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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 now available on Google Play

Remastered port includes widescreen graphics, Hidden Palace Zone and Boss Attack mode

As promised, SEGA has today released a remastered mobile version of classic Genesis/Mega Drive platformer Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Android and iOS. Like the updated versions of Sonic 1 and Sonic CD, Sonic 2 features widescreen graphics, 60fps gameplay and a few surprises for fans of the 90's console original.

Players take control of Sonic, Tails, Sonic & Tails or Knuckles and speed through a dozen zones, including one never before seen in full. The remastered port of Sonic 2 also includes a finished version of Hidden Palace Zone, a level partly revealed in a leaked beta of the game, but unplayable in the retail version. There's also a Boss Attack mode to pit players against Eggman/Robotnik's various contraptions. That's in addition to all eleven zones and seven special stages from the 16-bit original.

Sonic 2 for Android is available now on Google Play, priced at $2.99 in the U.S. and £2.18 in the UK; grab it at the Play Store link above.

Alex Dobie
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Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • Looks dated Posted via Android Central App from Nexus 7 2013
  • Ummmmm........
  • Something wrong with that first comment... It's stating the obvious, still it's nice to see more Sonic games come to Android. :)
  • Alex,you be nice!! :-D Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • Yeah, I'm a little speechless on this one... On another note, I guess they're not using Immersive Mode on this. I hope that this gets widely adopted by game publishers. :/
  • I just don't understand how a 20 year old game could look dated. Posted via Android Central App
  • Haha haha! I wish I could say for sure that guy was joking. The first comment that is. Posted via Android Central App
  • But I was joking :p Posted via Android Central App from Nexus 7 2013
  • Absolute classic, my favourite of all the sonic games, i cant wait to play this tonight.
  • I downloaded this game for my phone and tablet. I mainly bought it for the nostalgia of playing the games I grew up with. This game looks great.
  • He said,"Looks dated " lol!!!,on a classic like this. Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • I'll wait for it to drop too 99.Im so cheap :-D Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • Any word on if this supports controllers like the Shield? I'd pick it up in a heartbeat if it did.
  • Really loving these remastered ports. Loved sonic CD and sonic. The fact that they finished hidden palace is even better. I can't remember if it was sonic 2 or 3 but one of them had scraped and unfinished levels. I have a feeling that sonic 3 and knuckles port will have surprises. Thank you Sega. Posted via Android Central App
  • I do not need another Sonic game on my phone, and I don't need to buy this game for the 8th time. I will not buy it. I will not buy it. Oh who am I kidding. Hidden palace! I do wonder though if the widescreen format can cause any glitches. It subtly changed the way the first boss of Sonic 1 worked, and if the same thing happens in Sonic 2, you could end up getting stuck with the Aquatic Ruin boss.
  • I don't understand how this game claims to be compatible with my ancient HTC Hero, but claims it isn't compatible with my HTC EVO 4G LTE. Same thing with Sonic 1. What gives?
  • Same here says not avalailble for my evo 4g lte, i wanted this for my phone, whats the deal Posted via Android Central App
  • Just keep telling yourselves that fragmentation on Android doesn't exist :P
  • Whoever decided to change Robotniks name to Eggman should be taken out back and beaten with a stick. Posted via Android Central App
  • I was under the impression that Robotnik was already known as Eggman in Asia?
  • Loved the first remaster on my Note 3, can't wait to grab this one!
  • Sonic was the cool, but man I would love a Mega Man game.
  • My day at the office just became far less productive. Almost as good as receiving a Sega Genesis for Christmas back in the 1990's.
  • Nostalgia. Need paperboy for Android :D
  • Need Streets Of Rage 2 port, with separate onscreen buttons for A+B (or w/e buttons the sega had I forget) combo etc.
    While they're at it they could innovate in the back catalog scene by adding pvp through internet and/or wifi/bluetooth 1v1 and 2v2s etc There is no reason why back catalog from old consoles can't become a strong force. Emulators exist but if developers bring back decent old games in an enhanced-for-mobile way then they can run over the top of it. Adding some new content while not molesting the original gameplay justifies the pricing more. Another example is Championship Bass from back when EA was a respectable name- Fix up the frames per second to today's smooth expectations, modify the game with the option of allowing the use of accelerometer to cast (currently uses double tap like golf games), add a few new music tracks and it's good to go.
    They could add their precious micro transactions if they went further and added new lakes etc to fish in.