Sonic & Knuckles Collection Jewel Case (PC, 2000)
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About this product
- Product InformationWhat can you do if you have thrown away your Sega Genesis, but you still have a hankering for some heavy duty Sonic the Hedgehog action? Well, if you have a Windows-based PC, you can fire up the Sonic and Knuckles Collection, featuring Sonic 3, Sonic and Knuckles and Sonic 3 and Knuckles.
The evil Dr. Robotnik is on the loose again, and he has enslaved the animals of Sonic's world, forcing them to turn against the loveable hedgehog and his traveling partner, Tails the Fox. It is up to the high-speed duo to liberate the animals and destroy Dr. Robotnik's metallic creations.
Our hero, Sonic, has a few new tricks up his sleeve for this series of games. He now has his crouch-and-spin move which can give him some much needed speed to break through walls, run through loops, or scamper across disintegrating bridges. Sonic also has a mini-shield which can be used briefly during any point of the game.
Tails the Fox can use his helicopter tail action to softly land after jumps. This gives him the ability to avoid obstacles on the ground that might be hidden at the beginning of a jump. Like Sonic, Tails can also crouch and spin to get through blocked areas or gain necessary speeds for loops and bridges.
This collection of Sonic games introduces Knuckles the Echidna. His gripping action sets him apart from the other two playable characters in the collection. Knuckles can climb up many structures within the games. Knuckles is only a playable character in Sonic 3 and Knuckles and Sonic 3 and Knuckles. He makes an appearance in Sonic 3, but he is there mainly as a roving rogue with no particular purpose.
Players can run the Sonic and Knuckles Collection in windowed mode or full screen mode. It supports both joystick and keyboard play. Players can save up to six games for play in multiple sessions.
- GameSonic & Knuckles Collection [Jewel Case]
- ESRB RatingKA - Kids to Adults
- GenreAction, Adventure,Compilation
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick,Keyboard,Mouse
- Number of Players1
- Release Year2000
- Game Special Features
- Three complete Sonic titles for your PC in one package
- Spin and bash your way through 24 vast zones
- Save slots for up to six players
- Two-player split screen competition
- Includes free Sonic-themed screensaver
- Three complete Sonic titles for your PC in one package
- Game SeriesSonic the Hedgehog Series
Most relevant reviews
- lightningluigi_...Jul 10, 2008by
A decent port, a must-have game
Though the PC port has some setbacks compaired to the original Genesis version, the Sonic & Knuckles Collection is indeed a great game, and a must buy for any fan of classic platforming games. The collection includes three games: Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic and Knuckles, and Sonic 3 and Knuckles; the later combining the levels of the other two games with additinal features, thus the bulk of the collection. This PC version has it's flaws, but still retains the charm the original had.
On modern day PCs, the Sonic and Knuckles Collection runs smoothly and flawlessly while in fulscreen mode, however, will run rediculessly fast in windowed mode. While I've read of a patch that fixes this problem, I could not find it. Though it is not nessecary to worry about this, as you'll prefer to play this game in fullscreen mode anyway.
The sound is prehapes the biggest setback for the game, as it seems so much softer and dimmer than the Genesis version. However, the issue itself is not that big, and if you've never played the Genesis version, I doubt you'd even notice.
I would like to point out that when I first played the game, a mild humming sound occured in acompany with the music. This can be fixed by selecting "Options" from the game selection screen and then, under the Music Settings, click on "General MIDI", then OK.
The controls for the game is half decent, but they work for the most part. Player 1 uses the direction keys to move and the Enter key to jump, and Player 2 uses D,X,V, and C to move and A to jump. These controls can be edited at any time if need be. You can also plug in a game controller to your PC and use that as well, eliminating any discomfort with the keyboard.
Note: To use a game controller, select Options from the menu bar, then Use Joystick (or just hit F8). Click the drop-down menu next to P1 (or P2), then press the Down key and Enter, then hit OK. Controller can be bought at any Target or RadioShack.
If you've ever played any Sonic game, then I need not explain the princibles of play. You can play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Sonic and Tails togeater as you run, loop and jump through twenty-four diffrent levels, while crushing Dr. Eggman's Badniks, collecting Chaos Emeralds, and stopping the dreaded doomsday device, the Death Egg. Each charecter has his own special abilities; Sonic can create an insta-sheild and gains a new ability when he gets a sheild, Tails can fly around and carry Sonic for a period of time (via second player), and Knuckles can guild around and climb walls. The gameplay is fast and furious and truely addicting.
Overall, the Sonic and Knuckles Collection is truely a great and classic game. It may be of lower-quality compaired to the Genesis version, but if you don't have a Genesis, then I recommend you buy this game.Read full review
- 819248205@delet...Jun 18, 2009by
My expericance with the game.
I like this game very much. It was pretty cool how you get to play classic sonic games on your pc. It was enjoyable. It will mess up on todays computers because when you play in windowed, the game will be impossible to play because the speed is too fast. Anyways, great product.
- 593168837@delet...Dec 13, 2007by
A Truly Terrible Port
Alright this is probably the worst version of Sonic and Knuckles you can possibly get I bought this in a large bundle of SEGA PC games and I was expecting to play the game just as I did on the Genesis.
I was mistaken here are the 4 factors on why I hate this port
*The music is terrible like someone just tried to take the soundtrack and make it sound like it came from the SNES and failed miserably it sounds like it came from an 80s band a BAD I MEAN BAD AS IN TERRIBLE 80s band not like those really good bands I mean BAD this is the worst Sonic soundtrack of ALL TIME
*Lack of all Sonic and Knuckles games it has Blue Sphere, Sonic 3 and Knuckles,Sonic 3 , and Sonic and Knuckles but lacks Knuckles In Sonic 2 this was probably due to Sonic 2 being scheduled for a PC release but what they could have done was have something that could merge both programs of the game as a lock on option
*Terrible controls THIS GAME TERRIBLY SUFFERS IN GAMEPLAY DUE TO CONTROLS
there is only key that is used for an action key there is just up,down,left,right,and then Jump/Spindash that is it and it doesn't specify which button is even that key. there is no A , B , or C therefore Cheats and tricks are virtually disabled which takes the fun out of freely exploring the game.Another thing you cannot control Tails to help you out in the game instead of being hurt all the time in every Sonic game where you are followed by Tails.
Tails tends to be very unhelpful but still this has a nice look to it and he can be controlled by a second player on the Genesis but NO not on here.
*This game either runs too fast or too slow keeping the visual and audio completely out of sync THIS IS ANNOYING as I stated I thought this was going to be like the genesis but WITH THE SPEED BEING SO UNEVEN IT IS NOT EVEN WORTH PLAYING BECAUSE YOU GO SO FAST YOU DIE ON THE FIRST LEVEL CONSTANTLY.
Graphics 10/10 (Same as genesis)
Sound 1/10 (as I stated terrible)
Gameplay 1/10 (too fast and terrible controls)
Story 10/10 (same as genesis)
Overall rating: 3/10 (THIS IS NOT THE SONIC AND KNUCKLES YOU WANT IF YOU WANT TO PLAY THIS GET ONE OF THE SONIC MEGA COLLECTIONS)Read full review
- ncanca.2ktatqx6...Mar 04, 2016by
not compatible with my pc.
Game not compatible with my windows 8.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Used
- k7184758396cDec 28, 2008by
pls lv a + for me too! Thanks!!!
Happy new Year
This game is mini cute game, and old, it's getting popular game in the future again!
Hope everything goes well!
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