Just a quick heads-up to let you know that the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Free) remastered update, which we gave you some first impressions of yesterday, is now available as a free update to the original game in the App Store. Additionally, if you’re amongst the Android ranks, the game is now available on Google Play for the first time ever. In addition to improved visuals, widescreen and Universal iPad support, and a 60fps frame rate, this remastered Sonic 2 also includes brand new additions like a Boss Attack Mode, an online 2-player mode, Knuckles as a playable character right from the start, and the first ever official inclusion of the long-lost Hidden Palace Zone which was scrapped from the original Sega Genesis version of the game just days before release back in 1992.
Seriously, this remastered version of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is like a love letter to long-time Sonic fans, created by a team that you can tell was incredibly passionate about doing the series justice on mobile. The remastered update to the first Sonic The Hedgehog (Free) which hit earlier this year, as well as the remastered Sonic CD (Free) from a couple years back, are amongst my very favorite video games of all time – not just on mobile but anywhere. If you’re a fan from back in the day then you owe it to yourself to own all three of these remastered Sonic games, and if you’re a bit younger and missed out on Sonic from back in the 16-bit era then these new versions are the best way to experience these classics. Either way, don’t miss out, and drop on by our forums for discussion on this latest version Sonic 2.