Sega continues their great support for hardware button enabled devices such as the JXD S601 Android Hand Held with the release of Sonic 4 Episode II. Featuring Tails in this outing, and Metal Sonic for those that own the first episode, Episode II brings more of what gamers have been clamoring for. 2.5D graphics are used extremely well and not overdone (think of titles like Pandemonium on PSOne and PC for “overdone”).
Light zooming out and slight panning are techniques that Sega have used effectively here to enhance the game play. Water levels have returned in this outing of Sonic to the bane of many a gamer, myself included. Why are water levels included in a game known for it’s speed?
Check the screens out for how much more graphical this sequel is compared to Episode I and many other 2D action titles on Android in general. Catch issue 2 of Gaming on Batteries Magazine for the full review.