Sonic Drift 2
Mystic Cave's overall setting is based on the zone of the same name from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The entire racing track takes place inside a long tunnel stretching underneath the bottom of a deep, ravaged and pitch-black gorge. The tunnel that the racing track goes through is rectangular in shape, with brown walls, roof and floor, and stripes of blue lights running along the tunnel at both the upper and lower corners. While the tunnel is usually cloaked in darkness, it is lit up for a certain distance by the lights from the racers' cars.
In Mystic Cave, the player's objective is to get the top position in the race. When making contact with the walls of the tunnel, by moving to the outmost edge of the racetrack, it will cause the player to slow down.
Occasionally, there are orange stalagmites on the road. Colliding with them head on will cause the player to slow down significantly, spin out of control and lose a Ring, though grazing them will only slow down the player slightly. Additionally, at the point of the racing track where it crosses over the path below it, there are a few cracks in the ground; by stopping the playable character's car over these cracks, the player will fall through them and down to the racetrack below, allowing a huge shortcut.
In Mystic Cave, the player races on a linear racing track encompassing the entire map. Additionally, the racing track is littered with different power-ups and objects that the player can utilize. Here, the player's objective is to reach the end of the racetrack. The fastest racer to complete this race is rewarded with a Chaos Emerald.
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