Sonic Team's Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity is built around the very basic principle that hoverboards make everything better. It's also tied up in a second idea that if you tack a license onto enough games, sooner or later something will work right. We're not saying that Zero Gravity is exceptional; there are far better arcade racers available and on the way for Nintendo's Wii console. But fans of the little blue rodent who don't mind a few control-related headaches - or who have a spare GameCube controller (or two/three/four of them) - will find a fun Sonic-themed racer here with a couple of new tricks to set it apart from last-gen original.
Review by Adam Rosenberg.