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Sonic 3



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Release Dates

01/23/94 Sega
05/27/94 Sega
02/24/94 Sega

Community Stats

Owners: 229
Favorite: 20
Tracked: 2
Wishlist: 2
Now Playing: 2

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New Attitude! New Enemies!

Swing from vines, launch new attacks, survive deadly traps and summon Tails to airlift Sonic out of danger. Discover hidden rooms and passageways in the megasized Zones. Transform into Super Sonic and experience the ultimate in speed and ultra sonic power. Save your progress using the new Game Save Feature.

  • Warp in the new Special Stage and dodge 3-D energy spheres to collect the hidden chaos Emeralds.
  • Meet Dr. Robotnik's newest recruit, Knuckles. He's a native of the Floating island, where this spin-dashing escapade unfolds.
  • Outsmart Dr. Robotnik who's back with all new inventions.
  • Play as Sonic, Tails or Knuckles in the all new 2 Player, Split-Screen, Simultaneous Action mode featuring totally unique Zones.

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Game Information Updated oliist 18th May 2010
Game Information Updated oliist 18th May 2010
Game Banner Added to Database pbroy 31st Oct 2009
Game Banner Added to Database Smeags 26th May 2009
Game Summary added to Database oliist 19th Apr 2009
Game Summary added to Database Dgc1808 19th Apr 2009
Game Information Updated Keiji Dragon 24th Dec 2008
Boxart Added smac 21st Dec 2008
Boxart Added smac 21st Dec 2008
Boxart Added smac 21st Dec 2008

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Opinion (11)

EJBass83 posted 17/12/2018, 02:58
Sonic the Hedghog 3

Total Sales: 1.86 million

Japan: 0.20 million
NA: 1.02 million
Europe: 0.54 million
Others: 0.10 million
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markimsoad posted 26/11/2010, 05:34
another classic... fantastic ;)
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Burning Typhoon posted 18/06/2009, 12:30
I had actually gotten Sonic and Knuckles right when it was released. It wasn't until like 5 years ago that I'd even gotten Sonic 3. That game is so awesome... I'm going to play it again sometime next week for sure.

Save states in the game are awesome, and it's a nice challenge, but, not so much that 1 in 3,000 people can only beat it.. Like some other super difficult games of that time.
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 03/05/2009, 10:01
Sonic 3 & Knuckles > *
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Dgc1808 posted 29/03/2009, 06:31
Those screens remind me of the happy days. When I got my first console and game...
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Ronster316 posted 29/11/2008, 05:44
Sonic 3 alone= good.

Sonic 3 & knuckles combined= Unstoppable.
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