Once again, all-star Retro Member Skyler “Make Me A Staff Member So I Can Post This Myself” King delivers on the goods. Struck by musical inspiration, Skyler has dared to ask the question, “What would happen if Sonic the Hedgehog 2‘s music sounded as I truly imagined it?” And that is how Sonic 2×4 was born. Listen to the Emerald Hill Zone as if it were really Splash Hill. Marvel at Metropolis like you were running from a wall that wanted to ruin you. Be thankful the flippers work properly in Casino Night. And most importantly, wonder what would go through the mind of Masato Nakamura if he ever heard this.
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My internet usually causes issues with downloading bigger files, but I do want to hear some nice MEOWMEOWMEOW and some out of place Sonic 1 snare.
Here’s some Meow Mix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN-7f0JgHgc
I like chicken, I like liver meow meow mix please deliver. xD Why haven’t I checked this out yet? :V Moonshadow Caz (or Skyler, which ever you prefer xP) awesome job. xDD
I’ll admit I only made it to Casino Night (2P) before giving up. My ears and childhood will thank me.
Sounds horrible. Now I understand why I do not like the music in Sonic 4: it’s not the music by itself what I don’t like, it’s how it is performed. Sega needs Nakamura back.
Which makes me wonder – how would a Sonic 4×2 album sound?
If it’s not blatantly obvious, I mean Sonic 4 music with Sonic 2 instruments. Or maybe a Sonic 4×3. Whatever, just Sonic 4 songs with classic instruments. If Lost Labyrinth on the Master System taught us anything, it’s that the music itself isn’t what’s so terrible – it’s the instruments.
A Sonic 4×3 wouldn’t work out because Sonic 3’s music style is much different than 1,2 and 4, due to having different composers, like Michael Jackson.^_^
I meant moreso instrument choice, but that makes sense.
“How would a Sonic 4×2 album sound?”
Agreed ! ..and then get SEGA to give it out as DLC!
A complete Meow Mix Zone. <3
Well time to go to YouTube and find Sonic 2 music and gain my sanity back. Sonic 4 ugh.
Quoting Mike Pollock from the SAGEcast last year: “That was delightfully annoying.”
For the record, I kinda like how EHZ 1P sounds like.
Collaborate with Sonic 2:Dimps Edition FTW
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Dying Cats Edition
I gotta say, some of these sound decent, but everything else < original Sonic 2
Agreed. Final Boss is surprisingly non-horrific.
I actually like what was done with Oil Ocean, but that’s just me…
Eh, too much Sonic 1 drum for my tastes. Invincibility’s not too bad, nor is the Title screen. And I think Emerald Hill 2P wasn’t horrible.
Actually, now that I listen to Oil Ocean, it isn’t so terrible, but not one of my favorites. Also, oh dear god Mystic Cave Zone. That BWAAAAAAAAAAAAH instrument is so weird. Though I like the rest of it. And then it pops right back in and screws up the song.
I’d rather want to listen to these two:
In meow mix form.
Well, some parts of it, that is.
Listening to this, the sounds are annoying like Sonic4 but its still wonderfull Sonic 2 music. You just can’t ruin it.
To ruin it you’d have to give it extra loops and slow down the music to make unfitting of a sonic game.
Also make the overall tunes off key and some notes longer than they should.
Then you’ll have something sonic 4 ish. Or maybe thats just my brain breaking when I listen to it.
I actually chuckled at Mystic Cave when the bwaaaah bwaaah bwaaaah sound came in
Hmm, interesting to hear what it “would” sound like. Personally, I like the Hidden Palace Zone arrangement…but that’s pretty much it :3
The Hidden Palace Zone arrangement is pretty awesome, because it sounds fairly normal. And the original was such a good song in the first place.
Is it wrong I really enjoyed the whole of this soundtrack…!
Great work, as always. Loved EHZ particularly.
So you all say Sonic 4 music is shit, then say you like this? please. Sonic 4 sounds are crap, so this is crap!
That’s WHY people like it, though.
That’s the point, dipshit. Making good music sound like crap with the samples. It’s a novelty album.
yes and I am sure that the guy who did this just loves the Sonic 4 music, right? Agenda.
The melodies, yes. The instruments, hell no.
Agreed. The soundtrack isn’t what’s bad – it’s the instrument choice.
Good job, SEGA. Good job.
I sampled a few of the stages.
My God, not even the boss music is safe from the shitty instrumentation. This is EAR RAPE.
Well, the boss music is awful with any instruments. Its just compounded when played on them. Hell, the boss music sounds like the intro to a morning children’s education programming show.
I was talking about Sonic 2, guy. Sonic 4’s boss music of course sounds like shit, but Sonic 2’s is far better. It just sounds barely passable when using Sonic 4’s instrumentation.
Oh, my bad. Totally agree with you then! I guess I just misinterpreted the comment.
Folks were making better sounding MIDI sequences than this shit, twelve years ago. So good job, I guess. Hint: there are such things as flat and sharp notes.
Way to miss the point there, champ.
The Meow Mix Zone guy went and redid all of Sonic 2? I think I’m in love.
Dude! Holy shit! Emerald hill zone sounds better! I actually like the direction jun senoue took with the music! Now that I heard emerald hill! < 3
Lol @ the kids who don’t get the point.
Oh god. Oil Ocean Zone…