Is the Sonic CD Sound Test Menu in Sonic Origins? – Answered


Sonic Origins is here, and with it comes Sonic’s legacy from his early days back on the Sega Genesis. This collection features plenty of fun extras for fans of the series, and many diehard fans were wondering whether the infamous Sonic CD sound test menu would show up. Today, we’re answering the question: is the Sonic CD sound test menu in Sonic Origins?

Does Sonic Origins have the Sonic CD Sound Test Menu?

In the original 1993 release of Sonic CD, the developers hid some fun Easter Eggs behind a hidden sound test menu, accessible by inputting a cheat code. The sound test worked by selecting two numbers, and certain combinations of numbers would provide players with a hidden picture, like the “The Fastest DJ” MC Sonic image above.

Sonic CD was eventually remastered and released for modern platforms in 2011 using a new engine developed by Christian “The Taxman” Whitehead, who later went on to develop Sonic Mania.

This remastered version also contained all the Easter Eggs that were present in the original game, but you have to unlock them here by getting fast enough times in Time Attack mode, as opposed to simply inputting a cheat code.

The infamous “Majin Sonic” hidden image in Sonic CD’s sound test menu.

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Fast-forward to 2022, and fans will be pleased to know that the secret sound test menu does in fact return for the Sonic Origins collection. Since the version of Sonic CD that’s included in Sonic Origins is based on the 2011 version, you must once again unlock the sound test menu.

To unlock the sound test menu, you need to beat all of Sonic CD’s stages in Time Attack mode with a total time under 25 minutes. Doing so will unlock the special stages for Time Attack mode, and you must complete all of them with a total time under 5 minutes, which will finally unlock the sound test menu in the Extras section.

We hope our guide answers your questions about whether the Sonic CD sound test menu is in Sonic Origins. If you have any other questions, let us know in the comments below!

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