Dr. Eggman has thrown down the gauntlet, calling out Sonic
and friends to join his World Grand Prix. But, just what is
the egg-shaped genius really planning? And who are the legendary
riders known as the Babylon Rouges that beat Sonic to the
signup? At unparalleled breakneck speeds, you'll catch the
turbulence air stream of your board-bound opponents and blaze
past them while busting out wild stunts and tricks. Take full
advantage of your characters' talents in Speed, Power, or
Flight and challenge up to three friends to find out who really
is the fastest rider in the world...
Riders is a fast-paced air board racing game featuring
a cast of familiar Sonic characters and some brand
new rivals to battle against. Dr. Eggman challenges Sonic
and his friends to a Worldwide Grand Prix, and the prize for
coming out on top is an ultra-rare Chaos Emerald. Gliding
at breakneck speed on air boards - performance-orientated
for each playable character - you get to experience extreme
sports-style racing tension as Sonic and his friends perform
tricks and stunts over the treacherous wide-open terrain.
Sonic of course is well known to be the speediest on the ground,
but will he be able to outrun all the others on his air board?
has taken the sonic universe and put a new twist on it. Sonic
Riders is a pretty addictive racing game that some may
easily dismiss. On first play through it is annoyingly complicated
to get to grips with the controls, and everything zips by
a little too quickly. This has the dizzying effect of making
you believe that this is an impossibly difficult game.
took me ages to master the controls and finish in a reasonable
position, but once you have mastered it this game becomes
great fun. In a lot of ways it harks back to the days of the
original Sonic game. Do you remember how, when Sonic
shot off at the speed of light, everything was a blur and
you had no control of what was happening. Then, as you got
used to the speed, everything became a lot easier to control
- even though it was still insanely fast and furious. That's
also an accurate description of Sonic Riders, just
stick with it and the rewards are worth it.
you progress through the levels it's easy to miss the well
hidden short cuts and rails that will take you soaring above
the other racers. But after a few hours of playing it becomes
easy to jump at the right time, perform those all important
tricks, and then land correctly. There are shortcuts to discover
and tricks to master if you want to win that Chaos Emerald.
this may not be to everyone's tastes, all in all this is a
fairly good racing game and one that should certainly appeal
to the hard-core Sonic fans.
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