Heading for Angel Island
- May 1, 2018
SONIC 3 – ANGEL ISLAND REVISITED (Sonic 3 A.I.R.) is a PC port of the original Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
Freed from the hardware limitations of the Genesis / Mega Drive, it allows for features you would only expect from a fan game engine, including full widescreen support.
- 100% accurate Sonic 3 & Knuckles physics
- Sonic, Tails, Knuckles fully playable, including Sonic & Tails co-op
- Widescreen display
- Additional effects like 360° rotation
- Optional high quality pixel filter xBRZ
- Controller support
- Experimental Time Attack mode
- Many fixes and small gameplay tweaks
- Added movement options like Tails Assist and Flight Cancel
The game port is done by now, but this is just one milestone during development. There will be updates with bug fixes and possibly new features in the future as well.
Sonic 3 A.I.R. is built on top of the Sonic 3 & Knuckles Steam version. It works in some way similar to an emulator, and gets basically all of its data from the ROM that is part of this Steam release.
So in order to play, owning the S3&K Steam game is a requirement!
You can download the latest version of the game here: http://sonic3air.org/downloadgame.php
Please make sure you meet the requirements (see above)!
Right here I previously reccomended the remastered versions of the game's music tracks by DJSpindash (known as GalacticG here in the forums). These are now included directly in the game.
For more info, see this post: https://www.sonicfangameshq.com/forums/threads/sonic-3-a-i-r.221/page-4#post-2530
Race against ghosts of your previous best times in Time Attack mode
Are you porting all of Sonic 3 & Knuckles?
All of the single-player (and co-op) campaign, but the competition mode will likely get skipped.
Is this related to the Taxman/Stealth remaster prototype?
No, this is a completely independent approach to making an updated version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
Does this game include the features of Sonic 3 Complete?
No, as this is built entirely on top of the original Sonic 3 & Knuckles. I‘ll surely add some custom improvements and options here and there – but recreating all of Sonic 3 Complete is definitely too much work.
After the full release, what's next?
There are plenty of bugs left to fix and things I want to add into the game, so development will continue in future updates.
Is there more than this project page?
I also have a Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMwMS41k97SSXxV8cxZB3eg
Or follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eukaryot3K
Last edit (Jan 06, 2019): Updated project description after full release.