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Sonic Riders

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
53
3.2
Xbox
60
5.0
PlayStation 2
58
3.9
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 In Game 1 - Stage 1: Sonic makes a sharp turn.
Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 In Game 5 - Stage 1: Closing in on a computer opponenet.
Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 In Game 2 - Stage 1: A speed boost and a ring.
Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 Story Mode Cut Scene 2 - FMV: Our Heros...

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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)

The Press Says

The Next Level GameCube Mar 06, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendojo GameCube 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamesmania GameCube Mar 22, 2006 71 out of 100 71
IGN Xbox Feb 23, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62
G4 TV: X-Play PlayStation 2 Apr 16, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) GameCube Apr, 2006 5.2 out of 10 52
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Apr, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Mar 16, 2006 10 out of 20 50
The A.V. Club PlayStation 2 Mar 29, 2006 C- 42
Gamereactor (Sweden) GameCube Mar 17, 2006 4 out of 10 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Heroes Story - Stage 5: Sand Ruins 3 DJP Mom (11118)
Aug 16, 2007

Trivia

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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