Sonic Mania Level Select Guide

Sonic has many ways and options through which you can jump between levels. This Sonic Mania Level Select Guide will let you know how you can enter any level of your choice in Sonic Mania without having to complete the prior levels using the level selector

For more help on Sonic Mania, check out our Boss Guide, Drop Dash Guide, Special Stages Locations Guide.

Sonic Mania Level Select

There are two ways through which you can unlock the level selector in Sonic Mania. The first one is to simply complete the entire game and beat each level and the other is by using the debug menu to unlock the level selector.

After you have done this you can simply select the level you want to play using the save file by using the up and down buttons. The drawback of this method is that you start on Act 1 of that level and you must get to the other acts by the normal progression.

Cheat codes and Cheat combinations have become a thing of the past in modern games.

Since Sonic Mania is, in fact, a thing of the past and does not try to say otherwise, you have a way of simply unlocking the level selector by pressing a combination of buttons if you do not feel like completing the game by fair means or just want to skip a couple of acts.

These combinations of buttons are different for each console so make sure you enter the right combination.

Nintendo Switch

Simply head to the main menu and press down while holding the B and Y buttons. You will eventually get to the main menu with the message ‘Press any button to Start’. If you press the Start button, a classic Sonic 2 style level selector will appear on your screen from which you can select whichever Act of whichever level you feel like playing.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

The codes for these two have still not been confirmed, but there are certain reports of the following codes working so try them out and let us know what happens in the comment section below.

  • Xbox One – Hold X and press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B
  • PlayStation 4 – Hold Square and Press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, X, O

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