History Sonic 3: D.A. Garden Edition is a project that has been in development since July 2009. My initial idea was to create a ROM hack of Sonic 3 & Knuckles that would provide the player with brand new level layouts from start to finish. In total, 13 Zones of new layouts providing 23 unique acts of game play for 3 characters, and 14 new Special Stages for you to conquer.
Initial Release The project has finally reached a point where I feel an initial release can happen (and in time for this year's contest as well), so here we are. I hope you all enjoy it; it has been one hell of an experience but I feel that it was worth it.
Notes I have tested my hack on both the Kega Fusion and Regen emulators and can confirm it works on these correctly. I cannot guarantee it will work correctly on other emulators, or on real hardware.
If you find any bugs or issues, please let me know and I will do my best to fix them. However, I will not take requests of any kind for additional features and/or content.
Credits MarkeyJester - S3K Layout Padder, SSRG Splash Screen, Invincibility Music Port and Bug Fixes UtopiaUK - Testing and Bug Fixes MainMemory - Testing and Bug Fixes djohe - Testing and Bug Fixes Flamewing - Bug Fixes Varion Icaria - Bug Fixes
My apologies if I have not credited you, and you have contributed in some way to the initial release of Sonic 3: D.A. Garden Edition. It is difficult to keep track of this stuff, but please do note that your contribution to the project is gratefully received.
Screenshots & Videos
Angel Island Zone Act 2 (Knuckles)
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Icecap Zone Act 2 (Sonic)
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Angel Island Zone Act 2
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e1i2_2015|320|240|352|Angel Island Zone Act 2
Marble Garden Zone Act 2
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e1i6_2015|320|240|352|Marble Garden Zone Act 2
Icecap Zone Act 2
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e1i4_2015|320|240|352|Icecap Zone Act 2
Mushroom Hill Zone Act 2
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e1i7_2015|320|240|352|Mushroom Hill Zone Act 2
Flying Battery Zone Act 2
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e1i13_2015|320|240|352|Flying Battery Zone Act 2
Sandopolis Zone Act 1
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e1i8_2015|320|240|352|Sandopolis Zone Act 1
Lava Reef Zone Act 1
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e1i5_2015|320|240|352|Lava Reef Zone Act 1
Sky Sanctuary Zone
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e1i9_2015|320|240|352|Sky Sanctuary Zone
Death Egg Zone Act 2
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e1i3_2015|320|240|352|Death Egg Zone Act 2