Tuesday 30 August 2022

Sonic Drift 2 (Sega Game Gear review)

Developer: Sega CS
Publisher: Sega
Released: 1995

Sonic Drift 2 is a racing game and the sequel to the original that was released on the Sega Game Gear in 1994.

+ Courses are much more imaginative than the first game and include hazards specific to the individual themed worlds.

+ Roster has been expanded from four to seven characters, providing some longevity as you discover your favourite driver.

+ More options available to spice things up, such as having offensive-based weapons and the ability to choose your opponents.

+ Neat graphical touches such as weather effects, tunnels and a half-pipe section inspired by Sonic 2 (1992, Sega Genesis). 

- Increased difficulty from the original is welcome, but enemies are overly aggressive and aided by obvious rubber-banding.

- The tracks haven't been widened, so the same issues of cluttered raceways and problematic overtaking remain.

- Finale cut-scenes for each character are no longer included which does diminish some the game's long-term appeal.

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