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The Blue Star (ブルースター Burū Sutā?) is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a Board Type Extreme Gear that was originally created by Robotnik Corp. and then customized by Tails for Sonic to use.

Specifically made for airboarding, the original Blue Star was destroyed in a heated climactic race in Sonic Riders. The Blue Star II replaced its predecessor as a stronger upgraded sleek ride.

Game appearances[]

Sonic Riders series[]

Sonic Riders[]

Sonic might be new to boarding, but on the blue star board, which he can only ride, he's a tough competitor for the pros. This board was produced by Robotnik Inc. Specifically for Sonic.


— Description, Sonic Riders Website

By Robotnik Corp. Speed Type Air board.


— Description, Sonic Riders[1]
Description[]

The Blue Star first appeared in Sonic Riders, where it was customized by Tails (though, according to its profile, it was produced by Robotnik Corp.). The Blue Star is especially made as an Air board for the Speed Type. It is only useable to Sonic in this game.

The Blue Star in Sonic Riders is designed as a metal-plated blue hover board with a yellow stripe ringing around it and a grey foot panel with striations.

Abilities and traits[]

As a Board-type Extreme Gear in Sonic Riders, the Blue Star is well-balanced in its attributes with average statistics and an average rate of fuel-consumption and is suited for general riding. Its stats makes it a powerful and "easy-to-master" Gear, but its one equalizer is that its corner skills leave something to be desired. Like most other personal Extreme Gears, the Blue Star does not possess any unique abilities.

Statistics[]
Dash ★★★☆☆☆☆
Limit ★★★★☆☆☆
Power ★★★☆☆☆☆
Cornering ★★☆☆☆☆☆
History[]

In Sonic Riders, the Blue Star was customized by Tails especially for Sonic to participate in the EX World Grand Prix. When Wave met with Team Sonic after the first race, she put an explosive device on it, realizing this board could be her group's downfall. While doing so, she mocked it as a "piece of junk" then walked away. Later on, while Sonic and Jet were proving who is the fastest in the final race and lap of the Grand Prix, she detonated it, seeing that Jet was losing the race while Sonic was inches away from the finish line. The bomb exploded successfully and the Blue Star was destroyed, sending Sonic flying into the ground, while Jet claimed the victory.

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity[]

Sonic's personal gear, re-engineered by Tails. Its sleek curves attest to those improvements.

Description, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity[2]
Description[]

The Blue Star made a reappearance in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. According to its profile, it has been re-engineered by Tails, with new sleek curves attesting to its improvements. Its somewhat powered updated stats blazes in as Sonic's own personal ride once again. It is only useable to Sonic in normal races, but is usable to all characters (except Dr. Eggman) in Survival Relay.

In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, the Blue Star underwent a significant redesign. In this game, it resembles a sleek blue "T" with two circular silver-colored foot panels on the top, with a silver-colored area between them. Around the foot panels and along the front and on the rear, it has white areas and a green streak running across it with two orb-like exhaust ports built at the back.

Abilities and traits[]

As a Board type Extreme Gear in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, the Blue Star is well-balanced in its attributes with average statistics, and is suited for general riding. Like most other character-exclusive Extreme Gears, the Blue Star does not possess any unique abilities of its own.

Statistics[]
Stats[]
Dash
Limit
Power
Curve
Gear Parts[]
Name Icon Description Requirements
Max Speed UP Max Speed UP Icon Increases the Blue Star's top speed. 20 Rings
Grind Grind Icon Allows the Blue Star to grind in Grind Areas. 50 Rings
GP Gauge UP Gp6 Increases the Blue Star's GP Gauge by 25 points. 70 Rings

Sonic Free Riders[]

Tails optimized this custom gear just for Sonic. It's tuned to put all of Sonic's physical skills to use.

Description, Sonic Free Riders[3]
Description[]

The Blue Star made another reappearance in Sonic Free Riders. According to its profile, Tails customized the Blue Star especially for Sonic to put all of his physical skills into its performance. It is only useable to Sonic in normal races, but is usable to all characters (except Dr. Eggman and Vector) in Relay Race).

In Sonic Free Riders, the Blue Star received once again an updated design. In this game, the Blue Star returns to being more board-like in shape like in Sonic Riders, but with a sturdier look, though it maintains a sleek design. It keeps its trademark blue color in this game, but has also received wide white accents on its edges and black components on its bottom.

Abilities and traits[]

As a Board type Extreme Gear in Sonic Free Riders, the Blue Star is, like in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, well-balanced in its attributes with average statistics and is suited for general riding.

Like in the two previous titles, the Blue Star possesses no unique abilities of its own, but it can be equipped with two Gear Parts.

Statistics[]
Dash ★★★☆☆☆
Limit ★★★☆☆☆
Power ★★★☆☆☆
Turn ★★★☆☆☆

Sonic Speed Simulator[]

In Sonic Speed Simulator, the Blue Star appears in its Sonic Free Riders design as an unlockable Extreme Gear earned during the second part of the "Freestyle Riders (Legacy) Event" by collecting 50,000 Points. Later, it was made available as the 14th reward of the 2nd set of Daily Login Rewards. Later, it was made available again in the "Freestyle Riders (Reborn) Event" by collecting 10,000 Air. Alternatively, it could be purchased for Robux. Once unlocked, the Blue Star and its variants can be used by any character, and essentially functions similarly to all other Extreme Gears in the game. The Blue Star also has an in-game rarity of "Legendary".

A variant for the Blue Star called the Classic Blue Star, based on its Sonic Riders design, was added and was obtainable as the 7th prize during the 5th set of Daily Challenges, requiring the player to Jump through 100 sky rings using Extreme Gear in Metal City Skate Park. Alternatively, it can be purchased for Robux in Speed Jungle Zone and Metal City Skatepark for as low as 10 Robux. The Classic Blue Star also has an in-game rarity of "Epic".

Another variant for the Blue Star called the Blue Star ZG, based on its Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity design, was added and was obtainable as the 4th prize in the "1st Anniversary Celebration Event" The Blue Star ZG also has an in-game rarity of "Legendary".

Another variant for the Blue Star called the Blue Star Collector's Edition, has occasionally been available for sale in both Green Hill and Metal City Skatepark. The Blue Star Collectors Edition also has an in-game rarity of "Legendary".

Variants[]

Blue Star II[]

Main article: Blue Star II
Blue Star II SR

The Blue Star II, from Sonic Riders.

The Blue Star II is the successor of the Blue Star, built by either Robotnik Corp. or Tails during the first World Grand Prix. It is basically an upgraded model of the first Blue Star, with greater speed but worse maneuvering.

In other media[]

Books and comics[]

Archie Comics[]

Bluestarchie

The Blue Star, from Sonic the Hedgehog #285.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Blue Star was one of the Extreme Gear constructed by Tails so that the rest of the team could keep up with Sonic the Hedgehog during their missions. The Blue Star itself was especially constructed for Sonic, in case that Sonic wanted to try them out.

After the Super Genesis Wave rebooted reality, the Blue Star became virtually indistinguishable from its video game counterpart.

IDW Publishing[]

ExtremeGearIDW

Sonic riding the Blue Star, from Sonic the Hedgehog #9.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, when the battleship carrying him and his allies was about to crash on their way to Angel Island, Sonic used his Blue Star to abandon the ship and fly the rest of the way to Angel Island alongside Knuckles.[4] Eventually, the Blue Star ended up in the backyard of Tails' Lab in Central City with the Yellow Tail.[5]

Merchandise[]

Jazwares produced a Sonic The Hedgehog action figure with his extreme gear and his Blue Star Board. Additionally NKOK made a remote controlled Blue Star and Free Riders Sonic.

Trivia[]

  • During the early development of Sonic Free Riders, the Blue Star was named "Blue Star III", and took on the same stats as the original Blue Star.[citation needed]
  • The Blue Star has the most versions of any Extreme Gear in the Sonic Riders series.
  • The Blue Star makes a cameo (using its appearance and model from Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity) as a Weapon Camo in Phantasy Star Online 2, under the name "Extreme Gear". It is identical in appearance to its Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity counterpart, but split into halves. It is also wielded as twin swords by the enemy Sonic Nyau, a Nyau who is dressed to resemble Sonic the Hedgehog.

Notes[]

References[]

  1. Official in-game description in Sonic Riders.
  2. Official in-game description in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity.
  3. Official in-game description in Sonic Free Riders.
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #9, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 1"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #45, "Trial by Fire, Part 1"



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