Oculin blog header photo
Oculin's c-blog
Posts 12Blogs 95Following 0Followers 9



Video Gaming Bits -- Sonic Adventure 2 Battle


Video Gaming Bits is a Tumblr series where I talk about a single aspect or memory of a game randomly selected from my collection.

Publisher: Sega
Developer: Sonic Team USA
Genre: 3D Platformer, Action Adventure
Platform:  Nintendo GameCube, Sega Dreamcast, 
NA Release Date:  February 11, 2002 (Sega Dreamcast: June 19, 2001)

Sonic Adventure 2 made me realize that I love cheesy Sega music. The original Sonic Adventure has some so-bad-it's-good music, like Sonic's Theme “It Doesn't Matter” and Tail's “Believe in Myself.” However, Sonic Adventure 2 takes it to a whole new level.

“Escape from the City” performed by Ted Poley is a fan favorite and and “A Ghost's Pumpkin Soup” performed by Hunnid-P, like many other Sonic songs, saw small resurgences in the YouTube Poop scene and through other silly internet videos. Each future Sonic game would often have a few vocal themes but, Sonic Adventure 2 has at least ten tracks with lyrics. Some of them are remixes from Sonic Adventure, but it's a nice collection of cheesy music.

If you look at Sega's history, this music shouldn't be surprising. They had been incorporating their own songs since the Sega CD add-on allowed for streaming music. Sonic CD's introduction had different opening vocal themes for both the Japanese and North American releases, with each about the same quality you'd hear from Sonic Adventure 2's tracks.

I miss Sega’s vocal songs. Since they moved away from making big budget retail games, they've drastically reduced their vocals music output. I could never figure out if anyone creating the songs ever took it seriously, but I love them either way.

Do you have any cheesy video game music you love?

Login to vote this up!


Larx   10
Retrofraction   2



Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.

 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!


About Oculinone of us since 8:47 PM on 03.29.2012

Oculin, or Benjamin Yoder, was previously Editor-in-Chief at TheSpeedGamers and contributor at VGChartz. Now, he is simply a game blogger and weeaboo in denial.

Digging for gems in unknown or poorly received titles is what Oculin games for. He places a large emphasis on interesting ideas and entertainment value, versus polished mechanics.

Disclosure: The Pokemon Company International is a client of my current place of employment.