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Emerald Market Blitz is a track that appears in Sonic Forces: Speed Battle. It is unlocked in Tier 4, or upon reaching 1000 Trophies. It was added in promotion of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film, along with Downtown Dash and Big City Sprint.

Description

Emerald Market Blitz is a medium-difficulty racetrack located in Emerald City. The area is a large and modern seaport city set during nighttime in the middle of rainy weather, the sky being overcast by dark blue and purple clouds. In the horizon, one can spot various tall buildings and skyscrapers in dark-colors and with orange-glowing windows in them. Among these buildings are also Seattle's famous Space Needle.

The racetrack itself is a four-lane asphalt road with yellow lane markings on its edges and in the middle and a pair of broken white lines on it, dividing the lanes further. Sometimes though, the racetracks transitions into pale red pedestrian streets.

Next to the racing track are various cars, such as taxis, police cars with flashing sirens, passenger cars and trucks, potted plants, dumpsters, bus stops, city trees with green crowns, streetlamps, traffic lights with flashing lights, simple street signs, benches, and traffic redirecting equipment, such as traffic cones and barriers. Looming over the racetrack on the sides are also apartment buildings, shops with overhangs, and towers in various dull colors and with orange light shining out of their windows. Along the racetrack, one can also spot sideroads, which are closed off from the racetrack, that are cloaked in fog. Hanging over the racetracks are also lampposts on strings. When moving along the pedestrian streets, the player may pass through a market place marked with a large red neon sign saying "EMERALD MARKET CENTER". These kind of areas in particular are open spaces with pale red sett paving and feature outdoor furniture, like chairs, tables and parasols, food trucks, more city trees, and handlebars.

Gameplay

In Emerald Market Blitz, the playable characters are stuck running down the level's road and can only move left and right between the road's four lanes (akin to the Quick Step). While running, the player can pick up Rings or power-ups from Item Boxes and utilize the gimmicks native to this track. Rings and Item Boxes in particular respawn almost immediately after a playable character picks them up from the track.

Emerald Market Blitz has many environmental obstacles which the player can either jump over, roll under or move around. Running into one of these obstacles will result in the player taking damage and lose ten of their Rings. Falling into bottomless pits on the other hand forces the player to restart from an earlier point on the track.

Overview

Emerald Market Blitz starts out on a straight path before making a turn to the left that has a Dash Panel in said turn. The track will then enter another straight section, albeit with a truck parked across the track, leaving it to the player to slide underneath it. Further ahead on this straight section, the player will come across a barrier that they have to jump over, before the track makes a turn to the right. At the end of this turn is another barrier that the player has to jump over. The track will then straighten out again, although it will eventually split down the middle for a while. After the track's split lanes have reconvened, the player enters another straight section before the track makes a turn to the right. At the end of this turn is a bar that the player either has to slide under or jump over. After that comes another straight section where the track temporarily splits down the middle again. Immediately after the tracks remerge, the player then has to jump over a barrier, before going through a rightward turn. Following then a straight section, the player is lead through a rightward turn with a straight path ahead of them for a while. Eventually though, the track will make a turn to the right and then head straight for the goal.

Music

Name Artist(s) Length Music track
"Living in the City" (Instrumental Ver.) Richard Jacques 4:01

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