History VideoGame / SonicR

31st Jul '16 7:17:42 PM MissConception
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This game is notable for being [[EndOfAnAge the final game of Sonic's "Classic" Era]], and thus the last ''Sonic'' game to use the original designs for all the characters. It is the only fully-3D console game to do so (''VideoGame/SonicJam'' and the Saturn port of ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland Blast]]'' had only small sections in 3D).

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This game is notable for being [[EndOfAnAge the final game of Sonic's "Classic" Era]], and thus the last ''Sonic'' game to use the original designs for all the characters. Era]]. It is also the only fully-3D console game to do so wholly featuring the original character designs (''VideoGame/SonicJam'' and the Saturn port of ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland Blast]]'' had only had small sections in 3D).
3D, and the UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'' did not receive a Saturn port).
10th Jun '16 5:06:08 PM Ninetails2000
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** Add on to this the fact that when a character goes into a loop or enters an extended falling state, their speed gets locked in unless they decelerate and you can use Amy's boost on the path leading up to a loop with it petering out just as she launches into it or launch yourself off of a big drop at the last moment(Most frequently found in Radical City) and effectively gain an extra 25-50% bonus of boost depending on the size of the loop or length of the drop while still allowing her to recharge since the boost technically ran out. Skilled abuse of this can effectively give Amy two and a half boosts in a row, all the speed she needs to leave her opponents in the dust.
29th May '16 6:48:46 PM Soufriere
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''Sonic R'' is a {{racing game}} staring ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog the spiky blue speed demon and his friends]]'', developed by Creator/TravellersTales (who also made ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland Sonic 3D Blast]]'') and released in 1997 for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and later for the PC. In 2005, it was re-released on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 as part of ''[[CompilationRerelease Sonic Gems Collection]]'', which is based the PC version of the game. It was also made available for download on [=GameTap=] for a short time in 2007.

Known its (in)famous power pop soundtrack by Richard Jacques and songs performed by British singer TJ Davis. Notable in the fact that the PC and Saturn versions of the game could be played in any standard CD player, in case you wanted to listen to the music without having to play the actual game.

This game is also notable for being [[EndOfAnAge the last of the Classic Era Sonic games]] and also the last ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' game to use the "classic" designs for all the characters, and is the only fully-3D console game to do so (''SonicJam'' had only a small section in 3D).

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''Sonic R'' is a {{racing game}} staring ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog the spiky blue speed demon and his friends]]'', friends]], developed by Creator/TravellersTales (who also made ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland Sonic 3D Blast]]'') and released in 1997 for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and later for the PC. In 2005, it was re-released on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] as part of ''[[CompilationRerelease Sonic Gems Collection]]'', which is based the PC version of the game. It was also made available for download on [=GameTap=] for a short time in 2007.

Known for its (in)famous power pop (infamous) power-pop soundtrack by Richard Jacques and with songs performed by British singer TJ Davis. Notable in Like many CD-based games of the fact that era[[labelnote:]] (including all 90's-era iterations of ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' and the PC and Saturn/PC port of ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland 3D Blast]]'')[[/labelnote]], both the Saturn and PC versions of the game could can be played in any standard CD player, in case you wanted to listen to the music without having to play the actual game.

This game is also notable for being [[EndOfAnAge the last final game of the Classic Era Sonic games]] Sonic's "Classic" Era]], and also thus the last ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' ''Sonic'' game to use the "classic" original designs for all the characters, and characters. It is the only fully-3D console game to do so (''SonicJam'' (''VideoGame/SonicJam'' and the Saturn port of ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland Blast]]'' had only a small section sections in 3D).



* CanonForeigner: Tails Doll and Metal Knuckles never reappear in any other game. Metal Knuckles got an {{expy}} in ''VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy'' and the Tails Doll eventually appeared in the Archie ''Sonic'' comic.

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* CanonForeigner: Tails Doll and Metal Knuckles never reappear in any other game. Metal Knuckles got an {{expy}} in ''VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy'' and the Tails Doll eventually appeared in [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog the Archie ''Sonic'' comic.comic]].



** The Tails Doll. His profile at the Sonic Channel website states that no effort went into creating Tails Doll after Metal Sonic and Metal Knuckles. It's just a doll that can float around. This is supported in game he has the lowest speed and special is just to float higher up. [[TheDreaded The fans think differently, though.]]
** [=EggRobo=] is essentially a clone of the already slow and hard to manoeuvre Dr. Robotnik albeit lacking the ability to perpetually hover. He hovers for a brief amount of time before gradually grinding to a halt and sinking, which is arguably more of a hindrance than just sinking by default.
* LethalJokeCharacter: Amy is this. She is one of the slowest characters in the game who lacks the ability to jump since she drives a car instead of running on her feet. Her lethality is her ability to driver over water without losing speed, decent acceleration and good turning, and a rechargeable Nitro Boost ability that allows her to reach a top speed faster then Super Sonic for a few seconds, but it does take away most of her turning when in uses.

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** The Tails Doll. His profile at the Sonic Channel website states that no effort went into creating Tails Doll after Metal Sonic and Metal Knuckles. It's just a doll that can float around. This is supported in game by the fact that he has the lowest speed of any of the robots and his special is just to float higher up. [[TheDreaded The fans think differently, though.]]
** [=EggRobo=] is essentially a clone of the already slow and hard to manoeuvre Dr. Robotnik Robotnik, albeit lacking the ability to perpetually hover. He hovers for a brief amount of time before gradually grinding to a halt and sinking, which is arguably more of a hindrance than just sinking by default.
* LethalJokeCharacter: Amy is this. She is one of the slowest characters in the game who lacks the ability to jump since she drives a car instead of running on her feet. Her lethality is her ability to driver drive over water without losing speed, decent acceleration and good turning, turning (in a game that's notable for its ''bad'' turning), and a rechargeable Nitro Boost ability that allows her to reach a top speed faster then Super Sonic for a few seconds, but it does take away most of her turning superior steering ability when in uses.use.



* PromotedToPlayable: Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, who you can unlock by beating the game.
* ThePsychoRangers: [[EvilKnockoff Metal Sonic, Metal Knuckles and the Tails Doll]]...[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles EggRobo]].

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* PromotedToPlayable: Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, who you can unlock by beating the game.
game once.
* ThePsychoRangers: [[EvilKnockoff Metal Sonic, Metal Knuckles and the Tails Doll]]...Doll]] [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles EggRobo]].



* SecretCharacter: There's Metal Sonic, Tails Doll, Metal Knuckles, [=EggRobo=], and [[GoldenSuperMode Super Sonic]], the last of who you unlock by collecting all the Chaos Emeralds.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Amy being the only girl in this game.

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* SecretCharacter: There's Metal Sonic, Tails Doll, Metal Knuckles, [=EggRobo=], and [[GoldenSuperMode Super Sonic]], the last of who whom you unlock by collecting all the Chaos Emeralds.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Amy being is the only girl in this game.game. At the time, of course, she was the only female character in the entire franchise.
18th May '16 8:29:20 AM Prinzenick
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This game is also notable for being the last ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' game to use the "classic" designs for all the characters, and is the only fully-3D console game to do so (''SonicJam'' had only a small section in 3D).

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This game is also notable for being [[EndOfAnAge the last of the Classic Era Sonic games]] and also the last ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' game to use the "classic" designs for all the characters, and is the only fully-3D console game to do so (''SonicJam'' had only a small section in 3D).
19th Feb '16 8:15:37 PM youngbond007
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Known for its power pop musical track by Richard Jacques and songs performed by British singer TJ Davis. Notable in the fact that the PC and Saturn versions of the game could be played in any standard CD player, in case you wanted to listen to the music without having to play the actual game.

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Known for its (in)famous power pop musical track soundtrack by Richard Jacques and songs performed by British singer TJ Davis. Notable in the fact that the PC and Saturn versions of the game could be played in any standard CD player, in case you wanted to listen to the music without having to play the actual game.
16th Feb '16 5:43:00 PM eroock
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->''Everybody's Super Sonic Racing, try to keep your feet right on the ground...''

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->''Everybody's
->''"Everybody's
Super Sonic Racing, try to keep your feet right on the ground...''
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2nd Jan '16 2:08:15 PM nombretomado
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** A Metal Knuckles lookalike featured heavily in a story arc starting in issue #108 of the Fleetway ''{{Sonic the Comic}}'' in August 1997, three months before ''Sonic R'' was released.

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** A Metal Knuckles lookalike featured heavily in a story arc starting in issue #108 of the Fleetway ''{{Sonic ''ComicBook/{{Sonic the Comic}}'' in August 1997, three months before ''Sonic R'' was released.
9th Dec '15 2:31:43 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Sonic R''''' is a {{racing game}} staring ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog the spiky blue speed demon and his friends]]'', developed by Creator/TravellersTales (who also made ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland Sonic 3D Blast]]'') and released in 1997 for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and later for the PC. In 2005, it was re-released on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 as part of ''[[CompilationRerelease Sonic Gems Collection]]'', which is based the PC version of the game. It was also made available for download on [=GameTap=] for a short time in 2007.

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'''''Sonic R''''' ''Sonic R'' is a {{racing game}} staring ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog the spiky blue speed demon and his friends]]'', developed by Creator/TravellersTales (who also made ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland Sonic 3D Blast]]'') and released in 1997 for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and later for the PC. In 2005, it was re-released on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 as part of ''[[CompilationRerelease Sonic Gems Collection]]'', which is based the PC version of the game. It was also made available for download on [=GameTap=] for a short time in 2007.
9th Dec '15 2:31:29 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[EarWorm Everybody's Super Sonic Racing,]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic try to keep your feet right on the ground...]]''

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->''[[EarWorm Everybody's ->''Everybody's Super Sonic Racing,]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Racing, try to keep your feet right on the ground...]]''
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4th Dec '15 4:44:03 PM nombretomado
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'''''Sonic R''''' is a {{racing game}} staring ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog the spiky blue speed demon and his friends]]'', developed by Creator/TravellersTales (who also made ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland Sonic 3D Blast]]'') and released in 1997 for the SegaSaturn and later for the PC. In 2005, it was re-released on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 as part of ''[[CompilationRerelease Sonic Gems Collection]]'', which is based the PC version of the game. It was also made available for download on [=GameTap=] for a short time in 2007.

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'''''Sonic R''''' is a {{racing game}} staring ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog the spiky blue speed demon and his friends]]'', developed by Creator/TravellersTales (who also made ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland Sonic 3D Blast]]'') and released in 1997 for the SegaSaturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and later for the PC. In 2005, it was re-released on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 as part of ''[[CompilationRerelease Sonic Gems Collection]]'', which is based the PC version of the game. It was also made available for download on [=GameTap=] for a short time in 2007.
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