Questions tagged [sonic-3]

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is a platform game in the Sonic series, released on the Sega Genesis in 1994. It is closely tied to its direct sequel Sonic & Knuckles.

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Do Giant rings EVER respawn?

Say that you're playing Sonic 3 and Knuckles and you've got most of the Super Emeralds. Maybe you've got one left to do, but you've messed up all the Giant Ring challenges, or otherwise don't have any ...
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Is there a safe way to kill Orbinauts (4-spike enemies) as Tails/Knuckles?

In Sonic 3 (and Sonic 3 & Knuckles), there is an enemy known as an Orbinaut that appears in the Launch Base Zone. It protects itself with 4 spike-balls that orbit it's body. Unlike the Star ...
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What are the chances of each gumball dropping?

In Sonic 3 (and by extension, Sonic 3 & Knuckles) there is a Gumball-dispenser bonus stage which dispenses different power-ups, including the various shields, rings, extra lives and a few other ...
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Is it possible to get a Perfect Score on this Chaos Emerald Bonus Stage?

In the Chaos Emerald Bonus Stages, you can get a 'Perfect' score by obtaining all the rings in the level. Some rings only appear after you've gone around the edges of a square/rectangle shape, ...
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What determines item box spawning at the end of the first Act on each level in Sonic 3 & Knuckles?

At the end of Act 1 of most levels, after you defeat the miniboss, the signpost falls out of the sky like so: You can bounce the sign around for some extra points, which is great. But sometimes when ...
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How can Sonic fly using Tails?

I have seen videos where Tails grabs Sonic and is able to fly carrying him. I have tried several key combinations but am unable to get it to work. How can I do this? This is what it looks like, ...
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I never made it past Carnival Night Zone

Ever since Sonic 3 came out, I never made it past Carnival Night Zone. I'm not sure which act, but I always got trapped at some point and would have to reset the game. I don't think it was a glitch, I ...