West Side Island
From Sonic Retro
West Side Island is presumably that which is pictured on the Sonic 2 title screen.
Hill Top Zone, one of West Side Island's varied areas.
- Not to be confused with Sonic the Hedgehog - Westside Island, a hack of Sonic 1.
West Side Island, known as the Island of Illusion, is the setting for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit), as told by the Japanese manual. Miles Prower lived there before his first meeting with Sonic, recieving the nickname "Tails" from the resident animals. The island's peaceful idyll is shattered when, before the start of the game, Doctor Robotnik comes to West Side searching for the Chaos Emeralds.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the only game to have unequivocally visited West Side Island; Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) (along with many other early Sonic games) instead took place on South Island. Areas visited by Sonic and Tails on West Side Island include:
- Emerald Hill Zone, grassy plains with waterfalls and Mobius strips. Typical Tropical Island cliché.
- Chemical Plant Zone, an industrial factory filled with pink, toxic Mega Mack.
- Aquatic Ruin Zone, semi-submerged ruins in an overgrown forest.
- Casino Night Zone, a huge, glitzy casino city with slot machines and pinball.
- Hill Top Zone, an earthquake-prone area with blue rocks and lava caves.
- Mystic Cave Zone, vine-festooned caverns beneath the island's surface.
- Oil Ocean Zone, a massive petrochemicals refinery polluting the sea with black sludge.
- Metropolis Zone, Robotnik's great city-factory, with oversized pistons and cogwheels.
And above the island:
And even higher above:
Sonic Drift 2
Several locations in Sonic Drift 2 are the same as those in Sonic 2 (namely Emerald Hill, Casino Night, Hill Top, and Mystic Cave), so obviously occur on West Side Island too. Many of the other racetracks are Zones with no pre-existing appearences, so it is possible that several of these (like Desert Road or Dark Valley) are also located on West Side.
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Enemies and Obstacles
Scrapped Enemies and Obstacles:
These are cheat codes which can be accessed by inputting button sequences or by various other methods.
Note: in cheat codes, + signifies that the buttons must be held simultaneously.
For a list of all codes, see Cheat Codes:Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit).
- Zone Select: Play tunes 19, 65, 09, 17 on the options screen, + on title screen.
- 14 Continues: Play tunes 01, 01, 02, 04 on the options screen. An incorrect sound command is issued, causing OOZ music to continue playing until a reset.
- Super Sonic: Play tunes 04, 01, 02, 06 on the zone select sound test, an emerald sound triggers, select zone, hold until Sonic appears.
- Debug mode + Slow-motion/Restart: Play tunes 01, 09, 09, 02, 01, 01, 02, 04 on the zone select sound test, a ring sound triggers, select zone, hold until Sonic appears.
- Super Sonic + Debug: Play tunes 01, 09, 09, 02, 01, 01, 02, 04, 01, 02, 06 on the zone select sound test, a ring sound triggers after 04 and an emerald sound triggers after 06, select zone, hold until Sonic appears.