If Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Was In HD…

Some of you way have already seen this in the forum, but I had to share this with everyone…

If Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Was In HD

Just imagine if Sega remastered Sonic 2 or 3 with the same care that Capcom is taking with the HD Remix of Super Street Fighter 2…
(Click on the image to see the larger version) .  (Original Artist is Alchemist Defined & Thanks to Mozgus for scouting this out!)

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  1. Richard says:

    Amazing RacketBoy.
    This photo, made me cry. It´s perfect.

    RackeyBoy you are always one step foward.

    I would like that Sega, could listen to you just a little.

  2. GSZX1337 says:

    It’s… it’s so beautiful!
    If that ever comes out, I’d buy whatever console it’s on just for that game.

  3. skewgee says:

    ah, a boy can dream…

  4. racketboy says:

    Holy cow — no I didn’t — I didn’t see that one.
    Not quite as easy on the eye, but still impressive.

    How did you find these originally, BTW?

    (I hope he does more in the future)

  5. d says:

    Congratulations, Alchemist Defined is hereby hired by Sega. Nice start salary too. A deserving one he is. Nice artwork.
    I can totally imagine this.

  6. Droid party says:

    I must own it now…NOOOWWWW!!!

  7. Caleb says:


    Zero Rings? Tough luck hedgehog.

  8. All Hail The New Flesh says:

    wow, I am speechless.

  9. gord says:

    you always have zero rings at the last two bosses caleb 😉

  10. Mozgus says:

    I found them on /v/.

  11. caleb says:

    “you always have zero rings at the last two bosses caleb”


    I only beat the handheld version of Sonic 2 a long time ago so I guess I never actually faced off against the last enemies in the earlier Genesis games.

    Damn, learn something new every day. Maybe I ought to stop trying to beat Sonic CD and concetrate on playing some of the old carts.

  12. P.P.A.This says:

    This would be freaking awesome if it wasn’t Sonic 2.

    Still pretty good mockup.

  13. paul says:

    isn’t sonic 1 & 2 in HD on the xbox 360 arcade download?

  14. digga says:

    sonic 2 was one of the best in the series. it introduced us to super sonic.

    that would be a great hd image.

  15. Jake says:

    if they made this for ps3 i would definetly cream my pants…

  16. fred says:

    did nobody else notice that the number seem to spell out the level select code for sonic 2?

  17. how much would it cost ? thanks for sharing, i didn’t know if i haven’t read this post on digg

    Angelina Mina

  18. Shin-Kaiser says:

    Wasn’t super sonic in Sonic 1 as well? I’m sure if you got all the emeralds you could turn into him…?

  19. Matt - London says:

    Id buy it and whatever console it was released on in a heart beat. Nothing has attracted me to any of the next gen consoles that much so far.

  20. Anglictina says:

    Really amazing 🙂

  21. Ken Kolano says:

    I imagine there will eventually be an emulator that will allow the sprite replacement needed to implement this. There already is for the N64 (i.e. that allows the low-res textures to be updated with higher res replacements).

  22. dustin says:

    i would buy that game for sure, i never beat sonic 2 on my genesis and it still haunts me to this day. Mabey with that i’d be able to finally beat it.

  23. Chris says:

    that looks fanTASTIC. does want.

  24. Epikurus says:

    Probably no need to add my love to this, but I would certainly buy this too. Where is a Sega scout when you need one?!

  25. stefan says:

    i can has pixel!

  26. alltheparts says:

    Wow congrats on all the diggs racketboy! I really liked the articles on your site, and i knew this post would be perfect for getting you some exposure. 😉

  27. racketboy says:

    Thanks man — I appreciate the submission.
    I had no idea it would be so popular! I think this is my most popular digg so far…

  28. rob says:

    1.) No, in Sonic 1 you could not transform into Super Sonic even after gathering all 6 of the Chaos Emeralds, so it was kinda pointless
    2.) Sonic 3 + Sonic&Knuckles was WAY better than Sonic 2.
    3.) If Sega or Sonic Team, or whoever makes the shitty Sonic games of today, if they were to polish up in HD fashion: Sonic 1, 2, 3, Sonic&Knuckles, and Sonic CD; and bundled that onto one sold CD for the major consoles out right now (PS3, 360, and the Wii); that game would sell better than every single 3-D Sonic game since Sonic Adventure.

  29. neomerge says:

    that would be INSANE!

  30. mase says:

    thats terrible, doctor robotonik looks like a cheesy whore. the whole beauty of the game is tarnshied, the look of sonic and the feel is what makes the game so great. classics should never be changed, its how they became classics. because of how the game was made, not how it wasn’t.

  31. Aulbath says:

    Doesn’t work for me… looks way too Photoshop and has too little good ole Sonic-love. Highres-Photoshopstuff with Layereffects and crappy “looks like rendered”-visuals just turn me off big time.

    Why is it that just because it’s high-res, everything has to be so darn detailed (just look at all those surface-structures on Robotnik’s machine) and crammed to the brink with shiny-pshop-effects?

    If anything, Sonic would need a much more comic-like approach, with flat-shades and bright colors. Though in all honesty, they should just finde a way to scale it up so it runs on HD and leave ít as pixels. Every attempt in recreating stuff that sacred is just some kind of rape and hurts badly (same with SSF2, I mean look at Cammy or Guile… they are just plain horrible).

  32. jbhutto says:

    “2.) Sonic 3 + Sonic&Knuckles was WAY better than Sonic 2.”

    Wrong, sonic 2>>>>>>>>>>>>>every other sonic game made

  33. midge-man says:

    sorry ,but mase andaulbath, WHAT!!!!! the pic is BRILLIANT!!!!! and if they brought this out, i’d buy it and play it on my mates consoleif i had to!!!!!!!! great pic man!!!!!

    p.s sonic 3 and knuckles was just as good as sonic 2, but both had they’re better moments.

    p.s.s mase,aulbath TRY PLAING THE GAMES!!!!!!!!! IDIOTS!

  34. Gamboi says:

    Since i saw Square-Enix last games, i hate remakes, but…wtf, this game could be great :).

  35. David says:

    Oh well, I miss my child sonic days… 🙁 I’m getting older.

    It’s an insult that people wonder why Sonic has 0 rings in the Death Egg@Sonic 2.

  36. Manuel Mora says:

    I want it!!! :'(

  37. Amy says:

    Amazing!! GO sonic!