Sonic 2 Beta 3?

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Fast Facts on Sonic 2 Beta 3?

Version: v0.37
Last Release: 2017-18-10
Status: Complete
System: Sega Mega Drive / Genesis
Original Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Simon Wai prototype)
Credits: Shadow05

Sonic 2 Beta 3? is a ROM hack created by Shadow05 which is supposed to recreate the prototype build seen between the time of the Simon Wai and Beta 4+ prototypes.


  • Title cards display and use the Sonic 2 font (but not all are finished).
  • Casino Night Zone is based of the version from Sonic 2 Delta; basically it's a much more complete version of the beta version of Casino Night.
  • The 1UP theme, Oil Ocean, Hidden Palace and the invincibility theme plays are the replaced with the final versions of the tracks.
  • Level select now displays Hidden Palace, Death Egg (which has one playable act), Sky Chase and Sky Fortress (note that Sky Chase and Sky Fortress are still empty).
  • All zones except for Metropolis, Wood, Sky Chase, Sky Fortress and Genocide City can be completed.
  • Spindash has been improved to be more like final version, except without dust.
  • Genocide City plays the final boss music.
  • You start in Emerald Hill.
  • You can select 1 player and 2 player (but they aren't finished).
  • The "Super Sonic Monitor" now gives you speed and invincibility.
  • Emerald Hill, Hill Top and Neo Green Hill have object layouts similar to beta 4.
  • The sounddriver is from Beta 4

Unintentional bugs

  • Casino Night Act 1 crashes the game.
  • Game doesn't reset after the Green Hill (Emerald Hill) boss.
  • Results gives you 99999900 points.


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File: S2 Beta (635 kB) (info)
Current version: v0.37