Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)

Add to
My games
76
Add to
Wishlist 1
Save to
Collection

Click to rate

28
Exceptional
13
Meh
1
Skip
1

About

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis console, released worldwide in November 1992. It is the second main entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, and introduced Sonic's sidekick, Miles "Tails" Prower, controllable by a second player. In the story, Sonic and Tails must stop series antagonist Dr. Ivo Robotnik from stealing the Chaos Emeralds to power his space station, the Death Egg. Development of the game began in November 1991. The game was developed by both Japanese and American staff at Sega Technical Institute; art director Tim Skelly designed the appearance of the game's new 3D special stages, which were based on an earlier tech demo created by Yuji Naka. The staff increased the speed of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in comparison to its predecessor. As with the first installment, the soundtrack was composed by Masato Nakamura. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sold over six million copies, making it the second-best-selling Genesis game behind the original Sonic the Hedgehog. It received highly positive reviews from critics, who commended the game's level design and visuals, although its multiplayer mode was criticized. It has been re-released on various platforms; a remastered version developed using the Retro Engine released on iOS and Android in December 2013. Two direct sequels, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, were released in 1994.
Release date
Nov 21, 1992
Developer
SEGA
,
Sonic Team
Publisher
SEGA
Age rating
Not rated
Edit the game info
Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019
+12
Top Games for Retro Consoles
15 games
+10
The Best Games for Sega Genesis
13 games
+6
Mega Drive Favourites Collection
9 games
View all
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive/Genesis) [Longplay]
Apr 27, 2012
HFPlaythroughs
I thought this was Sonic 2 - SILVER edition - Act 2
Dec 22, 2018
Hat-Loving G...
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 - All Bosses (No Damage)
Aug 18, 2017
ProsafiaGaming
Mega Drive Longplay [019] Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Mar 12, 2009
World of Lon...
Master System Longplay [044] Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Jun 15, 2011
World of Lon...
Sonic 2, the BAD ENDING!
Aug 29, 2017
Hat-Loving G...
View all videos
141,225 items

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992) reviews and comments