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Sonic R

ソニック R


Sonic R (ソニック R) is a Racing game, developed by Traveller's Tales / Sonic Team [Sega AM8] and published by Sega Enterprises, Ltd., which was released in Japan in 1997 for the Sega Saturn.

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Sega Saturn Game - Sonic R (Japan) [GS-9170] - Cover

Region: Japan
Genre: Racing
Developer: Traveller's Tales / Sonic Team [Sega AM8]
Publisher: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
Release Date: 1997-12-04
Release Price: 5800 Yens
Box / Packaging: Standard CD Case
Number of Players: Unknown
Age Rating: Sega Saturn Database - { 推奨年齢 全年齢 } - Suitable for All Ages
Official Barcode
Sega Saturn Database - Barcode (EAN): 4974365091705
Peripheral(s) Compatibility: Unknown
External Cartridge Required: None
Compatible with VideoCD Card: Unknown
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Sega Saturn Hardware Compatibility

In GameUnknown
In the Manual
On the Back Cover
Playability for non-japanese peopleUnknown

Game Ratings
Satakore User Rating
7.1429 / 10
7 Ratings
SatMag (Jpn) Readers 8,014 / 10 - [rank: 391 / 945]

Usage of Memory Backup: Unknown
Minimum Memory Required: Unknown
Type of Backup: Unknown
Type of Video Files: Unknown
Type of Sound and Music Files: Unknown
Omake / Bonus(es) on CD: Unknown

Data Collection
7 Items

#ItemInternal Code / Catalog
2Standard CD CaseNone
4Spine Card670-11888
5Back Cover670-11889
7Sega Flyer (Optional)None
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Sega Saturn Game - Sonic R (Japan) [GS-9170] - ソニック R - Picture #1

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This is the very definition of the proverbial "beating a dead horse". Calling this game a Sloppy Mess That Never Should Have Been Made is actually a compliment to the horrid gameplay and control which infest this title for the Sega Saturn. If you are a fan of Techno-Pop-Bubble Gum audio, you'll enjoy the soundtrack. GAG!

The whole Sonic series began very well on the Genesis with Sonic the Hedgehog as the 2nd pack-in game stateside. With excellent graphics, a decent soundtrack, and rock-solid fast-paced gameplay, Sonic the Hedgehog made serious waves in the gaming world. Sonic 2, 3 and the expansion cart, Sonic & Knuckles were also excellent offerings with the grand finale being Sonic CD. That's where this series should have ended, but instead someone thought bringing Sonic to the 3D arena was a good idea. Moreover, they decided to make a Sonic racing game... OOPS!

Sonic R is your typical racing affair which has it's roots in Super Mario Kart for the SNES where everything in this genre began, however; this is no Super Mario Kart. While Super Mario Kart, and literally every other game since in this genre has retained solid gameplay, Sonic R fails on this front in an unprecedented way. The best thing about Sonic R is the choice of characters, and then this game goes straight to hell in a handbasket and how!

The controls are a sloppy, dodgy mess leaving the gamer wondering what they were doing when they coded this piece of crap. Working on Sonic Adventure? There are some points of this racing nightmare that are so bad they reminded this reviewer of Big Rigs for the PC where you end up in this weird pseudo-3D world of glitchy graphics that make you laugh, and then eventually just piss you off. Imagine a Lego Monster getting sick, and you have some of the texturing done in Sonic R. Now throw in some poor control, and top it off with a soundtrack that is just plain annoying techno junk. Sega should be ashamed of themselves for ever having made this title. Awful.

[NB: it seems johnnyrio, the reviewer, does NOT like this game ;)]

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