Regal Ruin

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Regal Ruin
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Regal Ruin
Third course, Sonic R
Level themes: desert/western, ancient ruins
Opponent: Eggrobo
Non-English names:
Radical City | Reactive Factory

Regal Ruin is the third course made available for play in Sonic R.


This is an arid desert race course surrounded by water, filled with sand-blasted ruins and ancient, secret passageways. Because of the many routes and shortcuts, the player can either become lost or finish the race very quickly.

This course contains two Chaos Emeralds, and collecting all five Sonic Tokens (and finishing in the top three) will allow the player to race against and unlock the Eggrobo. The course's theme is "Back in Time".


These ancient Egyptian remains are an archaeologist's dream (or a nightmare, depending on if you like mazes or not). The main path is pretty easy to follow, but there are many little roads and nooks which could be hiding treasure, so search well! Springs might help you out of tight spots in this course.

Sonic R US Saturn manualMedia:Sonic R Sega Saturn US Manual.pdf[2]

Special item locations

The following are the locations of the Chaos Emeralds and Sonic Tokens in this course:

Chaos Emeralds

  • Yellow Chaos Emerald: From the starting line, follow the left path and open the 50-Ring Gate. This will open the pyramid on the other side and reveal the Emerald.
  • Orange Chaos Emerald: Open the 20-Ring Gate on the main path, leading to a pyramid that reveals the Emerald as well as an alternate path with a double loop-de-loop.

Sonic Tokens

  • 1st Token: Located just before the 50-Ring Gate to the Yellow Chaos Emerald.
  • 2nd Token: On top of a small sandy hill encountered while following the main path.
  • 3rd Token: From the first Item Panel, ignore the ramp leading up and go to the left, then jump on the spring on the right.
  • 4th Token: Keep following the main path, and follow the raised path to the left to reach the Token.
  • 5th Token: Enter the hidden path to the right of the slope after the first Item Panel, then follow the path to the left after walking up the slope.



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