Sonic 2 Cheat Codes: Best Secrets And Cheats You Need To Know

This guide contains Sonic the Hedgehog 2 cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips. We will continue to update this page as we discover new cheats and tips.

So keep reading to find the best Sonic 2 cheat codes and cheat codes

Sonic 2 Secrets

Some secrets of Sonic 2 and how to unlock them:

1. Level Select

  • To access level select, go down past 2 Player Vs and select Options on the title screen.
  • Hover over Sound Test, then play the numbers 19, 65, 09, and 17. If you did everything correctly, you should hear a sound effect similar to collecting a ring.
  • Then, while still on Sound Test, press Start to return to the Title Screen.
  • If you press Start while in Player Select, you will skip the title screen and will be unable to use the level select option.
  • When you get to the title screen, select 1 Player, hold A, and press Start.
  • This will bring up a Level Select screen, where you can select a level and press Start to begin working on it.

2. Debug

  • To enable Debug Mode, use the above cheat code to open the level select screen and play the following sounds in the following order: 1, 9, 9, 2, 1, 1, 2, 4. If you did everything correctly, you should hear a sound effect similar to picking up a ring, after which you should hold A and press Start before selecting your level.
  • When you enter a level, you will notice that your score contains random numbers and letters, indicating that you are in Debug Mode.
  • To begin using Debug Mode on a level, press B to transform Sonic or Tails (whichever character you’re controlling) into a random sprite from the zone you’re in.
  • Use the directional buttons on the D-pad to move the sprite around, then press C to place that sprite in your current location.
  • To change the sprite you’re currently using, press A, and you’ll be able to cycle through the sprites available on the zone you’re playing on. If you press B while a sprite is selected, you will revert to Sonic or Tails.

3. Secret Ending For Tails

  • If you beat the game with Tails instead of Sonic, a secret ending for Tails will be unlocked.
  • To play as Tails, go to the options menu (located on the Title Screen under 2 Player Vs) and select Tails Alone under Player Select.

Sonic 2 Best Cheats

The cheat codes listed below are for Game Genie. You can use these on a Sega Genesis with a Game Genie device, or on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie Device, you can always look for one on Amazon.

Cheat EffectCheat Code
Become Super Sonic With 0 EmeraldsACZT-CACA / ACZT-CACN
Become Super Sonic With 5 RingsA0ZT-CACJ / A0ZT-CACN
Invisible SonicR0TA-DERP
Jump A Lot HigherEBVT-CAE2 / EBVT-CAE2
Jump Really HighCBVT-CAE2 / CBVT-CAE2
Play Normal Level Music When Super SonicADFT-8AF6
Sonic Doesn’t Lose Rings When HitATTT-CA4W / ATTT-CA58
Sonic Stays Invincible
Note: You must first obtain Invincibility (Star)
Sonic Stays Invincible For A Longer Time After Getting Hit982T-CAF8 / 982T-CAGL
Super Sonic Doesn’t Use RingsACZT-CAFY / K4ZT-CA92
Tails Doesn’t Lose Rings When HitATTT-CA5G / ATTT-CA6W
Turn On DebuggerAE7T-AAE2
Player 1 – Each Ring Gives You 2 RingsSAST-DJ1A / SATA-DJTJ
Player 1 – Each Ring Gives You 5 RingsSAST-DY1A / SATA-DYTJ
Player 1 – Each Ring Gives You 8 RingsSAST-DA1A / SATA-DATJ
Player 1 – Start With 5 LivesAY8A-AAD2 / AY8A-AADN
Player 1 – Start With 7 LivesA68A-AAD2 / A68A-AADN
Player 1 – Start With 9 LivesBE8A-AAD2 / BE8A-AADN
Player 1 – Start With 25 LivesDE8A-AAD2 / DE8A-AADN
Player 1 – Start With 50 LivesGJ8A-AAD2 / GJ8A-AADN
Player 1 – Start With 75 LivesKN8A-AAD2 / KN8A-AADN
Player 1 – Start With 99 LivesNN8A-AAD2 / NN8A-AADN
Player 1 – Infinite LivesJW3A-CA4J / JW3A-CA4Y
Player 2 – Each Ring Gives You 2 RingsSATA-DJVW / SATA-DJW8
Player 2 – Each Ring Gives You 5 RingsSATA-DYVW / SATA-DYW8
Player 2 – Each Ring Gives You 8 RingsSATA-DAVW / SATA-DAW8
Player 2 – Start With 5 LivesAY8A-AAD8 / AY8A-AADW
Player 2 – Start With 7 LivesA68A-AAD8 / A68A-AADW
Player 2 – Start With 9 LivesBE8A-AAD8 / BE8A-AADW
Player 2 – Start With 25 LivesDE8A-AAD8 / DE8A-AADW
Player 2 – Start With 50 LivesGJ8A-AAD8 / GJ8A-AADW
Player 2 – Start With 75 LivesKN8A-AAD8 / KN8A-AADW
Player 2 – Start With 99 LivesNN8A-AAD8 / NN8A-AADW
Player 2 – Infinite LivesJXGA-CA7G / JXGA-CA7W

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These were all the cheats you need to know. We have also discussed all the secrets and how to unlock them. We hope you found this guide helpful.

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