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This page has a list of magazine articles for Sonic R.

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Logo-pdf.svg "What's Going Down at Sega?"
Paragraph mentioning "Sonic Racing", Sega's answer to Mario Kart.
Logo-pdf.svg "New Games: Sonic R"
Short article showing an early demo of the game, said to be 20% complete.
Logo-pdf.svg "The Red-Hot Rumours Dept. Burning Up!"
Short paragraph mentioning Sonic R, which also suggests Mighty the Armadillo will be in the game.
Logo-pdf.svg "Saturn Preview: Sonic R"
A short preview of Sonic R in the October 1997 issue of American gaming magazine Game Informer. The screenshots are from a "40% complete" build.
SSM UK 22.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Coming Soon: Sonic R"
A five page "exclusive" preview of Sonic R following its showing at E3 1997. The last page features an interview with Kats Sato.
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic R: Catch Him if You Can!"
One-page article about the game as shown at E3 1997.
Logo-pdf.svg "News: Sonic R"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic R"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic R"
Logo-pdf.svg "Coming Soon: Sonic R"
A second preview of Sonic R in the UK's Sega Saturn Magazine. The last page features an interview with Traveller's Tales programmer Jon Burton.
Logo-pdf.svg "Sneak Previews: Sonic R"
SSM UK 25.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Showcase: Sonic R"
SaturnPower UK 06.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Preview: Sonic R"
Logo-pdf.svg "Review: Sonic R"
Logo-pdf.svg "Review: Sonic R"
A four-page review of Sonic R in the UK's Sega Saturn Magazine. The game was very well received, with a 95% graphics rating, 90% sound, 92% playability, 93% lastability, and an overall 93% score.
Logo-pdf.svg "Tests: Sonic R"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic R Supersonic Race Guide"
Three-page guide to the Saturn game, consisting of maps for the first four stages, with coin and Chaos Emerald locations. Also included are tips for beating the "Mecha" challenges.
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic R Players Guide"
Logo-pdf.svg "Review: Sonic R"
Logo-pdf.svg "Saturn: Sonic R"
Logo-pdf.svg "Tips: Sonic R"
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Ultra Game Players (US) #103: "November 1997"
"Sonic Rides Again"
A five-page preview feature covering Sonic R in the November 1997 issue of American gaming magazine Ultra Game Players. The last two pages feature an interview with Yuji Naka.
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #101: "December 1997"
"Saturn Previews: Sonic R"
A brief-one page preview of Sonic R in the December 1997 issue of American gaming magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly. The article erroneously claims that Sonic R started off as a continuation of Sonic X-treme.
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #103: "February 1998"
A single-column review of Sonic R in the February 1998 issue of American gaming magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly. The game received scores of 8, 8, 8 and 7 overall from each reviewer, with a 9 for visuals, 6 for sound, 7 for ingenuity and 7 for replay.


GamePro

Sneak Previews - Sonic R

a one-page preview from a 60 percent complete prototype of Sonic R in the December 1997 issue of American gaming magazine GamePro. It appears to be from a newer build than the October preview GamePro gave, but still has the prototype racer icons on the side.

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Saturn ProReview - Sonic R

A single-page review of Sonic R in the February 1998 issue of American gaming magazine GamePro. The reviewer, Dan Elektro, ultimately gave the title a mixed review, with control and graphics getting a 3 out of 5 and sound and fun factor a 2.5.

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Tips & Tricks

Preview - Sonic R

A short preview of Sonic R in the September 1997 issue of American gaming magazine Tips & Tricks. The article is notable for two reasons: it features Resort Island set during the evening (when the Sega Saturn version did not have time-of-day changes) and its use of prototype box art.

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Preview - Sonic R (July 1997)

A short overview from an unknown French magazine covering the 1997 E3 showing of Sonic R. This scan is particularly notable for its prototype screenshots not seen in any other media.

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