Sonic Generations was a game that set incredibly high expectations for the fans for one reason, and one reason alone: the stages chosen to represent Sonic’s best moments in two different styles. This stretched not only to the gameplay and level design, but to the music as well.
The final release’s level selection was met with high praise, what with highlighting some of the greatest parts of Sonic’s history… but of course, not everyone is left satisfied. As a result, many people from the music community have decided to take matters into their own hands. Already numerous dubbed “Classic” and “Modern” remixes of Sonic favourites have sprouted around the web.
That is why, for this week’s Sound Test Saturday, we will acknowledge a few of these artists who have payed tribute to Sonic Generations and the history of Sonic in their own special way.
With that, let’s begin with a remix that literally raised the bar much higher than some would favour… a White World mix of Sky Troops from Shadow the Hedgehog!
Covering for Melpontro‘s upcoming custom Sky Troops stage, Zach Hinchy (from the fan game Sonic Time Twisted) and Falk (yes, that Falk) are two of a few names contributing their sounds to Melpontro’s project. Before you ask, yes, a Classic version demo is already up, and the Modern version is on its way with EXshad providing the guitar.
Like the other Hub World themes, this version of Sky Troops is short, sweet, and captivates the gist of the stage’s melody, what with it being a loop for the most part. Well done!
Now, how about a Modern take on a renowned classic… Ice Cap Zone?
Definitely a unique remix on Lumo93‘s part. I would’ve expected it to have gone the usual route when it comes to remixing the fan-favourite level from Sonic 3 & Knuckles… but this Modern/boosting remix is definitely unique, as well as quite fitting. It’s fast, yet the notation and tone, I wouldn’t have expected it to be lowered to such a noticeable degree… yet still work! It only lacks a bit of a bang when compared to the actual tracks, but it still fits quite seamlessly!
And finally, a Classic route deeper into the Pyramid Cave from Sonic Adventure 2!
Yannick Jason took the helm for this incredibly bouncy take on Pyramid Cave, borrowing a style akin to those of Classic Speed Highway and City Escape. The change in time signature partway through is definitely unexpected, but very well executed. A piece worthy for Classic Sonic indeed!
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