At some point I came across a pretty beat up copy of Sonic 2 that looks like it used to belong to an independently owned video rental store. They glued a card in the case with their own overview of the game to replace the manual. They got so many things wrong. I thought the hints section was hilariously stupid, especially the part about Tails. Here's the transcript. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 Stop rubbing your eyes! You're seeing right! It's Sonic and he's back ready for another adventure! It seems that the world is being threatened again and now it's up to Sonic to save it. That shouldn't be a problem with you guiding him! Travel the countryside knocking off bad guys as you go. Discover the secret of super-"Sonic"-speed as you zip across hill and dale. Fly around in loops and straight up the side of cliffs. Bounce off of plungers and fly through the air at incredible speeds and heights! Collect enough rings and you'll get a chance at a bonus stage too! Once you start, you won't ever want to stop! Good luck!!! START - Use the Start Button to begin each new game and to pause and restart games already in progress. DIRECTIONAL PAD - Use the Directional Pad to move throughout each scene while avoiding and their attacks as well as other hazards. Press Up when jumping to increase your altitude. Press Down when moving to spin and knock out some of your enemies. A BUTTON - Use the A Button to jump over obstacles, onto ledges and to avoid your enemies and their attacks. B BUTTON - Use the B Button to jump over obstacles, onto ledges and to avoid your enemies and their attacks. C BUTTON - Use the C Button to jump over obstacles, onto ledges and to avoid your enemies and their attacks. HINTS - Collect all of the coins that you can as you go. Just be careful not to run into any enemies or you will drop them all. The best way to attack an enemy is to spin jump and hit him on the head. Look for flashing boxes. These contain power-ups when you spin jump on them. Don't be afraid of the little fox that follows you around. He's your friend and he's helping you collect more coins. Take it a little bit slow at first so that you can get a good feeling for what's involved. Once you get to the chemical plant, you can bounce on the top of a tube to break the seal and get inside. Then who knows where you'll end up?! Be careful if you fall in the chemical water. It's only a matter of time before you will drown, so you'd better find a way out of it fast! Be careful not to get in between the moving blocks and the walls or you'll get smashed and lose a life.