Classic SEGA Music: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Ending


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the much critically acclaimed sequel to SEGA’s mascot. Heralded by some as the best in the series and regarded as one of the best gaming sequels, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 expanded on the original with the new spindash move, larger levels, a multiplayer mode and an overall much longer game than it’s predecessor and regarded as an all time classic. Today we will be taking a closer look at the song played just as soon as the game is completed.

Hit the jump to continue reading and to listen to different versions of the song, including fan remixes.

Where it is heard:

Located just after you defeat Dr Robotnik (AKA Eggman) in his giant robot, the Death Egg self destructs in space and Sonic barely makes it out in time, but is falling into the planet’s atmosphere. Tails sees the explosion and readies the Tornado, Sonic’s biplane in hopes of saving his friend. The song picks up from a somewhat melancholy beat to a happy climax, just as Sonic is saved. Some of the friends they saved in the game surround them in celebration and Sonic jumps into the air just as the song ends and the credits begin.

Masato Nakamura wrote every song for Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2, but also was recording music for his band ‘Dreams Come True’ at the same time. This song in particular has the title “Sweet Sweet Sweet” for the Japanese vocals and “Sweet Dreams” for the English release outside of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Other versions: classicsegamusic

Original CD version with English lyrics

Live version in Japanese from the Dreams Come True DVD, Masato Nakamura on guitar

Sonic 2006 AKON Remix

Fan versions:

3D animation of the ending of the game

By YouTube user Shazomei

By YouTube user bengetme

Much of the series does not even acknowledge Nakamura’s work sadly, but he has gone on to say that he would love to work on the series again in the future. Regardless, the soundtrack for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is seen as one of the best in the whole medium and because of this it will go on to be cherished by millions forever.


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