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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] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. All Stars isn’t an overly ambitious racing game and won’t turn the kart racing genre on its head. It has some minor framerate issues and the varied character selection is at odds with the less varied bevy of tracks. You won’t see this game fly off the shelves as fast as anything with the ’Mario Kart’ name on it, but if you are a fan of kart racing to any degree, you’ll find something immediately appealing in what’s offered here.
  2. There's plenty to do when playing alone or in split-screen multiplayer. The only real downside is that the online multiplayer is restricted to just racing.
  3. Kids'll love it, but it's lifetime adult gamers who'll truly relish this nod to a legacy a quarter century in the making. [May 2010, p.83]
  4. The controls click almost perfectly, the multiplayer options are through the roof, there's plenty to do on the single-player front and the characters and levels are like a treasure trove of Sega history.
  5. Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing does not manage to reach all-star level because of some little problems. Mario Kart might be better, but for gamers who only own a PlayStation 3 or a Xbox 360 this is the best party racer you can get.
  6. In spite of its resemblance with Mario Kart, Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing still is an enjoyable racing game, with the charm of SEGA’s characters still intact. It’s a pity we didn’t find our favourite ones, though.
  7. This is the best Mario Kart experience one can get without owning a Wii, with party graphics and clever courses. Entertaining for console gamers of all ages.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. M13
    Feb 28, 2010
    I own most racing games...Grid, Dirt 2, many of the Need for Speeds. But I find that I can play this longer than any of them without feeling bored. The game is large. So many different tracks, racers, modes of play. Tons of fun. Everything that made Mario Kart successful and then some. Expand
  2. DomM
    Feb 26, 2010
    Together with some friends - one of the best multiplayer games I've ever played!
  3. Jan 15, 2011
    If you Loved Mario Kart Wii then you'll love Sonic Racing on the ps3. It has A lot of your favorite characters and a large selections of tracks. There are also a few modes that you can do with multiplayer similar to Battle mode in Mario Kart. Online is pretty nice feature but only a select few on it at a time. The single player is deep in the sense that their a lot to do but variety wise not really. The single player can definitely last you a good time. Great 4 player split screen multiplayer when you have family or friends around. The controls are pretty smooth From being able to change direction smoothly while drifting. All characters have a special move too which gives a bit of uniqueness. Most importantly No Unblockable/Unavoidable Blue Shells like in Mario Kart to cheaply take you out of 1st place Expand
  4. DanB
    Feb 28, 2010
    An excellent blend of Outrun style controls and Mario Kart gameplay. This game is much more fair to play, there are no blue shells and you can even turn the rubber band a.i off. Controls are tight and precise, the game is fast (with a few minor frame rate hiccups)and the levels varied and fun. This fills a niche in the PS3 library, is a great game that casual and 'hardcore' gamers can both appreciate. Expand
  5. quintinbedstuy
    Mar 1, 2010
    As good as Mario Kart? No. Gets a little repetitive if you're trying to get all the achievements/trophies, but at least it isn't as easy to platinum as Sonic Collection... the courses are easy to learn, looking more complex and chaotic than they actually are. The karts are good, but I am thinking Mod Racers will be a better (the ultimate?) kart gaming experience... if you want a kart racer, this one's 50 instead of 60 bucks new.... so grab it go online, play the hell out of it... personally I like it, a better mario kart clone than most, with some decent characters and tracks and some good "mission" challenges. Expand
  6. Sep 9, 2012
    Excellent Game. Everything you would want in a party game. It's like an HD Mario Kart game but even better. A lot more tracks and mascots along with other great extras. Will keep you occupied for a long time. Controls are great and simple. This game is great to play with casual gamers. Expand
  7. Feb 9, 2014
    Plays better and controls better than Mario Kart in my opinion, however overall, in terms of casual fun, Mario Kart is the better game. Still, it’s great to see the resurrection of classic Sega characters, especially my favourite, Ryo Hazuki from Shenmue. Expand

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