..this was the best selling Mega Drive game. There's a reason why the Mega Drive is still popular. I mean, for all the high tech, super-powered abilities of the PS3 and the Wii-U the Mega Drive had such a simple charm. The games had great graphics AND awesome playability.
I remember Xmas in 1992 when I was 12, walking around a snowy Edinburgh and seeing this game displayed proudly in all the toy/game shops. I really wanted it, I thought that it was the coolest thing. Then on Xmas morning I Santa did indeed deliver a Mega Drive. Many, many games came and went but Sonic 2 had classic tenure.
The awesome music, the graphics, the bright, summery levels, and Sonic's way-past-cool pal Tails made this game truly great. There was some controversy at the time that the 3D graphics on the special stages caused epileptic fits but I never got any more than a headache.
Games like this are what made the Mega Drive indispensable. If you still have one...hold onto it. Sonic 2 is now available on the PSN with 12 trophies. If your Mega Drive is gone I recommend that you download it. Sonic 2 is a classic for the ages that will be remembered long after the last memory of FPS trash has faded away.
Lasting Appeal A+