Knuckles Chaotix 32X

a game by Sega

Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis

Genres: Arcade Classics, Platformer

  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • Machine: 32x

Here's another cheap-ass attempt by a major corporation to leech a few more dollars out of the public's wallets. Just making your corporate mascot zoom out to the screens is no reason to blow your gaming dollars on this piece of crap.

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Knuckles Chaotix 32X Downloads

Sega Genesis Knuckles Chaotix 32X download
  • Machine: Sega for 32X

Knuckles tries to jump out of the shadow of his spiny blue mentor, by being the star of this 32X effort. 24-megs, 32,768 simultaneous colors, and more cute side-scrolling characters than you could imagine make Knuckles Chaotix the most anticipated platform game for the 32X. The game play is different than others before it, because you use two-characters together to throw and pull your way through five massive worlds. Is this just a new twist on a tired format, or does Knuckles Chaotix uncover new ground? You can bet, we'll tell it to you straight next month. So, stay tuned (or something like that).

reggie posted a review

The Sega spotlight moves from Sonic to Knuckles as the plucky echidna stars in his own game for the 32X. But the light burns out fast for the eager rodent. Despite some new tricks and characters, that ol' Sonic magic is sorely lacking.

Spun Out

In Chaotix, Knuckles teams up with four new friends as they try to stop Dr. Robotnik from ruining Carnival Island's opening-day event. "Team up" is really the operative phrase here: Throughout the action, Knuckles is tied to another character, thanks to a magical rubber band with rings.

One of the elements that makes the Sonic games so enjoyable is the depth of the intricate levels and the many hidden surprises. Although Chaotix is a Sonic clone, you play through five of the most unoriginal levels ever seen by hedgehog or human.

True, the levels are fairly large, but they're too simply laid out with too few enemies and hidden secrets. Playing the other characters in the game does distill the monotony, but the new characters offer little in the way of thrilling moves.

Aside from the vibrant use of colors -- the most seen for the 32X to date -- the graphics display little innovation. The 32X does sport some scaling, but instead of mind-blowing state-of-the-art effects, you get huge chunks of pixilated colors. And, despite the many colors, the graphics lack the crisp animation of past Sonic adventures.

The tunes that wail from this game are Genesis quality, with no 32X audio apparent. There's simply nothing new to hear.

Break Free From the Chains

Chaotix's biggest problem is its choppy controls. Another operative word comes to mind -- annoying -- because being handcuffed to another player makes gameplay very difficult.

Sound frustrating? Trying to avoid unwanted power-ups is an even bigger hassle. You may jump over them, but your tagalong partner usually lands or swings right on 'em.

Sonic, We Need You

Passing up this title is probably the best move of Sonic's career. After Sonic & Knuckles on the Genesis, one would expect big- and better things. Chaotix tries to deliver but doesn't get bigger or just gets more chaotic.


  • Grab your partner and throw him in the air to reach high spots.
  • You can pass through some walls in the levels to find hidden power-ups.
  • Use Charmy's flying abilities to buzz past some of the harder spots.
  • Collect as many rings as possible. If you're lost, seeing new rings is a good indication that you haven't been to that part of the stage yet
  • The more rings you have in the Special stage, the more time you have to concentrate on getting the required number of blue spheres.
reggie posted a review

wow! thats all i can say wow this game is AMAZING! the charater selection is very wide and the act that you can use teams is also a benifit

i really do like this game and i think that it is a must have for all sonic fans

is cool,enough said

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