Sonic The Hedgehog 2 HD is a gorgeous fan-made remake that adds crisp HD visuals and vastly improved audio to Sonic 2’s classic gameplay to create something Sonic fans have been wanting for years – pure, classic Sonic gameplay with modern video game production standards.
As soon as the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 HD title screen loads up you know you’re in for a treat, with a re-mastered title track and a beautifully animated Sonic and Tails welcoming you to the game. Tails is playable via an unlock code (see below) and Sonic represents in style. His controls feel exactly like the original, but with silky smooth animation and the added bonus of a wide-screen aspect ratio (which really does have a huge impact).
The current build of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 HD features the first two levels and a Robotnik boss fight, but there’s plenty more planned for the future. As well as recreating the full original game, the devs plan to add a few bonuses, such as online multiplayer, additional levels and Knuckles as a playable character.
The game has had a pretty turbulent development (see note below), but development is now back on track. We’ll be waiting with baited breath to see what the new team comes up with as we can’t wait to play more of this awesome HD-hog adventure.
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To play as Tails, complete Act2 with Sonic and at the title screen press B+START
To enable debug mode, collect every ring on both acts to get the Perfect Bonus
Once debug mode is unlocked, press C+Start at title screen to enter Hilltop Zone
Follow The Development of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 HD HERE
Check Out a Gameplay Video HERE
Download the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 HD Alpha HERE (Windows Only)