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#1 User is offline saxman 

Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:40 PM

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I happened to be thinking of the Super Sonic cheat in Sonic 2, and I was like "what is the meaning of 4,1,2,6?!". I figured it must have had some meaning since the other codes held meaning. So after Googling for a while, I stumbled upon this:

http://bible.cc/genesis/41-26.htm

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The seven healthy cows and the seven healthy heads of grain both represent seven years of prosperity.


I don't think it's a coincidence at all. Interesting reference indeed!



UPDATE:

Also... http://bible.cc/job/41-26.htm

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No sword can stop it, no spear, dart, or javelin.


I think this one is probably more coincidental. Still, it fits!
This post has been edited by saxman: 28 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

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Wow, that's actually pretty damn clever. Nice find!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:53 PM

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Oddly enough, reference or not, it makes sense to me. They both invoke the number 7 (Sonic: 7emeralds, Bible: 7Cows, 7 heads of grain, 7 years) they both involve Genesis (Sonic: Sega Genesis, Bible: Book of Genesis), and they both use that same number (Sonic: Super sonic cheat, Bible: Passage)

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Huh. Makes sense. Strange thing to hide in the game, but, I guess they picked things that meant stuff to them so they could remember it when needed.

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I think the Sega Genesis connection is just a coincidence even though it beautifully ties into it.

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Mind blown.

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20 years later and we're still getting our minds blown by the Genesis games.

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I'm just waiting on someone to draw Super Sonic surrounded by seven healthy cows, or better yet, as a healthy cow himself.

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It never occured to me that 4126 might be a reference to a bible passage. Wasn't Sonic 2 developed in Japan? There isn't much of a Christian population there if memory serves.

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I never would have guessed it was based off a Bible passage! That's pretty interesting!

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View PostAerosolSP, on 28 April 2012 - 06:47 PM, said:

It never occured to me that 4126 might be a reference to a bible passage. Wasn't Sonic 2 developed in Japan? There isn't much of a Christian population there if memory serves.


Japan does have a Christian past so it wouldn't be unusual for a reference like this to pop up from them. And as human beings we like to have some light hearted fun relating stuff to other stuff.

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Unblow your minds there a little bit, guys.

This is a likely story and a cool find but I wouldn't take it as gospel without more evidence.

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View PostAerosolSP, on 28 April 2012 - 06:47 PM, said:

Wasn't Sonic 2 developed in Japan?
No, it was developed in the US (as a cooperation between members from Sonic Team and STI, so half Japanese and half American developer-wise)

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View Poststeveswede, on 28 April 2012 - 07:05 PM, said:

View PostAerosolSP, on 28 April 2012 - 06:47 PM, said:

It never occured to me that 4126 might be a reference to a bible passage. Wasn't Sonic 2 developed in Japan? There isn't much of a Christian population there if memory serves.


Japan does have a Christian past so it wouldn't be unusual for a reference like this to pop up from them. And as human beings we like to have some light hearted fun relating stuff to other stuff.


I acknowledge that but the likelihood of a Christian being among the japanese developers isn't as high as it might be if the developers were American. S'all I'm saying. In any event, Sonic 2 wasn't developed solely in Japan so my point is moot.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

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View PostMercury, on 28 April 2012 - 07:06 PM, said:

Unblow your minds there a little bit, guys.

This is a likely story and a cool find but I wouldn't take it as gospel without more evidence.
Exactly. I wouldn't hold my breath just yet. It is a beautiful coincidence (if not actually intentional), but I think there might be something more into it; some other meaning.

I believe that further research is required in order to reach a concrete conclusion.

In my humble opinion, however, I believe that this small code is such a trivial thing; we should have been focusing our researches in more productive resources instead! This should be Supreme Topic of 'Other' Knowledge material at best.

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