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    TABLE of CONTENTS
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    [1] Introduction
    [2] Copyright Information
    [3] Storyline
    [4] Character Attributes
    [5] Controls
    [6] Items & Objects
    [7] Sonic Coins & Chaos Emeralds
    [8] Courses
    [9] Whaa...? Unexplained Incidents
    [10] Cheats & TRICKs
    [11] PC Saves
    [12] Song Lyrics
    [13] Contact Information
    [14] Credits
    [15] Version History
    
    
    
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    1. Introduction
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    Hi! We're Nathan (Segaholic2) and Jason (Double -S-) Tsui. We like
    video and computer games (don't you?). This is our FAQ on Sonic R, the
    first game to put our favorite video-game character (Sonic, in case
    you're wondering) into "true" 3D, since you can't really count the not-
    so-great Sonic 3D Blast, and Sonic X-Treme never made it out of pro-
    duction. :( This game was made for both the Sega Saturn and PC, so this
    FAQ will cover both versions. Oh, just in case you might like to know,
    we only have the PC version of the game, and not the Saturn. Because of
    this, all information for the Saturn version of this game will be from
    other sources, not first-hand experience.
    
    If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please mail us at
    segaholic2@yahoo.com (Nathan) or stkrule@yahoo.com (Jason). We hope to
    hear from you! If you find any errors in this FAQ, mail us. We will fix
    it up for the next version, plus your name will be put into the Credits
    section.
    
    Well, let's get started!
    
    
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    2. Copyright Information
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    This FAQ is Copyright (c)1999-2000 Nathan and Jason Tsui. You may
    distribute this FAQ as long as it is unaltered and NOT SOLD FOR MONEY.
    Nathan and Jason Tsui alone have the right to make changes to or update
    this FAQ. Any unauthorized changes are not approved of by Nathan or
    Jason Tsui and are prohibited by law.
    
    Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Robotnik and all other related characters are
    TM Trademark and (c)Copyright Sega Enterprises, Ltd. Sonic R is
    copyright (c)1997/1998 Sega/Traveller's Tales.
    
    
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    3. Storyline
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    In case you're wondering, this was taken directly from the Sonic R
    game manual.
    
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    Sonic and Tails are enjoying a little time off from their adventures.
    The trip they've planned will be a nice, relaxing vacation. Or so they
    think...
    
    Tails spots a huge sign alongside the road. It is a billboard for the
    World Grand Prix.
    
    "Sonic, look! There's going to be a huge race with all the best racers
    in the world. What a great opportunity for you to show off your speed
    and compete with the other top runners!"
    
    Sonic thinks for a moment. He's the world's fastest runner, but
    participating in races is not really his interest. Then something on
    the sign catches his eye. Dr. Robotnik, Sonic's archenemy, is
    participating in the race!
    
    In a blur, Sonic races off into the distance.
    
    "Wait, Sonic! Wait for me!" Tails shouts after his friend.
    
    Miles above the sign, a spy satellite focuses on Sonic and Tails. Dr.
    Robotnik snickers in delight. "Now that you have fallen into my trap,
    Sonic, I will finally have the Chaos Emeralds, and beat you at the same
    time. With my new hover machine, and these..." Dr. Robotnik looks to
    his left, and a row of gleaming eyes gaze back at him, "nothing can go
    wrong! Ha ha ha ha ha ha..."
    
    Little does Sonic know that Dr. Robotnik has learned where to find the
    Chaos Emeralds!
    
    Sonic is not the only one who will be racing against Dr. Robotnik.
    Sonic's rival, Knuckles, has learned that Sonic will be participating
    in a very important race. Knuckles never turns down a chance to be
    around Sonic when the action starts.
    
    Amy will be there, too. After secretly overhearing Dr. Robotnik's
    plans, she also decided to join the race to find the Chaos Emeralds.
    
    
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    4. Character Attributes
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    When you first start Sonic R, you only get four characters to race as:
    Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy. After you meet certain goals, you can
    get more racers. These are: Dr. Robotnik, Mecha Sonic, Puppet Tails,
    Egg-Robo, Cyber Knuckles, and the ultimate Super Sonic! :)
    
    
    Regular Characters
    --------------------
    
    Here are the attributes of the regular characters. There are also his/
    her ratings in a five star rating on Acceleration, Max Speed, Turning,
    & Special.
    
    Sonic- He has the best top speed out of all the regular characters
    (DUH!). He has the best jumping ability, too. However, his turning and
    acceleration are not so good. :( His special is a double jump (see
    Section [5]: Controls). Sonic is one of the three characters who can
    Turbo (only Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles can perform this move). He is
    Segaholic2's favorite character to race as, after the ultimate Super
    Sonic.
    
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     |Acceleration | ***   |
     |Max Speed    | ****  |
     |Turning      | **    |
     |Special      | ***** |
      ---------------------
    
    
    Tails- His acceleration is excellent, but his top speed is lower than
    Sonic (DUH!) and Knuckles. His turning is very good, too. Tails'
    special is his ability to fly (Not! He just hovers, not falling at all,
    and then after a while, he falls). >;( He's Double -S-'s favorite
    character.
    
      -----------------------
     |Acceleration | ****    |
     |Max Speed    | ***     |
     |Turning      | ****1/2 |
     |Special      | ***     |
      -----------------------
    
    
    Knuckles- Some say that this echidna is the best balanced out of the
    normal characters. His acceleration is average, his top speed is
    average, his turning is pretty good, and his special is gliding.
    
      ----------------------
     |Acceleration | ***    |
     |Max Speed    | ***1/2 |
     |Turning      | ***1/2 |
     |Special      | ***    |
      ----------------------
    
    
    Amy- This pink female hedgehog is Sonic's girlfriend. She is the worst
    character out of all 10. She drives around in her pink little car. Her
    accleration is bad, her speed is ROTTEN, but her turning is good. Her
    special is a turbo boost, which does NOT make up for her bad speed.
    She can't jump. Don't be her unless you want to perform the *See ya,
    Sphinx* move (see Section [9]: Unexplained Incidents).
    
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     |Acceleration | **    |
     |Max Speed    | **    |
     |Turning      | ***** |
     |Special      | **1/2 |
      ---------------------
    
    
    Dr. Robotnik- Evil Doctor Robotnik. He's not really a secret character,
    because to get him you just have to beat the game. He drives in his
    hover thing and shoots missiles at people. >;) BLAM! MWAHAHA! DIE! DIE!
    Ahem. I have regained control. OK, his acceleration is not too good,
    but his turning is excellent because he doesn't touch the ground. Speed
    is bad. He can't jump. Missiles are his specialty, but they cost 10 RPM
    (Rings Per Missile), and they aren't very effective. Missiles! >:) Oh,
    you don't want me to start again. Fine. Be that way. :_(
    
      ---------------------
     |Acceleration | **    |
     |Max Speed    | **1/2 |
     |Turning      | ****  |
     |Special      | **    |
      ---------------------
    
    
    Special Characters
    --------------------
    
    Here are the attributes of the Secret/Special/Hidden/Whatever you wanna
    call 'em characters. There are also his/its ratings in a five star
    rating on Acceleration, Max Speed, Turning, & Special. To get the
    Special Characters, find all five of the Sonic Coins in the track and
    place in at least third. Then race the hidden character. Defeat him to
    have him at your disposal!
    
    Robotic Sonic- This version of the imitation Sonic has been around
    since Sonic CD, also appearing in Sonic Drift 2, Knuckles Chaotix, and
    making a cameo in Sonic Adventure. His acceleration is HORRID! His top
    speed is the second best in the game, though (after Super Sonic).
    Turning is also nasty. He has no special ability.
    
      -----------------------
     |Acceleration | **      |
     |Max Speed    | ****1/2 |
     |Turning      | *       |
     |Special      | None    |
      -----------------------
    
    
    Puppet Tails- Here is a doll copy of Tails. It's _BAD_. Acceleration is
    OK, though, but it doesn't keep him from being the worst of the special
    characters. His max speed is bad, as is his turning. His special is his
    wierd hover-jump. Since he never makes contact with the ground, though,
    he never falls into the water, which is his only advantage. He isn't
    slowed down by water, unlike Dr. R and Amy Rose.
    
      ---------------------
     |Acceleration | ***   |
     |Max Speed    | **1/2 |
     |Turning      | **    |
     |Special      | ***   |
      ---------------------
    
    
    Egg-Robo- Remember the only badnik in the Sky Sanctuary Zone (Sonic &
    Knuckles)? He's back! He can shoot missiles, like the real-life person
    he is a copy of (Robotnik). >=) His acceleration is rather fair, but
    his top speed is not too good. His turning isn't too nice, either.
    Special is shooting missiles.
    
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     |Acceleration | ***   |
     |Max Speed    | **1/2 |
     |Turning      | ***   |
     |Special      | **    |
      ---------------------
    
    
    Cyber Knuckles- A copy of Knuckles. He is like his counterpart: well
    balanced. His acceleration is OK, his speed is all right, and his
    turning is average, too. He can glide like Knux, too. However, all of
    his attributes are a little better than the real Knuckles.
    
      ----------------------
     |Acceleration | ***    |
     |Max Speed    | ****   |
     |Turning      | ***1/2 |
     |Special      | ***    |
      ----------------------
    
    
    Super Sonic- Of course, you get him after you get all the Chaos
    Emeralds. And more of course, he's the best racer in the game. He can
    MOVE! He takes off way ahead of everyone because of his totally to the
    max acceleration, stays way ahead with his great speed, rounds corners
    very nicely and has the awesome double jump. *HE* *IS* *THE*
                                  *******
                                  *BEST!*
                                  *******
    
      -----------------------
     |Acceleration | ****1/2 |
     |Max Speed    | *****   |
     |Turning      | ****1/2 |
     |Special      | *****   |
      -----------------------
    
    
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    5. Controls
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    Everybody's controls are the same except for their specials.
    
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    These are the controls for the Saturn version. Special thanks goes to
    The Honorable Queen Laine for providing this info!
    
        Run Forward/Accelerate: Up, B button
        Movement: Directional-Pad
        Hard Turn: L and R buttons (located on top of controller)
        Roll: Down on D-Pad when running (only for Sonic, Tails, and
             Knuckles)
        Turbo: Hold Down on D-Pad and repeatedly tap B button (Accelerate)
             (only for Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles)
        Brake: Press L and R buttons at the same time, or press Down on the
             D-Pad for everybody but Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles
        Jump/Special: A or C buttons
        Change Camera: X, Y, or Z buttons
        Pause: Start button
    
    -------
    Here are the basic controls for the PC version (these are
    configurable).
    
        Run Forward/Accelerate: Up, Accelerate button
        Turn: Left and Right
        Hard Turn: Left and Right Flippers
        Roll: Down when running (only for Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles)
        Turbo: Hold Down and repeatedly tap Accelerate button (only for
             Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles)
        Brake: Press Left and Right Flippers at the same time, or press
             Down for everybody but Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles
        Jump/Special: Action button
        Change Camera: Change View button
        Pause: Start button
    
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    These are everybody's specials. To use these, press A or C for the
    Saturn version, or press your Action button (jump key) for the PC
    version. Some specials require rings.
    
    Sonic/Super Sonic-
    Double Jump- Press the Action button twice to perform a double jump.
    This can be used to steal the Purple Emerald (see Section [10]: Tricks
    and Cheats).
    
    Tails-
    Fly- Press the Action button twice to hover for a *short* while. You
    can still maneuver while you are flying, but you drop very fast.
    
    Knuckles-
    Glide- Press the Action button twice to glide. This is better than
    Tails' Flying move.
    
    Amy Rose-
    Turbo Boost- Do not confuse this with Sonic's Turbo move. This is much
    worse! This special is supposed to compensate for her lousy everything,
    but it doesn't. Press Action when you see a Tire picture in the top-
    right corner of your screen. This should re-generate every 10-15
    seconds.
    
    Dr. Robotnik-
    Missiles- When you have 10 rings and you see a Missile picture in the
    top-right corner of your screen, you can fire a missile. When a yellow
    target box appears on your screen, press your Action button to fire
    away! These missiles are heat-seeking, so they will home in on your
    target. There is no escape from the evil of Dr. Robotnik! MWA-HA-HA-
    HAA!!!
    
    Robotic Sonic-
    Nothing- He doesn't have a special. He has really good jumping ability,
    though.
    
    Puppet Tails-
    Hover- Hold down the Action button and you can hover! This isn't very
    useful, though you can use it to skip over the ramp jump in Reactive
    Factory.
    
    Egg-Robo-
    Missiles- When you have 10 rings and you see a Missile picture in the
    top-right corner of your screen, you can fire a missile. When a yellow
    target box appears on your screen, press your Action button to fire
    away! These missiles are heat-seeking, so they will home in on your
    target. MWA-HA-HA-HAA!!!
    
    Cyber Knuckles-
    Glide- Press the Action button twice to glide. The results are exactly
    the same as Knux's (the real one) glide, only better.
    
    
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    6. Items & Objects
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    There are not really that many items in this game. But, here they are.
    
    Items
    ----------
    Rings- Of course! These doughnut-like power things have to be in a
    Sonic game, or it wouldn't be a Sonic game! Collect as many of these as
    you can, as you can use them for the Accelerators and use them to open
    secret doors, which are usually guarding Chaos Emeralds or Sonic Coins.
    
    Power-Up Item- This is the weird red, yellow, and blue spinning thing.
    It will give you a random power-up, which will be one of these four
    things. An icon will appear above your head to show you what you just
    got.
         Numbered Rings- This power-up will give you either 5, 10, or 20
    rings, according to the number shown.
         Speed Shoes- This makes your character move faster. It can be
    identified by the shoe.
         Lightning Shield- When you get this power-up, a yellow globe will
    appear around you. Then every single ring within a certain range will
    gravitate towards you. This is fun to use to steal the rings someone is
    trying to get. >:) Falling into the water washes away this shield, and
    it will disappear after a while. :( The icon shown when you get this is
    a lightning bolt.
         Water Shield- This blue shield enables your character to walk on
    water. You can only use it once, though. :( This icon appears as a blue
    globe.
    
    Sonic Coins- If you find all five Sonic Coins, finish in at least 3rd,
    and beat the secret character of that course, you can then play as that
    character. To find out how to get them, see section [7]: Sonic Coins &
    Chaos Emeralds.
    
    Chaos Emeralds- Find these gems and get in first. If you don't finish
    in first, you can't keep them. :( Get all seven to be Super Sonic!!! 8)
    
    Objects
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    Accelerators- There is one of these on every track. They require rings
    to use them. The more rings you have, the farther you go, the max ride
    taking 50 rings.
    
    Loops- There is one of these on every track except for Radical City.
    There are rings on all of these except for the one in Reactive Factory.
    Take these only when you are desperately low on rings. Regal Ruin's
    loop-de-loop is a hidden double loop!
    
    Springs- These springs propel you into the air. You have to jump on
    them, though, so Amy, Robotnik, Puppet Tails, or Egg-Robo can't take
    them. Some you can just walk onto, though.
    
    
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    7. Sonic Coins & Chaos Emeralds
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    This section contains information on how to get the Sonic Coins and
    Chaos Emeralds.
    
    Sonic Coins
    -------------
    Resort Island
    (Robotic Sonic)
      1. You will pass under a rock formation right after the start. Climb
    on top of it.
      2. Right behind the waterfall. Follow the slope and arrow sign down
    after getting number 1.
      3. In the 20-Ring door in the ruins part. Head straight and turn left
    after number 2.
      4. Right after the Power-Up, head straight. It's on one of the
    islands.
      5. Don't take the Accelerator. Take the left (longer) way at the
    split.
    
    
    Radical City
    (Puppet Tails)
      1. After passing under the rock tunnel, take the left way and drop
    down the hole.
      2. Run towards the 20-Ring door and turn right to get back on the
    main track. After the Power-Up take the right and smash the barrier. It
    is in the middle of the Sonic pinball machine.
      3. Just before the Accelerator, there is a 20-ring passage to the
    right. The coin is in here.
      4. At the same spot where you fell down the hole to get the first
    coin, jump over the hole and continue with the track (take the left
    way). Continue forward and smash the barrier. You must be moving fast
    enough or you won't make it onto the platform where the coin rests.
      5. At the split after the rock tunnel, jump over the hole again and
    take the left path again. Don't go through the barrier; turn right and
    continue.
    
    
    Regal Ruin
    (EggRobo)
      1. Right after the start there is a hump on the left turn. It's on
    top.
      2. Coming up to the built-up area there is a slope with two springs
    to the left. Jump on the second one you see.
      3. After the windy-down part, take the right (main) path. Turn left
    and go up the slope.
      4. Right after the start line, take the left and go along the narrow
    walkway. Don't fall off or you will lose mega time. It's on the bridge.
      5. Take the shortcut: right after the Power-Up on the bridge, turn
    right. Don't go up the slope; take the narrow strip and go along until
    you come to an opening. Take the slope up and go forward, then turn
    left at the split. You'll find the coin here. This is also an
    *excellent* shortcut, as it skips the entire windy section. How do
    those guys design these tracks anyway?!?
    
    
    Reactive Factory
    (Cyber Knuckles)
      1. Continue forward from the start line; it's on top of the grey
    submarine.
      2. Now turn right around and head for the second left of the track
    going backwards. Jump a small pool and get the coin. Head to the tower:
    behind it is an entry. Hit the spring to get out quickly.
      3. Go left after the Accelerator burst ends. Take the left path and
    work your way up. Go inside the 20-Ring door for a coin.
      4. After the Accelerator burst ends, take the left path again. This
    time go right.
      5. After number 4, take the left turn very sharply. You should see
    it.
    
    Chaos Emeralds
    -------------
    Resort Island
      BLUE: In the 50-Ring door after the hairpin turn; don't take the
    Accelerator or you will miss it.
    
    
    Radical City
      GREEN: At the first dip in the track, there is a 20-Ring door to the
    left.
      PURPLE: After the Power-Up, there is a 50-Ring tunnel. It's in there.
    Or you can be a bad boy and steal it! (see Section [10]: Tricks and
    Cheats)
    
    
    Regal Ruin
      YELLOW: Right after the start line take the left and follow the
    narrow runway. It's inside the pyramid in the 50-Ring door.
      ORANGE: After the first Power-Up on the bridge, take the slope up. Go
    straight to a 20-Ring door. It's inside the pyramid.
    
    
    Reactive Factory
      RED: *Right* after the loop, there is a 50-Ring door on the right. It
    is directly after it, so don't miss it!
      GRAY: Right before the Accelerator, take the left path (don't take
    the Accelerator). Open the 50-Ring door and wait on the yellow
    submarine.
    
    
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    8. Courses
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    This section covers all the tracks in the game and the shortest path to
    take in each. The guys who programmed this game made courses like the
    levels in Sonic games (eg. Resort Island=Green Hill Zone, Angel Island
    Zone, etc., Radical City=Casinopolis Zone, Carnival Night Zone, etc.,
    Regal Ruin=Aquatic Ruins Zone, Marble Garden Zone, blah, blah, blah).
    The only things lacking are a snow level, a lava level, a Death Egg or
    Launch Base-type level, and maybe an underground cave. :( A basic
    TRICK for all tracks is to Turbo before the gal says "GO!" and blast
    off ahead of the competition!
    
    In the Options menu, you can select whether the track music will have
    lyrics or not. Segaholic2 prefers them on, and sometimes finds himself
    singing along to the music. Yeah! "Work it out, Work it out, Think
    about it!..."
    
    
    Resort Island
    -----------------
    Ahh...a nice beach with a ruins area, a rock formation, a forest, and
    lots of little islands. A lush area like this can be easily recognized
    as the typical "first" zone of all Sonic games.
    
    How to get the fastest lap possible- Turbo at the start. Continue
     to follow the main track. When you get to the area where the track
     turns right to go into the rocky area, jump to the left into the ruins
     part of the track. Go through here, then turn left when you see the
     main track. Get the Power-Up Item and then take the Accelerator if you
     have at least 50 rings. If you don't have enough rings, skip the
     accelerator and take the forest route: just before the split in the
     track. Run past the loop-de-loop on the right side, and you've
     finished the lap!
    
    
    Radical City
    -----------------
    Yeah! A city! There are many different routes to take. Also, water-
    ways and barriers litter the track. There's a giant slot machine (!),
    but you can't play it. To add to your fun there's a pinball area! Cool.
    TRICK: Don't use someone who can't jump (eg. Dr. Robotnik, Amy Rose,
    etc...)
    
    How to get the fastest lap possible- Turbo at the start and use the
     TRICK above. When you get to the first dip in the track with the
     water, jump and turn left. It is better to do this trick with someone
     who can run on water, such as Super Sonic. If you are using Sonic,
     Tails, or Knuckles, run along the right side of the wall and keep
     jumping. If you are using Robotic Sonic or Cyber Knuckles, run on the
     water, and keep jumping. When you get to the wall on the left part of
     the area you are in, jump over it. To accomplish this with Sonic,
     Tails, or Knuckles, jump (or swim) over to the wall and push against
     it. When you come up (you should, if not, move along the wall until
     you do) jump over the wall. After that, turn left and move along.
     After the Power-Up Item, stick to the right side of the track. Smash
     the barrier and fall down into the pinball area. No time to play; jump
     over any bouncy thingies in your way and find the exit in the top-
     right corner of Sonic's picture. Turn right, hit the springs at the
     base of the slot-machine, and take the Accelerator. Run forward a
     short bit and you're done!
    
    Regal Ruin
    -----------------
    An ancient ruins. Once again, a course like a classic Sonic level.
    Check out the Echidna Sphinxes! Also, if you look closely enough, you
    can find Sonic's, Tails', Knuckles', and Robotnik's faces on the
    ground. There are also pictures of Sonic on the walls. Cool! This track
    also hides the only double loop-de-loop in the game.
    
    How to get the fastest lap possible- Turbo at the start and blast over
     the bridge. Get the rings and turn right when the wall on the right
     ends. Run as fast as you can towards the body of water and use your
     Special to get over it. Enter the tunnel and go up the ramp. Head
     left and speed up the tunnel. Run out and hit the Accelerator if you
     have enough rings. Follow the curve to the finish line!
     
    
    Reactive Factory
    -----------------
    This is, perhaps, the hardest course of all five, with the most options
    in choices of routes. This is Double -S-'s favorite course, and
    Segaholic2 loves the music in this track.
    
    How to get the fastest lap possible- Turbo at the start and take the
     second right. Run ahead and turn *hard* right on the jump. You can
     skip the whole loop section by turning in mid-air and landing next to
     the Accelerator. Take the Accelerator no matter what and take the
     right path. Jump over the water and run until you see a formation with
     a short tower on it. Run _onto_ it and turn hard right. Roll to the
     finish line!
    
    Radiant Emerald
    -----------------
    This track has the best graphics in the game! The natural habitat of
    the Chaos Emeralds! The power of the emeralds pulses through the entire
    track, making it a brilliant rainbow of stars and crystals. This track
    looks better than the Rainbow Road of Mario Kart 64! It is rather
    linear and doesn't have many multiple routes. Oh, and by the way, you
    have to place 1st in the other four tracks before this is accessible.
    Kinda the "hidden" track in the game. To beat the game just get first
    in this track (in other words, first in all the tracks) to see a cool
    credits sequence with a nice 3D picture of the person you beat it as.
    
    How to get the fastest lap possible- Nothing much, just Turbo at the
     start and try to open the two 50-Ring doors as soon as possible so
     you can take the Accelerator and shortcut.
    
    
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    9. Whaa...? Unexplained Incidents
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    **READ FIRST BEFORE SENDING ANY UNEXPLAINED INCIDENTS!!!
    I am not accepting any more Unexplained Incidents. Please do not send
    me any more unless it is extremely weird and unique. Most of the ones I
    get are very similar and not worth posting.
    
    E-mail Unexplained Incidents to SonicR_FAQ@yahoo.com.
    You must follow these guidelines to submit to this section:
    (1) You must have a title for it.
    (2) You must type it word-for-word the way you would like it to appear
    in this section. We will not fix up your grammar or spelling mistakes.
    (3) You must state what version you have/were playing: Saturn or PC.
    You must also state what mode you were playing: Grand Prix, Time
    Attack, etc...
    (4) Please include your name and e-mail address. These will both be
    added after your section.
    
    Refer to the Incidents below and follow the format they are in.
    
    
    *Fallin' Through the City! (fell through Radical City)*
    -I have fallen through the Radical City track in the PC version. I was
    just running up the slope to the finish line in Time Attack mode and I
    fell through! I couldn't get back on, either. It was extremely weird.
    After I had explored for a while, I had to restart the level.
    -Segaholic2
    
    *Ruin's Bridges are All Wet! (glitch in Regal Ruin's bridge)*
    -I noticed that in the PC version, when you run across the second
    bridge in Regal Ruin, the stone one, not the wooden ones, if you are
    going fast enough you will touch the water! It will make that "sploosh"
    sound. If you are rolling, you will straighten up and run. If you have
    either shield, it will disappear.
    -Segaholic2
    
    *Work it out...of the track! (left the Reactive Factory course)*
    -I was racing in Grand Prix mode in Reactive Factory as Sonic, and as I
    was running up to the slope near the beginning of the track (the second
    right) and I just ran through the track! After bumping around a little,
    I found my way back on. This has happened again as Robotic Sonic.
    -Double -S-
    
    *So Long, Sphinx (leave the Regal Ruins racetrack)*
    -In the Regal Ruin Stage, (Arcade mode) if you use Amy Rose and collect
    about 32 rings, go to the accelerator. Right before you get on, hit the
    Turbo Boost. When you come to the curve, make a hard (and I mean HARD)
    left turn.Use both the LEFT and L DRIFT buttons. Amy Rose should race
    over the pillars and be floating on the water OUSIDE the track. But she
    returns if you go to the curve or touch the pillars again. 
    -Aaron Max (aaronmax@hotmail.com)
    
    *"Stupid Mode" and Ghostly Race*
    -I have noticed that in the PC version after you have played and you
    return to the Title Screen, it will play demos of what you have raced.
    Pretty neat! However, it will also go into something I call "Stupid
    Mode", where the demo will go fine for a while, then your character
    will become obsessed with running through the wall. This happened to me
    once in Time Attack. I was racing my ghost, and I was winning, barely.
    Suddenly, in the map, I saw that my ghost was stuck trying to mash his
    head into the wall! I beat him according to what I saw on the map, but
    at the result screen, it said the Ghost had beat me!
    -Segaholic2
    
    *The Disappearing Knuckles Act*
    Twice this happened, once to me and once to a friend. In "Tag" mode in
    Radiant Emerald as Sonic, I saw Knuckles bashing his head into the
    wall. This looked pretty funny. ;) As I ran up to him to tag him out,
    he suddenly disappeared! According the map he had run through the wall
    and was off the track in space. Later he reappeared at the same spot.
    -Double -S-
    
    *Someone Better Switch to Decaf (Sonic gone crazy)* 
    -In the PC version I once wanted to see all the demo's, so I ran
    through them all, after the Reactive Factory It went back to the Resort
    Island, and Sonic was the one racing. At first everything was normal
    till Sonic went crazy. He just started to slam his head against the
    wall, took the 1st shortcut, and went backwards tried to jump on one of
    the houses, started slamming his head again, fell in the water, swam
    out of course, got back on course, tried to do a reverse lap, but he
    couldn't because he was still slamming his head into walls! He did so
    bad that the person in 4th cross-lapped him!
    -"skyboarder39" (skyboarder39@directlink.net)
    
    *Tag mode glitch (w/ knuckles) and other stuff*
    The same glitch where he's knocking into the wall happened to me once.
    I ran up to tag him (and did, he didn't run out into space), and he sat
    down like he usually does when he loses. Only when he sat down, he was
    still banging away at the wall. Also, if you time it right, in Radical
    city (or any other water-filled place), if you time it right, and jump
    while the character to be tagged tries to jump over the water, and you
    hit the character, the character will do the usual loss pose, however,
    they'll sink into the water... I did that to SOnic and Tails once, I
    think. If you time it right, you can actually tag Dr. Robotnik the old
    fashioned style (jumping and hitting him). All you have to do is catch
    up to him, and when you catch up to him and you're moving fast enough
    (use a jumping character for this), Jump at him. Your character will
    hit him, he'll be tagged, and your character will land. Sometimes the
    character is on it's feet after you do that, just ignore that usually.
    This makes the most sense with Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles doing it.
    -"FX Chip" (FxChiP@hotmail.com)
    
    *Head mash ghost (Mecha (ghost) Knuckles)*
    I was racing in the PC version as Super Sonic in(Radical City)GP mode
    when I saw Mecha Knuckles stuck trying to mash his head into the wall!
    I beat him but I saw him go through the wall. I would _Never_ be able
    to go through that wall myself.
    -Dominick Barrett (barrett1@gofree.indigo.ie)           
    
    *Tail Power*
    I was just racing in Multi Player mode as Tails, in Reactive Factory
    and I stopped at the start of the black barrier and  jumped then
    actually flew over the barrier out of course.  I  explored everything
    there was then I saw a passage out onto the main track.  It didn't
    look like a barrier so I went that way. BUT!!!!!!. When I looked around
    what did I see?  A barrier!!!!  
    -Dominick Barrett(barrett1@gofree.indigo.ie)
    
    *Demo Glitch (w/ Knuckles)*
    One day I was waching the Resort Island demo and actually it was
    Knuckles racing,but he started off as normal and then he went COMPLETE
    CRAZY . I diden't have a clue what he was going to do,AND he got last.
    -Dominick Barrett(barrett1@gofree.indigo.ie)
    
    unexplained incident for PC (Puppet Tails)
    *Over the water and through the wall*
    In Regal Ruins stage in Time attack, as puppet tails, I went over the
    water and jumped through the last big curve before the Finish Line. I
    jumped into the part where the wall came out of the water, I just
    jumped into it! This happened 3 times. It's sorta like the See ya,
    Sphinx move. It's really wicked. **
    -Ian Harris (iharris@k12.cbe.ab.ca)
    
    *Hyper hedgehog*
    One day i loaded up my saturn version of Sonic R and loaded my best
    file. Then i decided to see if i could beat my super sonic ghost on
    Radiant Emerald on time trail.  i loaded up mecha knuckels and started.
    I glided alot and then i came to the part where there is a big spiral.
    So i glided on the right to shave valueable seconds. So i glided right
    up on the top part almost at the finish line like usual,  Then i go up
    the purple ramp and i see sonic bashing his head.  Then he went threw
    the wall.  Then i start going threw and come to my final lap and see
    that sonic infront of me and he runs threw the 50 ring door.  It shows
    him as warping across no the warp tile.  Then i just meet him once he
    gets out.  He does a quadruple jump and uses the old trick i did when
    gliding but he jumped.then it showed he won by 1 minute when he was 
    really on lap 1.
    -James ryan (Starfox324@aol.com)
    
    
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    10. Cheats & TRICKs
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     ************
     *  Cheats  *
     ************
    
    These are the cheats for both versions of the game.
    
    Saturn
    -------
    Play With the "R"-
    At the Title Screen, press on the D-Pad to rotate the R in that
    direction. Press the B button to change the color of the R to a
    metallic outlook. Press X and Y to lighten or darken the R. Press the A
    button to restore the R to its former color. 
    
    Clean Pause-
    While playing, pause the game and press X + Y + Z at the same time.
    
    Play as the Same Character-
    For two players to be the same person in Multi-Player Mode, hold down
    X + Y + Z and press A or C. The second player will be a darker color
    than the first player.
    
    Zoom-
    On the main screen, the character screen and most screens, push the L
    button to zoom in and the R button to zoom out.
    
    Skip the Credits-
    To skip the Credits, hold down X + Y + Z and press Start.
    
    PC
    -------
    Play with the "R"-
    At the Title Screen, press the directional controls to rotate the R in
    that direction. Press the Change View button to change its color.
    
    Instant Demo-
    To get to the demo faster, press Action and Accelerate at the same
    time. You can also skip the SEGA and Traveller's Tales screens this
    way.
    
    Play as the Same Character-
    For everyone to be the same person in Multi-Player Mode, hold down the
    Change View button and press Action. This will work for all four
    players. 
    
    Zoom-
    To check out the track's picture closer up or farther away, press Up
    and Down to zoom in and out at the Course Select Screen. This only
    works on the Track Select screen.
    
    Skip the Credits-
    To skip the Credits, hold down the Action, Accelerate, and Change View
    buttons and press Start.
    
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     *  TRICKs  *
     ************
    
    Here are some various TRICKs.
    
    TRICK: Not really a trick, but still effective, especially if you want
    to accustom yourself to the game first. Set the difficulty level in the
    options to "Easy".
    
    TRICK: Turbo at the start of a race (only if using Sonic, Tails, or
    Knuckles).
    
    TRICK: To steal the Purple Chaos Emerald in Radical City, go on with
    the race. You MUST be Sonic to do this trick. When you come to the 50-
    Ring Entry door that you usually open to get the Emerald, keep to the
    right and go on. Do *NOT* enter the pinball area. Make your way to the
    90 degree right turn and stop. Rotate left until you are facing a wall.
    You can see a platform coming out from above. Double-Jump (see Section
    [5]: Controls) onto the platform. To do this, stand still, Double-Jump,
    and press Accelerate in the air. Run forward a bit to get the Emerald,
    then turn around and continue with the race. Be sure to finish in first
    place!
    
    TRICK: In Reactive Factory you can skip the big spring-jump before the
    loop by controlling Puppet Tails and hovering over it (see Chapter 5:
    Controls). Turn sharp right and continue the race. This can also be
    performed by all other characters, by hitting the spring and turning 
    right.
    
    TRICK: Instant Rings
    In Reactive Factory, stay on the main track until you see a funny big
    gadget on the left. Go in front of this and rings will pour out of the
    little black hole in it!
    -Submitted by Ian Harris (iharris@k12.cbe.ab.ca)
    
    TRICK: (PC)
    For major Water shortcuts you can set the weather to SNOW in the
    options menu. In all levels with water, you can cross over bodies of
    water because they are ice.
    -Submitted by Ian Harris (iharris@k12.cbe.ab.ca)
    
    TRICK: Skip half the track with Super Sonic!
    Select Time Attack, then choose reverse, then select Super Sonic as
    your character and choose Radical City as your track. Just run along at
    top speed until you reach the part of the track where it faces the
    tower, but the track isn't connected to it. Race at top speed towards
    the tower and just before the track starts dropping downwards, use the
    double-jump to blast yourself to the part of the side of the tower
    where the track should be and BAM! You'll go through the wall and onto
    the track and wind up with the finish line to your right and a total
    lap time of (usually) under 30 seconds!
    -Submitted by Nathan Boes (nathan_elfknight@yahoo.com)
    
    
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    11. PC Saves
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    Having trouble getting hidden characters? Just dying to see Radiant
    Emerald? Well, if you have the PC version of the game, you can just
    e-mail this FAQ's e-mail address (SonicR_FAQ@yahoo.com) and ask for a
    "custom-built PC Sonic R save"! Just tell me what you want, and as soon
    as we can, we'll mail you a 2.16kb save file to YOUR inbox! All you've
    got to tell us is:
    
    Characters: Which ones you want! Choose any combo of:
       Dr. Robotnik, Robotic Sonic, Puppet Tails, Cyber Knuckles, and Egg-
       Robo
    
    Chaos Emeralds: Heh. No duh you'll want all of them. Just tell me and
       you'll soon have 7 pretty, shiny Emeralds in your save file! Perfect
       for showing off to your friends!
    
    Tracks: If you want Radiant Emerald open or not. (NOTE: If you choose
       Dr. Robotnik as one of your characters, Radiant Emerald will automa-
       tically be opened)
    
    INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING SONIC R PC SAVES:
    I am getting tired of typing how to use these saves in every single re-
    quest I've gotten. So I am including the instructions here; read them
    NOW, and don't bug me later.
    
    To use the save, download the file into directory C:\Sega\SonicR\save.
    If you installed Sonic R into a different directory, copy the save file
    into the "save" folder in your "SonicR" folder. Make sure you replace
    the previous save file with the new one if you have one named the same
    thing as the one I sent you. Start the game (make sure you've got the
    CD in) and go to Options on the far right. Select the Option "Load/Save
    Data" and find the file I sent you. Hit your Action Button and select
    "Load". Hit "Yes" to the "Overwrite data?" message. Hit Back to get
    back to the main menu. Select your race mode and have fun!
    
    
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    12. Song Lyrics
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    This section has the lyrics to all the songs in Sonic R.
    
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    SUPER SONIC RACING (Opening/Radiant Emerald as Super Sonic)
    
    Come on run away
    You don't have to stay
    We're nearly outta time
    But you're doin' fine
    So stay on track
    And don't look back
    Just feel the pace
    Come on now race
    
    Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
    Try to keep your feet right on the ground
    When you're Super Sonic Racing
    There's no time to look around
    We're just Super Sonic Racing
    Running to the point of no return
    Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
    C'mon let the fire burn
    
    Everybody, everybody, everybody
    Everybody, everybody, everybody
    Everybody, everybody, everybody
    Everybody
    Everybody!
    
    Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
    Try to keep your feet right on the ground
    When you're Super Sonic Racing
    There's no time to look around
    We're just Super Sonic Racing
    Running to the point of no return
    Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
    C'mon let the fire burn
    
    Don't you know
    We really have to go
    To a place
    Where you can feel my heart just race
    (Yeah, yeah)
    
    Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
    Try to keep your feet right on the ground
    When you're Super Sonic Racing
    There's no time to look around
    We're just Super Sonic Racing (Super Sonic Racing)
    Running to the point of no return
    Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
    C'mon let the fire burn
    
    Everybody, everybody, everybody
    Everybody, everybody, everybody
    Let's go
    Super Sonic Racing
    Everybody, everybody, everybody, (oh yeah)
    Let's go
    (Ooh, yeah, ooh, yeah)
    Super Sonic Racing
    Let's go
    C'mon c'mon yeah
    C'mon c'mon yeah
    C'mon, c'mon
    Let's go
    Everybody, everybody, everybody
    Yeah everybody
    Let's go
    Super Sonic Racing
    Oh, yeah
    Super Sonic Racing (Let's go)
    Yeah
    Everybody, everybody
    Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    Let's go
    Everybody
    Everybody
    Everybody
    
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    CAN YOU FEEL THE SUNSHINE? (Resort Island)
    
    Can you see
    The sun is shinin' on me
    It makes me feel so free
    So alive
    It makes me want to survive
    And the sky
    It makes me feel so high
    The bad times pass me by
    Because today
    It's gonna be a brighter day
    
    Can you feel the sunshine
    Does it brighten up your day
    Don't you feel that sometimes
    You just need to run away
    
    Reach out for the sunshine
    Forget about the rain
    Just think about the good times
    And they will come back again
    
    Feel the sunshine
    
    Without you, there's nothing for me to do
    Can you feel the sunshine too
    It's coming through
    It makes me feel brand new
    When you're here
    I wish you were always near
    Cause everything's so clear
    And today
    It's gonna be a brighter day
    
    Can you feel the sunshine
    Does it brighten up your day (Brighten up your day)
    Don't you feel that sometimes
    You just need to run away
    
    Reach out for the sunshine
    Forget about the rain
    Just think about the good times
    And they will come back again
    
    When the sun goes down, I feel like I am waiting
    For another day when the clouds go away
    
    Can you feel it (Ooh, ooh)
    Can you feel it (Oh)
    Can you feel it (Ooh, oh, oh)
    Can you feel it
    
    Can you feel the sunshine
    Does it brighten up your day (Brighten up your day)
    Don't you feel that sometimes
    You just need to run away
    
    Reach out for the sunshine
    Forget about the rain
    Just think about the good times
    And they will come back again
    
    (Mamba part)
    
    Can you feel the sunshine
    Does it brighten up your day (Brighten up your day)
    Don't you feel that sometimes
    You just need to run away (You just need to run away)
    
    Reach out for the sunshine
    Forget about the rain
    Just think about the good times
    And they will come back again
    
    Can you feel the sunshine (Can you feel it)
    Does it brighten up your day (Brighten up your day)
    Don't you feel that sometimes
    You just need to run away (You just need to run away)
    
    Reach out for the sunshine (Reach out)
    Forget about the rain
    Just think about the good times
    And they will come back again
    
    (Whoa, whoa ooh)
    Brighten up your day
    You just need to run away
    Reach out
    You've gotta reach out
    Come back again
    You've gotta reach out
    
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    LIVING IN THE CITY (Radical City)
    
    (Jazz Part)
    
    (Living in the city) You know you have to survive
    (Living in the city) You've got to keep that dream alive
    (Living in the city) Where everything is free, (Living in the city)
    can't you see
    
    (Living in the city) You know you have to survive
    (Living in the city) You've got to keep that dream alive
    (Living in the city) Where everything is free, (Living in the city)
    can't you see
    
    So many different things to see, there's no time
    So many different things to do, but there's no time
    So many people, all around
    So many feelings, to be found
    Living in a city where no one lets you down
    
    (Living in the city) You know you have to survive
    (Living in the city) You've got to keep that dream alive
    (Living in the city) Where everything is free, (Living in the city)
    can't you see
    
    (Living in the city) (In the city) You know you have to survive
    (Living in the city) You've got to keep that dream alive
    (Living in the city) Where everything is free, (Living in the city)
    can't you see
    
    So many things that we've been through, can you feel it
    So many things for us to do, but can you feel it
    So many faces, all around
    So many places, to be found
    Living in a city where nothing gets you down
    
    Oh
    
    (Living in the city) You know you have to survive
    (Living in the city) You've got to keep that dream alive
    (Living in the city) Where everything is free, (Living in the city)
    can't you see
    
    (Living in the city) You know you have to survive
    (Living in the city) You've got to keep that dream alive
    (Living in the city) Where everything is free, (Living in the city)
    can't you see
    
    In the sky at night, the stars are shinin' bright
    You can see the city lights, 'cause I'm here to make it right
    
    In the city
    Oh, yeah
    Ohhhh
    
    (Living in the city) You know you have to survive
    (Living in the city) You've got to (yeah) keep that dream alive
    (Living in the city) Where everything is free, (Living in the city)
    can't you see
    
    (Living in the city) You know you have to survive (The city, in the
    city)
    (Living in the city) You've got to keep that dream alive 
    (Living in the city) Where everything is free, (Living in the city)
    can't you see
    
    Ohhhh
    
    (Living in the city) You know you have to survive (The city)
    (Living in the city) You've got to keep that dream alive
    (Living in the city) Where everything is free, (Living in the city)
    can't you see
    
    (In the city, in the city)
    Living in the city (In the city)
    In the city
    Living in the city
    Ohhhh
    In the city
    Living in the city
    Living in the city
    You know you have to survive
    (Living in the city)
    Oh, ohh
    (Living in the city)
    Ohhhh
    Living in the city
    (In the city, in the city)
    In the city, (Living in the city) In the city
    Living in the city
    
    Living in the city
    
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    BACK IN TIME (Regal Ruin)
    
    Sometimes I ask myself
    What am I doin' here
    I think of all the reasons
    But it's still not clear
    I look at places to go
    There's nothing near
    So take me away from this
    'Cause this place I'll hardly miss
    
    So take me back in time
    To another world
    Then you can be mine
    We don't have to worry
    When you're by my side
    There's nothing I don't know
    There's nothing to decide
    Apart from where we want to go
    
    What am I doing now
    By coming back for more
    Is it me
    Or have I been here before
    I want to go somewhere that we can explore
    Just take me away from here
    To somewhere that's nowhere near
    
    So take me back in time
    To another world
    Then you can be mine
    We don't have to worry
    When you're by my side
    There's nothing I don't know
    There's nothing to decide
    Apart from where we want to go
    
    Take me there
    Take me anywhere you want to go
    To a place that we both know
    
    Take me
    So take me
    So take me
    So take me back in time
    To another world
    Then you can be mine
    We don't have to worry
    When you're by my side
    There's nothing I don't know
    There's nothing to decide
    Apart from where we want to go
    
    (Back in time)
    I'm going (Back in time)
    (Back in time)
    So take me (Back in time)
    So take me
    So take me (Back in time)
    So take me
    So take me (Back in time)
    So take me
    So take me (Back in time)
    So take me
    So take me back in time
    Back in time
    (Back in time)
    
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    MAKE IT REAL (Reactive Factory)
    
    We all need
    To work together
    To build a better life
    To make it what we feel
    We have to make it real
    We all need
    To remember
    That nothing in this world comes for free
    We have to make it
    What we want
    Just you and me and everybody
    
    Work it out
    Work it out
    Think about it
    Work it out
    Work it out
    Talk about it
    Work it out
    Work it out
    Make it happen
    Let's work it out
    Work it out
    We've got to make it real
    We've got to make it real
    We've got to make it real
    We've got to make it real
    
    We all know
    That life gets harder
    It's getting harder day by day
    But we can show
    That we are tryin'
    We'll make it sure that everyone can say
    You're the one
    I can depend on
    And no one else can put it right
    I'm someone
    You can rely on
    'Cause we're not givin' up without a fight
    
    Work it out
    Work it out
    Think about it
    Work it out
    Work it out
    Talk about it
    Work it out
    Work it out
    Make it happen
    Let's work it out
    Work it out
    We've got to make it real
    We've got to make it real
    We've got to make it real
    We've got to make it real
    
    (Drum & Synthesizer Keyboard solo)
    
    Yeah, oh oh, whoa oh
    
    Work it out
    Work it out
    Think about it
    Work it out
    Work it out
    Talk about it
    Work it out
    Work it out
    Make it happen
    Let's work it out
    Work it out
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, think about it)
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, talk about it)
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, make it happen)
    We've got to make it real
    (Let's work it out, work it out)
    
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, think about it)
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, talk about it)
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, make it happen)
    We've got to make it real
    (Let's work it out, work it out)
    
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, think about it)
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, talk about it)
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, make it happen)
    (Make it happen)
    We've got to make it real
    (Let's work it out, work it out)
    
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, think about it)
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, talk about it)
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, make it happen)
    We've got to make it real
    (Let's work it out, work it out)
    (Real)
    
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, think about it)
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, talk about it)
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, make it happen)
    We've got to make it real
    (Let's work it out, work it out)
    
    We've got to make it real
    We've got to make it real
    We've got to make it real
    (Work it out, work it out, make it happen)
    
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    DIAMOND IN THE SKY (Radiant Emerald)
    
    (Ooh, oh, oh)
    Another day is like a new beginning
    And so today I know that it's a new start
    I know the bad times are disappearing
    'Cause now I know that we'll never be apart
    
    You're the one that makes me feel so high
    Just like the diamonds in the sky
    I never want to hear you say goodbye
    'Cause you're my diamond in the sky
    You're the one that makes me feel so high
    Just like the diamonds in the sky
    I never want to hear you say goodbye
    'Cause you're my diamond in the sky
    Yeah
    
    Another road that we must travel
    Another night for you to show me the way
    And so today I'll keep on dreaming
    'Cause now I know that I need you everyday
    
    You're the one that makes me feel so high
    Just like the diamonds in the sky
    I never want to hear you say goodbye
    'Cause you're my diamond in the sky
    You're the one that makes me feel so high
    Just like the diamonds in the sky
    I never want to hear you say goodbye
    'Cause you're my diamond in the sky
    Yeah, oh, whoa
    
    Where do all the rainbows go
    To somewhere I don't know
    Wherever it is, I want to go
    Oh, wherever it is, I want to go
    Feel so high
    Feel so high
    
    You're the one that makes me feel so high
    Just like the diamonds in the sky
    I never want to hear you say goodbye
    'Cause you're my diamond in the sky
    You're the one that makes me feel so high
    Just like the diamonds in the sky
    I never want to hear you say goodbye
    'Cause you're my diamond in the sky
    You're mine
    
    You're the one that makes me feel so high
    Just like the diamonds in the sky
    I never want to hear you say goodbye
    Diamond in the sky
    Just like the diamonds in the sky
    I never want to hear you say goodbye
    Diamond in the sky
    You're the one that makes me feel so high
    Just like the diamonds in the sky
    I never want to hear you say goodbye
    Diamond in the sky
    Just like the diamonds in the sky (ooh)
    Diamond in the sky
    Yeah
    Just like the diamonds in the sky
    
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    YOU'RE MY NUMBER ONE (Credits)
    
    When the day is done
    And the race is won
    My life has only just begun
    When you're next to me
    So much more I can see
    There's nowhere that I'd rather be
    When I'm away from you
    And there's nothing I can do
    Do you think the same things too
    When the time has come
    I don't want you to run
    You know that you're the only one
    
    All I need is you
    For always and forever
    All you need is me
    Remember when I say
    All we need is love
    For us to be together
    'Cause you're my number one
    
    All I need is you
    For always and forever
    All you need is me
    Remember when I say
    All we need is love
    For us to be together
    'Cause you're my number one
    
    At the end of each day
    Or whenever you're away
    There's always things I wanna say
    But wherever you go
    You will always know
    That I've got so much more to show
    It was such a surprise
    When I looked into your eyes
    It's only then I realized
    You're the one for me
    No one else I wanna see
    There's no place I would rather be
    
    All I need is you
    For always and forever
    All you need is me
    Remember when I say
    All we need is love
    For us to be together
    'Cause you're my number one
    
    All I need is you
    For always and forever
    All you need is me
    Remember when I say
    All we need is love
    For us to be together
    'Cause you're my number one
    (Oh, oh yeah, oh)
    
    (Sax solo)
    
    All I need is you
    For always and forever
    All you need is me
    Remember when I say
    All we need is love
    For us to be together
    'Cause you're my number one
    
    All I need is you
    For always and forever (Oh, yeah)
    All you need is me
    Remember when I say
    All we need is love
    For us to be together
    'Cause you're my number one, oh
    
    All I need is you
    For always and forever
    All you need is me
    Remember when I say (Yes)
    All we need is love
    For us to be together
    'Cause you're my number one
    
    All I need is you
    For always and forever
    All you need is me (Yeah)
    Remember when I say
    All we need is love
    For us to be together
    'Cause you're my number one
    
    
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    13. Contact Information
    ------------------------------------------------
    
    I (Segaholic2) am getting WAAAAAY too much e-mail concerning Sonic R
    saves, incidents, TRICKs, etc... in my regular mailbox, so I have
    opened up an e-mail address strictly for this FAQ. E-mail anything
    concerning Sonic R to this address: SonicR_FAQ@yahoo.com.
    
    Me and Double S- will be checking this address about once a week, or
    as often as possible. Keep this in mind when e-mailing us, and please
    be patient if you don't get a reply immediately. We try to read and re-
    spond to every single e-mail we receive, and this can take a while.
    
    If you would just like to contact the creators of this FAQ, then e-mail
    them at segaholic2@yahoo.com (Segaholic2) or stkrule@yahoo.com (Double
    -S-). No Sonic R questions at these addresses, please.
    
    
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    14. Credits
    ------------------------------------------------
    
    These are the guys who worked on/helped with this FAQ. Segaholic2 did
    all of the typing and work on this section, except for Double -S-'s
    section.
    
    
    Nathan "Segaholic2" Tsui-
       E-Mail: segaholic2@yahoo.com
       AOL Instant Messenger: Segaholic2
       ICQ#: 76164803
    I am the guy who did a lot of the typing and most of the research for
    this FAQ. The game is also mine, and I'm the expert at it. I can kick
    anyone's butt at this game! I have also written several FAQs and
    reviews, which can be found at GameFAQs.com under the name "NTsui".
    
    Sonic the Hedgehog is my fav videogame character! I have been playing
    videogames since Super Mario Bros. on the original NES. I saw
    videogames merely as entertainment, something to hold your interest for
    a while. I never really saw videogames as fun. The first time I met
    with Sonic was in June of 1991, a couple weeks after Sonic the Hedgehog
    for Genesis was released. I was six years old. Me and my bro were at
    the new Best Buy near our house, and there were two displays available
    to play: a Super Nintendo with a helicopter game, and a Sega Genesis
    with Sonic the Hedgehog. I ignored the Super Nintendo and watched with
    awe as an older boy played Sonic. When he left, I didn't dare touch the
    controller, and was content to just watch the demo run. The graphics
    and speed amazed me, since I was used to Mario's slow (and sometimes
    tedious) gameplay. I remember asking my brother, "Isn't Sonic cooler
    than Mario?" He just nodded.
    
    
    Jason "Double -S-" Tsui-
       E-mail: stkrule@yahoo.com
    I also typed a lot in this FAQ. We (Segaholic2 & Double -S-) played
    this game hundreds of times and have beat it as every character. I can
    beat anyone at this game, except Segaholic2. I did the ASCII title,
    except for the sparkles. I like Tails a lot for no good reason. BTW, my
    new 'nick stands for Super Sonic (2 "S"s, hence "Double -S-").
    
    
    The Honorable Queen Laine- (SmartLaine@aol.com)
    She is the one who provided the controls for the Saturn version of this
    game. Thanx for the big help, Laine!
    
    
    Kedzie K- (http://www.sonicfoundation.org)
    Thanx to the Message Board on his website: The Sonic Foundation (tSf),
    I was able to get the Saturn controls from Laine! He also let me submit
    this FAQ to his most-excellent website. Check it out if you are a Sonic
    fan like me (Segaholic2)! Even if you aren't, check it out anyway! I
    know I visit his site *very* frequently!
    
    
    The Westenhovers-
    Thanx to the whole family for letting us stay at their house when our
    parents went out of town! Also, thanx for letting us use their computer
    to finish up the last bits of this FAQ, since theirs has more RAM (?),
    and ours has a problem with typing *.txt documents that get over around
    35 kilobytes. As you would know if you have read the Special Thanks
    section in my (Segaholic2) "Complete Guide to Kirby's Dream Land 3" at
    GameFAQs.com (see below). Also for letting us PLAY their computer! >;)
    
    
    GameFAQs- (http://www.gamefaqs.com)
    This is the *BEST* website for FAQs and walkthroughs on the 'net.
    You'll find the latest versions of this and other FAQs by Segaholic2
    here first. Look for FAQs and reviews written by "NTsui".
    
    
    Secrets of the GameSages- (http://sages.ign.com)
    This is the *BEST* website for cheats and tricks on the 'net. Thanx for
    the Sega Saturn Sonic R cheats! More thanx to all the people that
    submitted those codes to that website!
    
    
    All our friends-
    Just for being our friends! Thanx to SnaKKer for some ideas on this FAQ
    and for being my (Segaholic2) web-buddy! Thanx to all our other
    friends! You and I know who you are!
    
    
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    15. Version History
    ------------------------------------------------
    
    Version 1.0- First release!
     All info typed, revised, and completed.
     Grammar and spelling checks.
    
    Version 1.1-
     Some info changed and added.
     Grammar and spelling checks.
     Nickname "Ninten-doh-Man" dropped. Nathan
       goes by Segaholic2 only now.
    
    Version 1.2-
     Added section "PC Saves".
     Grammar and spelling checks.
    
    Version 1.3-
     Added an Unexplained Incident.
     Grammar and spelling checks.
    
    Version 1.4-
     Fixed some errors and added some info.
     Nickname "STKRule" dropped. Jason's new
       nickname is now "Double -S-".
     Grammar and spelling checks.
    
    Version 1.5-
     Added two more Unexplained Incidents.
     Grammar and spelling checks.
    
    Version 1.6-
     Added another Unexplained Incident.
     Added a couple TRICKs.
     Grammar and spelling checks.
    
    Version 1.7-
     Reformatted certain sections.
     Added some more Unexplained Incidents.
    
    Version 1.8-
     Added some more Unexplained Incidents.
    
    -=Version 2.0=- FINAL VERSION
     Updated Chapter 11: PC Saves.
     Added Chapter 12: Song Lyrics.
     -Version 2.01- Mini-Update
      Added Chapter 13: Contact Information.
      Added a new TRICK.
    
    
    
    
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