Sonic & Knuckles (Xbox Live Arcade)

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Sonic & Knuckles (Xbox Live Arcade)
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Xbox 360
Release Date RRP Code
Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade
9 September 2009 240 ?
Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade
9 September 2009 240 ?


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Sonic & Knuckles is a downloadable version of Sonic & Knuckles for the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade. It is part of the "Sega Vintage Collection" series. It has support for HDTV 1080p and contains leaderboards in addition to having voice support.

It mimics the original games lock-on technology by detecting if players have downloaded previous Sonic games to their console. If Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or Sonic the Hedgehog 3 it will reveal the ability to play locked on versions of the previous games. This means players can unlock Blue Sphere, Knuckles in Sonic 2, or Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

The game costs 240 Microsoft points.


Sonic Finale Complete the game as Sonic.

Knuckles Finale Complete the game as Knuckles.

Please Continue Earn a Continue in either a Bonus or Special Stage.

Gettin' Super Collect all seven Chaos Emeralds.

Chaos Emerald Collect a Chaos Emerald.

Hot Feet Finish the Lava Reef Zone.

Desert Runner Finish the Sandopolis Zone.

Grease Monkey Finish the Flying Battery Zone.

Fun Guy Finish the Mushroom Hill Zone.

Extra Hedgehog Collect 100 rings.

Two Sided Start the game once as each character.

Extra! Extra! Enter a Bonus or Special Stage.


Although the title screen prevents some cheats from being used, if you do the level select (Angel Island Zone) and debug mode (Mushroom Hill Zone) cheats in Sonic 3 and Knuckles, enter a special stage and exit while holding the A button, you can still use the Reverse Gravity Glitch in the remaining levels. However, this is pointless, as you are unable to jump with any other button, even with the other buttons enabled (they all act as the same button).

External Links

  • Sonic & Knuckles on Xbox Marketplace: US, GB

Sonic games for the following systems
Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade
 2007  Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic the Hedgehog 2     2009  Sonic the Hedgehog 3 | Sonic & Knuckles     2010  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I | Sonic Adventure     2011  Sonic the Hedgehog CD     2012  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II | Sonic Adventure 2 | Sonic the Fighters