Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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  • Bonus levels and Chaos Emeralds

    Successfully complete a level with 50 rings, and a giant ring will appear behind the end sign. Jump into the giant ring to advance to a bonus level. A Chaos Emerald will be at the end of all bonus levels.

  • Play as Super Sonic

    Collect all seven Chaos Emeralds. Then, enter any level, and collect 50 rings to be able to transform into Super Sonic.

  • Alternate ending and Episode 2 preview

    Collect all seven Chaos Emeralds in the Special Stages to unlock an alternate ending and Episode 2 preview.

  • Alternate ending poses

    During the ending sequence, collect all the rings, and Sonic will do his fist pump pose from Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 ending sequence, or turn into Super Sonic if you also have all seven Chaos Emeralds.

  • Infinite lives

    Play the Casino Street Zone. Run through the level, and activate the slot machines to get extra lives. Once you get the desired number of lives, pause the game, and leave the level to save those lives. When you want more lives, restart the level, and repeat the process as many times as desired.

  • Infinite chances in Emerald Zone

    Get 50 coins, and finish an Act. Jump into the giant ring immediately after the Dr. Eggman sign. Try to get the emerald. If you are about to run out of time or hit the exclamation circle, pause the game, and retry. You will only restart the Emerald Zone. You can do this as many times as desired.

  • Always get a jackpot

    Enter a slot machine as Super Sonic to always get a jackpot.

  • Avatar Awards

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding Avatar Award:

      Sonic costume (body): Collect seven Chaos Emeralds, then defeat the final Boss again.
      Sonic costume (head): Collect all rings during the final stage's ending.

  • Easy "Ring Collector" achievement

  • Easy "Speed's My Game" achievement

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      The Story Begins (5 points): Clear Splash Hill Zone, Act 1.
      Crush Dr. Eggman (5 points): Defeat a boss for the first time.
      The First Chaos Emerald (5 points): Acquire a Chaos Emerald.
      Enemy Hunter (10 points): Defeat 1,000 enemies.
      Golden Flash (10 points): Clear all Acts as Super Sonic.
      All Stages Cleared! (10 points): Defeat the final boss and view the ending.
      Contender (10 points): Upload your recorded scores and clear times for all stages.
      Ring Collector (15 points): Collect all the Rings in 'Special Stage 1' and Clear the stage.
      Immortal (25 points): Build up 99 or more extra lives.
      Super Sonic Genesis (30 points): Acquire all seven Chaos Emeralds.
      Speed's My Game (35 points): Clear Splash Hill Zone Act 1 in less than a minute.
      Untouchable (40 points): Clear the E.G.G. Station Zone without taking any damage.

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