The Genius of Doctor Robotnik (Sonic Series)

July 4th, 2008

Sonic the Hedgehog is was awesome. Back in the day, his games were undoubtedly the best around, and one in particular, the epic “Sonic 3 & Knuckles” – two games combined into one – remains my favorite platform game of all time. ever. Even over juggernauts like Mario 3 & Mario 64. The music is fantastic too, with a wide variety of composers working on games throughout the series. This track features a few pieces from a few different composers.

The original idea for this mix has to be credited to a guy named Jay Reichard. He’s a musician who likes to mess around with game music in a midi format, and he came up with a medley piece called The Genius of Doctor Robotnik. It’s a medley of the boss themes from Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles all in one. I found it on his website and fell in love with it, and asked him if we could record it. He agreed, and a great little partnership was formed. Jay’s working with us on a new track right now – he’s a genius musician.

This track was really pretty straightforward to record. I took Jay’s midi and changed it around to fit our style better, adding, removing, expanding and slimming down several parts. And then the three of us went to it, recording the live instruments. The Robotnik tunes are some of the most memorable from Sonic, and this medley covers the best tracks from Sonic’s golden age.

Did You Know?
Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles were originally meant to be one game, but when Sonic 3 was going to slip from a Christmas release, Sega decided to make use of the Lock-On technology and shipped half of the game as Sonic 3 with the latter half to ship later as Sonic & Knuckles.

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8 Responses to “The Genius of Doctor Robotnik (Sonic Series)”

  1. Grandpa Kid SF Says:

    Great great great great great great version!
    I’m your fan.

  2. Alexander Kessilero Says:

    Oh, yesss. That’s rad. I remember Sonic & Knuckles; that logging robot was a pain in the ass.

  3. Linkyu Says:

    Awesome version!

  4. ZikZak Says:

    I discovered your website from the gm4a album called ‘LOSER’ and I love this track.

    Very good job !

  5. D34TH-Z0N3 Says:

    love it since these are the only sonic games I like out the lot and nice covers lads

  6. Shantonu Bhattacharjee Says:

    Dude, this is awesome!! Would you be able to do the same with the Final Bosses of the Sonic 1, Sonic 2 & Sonic 3 & Knuckles? (Including Doomsday Zone)

  7. ya1theman Says:

    This is amazing!!!! Could you share some tabs?

  8. Brown the dog Says:

    Yet another great piece, only made by yours truly. The only problem is that the Sonic 3 & Knuckles’ Mini-Boss (3rd music part)music is too short. What I’ll be expecting are remixes of Sonic 1’s, Sonic 2’s, Sonic 3’s (because it earns a remix, regardless that it was made by Michael Jackson) and Sonic & Knuckles’s credit musics.

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