Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (Mega Drive)

Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (Mega Drive)
DeveloperSega Technical Institute
PublisherSega
GenrePinball
ReleasedNovember 15, 1993
Title Screenhot
In-game Screenshot

Achievements

There are 68 achievements worth 500 (5149) points.
Authors: MGNS8M (46), Pereira006 (17), Scott (4), Michael (1)

Get the emerald in the center of Toxic Caves.
1544 (780) of 2222
(69.49%) players
Get the emerald in the left lane of Toxic Caves.
1176 (640) of 2222
(52.93%) players
Get the emerald in the right lane of Toxic Caves.
673 (363) of 2222
(30.29%) players
Defeat Boss in stage 1
1016 (550) of 2222
(45.72%) players
Win Bonus Stage 1
647 (290) of 2222
(29.12%) players
Get the emerald in the center of the Lava Powerhouse.
822 (454) of 2222
(36.99%) players
Get the emerald in the left lane of the Lava Powerhouse.
481 (258) of 2222
(21.65%) players
Get the emerald in the right lane of the Lava Powerhouse.
267 (148) of 2222
(12.02%) players
Defeat Boss in stage 2
445 (233) of 2222
(20.03%) players
Win Bonus Stage 2
350 (157) of 2222
(15.75%) players
Get the emerald in The Machine's bottom-right chamber.
411 (214) of 2222
(18.50%) players
Get the emerald in The Machine's bottom-left chamber.
353 (181) of 2222
(15.89%) players
Get the emerald in The Machine's upper-right chamber.
181 (96) of 2222
(8.15%) players
Get the emerald in The Machine's upper-left chamber.
173 (94) of 2222
(7.79%) players
Get the emerald in The Machine's center chamber.
185 (96) of 2222
(8.33%) players
Defeat Boss in stage 3
317 (165) of 2222
(14.27%) players
Win Bonus Stage 3
246 (114) of 2222
(11.07%) players
Get the emerald in Showdown's bottom-left chamber.
294 (149) of 2222
(13.23%) players
Get the emerald in Showdown's center chamber.
239 (108) of 2222
(10.76%) players
Get the emerald in Showdown's bottom-right chamber.
128 (60) of 2222
(5.76%) players
Get the emerald in Showdown's top-left chamber.
124 (57) of 2222
(5.58%) players
Get the emerald in Showdown's top-right chamber.
132 (63) of 2222
(5.94%) players
Defeat Boss in stage 4
216 (89) of 2222
(9.72%) players
Finish the entire game without level select.
191 (84) of 2222
(8.60%) players
Collect 20 Rings
1754 (891) of 2222
(78.94%) players
Collect 40 Rings
1237 (646) of 2222
(55.67%) players
Collect 60 Rings
310 (154) of 2222
(13.95%) players
Earn over 20 million points
705 (365) of 2222
(31.73%) players
Earn over 50 million points
375 (172) of 2222
(16.88%) players
Earn over 100 million points
281 (116) of 2222
(12.65%) players
Defeat Scorpius while in FAST mode.
115 (89) of 2222
(5.18%) players
Defeat Roboiler while in FAST mode.
73 (54) of 2222
(3.29%) players
Defeat VEG-O Machine while in FAST mode.
65 (49) of 2222
(2.93%) players
Defeat Robotnik while in FAST mode.
47 (31) of 2222
(2.12%) players
Collect all rings in Toxic Caves to open the bonus round, then enter it.
95 (70) of 2222
(4.28%) players
Complete the Ring Bonus round in Toxic Caves.
78 (57) of 2222
(3.51%) players
Hit all 4 targets above Scorpius when its tail is gone to get the message RADICAL DAMAGE.
91 (63) of 2222
(4.10%) players
Collect all rings in Lava Powerhouse to open the bonus round, then enter it.
45 (33) of 2222
(2.03%) players
Complete the Ring Bonus round in Lava Powerhouse.
40 (29) of 2222
(1.80%) players
Destroy only the bottom Roboiler head first. (wait for it)
87 (65) of 2222
(3.92%) players
Collect all rings in The Machine to open the bonus round, then enter it.
41 (30) of 2222
(1.85%) players
Complete the Ring Bonus round in The Machine.
37 (25) of 2222
(1.67%) players
Hit both targets under the VEG-O Machine to get ball-save.
194 (99) of 2222
(8.73%) players
Collect all rings in Showdown to open the bonus round, then enter it.
33 (23) of 2222
(1.49%) players
Complete the Ring Bonus round in Showdown.
32 (22) of 2222
(1.44%) players
Escape from the jaws of a mechanical beast.
715 (350) of 2222
(32.18%) players
In Toxic Caves, finish the stage with at least 2x Worm Loop Bonus.
377 (220) of 2222
(16.97%) players
Clear both toxic-barrel ramps in the same life in Toxic Caves.
490 (283) of 2222
(22.05%) players
In Toxic Caves, finish the stage with at least 2x Switch Loop Bonus.
51 (38) of 2222
(2.30%) players
Finish Toxic Caves quickly enough to get the full 10,000,000 Time Bonus.
44 (35) of 2222
(1.98%) players
Safely escape from a chain hanging over lava.
106 (69) of 2222
(4.77%) players
In Lava Powerhouse, finish the stage with at least 2x Cool Loop Bonus.
88 (40) of 2222
(3.96%) players
In Lava Powerhouse, finish the stage with at least 2x Pressure Bonus.
67 (33) of 2222
(3.02%) players
Get the 2x Multiplier from Lava Powerhouse.
150 (79) of 2222
(6.75%) players
Finish Lava Powerhouse quickly enough to get the full 10,000,000 Time Bonus.
61 (44) of 2222
(2.75%) players
In The Machine, open all cells to free everyone without dying.
150 (73) of 2222
(6.75%) players
In The Machine, finish the stage with at least 2x Power Chamber Bonus.
100 (51) of 2222
(4.50%) players
In The Machine, finish the stage with at least 2x Piston Lights Bonus.
140 (73) of 2222
(6.30%) players
Get the 2x Multiplier from The Machine.
101 (60) of 2222
(4.55%) players
Finish The Machine quickly enough to get the full 10,000,000 Time Bonus.
60 (44) of 2222
(2.70%) players
Get the 2x Multiplier from Showdown.
113 (55) of 2222
(5.09%) players
Hit all three targets on the left sub-table to get Eruption Bonus.
130 (68) of 2222
(5.85%) players
Hit all three targets on the right sub-table to get Eruption Bonus.
103 (51) of 2222
(4.64%) players
In Showdown, finish the stage with at least 5x Robotnik Bonus.
94 (32) of 2222
(4.23%) players
Finish the whole game having won at least two bonus tables.
93 (35) of 2222
(4.19%) players
Finish the whole game having won at least four bonus tables.
41 (24) of 2222
(1.85%) players
Finish Showdown quickly enough to get the full 10,000,000 Time Bonus.
33 (26) of 2222
(1.49%) players
Finish the entire game without dying.
55 (26) of 2222
(2.48%) players
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Recent comments: (All 46)
VGLongplays 20 Mar 2021 23:28
Not getting the 100m achievement and mastering this before the onslaught of new achievements hurts now
Kinglink 14 Jun 2021 21:30
The demo gives you an achievement for escaping from the the level 1 beast. Otherwise this is awesome. Also an awesome title.
MGNS8M 17 Jun 2021 01:50
I did fix that as I mentioned.
TindalosKeeper 31 Jul 2021 22:16
Sorry, but games that rely on randomness over skill are going down on my list of games that need completion. Do better next time. Specially when you want people to complete the whole game without dying once, and seeing reports of people not being awarded the achievements while using Level Select makes it even crazier.
Kinglink 1 Aug 2021 01:32
This list is perfectly fine dude. If you don't like randomness don't play games heavy with it. It's not the achievement list issue that you don't see the skill in the title.
TindalosKeeper 1 Aug 2021 02:02
I never said I wasn't going to play on it, I'll have a look at it eventually, but I find this type of games on the bottom of my list of to-do achievements because I'll take a lot of energy when I could do something more fun and manageable and within my control, with little bullshit in the middle, the type of bullshit that I'd say "Oh, that was my own fault, I did a mistake and was punished for it", not "Oh, you hit your character in the exact same kill spot but didn't registered? And you reached this far? That's too bad, try again next game!". There's a limit in how my skills come to play when it comes to randomness, and worse of all, you gotta pass the entirety of the game again for a certain achievement since Level Select makes maybe ALL achievements void (Not a peep in the description says it's disabled, even one achievement mentions that Level Select, so one would assume it's ok with the rest, right? Wrong!).Still, going to the bottom of my list. The very, VERY bottom, the abysmal one.
Alexdatadestroyer 11 Aug 2021 04:42
Whoa! Retro Achievements is really evolving! Now the character limitation is gone from game/user walls. Gonna read that above xD
TindalosKeeper 11 Aug 2021 04:45
Yeeeeeah, let's say I wasn't very "gitting gud" when I did that wall of text... :PI guess some practice and you can do the impossible, right? :)
Alexdatadestroyer 11 Aug 2021 04:48
This game is a pinball and it's a fact that pinball are a lucky based game in real life, but Sonic Spinball doesn't rely totally on randomness. Maybe on 3 Bonus Stages and on 4 Multiballs. However you can use the TILT feature to try to control your playthrough on it. For normal gameplay, it doesn't involve too much of luck and some situations can be completely manipulated. The game is indeed hard, but not impossible at all xD
Alexdatadestroyer 11 Aug 2021 04:53
Yep, practice leads to perfection. I used to play this game a lot in my childhood and even recently I used to die on Showdown. After this set revision, I kinda evolved my skills to the point to compete on its leaderboard at that time. Now, I was overwhelmed there, but made my best... At least, I don't die by bogus reasons there anymore :v
TindalosKeeper 11 Aug 2021 05:01
I still die a lot on Showdown, I guess I got really, REALLY lucky with that golden run I did!So grateful it happened, lifted a giant weight off me!
TindalosKeeper 12 Aug 2021 00:32
And that's that! Mastered at last! Wow! Can't believe I pulled it off, lmao. Truly a pretty hard set for the non-pinball savvy.
cannon9009 13 Aug 2021 16:40
Damn, and I thought Mario Pinball's achievements were a trial. This is like a trial TIMES TEN!
MusicalMinerdude 23 Aug 2021 07:51
I'll say! I gotta say though, I'm proud enough just for getting so close to the top of the Fast leaderboard. For many years I've been DREAMING of clearing the game on both speeds... That day is here. Whew.
sittaman 26 Nov 2021 14:22
PRO TIP #1 - Use the Fast setting always. It's better and most achievements here required this option to be on. Also make sure your emulator clock setting is not set higher than default as it would render the game so fast it's unplayable.
sittaman 26 Nov 2021 14:23
PRO TIP #2 - No Level Select code. No achievements will unlock if you do the level select code, so don't waste your time trying it.
MGNS8M 24 Dec 2021 00:05
Well, a few legacy achievements allowed level-select for years, so I went ahead and allowed those to continue(but at lower points). Otherwise yes, the others will remain locked against cheat-codes.
Stixil 12 Jan 2022 02:59
Challenging game but very fun once you get the hang of it, worth a try at the very least, but don't expect free points from this one
Revel90 14 Feb 2022 00:28
Having played this game for 25 years, going through this set has been a blast. You always have a surprising amount of influence in Sonics air movement with the D-Pad, use it constantly and youll find a lot of the randomness is taken away.
Enagonius 7 Dec 2022 15:20
If there's already an achievement for beating the game without Level Select, then why lock out the other progression achievements when using Level Select?
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22Nevanos Nevanos2022-08-09 22:45
21TehCupcakes TehCupcakes2022-06-11 04:25
20Nanashi Nanashi2022-04-06 17:47
19MeV3Ker MeV3Ker2022-04-06 16:21
18sittaman sittaman2021-12-01 00:56
17RearviewMirror RearviewMirror2021-10-11 02:04
16SamsamDaGameMan SamsamDaGameMan2021-09-25 03:38
15Stixil Stixil2021-09-22 01:50
14wolfman2000 wolfman20002021-09-16 22:09
13D3ster D3ster2021-08-17 12:51

Leaderboards

Highest Score when finishing the game on Normal.
D3ster D3ster225912892
Highest Score when finishing the game on Fast.
D3ster D3ster155798892
Time Bonus Score awarded when defeating Scorpius.
Alexdatadestroyer Alexdatadestroyer303
Time Bonus Score awarded when defeating Roboiler.
Alexdatadestroyer Alexdatadestroyer414
Time Bonus Score awarded when defeating VEG-O Machine.
BigJ BigJ544
Time Bonus Score awarded when defeating Robotnik.
Nanashi Nanashi534
How many bonus boards can you clear?
danilofent97 danilofent975