Sonic R (LCD game)

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Sonic R
System(s): LCD
Publisher: Tiger Electronics
Genre: Action
Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code Rating
LCD handheld game
1998 $? ?

Sonic R is a 1998 LCD game created by Tiger. The game features a directional pad which only has Left and Right and 2 buttons, "jump", and "run". There are also buttons for toggling the power and sound on/off and to display the score. Two AA batteries are required to play the game. This game is based off another game of the same name on Sega Saturn. The background of the game bears a resemblance to Resort Island, a level from the Saturn game.


Gameplay screenshot.

Sonic R features Sonic the Hedgehog as the main playable character. Unlike the Saturn game there are no other racers, despite artwork for Tails being featured in the instruction manual. The game has a total of five levels (Resort Island, Radical City, Regal Ruin, Reactive Factory, and Radiant Emerald), each of which have a 90-second time limit. Obstacles such as tires litter the course so these are best to be avoided or jumped over. Occasionally, accelerator pads will appear which will speed up the player's character if it is stepped on. Rings, Sonic Tokens, and Chaos Emeralds can also be collected for bonus points. Completing the track in under 90 seconds will also reward Bonus points. Not finishing the level within the time limit will not end the race, but the player will not gain Bonus points.


If all 5 Chaos Emeralds are collected a bonus of 1,000 points will be rewarded. Below is a points table that shows how other points are awarded.

 Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4   Level 5 
Ring 10 10 10 10 10
Sonic Token 50 60 70 80 100
Chaos Emeralds 100 200 300 400 500
All Rings on a Level 200 200 200 200 200
All Tokens on a Level 200 400 600 800 1,000
Completing race under 90's 200 400 600 800 1,000



Physical scans

Sonic R LCD box back.jpgSonic R LCD box front.jpg


LCD handheld game
Sonic the Hedgehog LCD games
Tiger Electronics
Sonic the Hedgehog LCD Wrist Game (1991) | Sonic the Hedgehog (1992) | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1993) | Sonic Spinball (1994) | Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994) | Sonic 3D Blast (1997) | Sonic (1998) | Sonic R (1998) | Sonic Underground (2000) | Sonic Adventure (2000)
McDonald's LCD games
2003 Sonic's Speedway | Shadow Grinder | Knuckles Soccer | Sonic's Action Game | Tails Sky Patrol
2004 Knuckles Treasure Hunt | Sonic the Hedgehog Extreme Boarding / Sonic Skateboard | Amy & Rouge Volleyball / Amy & Rouge Tennis | Big's Fishing | Shadow Hockey / Shadow Basketball | Tails Soccer | Cream Flower Catch | Knuckles Baseball
2005 Tails Sky Adventureā€Ž
Other manufacturers
SegaSonic the Hedgehog (1992) | Amazing Sonic (1994) | Sonic Blast (1994)