Franchise Festival S3E2 – Sonic 3 and Knuckles

In this month’s Franchise Festival episode, Chris and Hamilton discuss one of the best platformer games ever made: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles! In this episode, you’ll learn about Sega’s evolution from its arcade origins, how Sonic the Hedgehog was created, and McDonalds’ unlikely role in this game’s notoriously bifurcated release. After working through the game’s history, your hosts wrap things up with a thorough look at every zone, boss, and wacky enemy.

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