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Sonic 2 -- Sega

Sonic brings adventure to the Game Gear in Sonic 2. Only you can help Sonic in his ever continuing battle against the evil Dr. Robotnik.

Sonic on the Game Gear seems like an odd idea. You would think that it would be incapable of replicating the audio/visual experience of the Genesis as well as the speed. Well, I'm happy to report that Sonic on the Game Gear is quick and the A/V is definitely above par for the Game Gear. There is more of an emphasis on exploring than in previous Sonic games but this in no way detracts from the experience. A must have for Sonic fans.

For the most part, I've liked the other Sonic titles in their various incarnations on the Genesis, so I really had my hopes up for playing it on the Game Gear. Oh what an impossible game to play. The biggest problem I had was that every time you jumped the screen scrolled up and made the ground drop from the visible play area. This little quirk pretty much ruined the game for me since I tend to play Sonic games at full speed... which resulted in me constantly falling into pits and other hazards. So, I then attempted to play the game at pokie speed and even then, I still kept having problems with falling into unseen hazards. The Game Gear screen is just two small for the scale that this game was designed at. They needed to make the characters/environment smaller and I think that would have helped the game about a million percent.

>>>>> 28.0/50 <<<<< Jester R.I.P.
Graphics 4.0 2.0
Sound 3.0 3.0
Gameplay/Control 3.5 2.0
Longevity/Playability 3.0 2.0
Overall 3.5 2.0
Total 17.0 11.0