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Sonic & Knuckles
Box artwork for Sonic & Knuckles.
Developer(s)Sonic Team and Sega Technical Institute
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Sega Genesis
Sega Channel
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Xbox 360
Xbox Live Arcade
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Wii Virtual Console
Designer(s)Takashi Thomas Yuda (character design), Hirokazu Yasuhara (lead designer), Yuji Naka (programming)
Release date(s)
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Sega Genesis
Flag of Australia.svg November, 1994
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Xbox Live Arcade
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Wii Virtual Console
System(s)Sega Genesis, Xbox 360, Wii VC
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
ESRB: ESRB KA.png Kids to Adults
VRC: VRC GA.jpg General Audiences
Preceded bySonic the Hedgehog 3
Followed byKnuckles' Chaotix
SeriesSonic the Hedgehog
Neoseeker Related Pages
TwitchSonic & Knuckles Channel
For the lock-on minigame, see Blue Sphere.

Sonic & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis in 1994. It is the direct sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog 3, which was released earlier that year. The game features unique "lock-on technology" which enables another cartridge to be plugged in via the socket on top. This allows for Knuckles to be used in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and links the two direct sequels together into Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. It was released on Windows via Steam as Sonic 3 & Knuckles, though the title screen says Sonic 3 Sonic The Hedgehog & Knuckles.

The game was included in the Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection compilation in 2009 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Table of Contents

editSonic the Hedgehog series

Sonic the Hedgehog · 2 · CD · 3 · Sonic & Knuckles · 4: Episode I · 4: Episode II · Adventure (DX) · Adventure 2 · Heroes · Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) · Unleashed · Colors (DS) · Generations (3DS) · Lost World (3DS) · Mania (Plus) · Forces

Handheld: Sonic the Hedgehog · 2 · Chaos · Triple Trouble · Blast · Pocket Adventure · Advance · Advance 2 · Advance 3 · Rush · Rush Adventure · Rivals · Rivals 2

Spin-offs: Knuckles' Chaotix · Tails Adventure · Shadow the Hedgehog · Eraser · Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine · Spinball · Pinball Party · Tails' Skypatrol · Labyrinth · 3D Blast · Battle · Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Sonic Boom: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric · Shattered Crystal · Fire & Ice

Sonic Storybook: Sonic and the Secret Rings · Sonic and the Black Knight

Mobile: Racing Shift Up · Racing Kart · Kart 3D X · Jump · Jump Fever · Dash · Dash 2: Sonic Boom · Runners · Runners Adventure

Arcade: Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car · SegaSonic the Hedgehog · SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol · SegaSonic Popcorn Shop · Sonic the Fighters · Sonic Athletics

Educational: Edusoft · Gameworld · Tails and the Music Maker · Schoolhouse · X · Sonic the Hedgehog (Didj)

Compilations: Sonic Classics 3 in 1 · Sonic & Knuckles Collection · Sonic Jam · Sonic Mega Collection · Sonic Gems Collection · Sonic PC Collection · Sonic Classic Collection

Sub-series: Sonic Racing · Mario & Sonic