Sonic’s 10th Anniversary: The Ten Year History!

Sales of Sonic 1 hit the roof, and travelled well into the next galaxy! A great victory for Sega, yet this was not the end for Sonic. The excellent storyline thought out by Sonic Team in the first game paved the way for a sequel, and that’s exactly what they did. Roll on Sonic 2…

1992: The Year of the Fox

October 29th: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-Bit – UK / Europe)

Again, not to be outdone by its bigger brother, the Master System and Game Gear also hosted a return of Sonic the Hedgehog. Although Tails was present in this game, you could not play as him. The plot involved you rescuing him from Eggman (who had captured him) and destroy his secret base, the Crystal Egg. It is quite a difficult game, as you need all Chaos Emeralds to succeed.

November 21st: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Japan)

To celebrate “Sonic Twos-day”, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis was released almost simultaneously around the world. One of the most popular Sonic games to date, this has been the Sonic game with the most sales ever, and why not? This was a corker of a sequel, with more bad guys, the arrival of the Death Egg, Sonic’s companion Tails, a new 2-Player mode, and much more as well.

Much has been added to the sequel, no wonder it sold out so quickly. But, there were secrets even Sonic Team hadn’t the time to add in the cartridge. One was a mysterious level titled ‘The Hidden Palace Zone’…

International / Other Releases

  • November 21st: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear – Japan)
  • November 24th: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (USA, UK / Europe)

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