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Free Throw[1] (ティーショット[2] Tīshotto?), also known as Basketball (バスケットボール Basukettobōru?), is an Action Item that appears in Sonic Free Riders. It is used to attack leading racers.


For all intended purposes, the Free Throw takes the appearance of a regular basketball.


Free Throw can be obtained from the different Item Boxes on the race tracks. However, it is only available to racers riding on a Bike Type Extreme Gear and will not appear if the rider is using another type of Extreme Gear.

When deploying Free Throw, the characters grab a basketball and throws it, as if they are shooting hoops, at the racer in the first place of the current race, stunning them briefly and giving other racers the chance to overtake them.

To use the Free Throw in gameplay, the player must perform the aforementioned throw.



  1. Sonic Free Riders (Xbox 360) United States instruction booklet, pg. 9.
  2. Sonic Free Riders (Xbox 360) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 31.

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