History Awesome / Sonic3AndKnuckles

15th Apr '17 1:24:46 PM nombretomado
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** You can play this game for over twenty years and still find new (non-glitch) content within the levels. Check the playthroughs of WebVideo/BrainScratchCommentaries, LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries, or Super Gaming Bros ({{Somecallmejohnny}})

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** You can play this game for over twenty years and still find new (non-glitch) content within the levels. Check the playthroughs of WebVideo/BrainScratchCommentaries, LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries, or Super Gaming Bros ({{Somecallmejohnny}})(WebVideo/{{Somecallmejohnny}})
10th Apr '17 8:30:57 PM SenorCornholio
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* '''Hyper Knuckles''', basically Hyper Sonic but every time he glides into a wall at a great enough speed, he ''causes an earthquake that destroys all enemies onscreen''.
28th Mar '17 2:52:16 PM Aspie1987
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* The sheer RefugeInAudacity employed by the american manual when it says the physics bugs are caused by Robotnik's "Diabolical Traps."

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* The sheer RefugeInAudacity employed by the american American manual when it says the physics bugs are caused by Robotnik's "Diabolical Traps."
1st Oct '16 6:27:22 PM Dere
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* '''Super Tails''', especially when you unleash the Flickies. Just the mere fact he ''gains'' a super form after collecting all the emeralds accounts for this, and it turns out to be even more powerful than either Sonic and Knuckles hyper forms put together.

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* '''Super Tails''', especially when you unleash the Flickies. Just the mere fact he ''gains'' a super form after collecting all the emeralds accounts for this, and it turns out to be even more powerful than either Sonic and Knuckles hyper forms put together.this.
28th Sep '16 10:05:34 PM Chaosenvoy
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* '''Super Tails''', especially when you unleash the Flickies. Just the mere fact he ''gains'' a super form after collecting all the emeralds accounts for this.

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* '''Super Tails''', especially when you unleash the Flickies. Just the mere fact he ''gains'' a super form after collecting all the emeralds accounts for this.this, and it turns out to be even more powerful than either Sonic and Knuckles hyper forms put together.
28th Sep '16 10:02:42 PM Chaosenvoy
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* '''Super Tails''', especially when you unleash the Flickies.

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* '''Super Tails''', especially when you unleash the Flickies. Just the mere fact he ''gains'' a super form after collecting all the emeralds accounts for this.
29th Jul '16 10:38:00 AM bt8257
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* The fight against Knuckles at Hidden Palace Zone. The boss fight is really easy, but what makes it so awesome is that you finally get to have your revenge on Knuckles for every last cheap shot, trick, and trap that he's been pulling on you since your first encounter with him at the beginning of the game.
* Drill Mobile battle at the end of the Act 2 of Marble Garden Zone, Eggman uses his machine to destroy the stage itself around Sonic, dooming him to certain death. Tails, however, swoops in to carry his idol and chase Eggman down for a battle in the skies. Tails has very little stamina in the air in normal gameplay, and less so while carrying Sonic, but he hangs on through the whole boss fight and even manages to catch Sonic if he ever should fall, and then for good measure keeps going long enough for the sun to set in the background.

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* The boss fight against Knuckles at Hidden Palace Zone. The boss fight is Its really easy, but what makes it so awesome is that you finally ''finally'' get to have your revenge on Knuckles for every last cheap shot, trick, and trap that everything he's been pulling on put you through since your you first encounter with saw him at the beginning of the game.
* Drill Mobile battle at the end of the Act 2 of Marble Garden Zone, Eggman uses his machine to destroy the stage itself around Sonic, dooming him to certain death. Tails, however, swoops in to carry his idol and chase Eggman down for a battle in the skies. Tails has very little stamina in the air in normal gameplay, and less so while carrying Sonic, but he hangs on through for the whole boss fight and even manages to catch Sonic if he ever should fall, and then for good measure keeps going long enough for the sun to set in the background.



** The entirety of ''Sonic 3 & Knuckles'' is a crowning moment for Eggman, simply due to the sheer amount of effort he puts into it from start to finish. In the ''first'' level, he starts a forest fire with Sonic in the middle, and then as soon as the hero escapes, cue an airship bombardment. And as awesome as Doomsday Zone was, the preceding boss fight featured Eggman piloting his gigantic mecha, Kyodai Eggman Robo, it is so titanic that its head almost filled the entire screen -- and so did its laser beam, incidentally.
*** The fact that after reaching the end of Death Egg Zone Act 2 you have to fight a total of SIX boss battles (counting all the phases of the DEZ and TDZ bosses) is testament how prepared, determined and serious Eggman is in this game.

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** The entirety All of ''Sonic 3 & Knuckles'' is a crowning moment for Eggman, simply due to the sheer amount of effort he puts into it from start to finish. In the ''first'' level, he starts a forest fire with Sonic in the middle, and then as soon as the hero escapes, cue an airship bombardment. And as awesome as Doomsday Zone was, the preceding boss fight featured Eggman piloting his gigantic mecha, Kyodai Eggman Robo, it is so titanic that its head almost filled the entire screen -- and so did its laser beam, incidentally.
*** The fact that after reaching the end of Death Egg Zone Act 2 you have to fight a total of SIX boss battles (counting all the phases of the DEZ and TDZ bosses) is a testament how prepared, determined and serious Eggman is in this game.



*** What also makes this a CMOA for Eggman is unlike most of his plots which are foiled by Sonic at the end of other games, the whole Death Egg saga takes from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' all the way to the ''Sonic & Knuckles'' portion of this game for Sonic to stop completely. It took two games (or three if you consider the two portions of this title their own games) to completely foil this one plot, which proves how much a {{Determinator}} Eggman can be.
*** He also managed to create Big Arm, a powerful mecha capable of knocking the rings out of ''Super Sonic'' if it got a hold of him. [[spoiler:Too bad he did not account for something stronger than Super Sonic. Hyper Sonic, for example.]]

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*** What also makes this a CMOA for Eggman is unlike most of his plots which are foiled by Sonic at the end of other games, the whole Death Egg saga takes from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' all the way to the ''Sonic & Knuckles'' portion of this game for Sonic to stop it completely. It took two games (or three if you consider the two portions of this title their own games) to completely foil this one plot, which proves how much a {{Determinator}} {{determinator}} Eggman can be.
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be. That, and he also managed to create Big Arm, a powerful mecha capable of knocking the rings out of ''Super Sonic'' if it got a hold of him. [[spoiler:Too bad he did not account for something stronger than Super Sonic. Hyper Sonic, for example.]]



** Another one of Knuckles' best moments: when he ''punched the Chaos Emeralds right out of Super Sonic''. The invincible Super Sonic BroughtDownToNormal with just one punch.

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** Another one of Knuckles' best moments: when he ''punched Knuckles ''punching the Chaos Emeralds right out of Super Sonic''. The invincible Invincible Super Sonic BroughtDownToNormal with just one punch.


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* '''Super Tails''', especially when you unleash the Flickies.
26th Feb '16 10:00:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Death Egg Zone: The ring shooter machines that send Sonic all over the place in neon yellow rings. [[spoiler:They make another appearance in ''SonicTheHedgehog4'']].

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* Death Egg Zone: The ring shooter machines that send Sonic all over the place in neon yellow rings. [[spoiler:They make another appearance in ''SonicTheHedgehog4'']].''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4'']].
9th Feb '16 8:04:16 AM case
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* The sheer RefugeInAudacity employed by the american manual when it says the physics bugs are caused by Robotnik's "Diabolical Traps."
25th Dec '15 4:40:24 PM Thepenguinking2
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** You can play this game for over twenty years and still find new (non-glitch) content within the levels. Check the playthroughs of WebVideo/BrainScratchCommentaries, LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries, or Super Gaming Bros ({{Main/Somecallmejohnny}})
** From repeated gaming sessions on the original cartridges, this troper personally took around 3.5 hours to finish either ''Sonic 3'' or ''Sonic & Knuckles'' '''by themselves''', due to [[Main/HundredPercentCompletion being OC enough]] to scrounge up almost every secret available to the respective characters being used at the time, or grab all the bonus stages for tons of rings (which partially resets the timer to the nearest minute upon exiting). Combined, that's over 7 hours' worth of gaming alone in one sitting from start to finish, assuming you don't pay too much attention to the 10 minute time limit per level. By comparison, ''Sonic 2'' clocks in at around 3 hours under the same conditions, which is still quite impressive. That's how much content the games actually have [[Main/NotTheWayItIsMeantToBePlayed if you bother to slow down a bit and look carefully, which may be quite ingenious for a video game about speed]].

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** You can play this game for over twenty years and still find new (non-glitch) content within the levels. Check the playthroughs of WebVideo/BrainScratchCommentaries, LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries, or Super Gaming Bros ({{Main/Somecallmejohnny}})
** From repeated gaming sessions on the original cartridges, this troper personally took around 3.5 hours to finish either ''Sonic 3'' or ''Sonic & Knuckles'' '''by themselves''', due to [[Main/HundredPercentCompletion being OC enough]] to scrounge up almost every secret available to the respective characters being used at the time, or grab all the bonus stages for tons of rings (which partially resets the timer to the nearest minute upon exiting). Combined, that's over 7 hours' worth of gaming alone in one sitting from start to finish, assuming you don't pay too much attention to the 10 minute time limit per level. By comparison, ''Sonic 2'' clocks in at around 3 hours under the same conditions, which is still quite impressive. That's how much content the games actually have [[Main/NotTheWayItIsMeantToBePlayed if you bother to slow down a bit and look carefully, which may be quite ingenious for a video game about speed]].
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