As we creep closer to catching Sonic Mania before it sprints off later into the year again, we've wondered into another very familiar zone. Chemical Plant.
For anyone who grew up in Sonic's era, the metallic sound of Chemical Plant Zone is something that's likely cemented itself into your mind waiting to be woken up with the first note.
Being something of a homage to the 16-bit Sonic era, Sonic Mania is due out in just 2 months ready to dish out some classic Sonic before hopes and dreams are potentially dashed with Sonic Forces later in the year.
Sonic fans as a whole have been divided - usually by their age - for generations. Those who grew up alongside the blue hedgehog tend to wish for a return to the 2D days while younger players hold nostalgia for his bizarre 3D adventures. For clarity - this isn't always the case, but the Sonic fandom is certainly one of the most divided groups in video game history.
Will the return of Chemical Plant please those long-time fans, or will they scoff at the thought of seeing the questionable location in anything but a 90s video game? Sonic the Hedgehog 4 ended up turning heads for the wrong reasons.