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[PC] Free - Sonic The Hedgehog 2 @ Steam


Note - starts October 10 3am. Source.

Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik) has returned, turning helpless animals into robots and forcing them to build his ultimate weapon, the Death Egg! But this time, Sonic has a friend that can help him: Tails! Find the 7 Chaos Emeralds and stop Dr. Robotnik’s evil scheme!

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  • +2

    one could start playing now by downloading the rom and emulator

    • +29

      Emulators are all well and good but nothing beats the convenience of just being able to one-click install it and play it.

    • +33

      You can get most of retail bargains listed on this site for free too I suppose, simply by putting it in your pocket and leaving the shop

    • or 15 years ago, plenty of emulators and unlimited games on android os, RetroArch etc.

      • -3

        15years? I start using playing roms on emulators in 2002

      • -2

        Android was around 15 years ago?? News to me!

        • +1

          PC emulators have been Aaron's forever was the point

    • +14

      Ah yes, my Sonic The Hedgehog 2 play data.

      • +4

        Finally, the NSA have developed a truly effective information collection tool. Awesome penetration of global populations. Facebook and PRISM have nothing on this.

  • +9



    They're locked in my head forever…
    Finally a chance to use them again, lol

    • debug!

    • +2

      Is that your credit card number?

    • +4

      The first set of numbers is the release date for sonic 2 in the west.

      Apparently, the second set is the lead programmers dob (Yuji Naka)

      • what for

        • +1

          You put them into sound test to unlock the cheats

  • +5

    It's a shame it's not the Christian Whitehead port, but a free game is a free game I suppose.

  • +33

    Great deal for those who have been holding out 28 years to play this for free.

    • 1991 to be exact, this is a good find

      • +9

        I think you may be thinking of first game which came out in June 1991 - This deal is for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 which was originally released in November 1992 but, 28 years, 29 years…. still makes for a very patient ozbargainer!

        • yes you are correct

    • +13


      If it had reached 30 years I might have cracked and paid for it.

    • Great deal for those who have been holding out 28 years to play this for free.

      That is the definition of a true Ozbargainer.

    • You'd think it would be abandonware by now like most other games of this sort of vintage.

  • +9

    useful site for anything upcoming https://steamdb.info/upcoming/free/

  • +4

    I remember the video games magazine hype for "Sonic 2sday" aka Tuesday 24/11/1992

  • Thanks OP

  • +2

    Zool on the Amiga was better, next they'll be releasing Golden Axe LOL

    • +1

      Zool was great for its time (as was the Amiga) but I wouldn't say it beat Sonic… Its like saying The Giana Sisters was better than Super Mario

      • I played both and preferred zool I think it was just better all over esp graphic wise the sega didn't come close to the amiga but it was very popular and amazes me these platform and parralex scrollers are still popular today. Guess its because most are running on phones as time wasters on bus and trains etc ?

        • +1

          graphic wise the sega didn't come close to the amiga

          For gaming the Genisis is more powerful by some margin.

          • @Diji1: Graphic wise not a chance
            from Genesis wiki

            The system has 72 kB of RAM, 64 kB of video RAM, and can display up to 61 colors[105] at once from a palette of 512.

            From Amiga wiki

            Planar graphics are used, with up to 5 bitplanes (4 in hires); this allowed 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 colour screens, from a palette of 4096 colours. Two special graphics modes were also included: Extra HalfBrite, which used a 6th bitplane as a mask that halved the brightness of any colour seen, and Hold And Modify (HAM), which allowed all 4096 colours on screen at once.

            Please tell me which system can display more colours on screen? also as a computer the genesis could do?
            The Amiga could do very advanced art and paint with a genlock do video based commercials, wordprocess using various wps could be run as a Macintosh and do stuff using mac software could run as a PC and then run as an native amiga all in mutitasking windows at once!

            Source: Me as I sold them at Computerspot Burwood nsw for years

  • Say Gaaaaaahh!

  • is this no longer free?
    edit, oh i just checked that the giveaway hasn't started yet!!

    • in 3 days… as per the title.

  • Although the DB is operating on UTC time, the time for us would be based on AEST/QLD/GMT+10. I'm in Sydney and just checked Steam, it's still $5.99.

  • Just checked Steam and it's still showing as $5.99. Will come back later

    • It finally worked for me. Click the link, login. Error. Click the link, error, click the link, success! Added to your account. Win!

  • +5

    Shows as $0.00 for me but I get this error message when trying to add to my account:

    "An error was encountered while processing your request:

    There was a problem adding this product to your Steam account."

    • Now works for me.

  • +5

    Note that when you add it to your library, it's not a separate title, but it goes under "SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Classics" as a DLC.

  • Thanks OP!

  • Thanks mate, got one:)

  • +5

    It's great how a 2mb rom turns into 1.5gb with sega classics.

    • SUCCESS!
      Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is now registered to your account on Steam.

      To access your new content, simply launch this product from your Library on Steam.

      Ready to play now? Click the button below to go to your My Games tab where you can install your games.

      Click to Install Now!

      • +3

        Come on down to bob jane T-marts, we'll get you sorted out with some new tyres. Three for the price of four.

        Click to continue.

        • +1

          Three for the price of four.

          dammit can i refund

  • How do you start a game?
    Click on the TV and hit play then wait?

    • Yeah, I got it to start, but now I have to work out the controls. It's probably obvious if you have a Sega controller, but it's less than obvious on a PC keyboard.
      I got stuck.
      And why 1.5GB??!!!

      • Yeah what's up with the download size!

      • +1

        It's probably the Mega Drive Classics launcher. It must contain all the Mega Drive classics data. But it only unlocks the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 game from it.

    • the Simple Launcher seems to work better for me at least

  • I just realised that i already have this through the full Sega Megadrive Classics which i purchased. And the first Sonic the Hedgehog too. Opening Sonic the Hedgehog 2 through the game page loads the Mega Drive Classics launcher.

  • Cheers!

  • Thank you!

  • Does this crash for anyone else?

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