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In about 1993, again in America, Sega released a limited 'collectors' edition CD entitled 'Sonic Boom'. The reason for the title was because of the Sonic CD Song (America version). This CD featured a collection of tracks from Sonic CD and from Sonic Spinball.. as Kinda 'Best of' Collection. Some of the tract names were a bit stupid but still.<br /><br />This Album is now uploaded to the site in the 'related' section. It's another of these albums that was limited release.
Back in 1994, Sega Released (In America) an album which was basicly remixs and edits of Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles Tunes. Not alot of them but still. I have uploaded this album to the Related section of the Music page.<br />I have a few more albums which i hope to slowly upload over time.<br /><br />and i will say this again, as far as i care, TRUE the 30 year (sometimes more) copyright to the public domain hasn't happened BUT these haven't been reissues or anything. It can be bloody hard and costly to get these and getting them like that is only for 'collection' reasons so downloaded copys don't hurt that way. If these were reissued for these days, then someone tell me, i'll remove the files and tell me where to get them and i will be out of here like a shot! Oh well..
Added Information on the Archie Trade 'Firsts'. I know this year, 3 archives are due and i think one should be out now (number 8 is about july) but i need to get images and add them. Sorry about that wait.
I was really unsure if i wanted to say this or not since there has been trouble after trouble plaguing TSW of late.. We seam to have gone though a number of staff members, most without them doing anything in the first place, just them saying that would and then a few months later, telling me they couldn't. Some people i just haven't had contact back to find out what they are doing at all. Whirlwind's Story is the most cursed project we have ever done and that has been decided to hold back a few months due to one staff member.<br /><br />Either case, it isn't all bad. Some members of staff (new and old) HAVE been in contact. They HAVE been replying and i dare i said, Don't be very suprised if the long awaited Episode 3 of TSWA (Thief Part 2) is out by the end of the month... Now, i kinda didn't want to stay this incase something bad turned up and messed everything up but... well.. Once in a while you need to take a chance huh?
Okay, Uploaded the last of the music i have been going though.. I wonder how many games i haven't got the music for yet? anyway.. It's Sonic Chaos! (Sonic & Tails in Japan). You will notice that it is for Both Master System and Game Gear and has some files twice.<br /><br />well.. As you know, Basicly all the Master System was was a Port of the Game Gear games. Because of the system set up, a Game Gear was basicly just a portable Master System, there were very little diffences in the Consoles hardware. The Problem with this is what reason is there to buy the Master System or it's games if you have a Game Gear? This was probbly the main reason for some of the changes done on some games. From the Game information, you will already notice some screen differences. The Sonic and Tails images from the title Screen were changed (for the worst in my view) and the Master System version lose the checkboard background. Problem here is notice the release dates? The master system version of this game came first! Well, you will then figure out it was 'improved' for Game Gear Release.. The Sound track was changed a bit in places. Extra sounds were added/removed and of course, the screen size was changed a bit (mostly by showing you more of the screen or showing you a bit less, depening on point of view.<br />You will notice there are only 6 tracks that differ between versions. Not enought to mean i would have two sets, both with a bunch of the very same tracks from the other version.<br /><br />What is the most intresting thing is which having more sounds (maybe due to better sound board, which i don't think was the case from the hardware details) would make sense, tracks like the intro music was completely changed. Reason? no clue.. Eitherway, Enjoy this soundtrack! Really, nothing Beats King Masa's Score from Sonic 1 & 2 but this game still had a pretty good score.<br />
Okay, carrying on our Music Updating, I have Sonic Triple Trouble and Tails' Sky Patrol Soundtracks up now. Almost at the end of these but i have a couple of Related Albums i might upload.<br /><br />Also, i think the Music page could look better... Any ideas on how?
More Music is up today as i have Sonic Spinball (GG/MS Version), Sonic Labyrinth and Tails Adventure soundtracks up..<br /><br />and didn't i do something small someplace? mmm.. sorry.. can't remember right now but i might have done a small fix to the Game information page or something. I think i did.
Added Screenshots for the Sonic Drift 2 levels that didn't have them (and yes, Mystic Caves and Quake Cave look pretty much the same.. why that is about the only S2 level without S2 style i don't know).<br />Also, uploaded the Scores for Both Sonic Drift and Sonic Drift 2. <br />Enjoy!
Added Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 Master System Scores. These are pretty much the same as the Game gear scores, i'll check to comfirm that they are the same (some times, the Game Gear scores are a bit different.. for some odd reason)
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