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Sonic Spinball (Mega Drive)

Developer:Sega Interactive
Publisher:Sega
Genre:Pinball
First released:November 15, 1993
Title ScreenhotIn-game Screenshot

Achievements

There are 68 achievements worth 500 (5917) points.
Authors: MGNS8M (46), Pereira006 (17), Scott (4), Michael (1).

 
Emerald Sewage Drain
 
won by 1088 (548) of 1365 (79.71%)
(3)
Get the emerald in the center of Toxic Caves.
Emerald Coaster Left
 
won by 743 (414) of 1365 (54.43%)
(3)
Get the emerald in the left lane of Toxic Caves.
Emerald Coaster Right
 
won by 195 (113) of 1365 (14.29%)
(8)
Get the emerald in the right lane of Toxic Caves.
Escopior Eggman
 
won by 668 (378) of 1365 (48.94%)
(6)
Defeat Boss in stage 1
Fast Flipper
 
won by 428 (200) of 1365 (31.36%)
(3)
Win Bonus Stage 1
Lava Powerhouse Center
 
won by 616 (347) of 1365 (45.13%)
(4)
Get the emerald in the center of the Lava Powerhouse.
Lava Powerhouse Left
 
won by 334 (183) of 1365 (24.47%)
(5)
Get the emerald in the left lane of the Lava Powerhouse.
Lava Powerhouse Right
 
won by 101 (59) of 1365 (7.40%)
(15)
Get the emerald in the right lane of the Lava Powerhouse.
Lava Evil Eggman
 
won by 315 (172) of 1365 (23.08%)
(10)
Defeat Boss in stage 2
Teeth Eggman
 
won by 244 (120) of 1365 (17.88%)
(12)
Win Bonus Stage 2
The Machine Right Bottom
 
won by 303 (162) of 1365 (22.20%)
(8)
Get the emerald in The Machine's bottom-right chamber.
The Machine Left Bottom
 
won by 248 (131) of 1365 (18.17%)
(9)
Get the emerald in The Machine's bottom-left chamber.
The Machine Right Top
 
won by 81 (47) of 1365 (5.93%)
(25)
Get the emerald in The Machine's upper-right chamber.
The Machine Left Top
 
won by 81 (47) of 1365 (5.93%)
(25)
Get the emerald in The Machine's upper-left chamber.
The Machine Center
 
won by 83 (48) of 1365 (6.08%)
(24)
Get the emerald in The Machine's center chamber.
Robot Eggman
 
won by 237 (127) of 1365 (17.36%)
(12)
Defeat Boss in stage 3
Chicken Button
 
won by 189 (93) of 1365 (13.85%)
(15)
Win Bonus Stage 3
Showdown Left Bottom
 
won by 235 (128) of 1365 (17.22%)
(12)
Get the emerald in Showdown's bottom-left chamber.
Showdown Center
 
won by 184 (91) of 1365 (13.48%)
(15)
Get the emerald in Showdown's center chamber.
Showdown Right Bottom
 
won by 64 (36) of 1365 (4.69%)
(38)
Get the emerald in Showdown's bottom-right chamber.
Showdown Left Top
 
won by 62 (35) of 1365 (4.54%)
(39)
Get the emerald in Showdown's top-left chamber.
Showdown Right Top
 
won by 63 (36) of 1365 (4.62%)
(39)
Get the emerald in Showdown's top-right chamber.
Eggman
 
won by 166 (79) of 1365 (12.16%)
(33)
Defeat Boss in stage 4
The End
 
won by 153 (74) of 1365 (11.21%)
(35)
Finish the entire game without level select.
Ring Mania
 
won by 1150 (586) of 1365 (84.25%)
(1)
Collect 20 Rings
Good Ring
 
won by 811 (427) of 1365 (59.41%)
(3)
Collect 40 Rings
Awesome Ring
 
won by 223 (117) of 1365 (16.34%)
(10)
Collect 60 Rings
Nice Score
 
won by 495 (255) of 1365 (36.26%)
(6)
Earn over 20 million points
Great Score
 
won by 284 (130) of 1365 (20.81%)
(11)
Earn over 50 million points
Awesome Score
 
won by 224 (99) of 1365 (16.41%)
(26)
Earn over 100 million points
Speedy Scorpius
 
won by 59 (48) of 1365 (4.32%)
(83)
Defeat Scorpius while in FAST mode.
Rally Roboiler
 
won by 45 (37) of 1365 (3.30%)
(107)
Defeat Roboiler while in FAST mode.
Vicious VEG-O Machine
 
won by 42 (35) of 1365 (3.08%)
(114)
Defeat VEG-O Machine while in FAST mode.
Revving Robotnik
 
won by 30 (23) of 1365 (2.20%)
(156)
Defeat Robotnik while in FAST mode.
Sewer Scavenge
 
won by 47 (39) of 1365 (3.44%)
(100)
Collect all rings in Toxic Caves to open the bonus round, then enter it.
Soggy Crabmeat
 
won by 42 (34) of 1365 (3.08%)
(111)
Complete the Ring Bonus round in Toxic Caves.
RADICAL SCORPIUS
 
won by 40 (29) of 1365 (2.93%)
(47)
Hit all 4 targets above Scorpius when its tail is gone to get the message RADICAL DAMAGE.
Boiling Bling
 
won by 28 (24) of 1365 (2.05%)
(166)
Collect all rings in Lava Powerhouse to open the bonus round, then enter it.
Steamed Crabs
 
won by 27 (23) of 1365 (1.98%)
(172)
Complete the Ring Bonus round in Lava Powerhouse.
Bottom Boiler
 
won by 38 (32) of 1365 (2.78%)
(50)
Destroy only the bottom Roboiler head first. (wait for it)
Gear Grinding
 
won by 25 (21) of 1365 (1.83%)
(462)
Collect all rings in The Machine to open the bonus round, then enter it.
Crab Hammer
 
won by 22 (18) of 1365 (1.61%)
(208)
Complete the Ring Bonus round in The Machine.
Surge Protector
 
won by 83 (47) of 1365 (6.08%)
(6)
Hit both targets under the VEG-O Machine to get ball-save.
Volcano Villain
 
won by 21 (18) of 1365 (1.54%)
(543)
Collect all rings in Showdown to open the bonus round, then enter it.
Lava Lobster
 
won by 19 (16) of 1365 (1.39%)
(238)
Complete the Ring Bonus round in Showdown.
Monster Escape
 
won by 230 (111) of 1365 (16.85%)
(5)
Escape from the jaws of a mechanical beast.
Wormy Roundup
 
won by 115 (73) of 1365 (8.42%)
(23)
In Toxic Caves, finish the stage with at least 2x Worm Loop Bonus.
Toxic Cleanup
 
won by 139 (93) of 1365 (10.18%)
(11)
Clear both toxic-barrel ramps in the same life in Toxic Caves.
Switch Track Trip
 
won by 29 (24) of 1365 (2.12%)
(80)
In Toxic Caves, finish the stage with at least 2x Switch Loop Bonus.
Toxic Time
 
won by 26 (23) of 1365 (1.90%)
(445)
Finish Toxic Caves quickly enough to get the full 10,000,000 Time Bonus.
Chain Gain
 
won by 52 (33) of 1365 (3.81%)
(28)
Safely escape from a chain hanging over lava.
Cool Under Pressure
 
won by 40 (24) of 1365 (2.93%)
(59)
In Lava Powerhouse, finish the stage with at least 2x Cool Loop Bonus.
Hot Over Pressure
 
won by 33 (22) of 1365 (2.42%)
(71)
In Lava Powerhouse, finish the stage with at least 2x Pressure Bonus.
Double Lava Power
 
won by 60 (36) of 1365 (4.40%)
(41)
Get the 2x Multiplier from Lava Powerhouse.
Lava Round The Clock
 
won by 34 (30) of 1365 (2.49%)
(138)
Finish Lava Powerhouse quickly enough to get the full 10,000,000 Time Bonus.
Save The Animals
 
won by 68 (39) of 1365 (4.98%)
(73)
In The Machine, open all cells to free everyone without dying.
Hedgehog Power
 
won by 52 (30) of 1365 (3.81%)
(46)
In The Machine, finish the stage with at least 2x Power Chamber Bonus.
Piston The Machine Away
 
won by 63 (36) of 1365 (4.62%)
(39)
In The Machine, finish the stage with at least 2x Piston Lights Bonus.
Power Coupler
 
won by 45 (32) of 1365 (3.30%)
(53)
Get the 2x Multiplier from The Machine.
Time Machine
 
won by 34 (28) of 1365 (2.49%)
(138)
Finish The Machine quickly enough to get the full 10,000,000 Time Bonus.
Double Volcano
 
won by 54 (34) of 1365 (3.96%)
(45)
Get the 2x Multiplier from Showdown.
Eruption Bonus Left
 
won by 64 (39) of 1365 (4.69%)
(22)
Hit all three targets on the left sub-table to get Eruption Bonus.
Eruption Bonus Right
 
won by 52 (30) of 1365 (3.81%)
(28)
Hit all three targets on the right sub-table to get Eruption Bonus.
Smell My Socks!
 
won by 46 (23) of 1365 (3.37%)
(52)
In Showdown, finish the stage with at least 5x Robotnik Bonus.
Bonus Bonus
 
won by 45 (24) of 1365 (3.30%)
(107)
Finish the whole game having won at least two bonus tables.
Bonus Bonus Bonus Bonus
 
won by 26 (19) of 1365 (1.90%)
(445)
Finish the whole game having won at least four bonus tables.
Showdown Time
 
won by 22 (19) of 1365 (1.61%)
(520)
Finish Showdown quickly enough to get the full 10,000,000 Time Bonus.
Rolling Stop
 
won by 27 (18) of 1365 (1.98%)
(430)
Finish the entire game without dying.
💬Official forum topic

Recent comment(s):
12 Feb 2021
1:26
Set revision should be complete, hope it goes well..
14 Feb 2021
10:28
Mastered and remastered again! Thanks to all developers involved in making this set and MGNS8M for revisioning it! I think I got a little of my sanity drained, I need a breather xD Time Bonus, Jackpot Bonus and Multiball subsets were the toughest ones!
14 Feb 2021
10:40
Fast mode subset was a nice addition to force players to play that way. Never finished the game on Fast mode before... Such adrenaline, much speed! (and I am still not using level select cheat yet. Wasn't needed to :p )
14 Feb 2021
12:07
One more thing: It seems that majority of achievements (if not all of them) of this set are blocked against "multiplayer" mode. So, don't ever think changing default value "1 PL" in Mode on Options screen to take advantage on your trials and errors.
14 Feb 2021
14:29
In case of more people still get confused about how to beat Robotnik in Showdown while pressing the lower button of his spacecraft a lot of times, take a look here for explanation: https://retroachievements.org/viewtopic.php?t=164&c=79181#79181
27 Feb 2021
10:37
OH MY GOD! I can't believe it! I finally mastered! Wow, it's a very hard set! Finally I did it! Thx for revision. :D
20 Mar 2021
23:28
Not getting the 100m achievement and mastering this before the onslaught of new achievements hurts now
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.
17 Jun 2021
1:50
I did fix that as I mentioned.
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.
1 Aug 2021
1:32
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.
1 Aug 2021
2:02
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.
11 Aug 2021
4:42
Whoa! Retro Achievements is really evolving! Now the character limitation is gone from game/user walls. Gonna read that above xD
11 Aug 2021
4:45
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? :)
11 Aug 2021
4:48
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
11 Aug 2021
4:53
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
11 Aug 2021
5:01
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!
12 Aug 2021
0:32
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.
13 Aug 2021
16:40
Damn, and I thought Mario Pinball's achievements were a trial. This is like a trial TIMES TEN!
23 Aug 2021
7:51
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.

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Achievement Distribution

High Scores

PosUserMastery Date
1Stixil2021-09-22 01:50:06
2wolfman20002021-09-16 22:09:18
3D3ster2021-08-17 12:51:22
4TindalosKeeper2021-08-12 00:30:13
5Sylrifaide2021-05-07 20:05:50
6hardcoregamertop2021-04-14 21:45:19
7Warbler2021-03-08 05:52:59
8Arekdias2021-03-06 17:18:07
9Shianderu2021-03-05 05:52:56
10Sarconius2021-03-02 19:45:30

Leaderboards

Highest Score when finishing the game on Normal.
D3ster225912892
Highest Score when finishing the game on Fast.
D3ster155798892
Time Bonus Score awarded when defeating Scorpius.
Alexdatadestroyer303
Time Bonus Score awarded when defeating Roboiler.
Alexdatadestroyer414
Time Bonus Score awarded when defeating VEG-O Machine.
Alexdatadestroyer535
Time Bonus Score awarded when defeating Robotnik.
sittaman506
How many bonus boards can you clear?
danilofent975