Sonic & Knuckles User Reviews

9.4

Lock-On To Excitement

Summary:

Just as Mario is the leading mascot of Nintendo, Sonic managed to secure his spot as Sega's leading star. He had appeared in quite a few games on the Mega Drive. Sonic & Knuckles does something quite different from the rest of the series, and different from the rest of the market in general. Aside from giving us an entirely new character this game is a rare piece of hardware that can "lock-on" to other game cartridges. After some time playing I can conclude that this is no mere gimmick, and that the rest of the product hasn't been forgotten.

Well, for all its differences there is still a fai...

9.4

The best game for the Genesis!

The good:

It's one of the best Sonic games ever.
Lock-on technology
Knuckles is playable for the first time ever.
Good music
Fun to play no matter how many times you played it.
Good graphics for an old game.
Most of the zones
Has the the same fast-paced gameplay that Sonic has always had.
Not too easy or not too hard
Good boss fights

The bad:

No save feature (Unless locked on with Sonic 3)
No Tails (Again unless locked on with Sonic 3)
Sandopolis Zone is a bit annoying

Summary:

Sonic 2 was one of my first ever games to play and I enjoyed it. Then Sonic 3 came out and I enjoyed that game too. Then finally Sonic and Knuckles came and it improved over the previous Sonics. Read my review and see why I think of this game that way.
Gameplay: This takes what Sonic 3 had and expands the greatness of the gameplay. You can choose from Sonic and Knuckles as the title suggests. You can use Tails too (I'll get back to that later.) The save feature seems to be gone this time around but don't worry if you lock this game on with Sonic 3 you get the save feature back (I'll talk abo...

8.0

Good buy especially if you've got Sonic 3

The good:

Backwards compatibility with Sonic 3. Both Sonic & Knuckles have their own games.

The bad:

If you don't have Sonic 3, you really can't get the full value out of this game. No 2-player co-op option.

Summary:

One of the last Sonic titles released for Genesis, this game broke new ground with it's backwards compatibility with Sonic 3. What this meant was you could play Sonic 3 with Knuckles and unlock other previously secret content. In the new game, both Sonic & Knuckles have their own abilities and each can play though stages the other cannot-like 2 games in 1.
Graphics & gameplay are about on par with other Sonic titles-very fast with simple but responsive controls. Despite the new addition and new moves there really isn't much new with regards to actual gameplay, which is a bit disappointing. A...

9.6

Best when combined with Sonic 3

The good:

Ability to play as Sonic, Tails or Knuckles
Combined with Sonic 3
Combined with most Mega Drive games allowed you to play different special stages

The bad:

Nothing really

Summary:

Sonic and Knuckles was the follow up to Sonic 3. This was different because it allowed you to put in Sonic 3 (as well as other games) in the top of the cartridge. This made Sonic 3 even better (which I'll explain below) and by putting in other games you could play many special stages for fun. Putting in Sonic 2 allowed you to play that game with Knuckles. His gliding abilities put a whole new aspect on that game allowing far easier access to parts of the levels.

Sonic and Knuckles carries on where Sonic 3 left off. Sonic has followed Dr Robotnik onto the Floating Island, home of Knuckles. Yo...

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