Sonic & Knuckles/Magazine articles

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The following is a list of magazine articles for Sonic & Knuckles.

File Date Source Title and comments
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic vs Knuckles"
Short paragraph about the upcoming game, scheduled for an October release. The article erroneously calls it "Sonic vs Knuckles", despite the logo with the correct title being shown.
Logo-pdf.svg "Newsbox: Sonic Kehrt Zurück!"
File:GamePro DE 1994-10.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Mega Drive Preview: Sonic & Knuckles"
From the German edition of GamePro.
Logo-pdf.svg "Newsbox: 3 Neue Sonic-Spiele!"
File:MeanMachinesSega24UK.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Cover Story: Sonic & Knuckles"
Five-page preview of the game, covering topics such as the new playable Knuckles and his unique abilities, backward-compatiblity with Sonic 3 and other games, and the game's first three zones. The abandoned Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Limited Edition is also mentioned, as well as "Sonic Chaos 2" and a 32X port of SegaSonic the Hedgehog.
Logo-pdf.svg "Pré-Estréia: Sonic & Knuckles"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sega Game Feature: Genesis - Sonic & Knuckles"
Logo-pdf.svg "Previews: Sonic & Knuckles"
File:GamePlayers US 0710.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Genesis: Preview - Sonic and Knuckles"
File:GamePro US 063.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Cover Feature: Sonic + Knuckles = Twice as Much Fun"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic & Knuckles"
Logo-pdf.svg "Megadrive Review: Sonic & Knuckles"
Three-page review of the game, describing it as a "redecorated version" of Sonic 3. The article also mentions the new bonus stages, the puzzle sections in Sandopolis Zone, and the more complicated multi-sprite bosses. The writers overall impression is positive, but they criticise the lack of improvement over Sonic 3 and linear levels.
Logo-pdf.svg "Mega Drive Test: Sonic & Knuckles"
From the German edition of GamePro.
Logo-pdf.svg "Mega Drive Test: Sonic & Knuckles"
File:SegaMagazin DE 12.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Review: Sonic & Knuckles"
Logo-pdf.svg "Megadrive: Sonic & Knuckles"
Logo-pdf.svg "ProReview: Genesis - Sonic & Knuckles"
Logo-pdf.svg "Reviews: Sonic & Knuckles"
Logo-pdf.svg "Tests: Mega Drive - Sonic & Knuckles"
File:SegaVisions US 22.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Sega Game Feature: Genesis - Sonic & Knuckles"
Logo-pdf.svg "Finals - Sonic & Knuckles"
Logo-pdf.svg "Megadrive Tips: Sonic & Knuckles"
Short article explaining the Blue Spheres mini-game and how to access it by plugging in a Sonic the Hedgehog cart. Passwords for the first 11 stages are listed.
Logo-pdf.svg "Megadrive Tips: Sonic and Knuckles"
Short paragraph listing a few Action Replay codes, which the writer has only printed because there are no regular cheat codes. A level select code would later be discovered, however.
Logo-pdf.svg "The Complete Sonic Tips Guide"
Short article explaining the Blue Spheres mini-game, and several Action Replay codes, all of which are repeated from previous issues. Part of a retrospective of codes on Mega Drive Sonic games.

Full-length Articles


Special Report

A quick look at the first two zones of Sonic & Knuckles in the December 1994 issue of Beep!

Sega Magazine


This clip mentions that Sonic & Knuckles was a 18 Meg cartridge, which wasn't true in the final release. It also gives a Pro Action Replay cheat code to activate Knuckles.

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Smoking - Who Needs It?

This clip describes Sega jumping on the No Smoking bandwagon and using it's characters to promote it.

Unknown magazines

Sega of America Coming On Strong

This is just a short clip describing the game being backward compatible with previous Sonic games. It also questions whether backward compatibility would allow players to traverse the scrapped Sonic 2 levels.

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In Sales

This small clip shows sales for Sonic & Knuckles trailer Donkey Kong Country.

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New Sonic Game Exclusively Revealed

This clip from SEGA magazine reveals Sonic & Knuckles for the first time (in that magazine at least). For some reason it refers to the game as Sonic Versus Knuckles.

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