Sonic Drift is a kart racing game released in Japan for the Sega Game Gear in March 18, 1994. It features Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Amy Rose, and Doctor Robotnik. Players race around a track collecting rings and power-ups. Originally, this game was only released in Japan, however, it is now available in other markets thanks to the recent series of compilations in the Sonic series of games and importing it on certain shop websites.
- The invincible theme of Sonic Drift is based on "Sonic - You Can Do Anything", the Japanese opening song from Sonic CD; in Sonic Drift 2, the invincible theme is from Sonic the Hedgehog 3.
- Sonic Drift was the first game where Amy Rose was a playable character, and her car returns with her on Sonic R. The instruction manual also features a picture of Amy holding an umbrella that she will later have use of in gameplay in Sonic the Fighters.
Sonic Drift 2Edit
Sonic Drift 2 is the sequel to Sonic Drift. It was released in Japan for the Sega Game Gear in March 17, 1995. The European version was released that same month as Sonic Drift Racing, and the North American release in November 1995. It added three characters: Knuckles, Nack, and Metal Sonic. Sonic Drift 2 was the first game to feature Metal Sonic and Nack the Weasel as playable characters. Sonic Drift 2 was re-released in 2007 by Tectoy in Brazil as built-in game on Master System 3 Collection.
In the game, Chaos Emeralds are awarded for winning races. If Sonic, Tails, Knuckles or Amy collect all six in the Blue GP, they will face Eggman (Robotnik's alias) in a final race around the Death Egg. If Eggman, Metal Sonic or Nack collect all six in the Blue GP, they will face Sonic in the final race.
Unlike its predecessor, this game was released internationally, and Sega Europe decided to rename it to Sonic Drift Racing, most likely, the "2" would make a title a sequel, not a completely original. But although the name of the packaging was changed to Sonic Drift Racing, the title screen itself still used the name Sonic Drift 2.