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Sonic R strategy guide for Sega Saturn and PC BY: Jonx5 (Jonx_5@hotmail.com) Copyright 1999 Jonathan Brown. All rights reserved. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello! Welcome to my Sonic R FAQ. It s my first, but I think it s pretty good. Hope you like it! Check out my web page at, www.angelfire.com/ga/jonx5/ Thanks. Table of contents: 1.Charicters 2.Secret characters 3.Tracks 4.Charicter tricks & tips 5.Walkthrough (Coins emeralds and all) 6.Multiplayer 7.time attack 1.Charicters Sonic He s the main character of the game. He s fast and has an excellent jumping ability. His turning is good for a fast racer. He is a good choose for an intermediate or expert player. Try to use Knuckles or Tails if you re a beginner. Tails He s Sonic s sidekick. Pretty good though. In some ways he s better than sonic. He can jump or fly and he s a fast accelerator. Good handling too. He s just not as fast as Sonic though. Knuckles He s the best of them all. He s got a pretty good speed, perfect handling, an excellent special move and just rocks! He s a great choice for anyone, no matter how good they are. Amy She sucks! She s so slow that she barely even moves and the only thing the special move does is make her move fast for a few seconds. You can t even steer when you use the speed boost! Only good thing about her is that she handles well. Oh yeah, let your little toddler sibling use her. She goes so slowly that you have to steer right. 2.Secret Characters Robotnick Boss of: N/A Strength: Average How to get him: get 1rst place on radiant emerald He s not all that great of a racer. He does have missiles and flies over water but his speed s slow and he turns badly. Still pretty cool though. Use his robot twin Egg Robo instead. Mecha Sonic Boss of: Resort Island Strength: Hard How to get him: Get all coins on resort island and beat him The only good things about him are that he runs a little faster than Sonic and jumps high. That s it though. No double jump or anything. He accelerates slowly too. And he has bad handling. Use his good twin Sonic instead of him. Puppet Tails Boss of: Radical city Strength: Easy How to get him: Get all coins on Radical city and beat him He s not that good either. He runs and accelerates fast. And he can fly forever. But he has horrible handling and can t move well. He doesn t fly high enough either. Be his good twin Tails instead. Mecha Knuckles Boss of: Reactive Factory Strength: Very Hard How to get him: Get all coins on Reactive Factory and beat him He s Knuckles s evil twin. He s pretty good too. He can accelerate fast and run fast too. He can glide just like Knuckles. He can t turn as well though. If you can beat him in reactive factory then use him. EggRobo Boss of: Regal Ruin Strength: easy How to get him: Get all coins on regal ruin and beat him He s a pretty good robot. He s Better than Robotnick. He has fast acceleration and high top speed. He can shoot missiles just like Robotnick. He can t go on water though. Use him instead of Robotnick. Super Sonic Boss of: N/A Strength: very hard He s the best racer of all! He takes the place of Sonic when you are him, but in the races he and Sonic both play at the same time (CPU racers) He runs ten times faster than Sonic too. He is the best! 3.Tracks Resort Island The golden rule of all Sonic games is that the first level must be a forest beach place. That s what this level is. Explore it for secrets. Radical City A big city level that s got cool music and tons of secrets. Regal Ruin An ancient tomb that takes an expert to navigate it s mazes. Reactive Factory Huge factories from the future with oil in the water and machinery every where. Radiant Emerald The hidden course. It's like Rainbow rides from Mario Cart only better. 4. Characters tips and ticks Sonic Against him: He s one of the best racers. Try to use as many short cuts as you can to pass him. Or you could jump over him. As him: Try to turn early on sharp turns. Use short cuts to make sure you re really far ahead. Tails Against him: His flying and acceleration pose problems. Try to use short cuts. As him: Fly as much as possible to make short cuts over obstacles or water. Knuckles Against him: He can be a problem. His turning and gliding abilities pose problems. He s usually better than Sonic. Try to use short cuts to beat him. As him: He s the best racer to be. He accelerates slowly so when you start running he ll be left behind. Glide across water or over their head to get back in the race. Use short cuts to make up for his speed. Amy Against her: She s so slow that she won t even get in your way. As her: Try to use short cuts as much as you can! Without them you have no hope. Robotnick Against him: He s fat and slow. He won t be any trouble. But, watch out for his missiles. As him: Same as Amy but use your missiles when ever you have 10 rings. When an aimer appears on another character, press the jump button to shoot. Mecha Sonic Against him: He s tough. He s faster than Sonic and knows SOME of the short cuts. Use the ones he doesn t know to beat him. As him: Use his long jump to make short cuts over water or obstacles. He can t accelerate fast so you ll need to use short cuts to catch up. Puppet Tails Against him: He s fast and has good acceleration, but he doesn t take the short cuts. Just use them and you ll have no trouble. As him: Use his fast acceleration to get a head start. His bad control and freaky movement will make him hard to use. Fly over the water to make your own short cuts. Mecha Knuckles Against him: Wow! He s the hardest of all! When racing him one on one (Reactive Factory), there will be a time in the track were you "Bounce" over a missing part of the track. Instead of making it to the other side, land right in it. You ll hit the water. Swim quickly to the back at your right, get out and hit the boost. After the boost ends, turn to the right on the fork in the road. That s the short cut. If you get lost, try to follow Mecha Knux. He knows all the short cuts. As him: He s a blast to be! His acceleration and speed will get you in 1rst fast and use the short cuts to make sure you stay there. Glide over water to make your own short cuts. EggRobo Against him: He s pretty easy if you know the short cuts. As him: Use his 10 ring missiles to stop other racers. Try not to go on water, he can t go over it like Robotnick can! 5.Track hints Emeralds and coins Resort Island Get all the coins and finish in 1st -3rd. Then you have to challenge Mecha Sonic. How to get the coins: 1.Run up the rocky Grey hill instead of under it at the beginning (This is a shortcut). The coins on top of it. 2.Fowlow the arrow to the left down the hill. Run under the waterfall. The coin is down there. 3. After passing under the waterfall go past the bridge. You should see a 20- ring door. If you have the rings, go into it and get the coin. If not, go straight ahead and back to the main track (This is a shortcut). 4.Go straight ahead to the main track. Cross a bridge. After it there s a sharp turn with a power up and then another bridge. Jump off into the water. There will be some little islands back there. On one of them there s a coin. 5. Get back on the main track. After the speed boost, turn to the left at the fork in the road. A coins on that path. Now go get in 1st place! Emerald For the emeralds (When you get all seven you can be Super Sonic!) You must get them and get in 1st place! The trick is to get 50 coins on the 1st lap, get the Emerald on the 2nd and win on the 3rd. If 2 Emeralds are on a level, get one per race. 1.right before the boost, there s a 50-ring door. Go into it and find the Emerald. Radical city: Coins 1.At the beginning of the level, there some water. Jump in and swim to the left. You ll see a 20-ring door. Go into it. Come out the other side of it and get the coin. 2.Take the short cut to the left next to the cliff. You will see an opening in the wall with a barrier in front of it. Bust through it. You ll land on a road with a ton of rings. The coin is right in the middle of them. This is a great short cut. 3.Instead of going through the barrier keep going down the short cut track. You ll find a big mess of buildings with arrows pointing the right way out. The coin is down there. 4.Right before the 50-ring door there is a barrier at the right. Smash through it and you ll fall down into a pinball machine. The coin is in the middle of it. 5.At the end of the race, right before the speed boost, there is a 20 ring door. Go into and there is a coin inside. Emerald 1.At the 20 ring door in the water (Where you get the 1st coin) there is an emerald. 2.In a 50-ring door right after the pinball machine. Regal Ruin Coins 1.Go up the hill to the left. Right in front of a 50-ring door there is the coin. 2.On a hill at the right on the main track there is a coin. 3.To the left of the steep part of the track there are two boingers. Jump up on the 2nd one to get the coin. 4.Fowlow the main track. There is a part of it were it gets real high up. The coin is there. 5.At the beginning of the track to the right of the big steep part of the track jump across the water and go into a passage. Run up it and when you come to a fork in the road turn to the left. That s were the coin is. This is a huge short cut. Emeralds 1.Go up the steep part of the road. There is a 20-ring door there. The emeralds in there. 2.At the beginning of the race go up to the hill on the left. The 50-ring door is up there. The emerald is inside it. Reactive Factory Coins 1.At the beginning of the race go straight through the cones. A submarine is in the water. Jump on it to get the coin. 2.At the beginning to the right there is a little room. A pool is in there. The ring is behind the pool. After you get it run ahead to a little room with a springy couch on it. Jump on the couch to get out. 3.After the speed boost go straight ahead instead of to the right. Jump across the water. When you come to the fork in the road go to the right. It will take back to a short cut path (The one on the right after the speed boost). The coin is there. 4.Run around on the short cut path. At a sharp turn a coin is right there. 5.Go the long path after the boost. You will see a 20-ring room. A coin is inside. Emeralds 1.Right after the loop there is a 50-ring room. Go into it and get the emerald that pops out of a big chimney thing. 2.Instaed of hitting the speed boost go a little to the left down another path. There is another 50-ring door. Go in it and jump on the yeller submarine and an emerald will come out of it. Radiant Emerald Short cuts The only ones are in the 50-ring doors. Try to use them both. 6.Multiplayer On the main menu select multi player. This will let you play in two players. You can t have other racers though. 7.Time attack Select time attack on the main menu. You can play the game by your self- backward, frontward, play a balloon race, or even hide and seek tag. I hope you liked this FAQ. It s my 1st. This FAQ is copyright 1999 Jonathan Brown. All rights reserved.