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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Android & iOS remaster restores cut Hidden Palace Zone

Thursday, 12th December 2013 09:19 GMT By Dave Cook

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was originally intended to include extra levels like Wood Zone and Hidden Palace Zone. The latter has been restored in a new official remaster of Sega’s 1992 platformer.

The stage was only accessible by bagging all of the Chaos Emeralds within Sonic 2′s bonus stages, but was cut from the final game for reasons unknown. It later resurfaced in Sonic & Knuckles.

Now, a new Sonic 2 remaster is hitting Android and iOS tomorrow, and has been crafted by Sonic Retro, the same team that created mobile ports of the original game and Sonic CD. They’re getting a reputation as a team that adds many interesting extras into their ports. You can play as Tails and Knucles in the first Sonic for example.

We’ll update you with pricing once the game goes live tomorrow, with Hidden Palace Zone intact. It’ll be free for those who already have the iOS version.

What do you think?

Via Eurogamer.

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3 Comments

  1. Keivz

    Awesome! I’ve been waiting for this. Sonic 2 remains the best Sonic game and I own it on iOS, PC, and the original Genesis. Sonic Retro did an amazing job with the original game on iOS. I don’t think I’ve played the Hidden Palace Zone before; the extra bonus is much appreciated, Sega.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. dizzygear

    The finally release a Sonic 2 port that adds something really cool compared to the original and its somehow its stuck on iOS and Android so that hardly anyone gives a shit.

    Because Sega.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. The_Red

    @2
    Well said.

    Sega is a really getting good at screwing their games and fans.

    #3 10 months ago

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