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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Mega Drive)

Developer:Sonic Team
Publisher:SEGA®
Genre:Platformer
First released:February 2, 1994

Achievements

There are 29 achievements worth 400 (974) points.
Authors: Dissection, GamerPupUK, qwe, Scott, Totaya

 
Water Is Not A Problem
 
won by 64 (59) of 1227 (5.22%)
(114)
Complete Hydrocity Zone Act 1 in less than 1 minute with the Victory Pose.
Fire Base
 
won by 87 (75) of 1227 (7.09%)
(65)
Complete Launch Base Zone Act 1 with 130 rings or more and with Fire Shield.
I Have No Time
 
won by 91 (82) of 1227 (7.42%)
(83)
Complete Angel Island Zone Act 1 in less than 1 minute.
Icy
 
won by 102 (83) of 1227 (8.31%)
(57)
Complete Icecap Zone Act 2 with 130 rings or more and with Electric Shield.
Two Tailed Victory!
 
won by 112 (97) of 1227 (9.13%)
(70)
As Tails, Defeat Dr Robotnik at Launch Base Zone
No Ring Challenge 1
 
won by 124 (101) of 1227 (10.11%)
(48)
Complete Angel Island Zone Act 1 without collecting any rings
Ring Carnival
 
won by 144 (109) of 1227 (11.74%)
(28)
Complete Carnival Night Zone Act 1 with 100 rings or more.
Competition - Chrome Gadget
 
won by 157 (138) of 1227 (12.80%)
(26)
Time Trial - Complete Chrome Gadget in under 0'45''00
Competition - Desert Palace
 
won by 160 (142) of 1227 (13.04%)
(26)
Time Trial - Complete Desert Palace in under 0'40''00
Competition - Grand Prix
 
won by 160 (138) of 1227 (13.04%)
(66)
Grand Prix - Complete Grand Prix in under 4'00''00
Competition - Endless Mine
 
won by 164 (143) of 1227 (13.37%)
(25)
Time Trial - Complete Endless Mine in under 1'00''00
Competition - Balloon Park
 
won by 168 (147) of 1227 (13.69%)
(25)
Time Trial - Complete Balloon Park in under 0'50''00
Competition - Azure Lake
 
won by 169 (148) of 1227 (13.77%)
(25)
Time Trial - Complete Azure Lake in under 0'30''00
Super Sonic Victory!
 
won by 194 (137) of 1227 (15.81%)
(68)
Defeat the game with all emeralds collected
Sonic\
 
won by 254 (164) of 1227 (20.70%)
(37)
As Sonic, Defeat Dr Robotnik at Launch Base Zone
Final Showdown
 
won by 294 (186) of 1227 (23.96%)
(17)
Reach Launch Base Zone
Snowtastic
 
won by 301 (192) of 1227 (24.53%)
(16)
Reach Icecap Zone
Super Sonic
 
won by 313 (163) of 1227 (25.51%)
(16)
Collect All 7 Chaos Emeralds
Hoarder
 
won by 331 (187) of 1227 (26.98%)
(23)
Collect over 200 Rings
Car-ni-val!
 
won by 357 (213) of 1227 (29.10%)
(15)
Reach Carnival Night Zone
Quick Start
 
won by 376 (221) of 1227 (30.64%)
(14)
Witness an Attack on Angel Island Zone Within The First Minute
Gumball Life
 
won by 391 (244) of 1227 (31.87%)
(21)
Collect an extra life from the Gumball Machine Bonus Stage
Perfect Collection
 
won by 418 (255) of 1227 (34.07%)
(20)
Collect all rings in a special stage
Risk Taker
 
won by 436 (226) of 1227 (35.53%)
(6)
Catch Your Breath at the last possible second
Rocky Ground
 
won by 544 (289) of 1227 (44.34%)
(12)
Reach Marble Garden Zone
Jewelery
 
won by 683 (323) of 1227 (55.66%)
(16)
Collect over 100 Rings
Chaotic
 
won by 707 (336) of 1227 (57.62%)
(10)
Find your first Chaos Emerald
Smashing!
 
won by 774 (364) of 1227 (63.08%)
(15)
Smash 5 Item Boxes in any act
Aquaphobia
 
won by 816 (386) of 1227 (66.50%)
(10)
Reach Hydrocity Zone
Forum Topic: View official forum topic for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 here

Recent comment(s):
16 Apr 2:03 2013
Scott
Todo: level achievements, complete as each character (Sonic Tails, Knuckles?), emerald achievements, super- achievements, no-ring/perfect ring challenges, time challenges, no-hit challenges? Secret areas?
12 Jun 22:49 2013
Wolferhu
The achievements're also great here just like in the Sonic1 and the Sonic2. I love especially the "No Ring Challenge 1" :) But I think here maybe would be nice a little bit more achievement. Maybe 25 like in the first two part.
12 Jun 22:51 2013
Wolferhu
I missed especially the time challenges,those were nice and challanging in the first two part as well.
12 Jun 22:55 2013
Scott
Sounds good! We've got another 200 points to allocate for this game so we have plenty of room for more, and I think time-challenges are great idea! I'll make a forum topic so we can all share ideas: retroachievements.org/viewtopic.php?t=160
12 Jun 23:17 2013
Wolferhu
Thank you:) It would be great:)
2 Jan 15:30 2014
JonnyRetro
Hmm.. we need achievements for Sonic 3 & Knuckles!
2 Jan 16:42 2014
Scott
SnK is next definitely, then Knuckles in Sonic 2, then Sonic 3 and Knuckles! Anyone got any good ideas for achievements?
3 Jan 8:54 2014
JonnyRetro
Yep, -follow knuckles into hidden palace zone (if you got all chaos emeralds by the time you got to mushroom hill zone) -get first super emerald -get all super emeralds as each character(hyper sonic, knuckles, super tails etc
3 Jan 8:57 2014
JonnyRetro
I ran out of space :p 32 MEG EPIC: complete the whole game in one sitting (from angel island to doomsday zone) HYPER DOOMSDAY: have all 7 super emeralds by the time you reach the doomsday zone all above are for sonic 3+k :)
3 Jan 8:58 2014
JonnyRetro
Could probably come up with some creative ones if I spent a bit more time with the game.. I played the hell out of it as a kid! ok I'll shut up now.
3 Jan 10:36 2014
JonnyRetro
I'm waaaaaaiting! - Keep Sonic waiting for 20 seconds Tails the Immortal - Get tails killed 20 times Acrobatic - stand on the edge of a platform to perform the falling animation
1 Sep 15:39 2014
Pereira006
Just warning for people who have problem Glitch as tail in Ice zone here link, how winhttp://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_3_bug_list#Tails_dies_when_descending_the_first_slide
30 May 20:23 2015
Frioeb
as I download the game ?
24 Nov 21:47 2015
matheus2653
Yes!!! I completed this game 200%!
6 May 14:19 2017
undeadbobop
< did half of them got none of them D: it won't even recognize it as anything but "genesis"
14 Jul 2:06 2017
Gamechamp
Aquaphobia and Rocky Ground unlocked during the attract demo.
14 Jul 7:36 2017
Gamechamp
Sonic's Victory unlocked when I beat the game as Tails, too. :X
29 Oct 9:24 2017
Davemilner55
Yeath years sonic 3 sold separately lolol

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High Scores

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KingofHarts
800
2
LunarFoxx
800
3
Silv3rSkull
800
4
GabrielCalmonX
800
5
SmileFace
800
6
ShadwSonic
800
7
Fluttershy
800
8
Moraa
800
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BlackZWolf
800
10
AVSB007
800

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