Hello there everyone! We, Razor_ua and Zenon, really love Sonic 3 and Knuckles. From time to time we completed it together in co-op mode, but there still was so much to this game, so we decided to complete it in some other, unnatural and interesting way.
That's how we got the idea of making a ringless walkthrough. The goal is to clear every entire level without collecting a single ring. It means that collecting a few rings and losing them before the end of the act won't work for this walkthrough.
In the very beginning we just picked up some acts randomly and challenged each other to make it to the goal, carrying as little rings as possible, because back then we had no idea if it's doable in other acts at all. After a few successful ringless walkthoughs we decided to make a complete one no matter what. And we started searching for the most crazy ways to do it, even if at the first glance it seemed impossible.
It took us quite some time to make it as it took a lot of thinking and, what's really important too, carrying these thought through plans out.
Sometimes we had to TAS, because there are places which require implementation of very difficult tricks.
Our other goal was to use only Sonic as often as possible, along with zipping through objects glitches, but there are some areas that cannot be completed without either Tails or zips or even both. Though their usage tends to a minimum.
So, enough chit-chat, we hope it'll be entertaining as we put a lot of effort into it! Enjoy and have fun =)