I’m not sure what I love more about this newly-released ROM hack that lets you play the Genesis classic Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as Nintendo’s Yoshi. The incredible, detailed sprite work? The fact that the gameplay has been totally overhauled to use Yoshi’s eating-and-pooping mechanic?
It’s just so hard to decide. No, I’ve got it. It’s the fact that you can actually touch Fuzzy and get dizzy. (Skip to 0:54 in the video below).
“This is a Sonic 2 hack made by Xenowhirl for the Sonic Hacking Contest 2010,” reads the description of this YouTube video that went up yesterday and shows a brief playthrough of some of the game. “It was originally unreleased, but recently surfaced online.” (We originally found it via this viral tweet thread, to give credit where it’s due.)
I mean, they even hid red rings disguised as regular yellow rings. It’s a thing of beauty.