Nintendo Wii Media | Sonic and Friends Ride Once Again

By Jorge Ba-oh 30.08.2007 17

The ever-cool blue hedgehog returns to the Wii and Playstation 2 this year in the sequel to the lukewarm last-generation racer, Sonic Riders. Sega have released yet another batch of screens.

Be sure to stick around for updates...

Box art for Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Developer

SEGA

Publisher

SEGA

Genre

Driving

Players

4

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  6/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (2 Votes)

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OMFG.. The water in that third pic.. I'm speechless.. Smilie

~Getting on C3's massive tits since 2K5.~

Ino Faust said:
OMFG.. The water in that third pic.. Im speechless.. Smilie
... so am I? Smilie

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This is fucking amazing. Wow, look at those really cool graphics LOLO XD

*sigh*

Why does the sequel look worse than the original, why? PS1.5 port?

Cubed3 Admin/Founder & Designer

Why do they release Screenshots from extremely fast-paced games? They sure look like shit, because they have to be reduced in polygon-count to stay fluid!
Noobs!

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

Laurelin said:
Why do they release Screenshots from extremely fast-paced games? They sure look like shit, because they have to be reduced in polygon-count to stay fluid!Noobs!

It's no excuse for the water looking as pixelated as it does.. The only instance where I've seen this is in DS-games..

~Getting on C3's massive tits since 2K5.~

jb said:
Why does the sequel look worse than the original, why? PS1.5 port?
'Cos it's on Wii, & the Wii is only powerful enough for PS1 games. They make games ground up for the PS1 & then tack controls on them to port them to the Wii.

I feel sorry for the PS2 fans, it's all the Wii's fault they get these crappy looking games. Smilie

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All Sonic fans should be shot. That is the only way to stop Sega producing this utter utter bilge. Do not buy it. Don't read about it. Don't even look at it, because if one of you 'hog-loving bastards buys this thing after reading some review that said it 'isn't that bad' they'll make another one. Then another one. Then Sonic Safari. And Sonic Flight Sim. Then Sonic-fucking-Kart.

He's the FUCKING FASTEST THING ALIVE - why does he need a FUCKING HOVERBOARD, you UTTER TWATS!!

If anybody here gives Sega money for this I, or one of my mediators, will visit you in the dead of night and cut you.

Less posty, more gamey.

SEGA don't make it, Sonic Team do. SEGA are just as worried about Sonic Team as the rest of us are, it's pretty much the sole reason Sonic & Mario isn't being made by Sonic Team. It's 'cos they suck big time.

I liked the first game, but this genuinly looks worse, a year later too, one of them for a 7th gen console.

& just so you know artmonkey, there already is a "Sonic Kart" of sorts. Sonic Drift 1 & 2 for Game Gear, a looong time ago ^^

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Give me a mega sequel to Sonic R and I'll buy it in boxes. BOXES, people. BOXES!

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jb said:
Give me a mega sequel to Sonic R and Ill buy it in boxes. BOXES, people. BOXES!
Agreed. Me want Sonic racing game with a huge cast of characters where you get to run fast.

More than 5 levels too.

You know the Working title for the first Sonic Riders was "Sonic R Extreme"? you wouldn't believe how hyped I was for it when I heard that name. Look how it ended up Smilie

Don't tell anyone but I personally thought the first game was fun Smilie

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SEGA deserved punched Resi style.


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clich. They were the statement and the definition."

SuperLink said:
SEGA dont make it, Sonic Team do. SEGA are just as worried about Sonic Team as the rest of us are...

If they really were worried they'd just disband them. Bottom line - their games sell. However shite they are. So consumers are the problem. Those of you you buy these pieces of excrement are the problemSmilie

SuperLink said:
Me want Sonic racing game with a huge cast of characters where you get to run fast...

Huge cast? Of multicoloured retarded Sonic rejects? No thank you. For a Sonic game you only need the following:

Sonic (sort of a given really, but with that fucking Shadow lurking about, you never can be too careful!)
Tails (Original sidekick, BC-era character [meaning Before Crap])
Robotnik (None of this 'Dr Eggman' bollocks)
Knuckles (Pink/Red Sonic clone maybe, but we'll forgive him that. Plus his BC-era dreads kick ass)
Amy (to satisfy the female contingent. Also she's a babe)
Metal Sonic (generally awesome)

Big, Rouge, Cream, Blaze? They can suck my nuts. Shadow? He ain't no G.

And for fuck's sake, no humans.

Less posty, more gamey.

No humans, plez.

More classic Sonic characters plez.

Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Metal Sonic, Bark, Bean, Espio, Mighty, Charmy, Vector, Eggman/Robotnik, Fang, Ray.

SEGA wanna sort out Sonic Team, I'm sure of it, I just don't know on how they plan on doing it yet...

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Sega should sell the Sonic franchise to a developer that cares. Or atleast one that knows how to make a 3D game.

SEGA cares, Sonic Team don't. Seriously for realz!

Especially since Sonic Team are based in Japan, I don't really know what happens at SEGA Japan. I really think SEGA want to sort the Sonic series out. I hope action is taken soon.

I mean, SEGA are respectable, or they should be.

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SuperLink said:
SEGA cares, Sonic Team dont. Seriously for realz!Especially since Sonic Team are based in Japan, I dont really know what happens at SEGA Japan. I really think SEGA want to sort the Sonic series out. I hope action is taken soon.I mean, SEGA are respectable, or they should be.

I don't really know
I really think
I hope
They should be

That post was just laughable


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clich. They were the statement and the definition."

Even for my kids, Sonic is just one game closer to oblivion (not the game, but that would be coolSmilie) They are testing their patience. hey get the game, hardly play it and then I get the next one - same thing.

Sonic Adventure was good, Sonic Heroes was okay, Shadow the Hedgehog was barely passable and Sonic Riders was just plain sucky (gave me a headache playing it).

Where once Sonic was a A+ product, it has nowe been relegated to the clearance purchase only.

I haven't got The Secret Rings yet (at least it is a Wii exclusive), will wait for clearance. The DS Sonic Rush is the only good game.

The fact that it is on the PS2 was an immediate sign not to bother for me. In fact, almost universally, I will not buy any Wii game that has a PS2 version. That'll teach 'em.Smilie

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