Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Debug Mode (IOS/Android)




hey guys in this instructable im going to show you how to unlock debug mode in sonic the hedgehog 1&2 on your IOS or android device using the level select

all you will need is and IOS or android device with either Sonic 1 or 2 installed onto it

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Step 1: Accessing Level Select

first of for this code to work you need to enable level select by starting the game, select no save game then choose a character. Once you have done that start the game and when the SEGA logo appears tape the letters S-E-G-A in order until you hear the ring chime, once you have done that press and hold with two fingers on the bottom half of the screen until the intro has played then the level select should appear

Step 2: Activating Debug Mode Using Sound Check

once the level select page has appeared scroll down to sound check and play these songs in order: 01,09,09,01,00,06,02,03 (Sonic 1) or 01,09,09,02,01,01,02,04 (Sonic 2) the ring noise should then play again,once you hear the ring sound scroll up and choose a level and it will take you straight to that level.

Step 3: Using Debug Mode

to use debug mode once you have selected a level tap the top left hand corner where the time, ring, and score counter is displayed this will then change your character into a ring, to search through all available objects tap the plus and minis icon at the top of the screen and to place the object tap jump and the object will appear on the level.

Step 4: Exiting Debug

to swap back to player mode just tap the top left hand corner again to play the level

and thats about it I hope you like this secret mode.

Let me know in the comments if I have left anything out and I will add it in to another instructable


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    15 Discussions


    Tip 4 months ago

    Guys how to get him


    10 months ago on Step 2

    Not working in sonic 1 no sound no music


    Question 1 year ago

    So when i do it the level select appears and everythings fine but when i try playing a sound it just skips 10 sounds after and doesnt play anything, can somebody help?

    2 answers

    Answer 10 months ago

    Mine is not working in sonic 1 no sound no music


    Answer 1 year ago

    Write the code on a paper like i did.


    Question 10 months ago on Introduction

    Is not working in sonic 1 ai tryed and not sound not music


    Answer 1 year ago

    As far as I know there’s no way to delete items


    Reply 1 year ago

    the easiest way in debug mode to get super sonic instantly is the super sonic item box (the one with the orange s on its monitor)


    3 years ago

    it doesnt seem to work on my iPhone, can I have help (nice work for the instructions though)

    2 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    sure, sorry if the instructions weren't clear enough.

    it only works on no save mode

    when the SEGA logo appears on either game when you start a no save game tap
    S-E-G-A in order and you should here the ring chine sound effect after that hold down on the bottom half of the screen with two finger until the title screen animation has finished and the level select menu should appear and then just use the code I gave in the instructable for the specific game in the sound check and you should hear the ring chime again, then select a level play and then tap the scoreboard on the top left hand corner and the debug controls should appear and sonic will turn into a ring.

    hope this helps


    Reply 3 years ago

    Actually I did actually do it but when will Christain Whitehead make it so you can just activate "Debug Mode" by how you said or a button at the pause menu?