Guide By: AvengingCactus7
There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points.
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
-Offline: 12 (200)
-Approximate amount of time to 200: 10 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2
-Number of missable achievements: Treasure Hunter + Saviour of the Planet
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: Yes
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: No Difficulty Setting
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed?: None
Sonic CD is an arcade game that is a remake of a classic Sonic game that has been enhanced by a Sonic Community member named Christian Whitehead. It features both the original spindash and the updated peel out maneuver. To do the spindash, you hold down +. To perform the peel out you hold down +. You will need to be standing still to perform both of these. I would also recommend using the level maps here to help out with finding all the robot generators, Metal Sonic holograms, coin locations, and enemy locations.
This step will consist of preparing for the main game. You will be able to get every single achievement in a single playthrough in the main game except for Just in Time! if you want to. Some people choose to save Treasure Hunter and Saviour of the Planet for two different playthroughs because if you get all seven Time Stones (the objects needed for Treasure Hunter) before Metallic Madness Zone 2, you will have destroyed all the robot generators and will no longer be able to get Saviour of the Planet. My recommendation will be to play through the game until you have one Time Stone left. Once you finish the Zone 1 or Zone 2 and travel to the Special Stage, back out to the dashboard and copy your file to a second storage device. Go back to the game, finish the Special Stage, and you should now have unlocked Treasure Hunter. Back out once again, and copy the file from your second storage device to your main storage. Play through the Special Stage again, and fail it. That, or you could hold off the Time Stones until Metallic Madness Zone 2. I personally did not do that because I did not know if I would be able to finish Metallic Madness Zone 2 with 50 coins because it is a challenging level and I am not a Sonic veteran.
Step 2 - Palmtree Panic Zone 1 (+Special Stage)
Once you decide what you're going to do about Treasure Hunter and Saviour of the Planet, it's time to move onto the actual game. Once you start the game, you'll find yourself in a place called Palmtree Panic Zone 1. Using the level map located in the introduction, find the Past sign that you think you will be able to get to the easiest. After you have passed by the Past sign and it has spun, you should notice that there is a Past sign emblem next to your life count, now. As long as that is there, you will be able to travel to the past. If you begin running as fast as possible you will notice a flickering spark develop around Sonic. This is the time travel mechanism attempting to activate. In order to successfuly travel through time, that flickering spark will need to be there for several seconds, and it only stays as long as you are moving nonstop. If you move for several seconds with the flickering spark active, you will notice that the Past sign next to your life count will begin flickering. When it begins flickering, if you stop moving, the past sign will vanish. When it does, you will no longer be able to travel to the past/future with the sign that you used before. You will have to find a new sign.
Once you pass by the Past sign, I would recommend finding a vertical yellow/red spring that if you were to jump on it and put down your controller, Sonic will continue to bounce up and down on it. When you find this spring, stand off to the side, and activate the spindash by holding +. Spindash onto the spring. You should now have the flickering spark active while bouncing up and down. You will now be able to travel to the past. I would recommend using this technique for all levels where you wish to travel through time because it is by far the easiest way to travel through time. As you are traveling through time. You will unlock the 88 Miles per Hour achievement.
Now that you have traveled through time, take a look at the past level map for the same level (once again, using the link in the introduction) to find the locations of the robot generators and Metal Sonic hologram. The first thing I would do is destroy the robot generator because it will kill every single enemy on the stage. After the robot generator is destroyed, attempt to collect every single coin that you can get your hands on in order to obtain the King of the Rings achievement. Be sure to look over the level map to know the locations of spikes on the level so that you do not lose all your coins and throw your hard work down the drain.
In the process of collecting all these coins, you should seek out the Metal Sonic hologram and destroy it. After that is destroyed and you have either collected all the coins in the past, or have already unlocked the King of the Rings achievement, it is now time to travel to the future. Find a future sign, and use the same technique mentioned above to travel to the future.
Once you are in the future, it's time to make your way to the goal sign and finish the level. Take note, even if you do not want to go after King of the Rings on this level, you should finish the level with at least 50 rings in your inventory. If you have 50 rings in your inventory, stop before you get to the sign of Dr. Eggman giving a thumbs down. You will notice a giant floating ring behind it. Jump through that ring. You have now finished the first level. You should unlock Paradise Found because you finished the level in the good future. The game will now take you to a Special Stage.
At this point, I would recommend backing out to the dashboard and copying your file to a second storage device. Once you are done with that, head back into the game using your main storage device. You'll now be on a 3D stage with a timer set at 100 seconds and a UFO counter in the left hand corner of the screen. The objective of this level is to destroy all the UFOs on the stage. Once you have done that, you will finish the level and get a Time Stone. There are some things to remember:
Step 3 - Finishing the Main Game
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|88 Miles per Hour||5|
|Travel through time||(7)|
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|
|Get a hug from Amy||(6)|
This achievement is automatically obtained at the end of Stardust Speedway Zone 3.
|Complete a zone in the Good Future||(1)|
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|
|Pass the upper Signpost in Collision Chaos Zone 2||(3)|
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|
|Collect 200 Rings||(4)|
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.
|Find the angel statue in Wacky Workbench||(2)|
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.
|Defeat Metal Sonic without getting hurt||(6)|
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.
|All Stages Clear!||15|
|Finish the game|
This achievement will automatically unlock after you finish Metallic Madness Zone 3.
|Collect all the Time Stones||(11)|
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.
|Dr. Eggman Got Served||30|
|Destroy Dr. Eggman's final machine||(2)|
This achievement will automatically unlock after you beat Dr. Eggman during Metallic Madness Zone 3.
|Just in Time!||35|
|Complete the Time Attack mode in under 25 minutes||(8)|
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|
|Destroy all the robot teleporters and Metal Sonic holograms in the past||(14)|
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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