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Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (XSX) game cover art
Platform: Genesis
Tags: Action, Platformer
Developer: Sonic Team
More Platforms: Xbox 360
AKA: Sonic 3 (EU)

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Staff Reviews

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 review

Reviewed January 21, 2022

Rob Hamilton says: "Roughly 50 percent of what should have been one hell of a game."
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Reader Reviews

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 review

Reviewed July 10, 2007

bigcj34 says: "After two successful Sonic adventures on the Mega Drive, it was inevitably going to be debatable on how Sega could improve Sonic further in his third outing. Originally planned as being an isometric 3D game (like Sonic 3D), the idea was scrapped for being too radical a change. Nonetheless, Sonic 3 changed some of the ideas of the traditional Sonic approach of high-speed racing through levels with a more cautious approach with plenty of traps and obstacles, whilst introducing various level..."
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 review

Reviewed August 30, 2012

dementedhut says: "In a way, the game feels like a return to form, since it flows more like the first Sonic title than the second, and dare I say, acts almost like the real successor to Sonic 1."
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 review

Reviewed March 14, 2004

ethereal says: "Sonic 3 is a masterpiece, plain and simple. It is the culmination of years of experience, talent, and refined technique; it is the masterwork of a gifted few that lets shine through their ingenuity and genius at their art. Sonic 3 is as evolved and fine-tuned as a platformer has ever been, and such brilliance has not been seen since. Sonic Team improved on an almost perfect approach to games, and gave the Genesis, and gaming as a whole, the most technically superb platforming experience it would..."
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 review

Reviewed March 08, 2005

psychopenguin says: "The Sonic series never really reached the legendary status many expected, at least it didn't in my mind. Surely, no one was ready for the series to fall apart like it did, at least not after its blazing start, but some would question whether or not the Sonic series was ever great. While the series has had its share of fans, there has also been its detractors, which has compared the series to a lackluster attempt at a new Mario series under the Sega name. "
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