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6. The Only Puzzle In The Game Stumps Players - Sonic The Hedgehog 3

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The gameplay of original Sonic the Hedgehog games were far from complicated. In every level, you jumped, spun, sprung, and dashed through enemies, corkscrews, loop-de-loops.

But one thing early Sonic titles didn't focus on was puzzles... that is, until you reached Carnival Night Zone Act 2 in Sonic 3. At one point, our blue-furred hero will discover the path below is blocked by a spinning barrel. By jumping on the platform, it will momentarily drop down before bouncing back up.

To first-time players, it looks like you need to jump on the block over and over until it drops low enough for you reach the bottom. But no matter how many times you try, you always barely come up short. So, you then experiment when or how high to jump. You might get your partner, Tails involved, using his extra weight to push the platform down.

However, the solution is astoundingly simple. By pressing up and down while standing on the barrel, you can raise and lower it accordingly, allowing you to reach the area below.

Now, this puzzle would be easy in a Mario or Zelda game. But this is Sonic we're talking about. Apart from this one section, you solve everything else by jumping. Because of this, no Sonic fan considered this puzzle could be solved by anything except hopping around.

This section of the game has become so infamous, Sonic creator, Yuji Naka, was obligated to apologise for it.

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