First of all, I found files that were laid out almost exactly like the PC version of Sonic 4: Episodes I and II, which means it completely derived from that version. I found in iOS Episode I that there were several things changed, such as the use of .CSB for music and splitting of the CSB files (That's why the load times are longer: Each zone had a .CSB file for music). However, diving into Episode II I found something interesting: The music archives are a different format. Now they use .ACB, which I am not familiar with at all, and I'm sure that none of you are familiar with it either. Well, techies, let's get crackin'!
The standard game files use the ever-so-popular .AMB format, so those will most likely be easy to crack open. I will when I get a chance and point out any oddities I find.
It includes a bunch of Episode I's data and resources, because of Episode Metal, but that should have been assumed.
There are probably two models for each map, assumed by looking at the contents of the G_ZONE(x) folders. There was a MAP folder and a MAPFAR folder, so that led to this assumption.
Episode I used .PVR for textures, and, guessing from the proper use of alpha for textures instead of jagged lines, they either figured out the PVR format completely or used a different image format. I know that the PC version of Episode I used .DDS, so I'm curious. to see what they did.
Episode II on iOS supports iCloud saving, but this is a find for iOS as a whole: The User Library folder stores iCloud saves and gets them from iCloud servers. Then the save files are either read from there or transferred to Episode II's Documents folder.
The iOS version contains two PLY folders in the G_COM folder; one has a suffix _HD. This is because the iPad uses the _HD folders. Yes, this is plural; I found some more in the Episode I folders.
The cutscenes are video files in standard iOS format, but that should have been assumed. I mean, the videos use the PC/360/PS3 graphics, and it's easy to tell when first starting the game that the cutscenes are videos. It fades out after playing the intro cutscene and then loads up the actual game models. Plus, the smoother framerate of a constant 30 fps in cutscenes compared to the varying speeds on an iPhone 4 ingame.
All of these findings are from just looking at the outside. I am transferring the Episode II app folder to my computer now, so I will crack open what I can and find out what I can about the game. My ultimate goal was to get the low-poly maps and character models. People have the music already from the PC version, but we had better figure out the .ACB files quickly, before they use it again.
I will follow up with more information when I get it.