Sonic Origins Cheats: Level Select, Debug Mode, Sound Test And More
Sonic Origins cheats are something that you can take advantage of if you want a bit of nostalgia but don't want to run through all of the blue hedgehog's levels. Sonic Origins looks to reignite your passion for the beloved franchise by taking you back to its roots with good old-fashioned 2D fun.
As Sonic Origins is essentially a re-release of the classic Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, and Sonic 3 & Knuckles, you might have tried to perform cheats in those games also. Luckily, said cheats and more have crossed over to Sonic origins and below, we'll detail what they are and how to input them.
Sonic Origins Cheats: How To Use
If you want to use Sonic Origins cheats, it's a pretty simple process. Gone are the days of Gameshark and other third-party processes, all you have to do is input a certain button sequence and off you go.
However, as Sonic Origins is a culmination of different classic Sonic games, each game has a different sequence to input to access cheats. Below are all of the cheat codes you need to follow to access each of the game's cheat menus.
Once in those cheat menus, all you have to do is toggle certain options to whatever you desire. The level select portion is pretty self-explanatory as you can see the name of each level, allowing you to choose one nice and easily.
Sonic Origins Cheats: Sonic The Hedgehog
If you want to enable level select for Sonic The Hedgehog, just input the following code when you see the 'Press Button' notification at the title screen of the game: Up, Down, Left, Right.
You will hear a ring sound if done correctly. If you do hear this sound, press X (Xbox), Square (PlayStation), or Y (Switch), depending on what platform you are playing Sonic Origins on.
This will enable Sonic The Hedgehog level select, character select, sound test, and much more for you to enjoy.
Sonic Origins Cheats: Sonic The Hedgehog 2
If you're jumping into Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and want a bit of cheat code action again, it's a similar process to the above. However, the cheat code is slightly different.
Here is the cheat code for Sonic The Hedgehog 2 - Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right.
Wait for the ring noise again and then press X (Xbox), Square (PlayStation), or Y (Switch), depending on what platform you are playing Sonic Origins on.
This will enable the same level select, character select and various other cheats for you to take advantage of. What it won't do, however, is unlock the secret Hidden Palace Zone. You'll have to get there by other means.
Sonic Origins Cheats: Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Akin to the first two Sonic Origins games, you have to perform a button sequence to get into the Sonic 3 & Knuckles cheat menu. The cheat code you have to input is Up, Up, Down, Down, Up, Up, Up, Up.
Listen out for the ring noise again but instead of pressing a specific button, you hit any button on your controller to advance. After this, scroll down to the 'Sound Test' option and open this menu up to access all of the Sonic 3 & Knuckles cheats.
And there we have it, everything you need to do to access Sonic Origins cheats no matter which retro Sonic game you boot up.