A guide for earning all the achievements in Sonic Origins
This guide will show you how to get every Sonic Origins achievement. I divided them by game.
I have provided brief tips underneath most achievements.
General (10 Achievements)
Collect a total of 1000 Rings
Overall ring counter carries over between games.
Gallant Spin Dash
Defeat 30 enemies with the Spin Dash
Keep in mind that you actually need to Spin Dash into enemies for them to count. Jumping into + bouncing on them does NOT count.
Defeat a total of 50 enemies
Overall enemy “death” counter carries over between games.
Knuckles the Echidna
Glide as Knuckles
In order to glide as Knuckles, hold the jump button while midair.
If you’re going for this achievement, keep in mind that Knuckles is not playable in Sonic CD.
Miles “Tails” Prower
Fly as Tails
In order to fly as Tails, go midair + press the jump button repeatedly.
Boss Rush Attempt
Try the Boss Rush from any of the titles
To the Mirror World
Play Mirror Mode
Mirror Mode is unlockable in-game. If you pre-ordered Sonic Origins, you’ll automatically have it unlocked (just make sure you have the Start Dash Pack DLC enabled).
You’ll need to complete a level in Mirror Mode (in any game) to actually get this achievement.
Defeat a total of 200 enemies
Turn into Super Sonic
Super Sonic is unlocked when you get all 7 chaos emeralds in Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
If you are going for this achievement, I recommend doing so in Anniversary Mode. That way, you can use your coins to retry special stages.
Clear all 4 titles
This achievement is unlocked as soon as you finish all 4 games in the collection. Yes, you can get this by beating Story Mode.
Sonic 1 (4 Achievements)
Welcome to Sonic the Hedgehog
Watch the opening for Sonic the Hedgehog
Beware Moto Bugs!
Defeat 10 Moto Bugs in Sonic the Hedgehog
Motobugs are exclusive to Green Hill Zone. They look like this:
After defeating the 10th motobug, complete the stage. You won’t get the achievement until you finish the level.
Use Air Bubbles in Sonic the Hedgehog
The best place to find air bubbles is in Labyrinth Zone. This is the 4th zone of the game. They’re also present in Act 3 of Scrap Brain Zone.
If you’re going for this achievement specifically, I recommend using the level selection. To do this, go to the game’s title screen. Now, press this button combination:
Up – Down – Left – Right – A (on gamepad) or an Equivalent
Now get that bubble! (that sounded better in my head)
Cleared Sonic the Hedgehog
Clear Sonic the Hedgehog in either Anniversary or Classic Mode
You can also get this achievement by playing story mode.
Sonic CD (4 Achievements)
Welcome to Sonic CD
Watch the opening for Sonic CD
Travel to the past or future in Sonic CD
Time traveling is achieved by touching a Past/Future signpost and maintaining maximum speed. If you run into an obstacle while going max speed, you have to look for another signpost.
To get this achievement, you’ll want to find a good spot to maintain top speeds. Here’s a video that shows how to do this in Palmtree Panic Act 1:
Shut Down Metal Sonic
Win a race against Metal Sonic in Sonic CD
The Metal Sonic race takes place in Act 3 of Stardust Speedway.
Cleared Sonic CD
Clear Sonic CD in either Anniversary or Classic Mode
Once again, this you can also get this achievement in Story Mode.
Sonic 2 (4 Achievements)
Welcome to Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Watch the opening for Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Defeat 10 Stingers in Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Stingers look like this:
They are found in Emerald Hill Zone. Your stinger kills won’t count for the achievement until you finish the level.
Get the jackpot in Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s Casino Night Zone
Casino Night Zone is the 4th zone in Sonic 2.
If you want to go for this achievement alone, I recommend using the level select screen. To get here, go to the title screen. Once you’re here, press:
Up – Up – Up – Down – Down – Down – Left – Right – Left – Right – A (on gamepad) or an Equivalent
The level select screen will appear. Enjoy gambling getting the achievement!
Cleared Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Clear Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in either Anniversary or Classic Mode
Just like with the other games, you can also get this achievement from finishing Sonic 2 during Story Mode.
Sonic 3 & Knuckles (4 Achievements)
Welcome to Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Watch the opening for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
Defeat 10 Rhinobots in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
Rhinobots look like this:
They can found in both acts of Angel Island Zone. Your rhinobot kills won’t count until you finish the level.
Easy Peasy with Shields
Collect 3 types of Shields in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
The game has 3 types of shields: flame, lightning, and aqua.
All 3 types of shields appear in Angel Island Zone.
Cleared Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
Clear Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles in either Anniversary or Classic Mode
Just like with every other game in this collection, it is possible to get this achievement from beating Sonic 3 & Knuckles during Story Mode. If this is the case, you’ll also immediately get an achievement for beating all 4 games.
Missions (5 Achievements)
Very First Mission Clear!
Clear 1 Mission
Sonic the Hedgehog Mission Master
Clear 10 Sonic the Hedgehog Missions with an S rank
Sonic CD Mission Master
Clear 10 Sonic CD Missions with an S rank
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Mission Master
Clear 10 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Missions with an S rank
S3 & K Mission Master
Clear 10 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles Missions with an S rank
Museum (4 Achievements)
View a Premium Collection item from the Museum
Each premium collection item can be purchased for 5 coins.
Unlock 6 movie collection items with Coins
Getting this achievement costs 30 total coins. One fast method of getting coins is by doing missions.
Unlock 10 sound collection items with Coins
This achievement costs 50 coins in total. Once again, you can quickly get these coins from missions.
Unlock 30 art collection items with Coins
To get this achievement, you’ll need 150 total coins. As I said previously, missions are a good way to rack up coins fast.
Some people (myself included) have come across an issue where no achievement progress can be made. Here is a great guide that help fixes this issue (and I can personally vouch for):
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2825502429 – [steamcommunity.com]
Final (1 Achievement)
Unlock all Trophies
Will be unlocked immediately once you get every other achievement.
I’d say the overall best strategy for getting every achievement is by playing through Story Mode first, completing 10 missions for each game with S-rank, then finishing everything else. You’ll probably get a good number of these achievements passively by doing this. Not only that, but you should also have enough coins to buy all the necessary museum collection items by that point (which cost 230 coins combined).
Most of these achievements shouldn’t give you too much trouble. Personally, I found the missions achievements to be the most challenging of all these.
That’s everything you need to know for earning every achievement in Sonic Origins. Don’t forget to rate + like this guide so it can help others. Thanks for reading!
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