Sonic 3 and Knuckles
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Dr. Eggman’s (AKA Dr. Robotnik’s) Death Egg was once again blasted by Sonic, crash-landing on the peak of a volcano on the Floating Island.
Dr. Eggman is still at large, and Sonic can’t allow him to get his hands on the Master Emerald and repair the Death Egg. Sonic must also keep Knuckles off his back but Knuckles has problems too. As guardian of the Floating Island and all the Emeralds, Knuckles must do his part to keep the island safe. While they’re going the rounds with each other, who will stop Dr. Eggman?
They went all out.Snotnarok | Nov. 3, 2014 | See all Snotnarok's reviews »
This is my favorite game in the 2D series, they did just about everything right. With the benefit of time, you get to skip where the games were separate due to time, cartridge space limitations and such. That's right this game was 2 separate carts you could slot together for the full on adventure.
To start, the game has some really large levels, not really just the length it's also the height granting the player numerous paths to finish the level making replayability really high. Unique for the time, the levels intermix- where you beat the first act and no screen changes you're into the next act. You'll make a transition via a cannon or pit trap to the next level but it makes the game seem like 1 big adventure which is impressive considering. Each stage has a mini-boss and a boss as well to make sure things stay interesting. The music is great, you'd be hard pressed to find tunes that beat this game then. Only made better by every act having it's own variation or entirely separate song. Yes, the game has been confirmed to have had Michael Jackson working on tracks to some extent- but due to reasons (criminal accusations at the time) all credit was removed.
You get to play as 3 characters in this game, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles. Each has their own abilities and heck, even unique paths. -Sonic is fastest, jumps highest, can use alt abilities on shields. -Tails can fly and swim -Knuckles jumps the lowest, can glide, climb walls, smash unique paths open. (he's also the hard mode of the game)
It's a huge game and considering the cost today vs then? It's a steal. It's a great game(s) and worth playing if you like platformers. You can tell you went all out considering the details they went into and variety of gameplay they have in here.
Brilliant game.digiconner | May 12, 2014 | See all digiconner's reviews »
This game is great. The levels are well designed, the bosses are cool, the characters are great and the story is interesting. This includes 3 storylines, sonic the hedgehog 3, sonic & knuckles - sonic storyline and sonic & knuckles - knuckles storyline. You can play as sonic, tails or knuckles and the introduction of knuckles to the franchise is awesome. This game is exceptional.
The Best Sonic, by Fartaythib | Nov. 18, 2013 | See all taythib's reviews »
Of the three original sonic titles, this is the peak. Playing as the three original heroes, Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, run at high speeds through very atmospheric platforming levels on an adventure to defeat Dr. Robotnik. The level design is extremely intuitive while the controls feel very smooth. The graphics are perhaps the most beautiful of the era, having a colorful combination of backgrounds and enemies. Highly reccomended!
The Best of Sonic, and the Best Experiencecrazygrouptrio | Aug. 1, 2013 | See all crazygrouptrio's reviews »
Sonic games have plummeted over the years, I don't think anyone can argue that. The games just lack the speed and pure fun that the older Sonic's had. This game combo was the pinnacle of Sonic's greatness.
This game is near perfect with its game play, although constantly running can be boring after awhile, you'll soon find that the levels all have secrets that hold power ups, lives, and bonus stages to get the chaos emeralds and eventually become Super Sonic. This is where most of the game's difficult lies.
The stages themselves, as well as the bosses, aren't that difficult, but they aren't supposed to be difficult. The games keeps a steady pace that allows even new players to run and dash through the stages without much effort. This difficult gradually increases (around the Marble Garden Zone speed won't help you much) and becomes a pretty solid experience. But, once you slow down and begin to realize you can collect chaos emeralds and become Super Sonic, the game has a whole new element of discovery that will make you play the game again and again.
If I didn't still own both of these titles for the Sega Genesis, I'd buy them again.
go faster pleaseBynn | June 10, 2013 | See all Bynn's reviews »
The best Sonic clasic game in my opinion, my favourite, adding new elements and nice dinamic stage change, the new 3 new shields, really helpful! Overall fun, still play it sometimes to this day.