Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Epilogue

By TheBlad768

• New version of the hack

At first I intended to post a quick update to fix some things I noticed after the release, but i thought it wouldn't exactly be fair to post the exact same thing after so many years.

So Hardline Team once again started work on the new version of the hack!

! Lots of fixes and corrections.We wanted to present you a completely different version of the 2018's hack with big updates, and although not everything has been achieved due to the time limit, I personally believe it's worth your time :)

We have tried our best and hope you would like all the hard work we've done.

About the hack:

If you enjoyed games like Contra The Hard Corps, The Adventures of Batman and Robin, Alien Soldier, Rocket Knight Adventures, Gunstar Heroes...This hack is made for you!

• Hardcore gameplay, tough bosses, unfair to the casual gamers.

• Time Attack Set your own records, defeat bosses the fastest and improve your time.

• SRAM No need to rewatch the cutscenes again and again - lots of your actions are saved, making it available to start the game right away from the options menu.

• New Sonium minigame A little parody of the game Paprium

• Secrets and easter eggs Can you find them all?

This hack is my original story.

"Sonic and Tails were able to return the Master Emerald, defeating Robotnik and putting an end to his vicious plans.

But this failure only fueled his desire for victory.

Now Robotnik will get his revenge. In blind rage he fights with full might and power, and the battle will be deadly!

Can our heroes stop Robotnik? It all depends on you..."


• Mode 1 support Enjoy the game with HQ music! FoxConED made badass themes specifically for this hack.

I've personally played on Mega Everdrive PRO with CD music. You can emulate the hack on RetroArch with Genesis Plus GX core. Unfortunately Kega Fusion seems to have troubles with Mode 1, which makes it unavailable to use.

(Day One patch might be released after SHC :D)

! Known bugs

Not all graphics have been adapted for new levels.

Used music from Sonic Virtual Adventure.(We weren't able to update everything in time)

Other small mistakes

Thanks for checking this out! :)

  • Code: TheBlad768.
  • Music: FoxConED, Mr.Joker 27 Productions, N-BAH, mrcat-pixel.
  • Graphics: mrcat-pixel, TheBlad768, FoxConED, tisakotu, Dolphman.
  • Beta testers: Narcologer, FoxConED, mrcat-pixel, tisakotu, Vladikcomper.
  • English translation: mrcat-pixel, Hotmilk.

File Type: rom/7z

File Size: 134.02 MB

SnarkyJerster @ 2021-10-11 03:32:50

SRAM initial error on Blast'em

drmelon @ 2021-10-11 11:40:49

Very technically impressive and some fun story elements. Really enjoyable bossfights, and hard as nails >:D!

Giovanni @ 2021-10-11 13:53:23

I absolutely enjoyed the improvements made to the presentation, especially when compared to the earlier version of this ROM hack. We have a whole jetpack section, an artistic overhaul of Death Egg Zone, and an aerial phase against a familiar boss fight. Truly a lovely collection of challenges. I can't wait to see what will happen in the next episodes.

dilworks @ 2021-10-11 18:09:58

Impressive. From the cinematics to the NO MERCY bosses! Really feels like a completely new game!

Too bad it's not for me, but plenty of people will appreciate the hard difficutly level.

And yes, it gives a SRAM error on BlastEm (plus won't boot if you've picked up a TMSS-enabled console version!)

TheBlad768 @ 2021-10-12 14:26:08

I am using Sega Genesis V6.5 with TMSS. There are no problems here. I do not know why there are errors on some emulators. But I'm focusing on the original hardware...

Jdpense @ 2021-10-12 15:49:24

This was amazing! I really loved the bosses, cutscenes, and overall presentation!

EddyTF @ 2021-11-14 00:40:11


VitalikNerd005 @ 2022-08-27 21:12:29

Well this is a pretty interesting epilogue to Sonic & Knuckles!