Sonic Ride

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Sonic Ride
Fast Facts on Sonic Ride

Publisher: Sega
Genre: Ride

Sonic Ride is an unreleased arcade ride made by Sega where the ride-goer would get a feeling of running alongside Sonic during a typical level, in 3D CG. The ride itself was never released, but the video which would play during the ride was released as an extra on Sonic Jam. GamePro accidentally mistook images from the video as the first released images of Knuckles Chaotix in an article of one of its issues. Parts of the video were also used in a music video for They Call Me Sonic.

Sonic Ride was also unveiled in an interview with Yuji Naka and Naoto Oshima in an issue of Saturn Power.

The Ride

After a brief sequence drifting through a casino-styled area called Casino Zone, Sonic suddenly appears running towards the camera in a Green Hill Zone style area. The camera switches behind Sonic, who then runs to the right at a fork, and follows still as he dodges a Buzz Bomber and hits a spring, throwing him high into the air, from where the viewer can see a nice overhead shot of the zone. Hitting the ground, the camera runs around a loop, then runs into a rocky area, jumping from wall to wall, dodging startled looking Moto Bugs.

The camera then switches to a telescope view of Sonic running towards Robotnik, and he is standing by a contraption designed to drop a 200 ton weight onto Sonic when a lever is pulled. He moves into position, and as we see Sonic get closer, Robotnik excitedly throws away the telescope and stands by the switch. As he tries to pull it, Sonic zooms past, leaving a trail of dust in his wake and sending the machine and Robotnik spinning. They move back and forth, dizzy, and just as Robotnik regains his balance and pulls a pose - the weight drops, squashing him flat.


External Links

Sonic the Hedgehog Arcade Games
Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car (1991) | Sonic the Hedgehog (1993) | SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol (1993) | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1993) | SegaSonic the Hedgehog (1993) | Sonic the Fighters (1996) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2011)
Sonic the Hedgehog Redemption Games
UFO Mini: SegaSonic (1992) | Sonic the Hedgehog (1993) | SegaSonic Popcorn Shop (1993) | Sonic's Space Tours (1994/1999) | Sonic the Hedgehog AWP (1997) | Sonic & Tails Spinner (2002) | CR Sonic (2003) | Sonic Spinner (2007) | Sonic Live! (2008)
Pre-release Sonic the Hedgehog Arcade Games
SegaSonic the Hedgehog (revision A) | Sonic Ride | Pre-May 1993 Sonic arcade games
Unreleased Sonic the Hedgehog Games

Sonic's Edusoft (Master System)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Amiga) (Amiga)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega-CD)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 CD (Mega-CD)
Sister Sonic (Mega Drive)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Limited Edition (Mega Drive)


Sonic Jr. (Pico)
Sonic Sports (Sega 32X)
Sonic Ride (Arcade)
Sonic Saturn (Saturn)
Sonic X: Chaos Emerald Chaos (Gameboy Advance)
Sonic DS (Nintendo DS)
Sonic the Hedgehog Extreme (Xbox)

Sonic X-treme incarnations:

Untitled Isometric Game (Mega Drive)
Sonic-16 (Mega Drive)
Sonic Mars (32X)
Sonic X-treme (Saturn)