Yuji Naka reveals Michael Jackson scored Sonic Origins: There are many rumors about video game mythology. For example, fans of Final Fantasy have been searching for the Triforce in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and saving Aerith in Final Fantasy VII for years.
One of the most persistent urban legends is that Sonic the Hedgehog 3’s soundtrack was composed by none other than Michael Jackson, the pop prince. Finally, finally, we have proof that it is accurate.
In reality, the confirmation arrived in a rather indirect way. The most recent entry in the series, Sonic Origins, expertly revives the origins of the blue blur. By combining Sonic 1, 2, 3, and CD into one compilation.
Yuji Naka reveals Michael Jackson scored Sonic Origins
Sonic 3, also known as Sonic & Knuckles, reportedly contains a different soundtrack from the first game, which, as we now know, included Michael Jackson recordings. Yuji Naka, the designer of Sonic, tweeted about the audio modification. And revealed that the original game “includes Michael Jackson’s song.”
Jackson contributed music to the game, so it only makes sense. That the developers visited Neverland Ranch while it was develop. In addition to confirming the long-running rumor, Naka also shared a picture of when he and members of the Sonic Team “went to [Jackson’s] house in his helicopter.”
Some tracks in Sonic 3 sound substantially like Jackson songs for those interested in where the music analogies originated.
Great examples are provided in the video below, which YouTube user hamsand210 posted back in 2013. When sped up, “Black or White” resembles the Ice Cap Zone’s first level, “Smooth Criminal” resembles the second stage, and so on.
We have learned other things from Sonic Origins, except for this one. Dataminers discovered Sonic Frontiers’ leftover files in its code, sparking rumors about what the forthcoming game may include. The data mine included Knuckles, Big the Cat, fishing, and “Kodama.”