Sonic the Hedgehog 3/Controls

Sprite (Sonic) Sprite (Tails) Name Description
Sprite of Sonic walking.
Sprite of Tails walking.
Walk Press left or right to make your character walk in that direction.
Sprite of Sonic running.
Sprite of Tails running.
Run Keep walking in a direction and your character will start to run.
Sprite of Sonic looking up.
Sprite of Tails looking up.
Look up Press up while standing still to look up. After a few seconds the camera will pan upwards.
Sprite of Sonic crouching.
Sprite of Tails crouching.
Crouch Press down while standing still to crouch. After a few seconds the camera will pan downwards.
Sprite of Sonic pushing to the right.
Sprite of Tails pushing to the right.
Push Some objects in the game can be moved by pushing them. Walk in to an object and keep walking to push the object.
Sprite of Sonic performing a spin dash move.
Sprite of Tails performing a spin dash move.
Spin Dash While crouching press the jump button repeatedly to do the spin dash.
Sprite of Sonic performing an Instant Shield move.
N/A Insta-Shield Jump and when in the air jump again, and sonic will gain a shield for a split second.
Sprite of Sonic performing a bounce move.
N/A Bounce With the water shield, jump and when in the air jump again, and Sonic will bounce.
Sprite of Sonic jumping high.
N/A Double jump With the lightning shield, jump and when in the air jump again, and Sonic will do a double jump.
Sprite of a fireball.
N/A Fireball Spin Dash With the flame shield, jump and when in the air jump again, and Sonic will do a fireball spin dash.
N/A
Sprite of Tails flying.
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.
N/A
Sprite of Tails swimming.
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.