The song is by original composer Masato Nakamura and his band Dreams Come True.
The Green Hill Zone theme in the original Sonic the Hedgehog It now has its own official song and lyrics, thanks to its original composer.
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While Masato Nakamura is known of sound fan as a musician Sonic the Hedgehog and its sequel, he is known by Japanese music fans as the bass player and co-founding member of the J-pop band Dreams Come True, which has sold 50 million records worldwide since 1988.
To celebrate Sonic’s 30th anniversary, Dreams Come True released ‘Tsugino Seno! D – on the Green Hill’, which not only turns the iconic theme from the original game’s first zone into a four-minute song, but also lyrics it with vocals sung by Miwa Yoshida.
The video gives several visual cues to the blue elephant, including a boy dressed in blue with red shoes. While the lyrics are in Japanese, VGC Translated as well.
The song was actually first announced during an intermission. of sound The 30th Anniversary Symphony Concert streamed back in June, while a snippet of it was actually used for a Japanese green tea commercial (thanks, Sonic Stadium)
The song is available to stream on Spotify in two versions – Normal, Slow Motion. “DCT” As seen in the clip above, and a fast remixed “Masado and Miwasco” Version that feels closer to the original Mega Drive game.
former head of of sound team and origin of sound Programmer Yuji Naka also extended his support to the song, writing on Twitter: “sound 1The song of Green Hill Zone will be released next week. of sound is on the back of the cd. of sound-like SE [sound effects] It’s also ringing, and I feel quite nostalgic. This is unique to the composer of sound 1. it feels like of soundIt’s 30th anniversary. I’m happy.”
Sonic 1’s Green Hill Zone song will release next week. On the back of the CD is Sonic. The Sonic-like SE is playing too, and I feel quite nostalgic. This is unique to Sonic 1’s composer. Looks like it’s Sonic’s 30th anniversary. I’m happy.https://t.co/VmCtsMBj0l pic.twitter.com/98nLl9FdpW
— Yuji Naka / Yuji Naka (@nakayuji) September 13, 2021
The anniversary of Sega’s mascot also saw the release of sonic colors ultimate, a remaster of the 2010 Wii game, although it was marred by reports of serious bugs and crashes on the Switch version.
A patch has been released addressing these issues, while more patches are slated to be rolled out for other platforms in the future.