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Demo 2 is an outdated version of SRB2, released on March 5th, 2001. This release introduced Greenflower Zone Act 2, Greenflower Zone Act 3 and Techno Hill Zone Act 1 in addition to an expanded version of the previous demo's Greenflower Zone Act 1. This was a more complete representation of what Single Player gameplay in SRB2 would be like. Techno Hill Zone Act 1 was similar to how it appeared in the game before its redesign in v2.1, but the slime was not yet damaging and the factory part had platforms with fans instead of the current gas jet gimmick.
Demo 2 also furthered SRB2's transformation from a Doom port to a stand-alone game. A new title screen was added, which is still used today, and the menus were standardized to all use the same font. The automap, which was a leftover feature from Doom, was disabled (it would later return as part of development mode). Tails, who was not included in Demo 1, was added back into the game with a mostly complete set of sprites of his own (some walking angles and gasping still displayed Sonic Xtreme sprites). His flight speed was slowed down compared to SRB2 Christmas and he could now fly underwater. Knuckles was first introduced also, although without his climbing ability. Similarly to Sonic's multi-thok ability, Knuckles could stop and resume gliding as often as he wanted during one jump. At this point, he did not yet have his own sprites, so he used a random assortment of Sonic and Tails sprites from various sources. Super Sonic's jump height was doubled in this demo. The 10-minute time limit present in SRB2 Christmas and Demo 1 was removed, allowing players to play levels without time restrictions.
While the splitscreen feature, which was not working correctly, was removed from the menu (it could still be enabled by typing
SPLITSCREEN ON in the console), netgaming became a stronger focus in Demo 2. Because netgames could not yet be set up or joined from the in-game menu, Demo 2 was shipped with a launcher program that started SRB2 with the appropriate command line parameters. Around this time, SSNTails created the first Match map, entitled "smatch.wad". It is included in releases to this day as Meadow Match Zone.
- Archived Versions - srb2.org - Information and download
- Sonic Robo Blast 2 - Demo 2 Preview - Youtube
|Pre-demo||SRB2 TGF • SRB2 Halloween • SRB2 Christmas|
|Demo||Demo 1 • Demo 2 • Demo 3 • Demo 4 • Demo 4.32-4.35 • SRB2 2k3|
|Final Demo||Final Demo 1.01-1.04 • Final Demo 1.08 • Final Demo 1.09-1.09.2 • Final Demo 1.09.3-1.09.4|
|Post-demo||Match beta • Version 2.0 • Version 2.1 • In development|