Sonic sports games are few and far between (which is a lot more than we can say for his rival Mario), not to mention generally panned by fans. This game is no exception: Sonic Riders for the Nintendo Gamecube.
Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails are exploring a city when they come across three mysterious birds on airboards. They're known as the Babylon Rogues, but what do they want? Before Sonic can get any answers, Eggman appears and announces an airboard tournament. When Sonic discovers that the Babylon Rogues are entering, he jumps at the chance to take them down. But what are Eggman's true intentions?
The game plays like one would expect a boarding game to play. You travel down the course at high speed, performing tricks for points and increasing speed. There are three types of characters: Speed, Flight, and Strength. Each one can take advantages of different shortcuts on each track.
Speaking of short, that's exactly what the game is. Courses are few, but you can spend some time unlocking the variety of characters, not to mention playing the game with your friends, which is certainly enjoyable, as races do tend to get pretty intense.
This game is worth picking up as a budget title if you're a fan of Sonic and racing. Just don't expect too much.