- For the stage in Sonic Colors, see Starlight Carnival. For the track in Sonic Drift, see Star Light.
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
It is a rather peaceful zone set in an urban environment at night, under the stars and containing many loops, accompanied by beautiful music. This stage contains many roller coaster-like sections in which Sonic is hurled along paths at great speed; it is possibly the game's strongest showcase of Sonic's speed. Other city-based levels took similar roles in later games, such as Stardust Speedway in Sonic the Hedgehog CD and Speed Highway in Sonic Adventure and its remake in Sonic Generations.
There are few enemies here, most of which cannot be destroyed by Sonic. The most prominent foes are smart walking bombs that will explode a short while after Sonic approaches them. The greatest hazards are the bottomless pits into which Sonic can fall to his death. Fans, descending stairways and see-saws hanging in midair make navigation harder.
Act 2 of this zone is also Sonic's last chance to enter a Special Stage in order to get a Chaos Emerald as the next zone, Scrap Brain, will not have Giant Rings at the goal of act 1 and act 2 whether the player has 50 Rings or not.
At the end of Act 3, Dr. Robotnik shoots spiked mines onto three see-saws. The mines detonate soon after, but Sonic can use the see-saws and the mines to either shoot the mines at Robotnik or use them to propel himself towards him.
Other Game Appearances
Star Light appears alongside the other Sonic 1 Zones as a racetrack in the game Sonic Drift.
Appearances in Other Media
Sonic X Comics
Sonic the Hedgehog Comics
- Gigalopolis Zone, a level in Sonic Chaos, bears some resemblance to Star Light, but with blue metal plating rather than green. Since both zones are sited on South Island, it is not unreasonable to suppose that they may be geographically adjacent.
- This is the only zone to feature scenery in the foreground as well as the background (the white metal pillars seen in the screenshots).
- Although Star Light Zone didn't appear in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Scratch said they're stuck at the Star Light Zone which is a reference to the stage.
- Naoto Oshima said part of the stage was meant to look like something from outer space.
- In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, this stages' music reappears.
- The level layout of Star Light Zone Act 1 appears in Sonic Colors' Game Land: 4-1.
- The music for Star Light Zone appears as unlockable music in Sonic Generations.
- This zone was originally intended to be the fourth zone.
- A remix of Star Light Zone can be heard in the player's name and records menu for Sonic Advance.
|Star Light Zone||Masato Nakamura||2:26|
VideoSonic the Hedgehog Star Light Zone Act 1(01:22)