Thursday 25 November 2010

Sonic 2 LD

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Sega Master System is a nice game in its own right, but having been built by an entirely different team for a completely different console, it doesn't look much like its more famous Mega Drive counterpart.

But look, Doc Eggfan and co of Sonic Retro fame have changed all that. It's Sonic 2 as you remember it running on Master System hardware... sort of.

Truth is it's merely a graphical and layout hack of the Master System version, and as it only covers Emerald Hill Zone, don't go expecting a fantastic replacement. It's very much a mish-mash of objects already found in the game, which means Coconuts can manipulate time and space and there's a distinct lack of working loops.

It might not have the spindash move or Tails, but it still acts as a pretty big milestone. The Master System Sonic games are unexplored territory for hackers, and supposedly technical tweaks are on their way, along with the second zone, Chemical Plant. It's taken a while for this to see a public release so go travel to Sonic Retro and enjoy it.

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