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Sonic-Bot and Burnbot competing in Bot Racing.

Bot Racing[1] is a supplementary minigame that appears in Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice. It is a competition organized by Dr. Eggman in an attempt to humiliate Sonic with Ragnium-powered robots designed to be faster than him and ruin the hedgehog's reputation as the fastest thing alive.[2]

Bot Racing is an extension of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice tied to the single player story with multiplayer gameplay. In this mode, Sonic and friends race against one of Dr. Eggman's robots on Thunder Island.[3][2]



Gameplay during Bot Racing.

Bot Racing is available for play for both the single player and the two-player Local Play option, the latter of which can be accessed on Thunder Island.[2] Here, two characters engage each other in a sidescrolling race to the finish along a circuit.[3] Multiple circuit stages exist, each with a different layout. A character's position in the race can be seen on the Nintendo 3DS's lower screen which depicts an overall view of the current circuit. The first racer to complete three laps wins.

Bot Racing gameplay is much like that in adventure levels, possessing similar layouts, except this mode is purely about racing and speed.[1] Abilities like the Spin Dash, Sprint and the Fire and Ice Modes are necessary to get over the finish line first.[3]

In the single player for Bot Racing, the player will race as Sonic against Dr. Eggman's henchbots from the Sonic Boom television series, such as Burnbot.[2] These bots make very few errors, so one must focus and learn courses quickly.[3] They also become available for play as the player progresses. Each main level in single player mode has its own Bot Racing minigame with its own unique stage layout. Each such stage has two hundred Rings scattered along its course which can be collected for extra Ragnium rewards.

Over the course of the game, the player can buy and upgrade character-themed Bots for Bot Racing from the Bot Racer Workshop using Ragnium shards.[3][4][1] These bots can be played at select points in the story and via the two-player Local Play where players can challenge each other with them.[2][3] Also, finding enough Trading Card pieces will unlock brand new stages for Bot Racing mode.[3]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Klepek, Patrick (June 9, 2015). Sega's Not Giving Up on Sonic Boom. Kotaku. Retrieved on June 9, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Rignall, Jaz (9 June 2015). What's Next for Sonic the Hedgehog (and friends)?. USGamer. Retrieved on 10 June 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Koopman, Daan (6 September 2016). Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS) Hands-on Preview. Nintendo World Report. Retrieved on 16 September 2016.
  4. Sanzaru Games (September 27, 2016). Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice. Nintendo 3DS. Sega. Level/Area: Kodiak Frontier. "Hint: Collected Ragnium drops from enemies. Bring them to Tails at the Bot Racer Worshop."

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