Sonic Turns 18

Posted by BlazeHedgehog (1082 posts) -

Today is the 18th Anniversary of the release of Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis. It also marks 8 years since Sonic Adventure 2. Saying that makes me feel really, really old, because Sonic Adventure 2 doesn't feel like it came out that long ago.

But yeah. Sonic's 18 years old! It kind of snuck up on me, I guess. Sonic fans usually quietly celebrate this day, but I had completely spaced it out until I saw a post about it on NeoGAF. Since I'd started uploading MP3s I've made to Youtube, I decided to go through and upload an MP3 for the four major Sega Genesis Sonic games. Please, partake in the remastered Sonic music goodness with me:

  
Sonic the Hedgehog - Green Hill Zone MP3: http://sharebee.com/103f6b1

  
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Chemical Plant Zone MP3: http://sharebee.com/3e3dfdf1

  
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Hydrocity Zone MP3: http://sharebee.com/cc76421

  
Sonic & Knuckles - Death Egg Zone MP3: http://sharebee.com/e8e3a0e0

It's worth re-iterating, but these were made from MIDIs freely available on the internet. I can't compose or sequence worth crap (never had enough motivation to learn), but I like tinkering with soundfonts and music in general, so I've gotten in to the habit of taking MIDIs of videogame music and running them through FL Studio to make them sound nicer. I have a Youtube Playlist where I'll be uploading my favorites.

And while we're on the subject of Youtube and Sonic the Hedgehog, if you haven't already watched it, Gametap's Sonic Retrospective is a good watch. Covers a great deal of what went on behind the scenes for Sonic's rise to fame during the era of the Sega Genesis - and it respectfully cuts off right before everything goes sour. Definitely worth watching, especially on today of all days.
#1 Posted by BlazeHedgehog (1082 posts) -

Today is the 18th Anniversary of the release of Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis. It also marks 8 years since Sonic Adventure 2. Saying that makes me feel really, really old, because Sonic Adventure 2 doesn't feel like it came out that long ago.

But yeah. Sonic's 18 years old! It kind of snuck up on me, I guess. Sonic fans usually quietly celebrate this day, but I had completely spaced it out until I saw a post about it on NeoGAF. Since I'd started uploading MP3s I've made to Youtube, I decided to go through and upload an MP3 for the four major Sega Genesis Sonic games. Please, partake in the remastered Sonic music goodness with me:

  
Sonic the Hedgehog - Green Hill Zone MP3: http://sharebee.com/103f6b1

  
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Chemical Plant Zone MP3: http://sharebee.com/3e3dfdf1

  
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Hydrocity Zone MP3: http://sharebee.com/cc76421

  
Sonic & Knuckles - Death Egg Zone MP3: http://sharebee.com/e8e3a0e0

It's worth re-iterating, but these were made from MIDIs freely available on the internet. I can't compose or sequence worth crap (never had enough motivation to learn), but I like tinkering with soundfonts and music in general, so I've gotten in to the habit of taking MIDIs of videogame music and running them through FL Studio to make them sound nicer. I have a Youtube Playlist where I'll be uploading my favorites.

And while we're on the subject of Youtube and Sonic the Hedgehog, if you haven't already watched it, Gametap's Sonic Retrospective is a good watch. Covers a great deal of what went on behind the scenes for Sonic's rise to fame during the era of the Sega Genesis - and it respectfully cuts off right before everything goes sour. Definitely worth watching, especially on today of all days.
#2 Posted by Bucketdeth (8003 posts) -

Now he can star in his own porno : D

#3 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (882 posts) -

18's awfully old for a hedgehog, well you get the gun I'll bring him 'round the back of the shed; He's well overdue his rest.

#4 Posted by Rinkalicous (1339 posts) -
@Bucketdeth said:
" Now he can star in his own porno : D "
Oh dear god, I can't get the images out of my head!
#5 Posted by Expletive (1057 posts) -

I never really got into sonic until the first adventure, so it makes me very sad that that was the last half decent sonic game

#6 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2990 posts) -

Sweet!!! now we can get jiggy with sonic legally

#7 Posted by Willy105 (4688 posts) -

I hope they don't make Sonic an adult and have him appear in a mature dystopian future.

#8 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -

He is finally 18.  Now I hump and rump his spikey ass.

Anyways, it is a shame that Sega went of the hardware business.  I am not sure why people hate on Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2, I still love those games.  Those were the last good sonic games, at least for me.

#9 Posted by dankempster (2249 posts) -
@Willy105 said:
" I hope they don't make Sonic an adult and have him appear in a mature dystopian future. "
To be perfectly honest, that couldn't possibly be much worse than anything he's appeared in over the last five years.
#10 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

Sonic Fan-Fic now please.

#11 Posted by BlazeHedgehog (1082 posts) -
@Coltonio7 said:
" Sonic Fan-Fic now please. "

Sorry, I don't do fanfiction. :P
#12 Posted by auspiciousqueue (1298 posts) -

I didn't even realize it was that long ago. Sonic will always bring back good memories.

#13 Posted by auspiciousqueue (1298 posts) -

I didn't even realize it was that long ago. Sonic will always bring back good memories.

#14 Posted by StarFoxA (5137 posts) -

They were giving stuff away on Sonic Games' Twitter today, and one of the prize winners (after realizing he had won the Sonic X Kids' pack) replied requesting that he would not receive his prize.

I found that hilarious.

#15 Posted by BlazeHedgehog (1082 posts) -
@StarFoxA said:
" They were giving stuff away on Sonic Games' Twitter today, and one of the prize winners (after realizing he had won the Sonic X Kids' pack) replied requesting that he would not receive his prize.I found that hilarious. "

I don't think I blame the guy. I'd imagine it was full of like, stickers and those ugly action figures and junk, right?
#16 Posted by JJOR64 (18882 posts) -
@Bucketdeth said:
" Now he can star in his own porno : D "
Now we can see some hot Sonic on Amy action.
#17 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

This thread makes me remember how much I fucking hate Sonic. Good music though. That Green Hill Zone at the topic is a real classic. I wish more games had music like that now instead of orchestral ambiance.

#18 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2408 posts) -

To bad sonic died long ago.

#19 Edited by BlazeHedgehog (1082 posts) -
@BigBoss1911 said:
" To bad sonic died long ago. "
  
I'm sorry, you'll have to speak up - I can't hear you over how awesome this is.
#20 Posted by Snipzor (3317 posts) -

Wow, 18, how depressing. Sonic went full Robert Downey Jr fast, except Sonic won't have his own comeback. 18 years, 10 of which were made of pure suck, and that is a kind estimate.

#21 Posted by EleFlameMax (386 posts) -

This is 20th comment! Coincidence? I think not!

#22 Posted by ZombiePie (5556 posts) -

18 huh, so do hedgehogs age like dogs or something? My guess is that they age like milk.

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#23 Posted by EleFlameMax (386 posts) -
@ZombiePie: He "stopped" aging at 15. He's fifteen in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, I think, and I'm sure he was fifteen Sonic Adventure 2. Read your manuals, kids!
#24 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2408 posts) -
@BlazeHedgehog said:
" @BigBoss1911 said:
" To bad sonic died long ago. "
  
I'm sorry, you'll have to speak up - I can't hear you over how awesome this is. "
LOL

#25 Posted by ZombiePie (5556 posts) -
@EleFlameMax: Ohhhh so Sonic has the Gary Coleman disease...geez now I feel bad for making fun of him.
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#26 Posted by BlazeHedgehog (1082 posts) -
@BigBoss1911 said:
" @BlazeHedgehog said:
" @BigBoss1911 said:
" To bad sonic died long ago. "
  
I'm sorry, you'll have to speak up - I can't hear you over how awesome this is. "
LOL

The Werehog might not be very good, but a lot of people overestimate how awful it really is. I'm betting you haven't even played the game (please, no lame excuses as to why you haven't - don't embarrass yourself), so kindly shut your gob. Even factoring in how lame the Werehog is, Sonic Unleashed is probably the best 3D Sonic game ever made, and the only reason people don't acknowledge this more often is because they're too busy judging the game based on the past sins of the franchise instead of judging it on its own merits.
#27 Posted by JonathanMoore (1858 posts) -

Should have retired after Sonic & Knuckles... just sayin'...

-- God Bless.

#28 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

18 eh? I hope he's going to college before re-entering the workforce. He needs to go figure out what he wants to do the rest of his life and come back with a plan. We know he has some strengths (2D) but he needs to decide for himself what he's going to do.

#29 Posted by Matthew (1911 posts) -

Sounds like strippers and cigars are in order!

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