Remember all those hours we spent back in the early ’90s playing Sega Genesis in our basements and living rooms? Who would have thought that the King of Pop was responsible for scoring an enormous chunk of that precious thumb-numbing time!
It was just revealed that Michael Jackson penned the music to one of our most beloved Sega Genesis video games of all time, Sonic The Hedgehog 3!
After years of online rumours and firm denial by Sega, a recent exposé in the Huffington Post confirmed that Jackson did in fact write a variety of music for the popular 1994 video game, that included beat-boxing and intricate compositions.
Although Jackson was never credited in the game and Sega remained mum on the subject, the six men who were acknowledged for composing the music (Brad Buxer, Bobby Brooks, Doug Grigsby III, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace and Cirocco Jones) have now admitted that they worked with Jackson to soundtrack Sonic 3, and those songs made it to the final game.
According to the composers, Jackson wanted his name removed from the games credits when it was finished because he didn’t like the compressed sound quality of the songs. Damn 16-bit consoles!
Take a listen to some of the Sonic 3 music compared to MJ’s. Can you hear the similarities?
This just made our Sonic The Hedgehog memories that much better!