Sonic CD

Sonic CD Achievements

Treasure Hunter

Collect all the Time Stones

To collect a Time Stone, you will need to finish a Special Stage. In order to get to a Special Stage, you will need to finish any Zone 1 or Zone 2 with at least 50 coins. Once you see the sign with Dr. Eggman giving a thumbs down on it, you should see a giant floating coin behind it. Jump through that coin. It will take you to a Special Stage. 

I would highly recommend backing out of the game at this point in time, and copying your file to a memory stick or any other storage device. It is very, very easy to run out of time on the Special Stages, and when you do, the game saves automatically and pushes you to the next stage. If you copy your file to another storage device, at this point you can just back out of the game, recopy your copied save to the storage device that you play the game on, and play the Special Stage over again.

Once you start the Special Stage, you will notice there are a lot of flying UFOs. You will need to jump into all of the flying UFOs in order to destroy them and finish the stage. If your timer falls below twenty seconds, you will notice a new UFO in the middle of the stage with red lights. Go over to that UFO and destroy it to have your timer bumped up by 30 seconds. The timer UFO respawns every time your timer falls below 20 seconds, so you can continuously bump up your timer until you finish the level. You can get Time Stones on any Zone 1 or Zone 2 levels. There are 14 possible chances to get the 7 Time Stones, so don't fret if you miss a chance to get a Time Stone or two.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by mjc0961
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 10:22:02 AM


I was never able to do that without cheating.

Comment #2 by SonikkuHedgehog
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 11:34:02 AM

Well now's the time to "step it up".

Comment #3 by linktriforce007
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 02:03:13 PM

Figured as much. Knew it was coming.

Comment #4 by Kahn13
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 07:11:52 PM

This one was a given. It's not overly difficult to achieve though; just need to be patient, watch where you jump and if the timer reaches (I think) the 20 second mark - RETREAT to where the blue UFO is.

Comment #5 by mjc0961
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 01:44:37 AM

@4: And then fail because those bastard UFOs always fly away at the last second, including the time bonus UFO.

Comment #6 by Kahn13
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 01:59:58 AM

@5: Normal UFO's do yes. Time UFO's on the other hand are slow and VERY hard to miss no matter which special stage you are up to. It's really NOT impossible. They all have a certain pattern and area they float within and for most of the stages they can be taken out by timing it right (usually when their inside colours show up).

Comment #7 by sonicmasterrules
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 04:39:07 AM

If you exit from a special stage before the timer runs out, it will keep the save within the special stage. Abuse this, exiting when you have around 5 lot so seconds left, should have them pretty quick this way

Comment #8 by willieslick
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 @ 12:09:09 PM

This is a doozie... but ill be damned if I don't get it

Comment #9 by willieslick
Thursday, May 23, 2013 @ 12:38:31 PM

Ok so I got this Achievement....
Honestly I thought the hardest part was holding onto 50 rings until the end of the Level, because sonic CD is filled with deathtraps..
Heres what you need to do to get this Achievement no questions asked....

First, Collect 50 rings and hold onto them until the end of the Act, and Enter the special stage... Jump through all the UFO's (usually 6 in total)
If you are low on time and still have a few UFO's to collect, Exit to main menu and your game will be saved within the Special Stage, so try again until you get it. but keep a close eye on your time.
I made a mistake and Missed Time Stone 5 because my timer ran too low (it will autosave instantly)... I started to freak out because if you miss a time Stone, it will skip from 5 (the one I missed) to 6,

Comment #10 by willieslick
Thursday, May 23, 2013 @ 12:43:44 PM


I thought I would have to restart the game and collect them in order....
But that's ok, Have no fear, After you complete the full cycle of Special Stages (finish the ones after the ones you miss), The one you missed will come back around..

Special Stages 5 and 7 are the hardest, and I would advise going over the levels a few times and working up a strategy... Because the UFOs will always float in the same directions... So if you study the stage enough, you can work up a solid way to collect them all fairly quick ( I would advise this for #7)


I hope this comes in handy for someone who is having trouble.


Comment #11 by PsychicPsycho 0
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 04:37:52 PM

to 7: I did this as well when I went for it, although I exited when under 10 seconds, unless I was going to get the time ufo soon.

I never played this game until I got it from XBL. My first playthrough I only got 1, and failed at least 5 others.

For my second, I reset as mentioned and got them after more practice.

I noticed that most stages had 1 or more UFOs that could be taken out at the start reliably, since they usually follow the same movement. Also try using the fans to hit them, although don?t try to use them constantly.

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US December 14, 2011
Europe December 14, 2011

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