Turn on Debug mode and exit by holding Y and B, then press A to Access the 'Level Select' screen. It's a cheat in-game yup. Then perform a spindash to kill the Badnik that spawns from it. You will have to input the following cheats using the controller. Stop the spindash, let another Badnik come out, then kill it with the spindash.
Unlock Alternate Song in Opening Cutscene: If you leave the game idle and let the intro cutscene play through once you will discover when the cutscene plays for a second time you will hear an alternate song. You can also unlock some new moves like the Drop Dash which is performed by holding up and then performing a jump. On Playstation, hold down Square. Pinball Bonus Stage in Mania Mode In Mania Mode, collect all 32 gold medals from the Blue Sphere Bonus Stages. Super Peel Out: Collect 1 medal. I was trying X + A.
Simply access that as described and voila — a sound test! For example, 1989-05-01 appears to be a date, like how 1992-11-24 was the release date of Sonic 2. There are seven emeralds in total, and once you get them all you should go and complete the final zone of the game. Go to sound test and play the following sounds to enable the desired code. Well, in the description there's using the keyboard version. The cheat codes were by Sonic Stadium.
Debug Mode always Level Select like Sonic 1-3 style on No Save Mode, so it's an in-game cheat yeah? But what is the significance of some of the numbers? The subreddit for Sega's mascot and all-around cool blue guy. Garden sound test You don't have to unlock these Medals in a single playthrough - instead, they are accumulated across all sessions. You now need to enter the code for the level select. But now fans have discovered that the game also includes cheat codes! Failure to source may result in your post getting removed. To unlock Debug Mode, you need to collect 16 medals through completing Get Blue Spheres stages, nailing them to get Silver or Gold Medals. This, again, is activated through the Extra Options menu.
Using these cheats, you can also unlock modes like the Knuckles and Knuckles mode, which pairs Knuckle with every character including Knuckles himself. To navigate the level select screen, use the d-pad. Turn that on and head to the No Save option. Try them for yourself and see if they work for you, and reply back with what they do and I'll update the list. From what we understand, they do not work on Encore mode, and some codes only work for Sonic.
If you have purchased the Encore or Sonic Mania Plus upgrades, note the following is the same as the base version released in 2017. To switch characters, press Square. To unlock them in Sonic Mania, you simply have to play the Get Blue Spheres mini game and get Silver or Gold medals for completing them. From there, you can go into the sound test and put in the following codes to get the different effects in the game. This one allows you to have Knuckles as your partner… even if you are Knuckles already.
Thanks to for the tip. If you have entered the code correctly you will hear a chime as confirmation. Note of the above appears to work in 'Encore' mode. I had approximately 10 at the end of my playthrough and only had 4 emeralds so you don't need many. Thanks to reader lanerobertlane for the tip.
We'd recommend at least playing through some of Sonic Mania before reading on for spoiler purposes, and to read up on how to master to unlock and see everything on offer. Sonic Mania is one of the more traditional game in that sense that not only it sports a retro art style with gameplay tied to the classic games, it also features cheat codes that can be used to unlock some features in the actual game. The level select contains ways to access all of the zones in the game, plus a sound test and access to special zones. Unlock Level Select and Sound Test: On Mania mode highlight 'No Save' and press X to go to 'Options'. If you've completed the game, with all medallions and emeralds found, then you can do this cheat.