#songoftheday: Can You Feel The Sunshine – TJ Davis

Songs like this are just one of the many reasons that I love SEGA.

When they decided to put out their own take on Mario Kart, they added so many twists to the formula, that the end result really set itself apart from all the other mascot racers of the time.

First off, they took out the karts all together, and had the characters race on foot.  This almost made it seem more like a traditional platformer, with a focus on jumping, finding collectibles, and alternate paths through the courses.

They also threw the typical video game soundtrack out the window, and had Richard Jacques compose an album composed entirely of 90s dance pop.  It sounds odd if taken out of context, but when you’re running and jumping around those colourful courses, it all really clicks.

 

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