Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Dashing To 3DS Virtual Console In Japan

By Ishaan . October 24, 2012 . 1:00pm

Next week, the 3DS Virtual Console will see Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but it isn’t the game you’re likely thinking of.
This is the Game Gear version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, not the more widely-recognized Sega Genesis version.


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released on the Nintendo eShop for 300 yen on October 31st along with Ninja JaJaMaru-kun – the game that inspired Robot Ninja Haggle Man in Retro Game Challenge.


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  • I used to spend a long time on the first boss.

    • zferolie

       Oh god that first boss was the most annoying first boss I have ever fought. No ring?! You can’t directly attack it?! On a slope?!

  • superpatrick

    Great, but why not just use the zoomed out Master System version? It’s the same game, but with a better presentation.

    •  Cause this is Game Gear emulation for Virtual Console.  As much as I would like to see MS on eshop.

  • Oh! I had this game on my game gear! It was one the games I spent the most time playing, growing up. I’ll definitely get this if they release it in the european e-shop.

  • Altsein


  • Altsein

    In the future ( When Retro-console games start to come out on the 3DS), I hope that Nintendo will allow people who have made purchases on the Wiiware, to be able to re-download those titles on the 3DS.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    At least this is one is GG version.^_^ So it won’t be abomination like the Gameboy port version.T_T

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    “This is the Game Gear version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, not the more widely-recognized Sega Genesis version.”


  • Shadowman

    So many memories are coming back to me, god I hated that first boss.

  • Barrylocke89

    Robot Ninja Haggle Man. Thanks for the memories about Retro Game Challenge 2 not getting localized, Ishaan :P

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