Sonic Drift 2

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Sonic Drift 2
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Japanese Box Art
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Director(s) Katsuhiro Hasegawa
Composer(s) Masayuki Nagao
Saori Kobayashi
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
Platform(s) Game Gear
Genre(s) Kart Racing
Mode(s) Single-player

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 developed and published by Sega for the Game Gear. The game serves as a sequel to Sonic Drift, and was released in Japan and Europe in March 1995, and later in North America in November 1995. It added three characters: Knuckles, Fang the Sniper, and Metal Sonic, and marked the first time the last two were playable characters.


In the game, Chaos Emeralds are awarded for winning races. If Sonic, Tails, Knuckles or Amy collect all 6 in the Blue GP, they will face Robotnik in a final race around the Death Egg. If Robotnik, Fang or Metal Sonic collect all six in the Blue GP, they will face Sonic in the final race.


On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the game a 19 out of 40.[3] GamePro's Sir Garnabus commented that, "Hairpin turns, bombs in the road, and competitors who never give up make Sonic Drift 2 Game Gear racing at its best." He also praised the detailed graphics, controls, and the use of a different musical piece for each track.[4]

In a review of the Sonic Gems Collection compilation, GameSpot described the game as "basically unplayable because of poor handling and a really short horizon".[5]


  1. ^ "[セガハード大百科] ゲームギア対応ソフトウェア(セガ発売)". Sega. Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. Retrieved 2015-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Sonic Drift 2". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Ziff Davis (68): 69. March 1995. 
  3. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: ソニックドリフト2. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.327. Pg.41. 24 March 1995.
  4. ^ "ProReview: Sonic Drift 2". GamePro. No. 89. IDG. February 1996. p. 80. 
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