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Stardust Speedway
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Sonic in the present timeline of Stardust Speedway.
Appearances and Overview
First appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog CD

Other appearances
Description

A city filled with many loops and speedways.

Location

Little Planet

Stage theme(s)

Urban theme

Previous stage

Wacky Workbench

Next stage

Metallic Madness

Playable characters
(story mode)
Level number

6

Number of acts

3

Enemies
Boss fight

Metal Sonic (race)

Stardust Speedway is the sixth round in Sonic the Hedgehog CD. It is best known as the place where Sonic raced and defeated Metal Sonic.

Description

Present

One of the fastest levels in Sonic history, Stardust Speedway is a highway adorned with musical instruments above an enormous city; like its namesake implies, the city glows with many lights. A statue of Dr. Robotnik can be seen undergoing construction in Zone 2, with girders and incomplete sections.

Past

In the past, the background takes the form of a Roman/Greek-style city, complete with an acropolis and surrounding towns. The night sky is not as bright as it is in the Present due to the lack of technology, but some stars can still be seen. The zone is mainly entangled by vines as well. It also has a Gothic-styled building in the center of Zone 2.

Bad Future

In the Bad Future, Stardust Speedway has become a corrupted, polluted dystopian city underneath a large electrical storm with a completed statue of Dr. Robotnik in the center of Zone 2. The roads and instruments have become corroded and discolored, and no stars can be seen at all.

Good Future

The Good Future looks like a giant futuristic amusement park, with bright pink and green colors dominating the landscape. It looks upon a vast bay with bright cities in the distance, and the Doctor Robotnik statue has been replaced by a beautiful cathedral in Zone 2.

Near the end of the level, Sonic is pitted against Metal Sonic in a complex race; should Sonic win, he will rescue the captive Amy Rose.

Other Game Appearances

Sonic Generations

Stardust Speedway appears in Sonic Generations as the setting of the rival battle between Classic Sonic and Classic Metal Sonic. As opposed to the original race/battle, Dr. Robotnik is absent and instead the path Sonic is on is crumbling behind him, forcing Sonic to move ahead. The battle (as well as the music) is set in the bad future of Stardust Speedway.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode Metal

The level returns in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode Metal in a cutscene showing the defeat and revival of Metal Sonic. The level appears exactly as it was in Sonic Generations.

Trivia

  • There are some paths in this stage which go up and down, much like Chemical Plant Zone. It is possible that this stage is influenced by Chemical Plant Zone.
  • Sonic Generations' s Stardust Speedway is the same in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode Metal. Interestingly, the same music has been remixed in Episode II for the exact same circumstance: an obstacle course race against Metal Sonic.
  • In the opening cutscene of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode Metal, after "A long time has passed...", Stardust Speedway is shown in the bad future.
  • The cathedral at the center of the Act II Good Future appears to reuse the base of the Robotnik statue (seen being built in the present of Act II.)
  • In Sonic Generations, the unlockable remix of the North American / PC theme is listed as Stardust Speedway Zone.

Gallery

Music

Sonic CD (USA) Music Stardust Speedway Zone (Present) 01:57

Sonic CD (USA) Music Stardust Speedway Zone (Present)

Present (US)

Stardust Speedway (Past) 02:37

Stardust Speedway (Past)

Past (All)

Sonic CD (USA) Music Stardust Speedway Zone (Bad Future) 01:09

Sonic CD (USA) Music Stardust Speedway Zone (Bad Future)

Bad Future (US)

Sonic CD (USA) Music Stardust Speedway Zone (Good Future) 01:15

Sonic CD (USA) Music Stardust Speedway Zone (Good Future)

Good Future (US)

Stardust Speedway (Present) 01:55

Stardust Speedway (Present)

Present (JAP/EU)

Stardust Speedway (Past) 02:37

Stardust Speedway (Past)

Past (All)

Stardust Speedway (Bad Future) 01:07

Stardust Speedway (Bad Future)

Bad Future (JAP/EU)

Stardust Speedway (Good Future) 01:14

Stardust Speedway (Good Future)

Good Future (JAP/EU)

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