Image: @RobotnikThree

If you've ever played Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and wondered what it would be like to take on the role of Dr. Robotnik, then this mod from BluesteakDev and ruTriangly has got you covered.

It lets you play as Sonic's nemesis and do battle against the hedgehog and fox, using the Egg Mobile, jetpacks, and even a spinner-like device.

The mod's creators are currently building it to be compatible with the Sonic 3 Angel Island Revisited remaster, but according to the Twitter bio, it will eventually be rebuilt as a full fangame in the Orbinaut Framework for GameMaker Studio 2. This is a framework that ruTriangly, MicG64bit, and natufox08 have created themselves.

The Twitter page for the mod was only created in June 2022, but the idea behind it apparently dates back to a series of fan animations from 2018. These depict a then-fictional version of the game, with Dr. Robotnik making his way through Green Hill Zone, Hydrocity Zone, and other iconic Sonic locations. In December 2020, ruTriangly revealed a trailer for the mod, but production on this apparently stopped temporarily 7 months ago, before starting up again.

Right now, the latest version of the mod is not available to play, but the team has apparently submitted a new build to the Sonic Hacking Contest and Expo, which takes place later this year. As a result, we reckon it's only a matter of time before we'll be able to get a chance to play it ourselves.

What do you make of this mod? Comment below and let us know!