Sonic CD achievements

Sonic CD

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There are 12 Sonic CD achievements worth 616 (200)

21,855 tracked gamers have this game, 1,204 have completed it (5.51%)

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Paradise Found in Sonic CD

Paradise Found12 (5)

Complete a zone in the Good Future

  • Unlocked by 3,695 tracked gamers (17% - TA Ratio = 2.42) 21,855  

Achievement Guide for Paradise Found

194,228 (89,195)
Achievement won on 14 Dec 11
TA Score for this game: 55
Posted on 14 December 11 at 22:21, Edited on 18 February 12 at 16:35
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UPDATE: Some users have reported that going through a special stage at the ending sign post AFTER destroying the robot teleporter in Act 1 and again in Act 2 has caused this achievement NOT to unlock. I don't remember if I entered a special stage or not, but it would be best to avoid them and just immediately continue on to the next Act.

New to the Xbox LIVE Arcade release is the addition of Miles "Tails" Power as an unlockable character. To get this achievement, you MUST use Sonic the Hedgehog (starting character). If you have never played Sonic CD (on Xbox LIVE Arcade), then you do not need to worry as Sonic the Hedgehog is the only playable character when you start a new game.

WARNING: This game's achievements (and this guide) has many references to the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, such as 88 MPH (miles per hour) and alternate reality. If you haven't seen it, I'd highly recommend that you do as it can explain time travel pretty well.

First, lets understand time travel. You have 3 different timelines: PAST (i.e. yesterday), PRESENT (today/now), and FUTURE (tomorrow). When you start an act of a zone, you'll be in the PRESENT. If you are in the PRESENT, some signs say FUTURE and some say PAST. If you travel to the FUTURE, all time travel signs say PAST and will take you back to the PRESENT. If you travel to the PAST, all time travel signs say FUTURE and will take you forward to the PRESENT.

In other words, to get to the PAST from the FUTURE, you must go to the PAST (i.e. PRESENT), then go to the PAST again.

Easiest to do on the first zone (Palmtree Panic Act 1 and Palmtree Panic Act 2). The achievement unlocks after defeating Dr. Robotnik and setting the animals free in the capsule at the end of Palmtree Panic Act 3.

The first step is to get into the PAST. You will also unlock the achievement "88 Miles per Hour" along the way.

Sonic CD88 Miles per HourThe 88 Miles per Hour achievement in Sonic CD worth 5 pointsTravel through time

Now that you are in the PAST, you need to destroy the robot teleporter in Act 1 (3:14 in the video below) and the robot teleporter in Act 2 (6:04 in the video below). The robot teleporters will ONLY appear in the PAST. Act 3 will count as a Good Future automatically if you made a Good Future in the first two acts.

Destroying the Metal Sonic holograms while in the PAST are NOT required for this achievement, but are required for the "Saviour of the Planet" achievement.

Sonic CDSaviour of the PlanetThe Saviour of the Planet achievement in Sonic CD worth 159 pointsDestroy all the robot teleporters and Metal Sonic holograms in the past

NOTE: Since this game was originally released on the Sega CD (or Mega-CD) add-on device for the Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive), many YouTube videos might NOT contain gameplay from the Xbox LIVE Arcade release. Either way, they can still be a guide for unlocking some achievements.

Wikipedia: Sonic the Hedgehog CD

The video below was uploaded BEFORE the release of Sonic CD on Xbox LIVE Arcade and is NOT mine. Credit belongs to the YouTube user DarkValentine1984.
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