Back in the ’90s, there was no greater bragging right in a Sonic the Hedgehog game than unlocking Super Sonic. This essentially Super Saiyan form of the blue hedgehog makes him invincible as it greatly increases his speed and jumping ability. It’s essentially a God Mode unlock if you get it, but it’s not always the easiest thing to do. We show you how to unlock Super Sonic in Sonic Origins.
How to get Super Sonic in Sonic Origins
There are two ways to become Super Sonic in Sonic Origins, legitimately or through a cheat code. We should also note that this only applies to Sonic 1, 2 and 3 and Knuckles. Sonic CD does not have Chaos Emeralds to allow Sonic to transform.
To legitimately unlock Super Sonic, you need to collect all seven Chaos Emeralds from the special stages of each game. When you have them all, collect 50 rings, jump up and press X on Nintendo Switch, Triangle on PlayStation, or Y on Xbox. Tails and Knuckles also have super forms, but they don’t transform like Sonic does. Here’s how to access the special stages in each game.
sonic the hedgehog 1
Before trying to become Super Sonic in the first game, press Up, Down, Left, Right, and A at the title screen to see the level selection. In the bottom right corner, you will need to set Max Emeralds to 07. There were only six Emeralds in existence when this game was originally released and Super Sonic did not exist yet.
After setting the maximum emeralds, you will need to collect 50 rings before passing the final stage goal. There will be a giant ring that you will have to jump into. The level will have you guide Sonic through an obstacle course as a ball without hitting the flashing red sections that knock you out.
sonic the hedgehog 2
You can access the special stages of Sonic 2 by collecting 50 rings and passing a checkpoint. A ring of stars will appear in which you will have to jump.
These special stages have you running around the lanes collecting rings while avoiding bombs. You must take the correct amount of rings before reaching the end three times to get the Chaos Emerald.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 y Knuckles
For Sonic 3, giant rings will appear in hidden areas that you can jump to. A ring is not required for display. These special stages have you collect all the blue orbs in a giant spherical level without touching the red ones. Looking for a group of blue orbs will turn them into rings and increase your overall score.
How to get Super Sonic with cheat code
To automatically start the game with enough Chaos Emerald to transform into Super Sonic, you must first enter each game’s level select code. From there, go to the sound check in the bottom right and tap on these numbers in order: 04, 01, 02, 06. You’ll know it’s activated when the jingle plays when you acquire a Chaos Emerald.