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Sonic The Hedgehog 3 by DeusArtMachina Sonic The Hedgehog 3 by DeusArtMachina
Ask most people and their favourite Genesis/Mega Drive era Sonic game tends to be Sonic 2. For me however, the third one really epitomises the peak of the Sonic franchise (Though Sonic CD still remains as my favourite). It took some of the best concepts from previous titles and made the mythos of the series more interesting; with Knuckles as a rival, Tails was slightly less annoying as he actually had a function, and the Master Emerald as a pivotal plot point. After this the main plot moved over to Earth rather than Mobius, Robotnik had a makeover which I still don't approve of, and 3D was introduced so I lost interest.


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iamawesome097 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Sonic: Uh, Knuc-
Knuckles: STAY STILL WILL YA!
Sonic: Knuc-!
Knuckles: COME HERE DAMMIT!
Sonic: KNUCKLES!
Knuckles: WHAT DO YOU WANT!
Sonic: How did we get up here?
*both look down, then back at each other*
Both: FUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuu-!
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aegisshock Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
This is going on my favorites. You have simply done what so few have done. Not even Archie Sonic comics could capture this rivalry in the fashion you have.
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha that compliment is the best :D better than the official comics? I'll take that hehe
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Bluedramon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard that in the japanese version of the game, Sonic was always on Earth and it was the americanized version of Sonic that changed it to Mobius.
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whaaaaat?! Mind = blown. I did not know that, kinda like how Robotnik was called 'Eggman' in Japan originally too I suppose before they integrated it into mainstream and the name 'Robotnik' all of a sudden ceased.
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DrEarthwormRobotnik Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
The reason why the stopped calling eggman "robotnik" from what i heard is that due to Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog portrayed eggman as a complete idiot, they wanted to branch away from robotnik so that way he could be taken seriously
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh ok, I still prefer Robotnik :)
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DrEarthwormRobotnik Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
same here, they just didn't want PINGAS for the new one. :XD:
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe that pingas thing cracks me up :)
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DrEarthwormRobotnik Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
HELL YEAH
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Heh Indeed. Awesome work here
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) Glad you like it
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excitestudios Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, btw, faved!
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excitestudios Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HORY SHET!

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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe thanks, and thanks for the enthusiasm ;) hehe
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Sonicxgal2546 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT IS VERY COOL!
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it! :D
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Project00Wolfen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sonic: Dude, I thought we were over this!?

Knuckles: Let him shock me and take the Master Emerald, will you!?!?
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Knuckles hates the limelight :)
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Project00Wolfen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Doesn't look like he'll boogie either.
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megadude234 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love that game
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes 2 of us :)
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megadude234 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol
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marjosonic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sonic 3 & K still remains as my favorite 2D Sonic games of all time. This is a great picture. Excellent work.
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Glad you like it :)
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marjosonic Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome
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icanhasdino Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this, so very much <3 Sonic 3 was an amazing sequel IMO. (CD is the best one though) The game added so many things and improved those that were from Sonic 2. It was certainly the perfect example of a trilogy DONE RIGHT. Everything looked like it was worked on for a long period of time.
Sonic 4 didn't live up to that, (I don't blame it though, it's hard improve an already awesome game) and fanboys/girls raged.

Anyway, your artwork is beautifully drawn and colored and everything :3
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much, glad you like it :) The problem with Sonic 4 is it was trying to recapture something that is nigh-uncatchable (a word?) in this day and age. You just can't replicate the feel of platform games from back then, and if you can it seems to be something Sonic just can't quite attain. The originals will always be amazing - fact
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ChaosDante Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah this one was always my favorite. A true sequel it took all the elements that were added in Sonic 2 and made them better. It added those elemental shields (each with their own unique attack), 3 different kinds of bonus stages, sub-bosses along with the main boss, great stage design. Not to mention Sonic&Knuckles was a great expansion to it adding extra levels, the ability to play as Knuckles, an extra bonus stage, and the super emeralds.

For me the Genesis Sonic games really showed the progression of how sequels in games should work; take what people liked about the previous game build upon and add more. I guess that''s why Sonic4 never really felt like a sequel because it didn't really build off and/or improve off where Sonic3&Knuckles left off, if any thing it subtracted some of the elements that made Sonic 3 a great sequel.

Great artwork btw XD
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was really excited about Sonic 4 when I first heard about it, I enuinely thought it was going to be a complete blast from the past experience. I was obviously dissapointed, and I think the thing is now is it's all just too smooth, it needs to go back not just in terms of mechanics, but in terms of look too. Nothing wrong with pixel games.

Anyway, glad you like my pic! :D
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job!
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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nickgurlpa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Niiiiiiiiiiice :D
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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nickgurlpa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thx :)
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TkillatheGanonFan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Wonderful!
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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4ATOMIC4 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Impressive.
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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4ATOMIC4 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
In the description you mention something called "Mobius". What is that?
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the name of the planet that the first few games are set on
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4ATOMIC4 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Arn't all Sonic games set on Earth?
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AceOfSpeed94 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking good! Great job B-)
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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Akuma-G-Spark Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
very well done, and for me Sonic 3 & Knuckles was the best of the Sonic games, in fact I just finished it again on my phone!
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ZhonLord Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Gotta agree there, 3 & Knuckles was definitely the best - mostly because of hyper sonic :XD:
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Akuma-G-Spark Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
yep, epileptics need not play!
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I got Sonic CD on my iphone but I just can't get to grips with it, need that familiar joypad feel
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Akuma-G-Spark Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Got that too, was never too impressed with Sonic CD, but it came with my Xperia Play phone
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Ejaki Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, awesome! ;3
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