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Sonic R (SEGA Saturn)

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While on vacation, Tails and Sonic come across a recruiting advertisement for the World Grand Prix race. Sonic is not interested at first, but once he notices that Dr. Robotnik will participate he decides to enter. Robotnik is only interested in the race because he's learned the location of the Chaos Emeralds and now he'll get a chance to beat Sonic while he gets them. Knuckles finds out that Sonic will participate, so he joins him. Amy overhears Robotnik's plan, so she will also be racing to get the Chaos Emeralds.

There are many modes of gameplay in Sonic R:

Grand Prix: You race against the rest of the characters on each of the circuits, and get a chance to race the level's boss to unlock some of the extra playable characters.

Time Attack: Run on one of the tracks as fast as you can, get 5 balloons or tag 4 characters.

Multi Player: 4 players on a split-screen or over a network. You can race against up to three players or challenge them on a balloon finding game. The screen can be divided horizontally or vertically for 2 player games.


Sonic R SEGA Saturn Lots of competition in this race.
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Approaching the Starting Line
Sonic R SEGA Saturn The Regal Ruin Track
Sonic R SEGA Saturn A Waterfall

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User Reviews

Sonic racing for completists only. Gary Smith (15) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

IMPLANTgames Aug 19, 2009 9 out of 10 90
neXGam 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Power Sonic 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Defunct Games Dec 18, 2004 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
OJGames Oct 06, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Game Freaks 365 Jul 04, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
Video Games Nov, 1997 60 out of 100 60
The Video Game Critic Jun 27, 2000 C+ 58
Ultra Game Players 1998 30 out of 100 30


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The PC version has weather effects added into the game. These effects were originally planned for the Saturn version of the game, but were omitted due to time constraints.

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quizzley7 (21168) added Sonic R (SEGA Saturn) on Oct 12, 2002
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