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Sonic Superstars

Developers: Arzest, Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch
Released internationally: October 17, 2023

MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.

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Marking Naoto Ohshima's return to the series that put him on the map, Sonic Superstars is the first 2D Sonic game since 2017's Sonic Mania, featuring entirely original levels, a new 2.5D art style, Fang the Sniper Hunter making his proper return after a very small cameo in Mania, and Rayman Origins-esque four-player co-op. It's notable for being the first mainline Sonic title to have been made with the Unity engine.

Also, Trip the Sungazer.

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Unused Music
Sonic 4, anyone?

Debug Menu

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Test this on other platforms.


Finish Story Mode, then input one of the following button combinations on the main menu:

  • PlayStation 4/PlayStation 5: Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square
  • Xbox One/Xbox Series X: X, X, Y, Y, X, X, X, X
  • Switch: Y, Y, X, X, Y, Y, Y, Y

It's a very basic debugging utility; don't expect to be placing objects in-level like in the older 2D Sonic games. It's a bit closer to the Level Select and Sound Test cheats from older Sonic games, but this was absolutely a developer tool that Arzest forgot to disable in the retail game, judging by it being called a "debug menu" and its basic appearance. There are two options you can select: "Stage Select" and "Sound Test".


Stage Select lets you choose any stage and any character, though trying to access the character-specific Acts with anyone else will instead have the game pick the character the stage was designed for.


Sound Test has no sound effects, just the zone music.

Internal Project Name

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Sonic Superstars is named "Sonic Orion" internally, according to the name of the game's Switch savefile. This title also appears in a few screenshots of an early logo on the game’s website (later removed).