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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 2-player split screen
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Lots of competition in this race.
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 SEGA Saturn The Regal Ruin Track

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Digital Extremes SEGA Saturn 1997 9 out of 10 90
IMPLANTgames SEGA Saturn Aug 19, 2009 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
VicioJuegos.com SEGA Saturn Mar 20, 2010 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com SEGA Saturn Mar 11, 2011 14 out of 20 70
Gamesmania.de Windows 1999 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 14, 1998 14 out of 20 70
SEGA-Portal.de SEGA Saturn Sep 20, 2009 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Jun 27, 2000 C+ 58
Power Play Windows Nov, 1998 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

The PC version has weather effects added into the game. These effects were originally planned for the Saturn version of the game, but were omitted due to time constraints.

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