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On October 18, 2014 (the twentieth anniversary of the original release of Sonic & Knuckles and subsequently Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles), Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley (who developed the remastered versions of Sonic the Hedgehog CDSonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2) released a concept video showcasing a prototype of a remastered version of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 for smartphone devices they have worked on for a while. However, circumstances prevented the development from proceeding any further.


The same as the 1994 game.

Why it Was Cancelled

  • There were music copyrights in the zones' music that were composed by Michael Jackson and Brad Buxer
  • Christian Whitehead couldn't hold the Sonic 3 Mobile Rights


  • The mobile port of Sonic 3 ended up being cancelled.
  • The Mobile ports of Sonic CD, Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 are stand alone.
  • Sonic Mania released in August of 2017.
  • a Version of Sonic 3 Close to the mobile ports called Sonic 3 A.I.R Was Released, with a mobile port being released soon.
  • It will finally see the light of day in Sonic Origins in 2022.