For the kart in Sonic Heroes, see Bobsled (Sonic Heroes).
A sled for crossing slippery surfaces.
Bobsled is a gimmick that appears in the . Much like real-life Sonic the Hedgehog series sleds, the Bobsleds are used by the playable characters to traverse slippery terrain.
The bobsleds are large sleds that are used by the playable characters to slide across surfaces with low friction or otherwise slippery surfaces. The player use the bobsled in the games to travel across sections in the levels where the playable characters cannot pass through by normal means.
Bobsleds made their first appearance in
Crystal Mountain Zone Act 2 of . In this game, the bobsleds are large and yellow karts with blue and white stripes and are motor-powered. Here, the bobsleds automatically takes the player throughout a large section of the act, without the player having to control them. To make a bobsled start moving, the player just has to jump into one.
Sonic using a bobsled in the
Xbox 360/ PlayStation 3 of . Sonic Unleashed
Bobsleds made another appearance in both the
Xbox 360/ PlayStation 3 version and Wii/ PlayStation 2 version of . In this game, the bobsleds are sky blue karts with an aerodynamic shape and can be found in game's daytime acts in Sonic Unleashed Cool Edge. Other stages features bobsled-like vehicles as well though, such as Eggmanland, where the bobsleds resembles more roller coaster cars, and Arid Sands on the Wii/PlayStation 2 version, where the bobsled looks like a Buggy.
In both versions of
Sonic Unleashed, the player can enter a bobsled by touching them, which will make the bobsled start moving. While riding a bobsled, the player will move forward automatically, but can move left and right by using the direction controls. Additionally, any enemies that the player runs over with the bobsled will be destroyed, though the player can still take damage from enemies' attacks and hazardous obstacles. On the Wii/PlayStation 2 version of Sonic Unleashed, the player can use the Sonic Boost and Drift while riding the bobsled, allowing for more versatile movements.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
The Bobsleds made another appearance in both the
Wii and Nintendo DS version of , where they were used in the team-based where bobsleds are used, such as Bobsled and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Dream Event Bobsled. In this game, the bobsleds comes in several different colors, and can house one to four users.
Sonic Free Riders
, the bobsleds are the main gimmick featured in Sonic Free Riders Frozen Forest, both on the Standard and Expert courses. The player controls the bobsled similarly to that of a Bike type Extreme Gear in the game: the player holds out his/her hands out like holding handlebars and simply turn his/her arms in the direction he/she wish to steer to ride.
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