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.
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Positive (18 reviews) - 100% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 26, 2011

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About This Game

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?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP or higher
    • Graphics: 32MB or greater graphics card
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 50MB free disc space
    System specs for classic launcher.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP or higher
    • Graphics/CPU: NVidia GeForce GTX 280 or ATI Radeon HD 6630 or equivalent DirectX® 9c or higher 1GB VRam / Intel i3-2100 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or equivalent dual core CPU
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9c or greater
    • Hard Drive: 50MB free disc space
Helpful customer reviews
331 of 380 people (87%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Posted: October 25, 2013
This is the best Sonic game, and possibly the best 2D platformer, ever!
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140 of 149 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Posted: November 6, 2011
Great grapics, music, and gameplay. Has great replay value too, with 3 different characters to play as, and 14 different emeralds to collect. Tied with Sonic 2 as my favorite platformers on the Genesis, you can't make a mistake giving this game a go.
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77 of 82 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Posted: November 10, 2011
Take Sonic and Tails, throw in Knuckles, and you have an awesome game designed for ALL THREE characters. Sonic alone is your typical Sonic game in which you have to save the day. Play as Tails and you can explore parts of the same game from different routes, also Super Tails is a badass. Play as Knuckles and you play along HIS routes which are separate from the first two and get a different side of the story.

Oh did I mention Tails can fly and swim? That means if you have a friend, you can do co-op, Tails will sadly get left behind a lot, but there are times where your friend can fly you around the levels. THE BEST old school sonic game, I got hours of fun from this, I still have it in it's original form also.
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87 of 114 people (76%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Posted: July 5, 2013
What, you're asking if I'd recommend Sonic3? Seriously? Of course I recommend it! This game is pretty much the best game on the Mega Drive, after Dynamite Headdy!
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89 of 122 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Posted: November 9, 2013
Best SMD game!
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