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|System(s): Large attraction|
|Genre: Drop Tower|
|Number of players: 10 (2 per car)|
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Sonic Hopper! was a large attraction that was located at Sega Republic in Dubai. It was a Sonic the Hedgehog-themed drop tower with a twist, and opened as one of 9 opening-day attractions at the park.
After the closure of Sega Republic on June 1, 2017, the ride was repurposed for its replacement in VR Park Dubai as Burj Drop, with the addition of virtual-reality headsets to fit the VR theme.
|“||Take a ride with one of the world’s best-known video game characters, Sonic the Hedgehog, and feel the jaw-dropping sensation of a 9 metre drop - with a twist!||„|
— Sega Republic official website
Sonic Hopper! was a 9-meter drop tower attraction. However, unlike most drop towers, it had the ability for the cars to rotate around the tower as it went up and shot back down from a corkscrew feature, which gave the ride a twist compared to other drop towers. There were five ride vehicles painted in different colours that could hold a maximum of two riders, for a total of 10 riders altogether.
On the top of the ride sat a giant statue of Sonic the Hedgehog holding a flag with the Sega Republic logo on it.
- http://blogs.sega.com/2009/08/21/sega-republic-opens-in-dubai/ (Wayback Machine: 2013-07-24 16:55)
- http://segarepublic.com/en/Explore/attractionsdetail.aspx?block=8#.Vw_NOuj7SUk/ (Wayback Machine: 2016-04-14 17:02)
|Sonic the Hedgehog games for the following systems|
| 1991 Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car 1993 Sonic the Hedgehog | SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | SegaSonic the Hedgehog 1996 Sonic the Fighters 2011 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Arcade 2015 Sonic Dash Extreme 2016 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition 2020 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition |
Prototypes SegaSonic the Hedgehog (revision A)
|1992 UFO SegaSonic 1993 Sonic the Hedgehog | SegaSonic Popcorn Shop 1994 Sonic no Space Tours | SegaSonic Wataame Scramble | Sonic Canball | Air Circus | Curling Holiday 1997 Sonic the Hedgehog AWP 2002 Sonic & Tails Spinner 2003 CR Sonic 2007 Sonic Spinner 2008 Sonic Live! 2009 Sonic Hopper! 2010 Sonic Sports Basketball 2012 Sonic Sports Air Hockey | Oh! Ring | In the Barrel 2013 Sonic Athletics | Sonic Ghost Shooting | Sonic Brain Ranking 2016 Sonic Blast Ball 2019 Sonic Sports Kids Basketball|