A must-have for any old-school Genesis/Mega Drive owners
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a terrific example of what a video game sequel should be.
Sonic 2 takes a successful formula executed so well in 1991's original "Sonic the Hedgehog" for the Sega Genesis, and expands on the concept with improved gameplay, dazzling graphics, superb music and bigger, better levels that raised the bar for future platformer games in the 1990's.
While 1994's "Sonic the Hedgehog 3" again took the franchise to a whole new level, there are very few faults in Sonic 2. The game does lack a save system and gamers may encounter an occasional glitch, but this was the norm for most cartridge games released at the time. But even then, the positives overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives and there aren't any glaring problems that would discourage gamers.
Sonic 2 also enjoys substantially improved replay value over the original 1991 game with the introduction of Sonic's sidekick Tails, as well as Sonic's quest for the chaos emeralds now offering gamers the chance to play as "Super Sonic." Sonic 2 also boasts a split-screen two player mode where gamers can race through levels against their friends
Overall, this is one of the best games ever released on the Sega Genesis and one of my favorite video games of all time. Old-school Sega gamers, and even ardent Nintendo fans still holding out after the console wars, owe it to themselves to give this one a try.Read full review