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    Sonic Riders
    Character FAQ
    Version 1.31
    Created by: knuckles_sonic8 
    
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    Table of Contents:
    
    1. Disclaimer
    2. FAQ Information
    3. Game Information
    4. Version History
    5. Sonic the Hedgehog
    6. Miles “Tails” Prower
    7. Knuckles the Echidna
    8. Amy Rose
    9. Jet the Hawk
    10. Wave the Swallow
    11. Storm the Albatross
    12. Dr. Eggman
    13. Cream the Rabbit
    14. Rouge the Bat
    15. Shadow the Hedgehog
    16. Nights
    17. Aiai
    18. Ulala
    19. E-10000 G
    20. E-10000 R
    21. Super Sonic
    22. Special Tricks
    23. Thank You
    
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    1. Disclaimer
    
    I give permission to GameFAQS and PwnGuide to use my FAQ on their 
    site. No other site, nor individual person, may use my FAQ in 
    its entirety, or part of it, by ripping off, copying and 
    pasting, selling, rewriting, redistributing or in any way shape 
    or form duplicating or taking part of this FAQ without 
    documented permission from me. To violate any of the above is a 
    serious crime and you will be dealt with by the law. 
                                                                         
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    2. FAQ Information
    
    This is an FAQ created by me to help all you newcomers to the
    Sonic Riders game in assisting you in selecting the right 
    character to either pummel your friends or to progress in the 
    game. Enjoy!
    
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    3. Game Information
    
    Title: Sonic Riders
    Platform: Multi-platform
    My Rating: 9.8/10
    Number of Players: 1-4 Simultaneous
    
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    4. Version History
    
    Version 0.9 – Has all characters and stats listed in the guide.
    Still, there may be some minor room for improvement. E-10000 R's
    abilities have not been defined as of yet as I have not unlocked
    him as of yet.
    
    Version 1.0 - E-10000 R's abilities have been defined. His stats
    have been changed slightly. Also changed his rating. There may 
    still be room in the guide for improvement, though. Could potentially 
    add Super Sonic to the guide in a later version. Could add a Trick List 
    for each character in a later version as well. Also added the alternate
    method to unlock E-10000 G, as well as editing an error made in the
    Table of Contents.
    
    Version 1.1 - Added Super Sonic to the guide.
    
    Version 1.2 - Edited information on Tails' 3rd Attack. May add 2 new
    sections to the guide in the next version.
    
    Version 1.3 - Edited information on Ulala's 1st and 2nd Attacks. 
    Edited grammatical error in the profile for Sonic the Hedgehog. Added
    "Special Tricks" section where information will be filled in in
    the next version. Could possibly add another section to the guide.
    
    Version 1.31 - Minor edits.
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    5. Sonic the Hedgehog
    
    We all know Sonic can run fast, but how fast can he ride? With 
    his reputation on the line, Sonic goes head-to-head with the
    best riders in the world - but he wouldn't have it any other 
    way. Though Sonic is usually friendly and easy going, he locks
    down his focus like a hedgehog possessed to give it everything 
    he's got.
    
    Type: Speed
    Default Gear: Blue Star
    
    Dash: ***
    Limit: ****
    Power: ***
    Cornering: **
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: "Here I Come"
      Sonic carefully sneaks up beside opponents and scares them by
      yelling in their face.
    -Level 2: Spin Dash
      Whilst in a dash, Sonic goes for nearby opponents, and scares
      them by touching them.
    -Level 3: Tangle Roll
      Whilst in a dash, Sonic goes for nearby opponents, and bounces
      over any opponents in his way.
    
    Rating: 8/10
    
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    6. Miles “Tails” Prower
    
    Tails the two-tailed fox loves coming up with new contraptions 
    to help his best buddy, Sonic, foil Eggman's plans. With his 
    mechanical talents, Tails helps the Hero Team stay on track. 
    
    Type: Flight
    Default Gear: Yellow Tail
    
    Dash: ****
    Limit: ***
    Power: **
    Cornering: ***
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Electric Plug
      Tails sneaks beside opponents, shocking them with his trusty
      plug.
    -Level 2: Electric Plug Swing
      Tails heads near his opponents and starts swinging his plug
      in a circular motion in an attempt to hurt any nearby rivals.
    -Level 3: Power Electric Plug
      Stronger than the Level 1 Attack, Tails sneaks up beside 
      opponents and he burns them to a crisp using electricity.
    
    Rating: 9/10
    
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    7. Knuckles the Echidna
    
    With temper intact, Knuckles is as aggressive as ever, and ready 
    to show Eggman he can't be fooled … again. After he puts Eggman 
    to shame, he'll head home to Angel Island to resume his watch 
    over the precious Master Emerald.
    
    Type: Power
    Default Gear: Red Rock
    
    Dash: ***
    Limit: ***
    Power: ****
    Cornering: **
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Roar
      Knuckles heads beside his opponents and he attacks them by 
      roaring in their face.
    -Level 2: Knuckles Punch
      Knuckles heads near his rivals and punches any in his way.
    -Level 3: Fist Screw
      Like the Level 2 attack, Knuckles punches any rivals in his  
      way, except with more force, which will greatly hurt your 
      rivals.
    
    Rating: 8/10
    
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    8. Amy Rose
    
    Wherever Sonic is, Amy Rose is never far behind. She uses her
    Speedy talents to stay hot on the heels of her favorite hedgehog.
    
    Type: Speed
    Default Gear: Pink Rose
    
    Dash: ***
    Limit: ****
    Power: ***
    Cornering: **
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: "Out of my Way!"
      Amy carefully sneaks up beside opponents and scares them by
      yelling in their face.
    -Level 2: Hammer Swing
      Amy uses his Piko Piko Hammer and swings it at nearby 
      opponents, knocking them off balance.
    -Level 3: Hammer Smash
      Amy uses his Piko Piko Hammer and swings it at nearby 
      opponents in a downwars thrust, squishing them.
    
    Rating: 7.5/10
    
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    9. Jet the Hawk
    
    Has Sonic finally met his match? This mysterious new character 
    is widely known as the "Legendary Wind Master" due to his 
    impressive Extreme Gear skills. He leads a talented group of 
    thieves known as the Babylon Rogues and he carries a mysterious 
    control box, said to have been passed down from the Ancient 
    Babylonians. 
    
    Type: Speed
    Default Gear: Type J
    
    Dash: ***
    Limit: ****
    Power: ***
    Cornering: **
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Sneeze
      Jet sneaks up beside opponents and scares them by sneezing in 
      their face, knocking them off balance.
    -Level 2: Razor Leaf
      Jet sneaks up beside opponents and cuts them with a powerful
      wind using a branch of leaves.
    -Level 3: Leaf Screw
      Similar to the Level 2 attack, Jet cuts nearby opponents with
      a powerful wind using 2 leaves, except this time, he follows
      through with an upwards motion that leaves them "screwed", 
      literally.
    
    Rating: 8/10
    
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    10. Wave the Swallow
    
    This stealthy swallow is a mechanical genius and Extreme Gear 
    is her specialty. While Tails and Eggman are among the best, 
    Wave's skills leave them far behind. 
    
    Type: Flight
    Default Gear: Type W
    
    Dash: ****
    Limit: ***
    Power: **
    Cornering: **
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Angry Wave
      Wave sneaks up besides opponents and yells in their face so 
      as to knock them off balance.
    -Level 2: Power Wrench
      Wave sneaks up beside nearby opponents and follows through
      with a hard thrust as she hits opponents with her trusty 
      wrench.
    -Level 3: Dynamite
      Wave sneaks up beside opponents and secretly implants a set
      of explosives upon them which, once detonated, will stun 
      them and leave them in your dust.
    
    Rating: 7/10
    
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    11. Storm the Albatross
    
    This power-packed force of nature is Jet's right hand man and 
    the muscle behind the Babylon Rogues. He has a quick temper and 
    may stutter when he's flustered, but if you're quick, you can 
    outrun him since he's stronger than he is fast. 
    
    Type: Power
    Default Gear: Type S
    
    Dash: ***
    Limit: ***
    Power: ****
    Cornering: **
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Hand Clap
      Storm uses both his hands to distract and scare an opponent, 
      making them lose their balance.
    -Level 2: Hand Slap
      Storm uses his hands to push opponents away from him, knocking
      them off balance.
    -Level 3: Hammer Punch
      Storm follows through with a powerful punch upon unsuspecting
      opponents, which will leave them in your dust as they are 
      temporarily stunned.
    
    Rating: 8.5/10
    
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    12. Dr. Eggman
    
    This powerful genius has spent years trying to trip up our blue
    hero and this time he just might have done it! With this World
    Grand Prix, he's set the stage for the fastest racers in the 
    world to compete against the legendary Sonic!
    
    Type: Power
    Default Gear: E-Rider
    
    Dash: ***
    Limit: ***
    Power: ****
    Cornering: **
    
    Unlocked by: Completing Babylon Story in Story Mode. 
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Party Staff
      Dr. Eggman blows into his Party Staff, greatly shocking his
      opponents and knocking them off balance.
    -Level 2: Boxing Glove
      Dr. Eggman utilizes an extendable Boxing Glove to punch his
      opponents, temporarily stunning them and making them lose
      their balance.
    -Level 3: Gas Attack
      Dr. Eggman creates a gas from his rear end, making 
      opponents lose thier balance as well as blinding them 
      temporarily.
    
    Rating: 7/5
    
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    13. Cream the Rabbit
    
    Not only is she cute, but this talented bunny can fly using her
    ears. She can also use Cheese, her constant sidekick Chao, to
    attack other racers.
    
    Type: Flight
    Default Gear: Smile
    
    Dash: ****
    Limit: ***
    Power: **
    Cornering: **
    
    Unlocked by: Completing Heroes Story in Story Mode. 
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Sad Face
      Cream puts a sad look on her face to startle opponents, making 
      them lose their balance.
    -Level 2: Cheese Tornado
      Cream calls on her sidekick Cheese to come out and attack a
      nearby opponent, knocking them off balance.
    -Level 3: Cheese Attack
      Cream calls on her sidekick Cheese to come out and pester a
      nearby opponent, distracting them and knocking them off 
      balance.
    
    Rating: 7.5/10
    
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    14. Rouge the Bat
    
    This seductress has a mind for jewels and in this race there are
    Chaos Emeralds to be won! With her powers of Flight, she'll put
    up a terrific fight for she doesn't like to lose.
    
    Type: Flight
    Default Gear: Temptation
    
    Dash: ****
    Limit: ***
    Power: ***
    Cornering: **
    
    Unlocked by: Completing Heroes Story in Story Mode.
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Heart Attack
      Rouge blows a kiss to an opponent, distracting them and making
      them lose thier balance.
    -Level 2: Spinning Back Kick
      Rouge attacks a nearby opponent with a spinning back kick that
      stuns them temporarily and knocks them off balance.
    -Level 3: Bat Cracker
      Rouge attacks with a bomb that will home in on an enemy, which
      will stun them, allowing you to leave them in your dust.
    
    Rating: 7.5/10
    
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    15. Shadow the Hedgehog
    
    Created in the likeness of Sonic, Shadow has the Speed 
    abilities to lead the pack. He uses Chaos Control to attack
    opponents.
    
    Type: Speed
    Default Gear: Darkness
    
    Dash: ***
    Limit: ****
    Power: ***
    Cornering: **
    
    Unlocked by: Completing Heroes Story in Story Mode.
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Energy Ball
      Shadow attacks by sparking an Energy Ball that will instantly
      home in on any nearby opponent, making them lose their balance
      as well as temporarily stunning them.
    -Level 2: Back Kick
      Shadow attacks with a back kick that will make a nearby opponent
      lose their balance as well as remain stunned temporarily.
    -Level 3: Chaos Control
      Shadow attacks by using Chaos Control on a nearby opponent, 
      making them immobile so you can easily pass them.
    
    Rating: 8.5/10
    
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    16. Nights 
    
    A SEGA character who appeared in the game, "Nights Into Dreams".
    
    Type: Flight
    Default Gear: Night Sky
    
    Dash: ***
    Limit: ****
    Power: ***
    Cornering: **
    
    Unlocked by: Completing all of Jet, Wave and Storm's Missions.
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Angry Nights
      Nights enlarges his head and shows an angry face to any nearby
      opponent to slow them down.
    -Level 2: Star Kick
      Nights attacks a nearby opponent with a spinning back kick as
      stars encircle him, enabling you to pass them as they lose 
      both their speed and balance.
    -Level 3: Star Spin
      Nights attacks a nearby opponent by spinning in a quick, 
      rotary motion whilst on his board as stars encircle him. This
      will decrease the speed of your opponents as well as it will
      stun them temporarily.
    
    Rating: 9.5/10
    
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    17. Aiai
    
    A SEGA character who appeared in the game, "Super Monkey Ball".
    
    Type: Power
    Default Gear: BANANA
    
    Dash: ***
    Limit: ****
    Power: ***
    Cornering: **
    
    Unlocked by: Completing all of Jet, Wave and Storm's Missions.
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Monkey Yell
      Whilst dashing in his Monkey Ball form, Aiai proceeds near an
      opponent and screams in their face to knock them off balance,
      decreasing their speed. 
    -Level 2: Monkey Dash
      Whilst dashing in his Monkey Ball form, Aiai dashes right 
      through his opponents, making them lose their speed and 
      knocking them off balance.
    -Level 3: Monkey Roll  
      Whilst dashing in his Monkey Ball form, Aiai proceeds near an
      opponent and spins sideways whilst on his board, attacking 
      them with his feet and arms. This will stun them temporarily.
    
    Rating: 10/10
    
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    18. Ulala
    
    A SEGA character who appeared in the game, "Space Channel 5".
    
    Type: Speed
    Default Gear: Channel5
    
    Dash: ***
    Limit: ****
    Power: ***
    Cornering: **
    
    Unlocked by: Completing all of Jet, Wave and Storm's Missions.
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Space Scare
      Ulala uses her Space Laser Gun to stun opponents, knocking
      them off balance.
    -Level 2: Space Bump
      Ulala uses sneaks up beside an opponent at uses her rear-end
      to knock them off balance.
    -Level 3: Space Shock
      Ulala uses her ring to give an electric shock to any
      nearby opponents.
    
    Rating: 8.5/10
    
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    19. E-10000 G
    
    A participating robot with Power, this robot won't let anything
    stand in its way!
    
    Type: Power
    Default Gear: E-gearG
    
    Dash: ***
    Limit: ***
    Power: ***
    Cornering: **
    
    Unlocked by: Playing the game for a total of 20 hours OR by
                 participating in a total of 100 races.
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Light Bulb
      E-10000 G opens up the interior of his body and flashes a 
      bright light bulb at any nearby opponents, blinding them.
    -Level 2: Spin Top
      E-10000 G flips upside and spins both his arms and legs in 
      a quick, rotary motion.
    -Level 3: Arm Spin
      E-10000 G spins both his arms in a side, rotary motion, 
      attacking any nearby opponents.
    
    Rating: 7/10
    
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    20. E-10000 R
    
    Another participating robot, E-10000 R uses its Speed abilities 
    to stay ahead of the competition.
    
    Type: Speed
    Default Gear: E-gearR
    
    Dash: ***
    Limit: ****
    Power: ***
    Cornering: **
    
    Unlocked by: Playing the game for a total of 50 hours.
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Robot Scare
      E-10000 R ejects his head off his body slightly and raises
      his two hands to startle opponents, knocking them off balance.
    -Level 2: Arm Spin
      E-10000 R spins both his arms in a side, rotary motion, 
      attacking any nearby opponents, as does E-10000 G for his
      Level 3 attack.
    -Level 3: Arm Spin
      E-10000 R takes his head off his body and throws it at a nearby
      opponent in an attempt to knock them off balance and cause them
      to lose a significant amount of speed.
    
    Rating: 7.5/10
    
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    21. Super Sonic
    
    The super form of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic utilizes the Chaos 
    Emerald gear to transform into Super Sonic who acquires increased
    Dash, Speed, and who acquires all three type skills.
    
    Type: Super (All)
    Default Gear: Chaos Emerald
    
    Dash: N/A
    Limit: N/A
    Power: N/A
    Cornering: N/A
    
    Unlocked by: Completing all of Jet, Wave and Storm's Missions
                 with a Gold Emblem. 
    
    Abilities:
    -Level 1: Golden Dash
      Whilst dashing, Super Sonic knocks any opponents in his path out
      of the way, knocking them to lose their balance, and a significant 
      amount of speed.
    
    Rating: 9.5/10
    
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    22. Special Tricks
    
    
    Starting in the next version, this section will list all of
    the special tricks each character has. There are approximately
    9 or more special tricks per character. Until then...
    
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    23. Thank You
    
     
    - IGN for their descriptors I also sued in the guide
    - The official US Site for the descriptors I used in the guide
    - "RikuTh3Twilight" for helping me with the Default Gear of
      the two Robos and for helping me with stats of Cream the 
      Rabbit, Rouge the Bat, and Dr. Eggman
    - "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Riders" where I got ideas
       for some of the character ability names
    - "shadowoffire123" for helping me with the stats of E-10000 G 
    - "44_solider" for helping me with the Default Gear of Shadow
       the Hedgehog 
    - "AreoC" for confirming the names of the two Robos
    - My fingers, for typing the guide
    - You, for reading it
    
    I hope you thoroughly enjoyed this guide and I hope you look
    forward to more by me in the future! 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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