Questions tagged [sonic-3-and-knuckles]

Sonic 3 & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic series released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. It was accessible by physically joining the cartriges of Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles. The resulting game was how the developers originally intended the games be played.

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Install Sonic 3 & Knuckles Separately

I don't think I have an adequate title for this issue but oh well... Sonic 3 A.I.R. is now available and, according to the site, I have to install the Steam version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles (for ...
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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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Why won't Sonic & Knuckles collection work on my windows 10 computer?

It says "This app can't run on your pc. To find a version for your pc, check with the software publisher." and no compatibility options will work. I'm using a 64 bit win10 laptop.
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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 do I get this vine thing off me?

I'm attached to this vine and the if I try to run away it just pulls me back. I've tried jumping but it just pulls me back faster. The yellow things seem to appear as I run.
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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 ...