- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
- Offline: 34 (1000 )
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000 : 5-10 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of achievements that can be missed: None
- Glitched achievements: Yes
- Do cheat codes disable achievements: No
- Does skill level affect achievements? Yes

This game is extremely easy with the exception to one achievement, Yatta!. All cheats used in the achievement guide work and don't disable achievements. I have given this game a difficulty of 3/10 because almost all of the achievements can be obtained very easily without prior knowledge of the Genesis games.

While none of the actual Genesis Titles have glitches in their games, Blast Processing and the Only in the '80s contain a minor glitch. Both of these achievements say "Play all" of a selected group of games. The description states that you only need to play them all, but you actually need to play them all in one sitting without turning off your Xbox.

Step #1: Playing the Genesis Titles
The first thing you will want to do is complete all of the Genesis title achievements. There are 29 of them and there is no order that you must play them in, but I will split the titles into three groups: Easy, Time Consuming, and Tough, so you can plan out which ones to play first.

Tip #1:
When you see a game at the start screen, some games have an options menu. Go to the options and crank the difficulty down to easy, (or very easy for columns) and set your lives to the max. This will help in games such as Decap attack where you have to actually play into the game long enough.
Tip #2:
Use the save feature effectively!(Press back, then press save game) There is certain games (such as Columns and Dr. Robotnik’s M.B.M) that really get frustrating if you don’t save frequently and effectively.
Tip #3:
Who said cheaters never win? Use as much cheats as you can during this game. It’ll help you most in Comix Zone. If you see that cheats aren’t working for you, make sure you adjust the controls to “Sega” (this is for Vectorman)

Easy: Get Rich, Enter the Beast, Stealing Points, Hardly a Hero, Communication is Key, Getting Chicks, Garden Gnomes, Saved by Magic, Twinkle Twinkle, True Ninja Skills, Complete Chaos, Can You Dig It?.

Time Consuming: Holy Water, Easy as Pie, Get Ahead, Taste Like Tuna, Suit up, Don't Get Lost, Tower Up, TGIF, A Different Tail, Flicky to the Rescue, Three Times a Charm, Super Charged.

Tough: Don't Die, Lots of Zeros, Get to the Chopper, Good Day Mate.

I am creating a paragraph just for Yatta!, because it's one of those mysterious achievements that can either take you five minutes, or literally five hours depending on your luck with the AI. I would recommend going for this achievement last.

Conclusion: Five Remain
Once you've completed the Genesis title achievements, there will only be five achievements left. You will have already played 29 of the 40 games, so play the 11 games you haven't played yet to get Blast Processing. Next, view all the artwork and you will unlock Critique.

At this point you will only need to do a few more things to unlock Master the System, which will allow you to watch every video and unlock No Life, and finally play all of the unlocked arcade titles to grab Only in the '80s.
[x360a would like to thank Apple and InfernoII for this Road Map]

SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection Achievement Guide

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There are 34 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Alex Kidd: Collect 1,000 in currency

    Just punch/kick any enemy you see, and break open chests, as they both dispense coins. Do not bother doing the paper rock scissors mini-game, it will take you more time. Should have enough coins in the second level.

    You can also collect everything up to the end of the first level and die, then all the chests will have respawned. You can get 1,000 before using all your lives this way.
  • Alien Storm: Reach Mission 3 without losing a life

    At the title screen, go into options and set your lives to the max and difficulty to easy. Then beat the first two levels. I suggest using the robot, as he's a bit faster and stronger.
  • Altered Beast: Collect 100,000 pts or higher by the end of the first level

    Just finish the first level, making sure to kill all the blue wolves that give you power-ups. You will transform and then beating the boss should get you past 100,000 points.
  • The Story of Thor: Unlock the Water Spirit

    At the beginning press start to skip the 'cut scenes' (unless you don't want to.) Then head straight up. You will battle some enemies, then walk into the shack at the top of the screen. You will have a conversation, once done, head left, and keep going left until you enter the castle.

    Once in the castle head up, and take the door on the right, then you will come to a u shaped room, go across the bridge to the door on the left. Do this twice and you should be in the throne room.

    In the throne room talk to the king, he gives you a red key. Take the key and go back to the town you started in, then exit out of the town to the right. Head down and right until you have to go left. Then head left and you should see a bridge leading to the first dungeon. Walk up to the door to use the key to get in.

    Once inside kill enemies to get keys to open doors. Keep heading up and killing enemies. You will come to a room with water sweeping you backwards, here you have to repeatedly jump to keep going up. Once up you should fight a boss, just keep slashing him, and crouching when he jumps.

    After the boss battle, head up, press Y to open the door, and then go talk to the fairy, achievement unlocked!
  • Bonanza Brothers: Reach 40,000 points on the first level

    As soon as you start the game, head right, shooting the first cop. You will then see a cop standing behind a door, you can keep opening the door into the cop for 1,000 points. Move to the left to reset the door. Do this as much as you'd like until the achievement pops.
  • Columns: Get 20,000 points only on Easy Mode

    Go into the options menu, set the game to easy, and then once the game starts pick easy mode. Just keep connecting 3 or more of a kind up/down, left/right, or diagonal. The game gets kind of fast at one point, but then slows down again. Can be difficult, but try to keep from getting too high.

    When you get the 3 flashing pieces be sure to place them onto the pieces you have the most of, as they clear all of that color.
  • Comix Zone: Complete first episode

    This one can be tough, but not so much if use this cheat! Go the the Jukebox in the options menu. Then push B on these numbers: 3, 12,17,2, 2, 10, 2, 7, 7,11. You should hear a Kool-Aid Man-like "Oh Yeah" confirming the code. This gives you unlimited health. Just keep fighting everyone and advancing right until the achievement pops. You can still fall, so make sure to kill the flying enemy before the jump at the end of page one.
  • Decap Attack: Collect 5 Bonus Coins

    As soon at 1-1 starts, head left and attach the two statues. The head will give you a better attack. Keep looking everywhere for those statues, as when you break them sometimes, a coin will come out with a B on it. These are the coins you are looking for. Search very well before finishing each area. You should be able to get two in 1-1, one in 1-2 and two more in 1-3 for the achievement. The boss is pretty tough so you might want to avoid having to fight him.

    If you do get to the boss and beat him, you will need to spend coins to move to the next level, but they still count toward the achievement, so collect one or two more that you need in level two.
  • Ecco: Talk to another dolphin

    As soon as you start the game, head right until you see a dolphin, then press the sonar button (B) with your mouth aimed at the dolphin.
  • Ecco: The Tides of Time: Eat 200 fish

    Head right one screen, then you will see a school of tiny fish just after you enter the second screen. Keep going straight up and down and boosting to eat them. As soon as you finish your boost up, hold down and boost down. Takes about 5 minutes of this to unlock the achievement. The fish keep respawning, so you won't have to search for more.
  • E-SWAT: Obtain the Combat Suit (Complete Mission 2)

    In the first level just head right blasting enemies, then once it makes you go left carefully dodge the enemies fire from above. Right after this you will see enemies above you, press up and Y to jump higher to get to them. Then head right and drop off the building to fight a Helicopter boss.

    In level two on the escalator thing, go all the way right. Once there go left and take the first path all the way up. Once there go back down and take the first path you come to the right. You should find a spot you can High Jump (Up+Y) into. Then just go left, fall down, then right, rinse repeat, making sure to jump the gap all the way on the right to go to the next scene.

    In the next scene on the conveyor belts high jump over into the foreground on the second conveyor belt, then jump over the spikes to the right. You will then fight two armored guys. Duck the whole time and fire on the guy who spawns on the right. He will jump across the screen, follow him and keep shooting, crouched the whole time. He will blow up twice; the first time it's just his suit, the second time it's his death. Once he is dead, continue crouching and take out the other guy.
  • Fatal Labyrinth: Progress to the fifth level of the labyrinth

    My suggestion on this game is RUN! Run from all the monsters, and keep looking for the stairs. You may have to press X to open hidden doors if you are stuck in a black area. The stairs are mostly in the top right part of the stage, and you tend to spawn near the middle. If you get stuck walk against walls that are black to see if there is an opening, and you should find the stairs pretty quick. Once you go up 4 flights of stairs the achievement unlocks!
  • Flicky: Collect 80,000 points

    Run and grab as many chicks as you can avoiding cats. For extra points, run into whatever item is on the level (lamps, etc) and then press attack to kick the item at the cats. The easiest way to get this achievement is to finish the levels as quickly as possible with ALL of the chicks following you at the same time. Then get PERFECT on the bonus levels. Should take around 3 or 4 stages. Also, a tip for avoiding the cats is to always start going the opposite direction they start going. Example: if they start left, you start heading right.
  • Golden Axe: Collect 20 magic power-ups

    Whenever you see a tiny blue thief, hit them, and collect the blue vase that is thrown out. You should have collected 20 vases in about 3 levels.
  • Golden Axe II: Complete Tower Level

    Complete the first three levels to get this. If you are having trouble set your lives to max in the options, and use magic frequently. You have to do this on Normal or Hard, as Easy only lets you play the first 2 levels.
  • Golden Axe III: Use magic 10 times

    Use magic as soon as you get it from the little blue thieves and only use one vase at a time. Should have this in the middle of the third level, it unlocks as soon as you use ten.
  • TGIF



    Kid Chameleon: Collect Maniaxe

    The Maniaxe is a power up you get from hitting P blocks. You get it in the fourth stage. When you get the power-up you look like the SplatterHouse guy, just so you know.
  • Ristar: Collect 5 Yellow Stars

    Yellow stars are what give you health. You find them in chests, or certain walls you headbutt drop them. Keep opening chests you find, reaching in holes, and head butting walls. You should have this by the third level.
  • Yatta!



    Dr. Robotnik's M.B.M.: Complete the game

    Once you pick Scenario mode, hit continue. Then put in the code: Yellow, Has Bean, Blue, Blue. Has Bean is the character in the achievement picture. The easiest way to beat Robotnik is to save after every piece (press the Back button, and pick save) that way if you mess up you can reload your last save. I'd suggest using all 3 save slots in succession that way you can go back even further if you see something better you could have done. This is the hardest achievement in the game, good luck!

    The trick to beating him is using a cascade which will throw the black beans on his side of the screen. To do this, you need to clear a section and cause the pieces on top of it to fall and make another connection. In other words, if you make a connection of red pieces that have a purple piece on top, and that purple piece falls and makes a connection with other purple pieces, this will case a cascade on his side. Don't get discouraged if you get cascaded on, because making connections will eat away the black beans and possibly cause you to get extra cascades. Just try to stay calm as the game moves fast!
  • Shinobi III: Complete first level without using continues

    Go into options, set level to easy and shurikins to 70. Then complete the first level. I did it this way, and didn't even die. Just keep heading right and attacking anything that moves.

    Against the boss, he will leave himself open for a split second before attacking, so shoot him then. After, head away from him and jump back over him as he dashes across the screen. Rinse and repeat.
  • Sonic The Hedgehog: Obtain a Chaos Emerald

    Collect 50 rings during the first level, and keep them till the end. At the end of the level jump into the giant ring and then do a state save (Back button, save game) just in case you don't get it your first try. All you have to do is guide Sonic down, and to the left until you see an Emerald surrounded by colored gems. Try to make sonic land on a line of gems to clear them quickly, and hit the Chaos Emerald to unlock the achievement.
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3: Collect 100 rings with Tails anywhere on Angel Island Zone

    Start the game as Tails only, and collect 100 rings in the first zone avoiding getting hit by enemies. Easy as that.

    This does not count rings earned from the mini-games, only from rings on the screen or in the TV things.
  • Sonic 3D Flickies' Island: Rescue 20 Flickies.

    Flickies are inside enemies, just kill 20 enemies, collect the Flickies (birds) jumping around afterwords, and then take them to the giant ring teleporters. Once you find a giant ring, jump and grab it to save those Flickies, then stand under the ring to teleport. There are 5 Flickies you can have at a time, and 10 per level. Finish two levels with max Flickies to unlock the achievement.
  • Sonic Spinball: Get 10,000,000 points in the first level

    This should easily be gotten just by finishing the first level. Just make sure to hit as many switches as you can, and try not to die. The quicker you finish the level, the more points you get as well. Pretty easy, takes around 10 minutes of game play. Remember to save as you start to get more points.
  • Super Thunder Blade: Score over 1,500,000 points in the first level

    Set the game to easy and max lives in the options and then just blast enemies, you barely have to aim on easy mode and the achievement should be a piece of cake! Just avoid fire as much as possible, and fly close to the ground to shoot tanks. The level goes on for a while longer then you think, so don't panic if it doesn't unlock when you think it should. You should get it near the area when you start flying over water fighting the battleship.
  • Streets of Rage: Complete 1st Level using all 3 characters

    Set the game to easy and max lives, and then just finish the first level with the 3 characters. Just save once you finish the level with one charater, then reset the game and do the same with the others.
  • Streets of Rage 3: Unlock Roo the Kangaroo as a playable character

    Set the game to easy, and max lives, then finish the second level by only killing the clown boss, and not killing Roo. You can hurt him, just don't kill him. This doesn't unlock with the Up+B cheat code in the original, though you can still use it to play as Roo if you want.
  • VectorMan: Collect 500 photons

    Set the game to Lame (aka Easy) and max lives. Then keep collecting the photons that look like glowing * icons. It will take about 5 levels to get enough, but just keep blasting enemies and TV's to advance through the levels.

    You can get it much earlier if you "farm" before the time runs out. Enemies will respawn if you simply move the screen away from them. Find some birds and kill them, then move away and return and they will be back. Rinse and repeat until your time is running low, then finish the level.
  • VectorMan 2: Reach Scene 11

    Start the game, then pause and press: Up, Right, X, Y, X, Down, Left, X, Down, Start. Then select Dig 2, and the achievement should unlock with no real effort!
  • Play all MEGA DRIVE™ Titles

    On the main list of games, start each game and once the SEGA screen loads, quit out. After you go into every game on the main list this will unlock. This must be done in one sitting without turning your game off.
  • Unlock Everything

    Unlocking achievements will unlock most everything. To see what you need to do to Unlock everything, press Y at the main menu, and go over anything with a Lock icon on it, and it will tell you how to unlock it on the left side.

    The only notable one is to beat the first boss of Sonic 2 with two players, cause it's not an achievement. Just start the game with two controllers, and press A on controller 2 during the boss battle once, and then kill the boss. It will unlock the only interview not linked to an achievement.
  • Watch Every Video

    Once all the videos are unlocked (see Master the System), simply press A on them to start them, then hit B to exit. You don't have to actually watch them all.
  • View all Artwork

    On the main list of games press B, this will take you to the Museum. Then press RB or LB to go to the Art of the game. Once on the art press A on the Box Art and the Case Art for each game. You can stay on the Art screen and press RT/LT to switch between games, and just keep viewing all the art. Takes about 5 minutes tops.
  • Play all Arcade Titles

    In the extras menu, start all of the unlockable arcade games. The arcade games are unlocked via other achievements, and locked ones will tell you what you need to do in the Extras menu. This must be done in one sitting as well.

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