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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 Windows Knuckles in a circle of the track, facing the other side, scenery, and a locked (unlockable) door.
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Approaching the Starting Line
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Main Menu

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User Reviews

Sonic racing for completists only. SEGA Saturn Gary Smith (15)
Amazing racing game! Windows VortexS130 (106)

Critic Reviews

neXGam SEGA Saturn 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
VicioJuegos.com SEGA Saturn Mar 20, 2010 80 out of 100 80
OJGames SEGA Saturn Oct 06, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com SEGA Saturn Mar 11, 2011 14 out of 20 70
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 1998 60 out of 100 60
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Jun 27, 2000 C+ 58
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Dec 22, 1997 5.6 out of 10 56
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Nov, 1997 55 out of 100 55
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 54 out of 100 54
Ultra Game Players SEGA Saturn 1998 30 out of 100 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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