Should we make separate articles for the Sonic 3 stages, or have it still redirect back to this article?--EspioTheChameleon 19:10, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Well, Angel Island is the only level which redirects here, so only that needs a page. Myself 123 19:16, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

The former! We already have articles for some of the stages (actually, maybe it's just S&K)... but anyway, yes, one for each Zone is what we're looking for. The general style we use (or at least, the general style I use) for a Game stage article can be found in the Sonic 2 game stage articles; e.g. Casino Night Zone, Wing Fortress Zone. If you're lacking in images, tell me and I'll try to upload some screenprints later today. :) The Doctor... IS IN Molten Scandium 19:17, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, you have an interesting way of writing articles. And, like i said, only angel island needs doing. Myself 123 19:19, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
...Interesting good or interesting bad. This is the first Wiki I've really tried my hand at, Myself, so if I'm doing that needs improving, please do tell me! ^^ The Doctor... IS IN Molten Scandium 19:22, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
No it's good. Nice and informal compared to the usual formal style used. It's like you're talking to people, as opposed to listing information. Myself 123 19:26, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
I've been loving Molten's stage articles. I plan on writing stage articles for Rivals 1 & 2, once I finish what I can for Archie. SLJCOAAATR Soul 20:42, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
SWEET. Writing R fun! :D The Doctor... IS IN Molten Scandium 21:08, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

←I started on rivals 2, but i didn't think i did a good job, so i never got around to the others. Myself 123 20:45, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

If you don't mind, I'd like to pick up where you left off? SLJCOAAATR Soul 21:04, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Go nuts. Myself 123 00:07, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
While we have somehow got FAR off the topic of Sonic 3 here; IGN's Sonic Rivals 2 gallery may furnish you with some nice screenies. The Doctor... IS IN Molten Scandium 00:41, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, but I'm capable of teh scannorz SLJCOAAATR Soul 00:43, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
How do you scan a PSP? The Doctor... IS IN Molten Scandium 00:47, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
(To the tune off "You shove it in the coconut, and drink it all up" song thingy.)
You shove it in the printer, and scan it all up, then you do a white block on Microsoft Paint, and upload it all.
And now you no! AND NOING IS HAF TEH BATTLE G.I.JOE!!!!!1111!!!!!1!!!!1!!!!!!1oneityleven!SLJCOAAATR Soul 00:55, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

"Like a few other titles in the series, Sonic 3 has the occasional bug in which a player can get stuck in the scenery. The UK manual addresses this problem, but suggests that it is a deliberate "feature"; a "diabolical trap from which Sonic can not escape, and the player will have to reset the game." " This bit really made me laugh. I recently got the Sonic 3 Arcade game on the 360 and got stuck in a wall at one point as Super Sonic with lots of rings, frutrating, but at least now I know it was just a "diabolical trap"-- 13:18, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Michael Jackson's music in Sonic 3:Knuckles' theme-In the Closet Carnival Night Zone-Jam Ice Cap Zone-Who is it? Credits-Stranger in Moscow Marble Garden Zone-Thriller Flying Battery Zone(S&K)-Smooth Criminal

Should Sonic 3 & Knuckles have it's own article (or should the S3 and the SK articles be merged)?

I hate how you guys appear to ignore Sonic 3 & Knuckles in the zone articles and such. For instance, you list Mushroom Hill Zone as a "first stage", when it's actually a "seventh stage". You list Flying Battery Zone as a "second stage", when it's actually an "eighth stage", and so on. Sonic 3 was originally supposed to be one large game, but for technical reasons, they split it into 2, which is why Sonic & Knuckles had a lock-on feature. Sonic 3 & Knuckles is the original game that was supposed to be Sonic 3. Even though they were released as two separate games, it's supposed to be one, and that's like splitting the article of any other Sonic game into two for no apparent reason. 00:11, March 3, 2010 (UTC)

Thats a good idea...Maybe we sould talk about this with the others. GUYS GET OVER HERE!--

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00:17, March 3, 2010 (UTC)

I also think it would just seem more "epic" if S3&K had it's own article. That way, you could list the levels like this:

1. Angel Island Zone

2. Hydrocity Zone

3. Marble Garden Zone

4. Carnival Night Zone

5. Ice Cap Zone

6. Launch Base Zone

7. Mushroom Hill Zone

8. Flying Battery Zone

9. Sandopolis Zone

10. Lava Reef Zone

11. Hidden Palace Zone

12. Sky Sanctuary Zone

13. Death Egg Zone (Sonic & Tails only)

14. The Doomsday (Sonic only)

...instead of listing the first 6 zones, which seems pathetic compared to the full game of S3&K71.113.0.181 02:59, March 4, 2010 (UTC)

I have no problem with someone creating an S3&K article, but I must insist that we maintain the Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles articles as they are. They may have been developed together, but they were released, sold and marketed separately. -- Supermorff 22:28, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

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Should I put this image in somewhere?Knuckles laugh

Michael Jackson

As I understand it, the most recent evidence concerning Michael Jackson's involvement says that he did briefly work on the game's music, but was frustrated by the Genesis' sound quality and backed out for reasons unrelated to the sexual harassment lawsuit. (Depending on how long Sonic 3 was in production, this could have worked itself out before the accusations were leveled.) Does anyone else have any input? - Caswin 01:34, April 27, 2011 (UTC)

The Michael Jackson thing

I know it's true, and it was just added in to the Trivia section. Everything looks right in that info, except I thought I heard the reason he didn't do it was because he thought the sound was horrible and couldn't tolerate it. Of course, the lawsuit reason seems more reasonable than what I heard. :D --Rainbowroad6w, the researcher. (Talk)(Recent finds and updates.) 16:34, January 30, 2012 (UTC)

That thing with eyes

In the Genesis boxart to the right of Sonic you can see someone or something with eyes hiding in the bush. Does anyone know what it actually is becausing I'm guessing its either Knuckles or some sort of Badnik. I am Mystic Orb, the overlord of all! (talk page) 11:33, July 4, 2013 (UTC)

Its Knuckles. a similar scene was used in the secret ending of Sonic 2 2013, showing Knuckles hiding in the bush, staring at eggman. SnufflesTheDog (talk) 21:35, January 13, 2014 (UTC)

ICZ2 music: remix of Hard times or based off a part of it?

saying, unless act 2's music is based of part of Hard Times, Should act 2's music be marked as a remix of Hard times?? SnufflesTheDog (talk) 08:46, January 14, 2014 (UTC)

English boss titles

The Sonic the Hedgehog 3 boss articles apparently have their names taken from an obscure Japanese guide, as The GHZ popularized earlier. There actually exist equally obscure, official English names in a few Sonic the Comic Q Zones, which are a tie-in with The Official Sonic 3 Play Guide (meaning the boss names are seemingly lifted from there). The only problems are that the first two bosses have the same name, and the final tier at Launch Base Zone is just under “Doctor Robotnik's Final Challenge” rather than providing three individual names for Ball Shooter, Beam Rocket and Big Arm. They are as follows:

  • Fire Breath → Doctor Robotnik’s Flame Craft
  • Flame Mobile → Doctor Robotnik’s Flame Craft
  • Big Shaker → Doctor Robotnik’s Whirlpool Machine
  • Screw Mobile → Doctor Robotnik’s Waterspout And Depth Charge Machine
  • Drill Mobile → Doctor Robotnik’s Jet Drill Pod
  • Bowling Spin → Self D-Struct Machine
  • Graviton Mobile → Doctor Robotnik’s Energy Ship
  • Big Icedus → Iceball
  • Freezer Mobile → Doctor Robotnik’s Freeze-O-Matic
  • Twin Hammer → Swing’m Spikez

It has even has Tunnelbot correct, which otherwise matches the only boss name found in the U.S./U.K. manual (although it's referred to “a” or “the” Tunnelbot, which would suggest that the 'lava drill' is indeed another one after all). There are also no formal names given to the Sonic & Knuckles bosses at all, presumably because by then it wasn't produced in association with another guide. Either way, it's worthy enough to at least be mentioned, but I wanted to make sure: should the pages be renamed as well since the current ones come from a Japanese source rather than an English one? SaucieX (talk) 20:44, December 1, 2015 (UTC)

Do you have proof that those names are lifted from the Sonic 3 game guide? Not that is too much of a problem. It is just that Sonic the Comic has been know to the names wrong an awful lot of times. However, if they are the only English names there are, then there is nothing to say about it.Ultrasonic9000 (talk) 20:52, December 1, 2015 (UTC)
I don't have anything that definitely says those names are directly borrowed from it, especially since it's pretty rare to find to confirm one way or the other; however, the Q Zone I refer to does advertise the full guide's release and mentions a free giveaway of fifty copies to participating readers, which suggests to me that the writer at least knew about it or may have collaborated. The coverage is also apparently similar except it also contains more detailed gameplay tips, level maps, and a whole lot more pictures to fill space. Either way, they should still be considered under the Sega license, and they're the only names I can find from an official English source, so I would think they're acceptable (well, I guess except for “Doctor Robotnik's Final Challenge”). SaucieX (talk) 21:45, December 1, 2015 (UTC)