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  • Summary: Sonic and the All-Stars cast line up on the starting grid once again to battle for supremacy in the ultimate race. Compete across land, water and air in incredible transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes mid-race. Master your driving skills as you drift, barrel roleSonic and the All-Stars cast line up on the starting grid once again to battle for supremacy in the ultimate race. Compete across land, water and air in incredible transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes mid-race. Master your driving skills as you drift, barrel role and boost to overtake your rivals, or use your weapons tactically and unleash your All-Star move to gain the winning advantage. It's not just your fellow racers you need to watch out for, as the road falls away beneath you, or the river runs dry, new routes emerge and your vehicle transforms to take advantage of the terrain. Discover alternative routes and short cuts as you perfect the course in this adrenaline fuelled dash to the finish line - racing will never be the same again. This is not just racing, it's racing transformed! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jan 6, 2014
    100
    If you’re into racers, get this game.
  2. Jan 3, 2014
    90
    This all adds up to a sequel that exceeds the original in every possible way. While I was initially worried about the IAP in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, I was really pleased to find the whole game was accessible without dipping into it or grinding.
  3. Jan 6, 2014
    90
    Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed hangs its hat on the variety of its game play and also tugs on our respective heart strings.
  4. Jan 3, 2014
    80
    A great racing game, damaged by a business model more fitting of a free-to-play game than a $4.99 one.
  5. Apple'N'Apps
    Jan 30, 2014
    80
    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed expertly transforms a stale genre for some fresh kart racing fun that is a must buy in its action packed iOS form.
  6. Jan 7, 2014
    80
    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on iOS may suffer compared to versions of the game on other systems, but for kart racers on a smartphone it's one of the best games in town.
  7. Jan 2, 2014
    50
    Had Sega simply bumped up the price and included everything in one shot, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed would've been just as well received as its console counterpart. Instead, due to an unfair currency system and technical hiccups, it loses control.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Feb 9, 2014
    10
    An impressive port of the Sega's "Mario Kart". It looks and plays just as great as the other versions. Recommended if you want a great racingAn impressive port of the Sega's "Mario Kart". It looks and plays just as great as the other versions. Recommended if you want a great racing game on your iOS. Expand
  2. Feb 23, 2014
    9
    Very good game nearly flawless has some control issues but otherwise is great. Graphics and framerate are top notch. Stages are full of detailVery good game nearly flawless has some control issues but otherwise is great. Graphics and framerate are top notch. Stages are full of detail and are pleasent to view. I didn't enjoy the drifting stages as the hindering controls made a simple task very difficult to exexcute Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2018
    8
    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
    Taking Kart Racing to the land, sea, and air..
    Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed is a Kart Racer
    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
    Taking Kart Racing to the land, sea, and air..
    Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed is a Kart Racer with 20 different tracks, over 20 characters to unlock from various sega properties, exclusive characters depending which system youre playing on, and even some weird ones like Danica Patrick..
    This game features a career mode which is where all of these characters and tracks will unlock.. but there is an online option as well as your standard tournament, time attack, and single race modes…
    And youre also able to play split screen in all of these modes, including the career…
    The career mode is the star of the show.. its challenging and addicting..
    There are a variety of challenges and paths for you to go down, all earning you 1-3 stars for completing..
    There are straight up races, theres drift challenges.. ring challenges, theres a mode where youre trying to take down a tank…. Theres my favorite elimination..
    I havnt had this much fun in a kart racer in a while..
    Before each race you chose your character you think will be best for the challenge youre about to take on and you go at it…
    drifting and tracks for speed boosts, speed pads all over the place, constant offensive and defensive pick ups…
    every race is so thrilling and you actually feel like skill matters here…
    With this resurgence of arcade racers from indie teams lately.. its nice to go back and feel that balance where pickups shortcuts and timing actually matters… especially with the different stats and versions of characters… it doesn’t feel luck based that everyone is on an even playing field .. it feels like every player on the track is in their own world.. in their own race where their objective and your objective and strategy aren’t the same…
    this is really highlighted in modes like elimination where not only are you racing for 1st place, but you only have 3 lives… you have to choose if youre going to risk taking a shortcut where its easy to fly off of the track, or are you going to hang in the back to deal damage, or maintain the lead trying to dodge it with a giant target on your back..
    this was the most interesting mode to me and I wish the campaign had more of it..
    and you heard me right earlier.. every character has different versions of themselves..
    as you use a character you gain xp to level them up.. this will unlock new modded versions of them wit different stats…
    so if you don’t like the base stats of your favorite character you can grind to level them up and choose a different version of them that is more your play style..
    the difficulty you take on these challenges though actually do matter.. you cant just easy mode your way through the career mode..
    you have to go for higher stars in modes you feel more confident in so that you can unlock alternate paths with more tracks as well as unlock characters and a bonus moderation…
    this adds to the addictiveness of going back and mastering tracks or modes, increasing your star count..
    And these tracks are all fun to race through.. especially with the whople transformed thing going on..
    you don’t get to choose when to transform but as you race there will be sections where youll be plying through the air, or racing through the sea just to land back on land again.. and all 3 of these flow perfectly, none of them annoying.. I hate flying in games.. I hate controlling planes.. but it feels responsive and smooth here, you hardly notice that anything has changes…
    My favorite thing this game does that I wish it did more of is actually tranfroming the map as your race it..
    there are some really cool maps that the final lap is completely different than the first 2 as things start to fall and crumble..
    I wish the played with this idea more, making every lap in every tracks different..
    Sonic * All Stars racing again is probably the best Kart racer not on a Nintendo console and is a must play for fans of this genre
    I give Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed an 8/10
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  4. Oct 17, 2020
    8
    iOS Review Only:

    I’ve only played this game a few times before it was taken down on the App Store years ago, and I loved it! I tried to
    iOS Review Only:

    I’ve only played this game a few times before it was taken down on the App Store years ago, and I loved it! I tried to save up my rings to purchase Gum, but was disappointed to find out Pudding wasn’t in the game. However, I loved playing it, and I wish it was still on the App Store!
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  5. Sep 15, 2021
    1
    This is the WORST Sonic Mobile Games ever made, because lots of bugs, issues, and it's unplayable for New Android/iOS phones. and make itThis is the WORST Sonic Mobile Games ever made, because lots of bugs, issues, and it's unplayable for New Android/iOS phones. and make it worse they removed Sega's Characters like AiAi, Beat, NiGHTS, Reala, Gilius Thunderhead, MeeMee, Vyse, and even Danica Patrick. Expand
  6. Jan 16, 2014
    0
    RAGE QUITTERS FFS. I happen to be quite good at the game because I have played other versions of the game and out of all the races I haveRAGE QUITTERS FFS. I happen to be quite good at the game because I have played other versions of the game and out of all the races I have done so far I have finished two! Why is there no punishment for rage quitters? I buy power ups in the slot machines and then the other player just rage quits as soon as I take the lead and I do not get a win or my rings back!

    If you are good at kart racers then stay well away from this because other players will just rage quit as soon as you take the lead without any forfeit making it impossible for you to rank up....
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  7. Mar 29, 2014
    0
    i'm sure the iOS version is a great port, but for the android version, it is the EXACT opposite. it always glitches up the textures, it hasi'm sure the iOS version is a great port, but for the android version, it is the EXACT opposite. it always glitches up the textures, it has severe framerate issues, and it is pay to win. i'm a sonic fan, but this is just stupid. Expand