Monday, January 26, 2009

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Super Sonic Edition

Last week we took a look at Sonic the Hedgehog's 2D adventures, so now it's time to enter three-dimensions with Sonic's 3D exploits. From the original Sonic Adventure to Sonic Unleashed, there's plenty of rocking music to unleash your inner werehog on. Let's get this hedgehog hootenanny started!


Entering into 3D for better or worse, we have Sonic Adventure originally a launch title for the Sega Dreamcast. I have to admit that I didn't enjoy this game as much as the sequel. I didn't like slowing the pace of the game down to run around the hubs. Plus I didn't enjoy playing as Big, Amy, Tails, or Knuckles. Though in the sequel I'd like Tails' and Knuckles' gameplay more. Here's a happy track from Station Square. Without hubs though, this wonderful track wouldn't have seen the light of day!

From most likely my favorite 3D Sonic alongside Sonic Heroes, here's a bouncy, happy-go-lucky tune perfect for Miles "Tails" Prower. It's Rumbling HWY... for Mission Street.

Sonic Heroes right behind Sonic Adventure 2 has my favorite soundtrack of any Sonic game. I really enjoyed how each level's theme matched the environment of the level instead of just being plain old rock or whatever (though that's not bad either). I also liked how Sonic Heroes followed the Act 1/Act 2/Boss progression found in earlier Sonic games. Here's the upbeat theme of Seaside Hill, the first zone of Sonic Heroes.

This song comes from Sonic and the Secret Rings, a Wii title that greatly excelled the piece of hedgehog poop that was the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog game. The game did so well that a sequel to the Sonic Storybook Series, Sonic and the Black Knight is planned for a Q1 release.

This is the main theme of the newest Sonic game, Sonic Unleashed. It's called Endless Possibilities, an upbeat rock tune. Thankfully the theme isn't played every five seconds (hyperbole) like in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), so it's pretty refreshing to hear in-game. As for the quality of the game itself, that's up to you.

Direct Linkage:

Welcome to Station Square!
Rumbling HWY
STAGE 01: Seaside Hill
The Palace That Was Found
Endless Possibilities

Next week begins a brand new video game series to sample tracks from. Starting from his modest 8-bit roots, this blue bomber is now one of the most recognized mascots in gaming! It's Mega Man-- starting next week!

1 comment:

Christopher Jon said...

For me, Sonic Adventure was better than any of the 2D sonic games I played. I hated looking for those chaos emeralds, I hated having to choose between speed or exploration. SA was a very good game. It's too bad that was the last great moment in Sonic.