Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing DS

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. 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.
  2. Smooth controls and a bunch of awesome tracks make this an exciting kart racer.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. With excellent visuals and remarkable gameplay, it is a noteworthy title within the racing games of Nintendo DS.
  7. 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".
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. A good kart racer with plenty of content. A solid, if inferior, alternative to Mario Kart DS. [Mar 2010, p.84]
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#31 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  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. Jun 8, 2016
    9
    This racing game is pretty decent if you compare it with the console versions, it has been remade for the DS platform. Which is good. BecauseThis racing game is pretty decent if you compare it with the console versions, it has been remade for the DS platform. Which is good. Because it knows its limitations and plays with that.

    Sonic & Sega All... is a fun kart game and the DS version doesn't lose that fun factor. You have a good amount of tracks to race on, time trials and customized races, multiplayer (local and wifi), missions and achievements. Also it has 3 profiles, so you can share the game with your friends.
    If you like completing all the achievements and getting the perfect score, this game will last for a few weeks, because it has a point system and you use that to buy stuff (songs, tracks, characters). After that, you'll be trying to get all the achievements, being the online achievements the most difficult to get.

    Enjoy this FPS solid game designed for Nintendo's handheld, unlike the sequel that runs pretty bad on the current Nintendo 3DS. Thanks, Sumo Digital for delivering an -underrated- good product.
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