Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Released: Feb 2, 1994

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  • Sega Genesis
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Cheats, Codes & Secrets

Last Updated on Aug 16, 2023

This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Sonic the Hedgehog 3. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Cheats For Sega Genesis

Level Select

This code will only work if you have a Sonic the Hedgehog 3 cartridge and a Sonic & Knuckles cartridge locked together. Start a new game and go to Angel Island Zone Act 1, grab ahold of one of the rope swings. While Sonic is swinging from the rope swing, press Left, Left, Left, Right, Right, Right, Up, Up, Up. If you did this correctly you will hear a similar sound to when you pick up a ring. Now, press Start to pause the game, then press the A button to take you back to the title screen. Now below Competition on the title screen, you'll see an options menu where you can pick your starting stage or access the sound test.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Game Genie Codes

The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Sega Genesis with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie Device, you can always check on Amazon for one.

Cheat Effect Cheat Code
Infinite lives AJ3A-CA7A
Invincibility ATLA-CARA
Don't lose rings AWHA-CA92
Start with 5 lives A04T-AAH4
Start with 10 lives BL4T-AAH4
Start with 25 lives DG4T-AAH4
Start with 50 lives GL4T-AAH4
Start with 99 lives NR4T-AAH4
Jump higher AAYA-CWB6
Jump very high AAYA-C0B6
Each ring is worth 2 rings SCGT-DJYL
Each ring is worth 3 rings SCGT-DNYL
Each ring is worth 4 rings SCGT-DTYL
Each ring is worth 5 rings SCGT-DYYL
Each ring is worth 6 rings SCGT-D2YL
Each ring is worth 7 rings SCGT-D6YL
Each ring is worth 8 rings SCGT-DAYL
75 rings gives you an extra life KRGT-CAE0
50 rings gives you an extra life GLGT-CAE0
30 rings gives you an extra life D4GT-CAE0
20 rings gives you an extra life CWGT-CAE0
10 rings gives you an extra life BLGT-CAE0
Super Sonic doesn't lose rings AJZA-CA8N
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