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  • Title: Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball
  • US Release Date: June 23, 1991
  • Japan: ???
  • Europe: ???
  • System Console: Sega Genesis/Megadrive/Game Gear
  • Genre: 2D Platformer
  • Cart Size: 16 bits (Gen)/ 8 bits (GG)
  • First Appearances: The Freedom Fighters - Sally Acorn, Bunnie Rabbot, Rotor The Walrus, Scratch, the Veg-O-Fortress, The Roboticiser, Hip And Hop

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    Looking for a challenge? Sonic Spinball is by far the HARDEST Sonic game on ANY system! Created in November of 1993, Sonic Spinball is an adventure/pinball game in which Sonic tries to free his friends from Robotnik's Veg-O-Fortress. If you've played Sonic 2's Casino Night Zone, then you know what this is like. As hard as this game is, it can be beaten WITHOUT a game genie. However unless you don't want to see the outside world for quite a while I suggest you get very ready to handle this game! The object is to get the Chaos Emeralds that Robotnik is using to power up is fortress. There are 3 in the first two stages and 5 in the rest. This game is also a VERY significant landmark. People often say that the Archie Comics hold NO place in the Sega world. Well the further you go in this game the further characters you see from the original SatAM cartoon ( Note that this game was created by Sega Technical Institute and NOT Sega Of Japan) - including Princess Sally, Rotor The Walrus, Bunnie Rabbot, Robotnik's cluck bots, An actual roboticiser in action, as well as introducing Hip and Hop The Kangaroos and a cameo of Scratch from the "Adventures Of Sonic The Hedgehog" cartoon. There are only 4 levels to the game but they are LONG and get EXTREMELY frustrating the further on you go! Consisting of The Toxic Caves, The Lava Powerhouse, The Machine, and one of the hardest Sonic Zones ever created on any Sonic game period - The Showdown!!! Good luck, you're gonna need it. '; $tabletitles[$tablecount][0] = ' '; $tablecontents[$tablecount][0] = '
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    Toxic Caves Remix

    Robotnik's latest scheme is to turn all the innocent citizens of Mobius into evil lightning speed. Using a high-tech, super-efficient robot factory hidden in the active volcano, Mount Mobius; utilizing the energy produced by the magma that flows through the volcano's tunnels. The Veg-O Fortress, as it's known, is guarded by a dangerously new "Pinball Defense System". Only one too-cool hedgehog has the wits and the moves to break the defense and get at the heart of this metallic prison...Sonic the Hedgehog!!! '; $tablecount++; [an error occurred while processing this directive]

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  • The Code Bank

  • Various codes, cheats, tricks and loopholes to get the most out of your game! But remeber - cheating spoils half the fun! ^_^
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  • The Special Stage Secret
  • If you have the game Sonic & Knuckles, you can access a special bonus stage. To activate, insert your Sonic Spinball cartridge into the lock-on Sonic & Knuckles, then turn on your Genesis. Wait for a screen with Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Robotnic and the words, "No Way". Now hold A + B + C and you're ready to play.
  • Multiball Play
  • The coveted Multiball Sonic code! There's a way to play Spinball with Double balls! To do it, get all the rings on a level. Then find the gate -- it looks like a large sparkling ring. Voilą: multiball play! The easiest place to do this is the Toxic Pools and Lava Powerhouse - as for the rest - if you're that good, then more power to ya.
  • Debug Mode
    (Game Gear Only)
  • From the Options screen of the Game Gear version, play SFX O,9,0,1,6,8. In the game, pause, then press 1 and 2 simultaneously. Use the D-Pad to move, and press start to go back to normal mode.
  • Level Skip
    (Game Gear Only)
  • From the Options screen of the Game Gear version, play SFX 0,2,1,5,6,6. In the game, pause, then press 1 and 2 simultaneously. Press down to skip to the boss, then the bonus stage, then the next level, etc.
  • Zoom Mode
    (Game Gear Only)
  • From the Options screen of the Game Gear version, play SFX 0,2,1,1,6,6. The screen will show a zoomed in version of the game when you play.
  • Fast Background Music
    (Game Gear Only)
  • From the Options screen of the Game Gear version, play SFX 0,4,2,5,5,7.

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  • Comic Adaptions

  • This area will list the various comic adaptions produced by either Archie or Fleetway comics in conjuction with its corresponding game.
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  • Archie Comics
    Sonic The Hedgehog #6

    Sonic The Hedgehog #6

  • Comic Adaption: Title: Sonic The Hedgehog # 6 - "The Spin Doctor"

    Writer: Mike Gallagher
    Artist: Dave Manak

    Summary: The adaption of the Sgea Genesis Game Sonic Spinball! When the Freedom Fighters attack Robotnik's factory, they find that Robotnik has relocated to deep within Mount Mobius, an active volcano off the coastline! And it is there where Sonic enters the Veg-O-Matic Fortress, powered by a new Pinball Defense System where he is attacked by Rexxon and Scorpius! After defeating them, he runs into two allies in the Lava Powerhouse, Hip and Hop, who warn him about the Ferrons. But after Sonic trashes the Ferrons, he comes across a more dire situation - a cell full of animals awaiting roboticization!

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  • Toxic Pools Zone
  • Lava Powerhouse Zone
  • The Machine
  • The Showdown
  • Special Zone (Pinball Bonus Rooms)
  • Toxic Pools Zone

    This is the easiest stage - And thats saying something in itself. After the intro Sonic jumps from the water shakes himself off and gets to going! The main bot here is the cluck. Don't stand on the platform at the bottom for too long, or the Rexxon will come up and chomp you. The first Emerald is in a large vat. You must knock out the levers on both sides of the vat to drain it. Then, go up and use the barrel to row yourself to the emerald. The other 2 are on the mine cart. Go up to he area with the barrels and knock out the levers on both sides. Go on the mine cart and go all the way down on both sides for the next 2 emeralds! Once all emeralds have been collected, keep heading to the top left of the zone where you can find the boss: Scorpius - A scorpion type monster with a Robotnik head. Pure D Ugly. The easiest way to defeat him is to jump into his curled tail and bounce around in there being careful not to fall out. Its relatively easy - but if you fall out, you'll have to make your way back up to the boss room. In the event that you do fall - try to aim yourself for the side ledges so you wont leave the room. Once the tail comes off, keep hitting his back to finally defeat him.

  • Lava Powerhouse Zone

    This zone isnt too hard but it takes some patience to get through it without frustration. The main enemy here is a bird like bot called a Ferron and a few Clucks. Watch out for the lava here, and be careful not to slip into the vat of boiling lava at the bottom of the pinball areas. From here on, there are no second escape chances like the Rexxon pit. The first emerald here is easy. Locate the pressure room. In the middle, at the top is an entrance to the Pipe Maze area. Just go up the middle tube bouncing off the Clucks to launch yourself into it. The emerald is at the top. You may notice the other two emeralds right there in two tubes to the left and right of the main one in the Pipe area. You have to go up the left or right side of the Powerhouse and flip yourself into either of the air jet tunnels. Keep jumping to make the air jets push you up to the emeralds. The boss of this stage is a vat of hot gas with 4 Robotnik heads circling around in them. Just get in there and knock them out. Then get into the vat and decimate it. Easy as that.

  • The Machine

    Before I saw the Showdown I thought this was gastronomically hard. But its more tedious - especially for first time players. So prepare yourself for a few hours in front of the tube....Welcome to the Machine - the CPU for the entire fortress! Two of the emeralds in here are in the main room, with some searching, you should find them. Just time your jumps right when you jump in the holes. Two emeralds are on the left side rooms with the flippers. Use the flippers to go up the side of the walls by holding down the flipper button as Sonic rests on it. One of the many tunnels leads to the emerald. The same goes for the tall room on the right side. At the top, above the main room, accessible through either side, there is a giant room full of Roboticizer tubes and Prison Pods. Break them open to free the animals. The one in the very middle holds the fifth and final emerald. Get it to open up the boss room at the very top of the stage above the Prison facility. This boss is actually the roboticiser itself! It's one of the easiest bosses to deal with..It sends animals into the machine and roboticizes them into Clucks, Ferrons, and Busters as they come out. Try to avoid them. First thing to do is knock out the tubes that send the animals into the roboticizer. Once that's done, jump up and into the roboticiser, just like the Powerhouse Vat - and destroy it from the inside. Now on to the final stage....

  • The Showdown

    This is by far one of the hardest stages in any Sonic game. With the fortress crumbling into the active Mount Mobius volcano, Robotnik is preparing to launch himself out of here! Taking place at a GIGANTIC construction area you must work your way upwards into Robotnik's War Room in his giant ship.... trial and error exists a lot here. Hope that you get more trial than error or you'll find yourself losing all your lives. For the first emerald, find the area with the stell plates. To destroy them, go up farther by aiming yourself for the plungers. Get the emerald. Now go into the two side rooms. If you use the flippers and shoot yourself up you'll go into a tube with the emerald. Also look for ways to get to the windsocks for a quick and easy emerald! Now shoot yourself outside and jump down the extreme sides of the stage. Use the flipper to catapult yourself back up the sides. Catapult into a tube that gets you the emerald and sends you back down the side. Thats the best way we can explain it. If you managed to do it correctly, now that you have all 5 emeralds, either shoot yourself up the sides to the dead center of the board or go up to the dead middle top of the stage where these missiles are falling down. Jump up the tops of the missiles and into Robotnik's war ship.... Robotnik is HUGE and ugly - And he is easy IF you just take your time and DONT RUSH !!!! Hit the plunger beneath his Super Egg-O-Matic. Everytime you hit the plunger, something different will happen. Claws could come out that grab you and drop you back down when you use the flippers to go up. Giant windsocks could suck you in and throw you at the windows. If that happens 3 times, the window will break and you will fall back to the board. And if that happens you'll have to get back up there and start ALL OVER AGAIN. If you go up and nothing happens, it'll be open. When this happens, do NOT hit the plunger again! Keep going up the sides and plug Robotnik on the top of his ship, cracking the glass on it. After 10 hits he's done for. You've beaten the game!

  • The Special Stage
    The Bonus Pinball Rooms

    The bonus rooms can only be accessed if you have finished the stage with at least 50 rings before you finish off the boss. There are three total rooms each of which providing you a break before getting back to the action. Also - check out the cameos ^_^:

  • Room One - Toxic Pools
    Trapped Alive

  • The Freedom Fighters have been locked away in containment chambers, but Robotniks busy guarding in his Egg O Matic! The objective - Destroy the roboticiser tubes serving as their prisons and free The Freedom Fighters, while avoiding Robotnik who can easily knock your ball out of action!

    Don't worry about the targets behind the moving Robotnik head - Your true objective lies at the big bucked teeth of Ivo Robotnik! Knock out the teeth with pinpoint accuracy and you may get a prize!

  • Room Two - Lava Powerhouse
    Bust The Teeth

  • Room Three - The Machine
    Destroy The Pod

  • Guess who's guarding the Prison Pod! Scratch is back and to help himself out hes decided to clone himself to keep that pesky hedgehog from freeing the animals. Destroy Scratch and his clones and then go willy nilly for The Prison Pod !!

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