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IGN: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Review

Most Wii owners will undoubtedly write off this edition of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Virtual Console, either because they'll just be confused by its title or because they'll erroneously assume that it's a technically inferior port of the Genesis classic with the same name. It's not. Anyone who brushes this one off is doing themselves a disservice, because Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the Master System game, is entirely its own adventure and is well worth its asking price of only five dollars. For those off you out there still burned by the lack of quality in Sonic's latest adventures, do yourself a favor and put down 500 Wii Points for a download of this hidden gem from the hero's early years. Its name is confusing, but its fun factor is clear.

Presentation - 8.0
Graphics - 7.5
Sound - 7.5
Gameplay - 8.0
Lasting Appeal - 8.0
Overall -

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callahan093269d ago

Is this the same as the Game Gear game? I thought the Master System Sonics were just ports of the Game Gear ones? If so, then this IS a great game! If not, then I've never played it. Technically, I've never played it either way, but I played Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Game Gear, and it was one of the best Sonics and one of the best Game Gear games, and if this is a port of it, I'd agree with IGN's praise.