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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 Another boss
Knuckles' Chaotix SEGA 32X This octopus enemy attaches to characters and sucks out rings
Knuckles' Chaotix SEGA 32X Botanic base boss
Knuckles' Chaotix SEGA 32X Selecting a character.

Promo Images

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

GameFan Magazine May, 1995 98 out of 100 98
Power Sonic Jul 13, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Sega-16.com Jun 23, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Hobby Consolas Jul, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Mean Machines Jun, 1995 84 out of 100 84
Le Geek 2003 4 out of 5 80
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Apr 21, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1995 29.5 out of 40 74
IGN Mar 28, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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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 (21712) added Knuckles' Chaotix (SEGA 32X) on Oct 26, 2002
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