- Dec 11, 2018
This collection of interviews—two conducted immediately prior to the game’s initial release in 1993, and another in commemoration of the series’ 20th anniversary in 2011—offer some insight into the conception and development of Sonic CD from many of the game’s developers, including composer Naofumi Hataya, character designer Kazuyuki Hoshino and director and original Sonic designer Naoto Ohshima.
While Sonic CD went relatively underplayed in its day compared to its cartridge-based siblings, the game’s surreal aesthetic and Toei-animated intro/outro videos were highly appreciated by the Sonic faithful, with their influence being particularly felt on recent Sonic media like the animated web series and Sonic Mania.
Sonic CD’s intro and endings, complete with vocal renditions of the Japanese/PAL-region vocal themes, both of which were reduced to instrumentals in the 2011 remaster due to licensing issues. Interestingly, the melody for the intro theme, “You Can Do Anything”, repurposes a melody from the Sega...