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On a routine trip to Angel Island, Sonic and Tails encounter a strange Echinda who steals the Chaos Emeralds under direct orders from the evil Dr. Eggman.

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Hirokazu Yasuhara
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Storyline

Tails flies Sonic to visit Angel Island. When they arrive at the island, Knuckels, the guardian of the island attacks Sonic and steals the Chaos Emeralds. As it turns out, Dr. Robotnik crash landed on the island after his Death Egg was destroyed. He has convinced Knuckels that Sonic is the bad guy and must be stopped. As Sonic and Tails fight to stop Robotnik latest evil plans, they must get past Knuckels as well. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

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Release Date:

2 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 See more »

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Trivia

This is the first Sonic game that gives you ability to save your progress. See more »

Goofs

When the countdown begins to notify the player that Sonic is running out of air in Hydrocity Zone when fighting the mini-boss, if Sonic replenishes his air, the music will switch to the mini-boss music from "Sonic & Knuckles". This also happens during the fight with Robotnik in the same Zone. See more »

Crazy Credits

If you collect all the Chaos Emeralds in this game, the ending will be the SONIC 3 logo with Sonic and Tails standing beside it. If you do not, the ending will show Robotnik and Knuckles juggling the emeralds you did not get under a TRY AGAIN sign. See more »

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Spin-off Knuckles' Chaotix (1995) See more »

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Knuckles the cocky rival
8 July 2003 | by famelovingboy68See all my reviews

Sonic 3 takes off exactly where the second phenominal game ended, like the back the future movies, where we land on Angel Island after the Death Egg gets blown to pieces, and there's the sweet music playing, where all the animals fly to paradise. This game has Knuckles, an annoying cocky enemy who picks on Sonic, and is was convinced here that Sonic's his enemy. This games the shortest and easiest in the series, and back in the day I would of been so excited to own it, it's my least favorite in the series, although there's a new sound when you get an extra life, and when you get the spheres that make it so nothing can hurt you temporarily. The final boss on Launch Base zone is easy. first he's Robotnik going up and down with a few small moons, then he comes back big, with a pointed long spike claw that can grab you and take all your rings away, and continues are hardest to get here, you have to save the game. There are six zones, with only two acts: Angel Island, Hydrocity, Marble Garden, Carnival, ice Cap, and Launch Base zone. On Ice Cap zone, is the most amazing, special level on the game, you get to go extreme skiing into an ice cave, which is the level.


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