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17 years, 2 months ago
At one point during the development of Sonic 3 for the Genesis/Megadrive in 1994, Michael Jackson had brought a team of musicians to help develop the soundtrack for Sonic 3 for the Genesis/Megadrive. However, the plan failed due to Jackson's image at the time. The music his team composed was only partly complete, and Howard Drossin, who also composed the soundtrack for Sonic and Knuckles, finished the rest of it. This video shows how some of the tracks in Sonic 3 sound similar to Jackson's songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbVM-l2Oku4


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    Rainbow_Bright
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    17 years, 2 months ago
    interesting, thanks for that lil tid bit
      tigediane
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      17 years, 2 months ago
      Wasn't that just a rumor, though? That's from what I've heard anyway.
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        17 years, 2 months ago
        tigediane
        Wasn't that just a rumor, though? That's from what I've heard anyway.


        Yeah, it is. But the vid's still pretty interesting.


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          tigediane
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          17 years, 2 months ago
          I just remembered something that i saw this week about sonic that i didn't mention before. It's kinda off-topic but not.

          I was looking around ytmnd searching for "sonic sez" stuff when i found one where sonic is giving pedophile advice. It's based on the famous sexual harassment "sonic sez" segment.

          Here's the link if anyone's interested: http://sonicb.ytmnd.com/
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            Xe-A-Thoul
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            16 years, 8 months ago
            I think that's both weird and cool at the same time... although, some can say that the music still sounds MJish... and this video kinda proves it.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbVM-l2Oku4
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              16 years, 8 months ago
              Due to my current laziness, I don't feel like looking for the topic that was already discussing this, but, yeah, there was a topic on this already.

              I think it was just a rumor, although, the similarities were pretty interesting.
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                16 years, 8 months ago
                There was already a topic on it? Aw man... I didn't think there would be.

                Guess I should search next time.
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                  16 years, 8 months ago
                  lazyness is a key at retro junk lol

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                    "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not." -Kurt Cobain
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                      16 years, 8 months ago
                      aaaaaand both threads are merged.
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                        16 years, 8 months ago
                        Thanks, guys.

                        The Credits theme from Sonic 3 is one of my favorite Sonic 3 (& Knuckles) songs.
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                          16 years, 8 months ago
                          'Launch Base Zone' sounds like a Michael Jackson song.
                          'Ice Cap Zone' sounds like 'Candyman/Lollipop' by Aqua.
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                            16 years, 8 months ago
                            Micheal Jackson and Sega: A winning combination.

                            I remember the Moonwalker game on Megadrive but wasn't MJ also a part owner of that Sega Land/Sega World theme park or something?

                            He was also in Space Channel Five originall on Dreamcast: "It's Space Micheal!"
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                              16 years, 8 months ago
                              the moonwalker game i loved

                              and the movie was a jk but it was so great and the same time

                              MJ turns into a car and then a robot and flys into space
                              what an idea

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                                IFCWDJD
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                                16 years, 8 months ago
                                I have to admit, I've been a fan of Michael Jackson since I was 5 and a fan of Sonic 3 since it came out, and never noticed the similarities. But all it sounds like they did was maybe recycle some songs from Dangerous. Those other songs, which replace the original ones for Carnival Night, Ice Cap and Launch Zone in that mega collection are really terrible.

                                And the Spacedance song from Space Channel 5 is pretty sweet, it reminds me of the credits music on the TNMT Hyperstone Heist game for Genesis.
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                                  Jesus_crysus
                                  the moonwalker game i loved

                                  and the movie was a jk but it was so great and the same time

                                  MJ turns into a car and then a robot and flys into space
                                  what an idea


                                  I watched Moonwalker a few weeks back.The Smooth Criminal bit is still pretty cool but could you imagine anyone being able to get away with some of the shit he did in that movie today? Portraying himself as a god-like robot that saves a multi-cultural group of children from a drug baron...Sheesh. What an ego!

                                  Now, if Sonic were to do that...
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