Information about the Zone
First appearance : Sonic Adventure (1998)
Game appearances : Sonic Adventure (1998), Sonic Generations (consoles, PC) (2011), Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (2013).
Type : Action Stage, Racing Track, Treasure Hunt Stage.
Zone description : Located in densely populated Station Square, the Speed Highway is positioned directly above the skyscrapers of Station Square business district, allowing residents to get around the city in the fastest possible way. As a speedway, the Speed Highway offers a surprising number of unsafe and sometimes impossible twists and turns that flip in and out 360 degrees without giving the occasional driver a chance to save his stomach contents. Next to the highway is the tallest skyscraper in Station Square, which Sonic once ran on in the form of a free fall. Also part of the Speed Highway is a small residential park area with cute fountains and low houses, where, surprisingly, you can find many city secrets and secret alleyways.
OSTs used in this Zone
Sonic Adventure (1998) [Run Through the Speed Highway]
Sonic Adventure (1998) [Goin' Down]
Sonic Adventure (1998) [At Dawn]
Sonic Generations (2011) [Act 1]
Sonic Generations (2011) [Act 2]
Sonic Adventure (1998)
The much-grown Sonic faces a new threat: the mighty Chaos monster. Dr. Robotnik frees this monster from Master Emerald by destroying it (which causes the fall of the Angel Island with the Ice Cap on it) with the hope that Chaos will help him build his empire. Chaos can absorb Chaos Emeralds and become stronger, so Sonic teamed up with Tails and after giving Robotnik the nickname Eggman, sets out in search of Emeralds. Along the way, Amy Rose is kidnapped by Eggman’s robot, and Sonic visits the Speed Highway in an attempt to find her. In addition, it was at the Speed Highway that Tails fought Eggman in his feat to save Station Square and also where Knuckles searched for the fragments of the Master Emerald. In the process, the heroes are contacted by a mysterious red spirit, apparently trying to help in the fight against Chaos.
In the end, Chaos manages to absorb all the Chaos Emeralds and becomes Perfect Chaos, flooding all of Station Square. The red spirit that has been with the heroes all along materializes next to Sonic, turning out to be a girl who lived many years ago named Tikal. Tikal was a friend of Chaos, but she saw no other way but to re-seal Chaos into Master Emerald forever. Sonic flatly refuses this option and believes that this approach won’t solve the problem because Chaos’s hatred won’t go anywhere. By using the positive power of the Chaos Emeralds Sonic becomes Super Sonic and defeats Perfect Chaos in battle. The weakened Chaos speaks to Tikal, and she manages to extinguish the pain and rage of the distraught monster. After thanking the heroes, Tikal and Chaos return to Master Emerald and Sonic doesn’t stop on his adventure. Angel Island, on it’s part, returns to the sky again.