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->''[[EarWorm Everybody's Super Sonic Racing,]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic try to keep your feet right on the ground...]]''

'''''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 NintendoGameCube and {{PlayStation 2}} 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 power pop musical track by Richard Jaques 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 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).

Compare with ''VideoGame/SonicDrift'', ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' and ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]''.

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!!Sonic R contains trope examples of:
* TheAllegedCar: Amy's car.
* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: Every race course in the game starts with the letter "R".
* AwardBaitSong: Nearly the ''entire soundtrack'' is made of techno-pop versions of this.
* 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.
** Metal Knuckles 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.
** Metal Knuckles also appeared in the Archie ''Sonic'' comic as part of Eggman's Metal Series.
** The dummies fought by E-102γ in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' are sometimes called "Tails Dolls" by the fans, but they're obviously not the same character.
* ExcusePlot: It's referenced in the manual, but not in the game. The game is just a straightforward racer, [[NoPlotNoProblem with no story mode or attempt to make a plot]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Though the manual makes an admirable effort to pass it off as an evil plot.
* JokeCharacter:
** The Tails Doll. A profile of him at the Sonic Channel website states that after creating Metal Sonic and Metal Knuckles, Eggman didn't really put any effort in creating him. It's just a doll that can float around. [[TheDreaded The fans think differently, though.]]
** Egg Robo is essentially a clone of the already slow and hard to maneuver Dr Eggman 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.
** Among the starting characters, Amy is this. She is the slowest character in the game who lacks the ability to jump since she drives a car instead of running on her feet. Her only saving grace 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 go top speed for a few seconds.
* LoveIsADrug: Most of the soundtrack.
* MasterOfAll: Super Sonic has perfect stats across the board.
* NoEnding: Besides AWinnerIsYou pics, nothing ever comes of the manual's plot.
* PalmtreePanic: Resort Island.
* PromotedToPlayable: Eggman/Dr. Robotnik, who you can unlock by beating the game.
* ThePsychoRangers: [[EvilKnockoff Metal Sonic, Metal Knuckles and the Tails Doll]]. [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles EggRobo]] is in this game too.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The robot bosses who are unlocked by finding the tokens hidden in the stages.
* SecretCharacter: There's Metal Sonic, Metal Knuckles, Tails Doll, [=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.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Most egregiously in the PC version and the ''Sonic Gems Collections'' re-release, "Can You Feel the Sunshine" will play no matter what the weather is like. The Sega Saturn original, however, does not have any weather effects at all.
* VideoGameSettings:
** Resort Island -- GreenHillZone
** Radical City -- CasinoPark (though only small parts of the level)
** Regal Ruins -- ShiftingSandLand
** Reactive Factory -- EternalEngine
** Radiant Emerald -- AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield
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