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Sonic R

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Saturn
74
3.6
Windows
59
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 Sonic wins!
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Title Screen
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Lots of competition in this race.
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Pick up a power-up.

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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
neXGam SEGA Saturn 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA Saturn Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania Windows 1999 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 69 out of 100 69
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 1998 60 out of 100 60
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Oct 02, 2008 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Jun 27, 2000 C+ 58
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 C- 42

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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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