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Not to be confused with Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing or Team Sonic Racing.

Super Speed Racing.


— Tagline

Sonic Racing[1][2] is a mobile racing game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sega and Hardlight. It was released for the Apple Arcade service on iOS devices, Mac and Apple TV on 19 September 2019. It was released to promote Team Sonic Racing.

Gameplay[]

Objects[]

Items[]

Various items can be found in Item Boxes in Sonic Racing, including the following:

Item Rarity Description
SonicRacing InvincibilityShield
Invincibility Shield
Super Rare Become invulnerable to all damage for a short time. Upgrade to increase duration.
Black Bomb v2

Black Wisp (Black Bomb)
Rare Throws a bomb ahead, which explodes after a short delay or if an opponent hits it. Upgrade to increase damage.
Dark-Blue-wisp

Blue Wisp (Blue Cube)
Common Drops onto the track behind you damaging any opponent who drives into it. Upgrade to increase damage and for increased chance of multiple Blue Cubes
Crimson Wisp Art

Crimson Wisp (Crimson Eagle)
Rare Homes in on an opponent ahead and explodes on impact. Upgrade to increase damage and for increased chance of multiple Crimson Eagles.
CyanWisp Alt

Cyan Wisp (Cyan Laser)
Common Locks onto an opponent in range and blasts them with a laser after a short time. Upgrade to increase damage and the lock-on range.
Grey

Gray Wisp (Gray Quake)
Rare Flies far ahead and creates several obstacles. Upgrade to increase damage and the number of obstacles.
Ivory

Ivory Wisp (Ivory Lightning)
Super Rare Strikes the leading opponent with lightning unless you take damage or they can dodge out of the way in time. Upgrade to increase damage and the number of targeted opponents.
Jade Wisp

Jade Wisp (Jade Ghost)
Super Rare Makes you intangible, preventing you from colliding with anything, and steals a Wisp from a nearby opponent. Upgrade to increase the range you can steal from and the level of the stolen Wisp.
Magenta Wisp Art

Magenta Wisp (Magenta Rhythm)
Common Causes all opponents to become disorientated and obscures their view of the track. Upgrade to increase duration.
Orange Wisp - Sonic Colors Artwork - (1)

Orange Wisp (Orange Rocket)
Common Fires straight ahead and rebounds off walls, exploding when it hits an opponent. Upgrade to increase damage and for increased chance of multiple Orange Rockets.
Pink Wisp - Sonic Colors Artwork - (1)

Pink Wisp (Pink Spikes)
Rare Surrounds you with vicious spikes, damaging opponents who get close. Upgrade to increase damage and duration.
Redwisp

Red Wisp (Red Burst)
Rare Creates a deadly trail of fire behind you. Upgrade to increase duration.
Wisp Violet

Violet Wisp (Violet Void)
Common Sucks in Rings and item capsules from the track, and Wisps fired by opponents. Upgrade to increase duration and range.
Yacker

White Wisp (White Comet)
Super Rare Gain a huge boost of speed. Upgrade to increase speed.
Yellowwisp

Yellow Wisp (Yellow Drill)
Super Rare Transforms you into a drill and rams through opponents at high speed. Upgrade to increase damage and duration.

Rings are also found in the game, being scattered around the various courses.

Characters[]

Playable characters[]

Character Vehicle Skill Bio Playable from
SonicRacing SonicSpeedStar
Sonic
Speed Star Capsule Gift He can really move, he's got an attitude, the fastest thing ali-ee-ive. Available from the start
Sonic Racing Tails
Tails
Whirlwind Sport Skim Boost The flying fox, a scientific genius, and Sonic's best friend. Available from the start
Sonic Racing Knuckles
Knuckles
Land Breaker Boost Pad Charge Last descendant of the Knuckles Clan and protector of the Master Emerald. Available from the start
Sonic Racing Rouge
Rouge
Lip Spyder Slipstream A jewel thief with a heart of gold. At least one of these statements is true. League 2
Sonic Racing Metal
Metal Sonic
Formula M Super Damage Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. League 2
Sonic Racing Amy
Amy
Pink Cabriolet Boost Pad Charge No YOU have a crush on Sonic (you don't have a crush on him though do you?). League 3
Sonic Racing Big
Big
Frog Cruiser Skim Boost Big muscles, big heart, big cat. League 3
Sonic Racing Chao
Chao (Dark Chao, Hero Chao, Neutral Chao and Omochao)
Chao Pod Slipstream Chao (plural), not "Chaos", don't get them mixed up. League 4
Sonic Racing Vector
Vector
Beat Monster Capsule Gift The leader of the Chaotix Detective Agency. Never takes those headphones off. League 4
Sonic Racing Blaze
Blaze
Royal Chariot Boost Pad Charge The pyrokinetic princess from another world. League 5
Sonic Racing Zavok
Zavok
Road Dragoon Super Damage The leader of the Zeti and the Deadly Six. League 5
Sonic Racing Omega
Omega
Cross Dozer Skim Boost E-123, the final and most poweful E-Series robot. League 6
Sonic Racing Silver
Silver
Lightron Slipstream It's no use trying to slow him down, he has psycokinetic powers. League 6
Sonic Racing Shadow
Shadow
Dark Reaper Capsule Gift The "Ultimate Lifeform." Once an enemy, now a close ally to Sonic. League 7
Sonic Racing Eggman
Eggman
Egg Booster Super Damage That's DOCTOR Eggman to you. Sonic's arch nemesis. League 7
SonicRacingClassicSonic
Classic Sonic
Cyclone Slipstream A younger Sonic from older times. He has a habit of turning up when most needed! League 7

Other characters[]

Items[]

Tracks[]

Development[]

The game was announced on 25 March 2019 as one of the first titles for Apple's new Apple Arcade service in an event held by Apple.[1][2]

Update history[]

  • Version 1.0.1 (19 September 2019) - Stability improvements and bug fixes.
  • Version 1.0.2 (24 September 2019) - Stability improvements and bug fixes.
  • Version 1.2.0 (17 October 2019) - The update has brought the following changes:
    • The game will now default to landscape mode. Portrait mode can still be selected via the Settings menu.
    • AI team mate driving improvements.
    • Faster progression through the UI.
    • Fixed display issues with the notch on some iPhones.
  • Version 1.2.1 (21 February 2020) - The update has brought the following changes:
    • Casino Park Zone has been added!
    • Battle your way through 3 new tracks: Aces Highway, Roulette Royale and Fortune Freeway.
    • Various bug fixes and improvements.
  • Version 1.3.0 (22 May 2020) - Final Fortress Zone is here! This all new environment features 3 brand new tracks that will take you into the heart of Eggman's flagship! Race past turbines and giant gun turrets as you battle your rivals for victory!
  • Version 1.3.1 (28 May 2021) - The update has brought the following changes:
    • iOS/tvOS 14 updates.
    • You can now switch Game Center accounts on Apple TV.
    • Support added for the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
    • Local notifications added.
    • Added options to skip and replay the race tutorial.
    • Game Center button added to home screen.
  • Version 2.0.0 (25 October 2021) - The update has brought the following changes:
    • Classic Sonic joins the racers in his own unique classic car.
    • Blast through three brand new Green Hill Zone tracks!
    • Listen to an all-new piece of Sonic music whilst playing on Green Hill Zone.
    • New daily character unlocks.
    • Driving controls have been tweaked to give a smoother ride.
  • Version 2.0.1 (November 2022)
    • Bug fixes and refinements
  • Version 2.0.2 (December 2022)
    • Matchmaking has been improved, you should no longer be matched with players with significantly higher trophy counts until you reach the top leagues
    • AI Racer improvements and scaling through the leagues
    • We've smoothed out some of the easy & medium race tracks to remove difficult to avoid obstacles
    • PS5 controller icon support has been added
    • We've also been busy fixing a nimber[sic] of bugs and issues to make the game play even better!
  • Version 2.1.0 (December 2022)
    • Returning daily players will now receive a victory boost for their first 3 races
    • AI opponents difficulty now scales based on tier ranking

Trivia[]

Videos[]


References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Apple introduces Apple Arcade — the world’s first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room. Apple Newsroom. Apple (25 March 2019). Retrieved on 25 March 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog on Twitter. Twitter (25 March 2019). Retrieved on 25 March 2019.

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