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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Genesis)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Weakest of the Genesis Sonics Classic Nigel (150) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Sonic The Hedgehog 3 is one of the best Sega Genesis games ever created. Dark Lord (46) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
72% Liam Dowds (51) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
One of the best Sonic games! Neocube (146) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
best sonic game EVER! marielle goaway (3) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Overall MobyScore (118 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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100
Entertainment Weekly
Sonic 3, by contrast, represents the apotheosis of the Sonic concept: Unlike previous games, the stages are linked cinematically (Sonic and Tails literally tumble from one scene to the next), and the characters have some stunning new techniques-I, for one, never thought I'd see a spiny blue hedgehog on a pair of skis.
100
High Score
Skaffa genast Sonic 3! Det är inget råd, det är en order. Basta!
100
The Video Game Critic
The third Sonic game really took the series to a new level. The one huge improvement was the addition of the save feature. Other improvements include a much better two-player mode that allows you to select game variations and zones. The split screens are now proportioned correctly and look great. The graphics look better than ever, and there are some new power-ups as well. The new bonus stage lets you run around a huge sphere, but it's not quite as fun as the Sonic 2 bonus stage. Still, this is considered by many to be the pinnacle of the Sonic the Hedgehog series on the Genesis.
100
GamePro (US)
This 'hog's gonna take the blue ribbon at the state fair...and probably in this year's game cart sweepstakes, as well.
100
Sega-16.com
This is an absolutely fabulous game, without a doubt. This has got to be of the all-time classics for Genesis and one of those games you won't put down for a long time. Sonic 3 is definitely a game you should not pass up, especially if you have Sonic & Knuckles.
95
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Sonic 3 has achieved what few others could. It is a tenfold improvement over all of the other Sonic games with great music, awesome levels, more items and more secret passageways.
94
VicioJuegos.com
Estamos ante otro gran juego de Sonic, como bien nos tenía acostumbrados al principio, ahora bien, hay un problema: es un juego que se hace corto. Por muy logradas que estén, seis fases de dos actos cada una son muy pocas. Eso sí, el tercer capítulo de la saga no desmerece en absoluto dentro del conjunto de juegos del erizo en Megadrive, con lo cual, sobran las palabras.
93
Power Unlimited
Die verdraaide blauwe egel is terug in zijn derde avontuur op de Mega Drive. Niet alleen is Sonic 3 sneller, groter en mooier geworden dan zijn voorganger, er is ook meer actie en avontuur. Nog leuker dan leuk dus.
92
Sega Force
I vilket fall som helst så är detta det bästa plattformsspelet du kan köpa just nu, så tveka inte! Sonic står fortfarande för total action och superkvalla.
92
Game Players
After a disappointing Sonic 2, this one really blasts onto the scene. Detailed modeling and amazing animation make it even better than Sonic CD! Blue lightning strikes!
90
All Game Guide
Picking up where the second game in the series left off, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is indeed true to its forebears. Players guide the running, jumping, spinning, dashing, swimming, hedgehog through six huge zones of play (including Carnival Night and IceCap Zone), each with a different theme. The music matches the levels extremely well, and the graphics are the best yet, especially terms of the lushly detailed backgrounds. Split-screen two-player races have returned from Sonic 2, as has Tails the fox. This time, however, gamers playing the one-player mode can pick up controller two and have Tails airlift Sonic out of danger. Other fresh features include tons of new enemies (including Knuckles the echidna), a special Insta-Shield super move, new special stages (involving dodging red spheres while grabbing blue ones), and a save feature, which is very helpful since this is the biggest, toughest, least linear game in the trilogy.
90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
While it's somewhat disappointing that Sonic 3 doesn't flaunt it's 16-meg muscles as much as you might expect, it's still an instant classic that'll hit gamers of all ages and skills right between the eyes. If you take the time to venture off the beaten path and explore Sonic's world more thoroughly, you'll find that the fun will increase exponentially.
81
Power Play
The same procedure as every year! Sonic beherrscht, wie der Klempnerkollege vom Konkurrenten, die hohe Kunst des verlustfreien Spiele-Recycelns. Obwohl die dritte Fortsetzung nur mit kosmetischen Änderungen aufwarten kann – ein paar Extras hier, ein neues Zwischenspiel dort – macht die Turbo-Igel immer noch einen Heidenspaß. Die knallbunte Grafik, ein butterweiches Scrolling, animierte Soundtracks und ein paar neue Extras, sind Futter genug für unkompliziertes Spielvergnügen.
70
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Lors de sa commercialisation, Sonic 3 était sans doute le plus joli Sonic sur Megadrive, le plus long également, toutefois, il semblerait que la Sonic-Team ait manqué d'imagination, proposant certes beaucoup de nouveautés, mais pas d'innovations marquantes, et un jeu finalement moins fun, peut-être à cause de la révolution Sonic & Knuckles à venir ?