Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2

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Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2
System(s): Nintendo Switch
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Action
Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code Rating
Nintendo Switch
2020-02-13[1] ¥925 (999)[1] ?
Nintendo Switch
2020-02-20[2] $7.99[2] ?
ESRB: Everyone
Nintendo Switch
2020-02-20[3] €6.99[3] ?
PEGI: 7+
Nintendo Switch
2020-02-20[4] €6.99[4] ?
USK: 6
Nintendo Switch
2020-02-20[5] £5.99[5] ?
PEGI: 7+
Nintendo Switch
2020-02-21[6] $10.95[6] ?
OFLC: General (G)

Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SEGA AGES ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ2) is a re-release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, developed by M2 as the sixteenth entry in the Sega Ages lineup for the Nintendo Switch.


This re-release gives the player the option of either playing the original game with all the original modes and the ability of playing as Sonic and/or Tails, or the option to play Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and play as Knuckles.

Almost all of the features from 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 return and are available for both games, including the "Ring Keep" mode where the player starts each Act with 10 Rings and only loses half their Rings when hit, and the "Super Sonic/Super Knuckles" mode where the player starts with all seven Chaos Emeralds and 50 Rings. The settings menu can allow the player to enable the level select by default, or change the games' region setting to Japanese or International (toggles Tails' name to Miles).

In addition to the returning features, there are brand new ones of which were previously included in Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog. One such feature is the inclusion of the Drop Dash from Sonic Mania, useable only by Sonic, which can be toggled on or off. Another feature is the Ring Chain, which chains Rings collected by the player across each Act, but will be reset to zero if the player loses their Rings. The player's highest chain is uploaded to an online leaderboard. Enabling in-game cheat codes will disable the Ring Chain feature until the game is reset. HD Rumble can also be enabled in the settings menu, which will make the player's controller vibrate from certain actions such as using the Spin Dash, breaking things such as Badniks and monitors, and taking damage. Replays of the player's sessions are also saved automatically for all game modes, with up to 10 replay files being stored at one time.

Challenge Mode

A single challenge mode is available in this version. In this challenge, the player is tasked with playing through Emerald Hill Zone Act 1, collecting 100 Rings and reaching the Signpost as quickly as possible. If the player doesn't have enough Rings when they make it to the goal, they will fail the challenge. This challenge can be played as either Sonic or Knuckles, with the player's fastest time for each character being uploaded to an online leaderboard, as well as replays being saved.


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Production credits

  • Directors: Naoki Horii, Takaaki Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi Matsuoka
  • Planners: Tsuyoshi Matsuoka, Takaaki Hashimoto, Yujiro Yamamoto
  • Programmers: Koji Ando, Youichirou Watanabe, Jumpei Isshiki, Hiroyuki Sawai, Tomohiro Takahashi, Nobuhisa Shinoda, Kengo Takagi, Makoto Harashino, Minoru Kubota, Hiroshi Yoneyama, Tetsuya Abe, Masayuki Fukui, Masaki Goto, Akira Saito
  • Graphic Designers: Takuya Watanabe, Naoki Takahashi, Keisuke Koga
  • HD Rumble Designer: Keisuke Koga
  • Sound Designers: Tatsuhiko Kasuga, Sakuoki Kudo, Jane-Evelyn Nisperos
  • Library & Tools: Jun Okada, Toshinori Yuuki (WAMSOFT), Go Watanabe (WAMSOFT)
  • Opening Animation: Harukaze Namikai, Jane-Evelyn Nisperos
  • Project Manager: Takehiro Kawachi
  • Special Thanks: Kazuki Kubota, Takayuki Komabayashi
SEGA of America, Inc.
SEGA Europe Ltd.
Presented by: SEGA
Source: In-game credits


External links


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)
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Main page (KiS2|2013|3D|Ages)
Comparisons (KiS2) (2013)
Maps (KiS2) (2013)

Promotional material
Magazine articles
Video coverage

Hidden content (KiS2) (2013)
Bugs (KiS2) (2013)
Region coding
Hacking guide

Sonic the Hedgehog games for the following systems
Nintendo Switch
 2017  Sonic Mania | Sonic Forces     2018  Sonic Mania Plus | Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Forces & Sonic Mania Plus Double Pack | 2 Hits Pack     2019  Team Sonic Racing | Sonic Mania Plus & Team Sonic Racing | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020     2020  Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic Mania + Team Sonic Racing Double Pack     2021  Sonic Colours: Ultimate     2022  Sonic Origins | Sonic Frontiers     2023  Sonic Origins Plus | Sonic Superstars     2024  Sonic X Shadow Generations