Chaos Master achievement in Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Chaos Master

Get all the Chaos Emeralds.

Chaos Master0
8 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCooperativeCollectableMissable

How to unlock the Chaos Master achievement

  • x2ix2i130,463
    26 May 2008 09 Sep 2008
    50 6 11
    It is possible to get all 7 Emeralds by the end of Act 2 of Emerald Hill - providing you know where all of the checkpoint posts are.

    Take some time out to learn where each of them is and learn how to make sure you have the sufficient amount of rings before you get there. Passing a checkpoint without the required amount of rings will deem it useless if you are planning on trying for a Chaos Emerald. Also note that if you pass a checkpoint after missing one - it will deem all of the checkpoints before it useless too.

    To enter a special stage you need to have collected 50 rings. Once you pass the checkpoint a circle of stars will appear above it - just jump into it to begin the special stage.

    Make use of the save feature wherever you feel you need it - at the beginning of the stage and/or after each checkpoint. Once you have the emerald in your grasp you'll be transported back to the main level - However all of the rings and items will reappear, so by all means head backwards to collect some more rings to prepare for the next checkpoint.

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    Case Dang ItAwesome solution and thanks for the website PrismSub7.
    Posted by Case Dang It on 22 May 11 at 07:21
    Bigrc6245Good job PrismSub7 VERY DETAILED!!!
    Posted by Bigrc6245 on 24 Jun 11 at 14:24
    CashinI found this video really helpful with the special stages, the rings always appear in the same spot, so once you get the pattern down it's just a matter of brute forcing your way through this achievement.
    Posted by Cashin on 28 Sep 17 at 22:41
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  • AxGryndrAxGryndr510,056
    08 Aug 2013 07 Aug 2013 21 Aug 2013
    24 0 1
    A lot of these guides have great information however none tell you where the 7 checkpoints are at in the first level.

    I had to do some clicking at but here are the maps.

    Emerald Hills Zone 1
    Emerald Hills zone 2

    Because of their size these pictures start small but if you click on them you will be able to zoom in. If you need more detail you can zoom in on your browser.

    The great thing with these maps is they have the directions on how to get to the checkpoint so all you have to do is find them on the maps. Emerald Hills 1 has three checkpoints while zone 2 has 5 checkpoints.
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    SalsbarThese images are great! Thank you
    Posted by Salsbar on 28 Jul 17 at 02:25
  • P eter van DamP eter van Dam51,017
    23 Nov 2009 27 Apr 2010
    24 4 1
    @x2i4eva is a good way to work it out.

    Howevers, it's also usefull to point out that getting all 7 emeralds doesn't have to be done in one gaming session.

    Save your game before you begin, and head to the first checkpoint. No 50 rings, load your save and try again.

    If you do have 50 rings, save the game when you entered the special stage. For example, save this in slot 1.

    Collect as many rings as you can. If you made it to the first ring-count check, save the game again, but now in slot 2.

    If you reach the next check, and you've made it. Save it in slot 3. In case you get another checkpoint, save it again in slot 3.

    If you notice that it's just extremely diffecult to finish, for example the last part. You might want to get more rings in a checkpoint before. Load slot 2 or 1 to try again from an earlier point.

    If you do it like this, you defenitly will have all 7 emerals in Act 2 of Emerald hill. Good Luck!
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    TheCraigThis solution works great...especially for me cause i suck pretty badly at the special stages.
    Posted by TheCraig on 19 Nov 10 at 14:21
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