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Sonic Riders

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Automated trails

To use automated trails to your advantage, wait for when the Analog-stick spinning part begins. When you spin it, it fills your air gauge. However if you keep spinning it beyond that, the speed meter will go faster up to a certain point.


To use turbulence effectively, wait for it to appear and ride on it. After you see arrows on the side, move towards it to gain speed and air. Also, it is an effective way to get in position to pass and hit an opponent.

Trick sets

Every character has three sets of tricks that can be done. To see all three sets you must use the skates, boards, and motorcycles.

Voice announcer

When you play as Shadow, first perform a few tricks. If you listen closely, you can hear the announcer say "She has made a perfect landing!" or "She landed perfectly and has taken advantage of the speed boost."


In Hero's story mode just before Jet jumps through the window listen very carefully. You can hear the theme from playing in the background.

Leveling up

During a race, once you collect enough rings you will level up. The stream your character's board leaves will change colors, and his or her attacks will become more proficient.

Knuckles Boosting

When using Knuckles (especially on missions), you can boost often to give yourself an edge or complete the mission on time. Keep in mind that when you punch through objects you will gain air. When you get hit by objects you will lose air.

Super Sonic Get rings back

If you run out of rings, fall from a ledge and you will appear with 30 rings.

Faster boosts and stronger attacks

Depending on what level your attacks are, they will last for a longer time and have a paralyzing effect. At level 1, you will have a short boost and weak attacks; and no paralyzing. At level 2, you will have a medium sized boost and stronger impact on enemies; and short Paralysis. At level 3, you will have the longest sized boost and a powerful paralyzing attack on your enemies.

Air riding

When "air riding" (riding through the hoops with flight characters), all you really need to do as you go off most ramps is to move fast enough. No jumping is necessary. Pressing X or B to boost just before you reach the ramp will just about guarantee you getting into the air. When air riding, just press the Left Analog-stick Up to move your character downward, and Left Analog-stick Down to move him or her upward (like a plane).


When you are about to jump to a second floor that is far in front, hold A and move the Analog-stick Up. Then, jump just when you reach the edge of the ramp. If the second floor far up from you, hold A and move the Analog-stick Down. Then, jump just when you reach the edge of the ramp.

Red Canyon Shortcut

There is a good shortcut that can only be used by flying characters. When you get to the first river stream with the waterfall ahead, go past the speed and power signs. Then there will be a path you can take to go forward or left. Go forward and turn left to see a booster. Get on it and do not turn left or right. You will then see three big looking rings (accelerators) and you will be taken to the Ferris wheel-looking object in a short amount of time.

Red Canyon mission 5 Air container

There is a container with some air inside of it between two barrels near the beginning.

Sand Desert Shortcut

There is a straight shortcut that only power characters can use. When the race starts, you will be in the desert. Go straight ahead to the big coin-looking object and travel through it. You will be underground and be propelled in the air at the end of the tunnel. This is the time where you can do tricks. After you fall, you will be in front of the next ramp. The second shortcut is when you enter a place that looks like an ancient temple. Go straight ahead and knock the big rocks out of your way. The last shortcut requires perfect timing. When you go past the rocks you will see giant stone soldiers. One of them will be discolored (darker). Airslide into it and you will break through. Any other statue except that can not be broken.

Sega Carnival Shortcut

When you get to the Crazy Taxi area, a green arrow will appear at the top of the screen. Keep to the left. You will see a sign with an arrow pointing to the right. Go behind the sign and you will see a spinning money symbol and a green circle on the ground. Go into the circle and a taxi will take you through a shortcut during the race.

Splash Canyon Shortcut

As Tails in level 2 of the Hero storyline, there is a shortcut in a waterfall. After you make the first jump, when you are turning around the bend there is a waterfall. If you go through the beginning of it, you will find a fly kicker and accelerators.

Finding shortcuts

Ramps almost always lead to shortcuts. To reach these shortcuts, hold A for as long as possible (without slowing to a complete stop), then release it at the very edge of the ramp.

Green Cave Shortcut

Get to the part where you are about to go onto the centipede thing in Green Cave. To make the centipede get to the opening faster, before you go on the centipede shoot off to the right. The centipede should go down or up. Either one is good. The centipede should go to the left, then go to the hole faster. In, White Cave follow the steps above except go to the right.

Metal City Shortcut

When you first begin, get a good start. Try to get an "Unbelievable" and you have perfected the first part. When you get to the first ramp, try to get your jump at maximum without slowing down, and hold the Analog-stick Up. If done correctly, you will be on a platform in the air. Another way to do this is go past the first ramp. As soon as you hit the ground, ride someone's turbulence and do a jump off it. If done correctly, you will hear a glass breaking sound and be on the platform.

Metal City No traffic

Once you get off the short ramp and reach the fork in between two tunnels, go to the left. There will be no traffic. If you are going very fast this will be the best way to get through the tunnel without hitting any cars.

Metal City (night) Shortcut

When you first begin the race, go as fast as you can. Then, get the highest jump possible without going any slower. Also you can do one trick but it is easy to make a mistake; do not attempt it unless you are skilled at angles. If done correctly, you will have jumped on a platform that leads through a small part of the stage. The Power attribute is best here, because there are many obstacles unless you are skilled at dodging.

Metal City mission 1 Easy completion

Off the first ramp, do a back flip. After you have completed the flip, spin until you land. You will receive 10 points. You can perform stunts again on the drop-off just before the two tunnels. Do the same thing and you will receive 8 points. Trick on one of the slopes on the side of the four-lane road. Finally, on the ramp before the end, do a backflip off it. Make sure to release A on the very edge of the ramp. If done correctly, you will bypass the hanging part of the stage and be offered another ramp to trick off from. Use this to get 30 points or more.

Red Canyon 100 rings

To get 100 rings automatically, when you get to the waterfall at the end of the stage, look to your left. You will see a ring box that holds 100 rings that will go into your bank and give you a level 3 Boost and Attack.

Babylon Garden Shortcut

Go past the first ramp and first turn. You will see boosters. Ride into one and you will see a small ramp. Make sure your jump is at maximum without slowing down, and hold the Analog-stick Up. If done correctly, you will ride the turbulence that will shortly be created by a jet.

Babylon Garden Shortcut

Another shortcut is near the end of the track. When you see the end of the turbulence created by the jet, you will see a ramp. Go forward and make your jump maximum without slowing down, and hold the Analog-stick Up. If done correctly, you will cut half of the automated trail and reach the top faster.

Dark Desert mission 4

Make sure to trick off the three drop-offs. When you get to the weird part, take the Speed route instead of the Flight route. There are three jumps on this one instead of two.

Egg Factory Avoid losing speed

Instead of losing speed when hitting the lava, boost through it to keep your velocity.

Egg Factory Shortcut

After the part with the falling lava, turn and look to your right. You will see signs. One of them is crooked. Ride into it to smash through and reveal a shortcut.

Green Cave Shortcut

Go near the end of the stage. When you see the first ramp, get your jump to maximum height without slowing down. Make sure you are going at maximum speed and hold the Analog-stick Up. If done correctly, you will hit three spider webs and cut off part of the track.

How to beatBabylonian God (Genie)

To defeat this giant, play as Sonic. He has three lives. To catch him, get a good head start. He is very quick. Do not make a mistake or it will take awhile to catch up. When you start, you must catch up to him using the turbulence streams and the grind rails. It helps to make quick work of him. Also, use the ramps and try to make the most tricks you can, but do not take any unnecessary risks. After you start getting close to him, use your boost to go through the lamp-like object below him, and he will let out a cry. Then the stage will look like a digital place for a period of time. After it returns to normal, repeat the process. After the third strike you deliver, it will quickly turn into a race. If you are near the finish line, use the turbulence and your boosts at any costs. When you win you will see an intermission sequence showing what the legendary treasure really is.