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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SEGA Master System)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
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 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.8
Overall MobyScore (33 votes) 3.1

The Press Says

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Sega Force
Som alla begriper är Sonic 2 byggt på det första spelet. Man känner igen sig och behöver sällan fundera särskilt länge för att komma underfund med hur saker och ting ska gå till, men man måste ju göra't också...! Skulle man vara nybörjare, så blir Sonic 2 en häftig upplevelse! Detta spel är ett måste för varje Master System-ägare - den SEGA-spelare som inte har Sonic, är som en seriefantast som aldrig läst Kalle Anka. Så det så.
Definitely a game to buy if you own the console -- this is a surprisingly different Sonic game with plenty of replay value. Shame about the lack of two-player, but then again, this is an 8-bit machine.
Insomma questo Sonic the Hedgehog 2 è un gioco molto divertente e ben realizzato, che non regge il confronto col suo predecessore a causa di un alternanza di qualità sia tecnica sia di gameplay che affligge i vari livelli, soprattutto il primo, troppo lineare e afflitto dalla presenza massiccia dei summenzionati carrelli. Per fortuna successivamente si trovano anche livelli di innegabile qualità e dal level design più ispirato.
Pari réussi pour Sega avec ce deuxième épisode de Sonic sur Master System. 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 8 bits de Sega, qui en a pourtant vu défiler beaucoup. Une valeur sûre.
Retrogaming History
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 è un buon titolo, solo che non regge il paragone col primo capitolo della serie. Ad ogni modo, considerando la tipologia di gameplay, questa seconda apparizione di Sonic si avvicina molto più che in passato alla versione per Mega Drive, risultando più frenetico e, in alcuni tratti, confusionario. Consiglio di dargli almeno uno sguardo, in rete si trovano molti video, magari lo trovate interessante
Most Wii owners will undoubtedly write off this edition of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Virtual Console, either because they'll just be confused by its title or because they'll erroneously assume that it's a technically inferior port of the Genesis classic with the same name. It's not. Anyone who brushes this one off is doing themselves a disservice, because Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the Master System game, is entirely its own adventure and is well worth its asking price of only five dollars. For those off you out there still burned by the lack of quality in Sonic's latest adventures, do yourself a favor and put down 500 Wii Points for a download of this hidden gem from the hero's early years. Its name is confusing, but its fun factor is clear.