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  • Summary: In a frantic battle to the checkered flag, Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in medieval castle ramparts, lush rainforests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and SEGA. Fan favorites such as Dr. Eggman, Tails, AiAi, Amigo and many more will join Sonic in their custom built vehicles, revving their engines and jostling to stay ahead of the pack. Each character will speed around the track in cars, planes, motorbikes, and in Aiai’s case – a banana mobile! Secret short cuts, swift handling and avoiding strategically placed obstacles are certainly the best way to get to the top of the podium. But winning is only part of the fun in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing! Each character has a specific All Star move – such as Super Sonic, Banana Blitz and Tails Tornado – that allows a quick way for competitors to get back into the race! Power ups and weapons can also be collected around the tracks and used against the opposition to ensure they don’t become a threat to that number one position. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Jul 8, 2011
    80
    Ultimately a great arcade racing game that celebrates Sonic's 20th anniversary on iOS. A bit pricey, but worth it.
  2. A fun racing game if you have family or friends to play it with.
  3. A few performance issues mar an otherwise fun little racer. [Aug 2010, p.87]
  4. How can someone forget to add online multiplayer to game based on the competitiveness of a player we don't understand. The equation with this game is simple, more players = more fun. [Issue#190]
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  1. Mar 17, 2011
    9
    It's a Mario Kart clone, yes, but a very good one! The power-ups are good, and it *feels* like Mario Kart. There are lots of Sega characters, but the real stars of this game are the tracks, which are as crazy and dizzying as you'd expect for a Sonic game. In fact, I think it tops the Mario Kart series in that respect; Mario Kart's tracks were never truly clever like this. The single player is a lot of fun. After you beat the basic game, there are lots of challenge races you can use to get points and gain access to more cars/tracks.

    Visually, it's nice-looking game, though the cartoony style means it isn't too flashy. Much of what impresses visually is again the creativity of the levels, as opposed to the raw detail. Despite what another reviewer said, performance was excellent. I have a pretty low/mid system (HD5750) and got 60fps constant for the most part with AA and AF on through my video card's settings.

    The biggest selling point for me? It features 4-player split-screen (on PC!), which is a blast. It has native support for 360 controllers, just plug 4 of them in to your PC. There is no online multiplayer, but I didn't miss it. A game like this is best enjoyed as local multiplayer, and split-screen is such a rarity on PC that it's more of a selling point to me than online would be.

    Overall, a very fun game. You just don't get games like this on PC very often, and I really enjoyed it. Don't overlook it!
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  2. Nov 23, 2011
    9
    This is just an all around fun game. While geared more towards family entertainment an individual can enjoy this as well. The tracks are a blast as well as the overall gameplay. Racing controls and mechanics are spot on also. Reminds me of the old days of N64 when games were just a blast to play. The whole family will love it. Especially happy to see split screen on the pc. So many games lack split screen support on the PC while this retains it. People just don't realize that lots of gamers have there PCs hooked up to actual HD TVs with this new invention called an HDMI cable. PCs also have the ability to use 360 controllers, and PS3 controllers, and tons of other gamepads, both wireless and wired. I appreciate developers retaining all aspects of gameplay in the PC versions of their games. Expand
  3. Jun 11, 2012
    9
    This is an extremely fun game! The graphics (which give you an incredible setup) are superb, the sound is much better than most, and gameplay is awesome! The ability to split screen with another person is unique to pc players too. If you can find this for a really low price like I was fortunate to have? Grab it quick! You won't be disappointed at all!! The sense of racing is marvelous! Expand
  4. Apr 26, 2013
    8
    Quite a solid kart racing game. If you loved kart racing games, then you will like this one aswell. The only complain i have is the PC version dosen't have online mode. I don't know why they were so careless for PC, but whatever the case it still is enjoyable game. Expand
  5. AWG
    Jul 20, 2013
    7
    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing was a great game and it deserves a well earned retirement now that the Transformed version is up and running (and way superior). Expand
  6. Nov 2, 2013
    7
    Game: Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing Genre: Racing Developer: SEGA/Sonic Team System: Steam (PC) Total Score: 71/100 Value Score: 7.1/10

    Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing is a new game created by SEGA consisting of several characters from their universe. The game includes a set amount of unlockables and is reminiscent of what you would expect in a Mario Kart type of game from another company or franchise. Although the gameplay is a bit rough Play as your favorite characters as you speed through several stages from numerous types of SEGA games.

    • Story: 5/10
    • Characters: 8/10
    • GamePlay: 6/10
    • Graphics: 9/10
    • Sound: 10/10
    • Music: 7/10
    • Length: 3/10
    • Replay Value: 8/10
    • Player Value: 5/10

    +Classical characters
    +Great level designs
    +Split screen local co-op
    +Well done visual design

    -Power ups and items seem to be a bit weak or generic
    -FPS issues such as frame rate drops here and then signifies a poor optimization
    -Gameplay not as solid as it should be but decent enough.
    -No Online multiplayer
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  7. Nov 20, 2013
    7
    Well when it comes down to it there really aren't a lot of racing games like this available these days; especially enjoyable ones… So I'm kind of thankful this game was released on PC. I must admit I'm not a racing game (or kart racing game) lover, but I do enjoy the occasional dabble in these fun “wacky” sort of adventures! Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing doesn't really bring anything new to the genre it’s fundamentally race people, find power up’s, use power up’s on enemy’s, win race… Ta-Dah! I did like the system for unlocking new characters and arenas but the missions do get unbelievably repetitive and by number 50 you will have had enough! Expand

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