While it did make its way to PC and later consoles, Sonic R was the only exclusive (at the time) Sonic the hedgehog game that the Sega Saturn would get in its lifetime. It is a game that has a very mixed fan base with some enjoying it and others ranking it as one of the worst Sonic games ever to be released. I fall on the side of that this is an ok game, but it does take a lot of dedication in order to get the best out of it.
Fast And Smooth
I want to start by talking about one of the aspects of the game I think is good and that is the presentation. Sonic is all about speed and Sonic R captures that speed very well. The game moves at a fast pace and there is very little pop in compared with other games of this era so I give it props for that.
There are only five tracks in this game! I know that may sound crazy, but to be fair the original Ridge Racer only had one (with variations) and people let that slide. While five tracks is not many. They counter this by making them huge and very non-linear with many ways to get to the end and many secret areas to find. Plus, these tracks capture the Sonic world perfectly. You only have four characters at the start of the game, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, but you can unlock a few more such as the strange, but awesome Metal Knuckles which I do not think has appeared anywhere else.
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Let’s talk about the soundtrack. I think that one of the coolest aspects of Sonic R is the soundtrack, I freaking love the soundtrack. While I can say that I like it, I can see why for some people the soundtrack may not be to their taste. It was not like anything else we had experienced in a Sonic game before and I appreciated that, plus it had that super catchy song…. You know the one I am talking about.
I Wish I Loved You!
I do feel that this is a game that has a lot going for it. I liked the fact that the single-player championship mode has a bit of a story to it. I liked how you unlocked characters in this mode as well. I also liked how you could play with friends to take part in time trials or burst balloons if you want. So, while there are not many tracks, Sega really gets the best out of them.
The problem is that the controls of Sonic R are best described as twitchy. When you are at high speeds, the controls can be very sensitive which can make taking corners really tough. I do think that the controls are manageable once you get the hang of them. It just takes a great deal of time and patience to do that and as I am a huge Sonic fan, I am willing to do this. I can see why others would not want to bother.
I can see why Sonic R is a game that some people do not like. It is a very, very hard game to love and requires a great deal of patience from the player to get to grips with the controls. With that being said, I do feel that this game is nowhere near as bad as some people make out. I for one, would loved to have seen Sega try and make another game like this on the Dreamcast! It may not be perfect, but this is a game I have always managed to have a good time with.
- Features some interesting characters like Metal Knuckles and Tails Doll
- It captures the spirit of the franchise very well
- I love the soundtrack
- The game moves at a fast pace
- The levels are non-linear
- The game's controls take a long time to get the hang of
- While I like all five tracks, a couple more would have been great
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- Sonic R
Description of Sonic R Windows
Released in 1997; Sonic R is the first Sonic game ever made to utilize 3D graphics for its gameplay, and the third Sonic racing title published by Sega. Right after Sonic 3D Blast was made, Sega turned again to Traveller’s Tales to produce another technical marvel. The level design is amazing; rewarding exploration while reminding of previous Sega titles like NiGHTS: Into Dreams. The soundtrack is fantastic due to its CD-ROM quality; and the first Sonic title to feature vocal tracks in the music. It is one of the most graphically demanding titles for the Saturn; see how It compares to its PC counterpart.
There are 4 characters to choose from; including Sonic, Tails and Knuckles. There is a slew of characters to unlock including Dr. Robotnik “Eggman”, Metal Sonic and a creepy doll that looks like Tails. Each track is filled with alternate routes and collectibles, including the 7 iconic Emeralds that allow Sonic to transform into Super Sonic.
Sonic R has a lot of replay value, as you’ll race the same track a dozen times trying to get all the collectibles. The PC version has aged well; and can be played in HD resolutions! Highly recommend to all Sonic fans.
How to play Sonic R Windows
Get some help on running the game from this page or this page.
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Comments and reviews
Is it just me or does this game not have music?? It was literally one of the best things in the game D:
if you open this, your screen literally crunches down to 640x480 resolution. just press the windows key, click settings, then click system, then scroll down until you see 'display resolution' just change it back to your normal resolution. also use sonic r updater lmao
YOUR NICKNAME2020-07-162 points
If you guys have problems with running the game, then watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChTn2S2DSS4. It's the definitive way to play this game. Have Fun :).
dis game is great the program 'DXWND' helped me to play da game thank you my abandonware :-)
The game doesn't work for me.):
I Like Sonic R I watched a person playing it on YouTube see you later bye bye
so when i started to play the game my screen got small so i don't know how to get screen back to normal someone help me lmao
when i just start to play the game my screen got small so i don't know how to put the screen to normal
im an uke2020-05-270 point
this is a awesome game and special for me
It works :)
does not work is bugging
Listen,i'd like you to tell me... WHO IN THE WORLD CREATED THAT CREEPY FREAK TAILS DOLL! Yo,seriously who would create such... A CREEPY FREAK LIKE TAILS DOLL!!!!!!!
Can you put Sonic R on the Ios and Android
cia agant2020-04-02-1 point
i like ds game! i well tell all my generals to blay it!
I Kinda Grown Up With Sonic R The Music Damn Amazing
Working in Windows 10?
does this realy work?
The only reason i got this came is for the Tails Doll curse lmao
Eggman NEGA2020-02-014 points
Why am I not in this game?
Ǥᗩᑕᕼᗩ ᑎᗝᖇᗩ2020-01-190 point
I'm using my Windows 7
Ita was mya bed
Now mya computera isa deada
sonic r2019-11-29-16 points
what the f* people u have kids play an creepy game 2 children died from this game doods
I want to know whats the diference on the downloads..and whats is recommended
Just a quick notice: If you download the RIP version, do not run unless you entirely know what you are doing. On Windows 10, it changes the display resolution, and on Windows XP it changes the colour mode to 8-Bit. BE CAREFUL
TAILS DOLL2019-08-21-4 points
All I want to know is can I play Sonic R with a modern computer that plays discs?
Sonic R was that pc game I always played at my grandmothers house. She had a Dell tower with Sonic 3&Knuckles and Sonic R. Of course I always played Sonic R. Its games like these that makes me miss the past, where dlc wasn't a thing or wireless connection. You had to go to your friend's house and sit with them and play games. Reminds me of when I got my first gamecube, I couldn't put Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Gem's Collection down, not even Sonic mega collection. This game brings me great nostalgia and it makes me happy to download it again, thanks guys. :)
lesten up everybody
i solved the controls problem
in the game's folder open the joystick.inf
delete everything in it
rename the file 'keyboard'
hope you good luck
Sonic R Game Free Play
Super Nitro Z642019-05-161 point
Sonic R may not have the best controls, but the games does have some great graphics and one of the best game soundtracks ever. Speaking of graphics, the player can choose one of two different texture styles: DirectDraw (Sega Saturn textures) and Direct3D.
blaine kenel2019-05-153 points
i need to know the command i use to open sonic R, i don't do dos. sorry for asking but please tell me. thank you
blaine kenel2019-05-153 points
what is the command i use, i'm not that much of a computer king but all i need now is the command, ive used SonicR.EXE SONICR.EXE sonicR.EXE and more please tell me the command i use in dos box!
It's Aweswome!2018-07-213 points
what are the controls
SUPER SONIC2018-06-27-5 points
WHAT IS CONTROLS ?!
For the people who are having problems with the controls,here is the problem,I heard the controls for the keyboard don't work on modren day PCs (windows 7, stuff like that) but there are some patches for it, but older PCs ( windows XP, windows 95/98, stuff like that) the controls are fine.
¿cuales son los controles con el teclado?
juego tan cool no paro de jugar con tails doll
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justasbybys of shity gamers2018-04-21-2 points
wow thats a cool game
Henrique Melo2018-04-184 points
♫ ♫ ♫
Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
Try to keep your feet right on the ground
When you're Super Sonic Racing
There's no time to look around
We're just Super Sonic Racing
Running to the point of no return
Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
C'mon let the fire burn
♫ ♫ ♫
CaioExtremerGamers BR2018-04-170 point
My favorite race game of Sonic ;D
romero llador2018-03-260 point
me gusta mucho sonic y he probado sonic lost word y rivals 2
the screen just goes black
I get to the screen prior to the main menu that says hit the start button but no buttons work at that point. Do i need to get a remote??
espero que al fin esto me deje jugar a sonic r
i cant play it maybye the tails doll is hounting my computer
This is going to be a great experience playing
no worst thing ever2017-07-291 point
Made to hack made by heartless soul
sonic r lover2017-04-262 points
it worked the 1st time i got it but it does not work anymore
The Great2017-03-19-9 points
This is not working and is ugly software
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