New Game Genie Discovery – The Key to Wood Zone?

The Sonic Stadium has uncovered an alternative version of Emerald Hill Zone without the use of ROM hacking tools – using a Game Genie and a retail copy of Sonic 2 plugged into a Mega Drive.

The ‘Emerald Hill Zone’ discovered is playable with different textures and Wood Zone style graphics. This may not look like much, but this can be the start of something special. This code was provided by fellow Sonic Stadium-ist and affiliate, Roareye.

How do you get to it? Simple. You need a Mega Drive of course (this code has not been tested on ROMs and Emulators, however since it’s the same game, it will probably work anyway), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and a Game Genie, of all things. Using the Game Genie, Roareye was able to pretty much ‘hack’ into either a Beta Version of Emerald Hill (which may seem more probable) or, the beginnings of hot-on-the-heels access to Wood Zone. Roareye simply got there by accident, modifying the Game Genie Code to get to the Hidden Palace Zone. Here’s the code to get to Hidden Palace: Continue reading New Game Genie Discovery – The Key to Wood Zone?

Exclusive: Possible Remnants of Sonic 2 Beta Found in Sonic 2 Cart Via Game Genie

We all know about the Sonic 2 Beta, the pre-release version of the 1992 classic that never saw public release, that contains a whole bunch of cancelled or prototype elements and stages. But what if there were some remnants of that prototype within the cartridge that ended up on store shelves? Well, we did some digging using Game Genie codes and found some interesting things… Continue reading Exclusive: Possible Remnants of Sonic 2 Beta Found in Sonic 2 Cart Via Game Genie

Games Update: Classic Cheat Codes for Your Mega Drive Games

Remember the good old days, when you could use a third party cheat cartridge to expand the limits of what you could do in your favourite Mega Drive games? We do! Which is why we’ve updated the Games Back Catalogue on The Sonic Stadium with a range of codes that you can use on Game Genie carts to play around with some classic Sonic titles.
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