Team Action Controls: Refer to the in-game Tutorial in the 1P Play menu to learn the complete Team Action Controls.
Special Stages: If you have collected a Special Stage Key by the time you reach the level's Goal Ring, you will be transported to a Special Stage. Earn points here that will be converted to extra lives, and try to obtain one of the 7 Chaos Emeralds.
Directional Pad Move cursor (select menu items)
Left Thumbstick Move character/menu selections
A Button Enter selection
B Button Cancel/return to previous screen
Start Start game
Left Thumbstick Move characters
Right Thumbstick First-person view mode
A Button Jump/special action
B Button Clockwise formation change
X Button Action button
Y Button Counter-clockwise formation change
Black Button Team blast (your most powerful attack, only when Team Blast meter is full)
Left Trigger Rotate camera Left
Right Trigger Rotate camera Right