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Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Tempest Waterway

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The placid waters of the aquatic city now rage within the black hole.

— In-game description

Tempest Waterway is the fifth course in the Babylon story in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. It is a place filled with water canals, similar to Aquatic Capital and lies near Monopole. It has rough waters thanks to the constant rainfall.


In the Babylon story, when Storm gets two of the Arks from Amy and the seemingly destroyed SCR-HD, Storm tries to return to Jet to report the great news.


The stage is similar to Aquatic Capital only harder and possibly in reverse, as the giant fountain from Aquatic Capital appears near the start of the course. The waters are much more rough due to the windy rainstorm making it harder for the player, and there are many obstacles along the way such as parked gondolas and broken bridges. Near the end of the course, there is a building which looks like an abandoned water factory, where the player passes through a water slide. There are a couple shortcuts that can be taken when on-foot with the attack item that lead to a quick gondola ride, in which the player controls the direction of said gondola to collect rings, similar to Aquatic Capital's shortcut.


Mission Objective Character Rank requirements
1 Find the fastest route and reach the goal in under 1:17 minutes! Jet
  • Normal: 1:17-1:15
  • Super: 1:14-1:12
  • Extreme: <1:12
2 Reach the goal with at least 125 Rings! Storm
  • Normal: 125-174 Rings
  • Super: 175-209 Rings
  • Extreme: 210 or more Rings
3 Score at least 45 points by performing stunning tricks! Wave
  • Normal: 45-56 points
  • Super: 56-89 points
  • Extreme: 90 or more points
4 Smash at least 23 canoes before reaching the goal! Storm
  • Normal: 23-29 canoes
  • Super: 30-36 canoes
  • Extreme: 37 canoes
5 Earn 700 points performing gravity dives as you do one lap around the course! Storm
  • Normal: 700-899 points
  • Super: 900-1099 points
  • Extreme: 1100 or more points
6 Collect time items and reach the Goal before time runs out! Jet
  • Normal: 0:01-0:29
  • Super: 0:30-0:39
  • Extreme: 0:40 or more
7 Use gravity dives to destroy at least 6 of the targets set up on the course! Wave
  • Normal: 6-7 targets
  • Super: 8-9 targets
  • Extreme: 10 targets


Name Artist(s) Length Music Track
Aquatic Time N/A 3:42



  • Tempest Waterway in some areas is Aquatic Capital going backwards, but with many different pathways and shortcuts that make them completely different.
  • A 100-Ring Capsule is located halfway into the stage, in a small but narrow tunnel.



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