NewImageSega 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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furi0usbee Avatar
133 months ago
Why does Nintendo want to stay in the hardware game? Just think about the franchises they own when it comes to games.... they could be making serious bank for generations to come for both iOS and PC/Mac.

Do you know how many Nintendo games I'd buy if they had iPad/Mac versions? Wow, they'd make a killing.
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old-school Avatar
133 months ago
The lifespan of these games has been amazing.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xPad Avatar
133 months ago
FYI, it supports MFi controllers, and is just like playing it on a handheld console. Very nice.
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terraphantm Avatar
133 months ago
Why does Nintendo want to stay in the hardware game? Just think about the franchises they own when it comes to games.... they could be making serious bank for generations to come for both iOS and PC/Mac.

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
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Johnf1285 Avatar
133 months ago
Why does Nintendo want to stay in the hardware game? Just think about the franchises they own when it comes to games.... they could be making serious bank for generations to come for both iOS and PC/Mac.

Do you know how many Nintendo games I'd buy if they had iPad/Mac versions? Wow, they'd make a killing.

They need an iOS version of Pokemon. Not a port but a new one (although I'll take a port). That would be epic!
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Pakaku Avatar
133 months ago
Is Tails' AI still as narmy as ever? It won't be the same without it.
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