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Localisation comparisons

Sonic3 MD Comparison MilesActEnd.png
Japanese version
Sonic3 MD Comparison TailsActEnd.png
Western versions

Like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the Japanese version of Sonic 3 tends to prefer to call Tails by his first name, "Miles". Due to the way Sonic 3 is designed, however, the only time the change is seen is when a score card appears. Here, "Miles" completes an act, though unlike Sonic 2 there is an inconsistency, as the life icon uses "Tails" across all versions of the game.

Sonic3 MD Comparison MilesChaosEmerald.png
Japanese version
Sonic3 MD Comparison TailsChaosEmerald.png
Western versions

Miles gets a Chaos Emerald.

Audio comparisons

Carnival Night Zone Act 1 (Mega Drive)
"Jam" (Michael Jackson, 1991)
IceCap Zone Act 1 (Mega Drive)
"Hard Times" (The Jetzons, 1982)

Brad Buxer of The Jetzons worked on Sonic 3, and this unreleased track from 1982 was recycled for the game. This track remained unreleased until 2008, when it was included in the compilation "The Complete Jetzons".

Credits (Mega Drive)
"Stranger in Moscow" (Michael Jackson, 1996)
While the Sonic 3 credits have a faster tempo, there are many similarities to this song and Stranger in Moscow. Both songs are composed by Brad Buxer:

Certain music tracks have been changed in the Sonic & Knuckles Collection version of Sonic 3, including the themes for Carnival Night Zone, IceCap Zone and Launch Base Zone. This is likely because the voice samples weren't supported by the MIDI standard, or due to legal issues.


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