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Sonic & Knuckles
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Console: Sega Genesis
Region:U
Year: 1994
RFG ID #: U-040-S-05290-A
Part #: 1563
UPC: 010086015638
Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega
Rating:
GA (VRC)

Genre: Action/Adventure
Sub-genre: 2D Platformer
Players: 1
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge x1
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Collection Stats:

  • 713 of 7107 collectors (10%) have this game in their collection
  • 31 of 7107 collectors (0.4%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 2 of 7107 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Review:

The story has been used past the limit, but in other words the Death Egg crashes right after Sonic 3 ended and Dr. Robotnik wants to get it right back up in the sky. So, once again Sonic is on the case to stop him, but this time, you can use Knuckles as well. He even has his own little story to back him up: Resting with those tiny animals (counselor needed for him), Robotnik's little stunt double robot type thing drops a bomb and ruins Knuckles' happy trip. That was the last straw for Knuckles is lookin to kick butt, so he goes through most of the same zones, only he takes different paths through them than Sonic does. Knuckles doesn't go after Robotnik, but instead he's off to save the Master Emerald, which the Robotnik copy and Sonic Robot have. What this game is truly meant for is hooking it into Sonic 2 or 3 for a whole new gaming experience. For Sonic 2, it's almost the same, except you go through it with Knuckles instead. You can climb to a couple extra places, but not much. The real excitement is when S&K and Sonic 3 go together to make the ultimate Sonic game! You can go through as Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles, each with a different advantage and ending. For Sonic, the quest is about 14 zones long, with your goal being to get the Chaos Emeralds, then surprise, The Super Emeralds! It's kind of dumb, but you have to deal with it anyway. Tails and Knuckles must do the same thing along the way, but each one progresses to their own point, which adds some flavor to the recipe. What's dumb about this is that for conquering the game, you get an ending that is practically the same as Sonic & Knuckles. Major bummer!! Sonic, Tails and Knuckles all look like before, as does Robotnik and company. As I just was speaking of, the graphics are really not any better than Sonic 3. The inside of the Death Egg for a zone is something a lot of people were probally waiting for and Sega sure does make it a memoriable experience for all of us. One thing that almost kills me to hear is that damn SEGA voice, the same scratchy, no good piece of noise that still blares at the beginning. Why must Sega torment me like this???? Aaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhhh!!!! The jumping noise is STILL (yes, still) here, where when you combine 3 and S&K, you hear it, oh, only about 1,000,000 times!!! The music doesn't even stand too well versus the excellent Sonic 3 tunes, but they don't do such a bad job in the Flying Battery and Doomsday zones :). The difficulty is just about equal to that of Sonic 3. More long zones, more fat Robotnik appearances. I advise getting 3 with this, for that's the main reason it came out! I didn't think it was too difficult, though, I only beat it 100 times! You will have plenty of time just burning away playing this game. The control is not so tough to master, for it's just like 2 or 3 and I'll be damned if I have to say it again! It's a nice game to have and a lot of people like this game, like the editor of this site, Mr. Kalata for one! It's has that certain appeal that had my brother waiting in line for his own copy! Well, at least he spent the 70 or so bucks and not me, I wanted Sonic 3 instead. Give it a whirl and don't send Sonic plummeting to his death, it's just not fun in these games!
Extra Media:

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Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Sega Mega Drive Brazil S Sonic & Knuckles Tec Toy 1994 Action/Adventure
Sega Genesis U S Sonic & Knuckles [Not For Resale] Sega 1994 Action/Adventure
Sega Mega Drive J S Sonic & Knuckles Sega 1994 Action/Adventure
Sega Mega Drive United Kingdom S Sonic & Knuckles Sega 1994 Action/Adventure
Sega Mega Drive Portugal S Sonic & Knuckles [7 Languages] Ecofilmes 1994 Action/Adventure
Sega Mega Drive Portugal S Sonic & Knuckles [4 Languages] Ecofilmes 1994 Action/Adventure
Sega Mega Drive E S Sonic & Knuckles [7 Languages] Sega 1994 Action/Adventure
Sega Mega Drive E S Sonic & Knuckles [4 Languages] Sega 1994 Action/Adventure
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