Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball

Sound chips: SN76489 YM2612
System: Mega Drive
Composers: Howard Drossin Brian Coburn Barry Blum
Developers: Sega Polygames
Publisher: Sega
Release date: 1993-12-10 (J) / 1993 (W)
History
Version Date Author Description
1.00 2005-11-26 DukeNukem Initial release.
2.00 2011-07-31 Valley Bell Added beta tracks for Intro, Unused Intro, Emerald Collected and an unused song that was supposed to be The Machine, as well as the Japanese "Too Bad" jingle and the European theme variations for Theme and Intro. Reripped and -trimmed Toxic Caves due to
2.05 2014-08-26 dissident93 Fixed composer credits.
2.10 2021-12-10 The789Guy Fixed txt file for vgmrips.
2.11 2022-01-03 andlabs Further fixed txt file for vgmrips.
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The beta has three different versions of certain
songs, so they are all included here.

The theme song was originally a remix of the
first Sonic games, but due to copyright reasons
the composer Howard Drossin had to make a new
theme song. The same thing happened with the Game
Over song. The "All Emeralds Collected" song also
differs.

* Something interesting happened while I ripped
this game. I noticed the song "Lava Power House"
had a new instrument I haven't noticed before. It
wasn't there when I used an older version of Kega
to rip the song, and now it is.

The instrument goes throughout the song until it
first loops, and then it vanishes completely and
forever. While I could consider this to be the
proper way the song plays, it doesn't seem to be
present in the actual console run.

So, I decided to treat it as two different
versions. The second version did had a charm of
its own anyway, so it's interesting to treat it
as a slightly different version. :)

- Duke

The PSG in Lava Power House disappears after the
first loop due to a bug in the song. This was
fixed in the European version.

There were a few releases of the final version of
the game that used the beta themes noted above.

I wonder why they made the Intro tune longer for
the European release. Ironically they made it so
long that it's never completely played ingame.

- Valley Bell

Valley Bell LucasVB (DukeNukem)

Source: Project2612

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