Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie Image
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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 60
  2. Negative: 1 out of 60
  1. 100
    It’s a win-win for gamers with kids and Sega fans alike – finally, a Sonic game that you don’t need to be 10 years old to enjoy.
  2. 85
    All-Stars Racing is the go-to kart racing game on the Xbox 360. There isn't an experience like it on the system.
  3. The best kart racer on 360 an PS3, but not quite the Mario Kart-beater we'd hoped for. [Mar 2010, p.56]
  4. Overall, Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing is a fun little game. It's no Forza, but it is entertaining. If you're looking for a fun little racer, and especially if you're a fan of SEGA's games, then you'll enjoy your time with it.
  5. Ok, lets face it, kart games are made for multi-player and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing really caters handsomely in this department.
  6. A very decent kart racer with plenty of Sega goodness and a solid multiplayer offering. [Apr 2010, p.98]
  7. It looks like Mario Kart (ie: pretty bloody average), it plays (sort of) like Mario Kart, the colours are as bright and the soundtrack just as irritating as Mario Kart. “Well that’s great,” one may well say, “Finally we’ve got a decent kart racer on the Xbox360 and the PS3.” Sadly, no. The one thing Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing failed to rip off from Mario Kart is fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Nov 13, 2012
    10
    A great racer you can drift on a dime controls are very tight,I would not call this a cart racer,alot of differant vehicles in the game. TheA great racer you can drift on a dime controls are very tight,I would not call this a cart racer,alot of differant vehicles in the game. The game play is very fast paced and really enjoyed the online multi player. I great nod to sega fans old and new. Expand
  2. ShinG
    Feb 25, 2010
    10
    Imagine Mario kart??? But with better visuals & multi Platform....Not original but for ps3 & 360 owners who the hell cares?? The biggest Imagine Mario kart??? But with better visuals & multi Platform....Not original but for ps3 & 360 owners who the hell cares?? The biggest surprise of the year & Worth every penny Expand
  3. Nov 2, 2012
    10
    A fantastic game with great balance and gameplay features. I really enjoyed playing all the mini-games and trying to score AAA. The characterA fantastic game with great balance and gameplay features. I really enjoyed playing all the mini-games and trying to score AAA. The character choice is huge and theyve got some unusual players in the line up, enough to make any retro gamer happy! It is similar to Mario Kart but I found it much better than Nintendo's recent additions to the karting franchise. Well worth the money ! Sumo Digital I salute you :) Expand
  4. DylanR.
    Feb 25, 2010
    8
    A solid kart racer, this is the closest we will get to Mario Kart on the 360. A great party game, this should be in every gamers library just A solid kart racer, this is the closest we will get to Mario Kart on the 360. A great party game, this should be in every gamers library just as a goofy pick-up-and-play game. Expand
  5. Feb 1, 2015
    8
    Chronic game! Decent enough graphics, quite a lot of maps to drive. The downfall is they take you out with a **** rocket launcher when you'reChronic game! Decent enough graphics, quite a lot of maps to drive. The downfall is they take you out with a **** rocket launcher when you're like 2cm from the finish line. But it's a fun game. Expand
  6. Sep 16, 2010
    8
    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is no Mario Kart, though it's still a bundle of fun for all ages. There's plenty of characters and a tonne ofSonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is no Mario Kart, though it's still a bundle of fun for all ages. There's plenty of characters and a tonne of game options (including a fantastic Out Run style mission mode.) The only real downside to All-Stars Racing is the lack of variety with some of the tracks. With such a huge back catalogue of games to choose from, you'll be left wondering why we're seeing three Billy Hatcher themed courses and no Clockwork Knight or Ristar. Despite this, there's plenty to do and a good deal of unlockables. It is however like a bit like a bag of malteasers; sweet while it lasts though you're left feeling a bit empty inside when it's all gone, with everything unlocked and conquered after around 10 - 12 hours of play. Expand
  7. May 12, 2011
    0
    To anyone thinking of buying this game: Don't! If you're looking for the next big thing in kart racers, go back to Sonic Drift. If you want toTo anyone thinking of buying this game: Don't! If you're looking for the next big thing in kart racers, go back to Sonic Drift. If you want to experience the full game, download the demo for Xbox 360, then for PS3, and play them both consecutively. You will get 3 different characters/ karts, 2 different tracks, and the same annoying, un-mutable announcer. You may have noticed I haven't compared this game to Mario Kart. That is because Mario Kart is a different type of kart racer and a good game. The racing mini-games in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 were better. Once again, Sonic Drift is superior in every way, and it's for an old hand-held system, and Sonic Riders looks good when compared to this. The only good thing that came out of this game was the Ryo Hazuki Jacket on the Avatar Marketplace. Don't waste your money on this game, especially when brand new. If you're going to buy this, wait until it's $5.00 at a used games store. Expand

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