Sonic 2 HD Remake Alpha Release Now Available To Download

Sonic-2-HD-Remake-Alpha-Release-Now-Available-To-DownloadAre you watching, Sega? The Unofficial Sonic 2 HD Project has released a newer build of their retro remake further pushing the boundaries of where these classic game revivals can be taken. With jaw dropping visuals and crystal clear audio, this is one remake project you don't want to be missing.

We previously looked at the Sonic 2 HD project in January 2011, and without a doubt the team behind the game are standing by Sega's old slogan- To be this good takes AGES. This lengthy wait, however, is more than worth it to see the 1992 classic in all its glory. We'd be surprised if anyone familiar with the original game doesn't smile once jumping into the action.

This alpha release comes with the pre-emptive note that there may be a few glitches and bugs around. For now, only the first few zones are playable, ending the demo after you defeat the first whimsical vehicle Dr Robotnik drives onto Emerald Hill Zone. That said there is more than enough reason to be enjoying this short sample, which the gameplay video below will no doubt ensure.

Unofficial Sonic 2 HD Alpha (Gameplay Video)

As we await further progress on this project and a hint of the Chemical Plant Zone being immortalised in HD, head on over to the official (or should we say unofficial) Sonic 2 HD Remake page and get ready to download the demo.

Update: Since release there have been several reports of a questionable key logging method used within the game, one which happens to be alarming many anti-virus applications. Whilst there is no official word as to what this code is doing in game, we must insist that those wanting to enjoy this game must do so at their own discretion.

Link: Download Sonic 2 HD Alpha Demo
Source: SonicRetro


Last Updated ( 10 April 2012 )  

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(Link to this comment) muppet42 2012-03-29 02:21
Ah, a remake of my fav Sonic game :)

Looks and sounds good though. Sonic never feels right though if I'm not playing it on a console, more so not a Mega Drive. Maybe I shouldn't be so pedantic in such matters :D
(Link to this comment) Emuaust 2012-03-29 06:54
I was blown away by the visuals and the audio but the jump physics are off, they not only feel floaty but you cant jump as high as Sonic 2 either.
(Link to this comment) nicostallion 2012-03-29 14:32
The graphics and the sound is amazing.
(Link to this comment) misterbiglee 2012-03-29 18:48
still prefer the original megadrive version has that nostalgic feel about it :)
(Link to this comment) Arcturius 2012-03-30 09:45
The last 2 or seconds of that looked quite interesting, Multi player mode?
(Link to this comment) Speedle 2012-03-30 10:57
Utterly beautiful!

Sega needs to employee these people and get them doing Sonic games!

As we said in the 90's Gnarly! :D
+1 (Link to this comment) NufcDazzla 2012-03-30 20:05
It reminds me of that Sonic Megamix this lot also did, that was a huge breath of fresh air. And this is too, it looks absolutely beautiful and I love the Sonic 3 style act ending/level continuation.

I honestly cant wait to see the finished game, the likes of Chemical Plant, Casino Night and Metropolis would look stunning in these visuals.

Cracking stuff
(Link to this comment) sewer shark 2012-04-06 17:44
downloaded the demo on the 6th of april and scaned the file before i opened it BEWARE the file has hackers on it do not download good job i checked before i opened the file i was hopeing to play it too but all people who has downloaded from the link off this site check scan your computers for virus or hackers.
(Link to this comment) Tepid Snake 2012-04-10 09:13
Apparently the reason it keeps alerting anti-virus software is one of the programmers put some key-logging software in the game:
http://www.sonicretro.org/2012/04/public-service-announcement-keylogger-cleaning-up-sonic-2-hd/

Key-logging software. In a freeware remake of Sonic 2. The mind boggles.
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