Chao Races (SA2)

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Chao Races (SA2)
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Chao Races.
Related Website Pages
SA2 Races
Related Wiki Pages
Beginner Races
Jewel Races
Challenge Races
Dark Races
Hero Races
Relevant Chao Systems
Dreamcast Engine
GameCube Engine


These Chao Races are a set of races in the games Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.

Description

The Chao all race against each other throughout an obstacle course. Each obstacle is overcome using a different stat; for example, swimming sections are swam through more quickly with a higher Swim stat.

There is a Stamina bar in the top right with an amount of Stamina that slowly decreases throughout a race. The player can cheer on their Chao; this gives the Chao a speed boost in exchange for a portion of Stamina. However, if a Chao runs out of Stamina it will slow down by a lot and quickly fall behind in a race, so the player must be careful. The amount of Stamina is dependant on the Chao's stamina stat, which is increased by the Chao eating.

The camera focuses on your Chao all the way throughout the race, unlike in Sonic Adventure 1 & DX. There is no option to cheer on the other Chao, except for in a Party Race.

Basic Strategy

For quickly obtaining emblems, is recommended to use a Neutral-aligned Chao as they can participate in all races.

Overall the races are fairly manageable with most Chao assuming the player has enough stamina; however, it is recommended to have at least a B in the Running stat levelled to a max level of 99, as it is arguably the most important race stat in these races so the high grade will make the races significantly easier. It is of course recommended to have Swim, Fly and Power levelled to 99 as well.

Races

Beginner Race

Main article: Beginner Races

Beginner races are very short races where the player's Chao faces against low-level child opponents. Each race focuses on a different stat which allows for the player to understand how each stat affects certain aspects of the course the chao races in.

The player's Chao must compete and win in all Beginner Races first before unlocking the other sets of races. This does not have to be done by all Chao; once all 3 levels are beaten by any number of Chao, other races are unlocked and any Chao can participate in them regardless of previous racing experience.

Jewel Race

Main article: Jewel Races

The Jewel races consist of 6 long race courses that have highly experienced Chao in them. These are significantly harder than the Beginner races, and have 5 levels instead of 3.

Challenge Race

Main article: Challenge Races

The Challenge races are a set of more unusual races of which Chao face unorthodox opponents, from Jewel Chao to Animals and Omochao.

Hero Race

Main article: Hero Races

Only Hero and Neutral chao can participate in these races. The Chao faces Dark aligned Chao in these races in dark-themed courses.

Dark Race

Main article: Dark Races

Only Dark and Neutral chao can participate in these races. The Chao faces Hero aligned Chao in these races in light-themed courses.

Party Race

A Party Race is a multiplayer race against other Chao on the save file. It was removed from the HD port of SA2, but can be re-accessed with mods.

Prizes

Main article: Toys

Various prizes can be obtained from the different sets of races.

Beginner Race

Race to beat Toy Image Description
Crab Pool Shovel With this and a running stat of at least 50 points, your chao gains the ability to plant a seed.
Stump Valley Watering Can While in the garden, the chao may water a planted tree. This extends the tree's lifespan.
Mushroom Forest Rattle While in the garden, the chao may play with the rattle if it is bored.
Block Canyon Toy Car While in the garden, the chao may play with the car if it is bored.

Jewel Race

Race to beat Medal Toy Image Description
Aquamarine Sonic Doll While in the garden, the chao may occasionally play with the toy.
Topaz Broomstick While in the garden, the chao may sweep the floor using the broom.
Peridot Children's book While in the garden, the chao may read this on the floor.
Garnet Pogo stick While in the garden, the chao may use this to jump around on the spot.
Onyx Set of crayons While in the garden, the chao may use these to draw different pictures than those learned in the Chao Classroom.
Diamond Bubbles While in the garden, the chao may blow bubbles.

Challenge Race

Race to beat Toy Image Description
Challenge Race 4 Ball Example alt text The chao may run after the ball and knock it around the Chao garden. The player can also pick up and throw the ball.
Challenge Race 8 Jack-in-a-box Example alt text The chao may use the Jack-in-a-box in the same way it is used in the races; it can contain either nothing, or a surprise.
Challenge Race 12 Small TV Example alt text The chao may watch TV, with several different 'programs' that can be watched.

Hero Race

Race to beat Toy Image Description
Hero Race 2 Ball Example alt text The chao may run after the ball and knock it around the Hero garden. The player can also pick up and throw the ball.
Hero Race 4 Rocking Horse Example alt text The chao may climb on and rock on the rocking horse.

Dark Race

Race to beat Toy Image Description
Dark Race 2 Ball Example alt text The chao may run after the ball and knock it around the Dark garden. The player can also pick up and throw the ball.
Dark Race 4 Radio Example alt text The chao may listen to the radio.