After the events of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic and Tail continued with the mission of destroying the Death Egg in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. This game is the third version of the Sonic the Hedgehog series from Sega Genesis. It was released in 1994. Specifically, the game was launched in Japan on May 27; in North America on February 2; the rest of the world on February 24.
Sonic and Tail did not know that Dr. Robotnik’s space station had fallen into place called Angel Island. There, Robotnik met Knuckles the Echidna, the last member of the Echina race. This is an ancient civilization that once ruled the island with the powers of Master Emerald. Since then, the evil scientist has made lies to make Knuckles fight against Sonic. He told Knuckles about Sonic planning to rob Master Emerald. After realizing that the Death Egg still existed, Sonic and Tail arrived at Angel Island. While visiting the island using the power of the Chaos Emeralds, Sonic was ambushed by the Knuckles and was occupied the gems. From there, Sonic and Tail had to fight the Knuckles to regain the stone. Besides, Death Egg has been restarted, and Sonic has to destroy it one more time.
How to play
Like the previous version, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 allows players to control Tail or Sonic. The new feature of this version is that Tail is equipped with a new ability. He can fly for a certain period by using his two battle tails as a rotor of a helicopter. Also, Tail has a more outstanding skill than Sonic. He can dive underwater
About the design, the game is still built in six areas. However, these areas only have two levels. Previous versions had three levels. Besides, at the end of each level still provides battles with tycoons. Along with defeating bosses, players must move smartly to avoid obstacles and robots of Robotnik. In this version, gamers still destroy enemy robots by jumping on their heads or using the familiar attack skill Spin Dash. In addition, the game has a competitive mode. A new feature of this game mode is that it allows you to use Knuckles. The previous version only allowed you to use Sonic and Tail. Competition mode will take place with five stages, and the player with the best performance will win.