Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Console icon Genesis/Mega Drive

Game icon

Publisher

Sega

Released

February 2, 1994

Achievements

Authors: Scott (21), Totaya (5), GamerPupUK (2), Dissection (1)

There are 29 achievements worth 310 (730) points.

  • Jewelery

    (5) (6)

    Collect over 100 Rings

    2,868 (1,461) of 5,516 – 51.99%

    26.49% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    51.99% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Hoarder

    (10) (19)

    Collect over 200 Rings

    1,304 (757) of 5,516 – 23.64%

    13.72% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.64% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Aquaphobia

    (5) (5)

    Reach Hydrocity Zone

    3,507 (1,748) of 5,516 – 63.58%

    31.69% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    63.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach Marble Garden Zone

    2,079 (1,158) of 5,516 – 37.69%

    20.99% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    37.69% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Car-ni-val!

    (10) (16)

    Reach Carnival Night Zone

    1,542 (913) of 5,516 – 27.96%

    16.55% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    27.96% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Snowtastic

    (10) (18)

    Reach Icecap Zone

    1,277 (808) of 5,516 – 23.15%

    14.65% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.15% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach Launch Base Zone

    1,218 (770) of 5,516 – 22.08%

    13.96% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.08% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Witness an Attack on Angel Island Zone Within The First Minute

    1,939 (1,126) of 5,516 – 35.15%

    20.41% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    35.15% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Chaotic

    (5) (6)

    Find your first Chaos Emerald

    3,166 (1,640) of 5,516 – 57.40%

    29.73% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    57.40% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect an extra life from the Gumball Machine Bonus Stage

    1,753 (1,029) of 5,516 – 31.78%

    18.65% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    31.78% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all rings in a special stage

    1,971 (1,227) of 5,516 – 35.73%

    22.24% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    35.73% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • As Sonic, Defeat Dr. Robotnik at Launch Base Zone

    1,079 (702) of 5,516 – 19.56%

    12.73% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.56% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • As Tails, Defeat Dr. Robotnik at Launch Base Zone

    524 (438) of 5,516 – 9.50%

    7.94% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.50% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the game with Sonic, with all the Chaos Emeralds of the game

    824 (595) of 5,516 – 14.94%

    10.79% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.94% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Super Sonic

    (25) (52)

    Collect All 7 Chaos Emeralds

    1,039 (662) of 5,516 – 18.84%

    12.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.84% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smashing!

    (5) (5)

    Smash 5 Item Boxes in any act

    3,631 (1,797) of 5,516 – 65.83%

    32.58% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    65.83% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Risk Taker

    (5) (9)

    Catch your breath at the last possible second in Hydrocity Zone.

    1,239 (736) of 5,516 – 22.46%

    13.34% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.46% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Angel Island Zone Act 1 without collecting any rings [Reset game if you collect a ring]

    531 (437) of 5,516 – 9.63%

    7.92% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.63% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Angel Island Zone Act 1 in less than 1 minute.

    479 (406) of 5,516 – 8.68%

    7.36% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    8.68% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Hydrocity Zone Act 1 in less than 1 minute with the Victory Pose.

    396 (338) of 5,516 – 7.18%

    6.13% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.18% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Ring Carnival

    (10) (26)

    Complete Carnival Night Zone Act 1 with 100 rings or more.

    706 (494) of 5,516 – 12.80%

    8.96% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.80% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Icy

    (10) (31)

    Complete Icecap Zone Act 2 with 130 rings or more and with Electric Shield.

    521 (395) of 5,516 – 9.45%

    7.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.45% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Fire Base

    (10) (34)

    Complete Launch Base Zone Act 1 with 130 rings or more and with Fire Shield.

    427 (356) of 5,516 – 7.74%

    6.45% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Time Trial - Complete Azure Lake in under 0'30''00

    647 (557) of 5,516 – 11.73%

    10.10% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.73% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Time Trial - Complete Balloon Park in under 0'50''00

    641 (554) of 5,516 – 11.62%

    10.04% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.62% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Time Trial - Complete Chrome Gadget in under 0'45''00

    587 (510) of 5,516 – 10.64%

    9.25% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.64% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Time Trial - Complete Desert Palace in under 0'40''00

    586 (512) of 5,516 – 10.62%

    9.28% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.62% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Time Trial - Complete Endless Mine in under 1'00''00

    661 (548) of 5,516 – 11.98%

    9.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.98% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Grand Prix - Complete Grand Prix in under 4'00''00

    581 (505) of 5,516 – 10.53%

    9.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.53% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

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Recent comments

(See all 52)

KingKong4221 21 Jan 2022 20:56
Mastered!
Bonesaw 8 Mar 2022 22:51
Hey that's not the official title screen
Numberman 1 May 2022 20:13
Mastered, what a great set for a great game.
justagamer 23 Jun 2022 04:30
Mastered!
RetroSprites 15 Jul 2022 06:29
Mastered, nice set really complete and entertaining, i had never played the time trial.
Spark5S 6 Aug 2022 23:51
Mastered.
Ernesto 21 Aug 2022 11:40
A question not about games. My global score, of all the games I have mastered, has been reduced by half, has that happened to you more?
WanderingHeiho 21 Aug 2022 14:23
That's happened to everyone, read here for more information. https://retroachievements.org/viewtopic.php?t=13893
ElectricAngel 8 Sep 2022 02:30
Mastered! Wasn't too hard considering I rarely play this one.
mnluan 9 Oct 2022 22:37
\o/ Mastered \o/
yoyozito 6 Dec 2022 22:32
Mastered!!!
soniccz10 15 Jan 2023 05:13
Dominado! #RespeitaAtropa :,)
DeliaSymbols 18 Jan 2023 21:04
Mastered!~ It was quite satisfying!
Emoon 31 Jan 2023 21:21
Mastered (#65). Nice and simple set, some interesting challenges. Managed to 100% in just around 5 hours.
VenHur 11 Feb 2023 01:36
Mastered! Sonic 3! What a classic!

Pretty great set with some good challenges too.
Badbillfly 30 May 2023 09:09
Mastered! Here)
natedavwise13 7 Jul 2023 01:40
Mastered! One of my favorite official Sonic games. I like it a good deal better than S&K (though that one isn’t necessarily bad, just needlessly frustrating at times.)

This set was a great challenge without being excessively difficult (for the most part, at least; I had to follow Markus’ livestream to beat ‘Water Is Not A Problem’. That achievement was definitely the hardest on the set, and was close to excessive in difficulty, but still somewhat do-able.)

Really well-done set for a great game.
JoltsyIsNotHere 21 Jul 2023 13:43
Mastered! Only S&K left and then I'm gonna try to master S3&K.

Quite nice to finally master it, although the Competition cheevos were a bit of a pain.
Danonerjmega 2 Dec 2023 16:05
master! Very challenging set and I loved playing it, I've always played Sonic 3 and Knuckless so I was quite surprised by the difference in the level design and the difficulty.
jaydee03 5 Jan 2024 04:10
Mastered. That Hydrocity Act 1 speedrun achievement sure is something.