30 April 2010

"They Call Me Sonic" Remix

Here's a "remix" (technically, it's more like a cover version) that I made awhile ago of the silly "They Call Me Sonic" rave song. I liked the chord progression and melody, and so I played around with it a little bit.

It's nothing too serious, but it was fun!

23 April 2010

Shakii the Wolf Music

A long time ago, I found a demo of an MS-DOS game called Shakii the Wolf.

The game itself, while mildly charming, was pretty terrible - except for the music, which I loved. The songs from the game reminded me strongly of the classic 16-bit Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo games I grew up with.

Fortunately, even though it was a demo, the soundtrack contained (as far as I can tell) all of the game's music. At the time, I had none of this new-fangled computer internet gadgetry you kids are so fond of, and I ended up dubbing the music to audio cassette.

I haven't been able to find the music online anywhere, so I guess it's up to me to provide a source. Here's a YouTube playlist of the entire soundtrack, ripped directly from my dusty old mix tapes! Don't worry; the sound quality is still reasonable.

This one is probably my favourite track in the game.

Sadly, I have no idea who composed the soundtrack, as I don't have the full version of the game, and I can't find the info anywhere, either. If you know anything about it, please drop by in the comments and let me know.

P.S. Seriously, don't click this link. =P

11 April 2010

Promising Sonic Fan Games/Hacks

Sonic 4 isn't the only Sonic game on the horizon to look forward to. I thought I'd quickly run down some of the promising Sonic fan games/hacks that I'm personally anticipating. There's no guarantee they'll all ever be finished, but they're exciting nonetheless.


Sonic Boom by SÆGA

This didn't win a hacking contest for nothing! Not only is it technically impressive and face-rockingly awesome, it changes up the Sonic gameplay so much its hard to believe it's a mere ROM hack.

Sonic 2 LD by Doc Eggfan and Glitch

How can you not love this idea? The new sprites (by MoDule and tokumaru) are amazing; why Sega never took advantage of their 8-bit hardware like these guys can, I'll never know.

The S Factor: Sonia and Silver by Aquaslash

Another character hack, with fun and interesting Zone themes and good layouts. I love the music to the Zone in the video. :)

Sonic 1: Brother Trouble by MarkeyJester

Looks gorgeous, and is full of technical wizardry. Besides, I love Manic. XP

Amy in Sonic 1 and Sally in Sonic 1 by E-122-Psi

Absolutely adorable character sprites, and the promise of fully featured new movesets make these two something to keep your eye on.

Sonic 1 Alt by Ell678

Don't be fooled. This is far more than your ordinary layout hack. I don't want to oversell, but the new level layouts are outstanding. I seldom get transported back to my childhood days of playing Sonic on the Genesis for the first time, but this hack can do it.

Sonic Fan Remix by pelikan13

I think any image of this gorgeous project speaks for itself.

Well, there you have it. Sorry to all those whose hacks I didn't include - this is by no means a complete list! I'll probably run down another list in the future.