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Sonic 3 on US VC

Always a step ahead.

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Not interested in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on Xbox Live Arcade? Then why not play Sonic the Hedgehog 3 on Virtual Console instead? "Because I'm not American," says you. Well, says I, that's a YP, not an MP.

I'm sorry - we've gotten off on the wrong foot. How are you? Good? Sonic 3 (Megadrive, 800 Wii points) introduces Knuckles the Echidna, who's trying to stop Sonic and Tails.

It's joined on the release list by NES Play Action Football (NES, 500 Wii points) and Neutopia II (TurboGrafx-16, 600 Wii points). The former is a presumably fairly basic American football game, while the latter is an action-RPG in which players use a magic compass to find and explore labyrinths and kill whoever's in them.

You can find them all on the US Virtual Console now. European releases take place every Friday.

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