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Submission #2214: upthorn's Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 00:24.15

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Game version: any
ROM filename: Sonic and Knuckles & Sonic 3 (JUE) [!].bin
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 00:24.15
FrameCount: 1449
Re-record count: 77
Author's real name: Jody Northup
Author's nickname: upthorn
Submitter: upthorn
Submitted at: 2009-04-01 18:01:55
Text last edited at: 2009-04-02 07:13:39
Text last edited by: upthorn
Download: Download (406 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:

April Fool's day prank: True

Emulator used: Gens 11a

Emulator settings:

  • Controller 1: 6 button
  • Controller 2: 6 button
  • Allow Up+Down: Yes
  • Sound: Enabled, 44100KhZ Stereo


  • Does not use warps or passwords
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Aims for fastest game over time

About the Movie

Sonic 3 & Knuckles has had several celebrated runs done of it, but our poor little tag-along fox friend has gotten no love from them. I thought I should make a run that demonstrates the sonic communities true feelings for our two-tailed orange foxy companion.

The result is the fastest game over in recorded history.

In-game completion times:

Angel Island 1 life 3
Angel Island 1 life 2
Angel Island 1 life 1

Total Time: 0:11

Notes and Explanations

  • The game over screen pops up faster than it takes for the level to restart after a normal death.

Possible improvements

  • Hacking the ROM to place a set of spikes immediately underneath Tails' starting location.

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