I finally did it. I played through Sonic 3 and Knuckles and got all 14 emeralds. Hyper Sonic is way over powered but it was really damn fun playing as him. Now that I've played the whole game as a package, I've got to say, the world of S3&K is really something when you view it in order. Starting at Angel Island, down to Hyrdocity... through the Marble Garden, to the Carnival, and especially my favorite is from Sky Sanctuary to Death Egg. And the battles at the Death Egg, seeing the planet in the background was just amazing. I feel complete now. I've finished all the Sonic games that I care about. Feels awesome.