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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 moreIn 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. Positive: 19 out of 21
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  1. In this world of professional racing simulations and the like, it’s refreshing to play a game like Sonic & SEGA’s All-Stars Racing that puts the “fun” back into racing, without all the seriousness.
  2. Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing is, despite its flaws, a well-crafted racer that’s clearly had a lot of good design work put into it.
  3. If you don't care about plagiarism, you will have much fun with Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. It's a pleasant surprise.
  4. Get your race on with the All Stars, a good beginning held back in the starting blocks by a few faulty ideas.
  5. Good controls, design and awesome tracks make this game a fun and exhilarating experience.
  6. Shameless lack of originality aside, this might be worth a look if you've exhausted the real thing. [Mar 2010, p.52]
  7. For better or worse, you may want to try the game out because it has its enjoyable moments. Just be warned that kart racers already on the market like Mario Kart Wii are far superior.

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  1. Feb 1, 2014
    9
    This is a great Kart Racing game, that, though similar to Mario Kart, is superior than it as well. Now the graphics are nice and crisp, theThis is a great Kart Racing game, that, though similar to Mario Kart, is superior than it as well. Now the graphics are nice and crisp, the game looks very good, the game controls great as well! Though if you're used to Mario Kart, it could take a bit of getting used to, as the controls are somewhat different.

    Also borrowing from Sonic riders is a simplified trick system. And by Trick, I mean rotating in the air, But the more you rotate, the better the speed boost. The game has online racing that is on par with Mario Kart, but I suggest you stay away from it unless you get really good at the game. Because unlike Mario Kart, there are a lot of different, well, I'll call them exploits for lack of a better term, that people use that I don't even know about.

    The game has a two different unlock systems based on what you are trying to unlock. "Mods" Are unlocked by doing well in races. But just beating a bunch of races will aid as well. These "Mods" Change how your character races slightly. Like it can increase their speed, but slow their accelerate for example. Another example is it can slow them down, but help with their turning.

    For unlocking characters, you must play though the challenge mode. Where you, of course, have to complete various challenges to unlock characters. You will unlock the characters faster if you play on harder difficulties, but will get to them faster if you play on easier difficulties.

    Speaking of speed, the races often can last up to 5 minutes, at least at my skill level. And I wouldn't say I'm bad at racing games at all.

    The music is mostly comprised of remixes of past games, but these remixes are very good! Not as good as remixes in brawl, but fairly decent on their own accord.

    Overall, I'd say this game is worth buying, especially on the PC where it's the cheapest.
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  2. Apr 9, 2013
    9
    After my friend let me play it at his house for a few hours (I was into it because it was way fun) plays like MK game too controls look andAfter my friend let me play it at his house for a few hours (I was into it because it was way fun) plays like MK game too controls look and feel like MK too with holding remote sideways.

    What I like is when you fall off a course your instantly put back on the track unlike MK as it is slow.

    Speed is pretty fast as well in this game like MK with Sega characters.

    Most stages have blocks at the sides to stop you from falling which is good to help you out unlike MK.

    The whole of the slide boost thing too is same as MK too so if you played MK you know what you do on this game very similar and the whole handling where steering is not sensitive unlike MK is bloody is a lot but in this game you can steer very good MK has that bad moment and you just loose your rage because of this on this you won't.

    I know I' am saying MK a lot it's because I just think it's like MK itself, so try you won't be disappointed with this game thumbs up.
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  3. May 3, 2013
    9
    This is really good for 2 players. There are really good 2 player combos such as battles and racing. The races are fantastic. You win gameThis is really good for 2 players. There are really good 2 player combos such as battles and racing. The races are fantastic. You win game coins and you buy the characters. My favourite characters are Opa Opa and Sonic. They are basically the best characters for racing. The tracks are fun and there are really cool stunts you can do. Expand
  4. NicholsE.
    Feb 26, 2010
    8
    Its a great game, an excellent idea and a great multiplayer, so its the copy of mario kart .
  5. Oct 22, 2013
    7
    While not as fun as Mario kart it is fun to play all of your favorite characters from past Sega games and the courses are unique too. OneWhile not as fun as Mario kart it is fun to play all of your favorite characters from past Sega games and the courses are unique too. One thing I don't like though is that even this a game made by Sega there are too many sonic characters. Expand