Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Game Data:

  • Review Date: June 11, 2021
  • Release Date: February 2, 1994
  • Platform: Sega Genesis
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Developer: Sega
  • Genre: Linear Platformer

Description: This continues the Sonic tradition and plays just like the previous games.


  • Thank God they added a save system! This was long overdue and should have happened two games ago. It’s still quite flawed, but the fact that it exists at all is a major improvement.
  • The ring system has been kept in tact; Sonic can not be killed by damage as long as he has at least one ring. I assume Sonic can still fall down holes, but I didn’t find any in the part I played.


  • The save system I mentioned above didn’t help me at all because I got stuck in a body of water in Act 2 of Angel Island. After Sonic suffocated, I ran out of lives. The game sent me all the way back to the start. These stages are too long to have a system like this. I had to go back through the first two areas again, plus beat the boss (miniboss?) again. That boss isn’t tough at all, but I shouldn’t have to keep defeating it over and over.


Come on, let’s fight!
Let me jump right on that.
Wasn’t there an NES game like this?
They borrowed this from Pitfall, but this looks much better.

Final Opinion: I can’t make heads or Tails of this. What I did see was all right.

Grade: C

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