It’s no secret that the Sonic games have, in recent years, gone slack. From lacklustre physics to lame supporting characters, fans find it hard to remember what they loved about the series in the first place. In recent years, members of the Sonic fan-game scene have taken it upon themselves to show SEGA how it’s done, and Sonic 2 HD is one of their better examples.

This is an early alpha teaser which features Emerald Hill Zone in its entirety, boss included. The visuals are completely redrawn to be more vibrant and crisper, and the music has been remixed. It’s a guilty pleasure for old-school fans and will whet the appetite of even the most cynical among them. This along with the excellent Sonic Fan Remix are true showcases of the power of amateur and indie gamemaking.

Get it here: http://www.s2hd.com