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  • Summary: The Sonic Riders series returns with a whole new form of chaotic racing by manipulating gravity itself! These gravity-altering powers can transform walls into tracks, or create a "black hole" that sucks you through for the ultimate speed boost, and allows for an entirely new way to gain aThe Sonic Riders series returns with a whole new form of chaotic racing by manipulating gravity itself! These gravity-altering powers can transform walls into tracks, or create a "black hole" that sucks you through for the ultimate speed boost, and allows for an entirely new way to gain a leg up on your competitors. From illuminated highways in a bustling metropolis to the outer reaches of space, you will race at the speed of light on 16 dynamic courses. Sixty different vehicles allow you to grind rails and pull off daring tricks on futuristic tracks, including solar loop-de-loops, height-defying vertical drops and tons of other edge-of-your-seat moves. As Sonic or one of 18 colorful characters, you will compete with up to three friends at heart-stopping speeds in three exciting multiplayer modes. With all the action, speed, and addictive gameplay that only Sonic can deliver, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity is set for hyper-drive. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 26
  2. Negative: 8 out of 26
  1. It's a new and improved Sonic Riders with plenty of new tracks and characters to enjoy. It's a must-have for Sonic fans and a "might-enjoy" for aces of the racing genre, especially for those who like F-Zero and Wipeout.
  2. Our advice: use a GameCube controller, learn the shortcuts, and hope the next one sorts out that boost system.
  3. Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity’s problems keep it from being a consistent blast - but it has its moments.
  4. 58
    There’s no denying the entertainment that could come from a blazing fast Sonic racing title, but the Riders franchise has tried twice, and both times failed to deliver solid control and a true sense of speed.
  5. It’s sad, really. Now that Sega’s console days have gone the way of the Colecovision, Sonic just doesn’t get the respect that he used to.
  6. Too slow, too short, too annoying. Only the graphics have any real quality. Stick with "Sonic And The Secret Rings," or even "Excite Truck" if you don't mind the lack of hedgehog.
  7. 30
    Yet another black mark on Sega's formerly meaningful name, and easily one of the most disappointing Sonic games ever made.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Aug 28, 2014
    9
    Not as bad as many think. Story is better than riders by miles, still not saying much though. Graphics and sound are good. Controls do take aNot as bad as many think. Story is better than riders by miles, still not saying much though. Graphics and sound are good. Controls do take a while to get used too, though I do prefer the Gamecube controls to the Wii motion controls any day. At least this game has a tutorial mode to get used to the controls. Best game in the riders series, and that's not saying much. Expand
  2. Jan 9, 2015
    9
    I have SO much fun with my friends playing this game at my local boys and girls club. It always gives me the fast paced racing action I wouldI have SO much fun with my friends playing this game at my local boys and girls club. It always gives me the fast paced racing action I would expect from a sonic racing game! Very we'll designed though the music is a bit annoying after a while. Overall a great. Ultimately game to race your friends in. AS LONG AS YOU USE THE GAMECUBE CONTROLLER. The wiimote was not made for this game. Expand
  3. JoshS.
    May 23, 2008
    8
    This one was a lot easier and a lot more fun than the first. I actually enjoyed it! I hated the first one at one time and liked it at This one was a lot easier and a lot more fun than the first. I actually enjoyed it! I hated the first one at one time and liked it at another(maybe when I was winning). I actually liked this one the whole way through. Expand
  4. Apr 12, 2015
    8
    It was a mix of improvement and downgrade from the predecessor, the good was a better story and inclusion of Silver and Blaze, and a bit ofIt was a mix of improvement and downgrade from the predecessor, the good was a better story and inclusion of Silver and Blaze, and a bit of downgrade for having weird controls and less appealing Gameplay from the first game! Expand
  5. Apr 28, 2013
    8
    A far better game than the original. The Wii controls don't take that long to get used to. I actually have fun using the Wii remote to playA far better game than the original. The Wii controls don't take that long to get used to. I actually have fun using the Wii remote to play the game. Its very surprising. The graphics are good. But defiantly no where near as good as games like sonic colours and super mario galaxy. The music is good. Nothing special though. If people would give this game a chance they could find it fun. Same with the original. Just don't go anywhere near sonic free riders and you will be safe Expand
  6. Oct 24, 2013
    2
    Its impossible to move your character, and it took me several tries just to beat the first level, in fact every level i had to redo multipleIts impossible to move your character, and it took me several tries just to beat the first level, in fact every level i had to redo multiple times to pass. its way to frustrating and the controls are terrible. Expand
  7. SamiCantin
    Mar 1, 2008
    1
    This game sucks real bad don't even go rent it. It's hard to just CONTROL your character which didn't occur on the GCN version.This game sucks real bad don't even go rent it. It's hard to just CONTROL your character which didn't occur on the GCN version. I gave 1 because the graphic is nice at times.Trust me if you really want to play sonic riders, then get the one on Gamecube: IT's 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times better Expand

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