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Released towards the end of 1993 for the UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem and UsefulNotes/GameGear, ''Sonic Chaos''--or ''Sonic & Tails'' as it's called in Japan[[labelnote:*]]Not to be confused with ''Sonic the Hedgehog & Tails'', one of the game modes in the 2013 remake of ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic the Hedgehog]]''[[/labelnote]]--makes quite a few improvements upon its predecessor, the 8-bit version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''.

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Released towards the end of 1993 for the UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem (in Europe and Brazil only) and UsefulNotes/GameGear, ''Sonic Chaos''--or ''Sonic & Tails'' as it's called in Japan[[labelnote:*]]Not to be confused with ''Sonic the Hedgehog & Tails'', one of the game modes in the 2013 remake of ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic ''VideoGame/{{Sonic the Hedgehog]]''[[/labelnote]]--makes Hedgehog|1}}''[[/labelnote]]--makes quite a few improvements upon its predecessor, the 8-bit version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''.


** The FinalBoss theme is actually a remix of the ''one'' boss theme from the Game Gear version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''!

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** The FinalBoss theme is actually a combined remix of the first part of Turquoise Hill's theme and the ''one'' boss theme from the Game Gear version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''!


** The FinalBoss theme is actually a remix of the ''normal'' boss theme from the Game Gear version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''!

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** The FinalBoss theme is actually a remix of the ''normal'' ''one'' boss theme from the Game Gear version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''!


* TheGoomba: Moto Bug-style Badniks return in this game, but now have Springs mounted on their backs, meaning you can only hurt them by rolling into them. They are called "Bane (Spring) Motora" to make this clear in the Japanese manual, but the English versions kind of botch the connection by calling them Spring Snails and Boing-o-Bots. A giant variation of them appears as the first boss of the game in a vein similar to [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Egg Mobile-D]]. Variants of Buzz Bomber also recur in this game, but only have their stingers so they're more Buzzes and less Bombers.

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* TheGoomba: Moto Bug-style Badniks return in this game, but now have Springs mounted on their backs, meaning you can only hurt them by rolling into them. They are called "Bane (Spring) Motora" to make this clear in the Japanese manual, but the English versions kind of botch the connection by calling them Spring Snails and Boing-o-Bots. A giant variation of them (called the "Ladybug Boss" in the Game Gear manual) appears as the first boss of the game in a vein similar to [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Egg Mobile-D]]. Variants of Buzz Bomber also recur in this game, but only have their stingers so they're more Buzzes and less Bombers.


* FlunkyBoss: The boss of Aqua Lake first sends 6 hopping bird mechs at you. The player must destroy all of them to make the boss appear. It also uses bird mechs as missiles in its last-ditch attempt to defeat Sonic/Tails.

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* FlunkyBoss: The boss of Aqua Lake Planet Zone first sends 6 hopping bird mechs at you. The player must destroy all of them to make the boss appear. It also uses bird mechs as missiles in its last-ditch attempt to defeat Sonic/Tails.


* BossOnlyLevel: Again, Act 3 of each Zone has a small platforming pre-boss area, some sort of straightaway, and then the Master Robot. This time, there are rings and sometimes extra lives and invincibility boxes to the act to make the fights easier. The rings are off the beaten path in the last three Act 3's, however.

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* BossOnlyLevel: Again, Act 3 of each Zone has a small platforming pre-boss area, some sort of straightaway, and then the Master Robot. This time, there are rings and sometimes extra lives and invincibility boxes to the act to make the fights easier. The rings are off the beaten path in the last three Act 3's, 3s, however.


* BossOnlyLevel: Again, Act 3 of each Zone has a small platforming pre-boss area, some sort of straightaway, and then the Master Robot. The difficulty of the Game Gear version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', however, convinced Sega/Aspect to add rings and sometimes extra lives and invincibility boxes to the act to make the fights easier. The rings are off the beaten path in the last three Act 3's, however.

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* BossOnlyLevel: Again, Act 3 of each Zone has a small platforming pre-boss area, some sort of straightaway, and then the Master Robot. The difficulty of the Game Gear version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', however, convinced Sega/Aspect to add This time, there are rings and sometimes extra lives and invincibility boxes to the act to make the fights easier. The rings are off the beaten path in the last three Act 3's, however.


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* LevelGoal: There's a signpost at the end of each normal act as usual, but interestingly enough the game is instead designed around exploring each level until you get 100 rings to enter a Special Stage. Doing this also counts as clearing the level and sends you on the track to the good [[NoEnding "ending"]].


** The Master Robot in Aqua Planet Zone Act 3 first sends six Mecha Hiyoko Badniks at Sonic/Tails (these are the same enemies from the other two acts, but they each require two hits). Once they are destroyed, the boss will drop down and start jumping and firing bullets, and Sonic/Tails must bounce off the top to damage it. Once it blows up, it pulls a last-ditch attack by sending bird missiles at Sonic/Tails. Once it reappears, it takes one more hit to destroy it and finish the level.

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** The Master Robot in Aqua Planet Zone Act 3 first sends six Mecha Hiyoko Badniks chick badniks at Sonic/Tails (these are the same enemies from the other two acts, but they each require two hits). Once they are destroyed, the boss will drop down and start jumping and firing bullets, and Sonic/Tails must bounce off the top to damage it. Once it blows up, it pulls a last-ditch attack by sending bird missiles at Sonic/Tails. Once it reappears, it takes one more hit to destroy it and finish the level.


* SequelDifficultyDrop: Unlike the two previous Master System entries, you no longer have to go into boss fights with zero rings. Playing as Tails also makes the game significantly easier.

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* SequelDifficultyDrop: Unlike the two previous Master System 8-bit entries, you no longer have to go into boss fights with zero rings. Playing as Tails also makes the game significantly easier.


* BossCorridor: Past Turquoise Hill, every boss has a corridor separating it from the platforming part of Act 3.
* BossOnlyLevel: Again, Act 3 of each Zone has a small platforming pre-boss area, some sort of straightaway, and then the boss. The difficulty of the Game Gear version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', however, convinced Sega/Aspect to add rings and sometimes extra lives and invincibility boxes to the act to make the fights easier. The rings are off the beaten path in the last three Act 3's, however.

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* BossCorridor: Past Turquoise Hill, every boss Master Robot has a corridor separating it from the platforming part of Act 3.
* BossOnlyLevel: Again, Act 3 of each Zone has a small platforming pre-boss area, some sort of straightaway, and then the boss.Master Robot. The difficulty of the Game Gear version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', however, convinced Sega/Aspect to add rings and sometimes extra lives and invincibility boxes to the act to make the fights easier. The rings are off the beaten path in the last three Act 3's, however.



* DubNameChange: While the Master System manual leaves them unnamed (leaving the job to a series of ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' Q Zones), the Game Gear manual names most of the enemies and bosses, and they all differ between the English and Japanese versions. Additionally, the main antagonist is once again known as Dr. Robotnik in western versions and Dr. Eggman in Japanese versions, although the original Master System still lists his name as Robotnik in the cast roll ([[JustifiedTrope justified]] since it didn't even reach Japan until the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole release in 2009).

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* DubNameChange: While the Master System manual leaves them unnamed (leaving the job to a series of ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' Q Zones), the Game Gear manual names most of the enemies Badniks and bosses, Master Robots, and they all differ between the English and Japanese versions. Additionally, the main antagonist is once again known as Dr. Robotnik in western versions and Dr. Eggman in Japanese versions, although the original Master System still lists his name as Robotnik in the cast roll ([[JustifiedTrope justified]] since it didn't even reach Japan until the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole release in 2009).



* FinalBoss: Unlike the previous two Game Gear games, you only face Robotnik's largest minions as the bosses of the Zones prior to Electric Egg Zone. Robotnik himself, however, still fills the FinalBoss role and is still fought in his own Egg Walker mech at the end of the last Zone.

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* FinalBoss: Unlike Like the previous two Game Gear games, 8-bit version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', you only face Robotnik's largest Master Robot minions as the bosses of the Zones prior to Electric Egg Zone. Robotnik himself, however, himself still fills the FinalBoss role and is still fought in his own Egg Walker walker mech at the end of the last Zone.



* GoForTheEye: When confronting the tree hugger boss in Mecha Green Hill, one must land on his exposed eyes on the top of the machine to damage it.
* TheGoomba: Moto Bug-style badniks return in this game, but now have Springs mounted on their backs, meaning you can only hurt them by rolling into them. They are called "Bane (Spring) Motora" to make this clear in the Japanese manual, but the English versions kind of botch the connection by calling them Spring Snails and Boing-o-Bots. A giant variation of them appears as the first boss of the game in a vein similar to [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Egg Mobile-D]]. Variants of Buzz Bomber also recur in this game, but only have their stingers so they're more Buzzes and less Bombers.
* GreenHillZone: Turquoise Hill Zone and Mecha Green Hill Zone

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* GoForTheEye: When confronting the tree hugger boss Master Robot in Mecha Green Hill, one must land on his exposed eyes on the top of the machine to damage it.
* TheGoomba: Moto Bug-style badniks Badniks return in this game, but now have Springs mounted on their backs, meaning you can only hurt them by rolling into them. They are called "Bane (Spring) Motora" to make this clear in the Japanese manual, but the English versions kind of botch the connection by calling them Spring Snails and Boing-o-Bots. A giant variation of them appears as the first boss of the game in a vein similar to [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Egg Mobile-D]]. Variants of Buzz Bomber also recur in this game, but only have their stingers so they're more Buzzes and less Bombers.
* GreenHillZone: Turquoise Hill Zone and Mecha Green Hill ZoneZone.



* PalmtreePanic: Turquoise Hill Zone

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* PalmtreePanic: Turquoise Hill ZoneZone.



* SequentialBoss: The last two bosses of the game fit this:
** The boss in Aqua Planet Zone Act 3 first sends 6 bird Badniks at Sonic/Tails (these are the same enemies from the other two acts, but they each require two hits). Once they are destroyed, the boss will drop down and start jumping and firing bullets, and Sonic/Tails must bounce off the top to damage it. Once it blows up, it pulls a last-ditch attack by sending bird missiles at Sonic/Tails. Once it reappears, it takes one more hit to destroy it and finish the level.

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* SequentialBoss: The last two bosses of the game fit this:
** The boss Master Robot in Aqua Planet Zone Act 3 first sends 6 bird six Mecha Hiyoko Badniks at Sonic/Tails (these are the same enemies from the other two acts, but they each require two hits). Once they are destroyed, the boss will drop down and start jumping and firing bullets, and Sonic/Tails must bounce off the top to damage it. Once it blows up, it pulls a last-ditch attack by sending bird missiles at Sonic/Tails. Once it reappears, it takes one more hit to destroy it and finish the level.


* DubNameChange: While the Master System manual leaves them unnamed (leaving the job to a series of ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' Q Zones), the Game Gear manual names most of the enemies and bosses, and they all differ between the English and Japanese versions. Additionally, the main antagonist is once again known as Dr. Robotnik in western versions and Dr. Eggman in Japanese versions; however, the original Master System still lists his name as Robotnik in the cast roll ([[JustifiedTrope justified]] since it didn't even reach Japan until the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole release in 2009).

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* DubNameChange: While the Master System manual leaves them unnamed (leaving the job to a series of ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' Q Zones), the Game Gear manual names most of the enemies and bosses, and they all differ between the English and Japanese versions. Additionally, the main antagonist is once again known as Dr. Robotnik in western versions and Dr. Eggman in Japanese versions; however, versions, although the original Master System still lists his name as Robotnik in the cast roll ([[JustifiedTrope justified]] since it didn't even reach Japan until the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole release in 2009).


* ChickenWalker: An Egg Mobile on skinny legs is the machine Robotnik is operating when Sonic/Tails meets him at the end of the game. It can jump, crouch, and fire two kinds of shots (including a ricochet shot).

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* ChickenWalker: An Egg Mobile A "Laser Walker" on skinny legs is the machine Robotnik is operating when Sonic/Tails meets him at the end of the game.game (it's even called a "Killer Turkey" unit in the Japanese manual). It can jump, crouch, and fire two kinds of shots (including a ricochet shot).



* DubNameChange: While the Master System manual leaves them unnamed (leaving the job to a series of ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' Q Zones), the Game Gear manual names most of the enemies and bosses, and they all differ between the English and Japanese versions. Additionally, the main antagonist is once again known as Dr. Robotnik in western versions and Dr. Eggman in Japanese versions; however, the original Master System still lists his name as Robotnik in the cast roll ([[JustifiedTrope justified]] since it didn't even reach Japan until the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole release in 2009).



* InCaseOfBossFightBreakGlass: The Robotnik springing robot in Sleeping Egg and Robotnik himself in Electric Egg require the player to jump on their cockpits to destroy them.

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* InCaseOfBossFightBreakGlass: The pogo-powered Robotnik springing robot Master Robot in Sleeping Egg and Robotnik himself in Electric Egg require the player to jump on their cockpits to destroy them.



** The final fight with Robotnik at the end of Electric Egg Zone Act 3 has two phases. The first pits you against the "Laser Walker" with Robotnik in it, and unlike most other boss vehicles up to this point, Sonic/Tails has to specifically hit Robotnik and his cockpit directly to damage the machine. After it blows up, Robotnik retreats a few paces and converts what's left of his mobile into a speed ship and tries to ram the player for a OneHitKill. This is sudden death for him too; all it takes is one additional hit on him to down the craft and send Robotnik scurrying for the escape jet for his VillainExitStageLeft to end the game.

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** The final fight with Robotnik at the end of Electric Egg Zone Act 3 has two phases. The first pits you against the "Laser Walker" walker with Robotnik in it, and unlike most other boss vehicles up to this point, Sonic/Tails has to specifically hit Robotnik and his cockpit directly to damage the machine. After it blows up, Robotnik retreats a few paces and converts what's left of his mobile into a speed ship and tries to ram the player for a OneHitKill. This is sudden death for him too; all it takes is one additional hit on him to down the craft and send Robotnik scurrying for the escape jet for his VillainExitStageLeft to end the game.


* BossOnlyLevel: Again, Act 3 of each Zone has a small platforming pre-boss area, some sort of straightaway, and then the boss. The difficulty of ''Sonic 2 Game Gear'', however, convinced Sega/Aspect to add rings and sometimes extra lives and invincibility boxes to the act to make the fights easier. The rings are off the beaten path in the last three Act 3's, however.

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* BossOnlyLevel: Again, Act 3 of each Zone has a small platforming pre-boss area, some sort of straightaway, and then the boss. The difficulty of ''Sonic 2 the Game Gear'', Gear version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', however, convinced Sega/Aspect to add rings and sometimes extra lives and invincibility boxes to the act to make the fights easier. The rings are off the beaten path in the last three Act 3's, however.

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