Sonic the Hedgehog 3 -
This is the first of many games starring Sega's premier rodent, Sonic. It's a side scrolling platform game with a difference: speed. Sonic rushes through levels with incredible speed, allowing him to traverse loops and jumps with ease.
The plot of the game is simple. The evil Dr. Robotnik has captured many of Sonic's animal friends, and trapped them inside robots. Fortunately, Sonic can free his friends by destroying the robots with his spin attack. Meanwhile, Dr. Robotnik is trying to control the all-powerful chaos emeralds. Sonic must grab them before he does in the 3-d rotating bonus levels.
Sonic the Hedgehog is a significant game because it gave Sega it's first real mascot, and established the Genesis as the video game system with “attitude.”
Sonic was Sega's answer to Super Mario Bros, with flashier graphics, excellent music,
bonus levels, and lightning fast game play.
This game is a legitimate video game classic.
Even by today's standards the graphics are beautifully detailed and pleasing to
the eye, and each level has its own catchy theme music.
One aspect that differentiated this game from others in 1991 was its speed.
Sonic moves so fast through loop-to-loops and tunnels that you sometimes lose control
of him temporarily.
There are two ways to play Sonic games. Whizzing through the levels as fast as you can gets you big bonus points, but if you want to explore, you can take your time and discover secret areas and powerups. Bonus rounds, which are completely different from normal game play, allow you to collect gems needed to complete the game. There's not much to fault with this game. There are six zones with 3 acts each, so it takes a while to finish and there is no password or save feature. The underwater zone, in which everything moves in slow motion, can be a bit tedious. But overall the game is polished and super fun. Several sequels followed...
DirectX 7.0 or higher (DirectX enhances Windows with advanced multimedia capabilities. If you do not have DirectX installed on your system, you can download it from www.microsoft.com. DirectX comes pre-installed with all copies of Windows 98 SE and later, so most likely it is already installed on your system).
Cool graphics and characters!
Awesome graphics and eerie sound effects bring the game to life.
This game is completely free. You may play Sonic the Hedgehog 3
it as much as you like without paying a single buck. In exchange
for playing it, you are instead asked for a small favour. You are
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