Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (arcade game)
From Sonic Retro
|Sonic the Hedgehog 2|
|Developer: Sonic Team|
|System(s): Mega-Tech and Mega Play|
|Number of players: 1-2|
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 Chaos 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|
| 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 2020 Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games |
Prototypes SegaSonic the Hedgehog (revision A)
|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!|