Sonic R

Critic Score User Score
SEGA Saturn
74
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 Windows Title Screen
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Entering a Loop
Sonic R Windows The time of day changes when you repeat a race on a track. In the bottom-center is Sonic jumping.
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
Digital Extremes SEGA Saturn 1997 9 out of 10 90
Power Sonic SEGA Saturn 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Dec 18, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Micromanía Windows Nov, 1998 78 out of 100 78
PC Action Windows Oct 21, 1998 65 out of 100 65
SEGA-Portal.de SEGA Saturn Sep 20, 2009 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Jun 27, 2000 C+ 58
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 54 out of 100 54
Power Play Windows Nov, 1998 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

An often overlooked and quite novel feature of Sonic R is the ability to turn on and off the vocals in the background music.

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