Sonic the Hedgehog 3
- Year of Release: 1994
- Developer: Sega Technical Institute
We might get crucified for writing it, but it’s true. Sonic’s third major title was likely its best. Due to Mario and others moving into 3D molds, SEGA was planning to do that with Sonic’s third game. Time constraints got in the way of that, pushing it back to being a 2D side-scroller. Due to its massive commercial success, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 finally helped SEGA stand out in the massive Nintendo shadow. This game follows both Sonic and Tails, as you get to play as both.
The two must collect the Chaos Emeralds and stop Doctor Robotnik from relaunching the infamous Death Egg space station after it crash-lands on an island. The two head to the island only to find out that they are not the only speed demons around, as the mysterious Knuckles the Echidna shows up to lay traps for them the entire game. Ultimately, this is one of the greatest video games ever made and a massive success for SEGA. It is so popular, they re-released it several times now.