Michael Jackson was a huge Sonic fan.
I am aware that I am very late but to approach this subject, but the truth is that the personal circumstances did not allow me to solve this problem beforeso, as they say, better late than never, since It’s never a bad time to talk about Sonicwho is one of the greats of the video game industry. And as you can see, the subject that will be discussed here focuses on two great icons of the 90s: Michael Jackson and Sonic.
Considering this, if one begins to study the origin of sonic the hedgehogwho is by far the the most famous hedgehog in the worldyou will realize that the character design was based on the premise of be ing a magnet for young people
This can be seen both in his pattern with its shoesspeed as its main characteristic, its arrogant stance, among many other elements that it also includes a fat and mustachioed nemesis (SEGA was very subtle here).
That said, it is more than clear that the character he gave his best in the 90sit’s its golden age with titles like Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is the titles that relate to the the king of pop michael jackson.
Yuji Naka sparked debate over apparent confirmation
Even if we could see the hedgehog recently at the cinema with Sonic 2: the movie and Chip and Chop: Rescuer Guardians, the truth is that these transmedia leaps are not new, since we have been able to see all our lives that Sonic had several seriesboth present and future. And this is where we have to go back to the 90s, more precisely to the launch of the above Sonic 3.
You should know that the rumors about Michael Jackson had collaborated in the development of the title Sonic they are not new, since in times when the Internet did not exist, gossip and gossip lasted longer and it was more complicated to verify them or not. To give an example, many people still believe that Mew is under a truck in the early Pokemon games.
Anyway, the so-called surprise came when Yuji Naka
Nintendos were in charge of dealing with this topic of Sonic and Michael Jackson
If you’re a fan of nintendo as a server and/or fans of Sonic, you will have seen the curiosities videos of the titles of this character. However, if not, be aware that the video dedicated to Sonic 3 and Knuckles dedicated a space to this fact that one could consider as historic, since one rarely sees that a world-class artist like Michael Jackson collaborate on a video game.
In fact, games like Death Stranding with his cast of actors he approached it, but, without harming anyone on campus, none reach the fame of Michael Jackson at the World level.
In any case, as explained in the video of nintendoin the 90s it was rumored that Michael Jackson composed the music for Sonic 3this being something that stems from a previous collaboration with SEGA in a game starring Michael himself.
Jackson would have removed his name from the title
Despite this, if today you finish Sonic 3you will see that the artist does not appear in the credits. It could have been a measure taken by SEGA so as not to tarnish his image because at that time Jackson was facing his first case of pedophiliaThis is something that has shaken the actor’s career and life a lot.
It ended up manifesting itself in the fact that probably all of Jackson’s work was droppedbut as they comment in the video, Jackson’s influence lingered on the Sonic 3 team, finding themes similar to those seen in the artist’s music in the title. You can see and hear them all from 8:35 a.m..
Thus, it remains to be seen whether one day SEGA would confirm or not this information, although the truth is that we will never know if it was the Japanese company that decided to remove the name of the artist from the game or if it was Jackson himself who asked for it. However, if the mystery of the the buried ET cartridges were real why shouldn’t this case be?
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