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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (advertised as Sonic 3 in Europe and Japan) is the third game in the main Genesis Sonic trilogy and the second Sonic game (after Sonic CD) to have a save feature. It introduces the storyline continued in Sonic & Knuckles. It could be inserted into the Sonic & Knuckles cartridge port to combine the two games, as Sonic 3 & Knuckles. It was included in the Sonic & Knuckles Collection for Microsoft Windows, and in the Sonic Mega Collection. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is not available on Steam as a stand-alone game, but is included via Sonic 3 & Knuckles.


During the course of the game, the player travels through six zones, plus the final boss encounter. Each Zone has 2 Acts.

  • Angel Island Zone
  • Hydrocity Zone
  • Marble Garden Zone
  • Carnival Night Zone
  • Ice Cap Zone
  • Launch Base Zone

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