Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Achievement Guide - Every Point Counts

There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points.
 Complete the Game (25 points)
Finish the game.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is divided up into 6 different Zones with 2 Acts apiece. The game is considered to be the shortest out of all the Sonic games on Genesis. If you get stuck, ask for help on the forums or look up a FAQ. One particular point in the game you may get stuck is in Carnival Night Zone, Act 2. You will end up on a red and white spinning cylinder. Press Up and Down on the control pad until you are able to jump into the next location. Other than that, you should have no problem at all! Remember, SAVE OFTEN!

 Fast Freeze (25 points)
Complete the Icecap Zone.

See "Complete the Game."

 Complete Chaos (25 points)
Collect all seven Chaos Emeralds.

In any act of any zone, be on the look out for giant spinning rings. They are usually behind hidden walls, high up in little nooks, or you may have to spin dash through rocks or anything in your way. There are many spinning rings throughout the game, but look out for most of them in Angel Island Zone. As soon as you enter one, SAVE your game as this will make your life much easier. Collect all the blue spheres to get the Chaos Emerald. An easier way to collect the spheres is to run around the outer edge of large groups of them, like described in the Points III achievement tip. Collect all 7 before the end of the game for the achievement.

 Points III (25 points)
Score 80,000 points.

Might seem very difficult but you could possibly unlock this in the first Zone. When looking for the Giant rings to enter the Chaos Emerald stages. Try to collect the spheres in a perfect square. Once around the the blue sphere squares, rings will appear. If you collect all possible rings in a Chaos Emerald Bonus Stage, you will get a “Perfect.” Once you get the Chaos Emerald, you will be awarded 50,000 points for the Perfect. Now you can do this again in another Bonus stage or simply play through the game and you should have no problem attaining 80,000 no further than the Second Zone.

 Marble Finishes (15 points)
Finish the Marble Garden Zone.

See "Complete the Game."

 Wet Feet (15 points)
Run across water.

You will get this during one of the Acts on Hydrocity Zone without even doing anything.

 Wet and Wild (15 points)
Finish the Hydrocity Zone.

See "Complete the Game."

 Points II (15 points)
Score 40,000 points.

See "Points III."

 Chaotic (10 points)
Collect a Chaos Emerald.

See "Complete Chaos."

 Halfway there... (10 points)
Collect 50 rings.

Simply collect 50 rings without hitting any enemies.

 Goodie Gumballs (10 points)
Get a blue gumball.

In every level there are checkpoint posts, in which if you die you will be start at this point on your next life. If you happen to have 50 rings on you when you pass these posts, a ring of stars should appear above the post. Jump into this to get the Gumball Machine Bonus Stage. Keep hitting the Gumball Switch until you see the Blue (Bubble) Gumball and grab it. Achievement unlocked.

 Points I (10 points)
Score 20,000 points.

See "Points III."


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