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Sonic 3

  • Object:

    Computer game

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (assembling)

  • Date:

    1993 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sega Entertainment Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Rebecca Howell

  • Museum number:

    B.29:1 to 3-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 22 []

There was fierce competition in the computer games' market in the 1990s between the two Japanese companies, Sega and Nintendo. Each adopted what has since become an iconic character to star in their games. Nintendo had Mario, a short Italian plumber, and Sega had Sonic, a blue hedgehog. This is the third Sonic game which introduced an additional rival to the evil Dr Robotnik - Knuckles, the echidna.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (assembling)


1993 (manufactured)


Sega Entertainment Ltd (manufacturer)

Descriptive line

Boxed computer game, Sonic 3, assembled in the UK for Sega in 1993


Games; Type: computer games
Subject: naval; Digital play

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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