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Sonic & Knuckles (Genesis)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

The Best Sonic Game! Classic Nigel (150) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The end of an era... MegaMegaMan (2216) unrated
Quite possibly the best Sonic game ever! Neocube (144) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall MobyScore (101 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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100
GamePro (US)
If you're still not convinced, go pound Bison into the dirt and leave us Sonic lovers alone. The little guy's captured our hearts, and this latest innovation in cart technology makes it even better, For hours of killer platform action/adventure, try Sonic and Knuckles,and Knuckles and Sonic 3, and Knuckles and Sonic 2, and, well, you get it - it just can't be beat.
95
Jeuxvideo.com
Le jeu seul ne vaut pas mieux que Sonic 3 (et en soi, c’est déjà pas mal !). Mais en combinant les deux, on obtient facilement un des meilleurs jeux de plates-formes toutes générations confondues ! Le seul défaut qu’on pourrait lui trouver, c’est sa vulgaire boîte en carton qui a bien du mal à traverser le temps !
95
neXGam
Für sich allein betrachtet ist Sonic & Knuckles schon eines der besten Sonic-Spiele, die ich je gespielt habe. In Kombination mit Sonic 2 oder gar Sonic 3 ergibt sich jedoch ein Plus an Spielspaß, Umfang und neuen Elementen, das seinesgleichen sucht. Mit Sonic & Knuckles bekommt Ihr nicht nur eine makellose Fortsetzung, sondern auch die Möglichkeit, Eure alten Sonic-Episoden auf eine völlig neue Art zu erleben. Ich persönlich habe kein einziges Sonic-Game so oft und so lange gespielt wie die Kombination Sonic 3 & Knuckles! Wer wirklich alles gesehen und ausprobiert haben möchte, ist wochenlang beschäftigt. Und danach versteht man auch, warum viele der nachfolgenden Sonic-Spiele bei den Fans (und ebenso bei der Masse) nicht mehr so gut ankamen. Denn seit damals hat es kein Sonic mehr geschafft, an die Qualität eines Sonic 3 bzw. Sonic 3 & Knuckles heranzureichen. Auch die Sonic 4 Episoden müssen erst noch beweisen, dass sie es in ihrer Gesamtheit mit den alten Teilen aufnehmen können.
95
Game Players
In other words, Sonic and Knuckles isn't just the best Sonic ever, it's also breaking new ground in video gaming.
94
VicioJuegos.com
Aún con esta treta, SEGA nos ha brindado una gran aventura del erizo azul en todos los sentidos, técnicamente está muy logrado y argumentalmente también, además de poner en movimiento a una de las estrellas de la saga: Knuckles the Echidna.
93
Power Sonic
O padrão gráfico do jogo é exatamente igual aos de Sonic 3, e não é à toa, visto que ele é exatamente a continuação. Alguns cenários se destacam, como a Hidden Palace e a Lava Reef. São gráficos bem construídos, com planos de fundo e algumas figuras em auto-relevo. No aspecto sonoro, segue o belíssimo trabalho já iniciado em Sonic 3: as músicas se adequam ao estilo da fase. Por fim, a jogabilidade é sempre um elemento-chave nos três primeiros jogos do Sonic e aqui não seria diferente. Mas o jogo oferece poucas opções ao jogador, de modo que não tem um modo de 2 Players e a razão é que o jogo serve para ser juntado com o Sonic 3.
93
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I must admit that I was getting tired of seeing a new Sonic game every year. Even though S&K seems to be more of the same, it still is an exceptional game. The graphics and sounds are totally cool, as are the special effects. Knuckles is a great new character in the Sega world with cool abilities. What makes the game even cooler is the lock-on technology that let's you play the old Sonic games with Knuckles. Awesome!
92
Sega Force
Sonic & Knuckels, eller Sonic 3B (som den kallades i börkan) är SEGA:s sätt att säga "förlåt" för att Sonic 3 var så kort, och det gör de med dunder och brak - bättre grafik har aldrig skådats på Mega Driven!
91
Entertainment Weekly
This latest Sonic sequel has hidden levels up the wazoo. Not only can costar Knuckles (a kind of anteater) climb to places his hedgehog pal can't reach, but gamers can attach their old copies of Sonic 2 or Sonic 3 to the top of the cartridge and access levels in those games that didn't even exist before. It's a neat trick and one that saves Sonic & Knuckles from the sameness that's begun to afflict the series.
91
GameFan Magazine
Isn't Sega cool? Not only do you get a completely new Sonic adventure, but additional levels and the option to play as Knuckles in Sonic 2 and 3...for a mere $59.99! This type of "backward compatibility" has been the norm in the computer game world for a while, hopefully it'll catch on with video games too! Imagine a backward compatible Phantasy Star cart or something!
90
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Sonic 3 et Sonic & Knuckles sont tous deux excellents, mais c'est réunis qu'ils deviennent le Sonic ultime. Et si vous n'êtes pas fan de Sonic 3, si vous préférez Sonic 2, jouez-y avec Knuckles et redécouvrez ses niveaux sous un nouveau jour. Évidemment Sonic 2 n'a pas été conçu pour être traversé en planant, et le level design ne se prête pas franchement aux capacités de l'échidné rouge, mais c'est à essayer quand même. Et si vous n'aimez ni Sonic 3 ni Sonic 2 (et dans ce cas-là pardon mais vous avez des goûts douteux), mettez n'importe quel jeu MD et tentez de réussir le bonus stage qui sera généré. Un jeu = une bonus stage, et si ce jeu est Sonic 1, vous en aurez une flopée. Maintenant, si vous n'aimez rien de tout ça, c'est que vous n'aimez pas Sonic, et je me demande bien ce que vous faites là. Allez ouste, du balai !
90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
The only disappointing aspect of Sonic & Knuckles is the fact that Knuckles --- last seen as a trouble making jerk in Sonic 3 --- has essentially become the star of the game. Playing as Sonic yields a longer adventure, but most players will be much more interested in the skills and variety of attack patterns of his former enemy. Fortunately, having such a wide variety of options makes Sonic & Knuckles a really tremendous value for your gaming dollar; now let's see what the little guy has to offer us in the 32-bit arena!
90
Sega-16.com
In the end, we remember the artist's achievements: its zones that vary in tempo and style; its lush, beautiful environments and visual effects; its challenging bosses, both large and small; and that magnificent sense of speed, speed, speed. Sonic 3 & Knuckles belongs on any short list of the greatest videogames.
85
Mega Fun
Am Spielaufbau und Ablauf hat sich bei Sonic & Knuckles wenig gegenüber den Vorgängern getan, so daß nur eingefleischte Sonic-Fans ihre Freude haben werden. Alle anderen werden etwas enttäuscht sein, da auch der fünfte Jump‘n Run-Aufguß von Sonic auf dem MD den Vorbildern gleicht wie ein Ei dem anderen, wäre da nicht Knuckles, und natürlich die Möglichkeit, Sonic 2 und 3 aufzustecken. Diese beiden Neuerungen gewinnen selbstverständlich den alten Modulen wieder etwas Neues ab, so daß Ihr hier mit Knuckles auf erneute Entdeckungsreise gehen könnt, nicht zu vergessen die acht neuen Levels, die Euch auf dem 18 MBit starken Modul geboten werden. Trotzdem konnte mich der neueste Streich von Sega nicht ganz begeistern, und warum man nicht einmal ein wirkliches Facelifting an dem ergrauten Igel vornimmt ist mir ein Rätsel; oder sollte an einem hochgelobten Videospielmythos nicht gerüttelt werden?
75
The Video Game Critic
Sonic and Knuckles is your typical Sonic game with the option to play as Knuckles, a red animal that can glide and climb walls. These abilities definitely add a new dimension to the game play, and it's pretty cool to be able to scale walls and fly around in Sonic 2 or 3 (Sonic 1 is not supported). Unfortunately, it appears that the Sonic programmers were running short on ideas. The levels here look a bit like outtakes from past Sonic games. The music is also uninspired. New elements like a wind-blowing chicken and "sticky" devices are irritating and just slow down the game. By itself, this game pales in comparison to past Sonic games, but the lock-on ability does breathe new life into Sonic 2 and 3.
70
All Game Guide
Sonic & Knuckles proves there's still some life beating through the heart of our favorite hedgehog, and the enjoyable nature of this title, as well as the creative addition of the lock-on feature, makes it a fitting farewell on the Genesis.