Michael Crisman writes, "Today, Traveller’s Tales is best known for taking extremely popular franchises like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Batman and converting them into cute little Lego versions of themselves. The end result is an enormous dynasty of titles which earn the company cubic butt-tons of money with every new release as gamers clamor to see what license TT will acquire next. I’m rooting for Lego H.P. Lovecraft myself, but that’s neither here nor there. What is important is before Traveller’s Tales figured out a way to vacuum money directly out of consumer’s wallets, they had to do things the hard way. And today in 1997 saw the release of one of those lesser-known efforts: Sonic R for the Sega Saturn."