In the preorder trailer that debuted two months ago, we caught a glimpse of another returning Zone to Sonic Mania in the familiar form of Stardust Speedway. The hallmark stage from Sonic CD where the Blue Blur finally confronts Metal Sonic became a fan-favourite for its differing yet memorable theme tunes between time zones and regional releases, courtesy of Naofumi Hataya and Spencer Nilsen.
Now we have another hot take on its leitmotifs in the form of Mania‘s own Stardust Speedway Act 1, arranged by Tee Lopes, and… look, I could comment on how much I love its calmer and more ambient groove like it’s Past with more “oomph” but you should really listen to it for yourself. The closest thing I can liken this remix to is “magic.”
Relax to the mellow funks of the past as Sonic and friends return to Little Planet’s firefly-lit marble cityscape. But things aren’t so simple as fauna has grown rather lush.
After over a year since its unveiling, only two weeks remain to Sonic Mania‘s launch.
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