Rainy Savanna

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Rainy Savanna
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Rainy Savanna
Eighth level, Sonic Drift 2
Iron Ruin | Ice Cap

Rainy Savanna is a racecourse in Sonic Drift 2 for the Sega Game Gear. This stage is the second track of the White Chaos GP - White being the intermediate of the three tournaments - coming after Desert Road and before Ice Cap. Unlike the majority of races in the Chaos Grand Prix, this isn't a three-lap circular course; the objective is simply to get across the plain ahead of everyone else. And the winning racer gets a Chaos Emerald!

The scorching dunes of Desert Road peter out to a sub-saharan veldt - and right in the middle of monsoon season! Rainy Savanna's skyline is filled with pitch-black clouds, driving rain, and peels of lightning that wash out the entire screen. Tails surely won't like it, what with his astraphobia (if you believe Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie).

Anyhow, as might be expected of a racecourse in the middle of a storm, the track is on occasion waterlogged by huge puddles - although these don't actually do much more to your driving than making the characters damp.

Sonic Drift 2 makes no unambiguous statements of where in Sonic's world the races are located, but several of the other courses in the White Grand Prix (e.g. Casino Night, Emerald Hill, Hill Top) are set in zones that Sonic and Tails visited during Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit) - and those were on West Side Island. It is therefore possible that Rainy Savanna lies there too. On the other hand, the very next course is Ice Cap, which we know from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 lies on the Floating Island. And these connections are only circumstantial; Rainy Savanna could easily be somewhere else entirely or the racers could simply be alternating islands.


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