- Back to: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit).
The Sonic 2 Mega Drive cartridge is not region locked. However, playing on a Japanese system changes a handful of small details in the game for the localised audience. These changes can also be toggled by pressing on the title screen.
It is said that Yasushi Yamaguchi was not keen on calling his newly created character "Tails", preferring his pun on "miles per hour", "Miles Prower". The name "Miles" already turns up several times during Sonic 2, such as in Casino Night Zone and the animated background menus, but in the Japanese version, most cases of "Tails" are suppressed. Switch to Japanese, and it becomes Sonic and Miles, not Sonic and Tails.
Miles as a life icon.
Miles finishes an Act.
Miles in the Special Stage.
Miles gets a Chaos Emerald.