Remember the Time… Lost Michael Jackson SEGA Game Found at Car Boot Sale

Michael Jackson composed the music for the SEGA video game Sonic the Hedgehog 3 credit: Bang Showbiz

A lost SEGA game featuring the late Michael Jackson has been discovered at a garage sale in the UK.

The King of Pop’s FMV (Full-motion video) footage of his appearance in the 1993 arcade game “Scramble Training” was bought second-hand and uploaded to YouTube for all to see.

“Michael Jackson in Scramble Training” would see players become pilots trained for their mission in an eight-man spaceship by Commander Jackson.

However, it was renamed simply ‘Scramble Training’ following the 1993 scandal in which Jackson was grilled when he was accused of abusing 13-year-old fan Jordan Chandler – and it doesn’t exist. more.

The pop culture icon has long been linked to SEGA, and earlier this year it was finally confirmed that the Moonwalking star composed the music for ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’.

Yuji Naka, the former head of the Japanese video game company’s Sonic team, has confirmed the long-running rumor that Jackson – who died in 2009, aged 50 – created music for the video game from 1994 while complaining that the title’s soundtrack had been changed in the new ‘Sonic Origins’ compilation version.

Yuji wrote on Twitter, “Oh my god the music for Sonic 3 has changed, even though Sega Official uses Michael Jackson’s music.”

Yuji – who was a developer on the game – also asked, “Does Sonic Origins 3 have a different song?”

SEGA’s social media manager, Katie Chrzanowski, said in an interview with Tails’ Channel, a Sonic News Twitter account, that the original music needed to be changed.

Katie said: “Although unfortunately we cannot use the original sounds from the Mega Drive version of the game, Jun Senoue has worked very hard to adapt the original music which was composed in 1993 for ‘Sonic Origins’.”

The first rumors to surface asking if the “Bad” hitmaker was involved in the game’s creation gained prominence in 2006, after YouTuber Qjimbo produced a video highlighting the similarities between the game’s music and the music made by Jackson.

This follows a 2005 interview with Robert Hector, the former head of Sega’s Technical Institute, who said the ‘Billie Jean’ singer was assigned to be part of the project but was fired over the allegations. aforementioned abuses of 1993.

Qjimbo claimed that the music was not removed and remained in the game because it sounded suspiciously like songs, such as “Jam” by Jackson or “Carnival Night Zone” from the game.

Moreover, the Grammy winner’s musical director, Brad Buxer, repeated these claims in 2009, but they were never confirmed by SEGA.

A 1997 PC port connected to the game containing “new” music was once discovered with tracks purporting to replace Michael’s music. However, it is unknown whether they were scrapped for legal or technical reasons.

SEGA has teamed up with the King of Pop to develop a beat ’em up game based on the 1988 film “Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker.”

The title – which featured Jackson’s greatest hits – was originally released in arcades and was a huge hit, later being ported to multiple home consoles.

It was well documented that Jackson was an avid gamer and had a game room at his Neverland ranch.

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