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The corrupted leftovers of a level that once was.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Developers: Sonic Team, Sega Technical Institute
Publishers: Sega (JP/US/EU), Tec Toy (BR)
Released: 1992, Genesis

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is widely considered to be a superior successor to Sonic the Hedgehog. The final version has plenty of oddities lying within its data, including a whole Zone that was scrapped. Over the years, all sorts of information about the game and its cut content has been brought into light, including the big rush to get the game out before Black Friday and/or by the end of 1992.

More notable are the prototypes of the game, especially the Nick Arcade and Simon Wai prototypes, which show how the game progressed through development. The latter prototype is also known for being one of the first prototypes dissected in detail and it kickstarted interest in prototypes for not only the Sonic fanbase, but also the gaming community at large.