Sonic the Hedgehog 2 CD
From Sonic Retro
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|Sonic the Hedgehog 2 CD|
|System(s): Sega Mega CD|
|Genre: 2D Platform|
Sonic 2 CD is a development name for Sonic the Hedgehog CD which was often referred to in early gaming magazines as an enhanced port of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit). 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.
It's very unlikely that it was ever a port as some people involved in Sonic 2's development that have been contacted by Sonic fans 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.
- 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.
- Mega (January 1993) - The title of the game is still mentioned as Super Sonic. Super Sonic seems to be pretty a popular title in UK magazines.
- GamePlayers Sega Guide - Sega CD port confirmed.
- MegaTech - Confirmation it isn't a port of Sonic 2.
- Mega - Sonic 2 will be released on Mega CD.
- SegaZone - Mega CD port of Sonic 2 with time travel mentioned.
|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