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Knuckles Chaotix is a spin-off of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of Genesis games. The starring character in this title is Knuckles the Echidna, who first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Knuckles works at Carnival Island, an amusement park. It's his job to protect the park and make it a happy place for visitors. Dr. Robotnik, as usual, has an evil plan for the park. He wants the power emerald which supplies electricity to the entire island. What's worse, he has imprisoned several of Knuckles' friends in the "combi confiner." This contraption only allows Knuckles to free one of his friends at a time be attaching a tether between himself and them. Therefore, when you play the game you are always attached to another character.

Although the basic gameplay of Knuckles Chaotix is similar to the Sonic games, the bungee cord between the two characters creates new challenges. The new characters that appear are Vector the Crocodile, Mighty the Armadillo, Espio the Chameleon and Charmy Bee. There also two characters whose sole purpose is to slow you down, Heavy the Robot, and Bomb. Chaotix adds several new power-ups and 3D bonus levels as well.


Knuckles' Chaotix SEGA 32X Some power-ups make you grow large.
Knuckles' Chaotix SEGA 32X And another boss
Knuckles' Chaotix SEGA 32X Select the secondary character with a catcher
Knuckles' Chaotix SEGA 32X Selecting a character.

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Knuckles' Chaotix Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Chaotix" -- Japanese title / In-game title
  • "カオティクス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Fun, But can be annoying! will.i.am (1079) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

16bit 2004 89 out of 100 89
MAN!AC 1995 81 out of 100 81
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jun, 1995 8 out of 10 80
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Apr 21, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Video Games May, 1995 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1995 29.5 out of 40 74
Mega Fun May, 1995 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) Jun, 1995 2 out of 5 40
The Video Game Critic Mar 13, 2007 D+ 33
Defunct Games Jan 01, 2005 20 out of 100 20


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The game may have roots in an unreleased Sonic game known as Sonic Crackers. In the game Sonic and Tails would of been linked together by a ring much like the characters in Chaotix are.
quizzley7 (21706) added Knuckles' Chaotix (SEGA 32X) on Oct 26, 2002
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