Posted by TheSonicRetard in 07-23-2008, 07:39 AM
Most people think that, when you play Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic and Knuckles’ stories are happening at the same time.
But they’re not. Knuckles’ story takes place AFTER Sonic’s story is completely finished. There are several clues that point this out:
*You never see Sonic, nor Robotnik when playing as Knuckles (Flying battery zone glitch and ending notwithstanding)
*The Death Egg isn’t at Launch Base Zone
*The Death Egg isn’t at Lava Reef Zone
*The ghosts have already been released in Sandopolis Zone
*Angel Island is floating during Knuckles’ story, as evident by the final boss battle with Mecha Sonic. If it was taking place at the same time as Sonic’s story, it would be in the ocean.
Incidentally – Sonic 1 takes place over the span of 1 day:
Green Hill Zone – morning
Marble Zone – daytime
Spring yard zone – evening
Labyrinth Zone – Inside, so no look at the sky
Star Light Zone – night
Scrap brain zone – dawn
Sonic & Knuckles takes place over the course of 3 days, 6 if you count Knuckles story.