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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.


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Sonic R SEGA Saturn This track is semi-transparent.
Sonic R SEGA Saturn The Regal Ruin Track
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Main Menu
Sonic R Windows Title Screen

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User Reviews

Sonic racing for completists only. SEGA Saturn Gary Smith (15)
Amazing racing game! Windows VortexS130 (106)

Critic Reviews

IMPLANTgames SEGA Saturn Aug 19, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Power Sonic SEGA Saturn 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania.de Windows 1999 70 out of 100 70
Game Freaks 365 SEGA Saturn Jul 04, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
PC Action Windows Oct 21, 1998 65 out of 100 65
SEGA-Portal.de SEGA Saturn Sep 20, 2009 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Jun 27, 2000 C+ 58
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 54 out of 100 54
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 44 out of 100 44
All Game Guide Windows 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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