Sega has released an updated and remastered version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for iOS, adding iPad and iPhone 5 support, in addition to a new Boss Attack Mode and a new online 2-player mode. The update is free for current owners of the game.
The game is a faithful recreation of the classic Sega Genesis title, but adds a secret zone called the Hidden Palace that was removed from the original game. The game was made by the same team that released the Sonic CD iOS-port previously. Our sister-site TouchArcade has more:
Just a quick heads-up to let you know that the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 [$2.99] remastered update, which we gave you some first impressions of yesterday, is now available as a free update to the original game in the App Store. In addition to improved visuals, widescreen and Universal iPad support, and a 60fps frame rate, this remastered Sonic 2 also includes brand new additions like a Boss Attack Mode, an online 2-player mode, Knuckles as a playable character right from the start, and the first ever official inclusion of the long-lost Hidden Palace Zone which was scrapped from the original Sega Genesis version of the game just days before release back in 1992.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is available for $2.99 from the App Store for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]
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Do you know how many Nintendo games I'd buy if they had iPad/Mac versions? Wow, they'd make a killing.
Pretty much the same reason Apple doesn't license OS X to PC makers. Nintendo is primarily a hardware company. That said, unlike Apple, Nintendo's latest efforts are certainly not selling well at all
They need an iOS version of Pokemon. Not a port but a new one (although I'll take a port). That would be epic!