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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
------------------------------------------------

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
------------------------------------------------

In case you're wondering, this was taken directly from the Sonic R
game manual.

---------
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.

  ---------------------
 |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).

  ---------------------
 |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.

  ---------------------
 |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

-------
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
----------

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
------------------------------------------------

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
------------------------------------------------

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  *
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These are the cheats for both versions of the game.

Saturn
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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