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Sonic R

MobyRank MobyScore
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 Windows Knuckles in a circle of the track, facing the other side, scenery, and a locked (unlockable) door.
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Lots of competition in this race.
Sonic R Windows Sonic wins!

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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

Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Nov, 1997 92 out of 100 92
Power Sonic Windows Jan 10, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
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
Game Freaks 365 SEGA Saturn Jul 04, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 1999 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Dec 22, 1997 5.6 out of 10 56
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Windows Feb 20, 1999 51 out of 100 51
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 44 out of 100 44

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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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