Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive)

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  • NTSC-U/PAL
  • NTSC-J
  • Xbox 360

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Mega-Tech, Mega Play, PlayStation 3, Virtual Console, Nintendo Switch Online, Xbox 360, Steam, RealOne Arcade, iOS
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: SMPS Z80 (modified) (SMPS 68000/Sonic the Hedgehog port)
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,8006,800 G-4088
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.9954.99[3][4] 1051
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1051
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 99.9599.95[6] 1051
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[5] 1051
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
GR
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FSON01SMC
Sega Mega Drive
AU
(Gold)
FSON01SMC
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
044130
Sega Mega Drive
BR
(Red)
044130
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩6,8006,800 GM8073JG
Sega Mega Drive
AS
1051-40
Sega Mega Drive
ZA
Arcade (Mega Play)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?























Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[8]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[9]
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[10]
PEGI: 3+
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[12]
OFLC: G
Nintendo Switch Online
JP
Nintendo Switch Online
US
Nintendo Switch Online
EU
Nintendo Switch Online
UK
Nintendo Switch Online
AU
Xbox 360
JP
400MSP400[24]
CERO: A
Xbox 360
JP
(Otameshiban)
FREEfree
CERO: A
Xbox 360
US
400MSP400[18]
ESRB: Everyone
Xbox 360
US
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
ESRB: Everyone
Xbox 360
EU
400MSP400[21]
PEGI: 7+
Xbox 360
EU
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
PEGI: 7+
Xbox 360
DE
400MSP400[22]
USK: 6
Xbox 360
DE
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
USK: 6
Xbox 360
UK
400MSP400[20]
PEGI: 7+
Xbox 360
UK
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
PEGI: 7+
Xbox 360
AU
400MSP400[23]
OFLC: G
Xbox 360
AU
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
OFLC: G
Xbox 360
KR
GRB: All
iOS
JP
¥667 (700)700i[28]
iOS
US
$5.995.99[27]
4+
iOS
EU
4+
iOS
UK
4+
RealOne Arcade
US
Steam
US
$4.994.99[31] 71163
ESRB: Everyone
Steam
EU
€4.494.49[31] 71163
PEGI: 3+
Steam
DE
€4.494.49[31] 71163
USK: 6
Steam
UK
£3.993.99[31] 71163
PEGI: 3+
Steam
AU
$6.996.99[31] 71163
OFLC: G
Steam Linux
US
$4.994.99[33] 71163
ESRB: Everyone
Steam Linux
EU
€4.494.49[33] 71163
PEGI: 3+
Steam Linux
DE
€4.494.49[33] 71163
USK: 6
Steam Linux
UK
£3.993.99[33] 71163
PEGI: 3+
Steam Linux
AU
$5.995.99[33] 71163
OFLC: G
Steam OS X
US
$4.994.99[33] 71163
ESRB: Everyone
Steam OS X
EU
€4.494.49[33] 71163
PEGI: 3+
Steam OS X
DE
€4.494.49[33] 71163
USK: 6
Steam OS X
UK
£3.993.99[33] 71163
PEGI: 3+
Steam OS X
AU
$5.995.99[33] 71163
OFLC: G
Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥571 (600)571 (600)[39] NPJB-00127
CERO: A
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$3.993.99[34] NPUB-30443
ESRB: Everyone
Sony PlayStation 3
EU
€4.494.49[35] NPEB-00477
PEGI: 3+
Sony PlayStation 3
DE
€4.494.49[36] NPEB-00477
USK: 0
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£3.693.69[37] NPEB-00477
PEGI: 3+
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$6.756.75[38] NPEB-00477
OFLC: G
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
NPHB-00378
GRB: All
Sony PlayStation 3
TW
NT$146146[41] NPHB-00378
GSRR: 6+
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Production credits

Main article: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive)/Production credits.

Magazine articles

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(RU)
80
[42]
(DE)
90
[43]
(UK) PAL
100
[44]
(JP) NTSC-J
90
[45]
(FR)
92
[46]
(RU)
80
[47]
(UK)
94
[48]
(US) NTSC-U
91
[49]
(US) NTSC-U
88
[50]
(RU)
80
[51]
(RU)
80
[52]
(US)
99
[53]
(UK)
93
[54]
(IT)
89
[55]
(US) NTSC-U
98
[56]
(DE)
87
[57]
(UK)
65
[58]
(US) NTSC-U
91
[59]
(DK) PAL
82
[60]
(ES)
96
[61]
(FR)
95
[62]
(FR) PAL
96
[63]
(UK)
93
[64]
(UK)
94
[65]
(UK)
94
[66]
(UK)
89
[67]
(DE)
80
[68]
(FR)
95
[69]
(DE) PAL
88
[70]
(UK)
93
[71]
(ES)
82
[72]
(UK) PAL
96
[5]
(AU)
96
[73]
(ES)
97
[74]
(FR)
97
[75]
(DE)
91
[76]
(UK) PAL
89
[77]
(UK) PAL
94
[78]
(UK)
94
[79]
(DE)
92
[80]
(UK) PAL
92
[81]
(UK)
95
[82]
(SE)
100
[83]
(UK)
97
[84]
(RU)
88
[85]
(JP) NTSC-J
86
[86]
(UK) PAL
91
[87]
(RU)
91
[88]
(GR) PAL
97
[89]
(US) NTSC-U
90
[4]
(DE)
83
[90]
Sega Mega Drive
91
Based on
51 reviews

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive)

Main article: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 24ab4c3a
MD5 8e2c29a1e65111fe2078359e685e7943
SHA-1 14dd06fc3aa19a59a818ea1f6de150c9061b14d4
1MB 1992-09-26 Cartridge[91] v00
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 7b905383
MD5 9feeb724052c39982d432a7851c98d3e
SHA-1 8bca5dcef1af3e00098666fd892dc1c2a76333f9
1MB 1992-09-29 Cartridge v01
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 39faaa70
MD5 a460bf633579a80eebbc09d6809e1b09
SHA-1 5b51b4d98cb4a7a38157dc4ab9462164dd224bfd
1MB 1991-04 Cartridge[92] Nick Arcade prototype Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 eea21b5c
MD5 51c1eee9dd79db9ef0d8b0aa36957b16
SHA-1 2f3228088b000260c2e00961efb0ed76629c84e9
1MB 1991-04 Cartridge Simon Wai prototype Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 370b3ce5
MD5 4f779c3e0ee0bd0686aab8f9e16a4002
SHA-1 c337d2f11a0630d61fc3c4f95d6e7970bb1f7910
1MB 1992-08-21 EPROMs[93] Alpha Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 0be8afa7
MD5 ef4148440b61bf101286f9e410da2740
SHA-1 24d6451a1ac72837cc2d88b93138677b5d043ae6
1MB 1992-09-14 EPROMs[94] Pre-beta Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 5667eced
MD5 f90f777f544720d9c76986212ae70ea1
SHA-1 9bebfb78049e7556fbef30f4a43d204fbf4c64f0
1MB 1991-04 Cartridge CENSOR prototype Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 8fda5cc5
MD5 87dfce45e665fa34104067cae1a74d5e
SHA-1 66ec1392f13a6e8ed8d0837492ca32daad769900
1MB 1992-09-18 CD-R disc[95] Beta 4 Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 066b9a89
MD5 df7d6c4fa1899d45405654b1250b4330
SHA-1 b60f424e77be28ffa6937de3a08256ca55e6fe40
1MB 1992-09-21 CD-R disc[96] Beta 5 Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 cebc64e0
MD5 7640c831369b8c8f52880b3fe5506bbf
SHA-1 21dfc1142809622d5548e83f2c3544c34e0b2320
1MB 1992-09-22 CD-R disc[97] Beta 6 (first build) Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 cb036e6c
MD5 0ad4b54b426eb0b0d0360d0453233a0a
SHA-1 c9fdce433de4661e5f6f276a9b8c1b2b139b6709
1MB 1992-09-22 CD-R disc[98] Beta 6 (second build) Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 dc7be12c
MD5 d39416089539e379f4c8ee7900f636b8
SHA-1 14c6ec07bcc1450d7ed3afcc9994c7d994a9b52d
1MB 1992-09-24 CD-R disc[99] Beta 7 Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 6089fadd
MD5 0cc77d8f87bc9e6dc990bbe126b4701e
SHA-1 5f2dce167d03566d356dbdbcdd38b1b1dfb56b09
1MB 1992-09-24 CD-R disc[100] Beta 8 Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f23ad4b3
MD5 da75878c193293c2e0801a61ea4ce8c0
SHA-1 2af1003247aec262089c8df22d05e80d04a1b5e4
1MB 1992-09 Sonic Compilation Hack; extracted from Sonic Compilation. Assumed to be v02.

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