The Blue Star (ブルースター,Burū Sutā?) is a recurring Board type Extreme Gear in the Sonic Riders series. It is Sonic the Hedgehog's personal Extreme Gear, and his default Extreme Gear. It is one of the first Extreme Gears available in every game in the Sonic Riders series.
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.
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.
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.
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 an silver-colored area between them. Also, around the foot panels, along the front and on the rear, it have as well white areas and a green streak running across it with two orb-like exhaust ports built in 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.
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 more sturdy look, though it maintains a more 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.
The Blue Star made a brief appearance in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. In this media, the Blue Star was one of the Extreme Gears constructed by Miles "Tails" Prower 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.
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.
The Blue Star makes a cameo in Sonic Dash as one of the merchandises in the shop.
The Blue Star has the most versions of any character gear in the series.
The Blue Star makes a cameo (using its appearance and model from Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity) as a Weapon Camo in the SEGA online game 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.