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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a pirate SNES hack of Sparkster, made by Twin Eagles Group, the company responsible for Sonic The Hedgehog (Also known as Sonic the Hedgehog 4). This game was released in May 1998.

An original cartridge of the game has not yet been found, though Twin Eagles Group confirmed that it did in fact release. The original ROM is lost as well, as when a member of Twin Eagles Group, Mr. Byte, was contacted in the early 2010s, even they couldn't find it in their own archives. Despite this, they were able to provide Sonic's graphics for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in an ILBM (Amiga format) file.[1] Using the provided sprites, a fan-made recreation of the game was made and released online, which provides a basic idea of what the original hack was like.


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SNES) Gameplay

Sonic the Hedgehog 2's gameplay.

This game has Sonic sprites in place of Sparkster's, with custom sprites used for certain actions such as Sonic turning around. At least in the fan-made recreation, all of the levels are identical to the original game. It is unknown if any aspects of the original game were modified in the original 1998 version of the hack.



  • The fan-made recreation of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 retains the original Sparkster title screen. It is currently unknown what exact changes the original 1998 version of the hack introduced, although the title screen might be a result of the creator of the fan-made recreation lacking other art assets for other parts of the original hack.
  • At least in the fan-made recreation, texture problems are present for effects such as smoke and fire, making them look greenish blue. It is unknown if these issues are present in the original 1998 version of the hack.