Sonic 2 LD - Bringing Sega Megadrive Levels to the Sega Master System

Sonic-2-LD-SMS-HackNot all remakes are required to be glorified updates. Sonic 2 LD is quite the opposite, taking the level design, music and graphics from the Sega Megadrive version of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and compressing it into an 8-bit version for the Sega Master System.

Coming from the most likely home of all hacks, Sonic 2 LD's project page is buzzing with views over at SonicRetro since the arrival of the new trailer. The hack has been under production by Doc Eggfan, a long time member of the SonicRetro site who has been involved in a fair few notable Sonic hacks prior to Sonic 2 LD.

His project Sonic 2 LD begun work just over a year ago, after posting a short clip of the work in progress on YouTube. Since then, the project has taken a massive step forward finding itself using an almost identical and impressive 8-bit tileset based on the original Sonic 2 game.

Whether or not hacks are your thing, Sonic 2 LD will be well worth a play once it is released. Considering the original Sega Master System version of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 had very little in common with the Sega Megadrive version, it is going to be rather interesting seeing how the game translates onto the 8-bit system.

Link: Sonic 2 LD project page on SonicRetro

Last Updated ( 17 November 2010 )  


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