Windows - 1997
Description of Sonic R
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.
Comments and reviews
thomas rogan 2021-06-06 0 point
hello fellow retro gamers i am back with this tutorial
so if you want to play sonic r in a modern pc you cannot but there's a great workaround that i am going to show you
1. download rip/iso version (havent tested on retrobox)
2. extract to a folder of your choice
3. once it's done go to the internet and search sonic r updater
4. the first result will mostly be gamebanana, a popular modding site. click the result. once your on the website, a tl;dr description will appear before the download, and once your done reading, there is a download button. download.
5. once its done downloading, click on the .exe and be greeted with a setup.
6. if your in a certain point at the setup, it will ask you where to install the update. pick whereever is your sonic r directory, then install.
7. once it's done, a useful program will come with the installer, named sonic r mod manager. it has cheats menu in which it does some coding in the game for the cheat you want. (i.e. ring gates don't take away rings, sonic r and knuckles)
8. run the game and play! the update comes with music, so you can enjoy your full sonic r experience.
leleo 2021-05-07 -1 point
olá sou leleo jogo roblox e plants vs zombies mas a musica can you feel sunshine ? e melhoda minha vida
Onyxx300 2021-02-10 0 point
For all of those who are wondering about missing soundtracks;
The game is using the CD for music, but the program for sound effects. You're not gonna get any music from the RIP version.
Soapy 2020-12-21 0 point
Is it just me or does this game not have music?? It was literally one of the best things in the game D:
ilikeyacutg 2020-08-21 0 point
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 NICKNAME 2020-07-16 2 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 :).
kukitolindo 2020-07-08 -1 point
dis game is great the program "DXWND" helped me to play da game thank you my abandonware :-)
Demont 2020-06-16 -2 points
I Like Sonic R I watched a person playing it on YouTube see you later bye bye
flower 2020-05-29 1 point
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
flower 2020-05-29 -1 point
when i just start to play the game my screen got small so i don't know how to put the screen to normal
bluethunder 2020-04-21 -4 points
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!!!!!!!
Ǥᗩᑕᕼᗩ ᑎᗝᖇᗩ 2020-01-19 0 point
I'm using my Windows 7
Ita was mya bed
Now mya computera isa deada
sonic r 2019-11-29 -17 points
what the f* people u have kids play an creepy game 2 children died from this game doods
Sr_foxbr 2019-11-02 2 points
I want to know whats the diference on the downloads...and whats is recommended
Ro87 2019-10-06 2 points
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 DOLL 2019-08-21 -4 points
All I want to know is can I play Sonic R with a modern computer that plays discs?
Vexzeal 2019-07-20 1 point
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. :)
omarrabo46 2019-06-28 3 points
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
Super Nitro Z64 2019-05-16 1 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 kenel 2019-05-15 3 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 kenel 2019-05-15 3 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!
Austin 2018-06-22 3 points
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.
Henrique Melo 2018-04-18 5 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
♫ ♫ ♫
mack 2018-01-25 3 points
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??
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