Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Prototype Finally Found!


The classic game Sonic the Hedgehog is very influential. On the SEGA Genesis console, this game was developed until the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Reportedly, this game was planned to have a third episode, but the release was delayed. As a result, its release was delayed until 1994.

This time, a fan managed to ‘revive’ the prototype of Sonic the Hedgehog 3. The game, which was developed in 1993, was revived by the YouTube channel Hidden Palace.

In the gameplay video, it can be seen that the unreleased version of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 has a very different gameplay. The prototype version shows that Sonic can interact with vehicles and has some very challenging bosses.

The presence of new interactions in this game franchise seems to make SEGA have to rework the game. In fact, there is a Sonic moveset called Drop Dash which appears for the first time in this game.

Hidden Palace told Kotaku that they were getting a preview code version of 1993’s Sonic the Hedgehog 3 from the British magazine SEGA Magazine. Of all the media available, only those who have a rare edition of the game that has never been released widely.

This event is very unique and plays back like an archaeological process. Maybe there are some bugs that make the code of this game unplayable on the Genesis console so SEGA had to delay its release and overhaul the level design. You can also hear in the trailer that the soundtrack of Sonic’s music was changed in this version.