Sonic the Hedgehog 3

a.k.a. Sonic 3 - Sonic the Hedgehog / Sonic 3 / ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ3

published by Sega in 1994-02-02, developed by Sega / Sonic Team, running on Mega Drive
type: platformer
genre: Underwater walking
series: Sonic the Hedgehog
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn

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Personal review

More Sonic, longer, better, faster than before. But it's still the same game really...
# 2002-07-29 01:23:14

Official description

Sonic and Tails are back for another adventure as they again battle the evil Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik), who is desperately trying to collect all the Chaos Emeralds to rebuild his Death Egg. Our heroes must again find the Chaos Emeralds before Dr. Eggman does, but winning the race won't be easy this time – a new adversary, Knuckles the Echidna, has arrived on the scene and will do whatever he can to keep Sonic and Tails from reaching their goal. Grab all the golden rings, find various bonus zones and overcome Knuckles and Dr. Eggman as you rocket through the third chapter in Sonic's adventures.
# 2007-09-13 22:49:04 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

Editor note

How is it that Tails is punishing difficulty at the Act 2 boss? The player in this video is not freaky good (lots of mistakes) but he gets it on one try. The vid even shows how Tails can damage Dr. Robotnik's machine simply by rubbing his spinning tale against it (while the machine's blades are stationary).

Skip to the battle at 8:20
I had no problem myself getting past it when I played all the way tales through Sonic 3+Knuckles (Real machine, no emu cheats, no game genie).
# 2011-05-18 04:30:53

External reviews (5) - average: 95.2% - median: 94%

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Génération 4 (1-82)fr641994-0393/10093%
Joypad 1-72fr281994-0294/10094%
Mean Machines Segauk171994-0394/10094%
Mega Forcefr251994-0297/10097%
Player Onefr391994-0298/10098%

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