Team Sonic Racing Probably Won’t Be As Good As Its Music

Team Sonic Racing Probably Won’t Be As Good As Its Music

When Team Sonic Racing was announced back in May of last year, I was over the moon. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe might be the current king of the mascot racing genre, and for good reason, but if you put a blue shell to my head and asked me to pick a true favourite I’d probably say Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. 

That said, when I finally had the chance to get my hands on Team Sonic Racing last year I was more than a little underwhelmed. It seemed solid enough and looked great, but I’m just not sold on the ‘hero shooter’ inspired team-based racing thing. I can probably learn to like that though, and I’ll still definitely be picking up the game on its (delayed) release this coming May. I realise it’s probably foolish of me to still be sold on a day one purchase of a game that I’ve played and didn’t enjoy, but there’s at least one aspect of Team Sonic Racing that is guaranteed to be fantastic; the music.

Sonic games and brilliant (and sometimes brilliantly bad) music go hand-in-hand. Sonic fans know this. SEGA knows this. Which is probably why the publisher has begun its promotion of the game in 2019 with a behind-the-scenes featurette called Making of the Music. The video features footage of longtime Sonic composer and collaborator Jun Senoue, along with a few others, rocking out in the studio recording tracks for Team Sonic Racing.

The three tracks featured are Frozen Junkyard, Market Street and the game’s theme, Green Light Ride, and each spotlight in the video is accompanied by some slick-looking gameplay footage. Check out the video below:

Team Sonic Racing launches on May 21st, 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.