Posted on September 12, 2007, Chris XBLA Wednesday 9/12: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
This week there’s only one new game to be found on the Xbox Live Arcade, the classic Sega game, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (400 Microsoft Points or $5). It even has a 2-player versus mode, now that Sonic’s buddy Tails has made an appearance. The mode is available both on Xbox Live and locally. The rest of the feature list is pretty much standard fare; enhanced graphics, achievements, leaderboards.
My question is, where have all the original titles gone? August was almost all retro releases of some sort, while games like Puzzle Quest are silently sitting around. What gives, Microsoft?
Details on Sonic 2 can be seen after the break.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sega of America
Rated E for Everyone
400 Microsoft Points
With his new Super Spin Dash and “Tails” the Fox, Sonic is back and better than ever in Sonic The Hedgehog 2! Defy gravity in hair-raising loop-de-loops, bounce like a pinball and race like lightning. Play against friends at home or against others over Xbox LIVE® in this classic game.
- Classic Sonic action: One of the world’s most famous video game characters comes to Xbox LIVE in one of his fans’ favorite titles. Experience the thrill of the fastest hedgehog in the universe.
- Enhanced graphics and sound: The game stays true to the original, but takes full advantage of high-definition graphics, with enhanced sound effects.
- Achievements and leaderboards: Take on the challenge of new achievements to conquer, and use the leaderboards to compare scores among friends and the rest of the Xbox LIVE world.
- Multiplayer: Play with a friend at home, or go online and play Sonic and Tails with the world at large.