Sonic R (SEGA Saturn)

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Description

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.


Screenshots

Sonic R SEGA Saturn Approaching the Starting Line
Sonic R SEGA Saturn A Waterfall
Sonic R SEGA Saturn This track is semi-transparent.
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Lots of competition in this race.

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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

Hobby Consolas Nov, 1997 92 out of 100 92
Digital Extremes 1997 9 out of 10 90
neXGam 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
VicioJuegos.com Mar 20, 2010 80 out of 100 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Defunct Games Dec 18, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Game Freaks 365 Jul 04, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Oct 02, 2008 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Jun 27, 2000 C+ 58
GameSpot Dec 22, 1997 5.6 out of 10 56

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Trivia

This is the third racing game starring Sonic, after Sonic Drift and Sonic Drift 2. However, only this one is considered a true Sonic game; whereas kart racers are pretty much the same no matter which franchise is being used, Sonic R has elements you could only expect to see in a Sonic title.

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