Sonic the Hedgehog 2 allowed video game lovers and Sonic lovers alike to get another Sonic fix. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a sequel to the original Sonic the Hedgehog game and was released in 1992 for the Master System and for Mega Drive/Genesis. This is a look at the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Master System version.
Game players who were able to complete the original Sonic the Hedgehog game saw Dr. Robotnik’s factory defeated and the animals released. Dr. Robotnik living up to his evil ways narrowly escapes away from the factory and lives to spread evil again and that is exactly what he is doing on Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
In Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Dr. Robotnik has returned to spread his evil and destruction all over the place. Sonic believing that evil has been destroyed decides to go on a vacation. When he returns to his home after the vacation he finds that everything around him has been abandoned. Sonic finds a note written by his friend, Tails. The note tells Sonic that Tails has been kidnapped for a ransom of 6 Chaos Emeralds. Sonic must hand over these emeralds to the various bosses and then head to a place called Crystal Egg where Tails is being held captive.
The game play in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is very similar to that of the first Sonic the Hedgehog. Players must race against the clock to complete each level of the game. While racing against a clock players must collect rings that are protective barriers to the enemies that Sonic must face. This 8-bit game finally brought players the ability to smash through walls and scatter rings, elements that were not available in the first Sonic the Hedgehog game of the 8-bit nature.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 saw the advancement of the game and what players could do with Sonic. Sonic is shown riding mine carts and flying a hang glider. Other advancements include Sonic’s ability to run over the water and not sink into it and in water levels to be in a bubble that will take him to the top of the ceiling of the water levels.
There are seven levels that comprise the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 game. Each level consists of 2 acts and a final act. The first 2 acts are timed ones to get to the end, while the final one includes Sonic facing off against a boss characters, which are all robotic animals. The first two rounds end with a spinning bonus sign where the player is given a bonus for whatever it lands on.
Sadly, the Master System version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 does not have a special ending for players who collect all the Emeralds. The ending of the game is a very downbeat version that video game lovers have titled “the bad version”.
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