Review by Mr Potter

"A port from the Genesis. A fun one."

Sonic And Knuckles Collection is a great game. Not much bad parts (except the difficulty at some parts). Here are my opinions on this game.

GAMEPLAY: 9/10
The game is made up of 12 stages, which you can play through as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or in Sonic 2 Mode, where you play as Sonic and Tails mimics Sonic, jumping when Sonic jumps, spindashing when Sonic spindashes. Bosses are sometimes easy, sometimes hard. After a stage is completed, a sign will fall down. Try to get the sign to land on some white spots in the ground to get a shield. Each character has his own strength and weakness. Knuckles can glide and climb. Tails can fly and swim. Sonic can use special powers when he collects a shield (i.e. turning into a fireball with the fire shield). Through the game, you can enter Ring Bonuses, where you get the blue spheres and rings. If you get at least 50 rings, you get a continue. If you get all the rings, you get an extra life. If you hit a red sphere, you lose. If you get all the blue spheres, you win a Chaos Emerald. When you collect all the Chaos Emeralds, you can turn into Super Sonic with the help of 50 rings. Later in the game you start collecting Super Emeralds. There are, like most games, secrets; keep your eyes peeled for them!

STORY: 9/10
The evil Dr. Robotnik has done it again. He has set off to rule the world! The only thing that stands in his way is Sonic the Hedgehog and his sidekick, Miles ''Tails'' Prower! The evil Dr. Robotnik has kidnapped animals and turned them into robots to try and stop Sonic and Tails, plus he's tricked Knuckles into thinking they've come to steal the Chaos Emeralds! Robotnik seems to be after the Master Emerald. And Sonic needs to get it before him!

GRAPHICS: 9/10
For a PC game, you would expect better graphics. But it's absolutely excellent for a Genesis port. Not much glitches. But still--- keep your eyes peeled!

SOUND: 9/10
Nice sounds. Nice sound effects. And then it's so great how the music gets all cool at a boss fight.

REPLAYABILITY: 9/10
There are somewhere around 10 save files! That is definetely enough for someone to be able to enjoy this game over and over and over again!

BUY OR RENT?: 9/10
Buy. Definetely. This is a very good game, and you shouldn't miss one minute of the fun! If you rent it, you'll find yourself walking back to the rental store (or wherever you rented it from) over and over again!

OVERALL: 9/10
I give the game a nine because...it's... so GOOD! I have seen a little more better Sonic games, but this one in particular is very good.

So, I hope this review helps those who are thinking of buying this but aren't sure!


Reviewer's Score: 9/10 | Originally Posted: 02/15/03, Updated 02/15/03


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