Sound Test Saturday: Pre-Mania Launch Edition!

We’re just one last, impossible weekend away to Sonic Mania, so I feel it’s only appropriate to highlight one celebrated aspect of the game: its music! The news of Tee Lopes’ hiring as Mania‘s composer was met with widespread acclaim across the Sonic community, and over the past year, we were gifted with a number of his contributions to the soundtrack.

For the occasion, I am bringing back Sound Test Saturday and have catalogued one remix for every Zone confirmed by SEGA in Sonic Mania, as well as a few bonuses! Don’t forget to support and follow these artists in the links provided below. Now, enjoy!

“Studiopolis Zone (Act 1 reinterpretation)”
– Sir J

Oh yes, there are lyrics to this legendary Studiopolis rendition. If you know the words, you can join in too! “Images flashing brightly…~”

“Mirage Saloon (James Wong Remix)”
– James Wong

James Wong, if you’re reading: you’re still my favourite person for making this. Best Mirage Saloon remix I’ve heard so far.

“Green Hill Zone (Big Band Style)”
– Uncle and the Bacon

Put on your nicest pair of spats, grab a partner, and hoof it to this Big Band take on an old classic!

“Chemical Plant Zone (Act 2 Dance Remix)”
– MK Masters

The urgency of Mania’s Act 2 infused with dance music elements made for a solid track! …I can definitely rave to this.

“Flying Battery Zone (Live at Stritch)”
– Super Soul Bros

What’s better than Flying Battery’s theme? Flying Battery with funk! What’s better than Flying Battery with funk? A live performance of it!

“Fresh Nu-Disco Stardust Speedway Zone”
– Plasma3Music

There’s no time like the present for this refreshing take on Stardust Speedway, so turn it up and get down already!

“Blue Spheres”
– Jeremy Smith [SG]

Strap yourselves in for this whimsical and faithful remix of “Blue Spheres,” but not too tightly! No chance of a Red Sphere misstep here.

“Dimension Heist Remake”
– Turret 3471

Mentally prep yourself for those UFO chases with this nicely remade “Dimension Heist,” complete with its own little surprises!

“Hi-Spec Robo GO! 8-Bit Remix”
– MegaBaZ

Because no great video game soundtrack doesn’t have 8-bit remixes of it somewhere.

“Danger on the Dance Floor (Hadron Remix)”
– HADR0N

The fun stops when danger’s on the dance floor. You might still wind up tapping your foot to this remake of the mini-boss theme though!

“Act 2 Boss REMIX”
– Jahn Davis

You know Eggman means business when the Death Egg Robot drops in the first stage. Don’t just stand there gawking; RUN!!!

“MANIA”
– Skye Rocket & Hyper Potions

The best for last. Skye Rocket and Hyper Potions combine their talents for the unofficial anthem to one of the most anticipated Sonic games of all time: “MANIA!”

Skye Rocket:

Hyper Potions:

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Unparalleled Canadian greatness! Jeffrey is a writer for TSS and Gamnesia, a pianist obsessed with video game music, and a recent university graduate majoring in Communications. Loves all things Sonic and Nintendo to a fault.

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