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Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

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MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
58
4.4
Wii
53
4.0
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Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity is a hoverboard-racing set in the Sonic universe and it is the sequel to Sonic Riders. When four mysterious meteorites crash into the planet, they accidentally activate MeteorTech robots around the globe who go on a rampage. It's up to Team Sonic to find out the mystery behind the MeteorTech and why the robots are going after the meteorites.

Compared to the previous game, this edition presents some new abilities. By performing tricks and completing challenges, gravity points can be earned. This allows for the Gravity Dive that opens up a black hole, sucking the player in and thus providing faster speed, and Gravity Control. By changing gravity alternate paths can be used through walls and other surfaces. A third one is called Gravity Drift. Just like the Grip move in the previous game, characters can use it to turn tight on corners. There are various items, obstacles on the course and different vehicles such as hover boards, bikes, air riders, yachts, air skates and other crafts. These can all be upgraded, even while racing.

The three new game modes are Survival Mode (smash into opponents on certain parts of a track), Survival Relay (relay courses with multiple players) and Survival Ball (football game). There are sixteen courses with two tracks each, sixty different vehicles, and eighteen playable characters, of which most need to be unlocked. They are divided into three categories (Speed, Fly and Power) and have personalized gear that allows them to make use of specific short-cuts.

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Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity PlayStation 2 Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Sonic Riders: Shooting Star Story" -- Japanese title
  • "Sonic Riders: シューティングスターストーリー" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Gamers' Temple, The Wii 2008 67 out of 100 67
Game Informer Magazine Wii 2008 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) Wii Mar 31, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
SEGA-Portal.de Wii Sep 21, 2009 6 out of 10 60
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 14, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
VicioJuegos.com Wii Nov 21, 2008 58 out of 100 58
IGN Wii Jan 14, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies PlayStation 2 Mar 20, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Feb 22, 2008 9 out of 20 45
1UP Wii Jan 15, 2008 C- 42

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