Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Complete

Sonic 3 Complete

Sonic 3 Complete is a hack of Sonic 3 & Knuckles with the following goals:

  • Restore Sonic 3-style presentation where this was changed in Sonic 3 & Knuckles;
  • Fix bugs and problems in the original games;
  • Provide improved versions of each game that made up the whole of Sonic 3 & Knuckles, hence creating an equivalent of Sonic & Knuckles Collection on the Mega Drive/Genesis;
  • Implement modest feature changes where they improve the original experience, without significantly changing it;
  • Provide custom version patches and options, so that players can play the game in the style they prefer.

Game Downloads and Information

Cover Artwork

I've worked with a few people to create authentic-ish Mega Drive/Genesis cover slips and cartridge labels, which you can use if you'd like a reproduction cartridge made, or to decorate your flashcart, or just to sit and admire.

These artwork and designs were produced exclusively for Sonic 3 Complete – please be respectful and do not copy them for other projects.

US Sleeve
(Gen) (UGC)
JP Sleeve
(MD) (UGC)
EU Sleeve
(MD) (UGC)

Note that as of May 2014, all the above images have been modified to include an eighth of an inch of bleed, with faint crop guidelines outside of the intended area, for cleaner printing. The original exact-size versions can still be retrieved at their original URLs if needed.

Achtung! I need to point out that we do not produce any repros ourselves, and nobody has any kind of official endorsement to do so. If you want to have one produced, of course, we are more than happy for your do so at your own risk, though we cannot recommend any particular supplier. If you have found Sonic 3 Complete for sale on eBay, web stores or the like, it is not an "official" copy in any way, and again, any purchase or use of such an item is not endorsed or supported, and is done entirely at your own risk.

If you do want a reproduction copy, you should also consider whether you will be able to update the cartridge with newer versions or alternate customised builds, and it would make sense to ensure some SRAM-like functionality is built in to allow you to save progress and settings.

Note that the Western and Eastern carts are different shapes - you can't fit the Japanese label on an American or European cart, and the American and European labels won't fully cover the space on a Japanese cart. Futher, not all cartridges fit in every unit – check before you build or buy!

If you like the character artwork in these designs, you'd do well to check out some of Hazard the Porgoyle's other excellent work.

Wallpaper

For your computing device.

Western-style
(16:10) (16:9) (4:3)

Also try...

  • Sonic 3 AIR is a port of Sonic 3 & Knuckles for modern PCs and other platforms. It features full widescreen support, enhanced music, and many other things we couldn't practically achieve in a hack, and many of S3C's best features are in there too! It's a wonderful project, and our de facto successor, so give it a try.
  • Our co-developer Fred Bronze (known as "Neo" in days gone by) wrote Sonic 3 Unlocked, a superb series of articles about the ins and outs of Sonic 3 internals, including innumerable fascinating insights into why your favourite misfeature works the way it does, details left on the cutting room floor and more. A great read.

Credits

Based On
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic & Knuckles Collection
Sonic Jam
Project Director
Tiddles
Project & Design Consultants
Neo
That One Jig
Lead Programmer
Tiddles
Program Special Thanks
Hayate
flamewing
shobiz
Mercury
MoDule
redhotsonic
Cinossu
LOst
Graphic Options & Updates
That One Jig
Neo
flamewing
Additional Graphics
Tribeam
Tiddles
Graphics Special Thanks
Cylent Nite
t0msonic
RadTH
AkumaTh
Sound Program
flamewing
Tiddles
S&K Collection Music Ported & Arranged by
ValleyBell
Additional Music
Masato Nakamura
Sound Special Thanks
Shigeaki Irie
Masaaki Nishizawa
Goro Takahashi
(USP)
Casual Mode Design
Hayate
Customisation System
Hayate
Web Customiser
Tiddles
Web Special Thanks
Rangers51
Box Cover Artwork
Box Cover Design & Layout
Rangers51
Dark Sonic
Tiddles
Box Cover Translation
FrostPhoenix
Box Cover Special Thanks
djshok
Shenske
Development Resources
Stealth
Puto
snkenjoi
jman2050
Andlabs
Robjoe
MarkeyJester
Linncaki
Cinossu
Malevolence
Alriightyman
MainMemory
Hivebrain
Xenowhirl
AamirM
flamewing
ValleyBell
KRIKzz
Chilly Willy
Erik JS
qiuu
nineko
Selbi
KingofHarts
Special Thanks
Waz
Allen
Geoffrey Penalty
LightEffexor
Super Gaming Bros.
MrKaitoCain
Spanner
Revenance_VX
Josh Wallen
The Taxman
TmEE
SCHG Contributors
Presented by

Thanks to everyone who has made comments or suggestions, reported bugs, or promoted Sonic 3 Complete through posts, articles and videos.

What people are saying about Sonic 3 Complete!

“I found Sonic 3 Complete to be boring to play… I am sure that if everyone's version of Sonic 3 definitive is basically Sonic 3 Complete, I will blow my f***ing brains out.”MarkeyJester

“Some changes sound pretty useless”TotalAnarchy

“f*** epic AND WHAT HAPPEND TO THE F***ING SCORE?! AND F***ING NO SUPER SONIC MEGA NO SUPER SONIC!!! NOT COMPLETE”UberTheHedgehog

“This hack sucks”KesterStudios

Getting in touch

Sonic 3 Complete is no longer maintained, and no further feedback will be implemented. Thank you for your interest and support over the years.

Maintained by Tiddles
File Last Updated: Monday 1st March 2021, 10:30:28 +0000
(Some content may have been updated separately)
Theme by Tiddles, courtesy of Caves of Narshe. Skylines by Tiddles and Neo.