Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles (lost build of cancelled iOS port of Sega Genesis platformers; 2014)

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Still from Christian Whitehead proof-of-concept video

Status: Lost

Sonic The Hedgehog 3is a Genesis title released in 1994 1 year after Sonic CD on the Sega CD, with it becoming a critical hit to fans and critics alike. Due to cartridge storage limitations, some content had to be cut out and re-purposed into Sonic & Knuckles, and with the gimmick of lock-on technology if you connect Sonic 3 to the top of the cartridge. Ultimately, it was met with spiritual success alongside Sonic 3

Background[edit | edit source]

In 2011, Christian Whitehead (also known as TaxMan in Sonic Retro) was hired by SEGA to make an iOS port Of Sonic CD Using his handcrafted Retro Engine And When it released, it was massive hit with it running at 60fps And In Full Screen. And 2 years later in 2013, Christian Was hired Again By SEGA to Port Sonic 1 & 2 To iOS with the help of Stealth, And they both were a success

Legal Issues[edit | edit source]

When The port of Sonic 3 & Knuckles Began, Some legal problems arose with one of the composers, Brad Buxer, Since Some of the compositions Were composed by Micheal Jackson, And since the music belonged to him, That Restrained Development of the Port.

Availability[edit | edit source]

As of now, no files from the game have resurfaced online or the IPA file itself, But SEGA Has not confirmed that the game has been cancelled nor has Cristian Whitehead himself So it's now considered lost