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Sonic R

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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 The Regal Ruin Track
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Lots of competition in this race.
Sonic R Windows Sonic wins!
Sonic R Windows Knuckles in a circle of the track, facing the other side, scenery, and a locked (unlockable) door.

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User Reviews

Sonic racing for completists only. SEGA Saturn Gary Smith (15)
Amazing racing game! Windows VortexS130 (85)

Critic Reviews

Shin Force SEGA Saturn Mar 16, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Nov, 1997 92 out of 100 92
Power Sonic SEGA Saturn 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA Saturn Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Dec 18, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania.de Windows 1999 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 14, 1998 14 out of 20 70
SEGA-Portal.de SEGA Saturn Sep 20, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 1998 60 out of 100 60
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 54 out of 100 54


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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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