Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Plus

By BigTaste

A hack of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 that ports over all Sonic & Knuckles features without the use of lock-on, as well as making numerous tweaks, changes, bug fixes, and new features.

Changes from standalone Sonic 3:

  • Knuckles is now playable in the main game.
  • Mushroom Hill, Flying Battery, Sandopolis, Lava Reef, Hidden Palace, Death Egg, and Doomsday are all fully playable. The Super Emeralds, Hyper Sonic/Knuckles, and Super Tails are also included.
  • Fixed mapping error where some of Super Sonic's mappings were misaligned, specifically in the transformation and balancing animations.
  • Restored missing Super Sonic palette cycle.
  • Carnival Night Act 2, Ice Cap Act 2, Launch Base Act 2, Mushroom Hill Act 1, and Lava Reef Act 2 use music from the 1103 prototype.
  • Tweaked sprites of Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles to make them more consistent. Knuckles also has a more stern look on his face.
  • Fixed "Dr. Robotnik's diabolical traps" in Ice Cap Zone.

Changes from Sonic 3 & Knuckles:

  • You can no longer crash the game to boot into Sonic & Knuckles alone.
  • Lava Reef Act 2's palette now cycles correctly.
  • Most bugs from both Sonic 3 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles are patched out, but some of them may still remain.
Credits
  • Original game by SEGA
  • Flamedriver by Flamewing
  • Prototype music ported to ASM by Clownacy
Gallery
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File Type: rom/mega-drive

File Size: 3.23 MB

sixteenbitify @ 2022-10-10 17:49:18

Having both prototype and MJ music mixed in with Act 1 and Act 2 music seems to clash and is an odd choice in my opinion. I think you should offer a music selection or choose either the proto music or MJ music for both acts.

EPICTAILS @ 2022-10-10 19:57:28

Its cool but would be way better if it had music toggles for the proto music and s&k music

VAdaPEGA @ 2022-10-15 00:12:27

This is good... as a base disassembly for Sonic 3 hacks but as it stands it's not much of anything.

Having dealt with the nightmare known as the Sonic 3 & Knuckles disassembly, this would be a welcome resource for most folk looking into modifying the game.