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The Bumper Car[1] is a small floating car seen in Twinkle Circuit and Sonic's first portion of Twinkle Park.


Bumper Cars differ from the real world ones, having the ability to hover in the air via turbine-like object (twice in each side of the player, on the back). Their colors depend on the characters (in Twinkle Circuit only):


In gameplay, Bumper Cars are really fast, capable of reaching high speeds in seconds. Their speed can be further increased by collecting Rings. Bumper Cars are also equipped with a ring counter on their back that increases when collecting Rings. Each car has great endurance, capable of piercing another car of the same type. However, sometimes it lose rings. They are used by the Cart Kiki to race and damage their enemies. However, destroying them cause the car to be freed from their control. The player can then press DreamcastA/A Button GameCube v2 to hop into the Bumper Car and ride it.

In gameplay, the player has to hold the Jump button to race, and the Action button to break. The player cannot leave the Bumper Cars, until the race is finished.


  • The heavy characters like Big or Gamma have their cars lower to the ground than lighter characters like Amy or Tails who have them farther from the ground because of their weight.
  • Once they pass through a Dash Panel, they leave afterimage.



  1. Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut/Bumper Car controls
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