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Revision as of 03:42, 5 August 2020

Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 cover
Sonic Team
Sega Technical Institute
Release dates
Windows January 26, 2011
macOS (OS X) May 29, 2018[1]
Linux May 29, 2018[1]
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on IGDB
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on MobyGames
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on Wikipedia
Sonic CD (1996) 1996
Sonic's Schoolhouse 1996
Sonic 3D Blast 1997
Sonic & Knuckles Collection 1997
Sonic R (1998) 1998
Sonic R (2004) 2004
Sonic Adventure (series)
Sonic Heroes 2004
Sonic Mega Collection Plus 2006
Sonic Riders 2006
Sonic Racing (series)
Sonic 3D Blast (2010) 2010
Sonic the Hedgehog 2010
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine 2010
Sonic Spinball 2010
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 2011
Sonic 3 & Knuckles 2011
Sonic Generations 2011
Sonic CD (2012) 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II 2012
Sonic Dash 2014
Sonic Lost World 2015
Sonic Mania 2017
Sonic Forces 2017
Sonic Colors: Ultimate 2021

Key points

This information is for the 2010 release of the game; for earlier compilation versions see Sega Smash Pack 2.

General information

Official developer site
Sonic News Network - A massive wiki for the Sonic the Hedgehog universe
Sonic Retro - A huge fan site for everything Sonic the Hedgehog. Mods for all the games can be found here.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate (unavailable)
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
All versions require Steam DRM; DRM-free versions are no longer sold.

Internet Archive streaming

Unless otherwise stated, it is assumed that the US release is used
Some browsers (like Chrome) will have significant slowdown while streaming. It is recommended to use Firefox, as no such issues occur

This game is available for free and legal streaming via the Internet Archive. It has been configured to run under MAME emulation.

To modify emulator settings, press Tab . Controller support is available for compatible browsers (hold down a button on the controller while loading the page).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SEGA Mega Drive Classics\setup.dat
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\SEGA Genesis Classics\setup.dat
macOS (OS X)
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.
Configuration settings are shared between all Sega Mega Drive Classics games.
Folder name varies by region.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SEGA Mega Drive Classics\0041
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\SEGA Genesis Classics\0041
macOS (OS X)
Folder name varies by region.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Launcher options menu.
Launcher options menu.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
The mouse can only be used in the launcher.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Only the launcher options menu cannot be navigated with a gamepad.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

Sonic 2 HD

Sonic 2 HD is an unofficial overhaul of Sonic 2. A demo was released on September 30, 2017.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible