Sonic R (Windows)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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User Score
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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 The time of day changes when you repeat a race on a track. In the bottom-center is Sonic jumping.
Sonic R Windows 2-player split screen
Sonic R Windows Sonic wins!
Sonic R Windows Knuckles in a circle of the track, facing the other side, scenery, and a locked (unlockable) door.

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Micromanía Nov, 1998 78 out of 100 78
Game Over Online Nov 18, 1998 73 out of 100 73
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1998 69 out of 100 69
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb, 1999 67 out of 100 67
Joystick (French) Dec, 1998 60 out of 100 60
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1998 54 out of 100 54
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

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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Casualty (725) added Sonic R (Windows) on Jan 02, 2001
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