Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #423 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Retrospective & Review

It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

With Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the movie) currently atop the box office in theaters, we thought it would be a perfect time to take a look back at Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the 1992 video game). Sonic 2 is one of the all-time great video game sequels, a landmark 2D platformer with some of the best graphics, art direction, sound, and music of the 16-bit era, all built atop wildly creative labyrinthine level design. The game was a major cultural event when it released 30 years ago – the same year we were born! Oh god! We’re so old! – and it more than holds up today as one of the greatest games ever made. We also talk a little bit about the new movie, which is a delightful treat for Sonic fans, discuss the (inevitably confusing) announcement of Kingdom Hearts IV, and Jonathan sings the praises of the Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All at Once, the outstanding new film starring Michelle Yeoh that everybody needs to see as soon as possible. 




Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:03:15

Kingdom Hearts IV News: 0:03:15 – 0:13:29

Stuff: 0:13:29 – 0:48:21

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (The Game): 0:48:21 – 2:05:44

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (The Movie): 2:05:44 – 2:24:49


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