It's the same article that mentioned Ristar as a flagman, but I thought it deserves a thread of its own:
Those wondering where the more traditional racing courses are shouldn’t worry. The Shinobi course mostly consists of a ground race track – with the exception of a short and rather exciting water section. The course itself doesn’t go through a major transformation throughout each lap. However, there are some cosmetic changes, since each lap represents a different season. One of the more interesting sights in this course are the training ninjas who seem blissfully unaware of the race going around them. The course design itself is fantastic with plenty of opportunities, like tight corners, to show off driving skills.Sonic fans should look forward to the dazzling show that is Galactic Parade. This Sonic Colours themed course is one of the best shown at the event. The track itself changes regularly throughout the three laps. It even transforms into a flying section at some points, where the characters must race through an asteroid belt. This is the toughest course shown at the event since it includes the least safe zones. This is because of a section where the path literally appears as the characters continues to race. It’s an interesting idea that keeps the race lively, since one mistake could mean losing the top spot.The NiGHTS themed Dream Valley course consists mainly of an air section and a short river joy ride. Most of the course is loosely based on the Spring Valley level from the beloved NiGHTS into Dreams Saturn video-game. Fans of NiGHTS will easily spot familiar props such as the yellow link rings and Ideya Captures. Interestingly enough, the course changes to a Nightmare section at a certain point. This Nightmare section changes for every lap and represents a different NiGHTS boss. The course did feel like it lasted for a long time but the flying sections were enjoyable.http://ve3tro.com/2012/10/09/sonic-a...ormed-preview/The Carrier Zone course is a fantastic take on the Afterburner video-games. Most of the course takes place in the sea. This means that players are spending a lot of time either using the boat or aircraft vehicles. There is a lot happening in this stage but most of it is for show. It’s certainly an impressive show though with various air crafts and other Afterburner vehicles moving in the background. Funnily enough, this is one of the courses shown that changes the least. It makes it a lot easier to remember the track though.
P.S: a question for S0L, what's the name of the Shinobi track?
It sounds fantastic, mainly because Shinobi is one of my favorite franchises ever, and the fact that its mostly ground based with a lot of tight turns (The stuff about season changes sounds great too).