Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. Whilst it wears its influences on its sleeve and won’t supersede Mario Kart DS as the handheld racer of choice, All-Stars Racing ensures a thrilling duel to the finish line.
  2. There is a good amount of single-player content here, including multiple difficulty levels, and a large number of challenge missions. The inclusion of Wi-Fi multiplayer and single-cart game sharing rounds out this package as a must have for kart racing fans.
  3. With great controls, gorgeous graphics, awesome sound, and a perfect sense of speed, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is a very exciting kart racer and the closest that anyone has come to matching Mario Kart on a portable Nintendo system.
  4. In conclusion, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is a thoroughly enjoyable racing title for the DS that proves that Nintendo does not hold the monopoly on kart games.
  5. 80
    Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing may not have a whole lot in the gameplay department that it can call its own, but Sumo Digital took what worked and built a SEGA-themed experience that captures what makes the company's games so memorable.
  6. Smooth controls and a bunch of awesome tracks make this an exciting kart racer.
  7. Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing is a good racing game, maybe too similar to its rival Mario Kart but still fun to play. Driving with Ryo Hazuki and his fork lift it's an amazing experience.
  8. As with the Wii version, Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing may not do anything especially new in the character racing genre but it handles well, looks good and offers stacks of reasons to return.
  9. 80
    But there's certainly nothing wrong with that, especially when it's a quality effort like Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. Great for fans, casual players and kids (in other words, everyone), it's a well made, cool and value packed kart racer that's worth the cash.
  10. 80
    With excellent visuals and remarkable gameplay, it is a noteworthy title within the racing games of Nintendo DS.
  11. If you are looking for the second best kart racer on the DS, or if you are tired of the usual Nintendo universe, look no further: Sonic & Sega all-star racing on the DS is a great game.
  12. While not the Mario Kart beater many may have hoped for, Sega All-Stars Racing is still a stunningly good racer that's both well designed and fun to play; definitely worth buying.
  13. Sega delivers an entertaining Mario Kart clone with good controls. Nevertheless, All Star Racing isn’t challenging enough to live up to Nintendo’s genre highlight.
  14. A good kart racer with plenty of content. A solid, if inferior, alternative to Mario Kart DS. [Mar 2010, p.84]
  15. The core gameplay mechanics are set in stone and the addition of a set of achievements really helps propel the game from the mediocre range of racers.
  16. All Star Racing does not offer anything more than Mario Kart. Still, is entertaining and perfect for the portable device, and the great number of characters, circuits and game modes make it a decent "clone".

Awards & Rankings

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#24 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
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#30 Most Shared DS Game of 2010
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 11, 2011
    8
    I like the racing and the content. I also like the characters and the track design. The difficulty is pretty hard though, which makes it forI like the racing and the content. I also like the characters and the track design. The difficulty is pretty hard though, which makes it for an older audience than Mario Kart. Full Review »
  2. May 30, 2015
    10
    the game is well done .... the graphics are good, the gameplay is beautiful, characters and tracks are varied ...
    In conclusion it is an
    the game is well done .... the graphics are good, the gameplay is beautiful, characters and tracks are varied ...
    In conclusion it is an excellent game for the Nintendo DS but has its drawbacks as their tracks and special effects not comparable to consoles on table ........
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  3. Aug 4, 2017
    7
    This version was fun, but not as fun as the console versions. It's understandable why it's not just like the console version, and it's goodThis version was fun, but not as fun as the console versions. It's understandable why it's not just like the console version, and it's good for playing this game on the go, but if you were to choose between this and the console version, I'd say console, and only get this if you like Sonic racing games more than Mario Kart. Full Review »