History VideoGame / SonicTheHedgehog2

16th Feb '18 9:10:46 AM PF
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** The game has a lot of spots where badniks will get a cheap hit in unless you're know whats coming. Mystic Cave and Metropolis Zone in particularly are notorious for this, the former for its numerous traps and the infamous unescapable Spike Pit, and the latter for its Shellcracker and Slicer enemies.

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** The game has a lot of spots where badniks will get a cheap hit in unless you're know whats what's coming. In particular, Mystic Cave Zone and Metropolis Zone in particularly are notorious for this, the former for its numerous traps and the infamous unescapable Spike Pit, and the latter for its Shellcracker and Slicer enemies.
14th Feb '18 1:48:30 PM Prinzenick
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** The game has a lot of spots where badniks will get a cheap hit in unless you're know whats coming. Mystic Cave Act 2 and Metropolis Zone in particularly are notorious for this, the former for its infamous Spike Pit, and the latter for its Shellcracker enemies.

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** The game has a lot of spots where badniks will get a cheap hit in unless you're know whats coming. Mystic Cave Act 2 and Metropolis Zone in particularly are notorious for this, the former for its numerous traps and the infamous unescapable Spike Pit, and the latter for its Shellcracker and Slicer enemies.
14th Feb '18 1:45:56 PM Prinzenick
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* FakeDifficulty: Like the last game, you lose all your rings whenever you start a new level. This makes the final level a nightmare for many players since it has no rings.

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Like the last game, you lose all your rings whenever you start a new level. level, same when you leave a Special Stage. This makes the final level a nightmare for many players since it has no rings.rings.
** The game has a lot of spots where badniks will get a cheap hit in unless you're know whats coming. Mystic Cave Act 2 and Metropolis Zone in particularly are notorious for this, the former for its infamous Spike Pit, and the latter for its Shellcracker enemies.
16th Jan '18 3:39:38 AM Vilui
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The sequel of the original ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic the Hedgehog]]'', and proof that Creator/{{Sega}}'s [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog little blue mascot]] wouldn't be going away anytime soon.

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The sequel of the original ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic the Hedgehog]]'', and proof that Creator/{{Sega}}'s [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog little blue mascot]] wouldn't be going away anytime any time soon.



* Infinite1Ups: Rings and 1-up monitors respawn after doing a Special Stage, allowing lives to be rapidly racked up in the more backtracking-friendly levels if you know your way around. Emerald Hill Act 2 is especially generous: two 1-up monitors, enough rings for another two lives, and ''five'' star posts.



* EasterEgg: There is a 1-up hidden at the left side of Sky High Zone Act 1, in front of some trees. When Sonic pushes on the monitor from the left side as if trying to move it, groups of yellow ducklings will continue to spawn at intervals and head to the right. If the monitor is destroyed, they no longer appear since there's nothing to push against anymore.

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* EasterEgg: There is a 1-up hidden at the left side of Sky High Zone Act 1, in front of some trees. When Sonic pushes on the monitor from the left side as if trying to move it, groups of yellow ducklings will continue to spawn at intervals and head to the right. If the monitor is destroyed, they no longer appear since there's nothing to push against anymore.any more.
8th Jan '18 9:39:35 AM PF
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* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: Genocide City was one of the working titles another Zone, along with Cyber City. The Japanese developers initially chose the name because they thought it sounded cool and daring. The layout ended up being reused as the third Act of Metropolis Zone, and the leftover designs were used as the aesthetic of "The Machine" in ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogSpinball Sonic Spinball]]''.

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* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: The scrapped Genocide City was one of the working titles another Zone, along with Cyber City.Zone. The Japanese developers initially chose the name because they thought it sounded cool and daring. The layout ended up being reused as the third Act of used for Metropolis Zone, Zone Act 3, and the leftover designs were used as the aesthetic of "The Machine" in ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogSpinball Sonic Spinball]]''.
7th Jan '18 8:39:19 PM StardustSoldier
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* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: Genocide City was one of the working titles another Zone, along with Cyber City. The Japanese developers initially chose the name because they thought it sounded cool and daring. The layout ended up being used as the third Act of Metropolis Zone, and the leftover designs were used as the aesthetic of "The Machine" in ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogSpinball Sonic Spinball]]''.

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* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: Genocide City was one of the working titles another Zone, along with Cyber City. The Japanese developers initially chose the name because they thought it sounded cool and daring. The layout ended up being used reused as the third Act of Metropolis Zone, and the leftover designs were used as the aesthetic of "The Machine" in ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogSpinball Sonic Spinball]]''.
28th Dec '17 7:27:01 AM PF
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* TheArtifact: The otherwise entirely abandoned time travel aspect of the game is visible with Hill Top Zone's dinosaur enemy Rexon (a Plesiosaur), who would have formed a counterpart to Hidden Palace Zone's Redz (T-Rex) and Stego (Triceratops) enemies. The reason it remains is that Hill Top Zone had already been completed prior to this aspect getting dropped and the enemy forms a platform when defeated thus is necessary for the stage. As originally planned, Hill Top was the past version of Emerald Hill (and shares its tileset), with the unmade Dust Hill as the final. Other vestiges of time travel remain if you know the plans for the game before they were give a shorter production deadline - such as Aquatic Ruin Zone,[[note]]Planned as the middle stage of the sunken Atlantis.[[/note]] Oil Ocean,[[note]]The contrast to its past version as a serene ocean.[[/note]] and Metropolis Zone.[[note]]Which shares the palette, music, conveyor belts, and tubes of its cancelled past version, Wood Zone.[[/note]]

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* TheArtifact: The otherwise entirely abandoned time travel aspect of the game is visible with Hill Top Zone's dinosaur enemy Rexon (a Plesiosaur), who would have formed a counterpart to Hidden Palace Zone's Redz (T-Rex) and Stego (Triceratops) enemies. The reason it remains is that Hill Top Zone had already been completed prior to this aspect getting dropped and the enemy forms a platform when defeated thus is necessary for the stage. As originally planned, Hill Top Zone was the past version of Emerald Hill (and shares its tileset), Zone, with the unmade Dust Hill Zone as the final. Other vestiges of time travel remain if you know the plans for the game before they were give a shorter production deadline - such as Aquatic Ruin Zone,[[note]]Planned as the middle stage of the sunken Atlantis.[[/note]] Oil Ocean,[[note]]The Ocean Zone,[[note]]The contrast to its past version as a serene ocean.[[/note]] and Metropolis Zone.[[note]]Which shares the palette, music, conveyor belts, and tubes of its cancelled past version, Wood Zone.[[/note]]
28th Dec '17 7:25:15 AM PF
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* TheArtifact: The otherwise entirely abandoned time travel aspect of the game is visible with Hill Top Zone's dinosaur enemy Rexon (A Plesiosaur), who would have formed a counterpart to Hidden Palace Zone's Redz (T-Rex) and Stego (Triceratops) enemies. The reason it remains is that Hill Top Zone had already been completed prior to this aspect getting dropped and the enemy forms a platform when defeated thus is necessary for the stage. As originally planned,Hill Top was the past version of Emerald Hill (and shares its tileset), with the unmade Dust Hill as the final.
** Other vestiges of time travel remain if you know the plans for the game before they were give a shorter production deadline - such as Aquatic Ruin Zone (planned as the middle stage of the sunken Atlantis), Oil Ocean (the contrast to its past version as a serene ocean) and Metropolis Zone (which shares the palette, music, conveyor belts and tubes of its cancelled past version, Wood Zone).

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* TheArtifact: The otherwise entirely abandoned time travel aspect of the game is visible with Hill Top Zone's dinosaur enemy Rexon (A (a Plesiosaur), who would have formed a counterpart to Hidden Palace Zone's Redz (T-Rex) and Stego (Triceratops) enemies. The reason it remains is that Hill Top Zone had already been completed prior to this aspect getting dropped and the enemy forms a platform when defeated thus is necessary for the stage. As originally planned,Hill planned, Hill Top was the past version of Emerald Hill (and shares its tileset), with the unmade Dust Hill as the final.
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final. Other vestiges of time travel remain if you know the plans for the game before they were give a shorter production deadline - such as Aquatic Ruin Zone (planned Zone,[[note]]Planned as the middle stage of the sunken Atlantis), Atlantis.[[/note]] Oil Ocean (the Ocean,[[note]]The contrast to its past version as a serene ocean) ocean.[[/note]] and Metropolis Zone (which Zone.[[note]]Which shares the palette, music, conveyor belts belts, and tubes of its cancelled past version, Wood Zone). Zone.[[/note]]
27th Dec '17 3:51:02 PM onionmaster
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* TheArtifact: The otherwise entirely abandoned time travel aspect of the game is visible with Hill Top Zone's dinosaur enemy Rexon (A Plesiosaur), who would have formed a counterpart to Hidden Palace Zone's Redz (T-Rex) and Stego (Triceratops) enemies. The reason it remains is that Hill Top Zone had already been completed prior to this aspect getting dropped and the enemy forms a platform when defeated thus is necessary for the stage. As originally planned,Hill Top was the past version of Emerald Hill (and shares its tileset), with the unmade Dust Hill as the final.
** Other vestiges of time travel remain if you know the plans for the game before they were give a shorter production deadline - such as Aquatic Ruin Zone (planned as the middle stage of the sunken Atlantis), Oil Ocean (the contrast to its past version as a serene ocean) and Metropolis Zone (which shares the palette, music, conveyor belts and tubes of its cancelled past version, Wood Zone).
7th Dec '17 10:26:09 AM PF
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Several levels follow the same themes as those in the first game.
** The Emerald Hill Zone for the Green Hill Zone.
** The Casino Night Zone is a development on the Spring Yard Zone "pinball machine" theme, to the extent that it's one of the most influential levels on future ''Sonic'' games while all vestiges of Spring Yard were dropped.
** The Metropolis Zone for the Scrap Brain Zone. Both are an EternalEngine, green in color, etc. To the point where people playing ''Sonic the Hedgehog 2'' for the first time in 1992 were subject to YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle when they found out it wasn't in fact the final Zone.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Several levels follow the same themes as those in the first game.
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** The Emerald Hill Zone is this for the Green Hill Zone.
** The Casino Night Zone is a development on the Spring Yard Zone "pinball machine" theme, to the extent that it's one of the most influential levels on future ''Sonic'' games while all vestiges of Spring Yard were dropped.
** The Metropolis Zone for the Scrap Brain Zone. Both are an EternalEngine, green in color, etc. To the point where people playing ''Sonic the Hedgehog 2'' for the first time in 1992 were subject to YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle when they found out it wasn't in fact the final
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** Casino Night Zone is a development on Spring Yard Zone's "pinball machine" theme, to the extent that it ended up being one of the most influential levels, while all vestiges of Spring Yard were dropped.
** Metropolis Zone is for Scrap Brain Zone. Both are an EternalEngine, green in color, etc. This was so noticeable that some fans who first played ''Sonic 2'' for the first time were subject to YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle when they found out it wasn't in fact the final Zone.
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