Sega Ages line: Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Review

The Sega Ages has brought Sonic The Hedgehog 2 to the Nintendo Switch, providing players a classic experience with modern features.

The Sega Ages line of video games has brought classic titles on current-generation platforms, which re-introduced these gems to both old and new generation of gamers. The present Sega Ages line, bringing classic games to the Nintendo Switch, has ported iconic games such as the Shinobi, original Sonic the Hedgehog, and most recently Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – a favorite title that eventually became the second best-selling Sega Genesis game just after the original version.

Since its introduction in 1990s, Sonic the Hedgehog has ever been one of the most iconic video game characters. The cute blue blur subsequently went head to head with Sony’s official mascot, Crash Bandicoot and was considered as Sega’s response to the popularity of Nintendo’s Mario. During 30 years of existence, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has produced a variety of best-selling video games, and later ventured into TV and recently, a feature film.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 revolves around Sonic and Tails pursuing the evil Dr. Ivo Robotnik, who is stealing Chaos Emeralds to power the Death Egg – his space station. Just like other similar games, Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s story is quite simple that can mostly serve as a backdrop. However, much of its appeal lies in the gameplay – a side-scrolling platform but is much faster than other similar ones.

Moreover, the Switch version of this tittle adds Knuckles into the mix. Sonic and Knuckles came on a special cartridge letting gamers put either Sonic 2 or 3 on top of it and allowing them to play other game as Knuckles instead of Sonic. Now, with the addition of Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 of Sega Ages, gamers who couldn’t play as the Guardian of the Master Emerald now can do so with this new complete version of the classic game.