Video Game Sonic Riders Discussion

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03:14:16 PM Mar 7th 2012
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  • Sonic Riders (2006) was the first game, released for the GameCube, Xbox, PC and the PlayStation 2. Dr. Eggman announces signups for the EX World Grand Prix, with the entry fee being a Chaos Emerald. Sonic, deciding to figure out what he's up to, hands over a Chaos Emerald he happens to have and enters. Meanwhile, the Babylon Rogues, led by Jet the Hawk, also enter due to this being an Extreme Gear competition. Jet, the reigning champion of this sport, finds some tough competition in Sonic. As the races go on, Eggman investigates the secrets of Sand Ruins for the legendary treasure he wants to find. He and Jet cause Babylon Garden to rise up from the deserts, and Eggman calls a full aerial barrage on the floating island as Sonic and the Babyon Rogues try to get to the center of the matter (both figuratively and literally). Upon Sonic defeating its guardian, Eggman gets to the treasure first but deems it useless, as it's just another Extreme Gear vehicle and nothing of any value to him. However, Jet recognizes it as an artifact from his own people from long ago and keeps it for himself. From this point onwards, Jet considers Sonic his rival.

  • Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (2008) was released for the Wii and the PlayStation 2. The hoverboard races look largely the same, but the controls have been vastly altered. The ability of the hoverboards to turn was substantially decreased, with a new mechanic called Gravity Control that enables racers to take sharp turns, by floating up in the air and pivoting him or herself until he or she faces the desired direction. Boosts were also replaced with Gravity Dives, displayed as the racer falling forward, which serve the same practical purpose as boosts, except a lot more costly on the gauge and requiring a charge-up time in which the racer is stopped cold. The story begins with a large number of robots malfuntioning. The next morning, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy find a strange ring and are attacked by the robots, leading them to go to the place that makes them, Meteotech. While there, they run into the Babylon Rogues, who have a ring similar to the first one, which they found at the Gigan Rocks. They also find Eggman, and accuse him. He manges to convince them he has no control over what's going on, and explains why the robots are malfuntioning. The two groups then notice that Storm and Amy are missing, so Team Sonic goes after them while Jet and Wave go back to their ship. Team Sonic finds Amy who says that Storm mentioned the Gigan Rocks. They then go there, and Knuckles reads an ancient script, which tells them that Babylon Garden is a spaceship and a great darkness assualted it. It is also revealed that the rings are called Arks of the Cosmos and are the power source of Babylon Garden. Meanwhile, Storm returns to the Babylon Rogue's airship with two Arks, and Wave reads an ancient text for them. Jet then realizes that Eggman somehow swiped their Arks, so they follow his ship. Team Sonic sees their ship following him and follow them. Eventually, they all arrive at the Crimson Tower, and Jet challenges Sonic to a race up the tower; whoever wins gets the Arks of the Cosmos, and Sonic agrees. The race takes them to the top of the tower, where Eggman has been trying to take control of his robots. Jet and Sonic grab the Arks he had, and Wave catches one that falls out of the machine, which causes the robots to shut down. Sonic then realizes he doesn't need the Arks and gives them to Jet, leaving the matter of who won the race unsolved. All five of the Arks being together calls down Babylon Garden. SCR-HD then breaks into the tower and steals all five of the Arks, taking them to Babylon Garden, which causes the outer part of Babylon Garden to fall off, transforming it into Astral Babylon, and a giant black hole to open up. Eggman escapes and Team Sonic and the Babylon Rogues go into it and defeat the robot, which has grown huge. Later, the Babylon Rogues are watching Astral Babylon float away, and Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy are driving in a hover car, and Tails explains how the ancient Babylonians warped to Earth and left their engine unit in orbit. The game ends with Sonic and Jet racing each other.
  • Sonic Free Riders (2010) does away with the gravity controls and goes for something much closer to the original Sonic Riders, except using the Xbox 360's Kinect system. The player must stand with feet perpendicular to the TV screen. Crouching and jumping are done by crouching and jumping for real. In addition, players can reach left, right, or with both arms up to grab things, usually barely-out-of-reach Rings or poles to take shortcuts. This is also the most weapons-based Sonic Riders game. Prior, most Monitors provided Rings (used to upgrade) or Air (fuel). Most Monitors in this one provide weapons, either to fling at racers in front or tossed back at racers behind. (These are also done by making a throwing motion.) In addition, the maximum number of racers has been increased from 8 to 12. A poorly-disguised Eggman sets up another Grand Prix, and everyone decides to take part in it. This time, it's held in teams of three and are organized via swiss pairings. They consist of Team Heroes (Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles), Babylon Rogues (Jet, Wave, and Storm), Team Dark (Shadow, Rouge, and E-10000 B), and Team Rose (Amy, Cream, and Vector). Team Heroes and the Babylon Rogues are in this for the ongoing rivalry, Team Dark is just in this for no reason, and Team Rose is in this because Amy wants to be close to Sonic, Cream wants to follow Amy, and Vector is unemployed and running out of money. E-10000 B reveals himself to be Metal Sonic in disguise, collecting data from the other racers to try to beat Sonic at something, anything. Naturally, he fails at this too. E-10000 B was supposed to collect data for Eggman, but fed him bogus data instead. Everyone makes fun of Dr. Eggman for having this scheme backfire on itself.

This is just unnecessary. We don't need a full synopsis of the games' stories.
04:57:25 AM Oct 26th 2011
Holy moly that is a wall of text to end all walls of text. Maybe you should break it up a bit? Its really ugly to look at.
08:27:29 PM Jul 17th 2011
edited by hayleychaotix
The summary of Zero Gravity is inaccurate. Very inaccurate. I'll work that out once I get a chance unless someone else is willing to.
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