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Sonic 2: Special Edition

by docfuture

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Original Thread: [VLP] Sonic 2: Special Edition for Sega CD 32X


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In honor of Sonic's Birthday and the announcement of his bizzare new game, I'd like to share a weird classic remake that never made it to market: The Sega CD 32X version of Sonic 2 called Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Special Edition. This was one of only six games created specially for the horrible system that required the unholy combination of a Genesis, 32x, and a Sega CD adapter. At first, it seems pretty similar to regular Sonic 2, but there are several design changes that were made to take advantage of the new horsepower. Also be aware that the game is in an unfinished state. I'll be playing one zone at a time. There's not really too much need to go into nooks and crannies as Trin has Sonic 2 pretty much covered in his thread. Also pardon the mumbly delivery I'm southern and I'm sick right now with a summer cold. It'll get better later on. Here's the first part, an intro and the Emerald Hill Zone:

6/24: Added Unreleased Commercial

6/26: Added Chemical Plant

6/28: Added Promotional Video Clip

6/30: Added Aquatic Ruins

7/2: Added Nick Arcade Prototype

7/7: Added Casino Night

7/13: Added Full Casino Night Cutscene

7/18: Added The Hilltop Zone

7/21: Added Sega Visions Promo 2

7/27: Added Mystic Cave Zone

8/1: Added Sonic 1 Special Edition Code

8/11: Added Oil Ocean

8/17: Added MTV Rock the Rock Special

8/22: Added the Metropolis Zone

9/5: Added Sky Chase, Wing Fortress, Death Egg, Ending

9/13: Added "Let's Play Sonic 2"

Bonus Content

Instruction Manual
Mystic Caves (audio)
Metropolis Zone Forwards (video)
The finale trailer (video)
make your own video (video)

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