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Sonic R

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Saturn
75
...
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 Title Screen
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 SEGA Saturn A Waterfall
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Lots of competition in this race.

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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
Power Sonic Windows Jan 10, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
VicioJuegos.com SEGA Saturn Mar 20, 2010 80 out of 100 80
OJGames SEGA Saturn Oct 06, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Game Over Online Windows Nov 18, 1998 73 out of 100 73
Gamesmania Windows 1999 70 out of 100 70
SEGA-Portal.de SEGA Saturn Sep 20, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 1998 60 out of 100 60
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Jun 27, 2000 C+ 58
All Game Guide Windows 2007 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Trivia

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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