Sonic the Hedgehog 2 CD
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Sonic 2 CD was either a development name for Sonic the Hedgehog CD or an enhanced port of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit). Many video game magazines refered to the upcoming Sonic game for Sega CD as an enhanced Sonic 2 port. When it was thought to be a port of Sonic 2 it was said to have CD quality music and additional levels that the Mega Drive counterpart did not.
There is evidence of the port never existing as some people involved in Sonic 2's development have been contacted by Sonic fans and could not remember a CD port.
These are magazines which refered to Sonic CD as a port of Sonic 2.
- Supergame (February 1992) - Name mentioned as Super Sonic 2: Escape From Ring Zone.
- SegaPro (April 1992) - Confirmation of Sonic 2 port.
- EGM (August 1992) - Sonic 2 CD shown at Summer CES in Chicago.
- Mean Machines Sega (September 1992) - Mega CD port mentioned by logo.
- Sega Visions (September 1992) - Additional zones mentioned.
- MegaZone (September 1992) - Sonic 2 will be released on MegaCD.
- Video Games & Computer Entertainment (October 1992) - Mega CD port confirmed.
- Mean Machines (October 1992) - Game will be known as Super Sonic and feature deleted levels.
- Mean Machines (October 1992) - Game is once again announced as Super Sonic and also it is mentioned to be near completion. In the end the game wasn't released until September of the following year.
- Mega (October 1992) - Sonic 2 will be released on Mega CD.
- Mean Machines (November 1992) - Super Sonic will have CD soundtrack and extra levels.
- Electronic Gaming Monthly (November 1992) - Sonic 2 description with unused Sonic CD cutscene.
- Electronic Gaming Monthly (December 1992) - Sonic 2 CD is mentioned while showing images from the unused cutscene.
- Mega (January 1993) - The title of the game is still mentioned as Super Sonic. Super Sonic seems to be a pretty popular title in UK magazines.
- GamePlayers Sega Guide - Sega CD port confirmed.
- SegaZone - Mega CD port of Sonic 2 with time travel mentioned.
- MegaTech - This article confirms that the Sega CD Sonic game isn't a port of Sonic 2.
|Sonic games for the following systems|
|| 1991 Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Eraser 1992 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1993 Sonic the Hedgehog CD | Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine | Sonic Spinball 1994 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 | Sonic & Knuckles 1995 Chaotix | Sonic Classics 1996 Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island |
Prototypes Sonic 2 | Sonic CD | Sonic Spinball | Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine | Sonic 3 | Sonic & Knuckles | Knuckles in Sonic 2 | Chaotix | Sonic 3D