Sonic Drift 2

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Sonic Drift 2
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Japanese Box Art
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Composer(s) Masayuki Nagao
Saori Kobayashi
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
Platform(s) Sega Game Gear, 3DS Virtual Console
Release date(s) Sega Game Gear
  • JP March 17, 1995
  • EU March 1995
  • NA November 1995
3DS Virtual Console
  • JP November 14, 2012
  • NA/EU July 4, 2013
Genre(s) Kart Racing
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cartridge

Sonic Drift 2 (ソニックドリフト2 Sonikku Dorifuto Tsū?), released in Europe as Sonic Drift Racing, is a kart racing video game released in Japan for the Sega Game Gear on March 17, 1995, Europe in March 1995 and in North America in November 1995. It is a sequel to Sonic Drift. It added three characters: Knuckles, Fang the Sniper, and Metal Sonic, and marked the first time the last two were playable characters.

Gameplay[edit]

In the game, Chaos Emeralds are awarded for winning races. If Sonic, Tails, Knuckles or Amy collect all six in the Blue GP, they will face Eggman in a final race around the Death Egg. If Eggman, Fang or Metal Sonic collect all six in the Blue GP, they will face Sonic in the final race.

Unlike its predecessor, this game was released internationally, and Sega Europe renamed it to Sonic Drift Racing; however, the title screen itself still used the name Sonic Drift 2.

Reception[edit]

Reception for Sonic Drift 2 have been mixed, although generally more positive than its predecessor. On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the game a 19 out of 40.[1] GameSpot described the game as "basically unplayable because of poor handling and a really short horizon".[2] Many critics label the games as Mario Kart clones.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: ソニックドリフト2. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.327. Pg.41. 24 March 1995.
  2. ^ http://www.gamespot.com/sonic-gems-collection/reviews/sonic-gems-collection-review-6131881