Sonic Riders

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  • Bonus missions

    Successfully complete the Hero storyline to unlock Storm's missions. Successfully complete Red Canyon or Night Chase in the Babylon storyline to unlock Wave's missions. Successfully complete Storm's and Wave's missions (including the Sega Carnival and Sega Illusion tracks) to unlock Jet's missions.

  • Bonus tracks

    Win the Heroes Cup with a Gold Emblem to unlock the Sega Carnival track. Win the Babylon Cup with a Gold Emblem to unlock the Sega Illusion track.

  • Bonus characters

    Successfully complete the Hero storyline to unlock Shadow The Hedgehog, Rouge The Bat, and Cream The Rabbit. Successfully complete the Babylon storyline to unlock Eggman. Successfully complete Storm's, Wave's, and Jet's missions to unlock AiAi, Ulala, and NiGHTS.

    Successfully complete 100 races to unlock E-10000G. Alternately, accumulate over fifteen hours of game play time.

    Accumulate over fifty hours of game play time to unlock E-10000R.

  • Bonus gear

    Successfully complete the Hero storyline to unlock Shadow's Darkness jet shoes, Rouge's Temptation board, and Cream's Smile board. Successfully complete the Babylon storyline to unlock Sonic's Blue Star II board, Eggman's Egg-Rider scooter, and the Magic Carpet. Note: When you get the Magic Carpet the description reads "The ancient legendary gear!". However, it also has the ability to make anyone who rides it have the flying skill. Successfully complete Storm's, Wave's, and Jet's missions to unlock the Hang-On gear, Opa Opa gear, Super Hang-On gear, and The Crazy gear.

    Play Storm's missions to find the following boards and repair manuals. Successfully complete Metal City: Mission 5 to unlock the Fastest board. Successfully complete Digital Dimension: Mission 5 to unlock the Fastest Repair manual. Get the Legend board in Babylon Garden: Mission 5 on a hidden rail behind a tower after the jet. Successfully complete Sand Ruins: Mission 5 to unlock the Legend Repair manual. Successfully complete Egg Factory: Mission 5 to unlock the Powerful Gear board. The Powerful Gear Repair manual can be found between two fly rings in Sega Carnival: Mission 5. The Turbo Star board can be found between two fly rings in the centipede part of Green Cave: Mission 5. The Turbo Star Repair manual can be found on a rail over the river in Splash Canyon: Mission 5.

  • Bonus modes

    Successfully complete the Hero storyline to unlock Mission mode, Babylon storyline, and the ability to buy skates at the shop.

  • Bonus music

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding music track under the "Audio Room" option:

      Catch Me If You Can: Successfully complete the Babylon storyline.
      Theme of Babylon Garden: Successfully complete Hero storyline.
      Theme of Digital Dimension: Successfully complete Babylon storyline.
      Theme of Sega Carnival: Unlock the Sega Carnival track.

  • Theater movies

    Successfully complete the indicated storyline to unlock the corresponding movie under the "Theater" option:

      Movie 1: Successfully complete the Hero storyline.
      Movie 2: Successfully complete the Babylon storyline.
      Movie 3: Successfully complete the Final storyline.

  • Random character selection

    At the character selection screen, press R.

  • Get rings back with Super Sonic

    If you run out of rings, fall from a ledge and you will reappear with 30 rings.

  • Faster boosts and stronger attacks

    Depending on what level your attacks are, they will last for a longer time and have a paralyzing effect. At level 1, you will have a short boost and weak attacks; and no paralyzing. At level 2, you will have a medium sized boost and stronger impact on enemies; and short Paralysis. At level 3, you will have the longest sized boost and a powerful paralyzing attack on your enemies.

  • Boosting with Knuckles

    While playing as Knuckles (especially on missions), you can boost often to give yourself an edge or complete the mission on time. Keep in mind that when you punch through objects you will gain air; when you get hit by objects you will lose air.

  • Air riding

    When "air riding" (riding through the hoops with flight characters), all you really need to do as you go off most ramps is to move fast enough. No jumping is necessary. Press X or B to boost just before you reach the ramp to just about guarantee you getting into the air. When air riding, just press the Analog-stick Up to move your character downward, and Analog-stick Down to move him or her upward (like a plane).

  • Automated trails

    To use automated trails effectively, wait for the Analog-stick spinning part to begin. When you spin it, it fills your air gauge. However if you keep spinning it beyond that, the speed meter will go faster up to a certain point.

  • Finding shortcuts

    Ramps usually lead to shortcuts. To reach these shortcuts, hold A for as long as possible (without slowing to a complete stop), then release it at the very edge of the ramp.

  • Jumping

    When you are about to jump to a second floor that is far in front, hold A and press the Analog-stick Up. Then, jump just when you reach the edge of the ramp. If the second floor is far up from you, hold A and press the Analog-stick Down. Then, jump just when you reach the edge of the ramp.

  • Leveling up

    Once you collect enough rings during a race you will level up. The stream your character's board leaves will change colors, and his or her attacks will become more proficient.

  • Turbulence

    To use turbulence effectively, wait for it to appear and ride on it. After you see arrows on the side, move towards it to gain speed and air. Also, it is an effective way to get in position to pass and hit an opponent.

  • Trick sets

    Each character has three sets of tricks that can be done. To see all three sets you must use the skates, boards, and motorcycles.

  • Billy Hatcher And The Giant Egg reference

    In Sega Carnival, when you get shot out of the cannon you will turn into a ball. With Sonic, you will turn into a white ball with blue polka dots. This ball resembles an egg from the game Billy Hatcher And The Giant Egg.

  • Voice announcer

    While playing as Shadow, perform a few tricks. If you listen closely, you can hear the announcer say "She has made a perfect landing!" or "She landed perfectly and has taken advantage of the speed boost."

  • Wrong dialogue

    Before the Dark Desert race, there is an intermission sequence showing Storm holding a chip-looking object. When everyone starts to read it, Storm will say "It's about the Babylon treasure from our ancient ancestors.", but it reads "It's about the Babylonian treasure from our ancient ancestors."

  • Shortcut in Babylon Garden

    Go past the first ramp and first turn and you will see boosters. Ride into one and you will see a small ramp. Make sure your jump is at maximum without slowing down, and hold the Analog-stick Up. If done correctly, you will ride the turbulence that will shortly be created by a jet. Another shortcut is near the end of the track. When you see the end of the turbulence created by the jet, you will see a ramp. Go forward and make your jump maximum without slowing down, and hold the Analog-stick Up. If done correctly, you will cut half of the automated trail and reach the top faster.

  • Dark Desert: Mission 4 tips

    Make sure to trick off the three drop-offs. When you get to the weird part, take the Speed route instead of the Flight route. There are three jumps on this one instead of two.

  • 100 rings in Egg Factory

    Go past the part where you get blown into the air by a vent. You should see a machine with spinning cocoon-like objects. Go inside of it to find a capsule with 100 rings.

  • Avoid losing speed in Egg Factory

    Instead of losing speed when hitting the lava, boost through it to keep your velocity.

  • Shortcut in Egg Factory

    After the part with the falling lava, turn to your right and you will see signs. One of them is crooked. Ride into it to smash through and reveal a shortcut.

  • Shortcut in Green Cave

    When you see the first ramp near the end of the stage, get your jump to maximum height without slowing down. Make sure you are going at maximum speed and hold the Analog-stick Up. If done correctly, you will hit three spider webs and cut off part of the track. Additionally, when you get to the part where you are about to go onto the centipede thing. To make the centipede get to the opening faster, before you go on the centipede shoot off to the right. The centipede should go down or up. Either one is good. The centipede should go to the left, then go to the hole faster. In White Cave, follow the steps above except go to the right.

    When starting out at the Green Cave with Knuckles, go at a normal speed. When you approach the grind rails, slow down. When you go around the turn you should see a power formation sign. Smash through the blockade under the sign and you will unlock a shortcut with a lot of dash panels which will send you to the forks just before the centipede ride.

  • No traffic in Metal City

    When you get off the short ramp and reach the fork in between two tunnels, go to the left and there will be no traffic.

  • Shortcut in Metal City

    When you get to the first ramp, try to get your jump at maximum without slowing down, and hold the Analog-stick Up. If done correctly, you will be on a platform in the air. Alternately, go past the first ramp. Just as you hit the ground, ride someone's turbulence and do a jump off it. If done correctly, you will hear a glass breaking sound and be on the platform.

  • Shortcut in Metal City (night)

    At the beginning of the race, go as fast as possible. Then, get the highest jump possible without going any slower. Also you can do one trick but it is easy to make a mistake; do not attempt it unless you are skilled at angles. If done correctly, you will have jumped on a platform that leads through a small part of the stage. The Power attribute is best here, because there are many obstacles unless you are skilled at dodging.

  • Easy completion of Metal City: Mission 1

    Do a back flip off the first ramp. When you have completed the flip, spin until you land to get 10 points. You can perform stunts again on the drop-off just before the two tunnels. Do the same thing to get 8 points. Trick on one of the slopes on the side of the four-lane road. Finally, on the ramp before the end, do a backflip off it. Make sure to release A on the very edge of the ramp. If done correctly, you will bypass the hanging part of the stage and be offered another ramp to trick off from. Use this to get 30 points or more.

  • 100 rings in Red Canyon

    When you get to the waterfall at the end of the stage, look to your left. You will see a ring box that holds 100 rings that will go into your bank and give you a level 3 Boost and Attack.

  • Air container in Red Canyon: Mission 5

    There is a container with some air inside of it between two barrels near the beginning.

  • Shortcut in Red Canyon

    There is a nice shortcut that can only be used by flying characters. When you get to the first river stream with the waterfall ahead, go past the speed and power signs. There will be a path you can take to go forward or left. Go forward and turn left to see a booster. Get on it and do not turn left or right. You will then see three big looking rings (accelerators) and you will be taken to the Ferris wheel-looking object in a short amount of time.

  • Shortcut in Sand Desert

    There is a straight shortcut that only power characters can use. When the race begins, you will be in the desert. Go straight ahead to the big coin-looking object and travel through it. You will be underground and be propelled in the air at the end of the tunnel. At this point you can do tricks. When you fall, you will be in front of the next ramp. The second shortcut is when you enter a place that looks like an ancient temple. Go straight ahead and knock the big rocks out of your way. The last shortcut requires perfect timing. When you go past the rocks you will see giant stone soldiers. One of them will be discolored (darker). Airslide into it and you will break through. Any other statue except that can not be broken.

  • Shortcut in Sega Carnival

    When you get to the Crazy Taxi area, a green arrow will appear at the top of the screen. Keep to the left and you will see a sign with an arrow pointing to the right. Go behind the sign and you will see a spinning money symbol and a green circle on the ground. Go into the circle and a taxi will take you through a shortcut during the race.

  • Shortcut in Splash Canyon

    While playing as Tails in level 2 of the Hero storyline, there is a shortcut in a waterfall. After you make the first jump, when you are turning around the bend there is a waterfall. If you go through the beginning of it, you will find a fly kicker and accelerators.

  • Rings in World Grand Prix

    At the end of each of the five tracks, you will get a certain amount of points based on your rank in the race. At the end of all five races, you will get a certain amount of rings based on your points total:

      Bronze Emblem (30 to 39 points): 300 rings
      Silver Emblem (40 to 49 points): 400 rings
      Gold Emblem (50 points): 500 rings

  • Defeating Babylonian God (Genie)

    To defeat this Boss, play as Sonic. He has three lives. To catch him, get a good head start. He is very quick. Do not make a mistake or it will take awhile to catch up. When you start, you must catch up to him using the turbulence streams and the grind rails. It helps to make quick work of him. Also, use the ramps and try to perform as many tricks as possible, but do not take any unnecessary risks. When you start getting close to him, use your boost to go through the lamp-like object below him, and he will let out a cry. Then the stage will look like a digital place for a period of time. After it returns to normal, repeat the process. Once you deliver the third strike, it will quickly turn into a race. If you are near the finish line, use the turbulence and your boosts at any costs. When you win you will see an intermission sequence showing what the legendary treasure really is.


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