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    Sonic Free Riders

    Game » consists of 4 releases. Released Nov 04, 2010

    A Kinect-based racing game for the Xbox 360 featuring characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

    Short summary describing this game.

    Sonic Free Riders last edited by Bowl-of-Lentils on 02/26/19 12:04PM View full history

    Overview

    The latest release in the Sonic Riders series is a hoverboard racing game using Microsoft's Kinect technology on the Xbox 360, announced by Sega during the 2010 E3 conference. The game released on November 4, 2010 as one of Kinect's launch titles.

    Gameplay

    Sonic Free Riders is a racing game in which the player controls a character riding a hoverboard across several circuits, performing stunts and grabbing weapons and power-ups along the way for competitive advantage. Each track also features unique shortcuts that allow players to complete races more quickly.

    The gameplay in Sonic Free Riders requires the player to stand in front of a Kinect camera and use gesture-based controls to lean left or right, accelerate, reach out for objects, jump, and perform stunts, among other mechanics.

    Multiplayer

    The game features online competitive multiplayer, and local competitive and co-op splitscreen modes. The online multiplayer mode can be played with up to seven other people, while the local multiplayer modes can be played with two players, or two tag-teams of two.

    Plot

    The plot is similar to the other games in the Sonic Riders franchise, with Dr. Eggman attempting to gain control of the Chaos Emeralds by setting up another hoverboard competition. The story also focuses on the rivalry between Sonic the Hedgehog and his green counterpart Jet the Hawk. Unlike previous titles in the Sonic Riders series, cutscenes are just conversations between talking heads, rather than fully acted out scenes.

    Characters

    The characters in Sonic Free Riders are divided into different teams, similar to the ones from 2003's Sonic Heroes.

    Team Sonic

    Team Babylon

    Team Dark

    Team Rose

    Additional Characters

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