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Sonic R

Windows - 1997

Also available on: SEGA Saturn

Alt name ソニックR
Year 1997
Platform Windows
Released in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom (1997)
Japan (1998)
United States (1999)
Japan (2000)
United Kingdom (2001)
Genre Racing / Driving
Theme Anime / Manga, Arcade
Publisher Empire Interactive Europe Ltd., Expert Software, Inc., MediaKite Distribution Inc., SEGA Corporation, SEGA Europe Ltd.
Developer SEGA Enterprises Ltd., Traveller's Tales (UK) Ltd.
Perspective Behind view
4.54 / 5 - 986 votes

Description of Sonic R

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.

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How to play Sonic R Windows

Get some help on running the game from this page or this page.

Comments and reviews

average commenter 2024-03-24 0 point

i downloaded the game, and also installed the updater from gamebanana and it works! only problem is that the only thing i can access is the options menu. how do i fix it?

Chuckolias 2024-03-24 0 point

Works great, Thanks to the uploader and props to the dude in the comments for dummies like me.

Ray In SONIC R 2024-02-13 1 point Windows version


eggman123 2024-01-15 -6 points

tails doll stuff is all fake don't believe it
it's not 2010s or 2000s

vmdlfmep 2024-01-12 0 point

you should have windows 98 to make it work or a patch on a modern computer
if the game doesnt work on windows xp click over and over until it work on the application it can take day months but its work

Big maree 2023-12-25 0 point Windows version

Because the game is cool and the game was cool when i played it.

Bryan 457 2023-12-10 0 point Windows version

Quero ver o tails dol na minha casa

Bryan 457 2023-12-10 0 point SEGA Saturn version

Eu gosto de sonic R pelo tails doll quero ver ele anoite na minha casa e to com medo😢😥😥 eu sou jax

eggman 2023-12-08 -2 points

so here is the thing:
the tails doll curse doesnt exist,it's a lie that internet told you,so stop saying that it's's
just a doll.

tailsy 2023-11-21 -4 points

is tails doll evil because I summon tails Doll and I serviced and can you feel the sunshine Dose it Brighten up your Day don't summon the tails Doll!

Fox Boi 2023-10-31 2 points Windows version

I wish to play this game

Aztrtf 2023-07-18 1 point

It’s a pretty great and runs well love it controls could’ve been better but you’ll get use to it eventually

kiyon watson 2023-06-18 -9 points

i do not have windows or linux and i have i chromebook so can you get a web port of this game and controller sportt

kiyon 2023-05-28 -9 points

why cant we play this game online

kiyon 2023-05-28 -10 points

why cant we play this online??

Tymon 2023-05-02 1 point

Gra jest Super!

whatttt 2023-04-01 1 point

the thing is happening to me is than i can,t open the game there is only a carpet of files called sonicr and i can,t play what a trool

SonicBoi211 2023-02-10 0 point

Uhh How do I turn into super sonic?? by the way I'm gonna have nightmares of tails doll.

DatWierdSonicFan 2022-12-29 1 point

Nuh Nuh nuh nuh super sonic racing
-LGR 2017

TYRESE-102- 2022-12-23 0 point


Deacon 2022-09-02 0 point

I just wanna play as metal sonic

kreekcraft 2022-08-05 -12 points

hey les go hit 5 million subscribers to be rich

Kaden 2022-08-01 3 points

I just love racing this is 10-10

amogus 2022-06-25 1 point

works on windows 10

eieieieie 2022-06-02 2 points

the game is opening but the controls are not working, i can't even get out of the title screen, i tried everything i could, i read the manual, i reinstalled the game, i downloaded the fixed E.X.E. I don't know what else to do

luigimich 2022-04-16 -5 points

wich file is better? i swear it wont open

Hi please exe file run and fast 2022-02-19 -9 points

Hi please exe file run and fast

Mike 2022-02-01 1 point

@blaine kenel its not a dos game

TAILS 2022-01-31 1 point


SexyCatfisher 2022-01-21 -2 points

It downloads as a .bin file , HOW TO DOWNLOAD?

mnep5 2021-12-18 -3 points

it wont start?

alex 2021-12-10 -1 point

what is c'mon

Jack_O_Gamer 2021-12-05 0 point

I played this game since i was a little kid at my babysitter's house on computer.

mrbrunobf bones 2021-11-10 0 point

I can't control it on the title screen,

SonicDasher 2021-10-08 1 point

If you are having errors with Sonic R (no music, can't press start, etc, etc.) Download the Sonic R Updater from here:

The Soupest 2021-10-02 -3 points

You're Lying! Tails Doll Has Really Haunted Me! I Can't Control On Title Screen, I Can't Get Rid Of An Error. Pretty Much A Virus.

rithy 2021-09-11 -1 point

yeah this game is good but can u erase the creepy one

samuel chems xd 2021-09-08 0 point

sonic 1 es una obra maestra y el siempre estara en mi recuerdos y en mi escritorio

Alfha Robby 2021-09-06 1 point

any idea why i could only enter the option, i can't even play the racing mode let alone multiplayer, three out of four at the main menu were X, already use Sonic R Updater but still didn't fix the problem, any idea why did this happen ?

thomas rogan 2021-06-06 38 points

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 -7 points

olá sou leleo jogo roblox e plants vs zombies mas a musica can you feel sunshine ? e melhoda minha vida

A biiiig Sonic fan 2021-05-04 2 points

I like this PC game alongside other classic sonic games.

Cluckster3005 2021-02-13 0 point

The tails doll...

Onyxx300 2021-02-10 -1 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.

Zander 2021-02-08 1 point

I would like to do it! But it was downloading Hehe...

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 -2 points

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 3 points

If you guys have problems with running the game, then watch this video It's the definitive way to play this game. Have Fun :).

kukitolindo 2020-07-08 -2 points

dis game is great the program "DXWND" helped me to play da game thank you my abandonware :-)

OmarElgendy 2020-06-25 -2 points

The game doesn't work for me.):

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

im an uke 2020-05-27 1 point

this is a awesome game and special for me

ethan 2020-05-26 1 point

It works :)

gokuzinho 2020-05-22 0 point

does not work is bugging

bluethunder 2020-04-21 -6 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!!!!!!!

Mappy 2020-04-05 -6 points

Can you put Sonic R on the Ios and Android

cia agant 2020-04-02 0 point

i like ds game! i well tell all my generals to blay it!

csonic 2020-03-28 1 point

I Kinda Grown Up With Sonic R The Music Damn Amazing

Rolee0707 2020-03-25 0 point

Working in Windows 10?

someone 2020-03-23 2 points

does this realy work?

DanTDM 2020-02-20 0 point

The only reason i got this came is for the Tails Doll curse lmao

Eggman NEGA 2020-02-01 7 points

Why am I not in this game?

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 -19 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
write "keyboard"
close 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!

It's Aweswome! 2018-07-21 2 points

what are the controls

SUPER SONIC 2018-06-27 -7 points


Austin 2018-06-22 2 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.

Ger 2018-06-09 -3 points

¿cuales son los controles con el teclado?

Tat 2018-06-07 3 points


lautaroavila 2018-05-13 1 point

juego tan cool no paro de jugar con tails doll

justasbybys of shity gamers 2018-04-21 -2 points

wow thats a cool game

Henrique Melo 2018-04-18 14 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
♫ ♫ ♫

CaioExtremerGamers BR 2018-04-17 3 points

My favorite race game of Sonic ;D

romero llador 2018-03-26 0 point

me gusta mucho sonic y he probado sonic lost word y rivals 2

snoic 2018-03-11 -1 point

the screen just goes black

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??

facucop 2018-01-21 0 point

espero que al fin esto me deje jugar a sonic r

dda 2017-12-10 -1 point

i cant play it maybye the tails doll is hounting my computer

Thelango99 2017-11-29 1 point

This is going to be a great experience playing

pants 2017-11-14 -2 points


guddu 2017-08-11 -2 points

good gAME

no worst thing ever 2017-07-29 1 point

Made to hack made by heartless soul

sonic r lover 2017-04-26 1 point

it worked the 1st time i got it but it does not work anymore

The Great 2017-03-19 -16 points

This is not working and is ugly software

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