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“That's right: Sonic is back in yet another chapter of the Sonic saga.”

Sonic and Knuckles

by Sonic Team

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That's right: Sonic is back in yet another chapter of the Sonic saga. This time you can play as Knuckles, the guy that bugged you all through Sonic 3. Hey, he's got a right to his emeralds, doesn't he?

The basic game looks to be a typically solid and entertaining Sonic adventure, with seven all-new zones and plenty of hidden stuff. Play as Knuckles, though, and it's a whole new ball game. While the Knuckles adventure is shorter than Sonic's, the play is entirely different for two reasons. First, Knuckles has different skills than Sonic. He can glide through the air, scale walls and punch through certain walls that Sonic's spin-dash can't even crack. These abilities allow him to get to certain areas of each stage which Sonic just can't reach. Secondly, the enemies respond differently to Knuckles; the boss characters are noticeably tougher to defeat.

The globetrotting special stage of Sonic 3 is back, and there are two all-new bonus stages, which can be reached by touching the star post checkpoints with different numbers of rings. One is a rotating slot machine stage that plays like the dizzying bonus round of the original Sonic game, and the other has Sonic whizzing around glowing globes as he tries to climb out of a deep well.

Finally, Sonic & Knuckles is said to be "backwards compatible" with other Genesis cartridges. Sega's not telling us exactly what that means; the only thing we know is that if you own a copy of Sonic 3, you'll be able to plug both cartridges into your Genesis at the same time and do some interesting things, including playing as Knuckles in Sonic 3 or playing as Sonic's pal Tails in Sonic & Knuckles. Tails is nowhere to be seen in the standard, unmodified Sonic & Knuckles game. Sonic 2 cartridges are also compatible with Sonic & Knuckles, and it's rumored that the game can also be used with other, non-Sonic game cartridges. Sounds cool....

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Sonic and Knuckles system requirements:SystemP-200.

Systems: Win9x Windows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP.

Game modes: Sonic and Knuckles supports single modeSingle game mode .

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2006-05-09 Play as both Sonic and Knuckles in 8 new zones in two different adventures!

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