Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (ソニックザヘッジホッグ2, Sonikku za Hejjihoggu Tsū?) is a platform video game developed by Sonic Team and Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega. Originally released for the Sega Genesis in 1992, it was re-released for the Wii's Virtual Console on June 11, 2007 in North America, June 19, 2007 in Japan and on July 6, 2007 in Europe. The game was re-released on Xbox Live Arcade on September 12, 2007 and on iOS on April 20, 2010. The game introduces Sonic's friend, a fox named Miles "Tails" Prower, as a new playable character.

The story focuses on Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails, who must stop the series antagonist Doctor Ivo Robotnik from stealing the Chaos Emeralds to power the Death Egg. Sonic and Tails must defeat Robotnik's army and free their friends.

The game has sold over 6 million copies, making it the second best selling game on the Sega Genesis, behind only its predecessor (both of which were packaged with the Genesis at different points in its lifespan). The game was compatible with Sonic & Knuckles, which possessed a "lock-on" feature which allowed the player to play as Knuckles the Echidna.

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