Sonic & Knuckles

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Sonic & Knuckles
DeveloperSega
PublisherSega
Tec Toy (Mega Drive in Brazil)
SystemsGame Boy Advance, GameCube, Genesis, Linux, macOS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Saturn, Wii, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360
ReleasedGenesis/Mega Drive
EU/NA: October 18, 1994
JP: October 28, 1994
Brazil: 19xx
Saturn
JP: 20 June 1997
NA: 22 August 1997
EU: 28 August 1997
GameCube
NA: November 10, 2002
JP: December 18, 2002
EU: March 7, 2003
PlayStation 2, Xbox
NA: November 2, 2004
JP: December 9, 2004
EU: February 4, 2005
Windows
EU: March 31, 2006
NA: March 9, 2007
WW: October 26, 2010
Wii
September 2007
Xbox 360
WW: June 10, 2009
Nintendo DS
NA: March 2, 2010
AU: March 11, 2010
EU: March 12, 2010
PlayStation 3
NA: April 19, 2011
EU/AU: April 20, 2011
JP: July 28, 2011
Nintendo 3DS
JP: September 22, 2015
WW: October 8, 2015
Linux, macOS
Ww: May 29, 2018
Added to
museum
Genesis: December 25, 1994
Windows: March 11, 2016
Linux macOS: December 21, 2018

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is the fourth 16-bit game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the sixth overall.

It has a pass-through slot on the top of the cartridge, dubbed "Lock-on technology", that can add Knuckles as a playable character in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and when it is combined with Sonic the Hedgehog 3 it will become Sonic 3 & Knuckles. If it is combined with Sonic the Hedgehog, it will simply play the Blue Sphere bonus game.

Versions

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 was originally released for the Sega Genesis in 1994. It was released in the Sonic Jam compilation for Saturn in 1997, in Sonic Mega Collection for GameCube in 2002, in Sonic Mega Collection Plus for PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2004 and for Windows in 2006. It was then released for Wii Virtual Console and Xbox 360 in 2007, in Sonic Classic Collection for Nintendo DS in 2010, for PlayStation 3 in 2011, and for Nintendo 3DS in 2015.