Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

February 21, 2008

There’s a new Sonic game out. Most gamers would likely cringe at the prospect of a new Sonic game given the blue blur’s recent track record, but as far as Sonic racing games go, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity is better than past forays into the genre. Zooming around on hoverboards might seem out of character for Sonic, but for those familiar with Sonic R back on the Saturn, an on-foot racing game was a better idea on paper.

The plot of the game is relatively simple. A meteor fragment has fallen to the ground and has caused a massive uprising among all the world’s robots. Naturally, it’s up to Sonic and his crew to get to the bottom of things. Along the way, they run into old rivals such as the Babylon Rogues and learning how to harness the power of these meteor fragments to control time and gravity.

The core gameplay remains the same from the first game, racing around the track as in any other racing game with the twist of being about to perform A

Score: 3/5

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