Sonic & Knuckles Rated for Japanese VC

By Shane Jury 23.10.2009 22

Sonic & Knuckles Rated for Japanese VC on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Since the release of Sonic 3 on the Virtual Console back in 2007, it has been unknown as to the fate of Sonic & Knuckles, or more specifically, the feature that would allow access to upgraded Sonic 2 & Sonic 3. Sega has finally answered, with the addition of the game on Japan's release schedule for next week, and an explanation for the extras.

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Upon purchase, the screen above will appear when you boot up the game, and it detects any of the three original Sonic games on your system. Choose one, and you'll be able to either play as Knuckles in Sonic 2, a special Minigame in Sonic 1, and quite possibly the best Sonic game ever made in Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

The other games slated for release are Championship Lode Runner from Hudson Soft, and both Face Off & Rolling Thunder 2 from Namco Bandai.

Update: A video of the whole process;

Thanks to GoNintendo.

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So basically like the original Sonic and Knuckles then Smilie I have that awesome cartridge for my MD where you can jam another in the top Smilie

The only word that can describe this is Smilie.

It requires great courage to look at oneself honestly, and forge one's own path.


With this the VC version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles is superior to the XBLA version! Smilie

I have no idea why they thought taking out NewGame+ was a good idea.

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Good news, though Sonic is vastly inferior to Mario's platforming offerings.

Hence me being here Smilie

May you be in heaven for half an hour before the devil knows you are dead.

I don;t quite understand, what does this lock on enable you to do ?


Go Typhlosion!

SnitchyPaws said:
I don;t quite understand, what does this lock on enable you to do ?

In the original Sonic And Knuckles, it had a slot on top to insert one of the previous Sonic The Hedgehog games. When equipped with Sonic 3, an explosion of epic covers the entire room, astounding players almost to death.

In case the metaphors were too hard to understand, the fusion would result in the game "Sonic 3 And Knuckles".

It requires great courage to look at oneself honestly, and forge one's own path.


The original LockOn also allows you to connect -any- Megadrive game, and it would produce a random level of that sphere-thing.
(taking that games data as the seed value for the randomness)

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One of the best games in the series. Knuckles was a really cool character to play in both games.

I remember putting the game genie cartridge in first, followed by Sonic and Knuckles and then followed by another cart to totally screw things up. It worked having 3 carts stacked up at once but the codes just broke the games.

I can\'t believe it\'s taken them over 2 years to get this sorted. Nintendo must have been a pain to work with. Smilie At least it\'s done now and those who have waited will get the game with the lock-on.

SuperLink said:
With this the VC version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles is superior to the XBLA version! Smilie

The VC version is also twice the price! Smilie Then there\'s the whole 50hz slowdown border crap in the eventual Pal release. Smilie

( Edited 24.10.2009 13:45 by wAyNe - sTaRT )

wAyNe - sTaRT said:

The VC version is also twice the price! Smilie Then there's the whole 50hz slowdown border crap in the eventual Pal release. Smilie

That's true...
But the 360 version doesn't have the full proper game.

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Apart from not being able to select completed levels, what else is missing from the XBLA version? It\'s been ages since I last played S3&K on Sonic Mega Collection. Smilie

( Edited 24.10.2009 13:56 by wAyNe - sTaRT )

wAyNe - sTaRT said:
Apart from not being able to select completed levels, what else is missing from the XBLA version? It's been ages since I last played S3&K on Sonic Mega Collection. Smilie


That's it, but that also means you can't select the credits or start again with all your Super Emeralds and whatnot.

And you don't get the cool little artworks for completing it.

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Have updated with a vid. I really want this now. >.<

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Now i'm hooked.

I alreadu have all three on VC. But i'm also disappointed at the fact that we'll have the 50 Hz crap and borders in the PAL release. Sonic 1 on PAL VC is like crap, even the music is slowed down (which didn't even happen on an actual PAL Megadrive by the way).

But now if playing the three sonic games through Sonic and Knuckles would unlock 60 Hz for VC users... talk about dreaming Smilie

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I hate sonic so i dont care.

Bit pointless posting then isn't it? Smilie

Sweet! Hopefully we'll get a US and PAL release soon. Smilie

I'm just relieved to see the lock-on featured Sonic games are included if you already have them. lol With Nintendo, sometimes you never know. Smilie Now, I wonder if this is going to be more expensive because of the lock-on feature? Smilie

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Phoenixus said:
Bit pointless posting then isn't it? Smilie

I disagree. Maybe he just needs to let his anger towards Sonic out you know?
Besides it's boring seeing everyone go 'Oh I love sonic, can't wait...orgasmic' etc etc, without a comment that goes against this.
Plus I think it's nice to see like minded individuals on an internet site, who I'll never (want to) meet. I don't 'hate' Sonic though, but I also couldn't care less about his games.

And aren't we all here to kill our time?

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And aren't we all here to kill our time?

No, we're here to live life to the fullest.
Ain't nowhere else good to talk about games.

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Guest 28.10.2009#21

Smilie

Oh yeah, I guess I have been going about this the wrong way. Time to start living!
From now on I will be on cubed3 even more than before. (I guess I'll just have to go without sleep nowSmilie)

Josef said:
Phoenixus said:
Bit pointless posting then isn't it? Smilie

I disagree. Maybe he just needs to let his anger towards Sonic out you know?
Besides it's boring seeing everyone go 'Oh I love sonic, can't wait...orgasmic' etc etc, without a comment that goes against this.
Plus I think it's nice to see like minded individuals on an internet site, who I'll never (want to) meet. I don't 'hate' Sonic though, but I also couldn't care less about his games.

And aren't we all here to kill our time?

Well said Josef!! And personally i dont blame ya, your daughter was hot. Thanks for the * Smilie

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