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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear)

67
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall MobyScore (37 votes) 3.1


The Press Says

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93
Sega Force
Och möjligtvis har nå'n sagt att Sonic 2 egentligen bara är Sonic 1, aningen svårare och med några extrafinesser. Förhoppningsvis förklarade de också att detta minsann inte är fy skam.
90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Sonic would be proud of this game. I can't sing the praises of this game enough. Sega put a lot of effort into this game and it shows. They could have just 'phoned in' a half-baked original game or a scaled-down version of the 16-bit game but they didn't. If you are a Sonic fan, this full-scale game will not let you down, there's a lot to explore and you will have a good time doing it. If you've never tried a Sonic game (is there anyone?), what you will find is a fast-paced side scrolling portable action/platform/adventure game that can be considered an evolution of the Super Mario series (circa NES/Gameboy editions). Sonic's second adventure for the Game Gear is not as good as his games on the Genesis but it is pretty damn close.
80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Sorti un peu dans l’ombre de l’opus MegaDrive, cette version 8-bit n’est pas moins excellente malgré une bonne difficulté corsée. Encore un bon Sonic sur la console portable de SEGA.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Pari réussi pour Sega avec ce deuxième épisode de Sonic sur Game Gear. Tout en restant dans la droite lignée de son prédécesseur, le titre apporte des nouveautés qui sont une véritable bouffée d'air frais pour la série, que ce soit d'un point de vue esthétique ou au niveau du gameplay. Doté d'une maniabilité toujours aussi performante, et d'une animation sans faille, il se place sans conteste parmi les meilleurs jeux de plates-formes de la portable de Sega. Une valeur sûre.
78
Power Play
Technisch zeigt sich Sonic 2 von der Schokoladenseite: rasantes Scrolling, abgedrehte Musik, abwechslungsreiche Grafik und liebenswerte Animationen entflammen die Herzen der Game-Gear-Eigner. Bis auf einen verkleinerten Bildschirmausschnitt ist dieses Handheld-Jump'n'Run identisch zur gleichnamigen Master-System-Variante. Die bedauerliche Folge dieser Änderung: So mancher Hinterhalt erkennt man im Geschwindigkeitsrausch zu spät, das Spiel wird phasenweise unfair. Sonic 2 ist eine harte, aber motivierende Herausforderung, der sich jeder Game-Gear-Spieler stellen sollte.
56
Game Zero
Sonic on the Game Gear seems like an odd idea. You would think that it would be incapable of replicating the audio/visual experience of the Genesis as well as the speed. Well, I'm happy to report that Sonic on the Game Gear is quick and the A/V is definitely above par for the Game Gear. There is more of an emphasis on exploring than in previous Sonic games but this in no way detracts from the experience. A must have for Sonic fans.
42
The Video Game Critic
The boss encounters also tend to suck - especially the first one with the scorpion and the pit. The secret to that one, as it turns out, is to do not much of anything! The idea of facing bosses with no rings is also troublesome. This game isn't bad as Game Gear titles go, but with a name like Sonic, you expect more.
30
HonestGamers
If you purchase the game despite this warning (at least it's inexpensive), you'll play the first few levels for yourself and discover the unreasonable gameplay begrudging you progress, even from the onset. You'll likely give up soon after that, like so many of my peers who own the game have. But if you don't mind cheating to give yourself the chance to chip away at the concrete odds, the chance that Sega should have furnished you - then you'll find a tasty drop of very addicting joy in the opportunity to try your hand at the impossible. This is not to say that unlimited lives or continues would turn Sonic 2 into a winner. (For a winner, get Ristar for your Game Gear. Replaying it after I played this, elicited from me: ''Wow, the Game Gear can do some amazing shit after all!'') The way the game kills you outside your vision is still inexcusable, and Sonic 2 is a loser in any estimation.