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'''''Sonic Riders''''' (ソニックライダーズ) is a hover-board based racing game released for the [[Sony Playstation 2]], [[Nintendo Gamecube]], and [[Microsoft Xbox]]. It is the fourth Sonic-related racing game, preceded by ''[[Sonic Drift]]'', ''[[Sonic Drift 2]]'' and ''[[Sonic R]]'', and followed by two sequels, ''[[Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity]]'' and ''[[Sonic Free Riders]]''. For a short while the Xbox version of the game was released with a free ''[[Sonic X]]'' DVD, which contained five episodes from the first and second seasons.
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This game introduces five new playable characters, the [[Babylon Rogues]] and the E-10000 series. In addition to the new characters, characters from other Sega games are also playable. This includes [[Ulala]] from ''[[Space Channel 5]]'', [[NiGHTS]] from ''[[NiGHTS into Dreams]]'', and [[Aiai]] from ''[[sega:Super Monkey Ball|Super Monkey Ball]]''.
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The game differs from traditional racers (such as ''[[Sonic R]]'') in its use of air-based travel with features such as "turbulence" affecting gameplay. Despite it's uniqueness, it has been compared to other racers such as ''F-Zero'', ''Kirby Air Ride'', and ''SSX''.
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A [[Sonic Riders (Gameboy Advance)|Gameboy Advance version]] was in the works but ultimately cancelled.
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'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' (ソニックライダーズ) is a hover-board racing game released for the [[Sony PlayStation 2]], [[Nintendo GameCube]], and [[Xbox]]. It is the fourth Sonic-related racing game, preceded by ''[[Sonic Drift]]'', ''[[Sonic Drift 2]]'' and ''[[Sonic R]]'', and followed by two sequels, ''[[Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity]]'' and ''[[Sonic Free Riders]]''.
  
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
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==Gameplay==
 
==Gameplay==
The game is played entirely on hover boards. Players must race seven other competitors on a total of 14 tracks. A key component of the game is the air tank, which fuels the [[Extreme Gear]] (machines used for racing), and is depleted gradually as the race goes on or by performing certain maneuvers. These maneuvers include cornering, which involves using the air as a sideways force against the board, allowing the player to round sharp turns with ease, and building tension before a jump, which involves using the air to propel the player higher off of ramps. When airborne players can perform various tricks, which refill the air gauge according to their rating. Riding off the turbulence another board gives off will also refuel the air gauge. Building the tension before a jump will allow the player to perform more tricks before landing. Throughout the courses, there are many [[Ring|rings]] scattered around. Picking them will allow the player to reach higher performance levels. Players start races at Level 1 which can be maxed out to level 3 with 60-100 rings. Possibly the most costly maneuver in terms of air is boosting, by which a player greatly increases speed for a short duration. If a boost is performed when in close range of an enemy racer, the player will launch an attack against the racer, causing them to lose rings, and remain stunned for a short duration.
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''Sonic Riders'' is played entirely hoverboards ([[Extreme Gear]]), in which players typically race against seven other competitors on one of 14 tracks.
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A key component of the game is the air tank, which fuels the Extreme Gear, and is depleted gradually as the race goes on or by performing certain maneuvers. These maneuvers include cornering, which involves using the air as a sideways force against the board, allowing the player to round sharp turns with ease, and building tension before a jump, which involves using the air to propel the player higher off of ramps. When airborne players can perform various tricks, which refill the air gauge according to their rating. Riding off the turbulence another board gives off will also refuel the air gauge. Building the tension before a jump will allow the player to perform more tricks before landing.
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Throughout the courses, there are many [[Ring]]s scattered around. Picking them will allow the player to reach higher performance levels. Players start races at Level 1 which can be maxed out to level 3 with 60-100 rings. Possibly the most costly maneuver in terms of air is boosting, by which a player greatly increases speed for a short duration. If a boost is performed when in close range of an enemy racer, the player will launch an attack against the racer, causing them to lose rings, and remain stunned for a short duration.
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This game introduces five new playable characters, the [[Babylon Rogues]] and the E-10000 series. In addition to the new characters, characters from other Sega games are also playable. This includes [[Ulala]] from ''[[Space Channel 5]]'', [[NiGHTS]] from ''[[NiGHTS into Dreams]]'', and [[Aiai]] from ''[[sega:Super Monkey Ball|Super Monkey Ball]]''.  
  
===Player Attributes===
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===Player attributes===
 
Each racer in the game has one of three beneficial attributes: Speed, Flight, and Power. The Speed attribute allows players to grind along rails. The Flight attribute allows players to go airborne by going through a series of suspended hoops. The Power attribute allows players to knock certain obstacles out of their way. Each of these maneuvers will refill the air gauge partially when used.
 
Each racer in the game has one of three beneficial attributes: Speed, Flight, and Power. The Speed attribute allows players to grind along rails. The Flight attribute allows players to go airborne by going through a series of suspended hoops. The Power attribute allows players to knock certain obstacles out of their way. Each of these maneuvers will refill the air gauge partially when used.
  
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*[[Wave the Swallow]]
 
*[[Wave the Swallow]]
 
*[[Rouge the Bat]]
 
*[[Rouge the Bat]]
*[[Cream the Rabbit]] and [[Cheese the Chao]]
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*[[Cream the Rabbit]] and [[Cheese]]
 
*[[NiGHTS]]
 
*[[NiGHTS]]
  
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*'''Shop''': Players can purchase new Extreme Gear with the rings collected in previous races.
 
*'''Shop''': Players can purchase new Extreme Gear with the rings collected in previous races.
  
==Interesting Facts==
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==History==
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===Development===
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{{mainArticle|{{PAGENAME}}/Development}}
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A [[Sonic Riders (Game Boy Advance)|Game Boy Advance version]] was in development at one stage but was ultimately cancelled.
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===Release===
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For a short while the Xbox version of the game was released with a free ''[[Sonic X]]'' DVD, which contained five episodes from the first and second seasons.
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==Trivia==
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{{trivia}}
 
===Character Trivia===
 
===Character Trivia===
 
*This game, while technically developed by "[[Sonic Team]]" actually comes from the part of Sonic Team that used to be [[United Game Artists]], who developed ''Space Channel 5'' (the game Ulala comes from), and ''[[Rez]]'' along with ''[[Feel the Magic: XY/XX]]'', and ''[[The Rub Rabbits!]]''. United Game Artists eventually merged with Sonic Team.
 
*This game, while technically developed by "[[Sonic Team]]" actually comes from the part of Sonic Team that used to be [[United Game Artists]], who developed ''Space Channel 5'' (the game Ulala comes from), and ''[[Rez]]'' along with ''[[Feel the Magic: XY/XX]]'', and ''[[The Rub Rabbits!]]''. United Game Artists eventually merged with Sonic Team.
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===Track Trivia===
 
===Track Trivia===
*The design for [[Metal City]] looks very similar to Mute City, an area from the ''F-Zero'' series.
 
 
* When starting a race in Metal City and an overview of the track is shown, during the second shot, a billboard is visible in the top right showing a picture of Sonic running from a whale in ''[[Sonic Adventure]]'', next to that is a picture of Sonic's artwork from ''[[Sonic Heroes]]''.
 
* When starting a race in Metal City and an overview of the track is shown, during the second shot, a billboard is visible in the top right showing a picture of Sonic running from a whale in ''[[Sonic Adventure]]'', next to that is a picture of Sonic's artwork from ''[[Sonic Heroes]]''.
 
*In the [[Sega Carnival]], when entering ''Crazy Taxi'''s city a big sign can be seen indicating a right turn, but if you go in the small space (on the left) your character can get a free ride in a taxi with a man named Axel. He stops near the finish line and lets the character out, and during replays Axel can be seen pushing a button on the Taxi, then fling away... literally.
 
*In the [[Sega Carnival]], when entering ''Crazy Taxi'''s city a big sign can be seen indicating a right turn, but if you go in the small space (on the left) your character can get a free ride in a taxi with a man named Axel. He stops near the finish line and lets the character out, and during replays Axel can be seen pushing a button on the Taxi, then fling away... literally.
*The Sega Carnival and [[Sega Illusion]] stages feature numerous references to several other Sega franchises, including ''[[Samba de Amigo]]'', ''[[Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg]]'', ''[[NiGHTS into Dreams]]'', ''[[Super Monkey Ball]]'', ''[[Crazy Taxi]]'', ''[[Space Channel 5]]'', ''[[ChuChu Rocket!]]'', and ''[[Fantasy Zone]]''.
 
  
 
===Story Mode Trivia===
 
===Story Mode Trivia===
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===Music Trivia===
 
===Music Trivia===
 
*"High Flying Groove" is Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles' first instrumental theme song.
 
*"High Flying Groove" is Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles' first instrumental theme song.
*"Sonic Speed Riders" and "Catch Me If You Can" were performed by the same person/group (Runblebee).
 
* The game is the first post-''[[Sonic Adventure]]'' console game in which [[Crush 40]] did '''not''' perform any theme songs, excluding ''[[Sonic Shuffle]]'', which lacked a theme song entirely.
 
  
 
===Miscellaneous Trivia===
 
===Miscellaneous Trivia===
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==Manuals==
 
==Manuals==
* [[Sonic Riders (GameCube) US Manual]]
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{{main|Sonic Riders/Manuals}}
* [[Sonic Riders (GameCube) EU Manual]]
 
* [[Sonic Riders (GameCube) JP Manual]]
 
* [[Sonic Riders (PS2) US Manual]]
 
* [[Sonic Riders (PS2) EU Manual]]
 
* [[Sonic Riders (PS2) JP Manual]]
 
* [[Sonic Riders (Xbox) US Manual]]
 
* [[Sonic Riders (Xbox) EU Manual]]
 
* [[Sonic Riders (Xbox) JP Manual]]
 
* [[Sonic Riders (PC) US Manual]]
 
* [[Sonic Riders (PC) EU Manual]]
 
**{{file|SR_PC_MG_FR_HR.pdf|Sonic Riders (PC) FR Manual (French)}} (9.22 MB)
 
**{{file|SR_PC_MG_GE_HR.pdf|Sonic Riders (PC) GE Manual (German)}} (9.51 MB)
 
**{{file|SR_PC_MG_IT_SP_HR.pdf‎|Sonic Riders (PC) IT SP Manual (Italian/Spanish)}} (9.71 MB)
 
* [[Sonic Riders (PC) JP Manual]]
 
  
 
==Also Released On==
 
==Also Released On==
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==Voice actors==
 
==Voice actors==
 
Dr. Eggman is both voiced by [[Deem Bristow]] and [[Mike Pollock]]. However, most of his gameplay dialogue are actually voice clips that were recycled from ''[[Sonic Adventure 2]]''. Deem Bristow died before the release of ''Sonic Riders''. Wave uses some of [[Blaze the Cat]]'s voice clips from ''[[Sonic Rush]]''; they both are voiced by the same person.
 
Dr. Eggman is both voiced by [[Deem Bristow]] and [[Mike Pollock]]. However, most of his gameplay dialogue are actually voice clips that were recycled from ''[[Sonic Adventure 2]]''. Deem Bristow died before the release of ''Sonic Riders''. Wave uses some of [[Blaze the Cat]]'s voice clips from ''[[Sonic Rush]]''; they both are voiced by the same person.
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|[[Sonic the Hedgehog]]   
 
|[[Sonic the Hedgehog]]   
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|[[Rouge the Bat]]
 
|[[Rouge the Bat]]
|[[Caren Manuel|Kathleen Delaney]]
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|[[Kathleen Delaney|Kathleen Delaney]]
 
|[[Rumi Ochiai]]
 
|[[Rumi Ochiai]]
 
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The GameCube version features only one voice track in the disc and according to the regional version, due to size constraints. The Western versions have the English voice language whereas the Japanese version has the Japanese one, while the text language is entirely multi-lingual and manually selectionable in all regional versions.
 
The GameCube version features only one voice track in the disc and according to the regional version, due to size constraints. The Western versions have the English voice language whereas the Japanese version has the Japanese one, while the text language is entirely multi-lingual and manually selectionable in all regional versions.
  
==Production Credits==
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==Production credits==
For a complete list of the games production credits please click the following link: [[Sonic Riders credits]]
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{{mainArticle|{{PAGENAME}}/Production credits}}
  
==Resources==
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==Sales data==
===Physical Scans===
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|The FY 2006 Full Year Results, which describe the individual amount of units the game sold in the United States and Europe, erroneously describe the game's platform for the Nintendo DS. The FY 2006 Full Year Appendix and Annual Report however do describe the game with the proper release platforms, and the amount of total sold units matching those in the Full Year Results.
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|EU
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|{{ref|https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2006/e_200603_4q_pre.pdf}}{{ref|https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2006/e_200603_4q_pre_sup.pdf}}{{ref|https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/printing_annual/2006/e_2006_annual.pdf}}
 +
|
 +
}}
 +
{{SalesRow
 +
|130,000
 +
|200x
 +
|{{PS2}} {{XB}} {{GC}}
 +
|US
 +
|{{ref|https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2007/e_200703_1q_pre.pdf}}
 +
|
 +
}}
 +
{{SalesRow
 +
|290,000
 +
|200x
 +
|{{PS2}} {{XB}} {{GC}}
 +
|US
 +
|{{ref|https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2007/e_200703_3q_pre.pdf}}
 +
|
 +
}}
 +
{{SalesRow
 +
|140,000
 +
|200x
 +
|{{PS2}} {{XB}} {{GC}}
 +
|US
 +
|{{ref|https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2007/e_200703_4q_pre.pdf}}
 +
|
 +
}}
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
==Artwork==
 +
<gallery >
 +
Image:Riders logo.svg
 +
Riders logo2.png
 +
Image:Riders logo nosonic.svg
 +
Riders logo JP early.png
 +
Riders logo JP nosonic.png
 +
Image:Riders sonic.png
 +
Image:Riders sonic02.png
 +
Image:Riders_Sonic_2.jpg
 +
Image:SRSonicCG1.png
 +
Image:SRSonicCG2.png
 +
Image:SRSonicCG3.png
 +
Image:Riders tails.png
 +
Image:Riders tails.jpg
 +
Image:SRTailsCG1.png
 +
Image:Riders knuckles.png
 +
Image:Riders_Knuckles_Pose2.png
 +
Image:SRKnuxCG1.png
 +
Image:Riders amy.jpg
 +
Image:Riders rouge.png
 +
Image:Riders cream.png
 +
File:CreamRiders.jpg
 +
Image:Riders eggman.png
 +
File:Riders_Eggman.jpg
 +
Image:Riders shadow.jpg
 +
File:Riders_shadow_transparency.png
 +
Image:Sonicriders jet.png
 +
Image:Riders_Jet_2.png
 +
Image:SRJetCG1.jpg
 +
Image:SRJetCG2.png
 +
Image:Sonicriders storm.png
 +
File:Riders_Storm_2.png
 +
File:Riders_Storm_CG.png
 +
Image:Sonicriders wave.png
 +
Image:Riders Wave.png
 +
File:Riders_wave_CG.png
 +
Image:Riders aiai.jpg
 +
Image:Riders nights.png
 +
Image:Riders ulala.png
 +
Image:SRUlalaCG1.jpg
 +
Image:Riders e-10000g.png
 +
Image:Riders e-10000r.png
 +
</gallery>
 +
 
 +
===Wallpaper===
 +
Japan
 +
<gallery>
 +
File:Sonic_Riders_JPWP001_S_1280x1024.jpg
 +
File:Sonic_Riders_JPWP002_J_1280x1024.jpg
 +
File:Sonic_Riders_JPWP003_ALL_1280x1024.jpg
 +
File:Sonic_Riders_JPWP004_S2_1280x1024.jpg
 +
File:Sonic_Riders_JPWP005_J2_1280x1024.jpg
 +
</gallery>
 +
America
 +
<gallery>
 +
File:Sonic_Riders_USWP001_S_1600x1280.jpg
 +
File:Sonic_Riders_USWP002_S_1600x1280.jpg
 +
File:Sonic_Riders_USWP003_S_1600x1280.jpg
 +
File:Sonic_Riders_USWP004_S_1600x1280.jpg
 +
File:Sonic_Riders_USWP005_S_1600x1280.jpg
 +
File:Sonic_Riders_USWP006_S_1600x1280.jpg
 +
</gallery>
 +
 
 +
==Physical scans==
 +
===GameCube version===
 
{{Scanbox
 
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| console=GameCube
 
| region=US
 
| region=US
| front=Riders us boxart.jpg
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| manual=
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| console=GameCube
 
| region=US (Player's Choice)
 
| region=US (Player's Choice)
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| disc=
 
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| console=GameCube
 
| console=GameCube
| region=EU (Promo)
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| front=Riders gc eu.jpg
+
| front=Riders gc jp.jpg
| disc=
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| back=SonicRiders GC JP Box Back.jpg
| manual=
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| disc=Riders_gc_jp_disc.jpg
}}{{Scanbox
+
| manual=Sonic_Riders_GC_JP_Manual.pdf
 +
| regcard=Sonic_Riders_GC_JP_Card.pdf
 +
}}
 +
{{Scanbox
 
| console=GameCube
 
| console=GameCube
| region=EU
+
| region=UK
| front=Riders gc eu box full.jpg
+
| cover=Riders gc eu box full.jpg
 
| disc=Riders-gc-eu-disc.jpg
 
| disc=Riders-gc-eu-disc.jpg
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
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 +
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| console=GameCube
| region=JP
+
| region=FR
| front=Riders gc jp.jpg
+
| cover=SonicRiders GC FR cover.jpg
 
| disc=
 
| disc=
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
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| console=GameCube
 
| console=GameCube
 
| region=DE
 
| region=DE
| front=Riders gc de cover.jpg
+
| cover=Riders gc de cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
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| manual=
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}}
 +
{{Scanbox
 +
| console=GameCube
 +
| region=ES/IT
 +
| cover=SonicRiders GC ES-IT cover.jpg
 
| disc=
 
| disc=
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
 
}}
 
}}
  
====PlayStation 2 Version====
+
===PlayStation 2 version===
 
{{Scanbox
 
{{Scanbox
 
| console=PlayStation 2
 
| console=PlayStation 2
 
| region=US
 
| region=US
| front=Riders ps2 us.jpg
+
| cover=Riders ps2 us.jpg
 
| disc=Riders ps2 us cd.jpg
 
| disc=Riders ps2 us cd.jpg
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
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| console=PlayStation 2
 
| console=PlayStation 2
 
| region=US (Greatest Hits)
 
| region=US (Greatest Hits)
| front=Riders ps2 us gh cover.jpg
+
| cover=Riders ps2 us gh cover.jpg
 
| disc=
 
| disc=
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| console=PlayStation 2
 
| region=
 
| front=Riders ps2 eu.jpg
 
| disc=Riders ps2 eu disc.jpg
 
 
| manual=
 
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| console=PlayStation 2
 
| console=PlayStation 2
 
| region=EU (Promo)
 
| region=EU (Promo)
| front=Sonic_Riders_PS2_Promo_Cover.jpg
+
| cover=Sonic_Riders_PS2_Promo_Cover.jpg
 
| disc=Sonic_Riders_PS2_Promo_Disc.jpg
 
| disc=Sonic_Riders_PS2_Promo_Disc.jpg
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
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| console=PlayStation 2
 
| console=PlayStation 2
 
| region=JP
 
| region=JP
| front=Riders ps2 jp.jpg
+
| cover=Riders ps2 jp.jpg
 
| disc=Riders ps2 jp disc.jpg
 
| disc=Riders ps2 jp disc.jpg
| manual=
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| manual=Riders_ps2_jp_manual.pdf
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
| console=PlayStation 2
 
| console=PlayStation 2
 
| region=AU
 
| region=AU
| front=Riders_ps2_au_cover.jpg
+
| cover=Riders_ps2_au_cover.jpg
 
| disc=Riders_ps2_au_disc.jpg
 
| disc=Riders_ps2_au_disc.jpg
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| manual=
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}}{{Scanbox
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| console=PlayStation 2
 +
| region=UK
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PS2 UK cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
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| manual=
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}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PlayStation 2
 +
| region=FR
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PS2 FR cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
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| manual=
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}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PlayStation 2
 +
| region=BX
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PS2 BX cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
 
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| console=PlayStation 2
 
| console=PlayStation 2
 
| region=DE
 
| region=DE
| front=Riders ps2 de cover.jpg
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| disc=
 
| disc=
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
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| console=PlayStation 2
 
| console=PlayStation 2
 
| region=ES
 
| region=ES
| front=Riders ps2 es cover.jpg
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| cover=Riders ps2 es cover.jpg
 
| disc=
 
| disc=
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| manual=
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}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PlayStation 2
 +
| region=IT
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PS2 IT cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
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| manual=
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}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PlayStation 2
 +
| region=PT
 +
| cover=Riders ps2 eu.jpg
 +
| disc=Riders ps2 eu disc.jpg
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
| console=PlayStation 2
 
| console=PlayStation 2
 
| region=KR
 
| region=KR
| front=Riders ps2 kr cover.jpg
+
| cover=Riders ps2 kr cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
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| manual=
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}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PlayStation 2
 +
| region=TW
 +
| cover=Sonic Riders PS2 TW.jpg
 
| disc=
 
| disc=
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
 
}}
 
}}
  
====Xbox Version====
+
===Xbox version===
 
{{Scanbox
 
{{Scanbox
 +
| console=Xbox
 +
| region=JP
 +
| front=Riders xbx jp.jpg
 +
| back=Riders xbox jp back cover.jpg
 +
| spinemissing=yes
 +
| disc=
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| manual=
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}}{{Scanbox
 
| console=Xbox
 
| console=Xbox
 
| region=US
 
| region=US
 
| front=Riders xbx us.jpg
 
| front=Riders xbx us.jpg
 
| disc=Riders xbx us disc.jpg
 
| disc=Riders xbx us disc.jpg
| manual=
+
| manual=SonicRiders Xbox US manual.pdf
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
| console=Xbox
 
| console=Xbox
| region=EU
+
| region=UK
 
| front=Riders xbx eu.jpg
 
| front=Riders xbx eu.jpg
 
| disc=Riders xbx eu disc.jpg
 
| disc=Riders xbx eu disc.jpg
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}}{{Scanbox
 
| console=Xbox
 
| console=Xbox
| region=JP
+
| region=FR
| front=Riders xbx jp.jpg
+
| front=Riders xbx fr cover.jpg
| back=Riders xbox jp back cover.jpg
 
| spinemissing=yes
 
 
| disc=
 
| disc=
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
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}}{{Scanbox
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
| console=Xbox
 
| console=Xbox
| region=FR
+
| region=ES/IT
| front=Riders xbx fr cover.jpg
+
| cover=SonicRiders XBOX COVER IT ES.jpg
 +
| disc=Riders xbx eu disc.jpg
 +
| manual=
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=Xbox
 +
| region=AU
 +
| cover=SonicRiders Xbox AU cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
 +
| manual=
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=Xbox
 +
| region=TW
 +
| cover=Sonic Riders Xbox TW.jpg
 
| disc=
 
| disc=
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
 
}}
 
}}
====PC Version====
+
 
 +
===PC version===
 
{{Scanbox
 
{{Scanbox
 
| console=PC
 
| console=PC
 
| region=US
 
| region=US
 
| front=Riders pc us cover.jpg
 
| front=Riders pc us cover.jpg
| disc=
+
| back=SonicRiders PC US back.jpg
 +
| spinemissing=yes
 +
| disc1=SonicRiders PC US disc1.jpg
 +
| disc2=SonicRiders PC US disc2.jpg
 +
| disc3=SonicRiders PC US disc3.jpg
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
| console=PC
 
| console=PC
| region=EU
+
| region=UK
 
| front=Riders EU PC cover.jpg
 
| front=Riders EU PC cover.jpg
 
| disc=Riders eu pc dvd.jpg
 
| disc=Riders eu pc dvd.jpg
 +
| manual=SonicRiders PC UK manual.pdf
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PC
 +
| region=UK ([[sega:GSP|GSP]])
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PC UK gsp cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
| console=PC
 
| console=PC
| region=EU (White Label)
+
| region=UK ([[sega:White Label|White Label]])
| front=Sonic Riders PC White Label EU.jpg
+
| cover=Sonic Riders PC White Label EU.jpg
 
| disc=Sonic Riders PC White Label EU disc.jpg
 
| disc=Sonic Riders PC White Label EU disc.jpg
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PC
 +
| region=UK ([[sega:White Label|White Label]]; alt)
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PC UK wl alt cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
 +
| manual=
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PC
 +
| region=FR
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PC FR cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
 +
| manual=
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PC
 +
| region=FR ([[sega:Hits Collection|Hits Collection]])
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PC FR hc cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
 +
| manual=
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PC
 +
| region=FR (Le Club des Héros)
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PC FR lcdh cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
 +
| manual=
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PC
 +
| region=DE
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PC DE cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
 +
| manual=
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PC
 +
| region=ES/IT
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PC ES-IT covers.jpg
 +
| inlay=PC_SR_IT_inner.jpg
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
}}{{Scanbox
 
| console=PC
 
| console=PC
 
| region=PT
 
| region=PT
| front=Riders pc pt cover.jpg
+
| cover=Riders pc pt cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
 +
| manual=
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PC
 +
| region=AU ([[sega:Gamer's Choice|Gamer's Choice]])
 +
| cover=
 +
| disc=
 +
| manual=
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PC
 +
| region=AU ([[sega:Five Star Games|Five Star Games]])
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PC AU fsg cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
 +
| manual=
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PC
 +
| region=BR
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PC BR cover.jpg
 +
| disc=
 +
}}{{Scanbox
 +
| console=PC
 +
| region=TR (Best Hits)
 +
| cover=SonicRiders PC TR bh cover.jpg
 
| disc=
 
| disc=
 
| manual=
 
| manual=
 
}}
 
}}
  
===Artwork===
+
==External links==
<gallery >
+
* Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://sega.jp/gc/sonicrid/ GameCube], [https://web.archive.org/web/20080327205727/http://sega.jp/ps2/sonicrid/ PlayStation 2], [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://sega.jp/x/sonicrid/ Xbox] (archive)
Image:Riders sonic.png
+
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20070509001700/http://www.sonicriders.com/ Official website] (archive)
Image:Riders sonic02.png
+
* ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on PlayStation.com: [http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/slpm66281.html JP], [https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/sonic-riders-ps2/ US], [https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/games/sonic-riders-ps2/ UK], [http://www.playstation.co.kr/game/823 KR (Big Hit)]
Image:SRSonicCG1.png
+
* Nintendo catalogue pages: [https://web.archive.org/web/20130509181531/http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ngc/software/gxej/index.html JP] (archive), [https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-GameCube/Sonic-Riders-268764.html UK]
Image:SRSonicCG2.png
+
* ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on Xbox.com: [https://web.archive.org/web/20070518062230/http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/s/sonicriders/ US] (archive)
Image:SRSonicCG3.png
+
 
Image:Riders tails.png
+
==References==
Image:Riders tails.jpg
+
<references/>
Image:SRTailsCG1.png
 
Image:Riders knuckles.png
 
Image:Riders Knuckles 2.jpg
 
Image:SRKnuxCG1.png
 
Image:Riders amy.jpg
 
Image:Riders rouge.png
 
Image:Riders cream.png
 
Image:Riders eggman.png
 
Image:Riders shadow.jpg
 
Image:Sonicriders jet.png
 
Image:Riders Jet 2.jpg
 
Image:SRJetCG1.jpg
 
Image:SRJetCG2.png
 
Image:Sonicriders storm.png
 
Image:Riders Storm 2.jpg
 
Image:Sonicriders wave.png
 
Image:Riders Wave.png
 
Image:Riders aiai.jpg
 
Image:Riders nights.png
 
Image:Riders ulala.png
 
Image:SRUlalaCG1.jpg
 
Image:Riders e-10000g.png
 
Image:Riders e-10000r.png
 
Image:Riders logo nosonic.svg
 
Image:Riders logo.svg
 
</gallery>
 
  
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+
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+
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{{SonicPS2games}}
 
{{SonicPS2games}}
 
{{SonicXboxGames}}
 
{{SonicXboxGames}}
{{SonicPCGames}}
+
{{SonicWindowsGames}}
  
 
[[Category:GameCube games]]
 
[[Category:GameCube games]]

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Sonic Riders
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC
Genre: Action
Release Date RRP Code Rating
Sony PlayStation 2
US
2006-02-21[1] $? SLUS-21331
ESRB: Everyone
Sony PlayStation 2
US
(Greatest Hits)
2007 $? ?
ESRB: Everyone
Sony PlayStation 2
EU
(Promo)
2006 €? SLES-53560
PEGI: 3+
Sony PlayStation 2
UK
2006-03-17[2] £34.99[2] SLES-53560
INL-P53560-UK
PEGI: 3+
Sony PlayStation 2
FR
2006-03-17[3] €? SLES-53560
INL-P53560-FR
PEGI: 3+
Sony PlayStation 2
BX
2006-03-17  ? SLES-53560
INL-P53560-FD
PEGI: 3+
Sony PlayStation 2
DE
2006-03-17[4] €? SLES-53560
INL-P53560-GE
USK: 6
Sony PlayStation 2
ES
2006-03-17 €? SLES-53560
INL-P53560-SP
PEGI: 3+
Sony PlayStation 2
IT
2006-03-17 €? SLES-53560
INL-P53560-IT
PEGI: 3+
Sony PlayStation 2
JP
2006-02-23[5] ¥5,800 (6,090)[5] SLPM-66281
CERO: Free
Sony PlayStation 2
AU
2006 $? SLES-53560
INL-P53560-AU
OFLC: G
Sony PlayStation 2
KR
2006 ₩? ?
KMRB: All
Sony PlayStation 2
KR
(BigHits)
2008-04-17[6] ₩? ?
GRB: All
Sony PlayStation 2
PT
200x  ? SLES-53560
PEGI: 4+
Sony PlayStation 2
TW
200x NT$? ?
GSRR: 0+
Nintendo GameCube
US
2006-02-21[1] $? DOL-P-GXEE
DOL-GXEE-USA
ESRB: Everyone
Nintendo GameCube
US
(Player's Choice)
2006 $? DOL-P-GXEE
DOL-GXEE-USA
ESRB: Everyone
Nintendo GameCube
UK
2006-03-17[7] £? DOL-P-GXEP
DOL-GXEP-UKV
PEGI: 3+
Nintendo GameCube
FR
2006-03-17[8] €? DOL-P-GXEP
DOL-GXEP-FRA
PEGI: 3+
Nintendo GameCube
DE
2006-03-17[9] €? DOL-P-GXEP
DOL-GXEP-NOE
USK: 6
Nintendo GameCube
EU
(ES/IT)
2006-03-17[10][11] €? DOL-P-GXEP
DOL-GXEP-EUR
PEGI: 3+
Nintendo GameCube
JP
2006-02-23[12] ¥5,800 (6,090)[12] DOL-P-GXEJ
DOL-GXEJ-JPN
CERO: Free
Nintendo GameCube
AU
2006 $? ?
Windows PC
US
2006-11-17 $? ?
ESRB: Everyone
Windows PC
UK
2006-11-24 £? SEGA-PC051
INL-S051-UK
PEGI: 3+
Windows PC
UK
(White Label)
200x £? 1697A
PEGI: 3+
Windows PC
UK
(GSP)
200x £? ?
PEGI: 3+
Windows PC
FR
2006-11-24 €? ?
PEGI: 3+
Windows PC
FR
(Le Club des Héros)
200x  ? SRD3853AF
SRD8AF-WRP
PEGI: 3+
Windows PC
FR
(Hits Collection)
200x  ? ?
PEGI: 3+
Windows PC
DE
2006-11-24 €? ?
USK: 6
Windows PC
EU
(ES/IT)
2006-11-24 €? SEGA-PC051
INL-S051-SI
PEGI: 3+
Windows PC
PT
200x  ? ?
PEGI: 4+
Windows PC
AU
(Five Star Games)
200x $? ?
OFLC: G
Windows PC
TR
(Best Hits)
200x  ? ?
PEGI: 3+
Windows PC
BR
200x R$? ?
DJCTQ: Livre
Microsoft Xbox
JP
2006-02-23[13] ¥5,800 (6,090)[13] 55A-00001
CERO: Free
Microsoft Xbox
US
2006-03-30[14] $? SKU-64063
ESRB: Everyone
Microsoft Xbox
UK
2006-03-17[15] £? INL-X13502-UK
PEGI: 3+
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FR
2006-03-17[16] €? INL-X13502-FR
PEGI: 3+
Microsoft Xbox
DE
2006-03-16[17] €? INL-X13502-GE
USK: 6
Microsoft Xbox
EU
(ES/IT)
2006-03-17[18] €? INL-X13502-SI
PEGI: 3+
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AU
2006 $? INL-X13502-AU
OFLC: G
Microsoft Xbox
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2006 NT$? ?
GSRR: 0+

Sonic Riders (ソニックライダーズ) is a hover-board racing game released for the Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Xbox. It is the fourth Sonic-related racing game, preceded by Sonic Drift, Sonic Drift 2 and Sonic R, and followed by two sequels, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity and Sonic Free Riders.

Plot

Sonic, Tails and Knuckles are walking through Metal City one evening, and Tails detects a Chaos Emerald on his radar. Glass shatters and from Metal City Bank fall Jet the Hawk, Wave the Swallow and Storm the Albatross, who have the Chaos Emerald! Sonic and Knuckles manage to knock Storm off the hover board he was riding, but Wave catches Storm and gives him a lift. Sonic steals the board the clumsy albatross left behind and pursues Jet. However, Jet gives Sonic a taste of his own medicine, and the group, known as Babylon Rogues, escape. Wave slows down a bit, allowing Storm to grab his hover board, then they get away.

The next day, Sonic found that Doctor Eggman had set up a hover board racing tournament, with the prize being the very Chaos Emerald that was stolen, and the top three entries being the thieves! Sonic and his friends promptly pay the entry fee of one Chaos Emerald and take up the challenge. But what was Eggman's true motive, and what of the three thieving birds? Sonic and his friends must face off against the Babylon Guardian to find out.

Gameplay

Sonic Riders is played entirely hoverboards (Extreme Gear), in which players typically race against seven other competitors on one of 14 tracks.

A key component of the game is the air tank, which fuels the Extreme Gear, and is depleted gradually as the race goes on or by performing certain maneuvers. These maneuvers include cornering, which involves using the air as a sideways force against the board, allowing the player to round sharp turns with ease, and building tension before a jump, which involves using the air to propel the player higher off of ramps. When airborne players can perform various tricks, which refill the air gauge according to their rating. Riding off the turbulence another board gives off will also refuel the air gauge. Building the tension before a jump will allow the player to perform more tricks before landing.

Throughout the courses, there are many Rings scattered around. Picking them will allow the player to reach higher performance levels. Players start races at Level 1 which can be maxed out to level 3 with 60-100 rings. Possibly the most costly maneuver in terms of air is boosting, by which a player greatly increases speed for a short duration. If a boost is performed when in close range of an enemy racer, the player will launch an attack against the racer, causing them to lose rings, and remain stunned for a short duration.

This game introduces five new playable characters, the Babylon Rogues and the E-10000 series. In addition to the new characters, characters from other Sega games are also playable. This includes Ulala from Space Channel 5, NiGHTS from NiGHTS into Dreams, and Aiai from Super Monkey Ball.

Player attributes

Each racer in the game has one of three beneficial attributes: Speed, Flight, and Power. The Speed attribute allows players to grind along rails. The Flight attribute allows players to go airborne by going through a series of suspended hoops. The Power attribute allows players to knock certain obstacles out of their way. Each of these maneuvers will refill the air gauge partially when used.

Speed

Flight

Power

Super Sonic has all three attributes thus can't be categorized into a single category. When using Super Sonic he will start off with 30 rings, instead of the usual 50 in other games. Also, when you lose all your rings, Sonic only needs one ring to change back to Super Sonic again. It is possible to ride Blue Star instead of just floating across the track with no board.

Other Characters

These are characters which play a role in the game but are not actually playable.

  • Omochao: Omochao is the announcer for the races. He has a new voice, along with the rest of the crew.
  • E-10000Y: A flight robot that appears in Egg Factory, and tries to thaw the ice in Ice Factory.
  • E-10000P: Purple robots that are in production. The production of the E-10000Ps stops when the factory is frozen.
  • Amigo: A monkey that plays maracas at a concert in SEGA Carnival.
  • Axel: A man with green hair who drives the Crazy Taxi.
  • Opa-Opa: Enemies in SEGA Illusion.

Gameplay Modes

Several gameplay modes are available. These include races with different level completion objectives and a Shop mode where the player can spend gathered rings.

  • Story Mode: Players take part in a series of races, one after the other. As the game goes on a story is unveiled via cutscenes. The objective of the mode is to defeat the Babylon Rogues. After the initial story is completed, another story is unlocked, in which players control the Babylon Rogues in a quest to find hidden treasures. The levels in this story are, altered and more difficult. These levels become unlocked after completing this story mode in addition to extra characters. At the end of this alternate story, players battle the only boss in the game. The Heroes Story contains six races; Babylon Garden is the final Heroes story mode stage. Babylon's Story contains 7, but the last race, Babylon Guardian, is played as Sonic.
  • Mission Mode: Only unlocked after successfully completing the original story. Players must complete various missions in order to unlock secret gears.
  • Survival Mode: A special mode of gameplay consisting of two separate modes: race and battle. Race mode requires players to grab a Chaos Emerald on the track and pass through five hoops while avoiding opponents whom will try to steal the Emerald. The Emerald is stolen by attacking the player holding it. Battle mode involves launching attacks at the three other racers on the track. Each racer begins with three health points. The racer loses a health point every time they are attacked. The last racer standing wins the match.
  • Shop: Players can purchase new Extreme Gear with the rings collected in previous races.

History

Development

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A Game Boy Advance version was in development at one stage but was ultimately cancelled.

Release

For a short while the Xbox version of the game was released with a free Sonic X DVD, which contained five episodes from the first and second seasons.

Trivia

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Character Trivia

  • This game, while technically developed by "Sonic Team" actually comes from the part of Sonic Team that used to be United Game Artists, who developed Space Channel 5 (the game Ulala comes from), and Rez along with Feel the Magic: XY/XX, and The Rub Rabbits!. United Game Artists eventually merged with Sonic Team.
  • The inclusion of NiGHTS, Ulala and AiAi was confirmed very early on at The GHZ, although some denied the reliability of the info.
  • The appearance of AiAi was officially confirmed by Nintendo Power magazine, however, many were in such disbelief, that they believed the report to be a mistake, and wanted to hear it from Sega and/or Sonic Team first. Nintendo Power also started a false rumor that Mario would appear as a racer on the GameCube version.
  • The Babylon symbol is a "magic lamp" with wind markings around it as a reference to being descendants of "real genies".
  • When watching the story cutscene before the Babylon Guardian race, Amy Rose is wearing her normal red dress, but when the race starts, she is wearing her pink racing clothes.
  • E-10000R is said to be made using the engine parts of Metal Sonic according to the Japanese Sonic Riders website.
  • In Rouge's official art her eyelids are blue, but in races, on the tailing map at the bottom of the screen Rouge's icon has pink eyelids, this could be because these images are just snapshots from other 3D sonic games, and Rouges image was ripped from Sonic Heroes.

Track Trivia

  • When starting a race in Metal City and an overview of the track is shown, during the second shot, a billboard is visible in the top right showing a picture of Sonic running from a whale in Sonic Adventure, next to that is a picture of Sonic's artwork from Sonic Heroes.
  • In the Sega Carnival, when entering Crazy Taxi's city a big sign can be seen indicating a right turn, but if you go in the small space (on the left) your character can get a free ride in a taxi with a man named Axel. He stops near the finish line and lets the character out, and during replays Axel can be seen pushing a button on the Taxi, then fling away... literally.

Story Mode Trivia

  • During the cutscene at the beginning of the Hero story, but before the Babylon Rogues interrupt, the Future City theme can be heard faintly. This is actually the basis for the music of the SEGA Carnival track.
  • In the Heroes Story opening scene, during Eggman's announcement, a city that appears to be "Central City" can be seen in some monitors behind him. Either that is the case or the monitors are actually windows.
  • In the CG introduction to the Heroes Story, the exhaust coming from the Type-S is green, as though Storm is at Level 1. After Sonic steals the board, the exhaust coming from the back is blue. Also, when Wave is using the Type-W, the exhaust is green, which changes to blue immediately when Storm grabs on.

Music Trivia

  • "High Flying Groove" is Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles' first instrumental theme song.

Miscellaneous Trivia

  • Speed, located in the bottom right corner, cannot actually refer to mph, otherwise this would mean that Eggman can run backward at 20 mph and forward at 150 mph (although he does run as quickly as Sonic in Sonic Adventure 2's Chao World minigame). The actual measure may possibly be meters per hour.
  • The Archie Sonic Comic issues #163 and #164 include an adaptation of Sonic Riders, even using the same art style that is used in the game's title sequence. Two characters are also seen riding Extreme Gear in issue #173. Bark the Polar Bear and Bean the Dynamite also use Extreme Gear in the Archie Comics.

Manuals

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Also Released On

Voice actors

Dr. Eggman is both voiced by Deem Bristow and Mike Pollock. However, most of his gameplay dialogue are actually voice clips that were recycled from Sonic Adventure 2. Deem Bristow died before the release of Sonic Riders. Wave uses some of Blaze the Cat's voice clips from Sonic Rush; they both are voiced by the same person.

Role English Japanese
Sonic the Hedgehog Jason Griffith Junichi Kanemaru
Jet the Hawk Jason Griffith Daisuke Kishio
Miles "Tails" Prower Amy Palant Ryo Hirohashi
Wave the Swallow Bella Hudson Chie Nakamura
Knuckles the Echidna Dan Green Nobutoshi Canna
Storm the Albatross Dan Green Kenji Nomura
Doctor Eggman Mike Pollock (cutscenes)
Deem Bristow (gameplay)
Chikao Ōtsuka
Amy Rose Lisa Ortiz Taeko Kawata
Shadow the Hedgehog Jason Griffith Kōji Yusa
Rouge the Bat Kathleen Delaney Rumi Ochiai
Cream the Rabbit Rebecca Honig Sayaka Aoki
E-10000G Maddie Blaustein
E-10000R Maddie Blaustein
AiAi Kaoru Morota
Ulala Apollo Smile
Omochao Liza Jacqueline Etsuko Kozakura

The PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC versions have both voice language tracks included in the game disc. The PlayStation 2 version, together with a multi-lingual text language option, features an additional option to switch between both English and Japanese voice language, though this is only present in the Japanese and North American versions. The EU/PAL PlayStation 2 version remove this feature and only has the text language option present, defaulting the voices automatically to the system language. The PC version has both a text and a voice language option which are present in all its regional variations, but these can only be found in the external game settings instead of the proper options menu of the game like in the JP and US PlayStation 2 versions. Since the Xbox version doesn't feature any language option at all, neither of text nor of voice, the only way to have the Japanese voices in this version is changing the console language to Japanese in order to set the game entirely in Japanese.

The GameCube version features only one voice track in the disc and according to the regional version, due to size constraints. The Western versions have the English voice language whereas the Japanese version has the Japanese one, while the text language is entirely multi-lingual and manually selectionable in all regional versions.

Production credits

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Sales data

Copies sold Date Platform(s) Regions Cumulative sales References Notes
590,000 200x
Sony PlayStation 2
Microsoft Xbox
Nintendo GameCube
US 590,000 [19][20][21] The FY 2006 Full Year Results, which describe the individual amount of units the game sold in the United States and Europe, erroneously describe the game's platform for the Nintendo DS. The FY 2006 Full Year Appendix and Annual Report however do describe the game with the proper release platforms, and the amount of total sold units matching those in the Full Year Results.
340,000 200x
Sony PlayStation 2
Microsoft Xbox
Nintendo GameCube
EU 930,000 [19][20][21]
130,000 200x
Sony PlayStation 2
Microsoft Xbox
Nintendo GameCube
US 1,060,000 [22]
290,000 200x
Sony PlayStation 2
Microsoft Xbox
Nintendo GameCube
US 1,350,000 [23]
140,000 200x
Sony PlayStation 2
Microsoft Xbox
Nintendo GameCube
US 1,490,000 [24]


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GameCube version

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PlayStation 2 version

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Xbox version

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PC version

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.us.playstation.com/NewsStories.aspx?id=3730 (archived: 2006-03-09 00:23)
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sega-Sonic-Riders-PS2/dp/B000E50NO4 (archived: 2007-02-09 15:36)
  3. https://www.amazon.fr/S%25C3%25A9ga-Sonic-Riders/dp/B000ECX16O/ (archived: 2019-08-25 20:21)
  4. https://www.amazon.de/Sega-Sonic-Riders/dp/B000RNLE2I/ (archived: 2019-08-25 20:23)
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/slpm66281.html (archived: 2006-10-27 22:27)
  6. http://archive.is/gmeUW
  7. https://archive.is/ZajUU
  8. https://archive.is/3kXXG
  9. https://archive.is/kkhc8
  10. https://archive.is/dLz4C
  11. https://archive.is/tIejn
  12. 12.0 12.1 http://sega.jp/gc/sonicrid/ (archived: 2007-05-29 12:45)
  13. 13.0 13.1 http://sega.jp/x/sonicrid/ (archived: 2008-03-27 20:57)
  14. http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/s/sonicriders/ (archived: 2007-05-18 06:22)
  15. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sega-Sonic-Riders-Xbox/dp/B000E4YKL2 (archived: 2007-03-03 15:16)
  16. https://www.amazon.fr/S%25C3%25A9ga-Sonic-Riders/dp/B000ECX16E/ (archived: 2019-08-25 20:22)
  17. http://www.amazon.de/Sega-Sonic-Riders/dp/B000EBCCLK (archived: 2007-02-10 07:14)
  18. https://www.amazon.it/SEGA-Sonic-Riders-Xbox/dp/B000E4YKL2/ (archived: 2019-08-25 20:25)
  19. 19.0 19.1 https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2006/e_200603_4q_pre.pdf
  20. 20.0 20.1 https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2006/e_200603_4q_pre_sup.pdf
  21. 21.0 21.1 https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/printing_annual/2006/e_2006_annual.pdf
  22. https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2007/e_200703_1q_pre.pdf
  23. https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2007/e_200703_3q_pre.pdf
  24. https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2007/e_200703_4q_pre.pdf


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Sonic games for the following systems
Nintendo GameCube
 2001  Sonic Adventure 2: Battle     2002  Sonic Mega Collection     2003  Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut | Sonic Heroes     2005  Sonic Gems Collection | Shadow the Hedgehog | Duo Pack: Sonic Heroes/Super Monkey Ball 2     2006  Sonic Riders    
Sony PlayStation 2
 2003  Sonic Heroes     2004  Sonic Mega Collection Plus     2005  Sonic Gems Collection | Shadow the Hedgehog     2006  Sonic Riders | Sega Genesis Collection     2008  Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity | Sonic Unleashed     2009  Sega Fun Pack: Sonic Mega Collection Plus & Shadow the Hedgehog    
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Microsoft Xbox
 2003  Sonic Heroes     2004  Sonic Mega Collection Plus     2005  Shadow the Hedgehog | 2 in 1 Combo Pack: Sonic Heroes/Super Monkey Ball Deluxe | 2 in 1 Combo Pack: Sonic Mega Collection Plus/Super Monkey Ball Deluxe     2006  Sonic Riders    
Windows PC
Retail
 1996  Sonic the Hedgehog CD | Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver | Sonic's Schoolhouse     1997  Sonic & Knuckles Collection | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island     1998  Sonic R     2003  Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut     2004  Sonic Heroes     2006  Sonic Mega Collection Plus | Sonic Riders     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2011  Sonic Generations     2013  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed