The Sonic 4 saga continues in Episode II with the return of a beloved sidekick and fan-favorite villains!
Metal Sonic has teamed up with Dr. Eggman, and the dubious duo are together on Little Planet, ready to build a new Death Egg, this time constructed around Little Planet. It’s up to Sonic and his trusty sidekick to foil Dr. Eggman’s plans and take down Death Egg mk.II. With a classic ‘Sonic feel,’ enhanced gameplay, five distinctive Zones, and a soundtrack composed by Jun Senoue, this speedy sequel that originally launched in May of 2012 does not disappoint.
This release of Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II also includes Episode Metal unlocked from the get-go. This bonus set of stages sees you playing as Metal Sonic across fiendishly difficult versions of Zones from Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode I. Complete them to discover the complete story behind Sonic The Hedgehog 4!
Like the rest of the SEGA Forever collection, Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II boasts added features such as leaderboards, cloud saves, and controller support. Each game in the collection is available to download for free from the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Players who want to experience the games without ads can remove them for a one-time in-app purchase priced at $1.99/ €2.29 / £1.99.
- Five Zones and seven bosses to best as Sonic and Tails
- Play as Metal Sonic in Episode Metal, now unlocked from the start!
- Complete all the Special Stages to unlock Super Sonic!
- Work with Tails to perform the Rolling, Copter, and Submarine combos!
- Can you collect all the Red Star Rings?
SEGA FOREVER FEATURES
- PLAY FREE with ad-support or ad-free via In-App Purchase
- SAVE YOUR GAMES – save your progress at any point in the game.
- LEADERBOARDS – compete with the world for high scores
- CONTROLLER SUPPORT: MFi compatible controllers
SONIC 4: EPISODE II TRIVIA
- Sonic The Hedgehog 4's story takes place after the events of Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
- The halfpipe Special Stages return from Sonic The Hedgehog 2 - don't worry though, they aren't quite as tough as before!
- Can you spot all the other references to Zones and features from the 16-bit Sonic series?
SONIC 4: EPISODE II HISTORY
- Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II was first released in May 2012
- Developed by Sonic Team and Dimps
- Lead Programmer: Koji Okugawa
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Game apps are ad-supported and no in-app purchases are required to progress; ad-free play option available with in-app purchase.
Other than for users known to be under 13, this game may include "Interest Based Ads" (please see http://www.sega.com/mprivacy#3IBADiscolure for more information) and may collect "Precise Location Data" (please see http://www.sega.com/mprivacy/#2e_Third_Party_Info for more information)
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Bug fixes and refinements
Ratings and Reviews
Update was a downgrade
I am giving this game 5 stars because of so much reminiscing from the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games. I was 8 years old when Sonic came out in 1991; if it weren’t for Sonic, I wouldn’t have developed an interest in video games, and have loved his games since then...not including a few past and present flops (Sonic Boom the worst of it all). I’ve even done much fan art and my own story writing/graphic novel work, as many fans of pretty much *anything* will do.
However...I am removing a star because of the “update”. When I first got this game I had to buy it...but it was ad free and wonderfully enjoyable. Now with the downgrading “update”, I have to, in a sense, buy it a SECOND TIME just to remove the ads! I tried to restore the purchase of the game, but I only got an error, telling me that there were no purchases to restore. That takes the enjoyment of the game and tosses it in a pit of fire.
This issue is apparently a very large problem for all players who have already paid for the game. And if this “update” moves to episode I, which I have as well, there’s going to be a lot more upset players who have already paid for the game(s).
Please, Sega, either refund all purchases that were done to originally buy this game, or automatically upgrade the game to premium for those players who have already paid for the game. It would make a whole lot of rather unhappy players feel better.
Not as bad as people make it out to be
Okay, I'm going to start this off as bluntly as possible. A while ago, I thought that episode 1 was actually a good game. After looking at the game again though, I take that statement back.
As for episode 2 though, it is INFINITELY better than episode 1. Everything got an upgrade, from Sonic's running animation and physics, to bringing back Tails and Metal Sonic.
(also, thank god they fixed the physics.)
I really enjoyed using Sonic & Tails' Co-Op moves. They all had a little bit of nuance to them, but once you got the hang of it, the levels are a blast to just speed through. Also, there’s a singular Red Ring to find in every level, alongside the 7 Chaos Emeralds. They are really fun to find, despite not getting anything for finding them all.
The only things keeping this from 5 stars are the very jank parts of the game. Sometimes, I get hit by an obstacle or enemy that I clearly shouldn’t have been hit by. Also, there’s Episode Metal, which is supposedly unlocked when you own both episodes 1 & 2. I played episode 1 on my cousin's phone. I don’t own episode 1, yet I've played through the entirety of episode metal.
Still a solid game though.
Game is kinda not playable
So I first got this hame when I was around 7 or 8. I enjoyed it a lot especially with there being no ads. Eventually I finished the game, stopped playing it as I started losing interest in sonic and eventually deleted it. I then went on to switching devices when I got my first phone and I decided to download Sonic 4 again to play it after a long time. When I get into the app, it gets infested with ads everywhere. When I open the game, there’s an ad, when I unpause the game there’s an ad. And I know what you’re thinking, why don’t you just click out of the ads? I would, if the exit button actually worked. Every time an ad pops up, I simply wait the amount of seconds there are before I can click out of the ad. But when I do, it acts as if I’m not pressing exit (not on the video ads but on the picture ads). So in order for me to get out of the ad, I always have to press get and then exit out of the App Store in order to keep playing, but when I do all the sound goes away and the only way to fix it is if you press pause and go through all that stuff again. I couldn’t even get passed the first level because of this. To make this long review short, please fix this and don’t update it to have more ads cause no one wanted that.
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- Sega America
- 834.2 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Game Controller
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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