Radical City

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Radical City
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Radical City
Second course, Sonic R
Level themes: urban, carnival/casino
Opponent: Tails Doll
Non-English names:
Resort Island | Regal Ruin

Radical City is the second course made available for play in Sonic R.


It is a large city with many streets and a highway as well as tall urban buildings, and a river that passes through the city. This river is crossed twice when following the main path, though characters with a Water Shield or an ability to hover over water can follow this river for a shortcut. The track eventually leads to a casino area with the giant pinball table being its highlight. Of the default courses available at the beginning, this is so far the longest.

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 Tails Doll. The music that plays in this course is "Living in the City".


This course is plenty wide. Gaps in the railing aren't just accidental breaks! Waterways look like slow going at first, but they can save you some time if you know which turns to take. And speaking of turns, there are a couple of tight ones to add to your fun. Ever wondered what it would be like to be a pinball?

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Special item locations

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

Chaos Emeralds

  • Green Chaos Emerald: Upon reaching the river at the start, turn left and open the 20-Ring Gate.
  • Purple Chaos Emerald: Upon entering the casino area while following the main path, open the 50-Ring Gate and follow its path to the Emerald.

Sonic Tokens

  • 1st Token: Upon reaching the Item Panel when following the main path, turn left and drop down the missing part of the road. The Token is at the bottom.
  • 2nd Token: From the same Item Panel above, turn left and follow the road. Run through the barricade to collect this Token from atop the building.
  • 3rd Token: Follow the same path above, but ignore the barricade and keep on following the road.
  • 4th Token: After passing the Item Panel before the casino area, turn right and run past the barricade, dropping down to the pinball table where the Token is in the middle.
  • 5th Token: Open the 20-Ring Gate located before the Accelerator at the end of a lap to open a shortcut with the Token inside.



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