This subpage is for the first prototype of Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

Main details Edit

  • Many leftovers from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic CD are in the coding.
  • As with Many very early Sonic the Hedgehog 3 prototypes, rather than having a save option set up like how it is in the final, it's rather more of this: You can start a new game by selecting "new game", and if you leave a Zone (on any Act of the zone), if you select Continue, you'll be able to continue in the Zone and Act where you left off. However, anytime you select New game, all data from continue will be erased.
  • The options menu from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is used, however, it does have some differences:
    • The 14 continues cheat will crash the game
    • The Stage Select is already activated and available from the start.
  • The game lacks 2 player Mode, if you do access the 2 Player Menu (misspelled as "2 Palyer Menu"), trying to access a 2 Player zone will crash the game.
  • The zones have different names and different placements.
  • The only way to become Super Sonic, is with the code from Sonic 2, which would give Sonic all chaos emeralds without having to go through the Special Stages.
  • Sonic 2 music is used for the 1-up and continue screen.

Zones Edit

Angel Island Zone Edit

Mystic Mine Zone Edit

  • Mystic Mine Zone is an early name for Endless Mine Zone.

Marble Garden Zone Edit

Egg Carrier Zone Edit

  • Egg Carrier Zone is an early name for Flying Battery Zone.
  • This zone is not accessible normally by Knuckles.

Carnival Night Zone Edit

IceCap Zone Edit

Robotnik Base Zone Edit

  • Early version of Launch Base Zone.

Azrule Lake ZoneEdit

  • Early version of Azure Lake Zone

Mushroom Valley ZoneEdit

Hydrocity Zone Edit

Desert Palace Zone Edit

  • Early version of Sandopolis Zone
  • Save icon is different from the icon in the prototypes and the final, in the prototypes, it shows some sand, with a daytime sky. The save icon used in this version is a Pyramid (like the one used in Act 2 and 3.)

Vegas Park Zone Edit

  • Early name for Balloon Park

Gene Gadget Zone Edit

  • Early version of Chrome Gadget Zone

Lava Reef ZoneEdit

Sky Sanctuary ZoneEdit

  • Knuckles goes to Sonic's version of this zone, and goes on to Death Egg.

Death Egg ZoneEdit

  • Knuckles goes through this zone.

Doomsday Edit

  • If accessed through the level select, it'll show up as "Doomsday Zone".

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