Sonic R

Critic Score User Score
SEGA Saturn
74
3.6
Windows
61
3.6
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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 SEGA Saturn This track is semi-transparent.
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Title Screen
Sonic R SEGA Saturn Entering a Loop
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

Sonic racing for completists only. SEGA Saturn Gary Smith (15)
Amazing racing game! Windows VortexS130 (85)

Critic Reviews

neXGam SEGA Saturn 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Power Sonic Windows Jan 10, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA Saturn Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 14, 1998 14 out of 20 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
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 1998 60 out of 100 60
SEGA-Portal.de SEGA Saturn Sep 20, 2009 6 out of 10 60
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 54 out of 100 54
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 C- 42

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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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