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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 Sonic wins!
Sonic R SEGA Saturn This track is semi-transparent.
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 (85)

Critic Reviews

Shin Force SEGA Saturn Mar 16, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Dec 18, 2004 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Windows Nov, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Video Games SEGA Saturn Nov, 1997 60 out of 100 60
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Nov, 1997 55 out of 100 55
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 54 out of 100 54
Power Play Windows Nov, 1998 50 out of 100 50
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 C- 42
Ultra Game Players SEGA Saturn 1998 30 out of 100 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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