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Coming back from the vacation Sonic took after foiling the plans of Dr Robotnik, he finds that Tails and all his other animal friends are missing. Sonic finds a letter waiting for him, that reads:

"Dear Sonic,

Robotnik is back, and he's captured all the animals on the island! He is holding me in a place called the Crystal Egg. In order to free me, you have to find and bring the six Chaos Emeralds.

Robotnik made me write this. He says he's waiting for you, and he's created six really nasty robots in order to 'get rid of you once and for all.' I don't know what he has planned, but Sonic, please be careful!

Sincerely, Tails."

That being more than enough motivation for him, Sonic races out to defeat Robotnik again.

The Master System version is totally different than the Sonic 2 for Genesis. Tails obviously doesn't accompany you, like he can in the Genesis release. Sonic can also not do his infamous buzzsaw roll by simply ducking and pressing jump.


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Game Gear Beginning a new zone
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Game Gear Lots of rings in the sky today
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Game Gear You need air after a while or the timer signifies your doom
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Game Gear Careful not to slide in the pincers

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Screenshot
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Magazine Advertisement
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Screenshot
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ2" -- Japanese spelling
  • "바람돌이 소닉 2" -- Korean spelling

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Critic Reviews

Play Time Jan, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Power Sonic May 10, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) May 31, 2013 8 out of 10 80 Dec 15, 2011 16 out of 20 80
VideoGame Feb, 1993 8 out of 10 80
Mean Machines Dec, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Feb, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Video Games Jan, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Game Zero Sep, 1996 28 out of 50 56
The Video Game Critic Jul 09, 2008 C- 42


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Xoleras (66795) added Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear) on Sep 20, 2009
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