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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (arcade game)

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Publisher: Sega
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System(s): Mega-Tech and Mega Play
Genre: 2D Platformer

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was one of the games adapted for release in arcades for both the Mega-Tech and Mega Play hardware.

The Mega-Tech version is essentially the same as the 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 high score table on the top screen. The time limit can be increased by inserting quarters.

The Mega Play version has a number of differences from the Mega Drive game but less than the Sonic 1 Mega Play version did. Cheat codes cannot be used as the Options menu is missing. The two player 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. In the 1-player mode, neither 50,000 points nor 100 rings awards the player with an extra life. 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. In the single-player game, 1-up monitors are replaced with 10 ring monitors, and 1-up monitors will not come up on the random monitors in 2-player mode. All Zones are present, unlike in the Mega Play version of Sonic 1. Special Stages are also missing and when passing a checkpoint no circle of stars will appear. Although no emeralds can be collected you will automatically receive the good ending when completing the game. There is also no high score table. In the 1-player mode, the time counter on the HUD has been removed completely, but it is still present for both participants in the 2-player mode.


Sonic games for the following systems
Arcade
 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    
Arcade
 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!