A pink/purple Board type Extreme Gear. Wave's personal Extreme Gear.
The Type-W (タイプ-W Taipu-W?) is a recurring Board type Extreme Gear in the Sonic Riders series. It is Wave the Swallow's character Extreme Gear, exclusively for her, meaning only she can use it, and her default Extreme Gear. It is one of the first Extreme Gears available in every game in the Sonic Riders series.
The Type-W is a part of the Babylon Rogues' own unique series of Extreme Gears that Wave has constructed and customized herself. The Type-W is especially built to suit and benefit hers truly. It is an extremely exquisite piece of machinery, and is a prime example of Wave's skills as an Extreme Gear mechanic.
The Type-W is in Sonic Riders designed as a pink, board-shaped Extreme Gear, with purple markings along with a tad of white in the back, a salmon colored pad on the top and with two foot prints facing away from one another.
As a Board type Extreme Gear in Sonic Riders, the Type-W is well-balanced in its attributes with average statistics and an average rate of fuel-consumption, and is suited for general riding. Like most other character exclusive Extreme Gears, the Type-W does not possess any unique abilities.
Sonic Riders: Zero GravityEdit
The Type-W made its return in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. According to its profile, it is in this game hand-designed by Wave, possessing an ultra-compact body for containing more mechanical functions than a regular Extreme Gear.
In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, the Type-W received a noticable redesign. In this game, its shape resembles very much that of an arrowhead, while keeping a distinct board shape, though, like most other Board types in the game, it is much thicker than the regular Board types in Sonic Riders. It is mostly colored white, with pink streaks running across it, and has two light purple, circular foot pads on the top central surface. It also has what appears to be hover units at the midsection where it turns inward.
As a Board type Extreme Gear in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, the Type-W is well-balanced in its attributes with average statistics, and is suited for general riding. Like most other character exclusive Extreme Gears, the Type-W does not possess any unique abilities. However, it possesses Gear Parts that can increase its top speed and the amount of Gravity Points it can store, and transform it into an Air Ride type Extreme Gear.
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- Max Speed Up: Increases the Type-W's top speed (Requires 20 Rings).
- Air Ride: Turns the Type-W into an Air Ride type Extreme Gear, allowing it to glide through the air and Dash Rings (Requires 50 Rings).
- GP Gauge UP: Increases the Type-W's GP gauge by 25 points (Requires 70 Rings).
Sonic Free RidersEdit
The Type-W made another reappearance in Sonic Free Riders. According to its profile, Wave crafted it exclusively for herself, with its design and performance reflecting Wave's high standards for Extreme Gear mechanics.
In Sonic Free Riders, the Type-W recevied a new redesign. In this game, the Type-W returned to having a more board-like shape, like the one it had in Sonic Riders. It is mainly colored purple, with white accents on the front and rear, and a smaller red recess on the front, along with yellow markings on the top surface.
As a Board type Extreme Gear in Sonic Free Riders, the Type-W is, like in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, well-balanced in its attributes with average stats, and is suited for general riding. Also, like in the previous titles, the Type-W possesses no unique abilities of its own, but it can be equipped with up to two Gear Parts.
Archie ComicsEditThe Type-W has made several appearances in the Archie Comics as Wave the Swallow's personal Extreme Gear, which she always has with her, and was one of the first Extreme Gear shown in the comics. In this media, it has the same design it had in Sonic Riders.
The Type-W first appeared in Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 163 where it was used by Wave to battle Sonic the Hedgehog, along with Jet the Hawk and Storm the Albatross. Using the Type-W, which was foreign technology to Sonic, Wave and her team were able to defeat Sonic in their first confrontation. The next day, however, when the Babylon Rogues arrived to destroy Knothole, Wave was attacked by Sonic, Knuckles the Echidna and Miles "Tails" Prower, who had required their own Extreme Gear. With his Extreme Gear, Tails was able to combat Wave on her Type-W, and eventually managed to drive off the Babylon Rogues, with the help of Sonic and Knuckles.
The Type-W, with the design it had in Sonic Free Riders, was packaged with a 3.75 inch Wave the Swallow toy created by Jazwares, following the release of Sonic Free Riders.