Once again, it's time to guide a valiant knight and his trusted steed on their glorious mission. Okay, so it's not so much a valiant knight as it is a hedgehog with a rubber band and a rocket pack. But the mission is still glorious! Yes, we here at Jay is Games proudly support the ancient and noble art of launching hedgehogs into space. Via the center of the earth. And eventually... Nebraska?
If you liked the first edition of launchy goodness from gaming juggernaut Armor Games and jmtb02, chances are you'll find a lot to enjoy in Hedgehog Launch 2, including the creator's trademark cheek. Especially if you thought the original was missing shoes, and magnets. Other than that? Not much has changed. You still click and drag to shoot your willing little critter as far as you can, and you still have to fly around the screen using the vaguely unwieldy controls to collect the cash you'll need to make your upgrades. Which is a lot. The additional accessories you can buy are varied enough to warrant replays and endless tweaking in your race to the moon, especially since most of them required the cash equivalent of several Swiss bank accounts. (Legitimately obtained, we assure you. Why are you looking at us like that?) If you want to get everything maxed out, you're going to be playing a very long time indeed.
The addition of new items to get and a slight graphical improvement wind up making this one feel like the game the original should have been, rather than a new game. Is it fun? Oh yes. It provides that special thrill you only get from strapping wriggling little animals into an elastic band and then snapping them through the core of the earth. Don't pretend you don't know what we're talking about. Your time has come, my friend, in Hedgehog Launch 2. Hog harder, faster, farther.