Arts and Crafts: Make your own Sonic 4 Episode 2 Genesis box, manual and cartridge!

With only a month until the game’s digital release, I thought it would be fun to once again create a retro Genesis box design for Sonic 4’s next episode. The first time I designed a fake Genesis box was for Sonic 4 Episode 1, which I shared over at my personal blog The Nomad Junkyard [Update: Here is the new Sonic 4 Episode 1 download link]. I used the original Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis box design as inspiration for Episode 1, so I thought it would be fitting to use Sonic 2’s original Genesis box as my inspiration for Episode 2. After the break, a download link, instructions and a photo gallery for those too lazy to make it themselves.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • The files, available to download here
  • A plastic Genesis or Mega Drive case and game cartridge, I used a like-new copy of NBA Jam
  • One 8.5″x11″ sheet of printer paper (glossy preferred)
  • One 11″x17″ sheet of printer paper, or whatever can fit a 7″x11″ image
  • Tape, plain or double sided

Print the cartridge “stickers” and instruction manual on the 8.5″x11″ piece of paper, cut on the edge. Fold the manual in half and place a piece of tape inside to keep it shut. Use double sided tape or loops of regular tape to stick the sticker to the cartridge. Print the cover on the larger piece of paper, trim and place in the Genesis box, place the cartridge and manual inside the box. When finished, it should look like this:


As you can see, for an added bonus I made up a Sonic & Knuckles replacement sticker for those who want to “lock-on” Episode 1 with Episode 2 so they can “play” Episode Metal. To fans who grew up on the Mega Drive, don’t fret – I have a Mega Drive version in the works that I hope to post before the game releases. In the meantime, share and enjoy!

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16 responses to “Arts and Crafts: Make your own Sonic 4 Episode 2 Genesis box, manual and cartridge!

  1. DCGX says:

    Wow that is really nice.

  2. Mengels7 says:

    Ahahaha I love this. Excellent job!

  3. stevetheman90 says:

    I love the checkerboard sides old school Sega!

  4. Kori-Maru says:

    That’s just simply amazing Barry. You just made me what to by all copies next month though I’m saving up for Sonic Boom.

  5. BinaryRaptor says:

    Nice to see you’ve made another to go with your previous one. All we need now is one for Episode Metal 🙂

  6. Jonathan Camelo says:

    Hey Barry, I also posted on your blog site. I’d like these made for my game collection would you be able to sell the pair to me?

  7. Alice says:

    Does anyone still have these files? And the episode 1 files as well if possible. All of the links for them seem to be dead. Thanks in advance. 🙂

  8. All download links have been fixed, enjoy!

  9. Patrick says:

    That’s really nice looking. Question – are the carts playable on the Genesis? Or is it just a show piece?

  10. dashxi says:

    Fantastic Job!!!
    I have this package with Sonic Chaos and Sonic 3d Bast (MasterSystem)!!!
    Nostalgic!!!

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