Sonic the Hedgehog – Boss Level (Tab)


Sonic Boss Level (Game Gear) (Tab)

I think I’m pitching at a very narrow audience with this one. As it happens, I don’t have any memories of this tune either – never had a Game Gear. I came across it because I’ve recently grown an obsession with 8-bit music. And Sonic has some serious tunes . I love this one. And I have to work up a full uke version of Nullsleep’s Her Lazer Light Eyes. There’s been a half done version in the Rag Bag (PDF link) for years.

In my 8-bit searches I stumbled across this tune and immediately decided it was made to played on the uke. I was a little bit wrong. There are are tricky bits in the arrangement: a long stretch up to the 12th fret and a lot sliding around. But I think it turned out quite well.

The video that I used to work out the tune from has been pronged by YouTube but you can just about hear it in this video – along with the little ‘Level Clear’ tune that’s at the end of my arrangement.

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13 Comments

  1. Jam November 4th, 2010 6:56 pm

    Although I didn’t recognise that particular song it was amazing nonetheless.
    More chiptune music to ukulele would be awesome, it seems to have this great connection.

  2. Jimmy November 4th, 2010 7:06 pm

    Yes!!!!!!

  3. Jimmy November 4th, 2010 7:08 pm

    You want some cool boss music, as well as a challenge? The boss music from Diddy Kong Racing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDu7CGnvQKc Would sound damn good with the high G as well.

  4. Woodshed November 6th, 2010 4:09 pm

    Jam: There might well be more.

    Jimmy: Thanks for the suggestion. Love the tune. Tricky for uke.

  5. rico November 7th, 2010 9:41 pm

    Great to see chiptunes up here,like Jam says, it feels connected. Plus the link to Moondog; spot on.
    Thanks Al. btw WMD Geiger Counter V. Death by Audio Robot. Any thoughts?

  6. Woodshed November 10th, 2010 11:01 am

    rico: I’m still debating that myself. I’m thinking of getting myself a Geiger Counter for xmas so I’ll let you know what I think.

  7. rico November 10th, 2010 8:49 pm

    Ta. After watching countless demos (and making myself dizzy with nerdy quandariness!) I’m pretty much going for the G.C. too. It just has so much going for it.

  8. Woodshed November 13th, 2010 11:08 am

    rico: At the moment I’m taken with the idea of putting an autoharp through the Geiger Counter. Which would require me to buy an autoharp but would probably be worth it.

  9. rico November 13th, 2010 11:28 am

    I think it would be worth it! Brilliant idea.
    I’ve got a cigar box 3 string – Kaossilator – Geiger Counter idea going in my head but the autoharp…wow…so many harmonic/drone possibilities.

  10. Debra June 6th, 2012 5:05 am

    Going off the thread, but in the original Sega version, the music was by the Japanese group Dreams Comes True.

  11. Woodshed June 6th, 2012 10:59 pm

    Debra: Thanks for the info.

  12. JP February 13th, 2014 12:04 am

    Nice! I freaking love Sonic tunes

  13. Woodshed February 13th, 2014 9:56 am

    JP: Thanks!

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