Sonic Riders

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PlayStation 2
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In Sonic Riders, Dr. Eggman challenges Sonic and his friends to a Worldwide Grand Prix, and the prize for coming out on top is an ultra-rare Chaos Emerald! Gliding on air boards – which are performance-oriented for each playable character – gamers will experience a heightened sense of sports-style racing tension as Sonic and his pals perform tricks and stunts over treacherous wide-open terrain.

Sonic and friends speed through tracks on air boards, using individual special moves to strike down opponents. Air is a big element of Sonic Riders. Your board's "fuel" source is air. You can fill up your air at various points on the course, but to race well you'll have to use another means of replenishment: performing tricks with your board. You'll also want to make use of turbulence from racers who are in front of you.


Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 In Game 1 - Stage 1: Sonic makes a sharp turn.
Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 In Game 6 - Stage 1: A long leap.
Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 Story Mode Cut Scene 3 - FMV: Hopping on their boards.
Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 In Game 4 - Stage 1: Take note, Melon Indy.

Alternate Titles

  • "索尼克滑板" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

One of the most unusual racing game with Sonic & buddies Windows M R (12)
As a racing game it's pretty decent, but as a sonic game it's a PURE insult. GameCube sonicteamUSA (46)
Skill building and fun! GameCube Cinos the hedgehog (2)

Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Xbox Mar 26, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82 GameCube Mar 22, 2006 71 out of 100 71
GameSpot GameCube Mar 01, 2006 6.6 out of 10 66
GameSpot Windows Dec 07, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62
X-Power Xbox Mar 24, 2006 6 out of 10 60
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 2006 C+ 58
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) GameCube Apr, 2006 5.2 out of 10 52
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Apr, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45 Windows Dec 07, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Press Start Online GameCube Mar 13, 2006 6 out of 20 30


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Although Sonic Team is listed as the developer, United Game Artists is responsible for this game - a SEGA division that merged with Sonic Team in 2003.

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