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Remastered edition of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now available for iOS, Android will follow soon

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Remastered edition of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now available for iOS, Android will follow soon
The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is among SEGA's most successful game series ever. The spiky-haired critter has been the company's mascot for more than two decades and is one of the reasons for SEGA's success during the early era of video game consoles. Sonic is one of the most famous video game characters in the world. The second title of the series, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which was released back in 1992, sold more than 6 million copies and became one of the most successful SEGA games ever. Yet, when an an iOS version of the game was released back in 2010, it wasn't very well accepted, because its visuals and controls weren't well-optimized for the touchscreen.

Well, this wouldn't bother fans of the blue blur anymore. An updated and remastered version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has just been released for iOS. The classic title has been remastered by the same team of developers, who enhanced the iOS and Android versions of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 back in 2011. Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley rebuilt Sonic the Hedgehog 2 from scratch with the aid of their custom-build Retro Engine. They have mostly focused on optimizing the touchscreen controls of the game, but it looks like the graphics of the title have been revamped as well.

The familiar gameplay will still require you to collect golden rings and various bonuses while you endlessly jump and run. You'll have to prevent your archenemy, Dr. Robotnik, from completing his evil plans and taking over the world. Fans of the spiky-haired critter will be more than delighted to hear that the remastered version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will feature the Hidden Palace Zone. Although planned, the mythical level has never made it to any of the official releases of the game for the conventional gaming consoles.

If you are sporting an iOS device and you've already bought the game, the remastered edition will be available as a free update. Otherwise, if you haven't bought the classic jump'n'run game, you can follow the link below and get it for $2.99.

An Android version of the remastered game is expected promptly.

Download: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (iOS)


source: TouchArcade

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posted on 12 Dec 2013, 09:16 1

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Yes! Big Sonic fan here. Not sure about the deleted zone being brought back. :S

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 11:09

2. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


Man just got this on Ps3 oh well TAKE MY MONEY SEGA

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 11:11

3. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Is this soon supposed to be like Temple Run 2, where it was within a week of the IOS version, or is it more like Temple Run 1 or Sonic Dash, where it was about a year after?

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 12:35

4. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Nice! This is probably my favorite sonic out of the ones on the genesis. Also note if you dont feel like waiting on android you can just play it on an emulator.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 15:00

5. Genersis (Posts: 205; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Very nice!
Shame about recycling Sonic Advance 2 artwork mind you. :P

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 01:12

6. cripton805 (Posts: 997; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I have Sonic CD and I think most Sonics are already on Android. Except the remastered version likr it said it was on IOS.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 11:26

7. bedooo70 (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


why the good games must come on ios first then android and sometime it doesn't come on android !!

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