Go to the Press Start screen and enter the code: B,A, Right, A, C, Up, Down, A (or baracuda). You should then be taken to the main screen. Press the Start Option ad the level select will appear.
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|Sonic 3D Blast|
Also known as: Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island (EU)
This game has unused areas.
This game has a bugs page
This game has a prerelease article
Sonic 3D Blast is an isometric Sonic game where you have to rescue Flickies (the concept is based on the classic Sega title Flicky), and is considered to be mediocre by many. Somewhat-improved versions were later released for the Saturn and Windows. And 21 years later, the founder of Traveller's Tales and lead programmer on this version of the game ended up making a patch to improve on many of the flaws present on the game, which many were thankful for.
- 4Unused Areas (Early Acts/Zones)
At the title screen, press B, A, Right, A, C, Up, Down, A (BARACUDA, seemingly a misspelling of 'barracuda'). You'll hear a twinkly sound and be taken to the main menu. Set your desired options, choose 'START', and you'll be presented with the Level Select.
(This is probably much better for the long-term health of your console and cart than the next method.)
Cleverly-Disguised Crash Handler
- This'll sound stupid, but is there any chance, any chance at all, that you could add Mode 1 Sega CD support to a future patch? Basically, this would allow those of us who own the Sonic 3D Blast PC version to enjoy the Director's Cut patch with the PC Soundtrack, which has several tunes that are LEAGUES better than the Genesis tracks (and several that are terrible, but that's beside the point).
- Alternative name: Sonic 3D Flickies' Island. Release date: Nov 30th, 1996. Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Mega Drive / Genesis (VGM) Sonic CD (SCD).
- Sonic 3D Blast Dr. Robotnik discovers the seven Chaos Emeralds in Flicky Island. He soon learns that the Flickies residing on the secluded island, are natives of a different dimension, and can travel between worlds using large rings. Your mission is to destroy the robots Badniks to free the birds and get Flickies Robotnik from the island.
A somewhat unique exception handler where, unlike (for example) the Sonic 1 crash-and-print-text-on-the-screen, the game congratulates you and loads up the Level Select. Obviously, this method of crashing is much more appealing to the player than a complete lockup, and may have prevented a number of angry tech support calls. This was done to pass quality assurance from Sega and to prevent the game from printing an exception handler, as any exceptions the game threw up would simply redirect the player to this screen.
There are numerous methods for activating this screen: loading a bad savestate from an emulator, using a bad Game Genie or Pro Action Replay code, pulling the cart out and putting it back in, having dirty contacts on the cart/console, hitting an obscure program bug, etc.
Jon Burton, the lead programmer of Sonic 3D Blast (and who has made a number of videos detailing Sonic 3D Blast and other Traveller's Tales games), has a video that explains why the level select is used as a crash handler more in-detail.
Truncated Music/Partially Unused Music
The invincibility theme only plays for about 18 seconds in-game, but there's a bit more to it that can only be heard in the sound test.
Unused Areas (Early Acts/Zones)
Green Grove Zone Act 1
After passing the first loop of Act 1, there is a large empty area blocked off by a wall. In the E3 prototype, this area is properly accessible; apparently, only the collision was removed. Lower down, there is another area that does not appear in the E3 prototype.
Sonic 3d Blast™ Crack Filler
Diamond Dust Zone Act 2
An alternate route exists blocked off towards the beginning of the act, just after the first spring.
Sonic 3d Blast™ Crack 3ds Max
Spring Stadium Zone Act 2
There's a blank collision area set at a very low level near the coiled tube.
Sound Driver Credit
Hidden in the ROM at 0xD2E82:
|The Sonic the Hedgehog series|
|Sega Genesis||Sonic the Hedgehog • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Prototypes) • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Prototype) • Sonic & Knuckles (Prototypes) • Sonic 3 & Knuckles • Sonic 3D Blast (Prototypes) • Sonic Spinball (Prototype)|
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Prototype) • Sonic Classics
|Sega Master System||Sonic the Hedgehog • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 • Sonic Chaos (Prototypes) • Sonic Blast • Sonic Spinball|
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine • Sonic's Edusoft
|Game Gear||Sonic the Hedgehog (Prototype) • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Prototype) • Sonic Chaos (Prototypes) • Sonic Triple Trouble (Prototypes)|
Sonic Spinball (Prototype) • Sonic Drift 2 • Sonic Labyrinth • Sonic Blast (Prototypes)
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine • Tails' Skypatrol • Tails Adventures
|Arcade||SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter • SegaSonic the Hedgehog (Prototype) • Sonic Championship • SegaSonic Bros.|
|Sega CD||Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Prototypes)|
|32X||Knuckles' Chaotix (Prototypes)|
|Sega Pico||Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld • Tails and the Music Maker (Prototypes)|
|Windows||Sonic the Hedgehog CD (1996, 2011) • Sonic's Schoolhouse • Sonic & Knuckles Collection • Sonic 3D Blast • Sonic R|
Sonic Heroes • Sonic Riders • Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (2004, Demo, 2011) • Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode I (Prototypes) • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode II (Prototype) • Sonic Generations (Demos) • Sonic Lost World • Sonic Mania • Sonic Forces • Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed • Team Sonic Racing
|Sega Saturn||Sonic X-treme • Sonic 3D Blast (Prototype) • Sonic Jam (Prototype) • Sonic R (Preview)|
|Dreamcast||Sonic Adventure (Prototypes) • Sonic Adventure 2 (Prototypes) • Sonic Shuffle (Debug Version)|
|Neo Geo Pocket Color||Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure (Prototypes)|
|Game Boy Advance||Sonic Advance (Prototype) • Sonic Advance 2 • Sonic Advance 3 (Prototype) • Sonic Battle • Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis|
|GameCube||Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (Demo) • Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (Prototypes) • Sonic Heroes (Prototypes)|
Shadow the Hedgehog • Sonic Mega Collection (Prototype) • Sonic Gems Collection • Sonic Riders
|PlayStation 2||Sonic Heroes • Shadow the Hedgehog • Sonic Riders • Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity • Sonic Unleashed • Sonic Gems Collection|
|Xbox||Sonic Heroes • Shadow the Hedgehog • Sonic Riders|
|Nintendo DS||Sonic Rush (Demo) • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008) • Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood|
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing • Sonic Classic Collection
|PlayStation Portable||Sonic Rivals|
|Xbox 360||Sonic the Hedgehog (Demo) • Sonic Unleashed (Preview) • Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode I (Prototypes) • Sonic Generations (Demos) • Sonic Adventure 2 • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed|
|Wii||Sonic Unleashed • Sonic Colors • Beijing 2008 • London 2012 • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode I (Prototypes) • Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing • Sonic and the Black Knight • Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity|
|PlayStation 3||Sonic the Hedgehog • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode I (Prototypes) • Sonic Adventure 2 • Sonic Generations (Demos) • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed|
|Nintendo 3DS||Sonic Generations • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed|
|Wii U||Sonic Lost World • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed|
|Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One||Sonic Mania|
|J2ME||Sonic the Hedgehog Mobile • Sonic Jump|
|LeapFrog Systems||Sonic X • Sonic the Hedgehog|
|iOS, Android||Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode I (Prototypes) • Sonic the Hedgehog • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 • Sonic the Hedgehog CD|
Sonic Jump • Sonic Dash • Sonic Runners
|Plug & Play||Super Sonic Gold|
|The Flicky series|
|Genesis||Flicky • Sonic 3D Blast (Prototypes)|
|Windows||Sonic 3D Blast|
|Sega Saturn||Sonic 3D Blast (Prototype)|
Sega's most celebrated character returns to breathe some life into the fading Genesis market. Cleverly designed levels and good 3D-rendered graphics make Sonic 3D Blast the best Genesis game in ages.
As everybody's favorite hedgehog, you jump, spin dash, and now blast your way through seven huge levels to rescue Flickies from their robotic prisons. Distributed throughout the mazelike levels, Flickies are the keys to completing each act. But beware of Dr. Robotnik and the many traps and obstacles you encounter.
Unfortunately, trying to find a way out of each level can be frustrating early on. Because you play with an angled-over- head view, timing jumps, spin dashes, and Blast Attacks to destroy enemies or to catch moving platforms requires practice. However, once you have the moves down, the game is easy to beat, which reduces its replay value.
Graphically superior to its predecessors, Sonic 3D Blast is a winner guaranteed to consume even the most experienced gamers...if only for a few days.
ProTip: Deposit Flickies in the Big Ring as soon as you find them.
The game graphics are 4 s excellent. The large sprites and clean, crisp movements never glitch, even during the most intense action.
The game has only a 4 5 decent replay value, but it does have some great graphics and big levels to run around in. Sonic fans will love it.
The effects are recycled from previous games. But the musical selection is eclectic, ranging from techno-pop to contemporary jazz.
The controls are generally good once you learn to pinpoint your jumps. The new Blast Attack that enables Sonic to home in on enemies is awesome.
- In Spring Gadget Zone, instead of using balloons to bypass deadly spikes, just continue jumping. Those spikes won't be able to nail you.
- In any bonus round, stay on the ground as much as possible. If you jump, you might miss out on a bunch of rings.
- Once you're finished with a bonus round, all rings regenerate throughout the rest of the level. Backtrack and load up on rings so you can easily pile up 1-ups, continues, and Chaos Emeralds.
- Once Sonic gets the Gold Shield, don't pick up other shields. Only the Gold Shield gives Sonic the ability to do his new killer Blast Attack.
- In any boss level, take the rings as you need them. If Dr. Robotnik hits you, the rings disperse and disappear fast
- Look for cracks in walls and spin dash through them to get to secret areas with more rings, special items, and bonus rounds.