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|
|1992-07||Mean Machines #22||News|| "Sega's Scrumptious"
Brief article about the game's appearance at the Summer CES 1992 at Chicago. The writer describes attempting to capture footage of the game with a camcorder, before being removed by bouncers. The game is described as being in a "very early" state, and two blurry stills from the footage show Emerald Hill Zone.
|1992-09||Mean Machines #24||News|| "News: Sonic 2"
Single-page article previewing the game, describes how the game builds on the speed which the previous Sonic the Hedgehog was known for, and how the two-player cooperative works with a new character called "Two Tails". Screenshots are all either mockups or from an early version of the game. A new Mega-CD game is also mentioned, called "Super Sonic".
|1992-10||Mean Machines Sega #1||Preview|| "Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Two-page article including various screenshots and a description of the two-player mode. An enhanced Mega-CD version of the game is mentioned, called "Super Sonic", which was eventually abandoned in favour of Sonic the Hedgehog CD.
|1992-11||Mean Machines Sega #2||Review|| "Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Four-page review giving the game 89 for "Presentation", 97 for "Graphics", 89 for "Sound", 94 for "Playability", 97 for "Lastability", and 96 for the Overall score.
|Paul Davies, Julian "Jaz" Rignall||96|
|1993-01||Mean Machines Sega #4||News|| "Sonic for Pope"
Small article describing the game's successful launch day ("Sonic 2sday"), with Sega selling out of 750,000 copies in the UK.
|1993-02||Mean Machines Sega #5||Tips|| "Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Half-page article detailing exploits for collecting Chaos Emeralds and extra lives, followed by Action Replay codes on the next page.
|1993-03||Mean Machines Sega #6||Tips|| "Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Short article explaining the level select code.
|1993-04||Mean Machines Sega #7||Tips|| "Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Paragraph describing an exploit for infinite lives in two-player mode.
|1993-07||Mean Machines Sega #9||Tips|| "Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Article describing the sound test codes for level select and debug mode cheats. For some reason, most of the screenshots are from the Master System version of the game.
|1993-11||Mean Machines Sega #13||Tips|| "Tips: Sonic II"
Short article explaining an infinite lives exploit in two-player mode.
A one page article previewing a number of Sega Mega Drive games, including Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
This clip from "Electronic Gaming Monthly" mentions the unused Music Track, number 10 in the Sound Test, and Hidden Palace Zone.
This clip from the Qman article mentions that the Sonic 2 development is underway, Time travel included.
This letter from a reader of the magazine gets a response that mentions that Sonic can time travel, the past being inhabited by dinosaurs, the future having pollution and being machine controlled. It sounds like Sonic 2 and Sonic CD descriptions getting mixed up, Hidden Palace Zone contains dinosaurs.
This magazine clip contains a screenshot of the beta Title Screen.
This preview comes from the Sega Force insert of the EGM magazine.
This preview also comes from the Sega Force insert of the EGM magazine. This one focuses on the supposed Mega Drive port.
This letter from a reader of the magazine asks about Sega's so-called Blast Processing.
This describes how to input various cheat codes.
This displays the 3 different ending cutscenes.
This magazine clip reveals that Michael Jackson first played Sonic 2 on December 15th, 1992.
This clip shows how to perform the 14 continues cheat code.
This clip from Games TM magazine talks about the anticipation for the release for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and also explains the concept and usage of Blast Processing.
This clip from GameFan's first issue (October 1992) shows once again the mockup of Dust Hill Zone.
This clip from the December 1991 issue of GamePro magazine indicates that Sega had started planning for Sonic 2 by the publication of this issue.
This is from the April Fools section of GamePro called LamePro. It includes an "epic" cheat code.
This page shows cheats for both versions of Sonic 2.
This letter asks about the scrapped Hidden Palace Zone and Dust Hill Zone. The response mentions Hidden Palace Zone, and doesn't use the name of Dust Hill, but describes it.
This article talks about Tiger LCD games. A picture of Sonic 2 is shown.
This gives a few cheat codes for Sonic 2.
Sonic acquires the #4 ranking in Q's latest popularity poll.
This article talks about the pros and cons of purchasing the Genesis. It also posts about the Sonic 2 System package, the Genesis with Sonic 2 packed-in.
This clip contains nothing but mock-up screenshots and mentions the game having 35 levels, the final game has 20 levels (not including special stages). If the special stages and 2 player stages are added in the number could be closer to 35 levels but it isn't sure what the magazine meant when it posted the number of levels. It is also mentioned that time travel will be part of the game, which is achieved when when Sonic reaches top speed. The Sega CD port is also mentioned which will have enhanced sound and cartoon quality slideshows.
The original Sonic the Hedgehog is featured as one of the top 100 games for the Mega Drive. There is also a small blurb about Sonic 2. It also mentions Sonic CD and Sonic 3.
A letter in this clip asks if there will be a Mega CD port of Sonic 2. The answer was favoritive of the games release.
This is a contest Mega held to give away free copies of Sonic 2.
This is the contents page of the Novemeber 1991 issue of Mega magazine and mentions that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be covered later in the issue.
This is another clip that talks about Sonic CD when it was thought to be a port of Sonic 2 and called Super Sonic.
Sonic was placed #1 in the Q popularity poll. Tails gained #4.
Sonic 2 mockup pictures with time travel mentioned.
This small clip from the September 1992 issue of MegaZone mentions the release of the upcoming Mega Drive, Game Gear, and Mega CD versions of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Of course, the Mega CD version actually became Sonic the Hedgehog CD.
This clip is from an issue of MegaTech magazine. It covers cheat codes of several Mega Drive Sonic games.
This page from an issue of MegaTech magazine announces a contest to win one of three Baseball Jackets with the Sonic the Hedgeghog 2 Logo on it. In addition to the baseball jacket first place would also win a Ecco the Dolphin gamepack. The answers to the contest were: ,, and .
This article is from the 1992 issue of Sega Force magazine. It's a small one page preview of the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
These clips span different issues of Sega Guide magazine. In the letters section before the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 it uses screens from scrapped levels Dust Hill Zone and Hidden Palace Zone. After the release of the game they issue a response about the use of those images in the second clip.
This announces that Sega Visions will preview this game in the next issue.
This covers various Sega merchandise, including the Sonic 2 LCD game.
This covers yet more Sonic merchandise.
The clip from this magazine describes Sonic's popularity which was quite high at the time. It talks about the merchandise being distributed such as Sonic Soda and the new television series. It also mentions Sonic the Hedgehog CD when it was thought to be a port of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
This clip describes on how pre-orders of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 were greater than the pre-orders for Madonnas book, named "Sex". It also beat out the "Terminator 2" video and the CD "Simply Red" in terms of pre-orders.
This article from an unkown German magazine contains concept art for Sonic. The text on the image translates to Mr. Hedgehog, or Mr. Needlemouse.
This clip mentions a promotion in which Sonic games would be given away if a small 25 word essay were sent to the address provided in the clip.
This small clip has a image of the Sonic 2 arcade cabinet used by Nick Arcade. The people in the image are the shows host and the worlds oldest contestant on the show.