. Here\'s the hard part. You have to try and land on a moving mid-air
platform, so you can jump off it to get the fourth Special Ring. When you get
the fourth Special Ring, hold right to land onto a platform. Jump onto the
next platform to your right, not falling through the hole, then use the spring
to boost you onto a mid-air rail to your right. While grinding the rail, hold
right. You\'ll then hit a spring, and if your still holding right, you\'ll grab
the fifth Special Ring. Drop down the hole, and when you land on the hill,
stop and go upward by either Spin Dashing or walking slowly. DON\'T HIT THE
SPRING! Instead, jump over it and destroy the penguin enemy and grab the sixth
Special Ring to your right. From here, just hold right on the D-Pad and relax,
you\'ll get the last Special Ring as you pass through a spiral at the end of
the level.

Estimated Completion Time: 1:45:00
Estimated Rings If You Don\'t Get Hit: 93

XX
==

Sonic and his friends have tracked down Dr. Robotnik from his Egg Utopia to
his Space Station, the XX! Dr. Robotnik though, isn\'t going to let them catch
him without a fight, and you know how Dr. Robotnik is always prepared, so he
rebuilt all his past machines and you have to face them again, one after
another!

You can check up for info on all the past bosses in the Boss Section, I\'m just
gonna say how many hits it takes to defeat each boss this time (They are
weakened) and how to beat the last boss! Also, most of past bosses are in
super mode, they attack the way they did after you started to beat them up!
Good luck!

[Egg Hammertank II - It takes four hits to defeat!]
[Egg Bomber Tank - It takes six hits to defeat this boss, four for the cannon
and two for the body!]
[Egg Totem - It takes four hits to defeat him! Each cannon only takes one hit
to destroy.]
[Aero Egg - Thank God! It only takes four hits to defeat the Aero Egg! Whoo!]
[Egg Saucer - Two hits are needed to take out the gun and four hits to destroy
the pod Dr. Robotnik is in.]
[Egg-Go-Round - Four hits is all it takes to destroy the Egg-Go-Round.]
[Egg Frog - Four hits should be enough to finish off the Egg Frog.]

BOSS ATTACK!

----- Egg Mechazoid - XX - Difficulty: Hard - Hits: 6 to destroy each arm ----
                        - 8 hits to defeat the head -

This is it. The Final Battle. This one is hard, but once you know what to do,
it\'s a peice of cake. Before we do each character\'s strategy, let\'s look at
the terrain first. You get three rings as this battle starts. There are also
three rising platforms on the ground, one very close to the Egg Mechazoid, one
far away from him and one in the middle. The ceiling is also covered with
spikes. Now then, let\'s head on to the strategies.

NOTE!: You CAN defeat the Egg Mechazoid without destroying his arms first, its
just easier to defeat him when his arms are destroyed.

+Sonic - Hard. The hands are a big problem. They can only be attacked if they
are fired at you. When fired at you, use Spin Jump or Blue Aura to hit them.
Other attacks only get you hurt. Air Dash to escape for the hands if they
catch you off gaurd. Once the hands are destroyed, you can attack the head
with a little more ease. Stand on the middle rising platform. Push and HOLD
Down + A, so you get into the Spin Dash position then hold it until you get
very high. Just before you hit the spikes, let go of both buttons, you\'ll Spin
Dash into him and bounce back. Be careful of the lasers. Repeat this process.
After five hits, he will shoot his lasers faster, and if his arms are still
there, they will lunge at you faster and more frequently. Another tip. You can
stop the laser from firing if you attack the head just before he shoots out
the laser.

+Tails - Hard. Same as Sonic, but you can use Tail Slash to hit the arms. Spin
Jump the head to do damage. A person named Mark has also given me a strategy
for the Egg Mechazoid with Tails. It works very well and you can beat him
REALLY easy with it. I suggest you try it sometime!

\"When you get to the boss area, simply fly up (not so high you hit the spikes)
and fly into his face, so you hit him. Keep pressing A at just the right speed
to stay at the same height and just move slightly left and right so that you
keep hitting him over and over.

It might take a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it it really is
the easiest method. If you don\'t quite get in all 8 hits, and Tails starts to
get tired, fly over to the far left where it\'s safe. Then fly back and
repeat!\"

+Knuckles - Hard. Exact same technique as Sonic, just glide to get away or
glide into the hands when there out to damage them, but you\'ll get hit to, so
I don\'t recommend it.

+Cream - Medium. Stand bewteen the back and middle platforms. Use Cheese
Attack to damage the head. Sometimes Cheese will hit the hands, but that\'s ok.
Use Chao Spin or Spin Jump to damage the arms when they attack you, use Ear
Flap if you need to.

+Amy - Hard. Take out the Egg Mechazoid\'s hands. When they lunge out
at you, jump backwards away from them, then run back and Spin Jump then, or
use Hammer Spin on em. Watch out for the rising platforms, they may take you
by surprise and lift you into the spikes. When the hands are destroyed, go for
the head. There are two ways of damaging the head safely. First, since the
hands are destroyed, you can use the front rising platform to get up close.
When it rises just a teeny tiny bit, jump and use Hammer Spin to head the head
then hold back to run out of there before you get mushed into peanut butter by
the spikes. The second way, is to stand on the middle or back rising platforms
then hold Down + A, in the Spin Dash motion, but don\'t let go. As you start to
rise, let go as you get really close to the spikes, you will hit the head and
bounce back. Be careful or the Eye Laser he shoots though. I prefer to use
plan B to defeat the Egg Mechazoid, as plan A takes a little luck, and you can
die using it if you have no rings.

#----------#
|Boss Guide|
#----------#

--- Egg Hammertank II - Leaf Forest - Difficulty: Easy - Hits: 8 to Defeat ---

+Sonic - Easy. Just Spin Jump at Dr. Robotnik when you get close. When you see
he\'s going to attack with the hammer, slow down so it doesn\'t hit you, then
proceed closer and attack him. After four hits, his hammer attack range gets
longer. Beat him to unlock Cream.

+Tails - Easy. Same technique as Sonic.

+Knuckles - Easy. Same technique as Sonic.

+Cream - Easier. Use Cheese Attack from far away to defeat him.

+Amy - Easy. You can use the same technique as Sonic (Big surprise there) but
you can use the Hammer Spin to attack from farther away, allowing you to dodge
the hammer easier.

---- Egg Bomber Tank - Hot Crater - Difficulty: Easy - Hits: 12 to Defeat ----

+Sonic - Easier. You the ground to your advantage. When your on a slope going
upward, jump. You\'ll get extra distance and height. Get close to the cannon,
and repeadiately jump on it. Use Blue Aura to continue juggling yourself,
damaging the cannon. It only works when the cannon is pointed down. When the
cannon breaks off, Spin Jump the body. If your far away from the Egg Bomber
Tank, use Air Dash to get closer.

+Tails - Easy. Just Spin Jump on the cannon. Fly to avoid his bombs if you get
to close to them. Attack the body afterward four times to finish him off.

+Knuckles - Easy. Spin Jump the cannon. Be careful for the bombs. Run under
them when Robotnik shoots them high, and jump over them when he shoots them at
low and medium height. Attack the body afterward, jumping over the bombs.

+Cream - Easier. Stay and the very back, using the Cheese Attack to harm the
cannon. After 8 hits and it breaks off, move forward slightly to attack the
body. Jump to avoid the bombs. Fly if you need to.

+Amy - Easy. Use your hammer to attack the cannon, so you won\'t lose speed and
can attack him quickly. After the cannon is destroyed, use her Spin Jump to
attack the body. It will be easier to attack the body with her Spin Jump than
her hammer. If you have no rings, hang back and dodge the bombs until you get
some rings, those bombs are pretty dangerous.

------ Egg Totem - Music Plant - Difficulty: Medium - Hits: 8 to Defeat ------

+Sonic - Easy. Get close to the Egg Totem. When he shoots out the spiraling
platforms, jump on top of them. Spin Jump and use Blue Aura to hit him from a
farther distance. After you used Blue Aura, hold right and you\'ll hit him
again. Then push left to get away from him. Rinse and repeat. For extra help,
you can use Air Dash to get a good speed forward. You jump through the center
of the spinning platform to get untop without losing rings, but be careful of
the spikes. Cannons will also come out of the top and bottom of each platform.
Hit those twice to destroy them permanently, there is one cannons on each
platform. After four hits, he shoots the platforms out faster and the cannons
shoot more.

+Tails - Easy. Similar technique as Sonic. Jump on the platforms and Spin Jump
Dr. Robotnik to damage him. If you Spin Jump attack him once, try and land on
a platform that\'s out, the Spin Jump him again. Repeat Spin Jumping him until
the platforms go in. Like Sonic, you can jump through the center of the
platforms. Just be careful of the spikes. Flying doesn\'t do much good here.
If you manage to get on the top platform, you can use Tail Slash to hit him
from a distance. After four hits, he shoots the platforms out faster and the
cannons shoot more.

+Knuckles - Medium. Same as Sonic and Tails. Use the platforms to Spin Jump
Dr. Robotnik. Punching, gliding, Ground Strike are all uneffective here. Hit
the cannons twice to destroy them, that should help you out in this battle.
After four hits, he shoots the platforms out faster and the cannons shoot
more.

+Cream - Easier. You have to get close to Dr. Robotnik. Look at how far the
platforms move. Get at around that same distance and hit him using the Cheese
Attack. You can also jump on the platforms and use Chao Spin or Sping Jump on
him, but really, you\'ll just use Cheese Attack. Watch out though, Cheese might
hit the cannons instead of Dr. Robotnik if the cannons are out.

+Amy - Easier. That\'s right, easier than the rest. Use the platforms to get
close, then Spin Jump or Hammer Spin Dr. Robotnik. If no platforms are out,
run really close to him, jump and Hammer Spin to hit him once, you\'ll be shot
backwards when you hit him. Then you can use the platforms or attack him from
the ground again.

------- Aero Egg - Ice Paradise - Difficulty: Hard - Hits: 8 to Defeat -------

+Sonic - Hard. I had so much trouble with this boss the first time, I died
about 14 times before I beat him. Anyway, Dr. Robotnik is in a flying ship
that drops bombs down on you. A trampoline trails behind him as well. You have
to jump on the trampoline to boost you up higher so you can hit Dr. Robotnik.
Be careful though, the trampoline changes so you can\'t jump on it quite often.
The bombs he drops cause some great problems as well. When the bombs hit the
ground, the make a big explosion that\'s hard to dodge. On top of that, rocks
are thrown to the left and right of it, making it harder to jump over. After
you hit him 4 times, he will drops the bombs faster and changes the platform
more often.

+Tails - Hard. Same strategy as Sonic, but you can fly to safety if your in a
tight spot.

+Knuckles - Hard. Same as Sonic and Tails, but you can glide over the bombs if
you need to dodge them.

+Cream - Medium. Get very close the Dr. Robotnik, and use Cheese Attack from
below to hit him. You can also use the trampoline to hit him. Be very careful
of the bombs though, your right under them and can be hit several times. Never
get close enough to attack if you don\'t have at least one ring with you.

+Amy - Hard. Same as Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, but you can use Hammer Spin to
attack Dr. Robotnik with a bit of extra range.

-- Egg Saucer - Sky Canyon - Difficulty: Hard - Hits to Defeat: 8 to Defeat --
                              - 4 to Destroy Gun -

+Sonic - Hard. This is one CRAZY battle, as you can die in ONE HIT, even if
you have 100 rings. Not lying. Anyway, the boss is a giant saucer wheel. On it
are three parts, the Robotnik Pod with Robotnik or Knuckles inside it, depends
on how far in the game you are, a laser cannon and a giant hand weapon. The
laser cannon will shoot two black lasers at you, the first doing no damage, it
targets you. The second one will fire and that will hurt you. To dogde the
gun\'s lasers, simply jump right after the target laser shoots. The hand will
be a lot harder to dodge however. The hand has two attacks, an attack that
will target you and do a slap attack. This attack can kill you instantly
because it doesn\'t hit just once, but twice. The first will take out all your
rings, and the second will finish you off. Only way to dodge this attack
really is to slow down and wait at the back and then attack the pod or gun
afterward. The second attack is a spin attack. The hand will spin around once,
and it has a lot of distance to hit you too. But on the plus side, it doesn\'t
kill you in one hit. You can dodge the attack simply by passing through the
coils.  Also, you MUST hit the pod and gun from the TOP only, you will get
impaled by spikes if you attack from below, and the sides of invulnerable. As
always, use Spin Jump and Blue Aura to hurt Dr. Robotnik and Air Dash away if
you get into a tight spot. After four hits, the hand will start to use the
spinning hand attack. 

+Tails - Same as Sonic, take out the pod first, Spin Jump Dr. Robotnik and Fly
away when you need to.

+Knuckles - Same deal as Sonic. Take out the gun to make things easier, then
Spin Jump the Dr. Robotnik pod. You can also punch the pods when they are
close to the ground.

+Cream - 


#----------------#
|Tiny Chao Garden|
#----------------#

To access the Tiny Chao Garden, you must complete the game with any one
character, that character having all Seven Chaos Emeralds. Then \"Tiny Chao
Garden\" will appear under options. There isn\'t a lot done in this section yet,
as I\'m more busy with the Walkthrough, but I will update this section
periodically.

There are two mini-games in the Tiny Chao Garden. You have to put the hand
cursor on one of the two GBAs and press A. Here is some information about the
mini-games.

+Purple GBA - Chao Card Match+

This game was also in Sonic Advance 1, so check a guide for Sonic Advance 1
for more info on this mini-game.

Your on a 6x5 board with squares on it. There are fourteen cards on the board.
Every two cards have the same picture on em, either a pineapple, an apple, a
peice of cake, some cotton candy, an orange, a banana or a candy. Before the
game starts you will be shown which cards are where. Then a Chao will walk in
and move the cards around. Try an remember where they are, even if he mixes
them up. Match two up to get some rings. How you get rings depends where the
cards are on the field. Cards on the red squares are worth five rings, the
cards on the pink are worth three rings, and the ones on the blue are worth
one ring. When you get a pair, the rings will go X + X to get some rings.
Example, if you get a match, and one card is on the blue square, and other on
a pink square, it would be 1 + 3 = 4 rings. You get three tries, if you make
three mistakes, game is over. If you complete the game without making any
mistakes you get an extra 60 rings added to your score. Complete the game with
only one mistake and you get an extra 30 rings addedto your score. Complete
the game with two mistakes and you get an extra 10 rings added to your score.

+White GBA - Cream and Cheese Spring Minigame+

In this mini-game, Cream must use a spring to launch Cheese into the air and
collect rings. Push A to launch Cheese into the air, the further down the
spring is and you push A, the higher he\'ll be shot up. You can also use
Cream\'s head to bounce Cheese on, but only in emergencies as it won\'t launch
Cheese high into the air and only should be used to move the spring under him.
Holding B while moving will make you run so you can catch Cheese if he\'s
flying all over the place. In each round there are 26 rings. There are 4 
rounds. Each is a little different. Here\'s how, and how to beat each level.

-Round 1: Just 26 rings are floating. Just stand in one place and let Cheese
bounce on the spring in one place and he will get the rings eventually.
-Round 2: The 26 rings are floating higher. Same idea, stay in one place and
keep Cheese overhead you in one place, use the A button to spring Cheese 
higher to get the rings.
-Round 3: A balloon is added. The balloon will push Cheese higher up is he
hits it from above, and it will make him fall faster downward if he hits it
from below. You\'ll need to start bouncing Cheese on Cream\'s head from this
point on. When the balloon is close to you overhead, just bounce Cheese on
Cream\'s head until it passes, then launch Cheese to the rings with the spring,
repeat the process until all rings are gone. Be careful when you bounce Cheese
on Cream\'s head though, if you aren\'t directly under Cheese, he might fall
onto the ground and lose a life. Remember, CHEESE CAN PASS THROUGH THE HANDLE
OF THE SPRING AND LOSE A LIFE!
-Round 4: The rings are pushed higher, there are two balloons, and one of the
rings is worth 10 now. You WILL need to use the B button to catch Cheese in
this round, as Cheese will fly around very fast if he hits the balloons. Use
same technique as in Round 3.

That all there is to the game. Oh, you get 2 lives as well. Have fun!

There is a store in the Tiny Chao Garden, you can access it by pressing the L
button. Here\'s a list of what they have. INCOMPLETE!

#-------------------------#-----------------#--------------------------------#
|       -Item Name-       |      -Cost-     |         -What it does-         |
#-------------------------#-----------------#--------------------------------#
|      Orange Fruit       |     30 Rings    |      Feed it to your Chao      |
#-------------------------#-----------------#--------------------------------#
|       Blue Fruit        |     60 Rings    |      Feed it to your Chao      |
#-------------------------#-----------------#--------------------------------#
|     Rose-like Fruit     |     55 Rings    |      Feed it to your Chao      |
#-------------------------#-----------------#--------------------------------#
|    Green Apple Fruit    |     50 Rings    |      Feed it to your Chao      |
#-------------------------#-----------------#--------------------------------#
|     Triangle Fruit      |     30 Rings    |      Feed it to your Chao      |
#-------------------------#-----------------#--------------------------------#
|       Pear Fruit        |     30 Rings    |      Feed it to your Chao      |
#-------------------------#-----------------#--------------------------------#
|       Apple Fruit       |     30 Rings    |      Feed it to your Chao      |
#-------------------------#-----------------#--------------------------------#
|        Trumpet          |    1000 Rings   |   Your Chao will play with it  |
#-------------------------#-----------------#--------------------------------#

#-----#
|Items|
#-----#

There are some item boxes in the game, and when you break them, they give you
things that will help you in your mission.

- +5 Rings box, open to gain 5 rings instantly.
- +10 Rings box, open to gain 10 rings instantly.
- Random Ring box, open to receive a random amount of rings, from one ring to
  fifty rings or more.
- Shield box, open to receive a green sheild that will protect you until you
  get hit once, then it will disappear.
- Magnetic Sheild box, open to receive a blue magnetic sheild that will
  protect you until you get hit once, then it will disappear. And as long as
  you have the Magnetic Sheild on, nearby rings will automatically come
  to you.
- Speed Shoes box, gain super speed for a short amount of time.
- Invincibilty box, become invincible for a short while, nothing will hurt
  you and you can kill badniks just by touching them.
- 1-up box, gain and extra life.

#------------#
|Point System|
#------------#

Point don\'t really do anything, but if you get a multiple of 50 000 of them,
you get a 1-up! Whoo! So here\'s a list of what gives you pints and how much.

-You get 100 points for defeating one Badnik.
-You get 100 points for every ring you are holding with you when you pass the
 finish line. (Example: You pass the finish line with 43 rings, you\'ll get
 4300 points. 43 x 100 = 4300)
-You get 200 points if you use Sonic\'s Slide Attack to pass the finish line.
-You get 200 points if you use Knuckles\' Double Punch attack to pass finish
 line.
-You get 300 - 800 points depending how fast you are going when you use a
 Turbo attack (When you have after images behind you, and you press B to get
 past finish line.)
-You get 300 points if you Spin Dash past the finish line.
-You get 300 points if you are jogging past the finish line.
-You get 500 points if you are running past the finish line.
-You get 800 points if you are running at hyper speed and pass the the finish
 line.
-You get 100 points if you stop on the red colored ground by pushing back
 when you pass the finish line.
-You get 500 points if you stop on the blue colored ground by pushing back
 when you pass the finish line.
-You get 800 points if you stop on the yellow colored ground by pushing back
 when you pass the finish line.
-You get 1000 points for every Special Ring you hold when you pass the finish
 line.
-You get 10 000 points if you pass the finish line while holding all seven
 Special Rings.
-You get 80 000 points if you complete the level in under 1 minute.
-You get 5000 points if you complete the level in 1 - 2 minutes.
-You get 3000 points if you complete the level in 2 - 3 minutes.
-You get 2000 points if you complete the level in 3 - 4 minutes.
-You get 1000 points if you complete the level in 4 - 5 minutes.
-You get 500 points if you complete the level in 5 - 6 minutes.
-You get 80 000 points if you defeat a boss in under 30 seconds.
-You get 50 000 points if you defeat a boss in 30 seconds - 1 minute.
-You get 5000 points if you defeat a boss in 1 minute - 1 and a half minutes.
-You get 4000 points if you defeat a boss in 1 and a half minutes - 2 minutes.
-You get 3000 points if you beat a boss in 2 - 3 minutes.
-You get 2000 points if you beat a boss in 3 - 4 minutes.
-You get 1000 points if you beat a boss in 4 - 5 minutes.
-You get 500 points if you beat a boss in 5 - 6 minutes.
-You get 100 points for every ring you are holding when your in a Special
 Stage. (Example: 300 rings will give you 30 000 points, 300 x 100.)
-You get 10 000 points if you complete a Special Stage and get a Chaos
 Emerald.

#-------#
|Secrets|
#-------#

Unlock Cream, Tails and Knuckles
--------------------------------

-To unlock Cream, beat Egg Hammertank II in Leaf Forest.
-To unlock Tails, beat Egg Totem in Music Plant.
-To unlock Knuckles, beat Egg Saucer in Sky Canyon.

Unlock Amy
----------

-Beat the game with all characters, each character must have gained all seven
 Chaos Emeralds as well.

Unlock Boss Option in Time Attack
---------------------------------

-Beat the game with any three characters, each having all seven Chaos
 Emeralds.

Unlock Sound Test
-----------------

-Beat the game with any two characters, each having all seven Chaos Emeralds.

Unlock Tiny Chao Garden
-----------------------

Beat the game with any one character, that character having all seven Chaos
Emeralds.

Unlock Truth Area 53
-------------------

There is no definite answer to this. Each game pack has the requirements for
Truth Area 53 randomized. But you MUST get all seven Chaos Emeralds for either
one character, two characters, three characters, four characters or all five.
When it\'s just one character needed, it\'s always Sonic.

#-------------#
|Miscellaneous|
#-------------#

Here is where I put all the stuff that doesn\'t fit in any category. Special
Stages, Enemies list, Records and How You Can Help are being stored here.

--->Special Stages<---

After getting all seven Special Rings in an act, you can go into the Special
Stage at the end. The Special Stages are different than the ones in Sonic
Advance 1. Instead of going through a tube on a snowboard gathering rings, you
are running on a flat platform gathering rings, while avoiding the green robot
Zero, who takes ten of your rings if he hits you. Remember, if you can keep
getting rings one after another, you\'ll have a number followed by an \"X\" above
your head. This means when you grab the next ring, it will multiply its worth
by that number. For example, if the number \"X4\" is above your head, it will
multiply your next rings by 4. Keep getting rings one after another to make
the chain bigger and rack up more rings. There are also arrows and circles on
the ground. Hitting an arrow will boost your speed a lot. Hitting a circle
will throw you high into the air. The arrow beside you indicates which
direction and Zero is and how close he is. A Green arrow means he is far away.
A Yellow arrow means he\'s close. A Red arrow means he\'s right beside you. You
only have a certain amount of time, so be quick! In all Special Stages, you
need to collect 300 rings to get the Chaos Emerald. You can also jump in the
Special Stages.

--->Sound Test<---

After beating the game with two characters, both characters also having the
Seven Chaos Emeralds, Sound Test will appear under Options. Here I\'ll list the
songs\' names and numbers, so you can easily remember which is your favorite
and you can find it easily.

1.  Opening
2.  Title
3.  Character Select
4.  Zone Select
5.  Zone 1-1
6.  Zone 1-2
7.  Zone 2-1
8.  Zone 2-2
9.  Zone 3-1
10. Zone 3-2
11. Zone 4-1
12. Zone 4-2
13. Zone 5-1
14. Zone 5-2
15. Zone 6-1
16. Zone 6-2
17. Zone 7-1
18. Zone 7-2
19. Final Zone
20. Boss
21. Boss-Pinch
22. Knuckles Boss
23. 7-Boss
24. 7-Boss-Pinch
25. Final Boss
26. Final Boss-Pinch
27. Act Clear
28. Boss Clear
29. Final Clear
30. Game Over
31. Unrival
32. Drown
33. 1_up
34. Demo 1
35. Demo 2
36. Zone Select 2
37. In SP Stage 
38. SP Stage
39. SP Stage-Pinch
40. Achievement
41. SP Clear
42. SP Result 1
43. SP Result 2
44. SP Result 3
45. Final Ending
46. Staff Roll
47. Message
48. Time Attack 1
49. Time Attack 2
50. Time Attack 3
51. Options
52. VS Wait
53. VS 1
54. VS 2
55. VS 3
56. VS 4
57. VS End
58. Zone Select 3
59. Extra Demo 1
60. Extra Demo 2
61. Extra Zone
62. Extra Clear
63. Extra Ending

--->Dialect<---

This is where you can view the small amount of words they say in the game. Its
barely anything though, so I wouldn\'t spend to much time reading something
that is in-game. Words between parenthises show what the picture looks like.

After Sonic saves Cream:

(Cream and Cheese are looking at Sonic)

Cream: Wow! Your the famous Mr. Sonic!?

(Cream bows to Sonic)

Cream: Thank you very much for saving me!

Sonic: What a polite girl...

(Sonic starts to run off but Cream puts out her hand and a kind of \"Wait!\"
motion)

Sonic: See ya later! And don\'t get caught again!

Cream: Oh! Wait a minute!

(Cream has a frustrated look on her face and Cheese is looking at her)

Cream: Mom\'s still in trouble... I need to go help her!

After Sonic saves Tails:

(Tails has a bit of an embarassed look on his face)

Tails: Thanks Sonic!

(Sonic is thinking and Tails is stand behind him)

Tails: Eggman just came out of nowhere...

Sonic: Eggman... what is he plotting this time?

(Sonic starts to run off)

Sonic: I gotta hurry. See ya, Tails!

Tails: Huh!?

(Tails is reaching out for Sonic motioning \"Wait up!\")

Tails: Sonic! Wait for me!

After Sonic saves Knuckles:

(Sonic and Knuckles are standing there, with kind of embarrased looks on their
faces)

Knuckles: You know, the strangest thing just happened...

(Sonic is seen yelling at Knuckles angrily, and Knuckles puts his hand up in
front of him in defense)

Sonic: You let Eggman dupe you... again!

Knuckles: Leave me alone!

(Sonic starts to run off waving to Knuckles)

Sonic: Whatever, see ya Knuckles!

Knuckles: H, hey!

(Knuckles has a determined look on his face)

Knuckles: Grr... I won\'t let Eggman get away with this!

--->Records<---

Here is a list of records for people who have gotten high scores, incredible
times and loads of rings in the game. You can submit your Records too! Simply
e-mail them to me, [email protected], and give me your records, with a
screenshot of proof if your using the ROM, which hopefully your not, or you
can AIM me with them, Junkkid52. Also give your name or screen-name. State the
character you used as well. No using save-state if your using the ROM! That
would be cheap! Onto the list!

***Records for the best time in a level***

-0:49:58, set by myself, I used the character Sonic, Leaf Forest Act 1 level.

***Records for the best time beating a boss***

-0:13:77, set by Ben, he used the character Cream, Boss: Egg Hammertank II.

-0:20:03, set by myself, I used the character Sonic, Boss: Egg Bomber Tank.

-0:32:63, set by Blaze the Echidna, he used the character Amy, Boss: Egg
Hammertank II.

***Records for the largest amount of rings obtained in one act***

-225, set by Ben, he used the character Sonic, in Hot Crater Act 1.

-194, set by Ben, he used the character Sonic, in Leaf Forest Act 2.

***Records for the largest amount of rings obtained in a Special Stage***

-936, set by Ben, the character he used is unknown as of yet, in the Hot
Crater Special Stage.

-639, set by Kanakotka, he used the character Knuckles, in the Sky Canyon
Special Stage.

-629, set by myself, I used the character Sonic, in the Music Plant Special
Stage.

***Records for people who scored the x9 multiplier in a Special Stage***

-x9, set by myself, I used the character Sonic, in the Music Plant Special
Stage.

-x9, set by Kanakotka, he used Knuckles, in Ice Paradise Special Stage.

***Records for best score in one level***

None Yet.

**Records for best score through-out the entire game, from Leaf Forest to XX**

None Yet.

--->How you can help<---

You want to give some info for my guide? Well, you can! If you can give me the
information I request for, I\'ll give you a spot in the Credits section,
located conveiniently below. I might find info out before so you won\'t get a
spot in the Credits section if someone else gives methe info or I find it
myself before you. Here\'s what I need:

-Gameshark Codes.
-Records, new records are always welcome.
-Anything else you know that I don\'t have in this guide would be nice.

Thanks!

#-------#
|Credits|
#-------#

- To Insanesonikkufan, for knowing that Sonic and Amy can jump off the end
  of rails, and for telling me that you get different sets of points when you
  beat bosses. Thanks!

- To Robert Salander for telling my you get 80 000 points if you beat a level
  in under 30 seconds, not 10 000 points. Thanks!

- To Kanakotka for telling me that how many Chaos Emeralds needed to get to
  Truth Area 53 is randomized between each game pak. And that x9 is the max
  you can score in a Special Stage. Thanks!

- To Mark for telling me a strategy on Egg Mechazoid for Tails, and for
  submitting his amazing record. Thanks!

- To Oppolo for helping me with the storyline. Thanks!

- To all the sites for putting up my FAQ on their site. Thanks!

- To Sonic Team for making one of the best Sonic Games yet!

- To me for making this FAQ. You better like my FAQ I put so much work into OR
I\'LL KILL YOU! Just kidding!

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