Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a platform game developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. It was released in Japan on 21 November 1992 and in North America and Europe on 24 November 1992. It is the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog and was directly followed by Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in 1994.
The story follows Sonic the Hedgehog and his new sidekick Miles “Tails” Prower on their mission to stop the evil Doctor Robotnik from obtaining the Chaos Emeralds to power his Death Egg. Sonic and Tails must defeat Robotnik’s army and free their friends.
Six months after its release, it had sold around six million copies and became the second best selling game on the Mega Drive. The game was compatible with the lock-on feature of Sonic & Knuckles which allowed the player to play as Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. It has been included in a number of compilations on a range of platforms. On 11 June 2007, the game was made available on the Wii’s Virtual Console, and released for Xbox Live Arcade on 12 September 2007. On 27 April 2011, it had came to PlayStation Network.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Single player
The gameplay of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 builds upon the basic set-up of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game. The player finishes each level, generally moving from left to right, within a time limit of ten minutes. Along the way, Rings are collected and Badniks are defeated. Star posts serve as checkpoints; if the player were to lose a life, they would return to the last star post they touched. When the player has collected at least 50 rings, star post will have sparkles on top that the player can jump into for an optional Special Stage.
Although Zones have grown significantly in size since Sonic the Hedgehog, they now consist of two Acts instead of three (with the exception of Metropolis Zone, which has three Acts, and the three final zones, which each have one), and there is a greater emphasis on variety between levels. The gameplay has also become even faster; to that end, Sonic is able to perform a new special move referred to as the Spin Dash Attack. The Spin Dash attack allows Sonic to spin in place, as if revving up an engine, before taking off at high speeds from a stationary start. Sonic’s running motion also features longer strides.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who developed Sonic the Hedgehog 2?
Sega, Sonic Team, Sega Technical Institute, M2, Backbone Entertainment
When was Sonic the Hedgehog 2 released?
November 21, 1992
On which platform is Sonic the Hedgehog 2 available?
How do you become Super Sonic in Sonic 2?
To regain Super Sonic, let yourself get hit, then turn into a ring (press B) and place at least 50 rings on Tails. Exit debug mode (press B) and jump to become Super Sonic with Super Tails as a follower.
What are the cheat code for Sonic the Hedgehog 2?
Display Tails’ name as Miles: At the title screen press the following in order: Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Up. This can be done again to revert Miles’ name back to Tails. In the Japanese release Miles is the default name and entering the code will change his name to Tails.
Act select: – At the Options Sound Test, play the following tunes in order: 19, 65, 09, and 17, which makes the Ring sound play, then press Start to return to the intro/title screen. Once there press Start while holding to enter the Act select. During any Act, by pausing the game, press A to return to the Act Select.
14 Continues: At the Options Sound Test, play the following tunes in order: 01, 01, 02 and 04, then the select Player Select to start the game with 14 continues. Oddly enough entering this code will cause all sound test options to be overwritten with the music for Oil Ocean Zone.
Debug Mode: At the Act Select Sound Test, play the following tunes in order: 01, 09, 09, 02, 01, 01, 02, and 04, activating a Ring chime, and unlock Debug Mode. Then highlight any Act and press Start while holding .
All 7 Chaos Emeralds: At the Act select Sound Test, play the following tunes in order: 04, 01, 02, and 06, which plays Chaos Emerald music, and get all seven Chaos Emeralds.
Will there be a Sonic Movie 2?
Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie will come out on April 8, 2022.