Though this track is not technically unused, I might as well show off this lesser known jingle
This track comes from the less prominent Master System version of Sonic 2 (8-bit) and can be heard by opening a sole monitor found inside a wall in Aqua Lake Zone Act 2. I'm sure you can imagine how this track went under the radar for so long.
Puto, on 06 July 2012 - 07:34 PM, said:
First off I'll provide the other theme
from that game. Like the Special Stage music in the game's final version
that this theme evolved into it was completely handled by Senoue. (The beta version also has a little Slot Machine
Bonus Stage in it as well)
As for the unused boss theme (composed by Senoue and arranged by Setsumaru, again like the release version), there are two different versions of the beta boss theme: 819
. Thanks to BrawlBRSTMs I was made personally aware of that fact. The difference is a timpani that anyone who played either S3
This is notable because Jun's take on the 1-Up
theme for Sonic 4 lack it, giving the Boss theme more in common with the 819 beta than the later 825. This also makes it all the more implied that not only is the timpani likened to Masaru Setsumaru (confirmed for S&K 1-Up arrangement and other arrangements
of Jun's MD-era tracks, but that Jun composed the original S3 1-Up jingle; its reuse being under the same conditions as Act Clear and Game Over and not a coincidence.
As a bonus it also pegs Setsumaru to arrangement for both the S3 1-Up and S3 All Clear jingles, as he is already known to have handled this role for 1 (S&K) and 2 (S&K and 3D) themes of the respective types.
This post has been edited by E102: 27 August 2012 - 04:46 PM