The missing percussion glitch is a glitch that occurs in the Mega Drive/Genesis game Sonic the Hedgehog. The sound driver fails to load the drum samples for the music playing, due to the fade in routine after collecting an extra life.
- The player must gain an extra life.
- The player must quickly pause the game after the extra life jingle is done playing, and just before the music fades back in.
If the glitch is performed in the Special Stage, FM Channel 6 is disabled instead since this track has no percussion.
The game doesn't need to be paused while performing the glitch while in the Special Stage, after gaining a life FM Channel 6 gets disabled.
This glitch will not work in the Sonic Mega Collection port, and is the only version of the game that the glitch will not work in.
A video of the glitch in action can be viewed here.