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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2013)

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2
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Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): iOS, Android
Release Date RRP Code
Google Android OS
US
2013-12-12[1] $2.99[1] ?
Google Android OS
EU
2013-12-12[1] €2.69[1] ?
Google Android OS
UK
2013-12-12[1] £1.99[1] ?
Google Android OS
JP
2013-12-13[2] ¥300[2] ?
iOS
US
2013-12-12[1] $2.99[1] ?
iOS
EU
2013-12-12[1] €2.69[1] ?
iOS
UK
2013-12-12[1] £1.99[1] ?
iOS
JP
2013-12-13[3] ¥300[3] ?
Template:AppleTV US 2016-03-24[4] $2.99[4] ?

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The 2013 release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is an enhanced downloadable remake of the 1992 Sega Mega Drive game Sonic the Hedgehog 2. It was published by Sega for iOS and Android devices on December 12, 2013.

This version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was being developed by Sonic Retro Tech Members The Taxman and Stealth, using a proprietary game engine named the "Retro Engine" (first used in the 2011 version of Sonic the Hedgehog CD). It was offered as a free upgrade to iOS users who bought the original iOS emulation of Sonic 2. This also marks the first time that Sonic 2 was brought to Android devices.

As this was a remake instead of an emulated port, new features were added. The new features were similar to the previous 16-bit game remasters. The Taxman confirmed that no features from Sonic 2 would be excluded.[5]

New features included a remastered soundtrack, the game running at 60 fps during normal and special stages,[6] a remade version of the lost beta level Hidden Palace Zone, and an eighth Special Stage.

Versions

Version history

System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
Google Android OS
0000030000010000050000000000003.1.5 47MB 201504132015-04-13 [7]
Google Android OS
0000030000000000090000000000003.0.9 46MB 201402122014-02-12 [8]
Google Android OS
0000030000000000020000000000003.0.2 46MB 201312202013-12-20 [9]
iOS
0000030000010000100000000000003.1.10 43MB 201603022016-03-02 [10]
iOS
0000030000010000040000000000003.1.4 49.8MB 201504292015-04-29 [11]
iOS
0000030000010000000000000000003.1.0 44.6MB 201407222014-07-22 [12]
iOS
0000030000000000090000000000003.0.9 44.6MB 201402122014-02-12 [13]
iOS
0000030000000000010000000000003.0.1 45.1MB 201312142013-12-14 [14]

Artwork

Cheat Codes

Level Select

  • Start a "No Save" game and choose a character. Once the Sega logo appears, tap the letters S-E-G-A in that order. If done correctly, a chime will sound. Then on the main screen tap and hold with two fingers. You will then be taken to the level select screen.

Tails/Miles Name Change

  • If you wish to replace the appearances in-game of the name "Tails" to "Miles", tap the letters A-G-E-S in that order when the Sega logo appears. If done correctly, a chime will sound. This can be done on both a saved game and No Save Mode game.

Game Configuration Menu

  • Play the sounds 00, 00, 00 in the sound test to bring up the game config menu.
    • You can choose between Sonic alone, Sonic and Tails, Tails alone, Knuckles and Tails, or Knuckles alone.
    • You can also choose between Sonic 2's monitors, Sonic 3's monitors, or hidden (2 player) versions of either of those monitor sets.
      • Warning: The "hidden" set may randomly generate the monitors. More testing required.
    • Flight and Air Cap can also be toggled.

Debug Mode

  • Play sounds 01, 09, 09, 02, 01, 01, 02, 04 in the sound test then select a level.
    • The debug mode numbers here, like Sonic 1, are the North American release date: 1992/11/24
    • To enter debug mode tap in the upper left hand corner of the screen. A minus sign (-) and a plus sign (+) will appear. These can be used for navigating back and forth through the debug items. To exit the level and return to the level select screen, tap the upper right hand corner of the screen. To enter normal play again tap the upper left hand corner of the screen.

All Emeralds

  • Play sounds 04, 01, 02, 06 in the sound test. You should hear the sound of an emerald being collected. You will now have all seven Chaos Emeralds. Possibly inspired by Genesis 41:26: ""The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one."

Proto Palace Zone

  • Play sounds 01, 09, 09, 02, 01, 01, 02, 04 in the sound test to enable debug mode. You must do this or it will not work.
  • Then play the sounds 03, 03, 03, 0B, 10, 10, 10, 04, then select Hidden Palace Zone.
    • This is the original version of Hidden Palace Zone from the Simon Wai and Nick Arcade prototypes. Its background music is track #10 and at the end of the stage the emerald will send you back to the level select screen.
      • For reference, the themes used in the code are, in order, Hidden Palace (the final version of the level), Oil Ocean, (the level after Hidden Palace), Proto Palace (the level you're opening), and Mystic Cave (the level with the Hidden Palace entrance).
    • If you die in Proto Palace Zone, you will not be sent back to the level select nor reappear in Proto Palace Zone. Instead, the game will load Hidden Palace Zone.
  • "Clearing" this zone by placing a signpost or a capsule in Debug Mode will load Oil Ocean Zone.

Eighth Special Stage

  • Play Sound #07, then select "Special Stage".

14 Continues

  • Play sounds 01, 01, 02, 04 in the sound test. You should hear the sound of a Continue being collected. You will now have 14 Continues.

Game Secrets

Game Secrets for the game can be found here.

External links

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 http://blogs.sega.com/2013/12/12/sonic-the-hedgehog-2-re-mastered-for-ios-android/
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.4gamer.net/games/242/G024239/
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.4gamer.net/games/109/G010968/20131213012/
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://toucharcade.com/2016/03/17/sonic-the-hedgehog-remaster-now-on-apple-tv-sonic-2-and-sonic-cd-later-this-month/
  5. http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=31061&view=findpost&p=766368
  6. http://www.sonicretro.org/2013/10/sonic-2-mobile-update-transformed-ios-unveiled/
  7. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.sonic2 (archived: 2015-05-06 00:23)
  8. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.sonic2 (archived: 2014-03-27 18:45)
  9. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.sonic2 (archived: 2013-12-21 19:30)
  10. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonic-the-hedgehog-2/id347411942?mt=8 (archived: 2016-04-13 13:59)
  11. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonic-the-hedgehog-2/id347411942?mt=8 (archived: 2015-09-07 21:58)
  12. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonic-the-hedgehog-2/id347411942?mt=8 (archived: 2014-10-25 09:32)
  13. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonic-the-hedgehog-2/id347411942?mt=8 (archived: 2014-03-31 09:46)
  14. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonic-the-hedgehog-2/id347411942?mt=8 (archived: 2014-01-23 00:26)


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Sonic games for the following systems
iOS
 2007  Sonic the Hedgehog (iPod)     2009  Sonic the Hedgehog (iPhone)     2010  Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic Spinball | Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I     2011  Sonic 20th Anniversary | Sonic the Sketchhog | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic the Hedgehog CD     2012  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II | Sonic the Hedgehog Skins | Sonic Jump     2013  Sonic Dash | Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed     2014  Sonic Jump Fever     2015  Sonic Runners | Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom     2017  Sonic Forces: Speed Battle    
Google Android OS
 2011  Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Advance | Sonic the Hedgehog CD     2012  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II | Sonic Jump     2013  Sonic the Hedgehog CD Lite | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II Lite | Sonic the Hedgehog | Happy Sonic! Live Wallpaper | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic Dash | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed     2014  Sonic Jump Fever     2015  Sonic Runners | Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom     2017  Sonic Runners Adventure | Sonic Forces: Speed Battle