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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)/Magazine articles

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This page has a list of articles for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and covers short magazine articles not deserving of their own page.

Master System version

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1992-10-15














Computer & Video Games (UK) #132: "November 1992"
"World Exclusive Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Two page review of the Master System version. The game is compared favourably to the original game, both graphically and in gameplay. One writer is disappointed by the lack of Tails following the player. Overall, the game receives a 93%.
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1992-xx-xx














Mean Machines Sega (UK) #2: "November 1992"
"Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Three-page review of the Master System version of the game. The reviewer gives the game glowing praise and a 95 out of 100 score.
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1992-11-05














Sega Force (UK) #12: "December 1992"
"Reviewed!: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Part of a special feature that reviews all three versions of Sonic 2.

Review score: 92% (Sega Force Smash)

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1992-11-05














Sega Power (UK) #37: "December 1992"
"Power Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Review score: 93% (Gold)
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1992-11-10














Player One (FR) #25: "Novembre 1992"
"Master S.: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Four-page review of the game.
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1992-xx-xx














Mega Force (FR) #11: "Novembre 1992"
"Zapping: Master System - Sonic 2"
Mega Force awards a 5 for Son, 4 for Graphisme, 5 for Animation, and 5 for Maniabilite.
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1992-11-xx














Sega Zone (UK) #2: "December 1992"
"Master System Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Review score: 90% (Mega Zone)
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1992-xx-xx














Hobby Consolas (ES) #15: "Diciembre 1992"
"Lo Más Nuevo: Sonic 2 - Anillos de Oro"
Review score: 93%
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1992-xx-xx














Megazone (AU) #25: "December/January 1992/1993"
A small review of the Master System version that accompanies a review of the 16-bit game of the same name.

Review score: 93%

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1992-12-10














Sega Pro (UK) #15: "January 1993"
"Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - 16-page Pull-out and Keep Guide"
Part of a 16-page special that reviews all three versions of Sonic 2, with the Master System version scoring a 93%.
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1992-12-16














Video Games (DE) #1/93
"ROM Check: Sonic 2"
Review score: 80% (Classic)
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1992-xx-xx














OK Consolas (ES) #12: "xxxx 1992"
"Pararela: Sonic 2"
Review score: 92%
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Gamers (DE) Not implemented!
"Master System Test: Sonic 2"
Review score: 2
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Review score: 92%
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1993-xx-xx














Game Mania (UK) #5: "May 1993"
"Game Mania Top Games"
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is rated 96%.
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1993-04-24














Mean Machines Sega (UK) #8: "May 1993"
"Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Short article explaining the level select cheat in the Master System version of the game. The next page describes an exploit for getting extra lives.
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1993-07-22














Sega Master Force (UK) #2: "September 1993"
"Platform Souls"
Sega Master Force reviews and rates the top ten platform games released for the Master System, with Sonic 2 scoring a 92%.
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1993-08-05














Sega Power (UK) #46: "September 1993"
"The Hard Line"
Sega Power re-reviews most Master System, Mega Drive and Game Gear titles released before September 1993.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is rated 5 stars.


Game Gear version

File Date Source Title and comments
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1992-xx-xx














Consoles + (FR) #11: "Juillet/Août 1992"
"CES Previews: Sonic II"
Early screenshots and news from Summer CES 1992.
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1992-xx-xx














Mega Play (US) #11: "August 1992"
"Coming Attractions"
A quick news bite, with screenshots of the Sonic 2 rolling demo.
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1992-xx-xx














Joypad (FR) #11: "Août/Septembre 1992"
"Sonic the Hedgehog II"
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1992-xx-xx














Megazone (AU) #23: "August/September 1992"
"Sonic II"
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1992-xx-xx














Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #38: "September 1992"
"Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
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1992-xx-xx














Joypad (FR) #12: "Septembre 1992"
"Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Sonic II Sur Game Gear"
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1992-xx-xx














GamePro (US) #39: "October 1992"
"Game Gear Preview"
One-page preview in GamePro featuring screenshots from the rolling demo.
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1992-xx-xx














Sega Pro (DE) #1: "November 1992"
"Pro News: Supersonic"
From the German edition of Sega Pro.
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1992-xx-xx














Sega Visions (US) #10: "November/December 1992"
"Sega Game Feature: Sonic 2 Game Gear"
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1992-xx-xx














Mean Machines Sega (UK) #3: "December 1992"
"Game Gear Round-Up: Sonic the Hedgehog II"
Single-page review of the Game Gear version of the game. The reviewer describes the game as almost identical to the Master System version, but criticises the reduced field of view of the Game Gear screen.
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1992-11-05














Sega Force (UK) #12: "December 1992"
"Reviewed!: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Part of a special feature that reviews all three versions of Sonic 2.

Review score: 93% (Sega Force Smash)

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1992-11-07














Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #39: "December 1992"
"BE-Mega dog race"
Review scores: 7/10, 6/10, 5/10, 6/10 - Combined score: 6.0/10
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Computer & Video Games (UK)
"Review: Sonic 2"
Two page review of the Game Gear version found in the December 1992 edition of Go!, a supplement to Computer and Video Games which dealt with handheld titles. Overall, the game receives a 92%.
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1992-12-10














Sega Pro (UK) #15: "January 1993"
"Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - 16-page Pull-out and Keep Guide"
Part of a 16-page special that reviews all three versions of Sonic 2, with the Game Gear version scoring a 95%.
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1992-12-03














Sega Power (UK) #38: "January 1993"
"Power Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Review score: 97% (Gold)
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Mega Force (FR) #13: "Janvier 1993"
"Game Gear Zapping: Sonic 2"
A French language review of the Game Gear version of the game, in the January 1993 issue of Mega Force. They award a 4 for Son, 4 for Graphisme, 5 for Animation, and 4 for Maniabilite.
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199x-xx-xx














Hobby Consolas (ES) #16: "Enero 1993"
"Lo Más Nuevo: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Al Rescate Del Zorro"
Review score: 91%
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1993-01-28














Mean Machines Sega (UK) #5: "February 1993"
"Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Half-page article explaining the level select cheat in the Game Gear version of the game.
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199x-xx-xx














Sega Visions (US) #11: "February/March 1993"
"Sonic the Hedgehog: Sega's Official Player's Guide"
A preview of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2: Sega's Official Player's Guide in Sega Visions, with a brief look at the Game Gear release.
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1993-02-28














Mean Machines Sega (UK) #6: "March 1993"
"Tips: Sonic 2"
Short article explaining the level select cheat in the Game Gear version of the game.
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1993-xx-xx














GamePro (US) #44: "March 1993"
"Game Gear ProReview: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
GamePro awards a 5.0 for Graphics, 4.0 for Sound, 4.5 for Control, and 5.0 for Fun Factor.
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1993-03-15














Computer & Video Games (UK) #137: "April 1993"
"Cheat Mode: Sonic 2"
Paragraph describing the level select cheat in the Game Gear version of the game.
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1993-03-26














Mean Machines Sega (UK) #7: "April 1993"
"Tips: Sonic 2"
Paragraph explaining the level select cheat in the Game Gear version of the game. The same cheat has been featured in three consecutive issues of Mean Machines Sega.
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1993-03-15














Todo Sega (ES) #1: "Abril 1993"
"Sonic 2"
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1993-xx-xx














Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #45: "April 1993"
"Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
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1993-xx-xx














Game Mania (UK) #5: "May 1993"
"Game Mania Top Games"
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is rated 80%.
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1993-xx-xx














GamePro (US) #46: "May 1993"
"S.W.A.T.Pro: Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear)"
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1993-xx-xx














Mega Force (FR) #18: "Juin 1993"
"Sonic The Hedgehog 2"
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1993-06-30














Mean Machines Sega (UK) #10: "August 1993"
"Tips: Sonic II"
Short article explaining the Game Gear version's level select cheat.
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1993-xx-xx














Sega Visions (US) #14: "August/September 1993"
"Viz Kidz!: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
"Sonic 2"
Review score: 80%
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Computer & Video Games (UK)
"The All-Time Gear Greats: Sonic 2"
The game is listed as one of the ten best Game Gear games.
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1993-12-16














Sega Force Mega (UK) #7: "January 1994"
"Game Gear Guide"
Sonic 2 is rated 93%.
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1993-12-28














Mean Machines Sega (UK) #16: "February 1994"
"Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Short article detailing an exploit to gain extra lives in Sky High Zone.
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1995-08-08














Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #9: "September 1995"
"Beep! MegaDrive readers final rating"
It continued up until then in Sega Saturn Magazine.

Score: 5.85

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All versions

File Date Source Title and comments
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1993-xx-xx














Aktueller Software Markt (DE) "Februar 1993"
"Konsolen: 8 Bit Sonic"
ASM awards both versions a 11/12 for Grafik, 9/12 for Sound, 10/12 for Spielablauf, 10/12 for Motivation, and 10/12 for Gesamtnote. The magazine also awards the ASM Hit award.


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