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All three Bonus Stages are incomplete in this build and are therefore disabled in regular play. When accessed from the level select, Sonic and Tails just fall to their deaths. They all display the full HUD, and don't have any title cards.

Gumball Machine

Sonic31993-11-03 MD BonusGumball Start.png
Prototype
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Final game

Half the background is missing and there aren't any objects. The foreground is also unfinished in this build.

Sonic31993-11-03 MD BonusGumball Machine.png
Prototype
Sonic3 MD BonusGumball Machine.png
Final game

The spheres inside the gumball machine are far less detailed and are all grey, save for a blue sphere in the back. They are also laid out symmetrically.

Sonic31993-11-03 MD BonusGumball SpringPlatform.png
Prototype
Sonic3 MD BonusGumball SpringPlatform.png
Final game

The spring platform at the bottom is a golden colour like the foreground walls, and is missing its springs. It is also intangible, so Sonic and Tails will just fall through it.

Map

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Prototype
S3 map Bonus.png
Final game


Glowing Spheres

Sonic31993-11-03 MD BonusGlowingSpheres Start.png
Sonic 3 prototype
Sonic3C0408 GlowingSpheres.png
Sonic 3C 0408
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Sonic & Knuckles final

Glowing Spheres shares very little with the final Sonic & Knuckles. Even the graphics that exist here were replaced. When compared to Sonic 3C 0408, this Bonus Stage looks even less complete.

Map

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Sonic 3 prototype
SonicandKnuckles MD Map Gs.png
Sonic & Knuckles final


Slot Machine

Sonic31993-11-03 MD BonusSlotMachine Start.png
Sonic 3 prototype
Sonic&Knuckles MD BonusSlotMachine.png
Sonic & Knuckles final

The Slot Machine Bonus Stage could be the most finished of the three. All the frames for the background are on display, but no animations.

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Sonic 3 prototype
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Sonic & Knuckles final

The slot machine itself is laid out, but its graphics are lacking in detail and it doesn't work.

Map

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Sonic 3 prototype
S&KFinal SlotMachineMap.png
Sonic & Knuckles final


References


Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (prototype; 1993-11-03), prerelease version of Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Sonic3Proto MD TitleScreen.png

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