When I was a kid, I could never beat Smokey the Dragon in his second, awful race. So I never really got the chance to fight Wizpig, do all the trophy races, and unlock a whole new set of racetracks in Future Fun Land. It wasn’t until later that I was introduced to the stage songs I’d missed out on, which encouraged me to go back and unlock them.
Star City in Famitracker. Still needs some work, been enjoying it so far.