Originating from Kirby Super Star 's sub game of the same name, this track is most known for its upbeat and fast tempo becoming one of the staple Super Smash Bros. songs since the original Super Smash Bros. All remixes of the original Super Smash Bros. version can be heard in all of the Super Smash Bros. installments.
Remixes in Smash Bros.
"Gourmet Race" has been remixed three times in the Super Smash Bros. series:
This theme appears in the Dream Land stage. It is similar to the original version, though with somewhat different instrumentation. It's arranged by Hirokazu Ando, along time Kirby composer. It only skips Brawl due to Dream Land (Super Smash Bros.) getting cut from Brawl (and remained the case in Smash 4 until the stage was re-added as DLC).
Melee introduces a new track titled "Fountain of Dreams". This track is a slow, orchestrated remix of "Gourmet Race" that plays on the Dream Land: Fountain of Dreams stage. This particular Smash Bros. remix has been adapted many times in the Kirby series. This track can also be heard in every future Smash Bros. installment, not including Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. It's arranged by Tadashi Ikegami, another Kirby composer. In Wii U it could only be played on Dream Land from Smash 64.
Brawl features a heavy metal remix of "Gourmet Race" which also appeared in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Unsurprisingly, its a primary track of the Halberd stage in Brawl . Unlike its predecessors it was composed by Motoi Sakuraba, whose notable works include the Tales of (Lloyd Irving's series) and Mario Golf/Tennis and Golden Sun (Isaac's series), as opposed to another Kirby composer.