Sonic the Hedgehog 3/Controls

Sprite (Sonic) Sprite (Tails) Name Description
Sonic 3 - Sonic walk.gif Sonic 3 - Tails walk.gif Walk Press left or right to make your character walk in that direction.
Sonic 3 - Sonic run.gif Sonic 3 - Tails run.gif Run Keep walking in a direction and your character will start to run.
Sonic 3 - Sonic lookup.gif Sonic 3 - Tails lookup.gif Look up Press up while standing still to look up. After a few seconds the camera will pan upwards.
Sonic 3 - Sonic crouch.gif Sonic 3 - Tails crouch.gif Crouch Press down while standing still to crouch. After a few seconds the camera will pan downwards.
Sonic 3 - Sonic push.gif Sonic 3 - Tails push.gif Push Some objects in the game can be moved by pushing them. Walk in to an object and keep walking to push the object.
Sonic 3 - Sonic spindash.gif Sonic 3 - Tails spindash.gif Spin Dash While crouching press the jump button repeatedly to do the spin dash.
Sonic 3 - Sonic instashield.gif Insta-Shield Jump and when in the air jump again, and sonic will gain a shield for a split second.
Sonic 3 - Sonic bounce.gif Bounce With the water shield, jump and when in the air jump again, and sonic will bounce.
Sonic 3 - Sonic doublejump.gif Double jump With the lightning shield, jump and when in the air jump again, and sonic will do a double jump.
Sonic 3 - Sonic fireballspindash.gif Fireball Spin Dash With the flame shield, jump and when in the air jump again, and sonic will do a fireball spin dash.
Sonic 3 - Tails fly.gif Fly Only Tails can fly. To do so, jump and when in the air jump again. Keep pressing the jump button to go up and stop pressing it to go down. Tails can only fly for a short time before getting tired and falling back to the ground.
Sonic 3 - Tails swim.gif Swim Again, only Tails can swim. This is done the same way as flying, except you need to be underwater. While underwater jump and when off the ground jump again. Tails can only swim for a short time before getting tired and falling back to the ground.