Sonic & Knuckles Collection
14 February 1997
20 March 1997
20 March 1997 EU
Single player, multiplayer
Sonic & Knuckles Collection ( is a ソニック＆ナックルズコレクション Sonikku to Nakkuruzu Korekushon ) ? compilation game for Sonic the Hedgehog Microsoft Windows-based personal computers.
The collection includes:
The European and North American versions of the collection also include
which the player can customize Windows with Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver Sonic themes, wallpapers, icons, and music from Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles, and the Japanese soundtrack of Sonic CD in 11 kHz WAVV format. However, in Japan, Sonic & Knuckles Collection and Sonic the Screensaver were released separately on the same day.
The gameplay is identical to their
Mega Drive / Genesis counterparts, but all of the music is emulated in MIDI format. Some tracks ( Carnival Night Zone, IceCap Zone, Launch Base Zone, the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Credits theme, Knuckles' theme in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, the sub-boss music from Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and the Competition main menu) were replaced with music taken from an early prototype of the game. One possible explanation for this is that the final pieces of music from the Genesis version used sound effects not contained within the general MIDI standard, and many sound cards at the time of release did not have the capability to play additional samples along with the MIDI. Another explanation for the replacement is that the songs were replaced due to legal reasons, because connections could be made between similar songs by Michael Jackson.
This game is virtually impossible to play in windowed mode on any system with a CPU faster than 350 MHz, because the game does not have proper speed-limiting routines in this mode. However, the timings used by the game are based on the monitor's refresh rate. Switching the game to fullscreen mode lets the game play properly, no matter what your system speed is. In windowed mode, the game can be played at the correct speed whenever the screen refresh rate is at 60 Hz. Sega has also provided a
patch to fix this problem without reducing the refresh rate.
The original music tracks used for
Carnival Night Zone, IceCap Zone and Launch Base Zone originate from the 3 November 1993 prototype of . Sonic the Hedgehog 3  The sound test was featured in the options mini toolbar for the game, because a glitch would occur and the game would reset if the player tried to listen to a song.
Mushroom Hill's Act 1 music has a straight rhythm instead of shuffle, and the beginning sound is removed for this compilation.
A song was included in this compilation that was originally unused in the 3 November 1993
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 prototype. The song also bears some resemblance to the theme of " Green Hills Zone" and its vocal counterpart, " Sonic - You Can Do Anything" from the Japanese/Euro soundtrack. Sonic the Hedgehog CD This game, along with Sonic the Hedgehog CD and , was one of the demos included in the Sonic's Schoolhouse Hershey's sampler.
Sonic 3 & Knuckles on PC Game Commercial
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Sonic ( Super Sonic, Hyper Sonic) | Tails ( Super Tails) | Knuckles ( Super Knuckles, Hyper Knuckles)
Dr. Robotnik | Rock Drill | Mecha Sonic ( Mecha Sonic's Super State) | Animals ( Flicky ( Flicky's Super State), Pocky, Pecky, Cucky, Ricky, Rocky)
Batbot | Blaster | Blastoid (Carnival Night Zone) | Blastoid (Hydrocity Zone) | Bloominator | Bubbles | Bugernaut | Butterdroid | Catakiller, Jr. | Chainspike | Clamer | Cluckoid | Corkey | Dragonfly | EggRobo | Fireworm | Flybot767 | Hyudoro | Iwamodoki | Jawz | Madmole | Mantis | Mega Chopper | Monkey Dude | Mushmeanie | Orbinaut | Penguinator | Pointdexter | RhinoBot | Ribot | Rock'n | Sandworm | Skorp | Snale Blaster | Spikebonker | Spiker | Star Pointer | Technosqueek | Toxomister | Turbo Spiker
Sonic 3 Angel Island Zone | Hydrocity Zone | Marble Garden Zone | Carnival Night Zone | IceCap Zone | Launch Base Zone | Special Stages | Bonus Stages
Sonic & Knuckles Mushroom Hill Zone | Flying Battery Zone | Sandopolis Zone | Lava Reef Zone | Hidden Palace Zone | Sky Sanctuary Zone | Death Egg Zone | The Doomsday Zone | Special Stages | Bonus Stages
Azure Lake | Balloon Park | Chrome Gadget | Desert Palace | Endless Mine
Doctor Robotnik's Flame Craft | Doctor Robotnik's Whirlpool Machine | Tunnelbot | Self D-Struct Machine | Iceball | Swing'm Spikez | Hei Hou | Gapsule | Barrier Eggman | Guardian | Heat Arms | Egg Mobile-H | Flying Eggman | Red Eye | Death Ball
Doctor Robotnik's Flame Craft | Doctor Robotnik's Waterspout and Depth Charge Machine | Doctor Robotnik's Jet Drill Pod | Doctor Robotnik's Energy Ship | Doctor Robotnik's Freeze-O-Matic | Ball Shooter | Beam Rocket | Big Arm | Jet Mobile | Hang Mobile | Egg Golem | Hot Mobile | Knuckles | Mecha Sonic | Mecha Sonic's Super State | Great Eggman Robo | Final Weapon
Bound Jump | Crouch | Double Jump | Fireball Spin Dash | Glide | Gliding Knuckles Attack | Hyper Flash | Insta-Shield | Propeller Flying | Spin Attack | Spin Dash | Spin Jump | Swim | Wall Climb
Air Bubble | Balloon | Banana | Bomb | Booster | Bumper | Bumper wall | Cannon | Capsule | Change | Chaos Emerald | Cloud | Continue | Electrical emitter | Fan | Jump Stand | Monitor ( Water Shield, Flame Shield, Invincibility, Lightning Shield, Super Ring, Super Shoes, Extra Life, S, Eggman) | Movable box | Mushroom | Pulley | Ring | Signpost | Self-Propelled Bomb | Slow-Down Shoes | Snowboard | Sphere | Spikes | Spring | Spinning Top | Star Post ( Star Circle) | Super Emerald | Switch | Transport | Vine | Zip Line
Barrel | Conveyor Belt | Corkscrew loop | Crusher | Death Egg | Debug Mode | Fireball Cannon | Flipper | Floating Island | Flywheel | Freeze | Giant spear | Goal | Gravity Control Switch | Gumball | High-speed elevator | High-speed warp tube | Icicle | Iron ball | Jewel Radar | Perfect Bonus | Platform-raising Wheel | Pole Elevator | Relief | Reverse | Ring Shooter | Seesaw | Shuttle loop | Slot machine | Snowblower | | Sonic & Knuckles • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Strange Relief | Time Attack | Tornado | Warp Point | Winding Tunnel | " Wonderman"
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