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THAT’S BRILLIANT. EVERYTHING’S BRILLIANT.

(this spoils how to access the new Hidden Palace stage for Sonic 2 on the iOS so don’t watch it if you want to find it yerself.)

despicableplankton  asked:

What's your favourite music from any of the Sanic the Horgehug games?

WHAT A HEAVY QUESTION. Honestly, I love a lot of the music from many of the games, and the variety of style the games have offered over the years.

My favorite classic Sonic songs are:
Scrap Brain Zone (Sonic 1)
Oil Ocean Zone (Sonic 2)
Metropolis Zone (Sonic 2)
Hydrocity Zone (Sonic 3 & Knuckles) 
Stardust Speedway - Bad Future (US soundtrack) (Sonic CD)
Sonic Boom (US soundtrack) (Sonic CD)

My favorite modern Sonic songs are:
Open Your Heart (Sonic Adventure)
Be Cool, Be Wild, and Be Groovy (Sonic Adventure)
Supporting Me (Sonic Adventure 2)
That’s The Way I Like It (Sonic Adventure 2)
Mystic Mansion (Sonic Heroes)
Boss: Black Bull (Shadow the Hedgehog)
Kingdom Valley (Sonic 2006)
Dreams of an Absolution - Silver’s Theme (Sonic 2006)

Sonic Colors is my favorite soundtrack as a whole. It has a variety of musical styles including electronic, rock, ska, and symphonic that give the game a really fun flavor. Each “world” has its own theme, that’s been remixed for each zone. On top of that, you have hubworld music, menu music, and boss battle music which is all top notch!
A few of my favorites:
Asteroid Coaster (Act 3)
Sweet Mountain (Act 1)
Vs. Orcan & Skullian
Area - Aquarium Park
Theme of Sonic Colors (orchestral)
Vs. Nega Wisp Armor phase 2


The Sonic fan community has so many amazingly talented musicians who produce some stellar remixes and covers. A few that I adore are:
Schizophrenic by Kruai (Collision Chaos Japanese soundtrack)
Paradise Paradox by SuperiorX (Palmtree Panic Japanese soundtrack)
Walk on Water by housethegrate (Hydrocity Zone)
Live at the Sandopolis by BrainCells (Sandopolis Zone)
Malicious Fingers by SnappleMan (vs. Dr. Robotnik)
Gotta Go Faster by Tuberz McGee (Collision Chaos JP soundtrack + You Can Do Anything)
Hidden Palace Future by FFmusicDJ (Hidden Palace Zone)
The Boom by Jivemaster feat. Rabcandy
Forever In Your Mind by begoma feat. W!SE the all.E
Sonic by The Adventures of Duane and BrandO

a game theory

The Sonic series constantly alternates from typical Earth settings to those that are more alien in appearance. Now whilst it has recently been confirmed that the series takes place on two separate worlds, I believe that instead of two different worlds the series takes place in two different dimensions. Parallel universes.

The Master Emerald used to reside in the Mobius universe (for lack of a better name) under the protection of the echidna clan, whilst the seven Chaos Emeralds were on earth.

Hundreds of years ago, the combined powers of the chaos emeralds and master emerald tore rifts in reality itself. This event, known as the Chaos Crisis, created portals between these two universes.

Amongst the first Mobians to explore and settle on Earth were the echidna clans, Knuckles’ ancestors brought the Master Emerald to Earth.


In his youth, Gerald Robotnik studied Mobians and the echidna clans. Which led to him visiting Mobius, this was when he discovered the mural (Hidden Palace Zone) which foretold the battle which would later occur between Sonic and Eggman. The hedgehog Mobian depicted would inspire the second design of the ultimate lifeform.

After Gerald is killed, Eggman decides to continue his research. This leads to him travelling to Mobius and meeting a young Sonic for the first time. After his initial defeat, Eggman sets about launching his own space colony (partly in honour of Gerald.) Once again Sonic stops him. This is around the time that Sonic befriends Tails.

In Sonic 3 Eggman tricks the current guardian of the Master Emerald, Knuckles. At this time Knuckles guarded the M.E on Mobius. Once again we see the mural.

Sonic CD also takes place on Mobius.


After discovering that Eggman’s threat is widespread Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy move to Earth which is where the next few games take place.

In SA2, Eggman discovers the existence of the first artificial Mobian; Shadow, through Gerald’s old research.

Sonic Heroes takes place on Mobius where Eggman has been busy building his own stuff.

Shadow The Hedgehog takes place on Earth as does 06. However Unleashed takes place on the now human populated Mobius. This explains the different continents seen in 06 and Unleashed, and the lack of GUN government presence in the events of Unleashed.

Colours and Lost World take place on Mobius, whilst Generations doesn’t technically take place in either. It can be assumed that Mania will take place on Mobius and Forces will take place on Earth.


Most Mobian characters were born on Mobius. Except for:

The Chaotix, or at least Vector who already had established his Detective Agency whilst Sonic was still living on Mobius.
Silver, who was born on Earth in the future.
Blaze, who comes from neither Earth nor Mobius.
Shadow, who originated in the Earth dimension.

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SONIC UNIVERSE #88

Tougher than leather, it’s Knuckles in “Shattered” Part Two: The mysteries deepen and the suspense builds! Amy and Rouge fight for their lives! Omega is out of commission! And Knuckles is lead deep into the heart of the Hidden Palace Zone by the mysterious Nixus! But is this strange newcomer everything he seems to be? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics legend Tracy Yardley and an “& Knuckles” variant by the delightful Diana Skelly!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms
Variant Cover: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Elaina Unger
On Sale Date: 8/10
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

SONIC UNIVERSE #88
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #88 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #88 CVR B Variant: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Elaina Unger

Tougher than leather, it’s Knuckles in “Shattered” Part Two: The mysteries deepen and the suspense builds! Amy and Rouge fight for their lives! Omega is out of commission! And Knuckles is lead deep into the heart of the Hidden Palace Zone by the new Echidna, Nixus! But is this strange newcomer everything he seems to be? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics legend Tracy Yardley and an “& Knuckles” variant by the delightful Diana Skelly!
Ship Date: 6/8
On Sale Date: 6/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC UNIVERSE #88
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #88 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #88 CVR B Variant: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Elaina Unger

Tougher than leather, it’s Knuckles in “Shattered” Part Two: The mysteries deepen and the suspense builds! Amy and Rouge fight for their lives! Omega is out of commission! And Knuckles is lead deep into the heart of the Hidden Palace Zone by the new Echidna, Nixus! But is this strange newcomer everything he seems to be? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics legend Tracy Yardley and an “& Knuckles” variant by the delightful Diana Skelly!
Ship Date: 6/8
On Sale Date: 6/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Hidden Palace Zone is in the IOS/Android version of Sonic 2! Now I need to buy the IOS version now…

Hidden Palace Zone
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This is the theme for Hidden Palace Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. It is so well hidden, the game designers forgot where they put the level! Some believe you can reach this palace by standing under a waterfall in Emerald Hill Zone or you can reach the level by gambling in Casino Night Zone. To find the Hidden Palace Zone, you need to wait until lava rushes over you in Hill Top Zone. Make sure you have no continues. It is only then that you can see this special zone! 8D

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I am still unbelievably happy that Sega finally finished this lost stage and included it in an officially release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Ever since I first heard about the removed zones in Sonic 2 and unlocked the incomplete version of this stage using my Game Genie, I’ve always wanted to play the real thing.