Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Reviewed by Greatest One
Sonic the hedgehog is the game that put Sega on the video
game map. The fearless, super fast hedgehog was an instant
hit on the Sega Genesis. Ever since then, numerous Sonic
titles have appeared on Sega's other systems. Thus, when I
got my Game Gear, I wanted one Sonic game. I got Sonic the
hedgehog 2. I had seen and played other Sonic games on the
Genesis, and Sonic 2 looked similar. Thus, I was pretty happy.
Sonic 2 follows similar storylines and gameplay as the other
Sonic games. Sonic's friend Tails is kidnapped by the evil
Dr. Robotnik. You can see this play out in a short entrance
video. It is up to Sonic to rescue his friend by blazing
through a bunch of interesting levels. The gameplay is
similar to other Sonic games. You run as fast as possible
across the levels while colecting rings. As long as you have
one ring with you, you don't die. You just lose all your
rings. There are various enemies Sonic has to contend with.
Most of them can be killed by jumping on them or rolling
Sonic also can travel on different vehicles in this game.
Some of the vehicles include a mine cart, a water bubble and
spinning disks. All the vehicles transport Sonic in
different ways and there are different techniques to control
them. Overall, Sonic 2 is a good title for the Game Gear and
fans of Sonic will love this one.
The Game Gear graphics are a step down from the Sega Genesis
versions, but they are still pretty good. All of Sonic's
moves can be seen clearly.
The music is pretty cool and sounds good. The sound effects
are funny and fit the game right.
Similar to the Sonic games of the Genesis. Speed is your
ally, but you have to be careful, too.
Replay Value: 7.
Nothing new after beating the game. Still playing it over is
a satisfying experience.
A good title for the Game Gear. Fun and exciting.