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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Xbox Live Arcade review

The sultan of speed makes a quick return

For

  • Classic Sonic gameplay
  • Classic Sonic visuals
  • Multiplayer support

Against

  • No online co-op
  • Frequent bottomless pits
  • Smoothed graphics

Sept 17, 2007

Sonic the Hedgehog threw the videogame world for a loop when the game was released in 1991. It was really the first time another mascot game stood toe-to-toe with Nintendo%26rsquo;s mustachioed plumber. Sega kept the pressure on by releasing Sonic 2 a year later. Sonic%26rsquo;s second outing was faster, contained all-new worlds to explore, and was the debut of the now-standard spin-dash move. It was also the first time the world got to meet Sonic%26rsquo;s little sidekick fox, Miles %26ldquo;Tails%26rdquo; Prower. Fifteen years later, this 16-bit masterpiece holds up surprisingly well on the Xbox 360 - especially considering the asking price.

More Info

GenreAction
DescriptionAnother must-buy game for your virtual library - this time starring a blue-haired speedster and classic 2D platform marathoning gameplay.
Franchise nameSonic the Hedgehog
UK franchise nameSonic the Hedgehog
PlatformXbox 360
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating
Release date:12 September 2007 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:Xbox 360
Genre:Action
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