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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 The Regal Ruin Track
Sonic R Windows 2-player split screen
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Title Screen
Sonic R SEGA Saturn This track is semi-transparent.

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Shin Force SEGA Saturn Mar 16, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Nov, 1997 92 out of 100 92
Digital Extremes SEGA Saturn 1997 9 out of 10 90
Power Sonic Windows Jan 10, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Freaks 365 SEGA Saturn Jul 04, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
Video Games SEGA Saturn Nov, 1997 60 out of 100 60
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Oct 02, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Nov, 1997 55 out of 100 55
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 C- 42
All Game Guide Windows 2007 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 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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