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Description

In Sonic Riders, Dr. Eggman challenges Sonic and his friends to a Worldwide Grand Prix, and the prize for coming out on top is an ultra-rare Chaos Emerald! Gliding on air boards – which are performance-oriented for each playable character – gamers will experience a heightened sense of sports-style racing tension as Sonic and his pals perform tricks and stunts over treacherous wide-open terrain.

Sonic and friends speed through tracks on air boards, using individual special moves to strike down opponents. Air is a big element of Sonic Riders. Your board's "fuel" source is air. You can fill up your air at various points on the course, but to race well you'll have to use another means of replenishment: performing tricks with your board. You'll also want to make use of turbulence from racers who are in front of you.

Screenshots

Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 In Game 5 - Stage 1: Closing in on a computer opponenet.
Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 Story Mode Cut Scene 3 - FMV: Hopping on their boards.
Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 In Game 6 - Stage 1: A long leap.
Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 In Game 2 - Stage 1: A speed boost and a ring.

Promo Images

Sonic Riders Screenshot
Sonic Riders Screenshot
Sonic Riders Screenshot
Sonic Riders Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "索尼克滑板" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ソニックライダーズ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "소닉라이더즈" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

One of the most unusual racing game with Sonic & buddies Windows M R (12)
As a racing game it's pretty decent, but as a sonic game it's a PURE insult. GameCube sonicteamUSA (49)
Skill building and fun! GameCube Cinos the hedgehog (2)

Critic Reviews

Power Sonic PlayStation 2 Dec 11, 2012 8 out of 10 80
XBox Front Xbox Mar 29, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec 22, 2006 58 out of 100 58
Diehard GameFan Xbox Mar 08, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Mar 16, 2006 10 out of 20 50
Games TM PlayStation 2 Mar, 2006 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide GameCube 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GameDaily GameCube Feb 24, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
IGN Windows Dec 12, 2006 4.2 out of 10 42
Gamereactor (Sweden) GameCube Mar 17, 2006 4 out of 10 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Heroes Story - Stage 5: Sand Ruins 3 DJP Mom (11391)
Aug 16, 2007

Trivia

Although Sonic Team is listed as the developer, United Game Artists is responsible for this game - a SEGA division that merged with Sonic Team in 2003.

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