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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) magazine articles

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(Redirected from Review - Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Mean Machines Sega, November 1992))

This page has a list of articles for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and covers short magazine articles not deserving of their own page.

File Date Source Article type Title and comments Writer(s) Review score
MeanMachinesSega02UK.pdf 1992-11 Mean Machines Sega #2 Review "Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Three-page review of the Master System version of the game. The reviewer gives the game glowing praise and a 95 out of 100 score.
Paul Davies, Julian "Jaz" Rignall 95
MeanMachinesSega03UK.pdf 1992-12 Mean Machines Sega #3 Review "Game Gear Round-Up: Sonic the Hedgehog II"
Single-page review of the Game Gear version of the game. The reviewer describes the game as almost identical to the Master System version, but criticises the reduced field of view of the Game Gear screen.
Paul Davies 80
MeanMachinesSega05UK.pdf 1993-02 Mean Machines Sega #5 Tips "Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Half-page article explaining the level select cheat in the Game Gear version of the game.
MeanMachinesSega06UK.pdf 1993-03 Mean Machines Sega #6 Tips "Tips: Sonic 2"
Short article explaining the level select cheat in the Game Gear version of the game.
MeanMachinesSega07UK.pdf 1993-04 Mean Machines Sega #7 Tips "Tips: Sonic 2"
Paragraph explaining the level select cheat in the Game Gear version of the game. The same cheat has been featured in three consecutive issues of Mean Machines Sega.
MeanMachinesSega08UK.pdf 1993-05 Mean Machines Sega #8 Tips "Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Short article explaining the level select cheat in the Master System version of the game. The next page describes an exploit for getting extra lives.
MeanMachinesSega10UK.pdf 1993-08 Mean Machines Sega #10 Tips "Tips: Sonic II"
Short article explaining the Game Gear version's level select cheat.
MeanMachinesSega16UK.pdf 1994-02 Mean Machines Sega #16 Tips "Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Short article detailing an exploit to gain extra lives in Sky High Zone.
Paul Glancey


Full-length articles

Consoles Plus

Sonic II (July/August 1992)

Some prototype images of Sonic 2 are shown in this scan. Notably there are palm trees and rings during the boss encounter.

Page 24

Electronic Gaming Monthly

Zone Select (August 1993)

This clip from EGM gives the Zone Select cheat code.

Page 84

Sega Visions

Cool Codes & Hot Hints (August 1993)

This clip from "Sega Visions" gives a few hints away and the Zone Select code.

Page 70

GamePro

Swatpro (May 1993)

This clip has a tip which can grant Sonic unlimited lives.

Page 158

Mega Play

Coming Attractions (August 1992)

This clip shows some prototype screens of Sonic 2.

Page 24