YMMV / Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Special Edition

  • Annoying Video Game Helper: Hint Mode. The tips are useless, frequently distorted, and, according to docfuture, written in Chinese.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment, The LP.
  • Crowning Music of Funny: The a capella mix of the Mystic Cave Zone theme mentioned below.
    • In the Oil Ocean episode, the zone starts out with a parody of the old MGM cartoon opening titles (for a cartoon called Oil Ocean Follies). And then you see the hilarious pictures of Sonic and Tails that ensue.
    • The story of "Failure Cresh", a baby with a Ring monitor for a head, interrupting the gameplay.
  • Ear Worm: The a cappella rendition of the original ending theme, complete with Word Salad Lyrics. Then again, it's by Demontomatodave, so it's a given.
    • The a capella version of the Mystic Cave Zone theme.
  • Game Breaker: Knuckles is broken beyond belief, able to clear entire stages by just leaping into orbit and summoning the bazooka-toting police officer from Streets of Rage to One-Hit Kill bosses. Fortunately, there's a cheat code to Nerf him and make the game more fair.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The aforementioned Gamebreaker in the wake of Sonic Boom, where a glitch allowed Knuckles to Double Jump indefinitely and Sequence Break the game five ways past Sunday. No bazooka, though, but you can't have everything.
    • It gets better when the cartoon also shows Knuckles jumping into space.
  • Ho Yay: Sonic & Tails.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Failure Cresh made a big impression on the players, considering that he only shows up for five minutes in No Blood For Oil Zone (and a brief mention in the epilogue).