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Sonic R

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Saturn
75
3.6
Windows
61
3.6
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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 Lots of competition in this race.
Sonic R Windows Title Screen
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Entering a Loop
Sonic R Windows 2-player split screen

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

Shin Force SEGA Saturn Mar 16, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA Saturn Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Game Over Online Windows Nov 18, 1998 73 out of 100 73
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 14, 1998 14 out of 20 70
PC Action Windows Oct 21, 1998 65 out of 100 65
SEGA-Portal.de SEGA Saturn Sep 20, 2009 6 out of 10 60
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Oct 02, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Windows Feb 20, 1999 51 out of 100 51
Power Play Windows Nov, 1998 50 out of 100 50
All Game Guide Windows 2007 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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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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