Download: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Rainbow Dash Edition hack 20% cooler 1 player mode

By jdragondawn


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Hi everypony, Now Rainbow Dash can fight Robotnik and save the day!

I present here for your viewing pleasure "Sonic the hedgehog 3 Rainbow Dash Edition"

For fun I hacked Sonic the Hedgehog 3 on Sega Megadrive (Genesis for those of you in USA) so that instead of Tails you play as Rainbow Dash from the awesome My Little Pony Friendship is Magic show. I changed ALL 200+ sprites used during the main levels to Rainbow Dash. Sadly I was unable to change the special stages artwork so Tails still does those short sections for her.

I do realise it has minor graphic glitches but I tried my best and kept those to a minimum.

This video shows Rainbow Dash fighting alone but in the game you can also play as Sonic with Rainbow Dash helping him. I will be posting a separate video showing off the two player mode of the game shortly.

The video was taken with the game running in Gens emulator with the 2xSAI screen filter on to make game and Rainbow Dash look pretty.

For those of you watching this and thinking that you would like to have a go yourself the game file can be
downloaded from
(THIS IS A NEW LINK TO NEW VERSION 2 OF HACK, superior to one shown in video)
(Version 2E)
Note this is an IPS patch file and you will require to obtain the original game rom to patch it with this file to play. I have done this for two reasons. One is that you can use my patch in theory on various versions of this game rom that exist. Second reason is so sega don't have any reason to want to sue me ^^ For those of you unfamiliar how to use an IPS patch file I have tried to write a guide that is enclosed within the zip file.

This was created purely for fun and I hope everypony enjoys ^^