This is the much anticipated Sonic 3 remake. The reason for the remake? The original game isn't capable of running on current consoles. After being released in 1991, a bug ended up making the game require a patch, and then the game itself. Not only did this cause quite a few problems for players, it also rendered the game incapable of being fully patched. With the new console, Sonic 3 not only runs perfectly fine, but provides every feature of the original game on modern day.
Before we get started, it's worth mentioning that this game is unfinished. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was intended to be the last Sonic game, so this is a demo for the original Sonic the Hedgehog and the first Sonic the Hedgehog spin-offs. This version won't let you save, and you can't quit the game, or select a different level.
This demo was designed to represent the test environment for the title. The mechanics for movement, the abilities the characters have, and how they interact in the game, are all assumed to be solid and sound. You can also see some of the weirdness that would make into the final game. A favorite is that in order to open a container, you must jump directly onto it. And the final game would use an arrow pad to navigate instead.
This is the perfect way to experience the original Sonic the Hedgehog in the title. Sonic 3 is a fun game, and there are no major flaws, and an interesting demo for some of the mechanics and titles the fan-favorite character would use for his spin-off games. Yet early versions of the game would have some bugs, along with some of the game mechanics used later on, like the level select arrows and the expandability of the... err... enjoy trees. d2c66b5586