Sonic Adventure 3: Shard Search is the 3rd game in the Sonic Adventure franchise. It features 7 playable characters, similar to the first Sonic Adventure. It is for the Wii U, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
The Chaos Emeralds have been broken apart by Doctor Eggman, and Sonic and 6 of his friends (Tails, Knuckles, Shadow, Amy, Espio, and Mighty) must each restore one Chaos Emerald to keep the world from becoming out of balance due to the absence of the emeralds.
Sonic is running through a field when he sees Dr. Eggman flying above with the Chaos Emeralds, Sonic attempts to stop him, but Eggman breaks the emeralds and flies away. Sonic talks with his friends about it and they agree to each search for the shards of one emerald. Sonic begins his search for the yellow emerald in the Emerald Garden Zone. After finding two shards in it, Sonic battles Eggman in his Egg Pheonix (BOSS: Egg Pheonix), but just as Eggman is about to say something, the robot explodes and flies away, so Sonic continues his journey.
In the Glacier Ocean Zone, Sonic collects two more shards, but finds Knuckles along the way, who has been tricked by Dr. Eggman into fighting Sonic for the shards, since he thinks Sonic is trying to keep the Emeralds for himself. (BOSS: Knuckles). After Knuckles is defeated, Sonic tells him the actualality and Knuckles continues on his way.
In the Light Boardwalk Zone, Sonic is surprised to find himself being tailed by Silver, who is trying to tell Sonic something important, but Sonic is going too fast to listen so Silver steals the shards. Sonic tails Silver through the carnival (collecting two more shards along the way), and eventually battling him. (BOSS: Silver), after this Silver returns the shards and says that "The Mech is forming", before leaving.
There are many characters in the game, each having a role and reason for being there.
|Sonic the Hedgehog||
Spin Dash - Sonic rolls into a ball and can dash into enemies.
|Dr. Eggman||Blaze the Cat|
|Miles "Tails" Prower||
Flight - Tails is the only character capable of flying for short distances.
|Fang the Sniper||Ray the Flying Squirrel|
|Knuckles the Echidna||
Gliding - Knuckles can glide short distances.
|Metal Sonic||Rouge the Bat|
|Shadow the Hedgehog||
Chaos Spear - Shadow can shoot bursts of energy.
|Metal Shadow||E-123 Omega|
Piko Piko Hammer - Amy uses her hammer to hit enemies.
|Tails Doll||Marine the Raccoon|
|Espio the Chameleon||
Invisibility - Espio can turn invisible at will.
|Eggman Nega||Big the Cat|
|Mighty the Armadillo||
Armor-dillo - Mighty can roll into a ball to make shots and enemies bounce off.
|Metal Knuckles||Cream the Rabbit|
Good Supporting Characters
|Silver the Hedgehog||Silver appears trying to warn the main cast of Metal Shadow's plan, usually resulting in a mini-boss battle. Amy is the only character who does not battle him. Silver is playable in Party Mode.|
|Vector the Crocodile||Vector, along with Charmy, has been turned into a card by Eggman Nega for unknown reasons, and Espio has to save them. Vector is playable in Party Mode.|
|Charmy Bee||Charmy, along with Vector, have been turned into cards by Eggman Nega and Espio has to save them. Charmy is not playable in Party Mode.|
|Blaze the Cat||Blaze teaches Sonic the Fire Homing Attack move. She is a pyrokinetic cat and guardian of the Sol Dimension. She is playable in Party Mode.|
|Ray the Flying Squirrel||Ray teaches Tails the Tornado Dive. He is a flying squirrel and friend to Mighty and Tails. He is playable in Party Mode.|
|Rouge the Bat||Rouge teaches Knuckles the Fire Dunk. She is a thief who loves gems and a rival to Knuckles. She is playable in Party Mode.|
|Marine the Raccoon||Marine, like Blaze, comes from the Sol Dimension and drives her own boat. She teaches Amy the Piko Hammerang. Marine is not playable in Party Mode.|
|E-123 Omega||Omega is the final robot in the E-100 series, and a good friend to Shadow. He teaches Shadow the Chaos Finale. He is playable in Party Mode.|
|Big the Cat||Big is a large cat who has a best friend named Froggy. He teaches Espio the Rod Swing, and is playable in Party Mode.|
|Cream the Rabbit||Cream is a rabbit with a very powerful pet chao named Cheese. She is kind and caring and teaches Mighty the Chao Shield. She is playable in Party Mode.|
|Jet the Hawk||Jet is a member of the Babylon Rogues and their leader. He races Sonic, Shadow, and Espio during the game's story in boss battles. He is playable in Party Mode.|
|Wave the Swallow||Wave is the tech genius of the Babylon Rogues. She races Tails and Amy during the Main Story. She is not playable in Party Mode.|
|Storm the Albatross||Storm is the muscle of the Babylon Rogues. He races Knuckles and Mighty during the Main Story. He is not Playable in Party Mode.|
|Bean the Dynamite||Bean, along with Bark, host shops where you can buy items and extra lives with your rings.|
|Bark the Polar Bear||Bark, along with Bean, host shops where you can buy items and extra lives with your rings.|
|Name||Image||Description||Moveset||Villain in Which Story|
|Dr. Eggman||Dr. Eggman is on the tail of Sonic to try to insert a strange probe in him. Can Sonic escape? Eggman is playable in Party Mode.||Eggman uses his robots to fight Sonic, like the Egg Pheonix and the Egg Meerkat.||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Fang the Sniper||Fang has been hired to pursue Tails and insert the same probe Dr. Eggman is attempting to insert into Sonic into Tails. Fang is playable in Party Mode.||Fang uses his popguns to shoot at Tails. He also uses his hoverbike; The Marvelous Queen.||Miles "Tails" Prower|
|Metal Sonic||Metal Sonic has stolen the Master Emerald (and is proven to be behind the Chaos Emeralds bursting apart.). Now Knuckles has to stop him. He is playable in Party Mode.||Metal Sonic can shoot large cannons from his engine and can rush at you.||Knuckles the Echidna|
|Tails Doll||Tails Doll wants a proper robot body so he decides to capture Amy. He is not playable in Party Mode.||Tails Doll can fly around and fire lasers from his red gem.||Amy Rose|
|Metal Shadow||A new robotic replica of Shadow the Hedgehog. He was built with extremely advanced AI and rebelled against Eggman, taking Metal Sonic with him. He is not playable in Party Mode.||Metal Shadow can harness arttificial Chaos Energy, using it to teleport and fire beams.||Shadow the Hedgehog/Overall Game|
|Eggman Nega||Dr. Eggman from the future has turned Vector and Charmy into cards for unknown reasons. He is not playable in Party Mode.||He uses more futuristic versions of Eggman's robots, and his card gun.||Espio the Chameleon|
|Metal Knuckles||A robotic replica of Knuckles who has been trained to go after Mighty. He is playable in Party Mode.||He uses his drill claws and his spike shoes.||Mighty the Armadillo|
|Hyper Metal Shadic||The fused form of Metal Sonic and Metal Shadow who is battled by everyone in the last story.||He uses all the attacks that Metal Sonic and Metal Shadow have.||Everyone|
- Emerald Garden Zone - Egg Pheonix
- Glacier Ocean Zone - Knuckles
- Light Boardwalk Zone - Silver
- Gusty Grotto Zone - Egg Meerkat
- Molten Mountain Zone - Shadow
- Cobweb Manor Zone - Metal Sonic
- Bolt Airship Zone - Dr. Eggman