At face value, Patrick Star, the loveable pink starfish and Spongebob Squarepants’ rock-dwelling neighbour, doesn’t appear to have much in common with Sans, the grinning, skeletal guide to protagonist Frisk in Toby Fox’s indie RPG Undertale. However, it looks like they could have more in common than you might think – their voices. One SoundCloud user has managed to recreate Sans’ voice using a sample of Patrick Star’s – and it’s pretty good.
On online audio platform SoundCloud, channel Undertale OST: Recreated – which, unsurprisingly given its name, seeks to recreate tracks from the 2015 game’s OST from scratch – has posted a track: “Undertale: Bonus Track – Sans Voice [Recreation].” The track uses a short clip of Patrick Star’s voice saying “maybe it’s the way you’re dressed”, chopping it down to a single ‘eh’ sound jittering along in a Sans-style verbal stream.
The result sounds pretty authentic, evoking fond memories of all of the interesting and helpful comments Sans would pepper your journeys with through Undertale’s labyrinthine Underworld. You know, like “I’ve gotten a ton of work done today. A skele-ton” and “quick, behind that conveniently-shaped lamp!”
Compare the SoundCloud track below with Sans’ actual voice. It’s a pretty faithful recreation.
The recreation seems to have got people pretty excited on Twitter. User Careful_Wario has shared the clip, and it’s got 2.6k retweets and 5.7k likes at the time of writing, as well as a raft of comments from people seemingly astounded and delighted in equal measure. Some have even suggested that Patrick could be the source of Sans’ voice, though it’s far from confirmed.
If hearing the sweet tones of (almost) Sans has given you a hankering to get stuck into Undertale, or even something else like it, check out our lists of the best indie games on PC and best upcoming PC games – maybe you’ll find something to try out.