Soundtrack Central The best of VGM and other great soundtracks

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vert1 Apr 30, 2017 (edited Apr 30, 2017)

Super Speed!
Sonic's back and better than ever. He's a blur in blue! With his new Super Spin Dash. And a new, fabulous friend, "Tails" the Fox. You won't believe it 'til you see it. And when you play it, you won't stop.

Super Play!
Defy gravity in hair-raising loop-de-loops. Grab Power Sneakers and race like lightning through the mazes. Dash in a dizzying whirl across corkscrew speedway. Bounce like a pinball through the bumpers and springs of the amazing Zones. All at break-neck speed!

Super Power!
Sonic's attitude is can-do. The mad scientist Dr. Robotnik is planning a world takeover. Sonic gets tough in the fight to save his friends and squash Robotnik for good!

• Sonic and "Tails" race for the goal in an incredible 2 Player Competition.
• Grab the Ring and find the 7 Chaos Emeralds to end Robotnik's quest to conquer the world.

This game is timeless. I have distinct memories of playing the special stages in co-op at a friend's house with fainter memories of Chemical Zone at the mall, but now I have the immense pleasure of playing the game again finally on my own Genesis this time around. The presentation is flawless from the classic "Sega" vocal intro upon turning on the Genesis, the dominating screen-filling presence of the duo on the start screen, the cutting-edge stage start transitions, -- p e r f e c t.  That's not even getting into the pleasure of the mechanics of the game with running through high and low ground pathways, the charging of the spindash, the jump attacking an enemy right before running into them, the relief of finding an air bubble underwater, the whirling around in loops and tubes -- it doesn't matter how many decades seem to pass; I'll always be enamored with this game.

So what about you? Oh, and where were you on Sonic 2sday?

Idolores Apr 30, 2017 (edited Apr 30, 2017)

Cousins were all about Sega. Had a Genesis, so i got to play a lot.

I remember Sonic 2's music the more than other aspects of the game with Chemical Plant zone being the one i remember most.

I also remember the Spin Dash being real cool and wondered why it wasn't in Sonic 1.

In my city back in the early 90's, they had a gigantic arcade called Wizards Castle, where you could play any kind of game you wanted to. Sonic 2 and 3 were there, hooked up to special pay-for-play Genesises. That was when I first played Sonic 3.

By then I lost touch with the Sonic games as a kid, but had discovered the Archie Sonic comics, which I loved enormously.

Edit: I remember it being really jarring when Robotnik showed up after 2 stages instead of 3.

Ashley Winchester Apr 30, 2017

I replayed the original Sonic trilogy before getting rid of a sizable portion of my collection. I don't think these "golden age" games aged that well. Yes, they are completely playable but I just wasn't feeling it when playing and Sonic 3 - the one I pretty much put on a pedestal because of my childhood memories - fell so far for some reason.

I won't deny these are good games, but I thought Sonic 1 was the best one because it had some platforming, Yes, I realize people hate how the speed comes to a screeching halt with the Marble Zone but I like that.

However, what I find absolutely unforgivable is the game's idea of invulnerability. If you hit spikes you obviously loose all your rings, but the game does not give you a chance to get off the damn spikes before claiming a life. When I witnessed that after being away for years I was absolutely done with the games.

I will say the soundtracks are amazing however. Easily some of the best produced Sega chip tunes that don't sound like a wet fart, The compositions are great but the sound programming was just as important in forging those tunes we all know and love.

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