ELECTRONIC GAMING MONTHLY

August 1992

Volume 5, Issue 8, Number 37

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Contents

 

Sonic the Hedgehog, everyone's favorite madcapped critter, returns and is faster than ever with his new sidekick Two-Tails.

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EGM AND SEGA RULE AT CES! [excerpt - pg. 16]

 

First of all, I'd like to shake the person's hand who decided to have this year's CES open to the public! I was there firsthand, and let me tell you it was the most outrageous gaming experience of my life. The Sega booth was the best around, especially getting to see Batman for the Sega CD! Sonic 2 was awesome! Nintendo was O.K., but I didn't like the idea of not being able to go to all of their booths. Why did they have them roped off?

 

Hey, where were the magazines? I found yours just by following the SF2 lines. Thanks for the free mags! I really appreciate getting your July issue weeks before it hit the newsstands. What I really liked was the fact that all of your editors were there to talk to us. It looked like you really went all-out to be there for the consumers! Thanks again!

 

Paul Radenson

Madison, WI

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GAMING GOSSIP [excerpt - pg. 34]

 

...Sonic the Hedgehog has taken over Sega! The Sonic developers, that is! Seems the boys responsible for the blurred blue one want to make absolutely positive that the sequel is just as super-charged as everyone expects it to be and Sonic has no plans to listen to any stiff white shirts! The Q-Mann's hat is off to you...

 

- QUARTERMANN

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GENESIS GOES SUPER SONIC AGAIN!

 

FACT FILE

MANUFACTURER

MACHINE

DIFFICULTY

AVAILABLE

SEGA

GENESIS

HARD

NOVEMBER

CART SIZE

NUMBER OF LEVELS

THEME

% COMPLETE

8 MEG

35+

ACTION

40%

 

The world's fastest video game character is back and he's even faster than ever! Sonic made his debut last year on the Genesis and took the video game world by storm. The littler blue hedgehog, capable of mind-blowing speeds and incredible moves, set Genesis to the top of the video game market. Sonic even won the coveted title of Video Game of the Year by none other than Electronic Gaming Monthly, Now, the same development team that created the first blockbuster cart is working on the sequel. This cart promises to have even more action, enemies and levels. Sonic's maximum speed will be even higher than the first cart. One of the main features of this new cart is the addition of a character known as Tails. Tails is a little fox with two tails. He likes to mimic all of Sonic's moves. He doesn't quite have Sonic's speed, but for a 4 1/2-year-old, he learns quick. He may even be faster than Sonic someday! The great part about Tails is that he brings the option of having two players to Sonic's game. The game will be split into almost 35 levels and will feature time travel. Sonic and Tails will venture through prehistoric swamplands and futuristic cities filled with pollution. Electronic Gaming Monthly is here with the first in-depth look at this great cart, so check out the next few pages for the inside scoop on Sonic 2.

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MORE LEVELS, MORE ENEMIES, MORE FUN!

 

Sonic 2 ism without a doubt, going to be one of the greatest action carts for the Genesis. There will be many new aspects to the game play. The developers of the game are keeping the contents of the game under the highest security though. One of the game play elements that were are excited about is Sonic's ability to travel through time when he reaches warp-sonic speed. We don't know exactly where or how Sonic is going to travel through time, but prehistoric and futuristic levels are a must. Sonic may do super spins over the back of a brontosaurus or zip through the tubes of some futuristic robot factory. The last level will be a battle against Dr. Robotnik and his hideous Death Egg. The Death Egg is an immense star-like fortress and has the ability to destroy Sonic's entire home planet. The background graphics will be even better than before, with tons of parallax scrolling and plenty of ultra-high-speed action. The two-player option also adds to the playability. Look for this hot cart to be released in November 1992. Sonic 2 is shaping up to be quite a sizzler!

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SONIC 2 ON SEGA CD!

 

Here are a few of the fantastic intermissions for the Sonic 2 CD that Sega showed at the Summer CES in Chicago. The Sega CD version is said to be almost identical to the cart, but features CD quality music tracks, sound effects and excellent cartoon-like intermissions. These screens are from a demo and may not appear in the final Sega CD version of Sonic 2.

 

Sonic is also making a second appearance on the Game Gear. Now, you can bring Sonic's new adventure wherever you go. This second cart will feature more rings to collect, animal friends to rescue and different ways to play. Some of the levels feature Sonic hang gliding through the skies and others having him racing rail carts in the underground tunnels. The game play is must faster than the first and there are loops and springboards throughout the game's weird and wacky levels. Look for this hot cart during the Christmas shopping season!

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Sonic is back to battle Dr. Robotnik again! Check out our exclusive 4 page introduction to the Genesis and GG versions of Sonic 2!

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And you thought Sonic looked good in his first adventure!

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Sonic has been working out and he's super-fast. He's about 16 years old now, and his attitude is getting worse: he's a lead foot and he doesn't even have a driver's license! He's gotten so fast that he can even travel through time!

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Tails is a unique little fox. His two tails always seem to get in the way when he tries to mimic Sonic's fast-blast take off. He idolizes Sonic and follows him wherever he goes. For 4 1/2, he sure is fast. I wonder if he'll ever be faster than Sonic?

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Dr. Robotnik is back with more dirty tricks up his sleeves. After he was thwarted by Sonic in the first adventure, he has since created a whole new army of robot creatures. His master creation is the monstrous "Death Egg."

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Here's the awesome new title screen with Sonic and Tails.

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"I decided that since I've become the mega-star that I am, I should share a little of the fame with my buddy, Tails. He even got to share my title screen with me - what a lucky break! I hope he can keep up with me in the game. There are many new tricks to master. Check out the corkscrew loop! Betcha can't do that with a chubby Italian plumber!"

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