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Sonic the Hedgehog 2

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4.4

User Reviews

Probably the best Genesis game Genesis Feem (45)
Ohh! Blast Processing Genesis Classic Nigel (150)
A slicker, faster version of the original virtual high-speed chase Genesis Zach Waksman (2)
The best Sega game ever produced! Genesis Tibes80 (1495)
A huge improvement over the original Genesis colm52 (122)
It wasn't bad for a Genesis Game! Genesis Bob McNeal (4)
The best game ever...? Genesis Spindash (90)

Our Users Say

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BlackBerry 2 4.5
Genesis 168 4.2
iPad Awaiting 1 votes...
iPhone 3 4.4
PlayStation 3 5 4.6
Wii 17 3.3
Windows Awaiting 1 votes...
Xbox 360 17 3.4
Combined MobyScore 212 4.1


The Press Says

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100
GenesisGaming since 198x
Plus joli, plus rapide, plus fun, Sonic 2 place la barre encore plus haut. Le hérisson bleu a le vent en poupe et ce second épisode est une référence incontestable du jeu de plateformes moderne. Bravo, Maître Sega.
100
GenesisSega Force
Jag själv har bara kommit igenom hälften men man kan lugnt säga att detta är ett av de bästa spelen på marknaden just nu. Den enda svackan är väl att banorna är rejält olika svåra, men vad gör det när dom flesta banor är mega-suvve.
100
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
Besides six new zones, this Sonic sequel added a few new features to spice things up. Sonic can now do a super dash attack, an extremely useful move which allows him to rev up and dash from one spot (he doesn't need a running start). The bonus screens feature some extremely fun 3D action as Sonic runs and collects rings in a huge, winding half-pipe. Then we have the new character named Tails, a two-tailed fox. Tails can be played in two ways. You can challenge Sonic to some split-screen action, but this mode looks distorted (everything is half as tall). A second player can control Tails in the normal game, but most of the time he can't keep up and goes off of the screen. The new zones feature more hidden areas and corkscrews in addition to loops. I did encounter a bug in this game that caused me to get stuck in the scenery (was this rushed for Christmas?). But overall, Sonic 2 is just more of a good thing.
100
GenesisSEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Voilà 15 ans que je joue à Sonic, comme beaucoup d’entre vous sans doute, ses aventures m’ont apportés beaucoup de bonheur sur 16-bits, un peu moins après, et même si Sonic premier du nom a eu le mérite d’introduire le hérisson dans le monde du jeu-video, sa suite est pour moi la référence de la série sur Mega Drive, de par ses nouveautés et le fun qu’il procure aujourd‘hui encore. Se replonger dans Sonic 2, c’est revenu à l’époque de mes 14 ans (les boutons d’acné en moins), dans un rêve, un rêve bleu, le tête dans les loopings, et les piques au vent… ne me manque plus que la deuxième queue pour être au top, mais seul Tails pourrait nous dire si c’est vraiment utile…
100
GenesisHonestGamers
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ends absolutely beautifully. There's a perfect, aesthetic catharsis here, to be felt when you watch the heroic pair wind through the figure-eight tubes in the Chemical Plant Zone, or when you go so fast that the checkerboard motifs start flying past in beautiful blurs. Sonic flips and rebounds, and when you see his adventure through to its inspiring conclusion, his stylish lines are forever traced into the backs of your eyes.
100
GenesisSega-16.com
This is a timeless classic, which you need to get if you're a Sonic fan . If you don't already have this title, I highly recommend it. The good far outweighs the bad. If you want a real five star classic for your Genesis, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the way to go.
98
GenesisGameFan Magazine
I've been drooling for this one ever since part 1 and Sega came through! Sonic 2 is amazing, faster and nastier than ever, spinning through awesome new zones that will make your eyes bug out! Running so fast I thought my monitor would explode. The creativity and attention to detail is remarkable and to finish with all the chaos emeralds is a worthy challenge for even the best players. I won't even mention the BIG surprise...You'll see.
97
Genesis1UP!
Ce qui ressort de Sonic 2, après en avoir fait le tour complet, est à quel point le jeu est bien équilibré. Il est mieux dosé que son prédécesseur et apporte tellement de choses en plus, sans perdre de vue ce qui fait de Sonic ce qu'il est. Jamais la plate-forme n'est convenue, des éléments sont toujours là pour induire de la vitesse, pour surprendre et séduire. Tout est mieux réparti, la difficulté autant que le reste. Il n'y a pas de passages à s'arracher les cheveux, des plates-formes bien placées nous évitent certains sorts désagréables. Sega se montre juste envers le joueur, ce qu'ils n'ont pas toujours été par le passé.
95
WiiJeuxvideo.com
Les chiffres parlent pour nous : Sonic the Hedgehog 2 est le jeu le plus vendu sur la Megadrive. Les développeurs de chez SEGA ont su récupérer ce qui a fait le succès du premier volet (gameplay, level design) et ont ajouté une bonne dose de nouveautés. Un excellent jeu, qui encore aujourd’hui fait figure de référence en matière de jeu de plates-formes en 2D.
95
GenesisJeuxvideo.com
Les chiffres parlent pour nous : Sonic the Hedgehog 2 est le jeu le plus vendu sur la Megadrive. Les développeurs de chez SEGA ont su récupérer ce qui a fait le succès du premier volet (gameplay, level design) et ont ajouté une bonne dose de nouveautés. Un excellent jeu, qui encore aujourd’hui fait figure de référence en matière de jeu de plates-formes en 2D.
95
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Les chiffres parlent pour nous : Sonic the Hedgehog 2 est le jeu le plus vendu sur la Megadrive. Les développeurs de chez SEGA ont su récupérer ce qui a fait le succès du premier volet (gameplay, level design) et ont ajouté une bonne dose de nouveautés. Un excellent jeu, qui encore aujourd’hui fait figure de référence en matière de jeu de plates-formes en 2D.
95
GenesisGame Informer Magazine
The game's level deisgn was near flawless, with countless hidden areas and rings. You could blow through them in under a minute, or take five times that exploring. Stages included a jungle, a pinball casino, and a futuristic, watery level. Gameplay was sublime, though Sonic's jumping could be messed up if he was on a hill. This blockbuster made the score Sega 2, Nintendo 1.
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GenesisComputer and Video Games (CVG)
It's better than the first game, not enough to induce an adrenaline overload, but more than enough to keep everyone happy! A fine game.
91
GenesisPower Sonic
Os gráficos de Sonic the Hedgehog 2 são mais animados e com mais cores do que o da primeira versão do jogo. Seu padrão é um pouco mais inferior, mas ainda assim muito bom. A trilha sonora é outro ponto positivo: a Sega of America fez um bom trabalho com o jogo, com destaque à música de encerramento. A jogabilidade ganhou um reforço: Sonic e Tails têm um ataque que vai ajudar muito para destruir os inimigos e ganhar velocidade, é o SpinDash. A diversão é garantida com o modo de 2 Players VS.
90
WiiEurogamer.net (UK)
On the subject of speed, our old foe PAL Slowdown sadly rears his ugly head here. Casual players won't notice, but those with vivid recollections of the original will be all too aware that the blue hedgehog isn't quite as nippy as he once was. The problem afflicts all Megadrive games on the VC to some extent but Sonic, with his emphasis on speed, suffers more than most. That's about the only criticism that can be levelled at this long-awaited classic though, so stop reading and start downloading. Then come back and carry on reading.
90
WiiNintendo Life
Sadly, Sega and Sonic Team would never match the level of brilliance seen here and the blue hedgehog has become a bit of a joke in recent times thanks to a string of lacklustre titles. But forget all that - now is as good a time as any to enjoy what remains Sonic's finest hour!
90
GenesisAll Game Guide
This game was Sega's faster, hipper answer to Nintendo's popular Super Mario series. Released as a pack-in with the Genesis, Sonic the Hedgehog established the blue hedgehog with an attitude as Sega's mascot. He went on to appear in numerous sequels and spinoffs, including Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic 3D Blast, Sonic Adventure and many more.
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GenesisHonestGamers
And believe me, the fun of this game is playing through all the stages and watching Sonic as he sprints across collapsing walkways, catapults up to distant ledges and defies gravity by sprinting up ramps at 90-degree angles. All those tricks and many more help set Sonic apart from the overpopulated world of platforming characters and ensure that taking his cause will seem more like a joyous experience than merely another game.
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Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Der Sega Mega Drive war meine erste Konsole und Sonic 2 war mein erstes Spiel, immer, wenn ich dieses Spiel spiele, fühle ich mich wieder wie der kleine Junge von damals. Ich habe es als 7 jähriger geliebt und liebe es heute noch, Sonic 2 ist ein zeitloser Klassiker, der nie langweilig wird und extrem hohen Wiederspielwert besitzt. Jeder, der diesen Titel noch nicht gespielt hat, sollte nicht lange überlegen und bei dem sehr günstigen Preis von 400 MS Points zuschlagen.
85
WiiIGN
So it's more, more and more. That's Sonic the Hedgehog 2, all summed up. It's a true sequel to an established hit game – taking the characters, gameplay and overall feel of the original and enhancing each one. Sonic 2 became even more of a hit than its predecessor, probably thanks to word of mouth praising the first game and converted fans wanting to get in on the ground floor once the sequel hit. And because this one was such a big seller in its original release, it's since been included in a wealth of retro re-releases and classics compilations. This Virtual Console version is an easy thumbs-up, as the game itself is spectacular. But check to make sure you don't already own this same game in five other ways first – because, if so, you may want to use those 800 Wii Points for another purpose.
82
GenesisPower Play
Sonic hat im Lauf des Jahres nicht allzuviel dazugelernt: Wenn Knut von „dezenter Innovation“ spricht, dann ist das fast schon übertrieben. Richtig neu ist außer Tails und den High-Speed-Passagen eigentlich nichts: klar, daß sich Grafik, Level-Design und Bonusrunde in frischen Outfit präsentieren, ich hätte Sonic allerdings mehr Extras, zusätzliche Outfits und spektakuläre Feinde gewünscht. Immerhin wurden die einzelnen Levels gestrafft. Nervende Wiederholungen wie im ersten Teil findet man kaum noch. Wer Sonic liebte, wird vom zweiten Teil ebenfalls begeistert sein. Für sich alleine gesehen zählt das Modul mit Sicherheit zu den besten Neuerscheinungen des Jahres. Der erwartete Überhammer der Sonic-Serie läßt allerdings auf sich warten.
81
GenesisGame Zero
Sonic 2 amazed and disappointed me all at the same time. The game itself was awesome--much better than even the first. But, the programing was pretty poor. Slowdown and flicker problems plagued the two-player mode (split screen) incredibly--and the two-player "cooperative" was almost impossible for Tails. As one-player, errors were minimized, but still apparent. Other than these program faults, Sonic 2 is still an incredible success. No Genesis owner can live without this game. Even with slow down and flicker problems, two-player split screen is done up real nice. Very fun.
80
GenesisMegablast
Wahre Freude kommt somit nur im Solobetrieb auf – dafür aber nicht zu knapp. Das multidirektionale Parallax-Scrolling klappt, wie es soll, nämlich rasant, soft und sauber. Die abwechslungsreichen Palmen-, Casino- oder Techno-Abschnitte überzeugen allesamt durch bunte Farben und nette Ideen wie Tauch- und Flugeinlagen oder witzige Flipper-Gags. Da die Musikbegleitung ebenfalls in Ordnung geht und die gute Steuerung vom Vorgänger übernommen wurde, ist und bleibt der stachelige Star ein fesselndes Geschöpf – nur hat es beim zweiten Streich halt nicht ganz zum Geniestreich gelangt...
80
Xbox 360GameSpot
Assuming you haven't already had your fill of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on other systems, you won't do yourself wrong by spending 400 points to download the Xbox Live Arcade rendition of it. The addition of achievements injects an extra layer of purpose into the already superb single-player mode, while the ability to compete against other people online in the multiplayer mode offers a lot of replay value that other renditions of the game lack.
76
Xbox 360Game Positive
Ultimately, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a classic retro title with much more content than the first in the series. It's a shame there's no online co-op element included, but there's still hours of fun to be had here at a very reasonable 400 points. For younger players who've never played a Sonic game, this is a great place to start. For fans of the series from years gone by, the slightly disappointing online options still won't detract from the addictively fun gameplay. With its bright and colorful graphics looking as good today as they did all those years ago, this is a fantastic addition to Sega's XBLA collection.
75
WiiGameSpot
Time may have eroded Sega's prominence, but it hasn't done much to diminish how sweet Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is. Play through it and you'll understand why it helped sell a ton of Genesis consoles back in the day. It's a fun platformer and does everything a sequel is supposed to do. It resolves many of the first game's shortcomings and incorporates a slew of minor upgrades that cumulatively amount to a fresh experience. The 800 Wii points ($8) price tag may seem steep considering Sega has included Sonic 2 with a number of multigame collections over the years, but that's a totally justifiable price to pay for a game that'll take you a few solid play sessions to beat and keep you coming back for more.
70
iPhoneSEGA-Portal.de
Insgesamt ist die "neuaufgelegte Neuauflage" des Spiels für das iOS gelungen. Doch die generellen Probleme eines Touch-Screen-Spiels kann auch dieser Titel nicht beseitigen. Wenn SEGA diese Art von Reboot doch nur für alle Spiele direkt beim eigentlichen Launch machen würde!
60
iPhoneApp Spy
Despite everything that made Sonic 2 the top selling game for the SEGA Genesis being left in this iPhone port, it just can't stack up to the original 20 year old console system that defined a generation of gamers.