Coinciding with the 20th Anniversary of The Sonic Stadium, Sonic Musical Spectacular is making it's grand return for the fifth year running! Originally created as an anniversary event for Sonic's 24th anniversary, the event has become a yearly tradition on SSMB, typically coinciding with the anniversary of SSMB's unofficial streaming channel - Motobug! This year however is a hugely important year for the event - not only as it arrives on the 20th anniversary of the site, but it also arrives on Motobug's 5th anniversary. This year marks five years since the original channel was created.
For those of you joining the event for the first time, the Sonic Musical Spectacular is an event based around looking back at the history of Sonic's musical career - where the community comes together to make a playlist of songs from the entire series, and we air this playlist live on SSMB's unofficial streaming channel - Motobug - in a two day event. Once again, the event is being hosted by myself, and the other members of Motobug, as well as being sponsored and helped by @Strickerx5!
As usual, it is important to ensure you read the OP, and understand the rules before taking part in the event!
The event itself is more or less similar to how it was last year. As last year's changes to the structure of the event got positive feedback, we've decided to run with it once again this year.
So this is how the event works - you can request Sonic songs and they will be added to the playlist that can be found inside of the topic OP below. This playlist is a huge playlist that will be compiled from the requests from every single member who participates in the event, and will cover more or less every game and media in Sonic's history.
Nearly every game will be listed in the playlist below with three to four song slots (depending on how popular the game typically is), as well as an additional remix slot.
Regular Slots - are fairly self-explanatory - they are regular versions of Sonic songs. For example - Open Your Heart, Green Light Ride, Rooftop Run (Day), etc.
Remix Slots - on the other hand are a remixed version of a Sonic song, and can either be an official remix (Example - the special remix of Can You Feel the Sunshine officially released), or it can be a fan remix/cover of a song (Example - "The Worst Timeline" - Stardust Speedway Bad Future JP Remix by John Davis).
As an example of how each game will be laid out:
Now, in terms of the requests - there's a slight change from last year. Everyone will receive 4 regular song requests, and 2 remix requests, making up a total of 6 requests per person.
As usual, the catch to this is that you can't use multiple requests for the same game, so for example - one person cannot pick two Team Sonic Racing requests, they can only choose one. This is to keep things fair so no one can simply use all of their requests to take up the entirety of one game.
As per last year's rule set as well, we will not be granting extensions to a game's song list, as we did in previous years, namely due to how much of a hassle it is to determine which games should get extensions to their song lists. Instead, we'll judge how popular the game usually is in terms of requests, and grant it the additional slots from the start. If a game's song list is filled, you're just gonna have to pick a different song from a different game.
As the songs are submitted, the OP will be updated fairly consistently with the requests (Specifically - the songs section). Please keep an eye on it and check if there's available song slots for your request, or that your song request hasn't already been chosen.
The next rule to discuss is linking the songs. You do not have to link the songs themselves, typing the name of the song you want is enough. The only time we might need a link is for your remix requests.
However - if you choose to link the songs, please use the hyperlink option (the small chain icon at the top of the text box). Embedding a lot of videos can cause major slowdown of the site, and can even crash mobiles and tablets, and make it more difficult for myself and the mods to access the page and update the OP. Also - if linking a song - please ensure it's the non-extended version of the song.
Finally - please ensure that you are linking the correct version of the song, and not parody versions. For example - SilvaGunner tracks, while they're fair game for the remix slot - they will not count as regular versions of a song, and therefore won't count for a regular song request.
After all that is done and the playlist has been compiled from everyone's requests, we will be streaming the entire playlist on SSMB's Streaming Channel - Motobug
Finally, if you create Sonic song remixes yourself, we're also bringing back the option to debut it live on Motobug during the stream. As usual, this is entirely optional, and will not be taken into account when it comes to the requests. You do not have to submit your own remixes.
The last thing to mention is that as we did last year - we're splitting the actual stream into two separate days as not only is the playlist usually massive in length, but a lot of people enjoyed this change last year. So the playlist will be streamed over two days.
One more thing to mention - the deadline for requests, and the air dates/times of the stream!
Request Submission Deadline: July 17th 2020
Stream Airdate and Time: July 25th 2020 - July 26th 2020 - Time to be announced.
As mentioned, there's a few minor changes to the event this year. These are:
Everyone now has four regular song requests, and two remix requests for a total of six song requests overall.
You can choose to premiere/debut a remix that you made (This is OPTIONAL)
We've swapped out the Nights and Jet Set Radio categories last year for a extra length General SEGA section in celebration of SEGA's 60th anniversary.
This is where the song list will be kept, and updated. Click on the spoiler tags for a specific game to check the slots, and see what's taken, and what's free. If you notice any missing games, feel free to let me know.
Furthermore - SEGA General will allow submissions from any SEGA series - I.E - Yakuza, Persona, Jet Set Radio, Nights, Skies of Arcadia, etc.
Some games may be lumped together, due to lack of popularity in past years. If the need arises, we'll separate them out. That said...
Sonic the Hedgehog:
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Closed):
Sonic The Hedgehog 3:
Sonic & Knuckles:
Sonic CD (JP/EU) (CLOSED):
Sonic CD (US) (Closed):
Master System/Game Gear:
Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis/Saturn):
SEGASonic the Hedgehog:
Sonic Spinball/Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Sonic the Fighters:
Sonic Adventure (CLOSED):
Sonic Adventure 2 (Closed):
Sonic Advance 2:
Sonic Advance 3:
Sonic Battle/Pinball Party:
Sonic Heroes (Closed):
Sonic Mega Collection (Plus):
Sonic Gems Collection:
Shadow the Hedgehog (Closed):
Sonic Rush Adventure:
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) (Closed):
Sonic Rush Adventure:
Sonic Rivals/Rivals 2/Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood:
Sonic and the Secret Rings:
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (Closed):
Sonic Unleashed (CLOSED):
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Series:
Sonic & The Black Knight:
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episodes 1 & 2:
Sonic Colours (Closed):
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Series:
Sonic Generations (Console/PC):
Sonic Generations (3DS):
Sonic Lost World:
Sonic Jump/Dash/Speed Battle:
Sonic Boom (Series):
Sonic Mania (Closed):
Sonic Forces (Closed):
Team Sonic Racing (Closed):
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020):
Fan Made Sonic Games:
Super Smash Brothers (Series):
As with previous years - if you've created your own remix of a Sonic song, you can let us know and we'll premiere it live on Motobug. As stated before - this is purely optional, and not mandatory.
With this being our 5th anniversary of the event, as well as this being the 20th anniversary of The Sonic Stadium, we made a very special badge for this year! Everyone who participates in the event will receive it!
- The Disco Egg - Used your requests for Sonic Musical Spectacular 5!
As with previous years, there's a set of rules for the event. The most important of which being this from past years:
And as usual, the standard Motobug rules apply:
And finally, rules specifically for the event:
This will be updated as questions are asked throughout the event.
As usual, I hope you'll consider joining us for the event this year and taking part in it. As I said above, in the previous four years, it's gotten a lot of positive feedback as a fun Summer event, and everyone having fun listening to the playlist that SSMB created together as a community.
Due to the big celebrations this year (Both TSS's 20th anniversary, and Motobug's 5th anniversary), myself, Strick, and all of the Motobug staff have been working extremely hard to get this event up and running this year, and as it usually is, it was a massive team effort to pull it off. If you've got any questions or need clarification about the event, feel free to ask and I'll get back to you ASAP.
Q. Can songs from Sonic at the Olympic Games be requested?
A. Yes - it'll count under the Mario & Sonic Olympic Series.
Q. Do I need to use all my requests at once?
A. No - you don't need to use all of your requests at once. You can make a post later when you decide what you want in those requests if you don't use them at once.
Q. Does covers count as remixes?
A. Depends on the context. If the cover is an official version of a song that was originally written by the band covering it (I.E - Zebrahead's His World, Cashell's Un-Gravitify - it counts as an official song and therefore must be requested via a regular song request.
If it's a cover long after the original by a different artist, but official - then it counts as a remix (I.E - Tee Lope's remix of Can You Feel the Sunshine). If it's a fan-made cover, it falls into a remix slot.
Event Coordinator: @Ryannumber1gamer
Mod Sponsor: @Strickerx5
Art (Logo, Banners, Badge): @DanJ86 @Spin Attaxx
Special Thanks to @Chris for approving the event!
You for taking part!