Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Review by: TottsSonic the Hedgehog 2
A world enslaved. The inhabitants... subject to a malicious Emperor. And there is only a hope, Sonic the Hedgehog. But this time he is not alone. He brings with him a new contender. The cute, double-tailed Fox of tails. Together, they consider the battle against the nasty ruler Robotnik to finally put an end to his reign of terror.
Sonic 2 is the first real highlight of the Sonic saga. At least as regards the Mega Drive/Genesis. Here, the developers bring a new character in the game. Tails the Fox. Externally, it offers a stark contrast to the main character. While Sonic rather cool, a little harsh and unapproachable, tails presents more cute and dainty. Sonic offers 2 different characters. The player can choose to which of the two figures he want to end the reign of the BÃ¶sewichtes Robotnik prefer.
Now we'll come to the technical side. Sound and graphics wise the songs are in this part still not as good as in the later Sonic games, but good match each level. The typical Sonic sounds that appear when moving character, are of course also and fans of the series will immediately feel in their element.
Now on optics. Is that at it's best! Well, nowadays of course obsolete, but just great for the former situation. Sonic and tails must here: run through the various level types and with each new Act there is to see something new. Whether in an underground mine, deserted ruins or in the air on a battleship, Sonic 2 offers graphically very many beautiful ideas. In the eye should even the great 3D-Bonus-Levels. Here the technology goes further even large. And this without the graphic looks horribly. Very nicely done.
Now to the gameplay. There is some new. There is the revolutionary spin attack. With the heroes with ease from scratch, can conjure an insane speed. The player can stomp nasty opponents into the ground without effort or give just gas speed over the countryside. Otherwise the game principle is the same. The player must collect rings. Sonic or tails lose all their rings after an attack, the relevant character when the next enemy contact will die. Be played may as Sonic, tails or Sonic and tails. Sonic 2 offered the opportunity for the first time mode for two through the game in single player. When you play as Sonic and tails, a second player can play the role of Fox. This quickly runs out of the screen because the camera always on Sonic, and has no real life, but thanks to his invincibility in the game absolutely not to despise, and a good player pays well mainly due to higher levels. No second player with be part of the game, the computer assumes the role of tails, where only the movements of Sonic quasi delayed mimics the CPU. Would otherwise be there on the subject of gameplay to mention the bonus levels. These sonic must earn one as mentioned very respectable 3D world, a certain number of rings to get chaos emeralds in the end all. Sonic found all 7 emeralds, he can become, as known from Sonic 1: Super Sonic.
For those who prefer to battle against each other instead of playing together, there is also a brilliant versus mode offered in Sonic 2 in addition to the normal play mode. In 4 different levels, you must now rush in a split screen through the levels and earn points. Who earns more points wins. Counted who faster goal comes, but also collected for example who defeated more monsters or more rings is not only. Because there is always something new to discover the huge level sections, this game mode especially for equally strong players is always entertaining.
There is a one point of criticism in this part of the series. You cannot save. And the massive number of levels, the increasing level of difficulty and the serious bonus missions are fast exasperating close. However this point is only slightly significant. Then you have this great part just three to four times play until you shoot from the "death egg" Dr. Robotnik. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was and still is a revolution of the platform genres and who does not know this part of the Sonic series,does not know that this represents a climax of the console's history.