Recent purchasers of the XBLA version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2
for the sole purpose of playing online co-op with a friend will be a tad disappointed, angry or both. According to numerous forum posts, websites and our very own Richard Mitchell
, the Arcade version of Sonic 2 does not include
an option to play co-op over Xbox Live. Now, that wouldn't be such a big deal if it wasn't for the press release and Xbox.com
both stating that the game includes online co-op. But there is a thin strand of gold lining to this story in that the game does include online versus mode, where you can race through specifically made stages against a friend. But if that's SEGA's version of online co-op then damned if they don't need a new descriptor reading "too lazy to implement online co-op, you get versus mode sucka!".