Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (arcade game)
From Sonic Retro
|Sonic the Hedgehog 2|
|Developer: Sonic Team|
|System(s): Mega-Tech and Mega Play|
|Number of players: 1-2|
The Mega-Tech version is essentially the same as the Sega Mega Drive game. Cheat codes still work and the two player mode and options screen are still present. Also, like all Mega-Tech games there is a time limit on how long the game can be played and a high score table is displayed on the top screen. The time limit can be increased by inserting credits.
Mega Play version
The Mega Play version has a number of differences from the Mega Drive game but less than the Mega Play version of Sonic 1 did. Cheat codes cannot be used as the Options menu is missing. In the 1-player mode, neither 50,000 points nor 100 Rings will award the player with an extra life, and all 1-Up monitors are replaced with Super Ring monitors. Instead, the player is awarded a single 1-Up at 30,000 points in order to make the game more difficult for an arcade experience. No strict time limits are imposed upon the player, and the time counter on the HUD has been removed completely. All Zones are present, unlike the Mega Play version of Sonic 1. Special Stages are also missing as no circle of stars will appear when passing Star Posts. Although no Chaos Emeralds can be collected, the player will automatically receive the good ending when completing the game. There is also no high score table displayed at the end of a game.
The 2 Player VS mode selection is present and accessible by inserting two credits to play (one for each player) and pressing the 2P start button. The mode behaves slightly differently, presenting the continue screen after either player wins a Zone and prompting the two players to insert credits and try again. Like in the 1-player mode, extra lives cannot be earned from monitors. The time counter is still present for both participants in this mode.
ROM dump status
|Sonic games for the following systems|
| 1991 Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car 1993 Sonic the Hedgehog | SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | SegaSonic the Hedgehog 1996 Sonic the Fighters 2011 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing 2020 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 |
Prototypes SegaSonic the Hedgehog (revision A)
|1992 UFO Mini: SegaSonic 1993 Sonic the Hedgehog | SegaSonic Popcorn Shop 1994 Sonic's Space Tours 1997 Sonic the Hedgehog AWP 2002 Sonic & Tails Spinner 2003 CR Sonic 2007 Sonic Spinner 2008 Sonic Live!|