Sonic Mania might update the old Sonic formula for a modern audience, but it's also a giant throwback to the Mega Drive days. Back in the 90s, it was common for games to be rife with cheat codes, an almost extinct way to change up the game by enabling things like infinite lives, or spawning in items you shouldn't have access to. As it happens, some cheats have been unearthed in SEGA's well-received platformer.

To enter them, you'll first need to get into the secret Level Select screen. Go to Mania Mode, and enable Debug mode. Then go to the No Save option, hold Square, and press X. Once you're on the Level Select screen, go down to the sound test to input the following codes.

  • 3 3 3 1 9 7 9 0 8 1 1 – Changes all animals into Squirrels
  • 4 1 2 6 – All Emeralds
  • 1 9 9 2 1 1 2 4 – Infinite Continues
  • 2 0 1 8 0 6 2 3 – Force Encore Mode
  • 1 9 8 9 0 5 0 1 – Unknown
  • 2 0 1 7 0 8 1 5 – Super Sonic Flight in normal levels (Don’t need to be Super to trigger it)
  • 9 0 0 1 – Max Control For Sonic (Drop Dash, Super Peel Out, Insta-Shield)
  • 0 0 0 0 6 2 1 4 – Disable Super Music

If you've entered the code correctly, you'll hear a chime. Currently, it seems these cheats only work on the No Save option, so you won't be doing any harm by fooling around with these. Do you miss the days of cheat codes? Reminisce in the comments below.

[via sonicstadium.org, resetera.com]