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Sonic R (Windows)

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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 Sonic wins!
Sonic R Windows 2-player split screen
Sonic R Windows The time of day changes when you repeat a race on a track. In the bottom-center is Sonic jumping.

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User Reviews

Amazing racing game! VortexS130 (85) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Power Sonic Jan 10, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
Micromanía Nov, 1998 78 out of 100 78
Game Over Online Nov 18, 1998 73 out of 100 73
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 14, 1998 14 out of 20 70
Gamesmania 1999 70 out of 100 70
Joystick (French) Dec, 1998 60 out of 100 60
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Feb 20, 1999 51 out of 100 51
Power Play Nov, 1998 50 out of 100 50
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 1998 44 out of 100 44
All Game Guide 2007 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Trivia

An often overlooked and quite novel feature of Sonic R is the ability to turn on and off the vocals in the background music.

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Casualty (725) added Sonic R (Windows) on Jan 02, 2001
Other platforms contributed by quizzley7 (21211)