Sonic CD - Achievement Guide - Every Point Counts

There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points.
 88 Miles per Hour (5 points)
Travel through time

You can get this achievement on any Zone 1 or Zone 2 level in the game. The easiest way I've discovered to get this achievement is to find a past sign on a level, and then to find a vertical yellow or red bumper. Enter the spin dash attack mode by holding +. When you spin dash, you automatically enter the time travel mode. You will know this is happening because Sonic will be surrounded by a shimmering force field. Spin dash onto one of the vertical bumpers and just bounce up and down until you travel through time.

 Just one hug is enough (5 points)
Get a hug from Amy

This achievement is automatically obtained at the end of Stardust Speedway Zone 3.

 Paradise Found (5 points)
Complete a zone in the Good Future

In order to obtain this achievement, you will need to travel to the past in a Zone 1 or Zone 2, destroy the robot generator and the Metal Sonic hologram, and then travel to the future. Once you travel to the future, you will need to finish the level while still in the future.

 Take the High Road (10 points)
Pass the upper Signpost in Collision Chaos Zone 2

Once you get to the Collision Chaos Zone 2 level, there will be two different goal signs that you can pass. One will be on the lowest ground floor of the level, and the other will be on a higher raised ledge. You will need to pass the higher goal sign in order to obtain this achievement. Use the guides here to identify which paths you need to take.

 King of the Rings (10 points)
Collect 200 Rings

I would recommend attempting this achievement in one of the earlier Zone 1 or Zone 2 levels. The later levels have difficult enemies to kill who will easily knock your rings everywhere. The also have many more sets of spikes. I would recommend taking a look over the Zone 1 and Zone 2 level maps for Palmtree Panic and Collision Chaos using this guide and deciding which level you think you could gather 200 coins without hitting an enemy or a level trap such as spikes. Remember that the past, present, and future all have their own sets of coins and that changing time periods does not rid you of the coins you have already gathered.

Once you have figured out which level you wish to play, you will need to find the past sign on that level, and to travel to the past. Refer to 88 Miles per Hour to see an easy way to travel to the past on any level. Once you have traveled to the past, find the robot generator and destroy it. Once the robot generator is destroyed, all enemies on that stage will no longer be on that stage. After you destroyed the robot generator you should be able to find all 200 coins while staying in the past. Remember, the coin boxes hold 10 coins. Take your time now that all the enemies are gone and continue to use the map provided by the link above to know where all the coins in the stage are. Do not forget that there are 10 minute limits for each stage.

 Statue Saviour (10 points)
Find the angel statue in Wacky Workbench

The angel statue is only located in Wacky Workbench Zone 1's past. First, travel to the past from the present. In order to enter the room that the statue is located in, travel to the right side of the statue and jump over the ramp area. You will travel through the tunnel and enter the room with the statue.

Take a look at the map for Wacky Workbench Zone 1's past here. If you look about 1/4s of the way to the right from the start of the picture and then look down toward the bottom, you should see what looks like a small room with a green woman who is bending over and reaching her arm out. Just to the right of that room is a ramp with four coins above it and a speed shoe box to the right of it. If you jump directly over the striped part of the ramp, you should enter the tunnel leading to the room with the statue in it.

 Heavy Metal (15 points)
Defeat Metal Sonic without getting hurt

Take a look over the map for Stardust Speedway Zone 3 Good/Bad depending on which path you took. Remember several key factors about racing Metal Sonic. If you are behind Metal Sonic and see him bend over, he will soon start moving slowly with an electric force field around him. If you are in front of Metal Sonic, instead of placing an electric force field around himself he will move forward at a fast pace with a yellow aura. You can't get too far ahead of Metal Sonic. No matter how fast you move, he will catch up to you by using his yellow aura move. Metal Sonic does not ever jump. When he gets to spikes, he just goes through them. You can't just stay behind Metal Sonic the entire time and take over at the end of the race. Dr. Eggman follows you two while you're racing and gets closer and closer till he is right behind Metal Sonic. If Dr. Eggman gets directly above you, he will kill you instantly with his laser.

Once you start the level, grab the coins behind you. Walk over to the loop-de-loop, but do not go through it. Turn around, and go into the dash by holding +. Now let go of the dash and jump when you hit the top of the ramp that you are running on to jump onto a platform that has an extra life and a pair of speed shoes. Grab the speed shoes and make your way as far right as you can go at the moment. You'll be sitting there with Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman overhead. Stand against the wall and go into the dash move once again by holding +.

The second the wall opens, take off and jump when you start going up the first ramp you hit. You should launch pretty far, and now will land on another ramp, which you can once again launch far off of. Your speed shoes will have expired by this time so the rest of the level will consist of paying attention to where the spikes are and where Metal Sonic is adjacent to you. It's a short level and if you don't beat it the first time you can do it a couple of more times and memorize the level to make it easy. Once you get to the end of the level, the road will straighten out. When it straightens out, wait behind Metal Sonic until he activates his shock force field, and jump over him. You should have enough time while he's using his force field to make it to the finish line before him.

 All Stages Clear! (15 points)
Finish the game

This achievement will automatically unlock after you finish Metallic Madness Zone 3.

 Treasure Hunter (20 points)
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.

 Dr. Eggman Got Served (30 points)
Destroy Dr. Eggman's final machine

This achievement will automatically unlock after you beat Dr. Eggman during Metallic Madness Zone 3.

 Just in Time! (35 points)
Complete the Time Attack mode in under 25 minutes

You will need to enter the Time Attack mode and beat every stage in the game except for the Special Stages. After you beat all these stages, your timer needs to be below 25 minutes in order to unlock the achievement. Here are some Time Attack videos so you'll know the best routes for the levels.

 Saviour of the Planet (40 points)
Destroy all the robot teleporters and Metal Sonic holograms in the past

You will need to manually destroy all the robot generators and Metal Sonic holograms in the game. This means that you can't just use the Time Stones to destroy all of the generators and holograms. Remember that there are no Metal Sonic holograms on the Metallic Madness levels. Use the maps here to find the locations of all the robot generators and Metal Sonic holograms.


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