Sonic the Hedgehog 3

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Sonic the Hedgehog 3
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Xbox 360, RealOne Arcade
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Supporting companies:
Sound driver: SMPS Z80 (modified) (Sonic & Knuckles)
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,8005,800 G-5531
Sega Mega Drive
US
$69.9969.99[5][6] 1079
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Mega Hit)
$19.9919.99[7] 1079
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega Drive
DE
Sega Mega Drive
ES
Sega Mega Drive
FR
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1079
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.9949.99[9][10] 1079
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
GR
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$149.95149.95[13]
Sega Mega Drive
AU
(Platinum)
FSON07SMC
Sega Mega Drive
BR
046190
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM93050JG
Sega Mega Drive
AS
1079
RealOne Arcade
US
Xbox 360
JP
400MSP400
CERO: A
Xbox 360
JP
(Otameshiban)
FREEfree
CERO: A
Xbox 360
US
400MSP400[15]
ESRB: Everyone
Xbox 360
US
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
ESRB: Everyone
Xbox 360
EU
400MSP400[17]
PEGI: 3+
Xbox 360
EU
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
PEGI: 3+
Xbox 360
DE
400MSP400[18]
USK: 6
Xbox 360
DE
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
USK: 6
Xbox 360
UK
400MSP400[16]
PEGI: 3+
Xbox 360
UK
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
PEGI: 3+
Xbox 360
AU
400MSP400[19]
OFLC: G
Xbox 360
AU
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
OFLC: G
Xbox 360
KR
GRB: All
Xbox 360
KR
(Pyeong-gapan Game)
FREEfree
GRB: All
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[23]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[24]
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[25]
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[27]
OFLC: G
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Production credits

Uncredited

Source:
Uncredited


Magazine articles

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
90
[28]
Ação Games (BR)
94
[29]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
92
[30]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
80
[31]
Cool Gamer (RU)
80
[32]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
94
[33]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
95
[34]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
80
[35]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 2 (RU)
90
[36]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
92
[37]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
92
[38]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
95
[5]
Gamers (DE)
87
[39]
GamesMaster (UK)
90
[40]
Hyper (AU)
90
[41]
Joker (SI)
90
[42]
Joypad (FR) PAL
94
[43]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
85
[44]
Mega (UK) PAL
90
[45]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
93
[46]
Megablast (DE) PAL
83
[47]
Mega Force (FR)
97
[48]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
85
[49]
Mega Machines (UK) PAL
94
[50]
Mega Power (UK) PAL
92
[51]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
93
[52]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
95
[53]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
94
[54]
Megazone (AU)
93
[55]
Player One (FR)
98
[56]
Playjoy (YU)
86
[57]
Play Time (DE) PAL
89
[58]
Score (CZ)
80
[59]
Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
93
[60]
Sega Magazine (UK)
95
[61]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
90
[62]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
87
[63]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
93
[64]
Sega Force (SE)
92
[65]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
72
[66]
Sonic Mag: B.D. & Jeux-Video! (FR) PAL
90
[67]
Todo Sega (ES)
97
[68]
Tricks (RU)
85
[69]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
86
[70]
Video Games (DE)
83
[71]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
90
[6]
Sega Mega Drive
90
Based on
46 reviews

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
75
[72]
Xbox 360
75
Based on
1 review

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Main article: Sonic the Hedgehog 3/Magazine articles.

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 9bc192ce
MD5 d724ea4dd417fe330c9dcfd955c596b2
SHA-1 75e9c4705259d84112b3e697a6c00a0813d47d71
2MB 1993-11 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f4951d1f
MD5 eaa77c15fbb36099ee6e6d6015ded368
SHA-1 7b98b21b7274233e962132bc22a7ccdf548c0ddb
2MB 1993-11 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 6a632503
MD5 ab74fc7f42ce9b4a8f760d12cae69a2a
SHA-1 2ff45bb056ede0f745e52f8d02c54b4ca724ca4c
2MB 1993-11 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e4a16a49
MD5 05ae03e1049dcfe417d38b031dc696fb
SHA-1 fc87a7b411302a576028b7ccd5911b1f266b59b3
2MB 1993-10 EPROMs[73] Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e7ddca30
MD5 6375deefc64c0bb0171e739ae95a80b0
SHA-1 b38d3b726a555df0761550dd613acfe010dd8f82
2MB 1993-11 Cartridge Pirate
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 c818f6fd
MD5 8e1965beee0d192ae10f1769592d977f
SHA-1 bc2b67803bbba89a456a464e679cde4b4bb567fb
2MB 1993-11 Cartridge Argentine pirate

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