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Sonic the Hedgehog has had a presence on the iPod since before everything “app” lived on the iPhone / iPod touch. Even today, old-school iPods like the 3rd- and 4th-gen Nanos, the iPod classic and the 5th-gen iPod can enjoy the original Sonic the Hedgehog game with some scrollwheel fun. The newly released sequel to the original game, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [US$5.99], was just released for the iPhone and it’s kind of like having a Genesis in your pocket. This is a good thing if you have fond memories of that 16-bit system, but if you’re looking for a smooth, modern game with the little blue bomber, it’s not. For you, we recommend keeping an eye out for Sonic 4.
We’re guilty of falling into the former camp, so we’re kind of pleased with the same Sega emulator the company uses in its other iPhone games (e.g., Golden Axe). This means that anyone who played the first Sonic game on the iPhone will be instantly at home with this sequel. Read on to see if it’s worth investigating if you don’t have any sort of history with the game.
Gallery: Sonic the Hedgehog 2