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  • Summary: Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast and fast-paced competitive style racing as you face-off with friends in off with friends in intense multiplayer racing. Race together and work as a team by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. Take control of your racing style --Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast and fast-paced competitive style racing as you face-off with friends in off with friends in intense multiplayer racing. Race together and work as a team by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. Take control of your racing style -- Choose from 3 distinct character types and unlock game changing vehicle customisation options to suit your racing style. Speed up. Gear Up -- Team Racing at Sonic Speed! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. NF Magazine
    Apr 28, 2020
    85
    If regular kart racing has begun to feel too routine, then you should definitely give this one a go! [Issue #41 – September 2019, p. 72]
  2. Jun 7, 2019
    80
    If you’re looking for an enjoyable alternative after playing Mario Kart 8 for the past five years, Team Sonic Racing smoothly drifts its way to a decisive silver trophy. Start your engines!
  3. 75
    Despite being in the shadow of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Team Sonic Racing crosses the finish line as a solid kart racer in its own right. With a fun teamwork mechanic, solid presentation, fantastic score, and a cheap entry fee, I would highly recommend Team Sonic Racing for kart racing fans looking for their next fix.
  4. May 23, 2019
    70
    Mod pods aside, the game's few weak points do little to weaken the thoroughly enjoyable kart racer that they inhabit. Team Sonic Racing is a blast to play alone, online, or at home with friends, and it's more than worth its $40 price tag.
  5. May 24, 2019
    70
    Team Sonic Racing is a decent kart racing game that you’d do well to try out. It handles really well and, despite running at a mere 30FPS, looks pretty good for the most part. However, the team mechanic is entirely unnecessary to the experience, and the game just simply doesn’t match up to Nintendo’s own karting effort.
  6. May 29, 2019
    67
    To be sure, Team Sonic Racing isn’t really a bad game. It works, and even if it’s a little lacking in personality, it has polish. But there’s a vast gulf between solid (which is what this is) and good (which is how I’d describe previous Sonic racing games), and it’s very clear that this game is stuck firmly on the “solid” side.
  7. May 23, 2019
    60
    What you get with Team Sonic Racing is what you honestly better than you might expect from any modern game bearing the Sonic moniker. It’s a flawed but mostly competent kart racer that is budget priced and might be fine for kids who like the blue hedgehog and his furry friends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. May 22, 2019
    10
    A serious competitor to Mario Kart 8. A must have for owners of the Nintendo Switch. A lot of players online! Very fun for all the family!
  2. Jun 23, 2019
    10
    I didn't expect much but it's actually very addictive. What I was looking for was a game to veg out on and not take too seriously as I haveI didn't expect much but it's actually very addictive. What I was looking for was a game to veg out on and not take too seriously as I have plenty of games. I just spent the entire weekend playing it. Expand
  3. May 22, 2019
    9
    First review ever so not sure how informative this will be but here we go!

    I consider myself a veteran with Sonic games but I'm pretty much a
    First review ever so not sure how informative this will be but here we go!

    I consider myself a veteran with Sonic games but I'm pretty much a casual when it comes to kart racers. I've only ever owned one Mario Kart game while playing a fair bit on friends' games and a bit of Crash Team Racing as a kid, however I have been having a blast with this game so far.

    The first thing that hit me was just how amazing the soundtrack for this game is. Nothing new for a Sonic game, I know, but these remixes are just top notch.

    As for the visuals, I'm not sure how they are on other platforms, but the game looks stunning on the Switch, and the framerate seems pretty consistent so far.

    The gameplay seems like your run of the mill kart racer, but the teamwork mechanics help make the game feel fresh. I wasn't sure about it when watching trailers, but I've been pleasantly surprised so far.

    Some minor gripes I've had with the game so far inlude the story cutscenes. Well, not the cutscenes themselves, just how you go about viewing them.

    The game gives you two different buttons to select a race in story mode: one to start the race with the cutscene; and one to start the race while skipping the cutscene. This was a pretty great idea as many people do not care for story in Sonic games and this allows them to jump right into the action. Great idea, right? Not quite.

    For some reason, they mapped the "skip cutscene" button to A, which is the main button for selecting things on a menu in possibly every game on the Switch. I fall in the camp of people who actively want to watch the cutscenes but I've missed the vast majority of them by pressing A due to muscle memory. I know I can just select the race again to view the cutscenes I've missed, but by the time I usually realise I've skipped one, I've finished the mission. It just kind of feels like Sonic Team actually wanted to hide their own story because they had such little faith in it.

    Additionally, some of the missions just seem downright ridiculous with the difficulty spike. I'm referring specifically to the Daredevil and Ring challenges. Maybe I just suck at kart racers but it seems like this game demands perfection without a single misstep to achieve even a silver medal! These are, however, minor nitpicks. If you're a fan of kart racers and/or Sonic, then you should really consider picking this up, especially since it's released at a budget price.

    The game gets a 9/10 from me so far and I hope this is a sign of good things to come for the blue blur!
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  4. Jun 1, 2019
    7
    Fidèle à ce qu’il nous a proposé précédemment en s’appropriant les licences de Sega, le studio Sumo Digital a encore fait du très bon travailFidèle à ce qu’il nous a proposé précédemment en s’appropriant les licences de Sega, le studio Sumo Digital a encore fait du très bon travail et commence à avoir une belle expertise dans son domaine. Malgré nos craintes initiales lors de l’annonce du jeu, en choisissant cette fois-ci de ne mettre sur le circuit que les personnages de la licence Sonic, les développeurs n’ont pas mis la marche arrière, bien au contraire. Le changement significatif de gameplay, par la mise en place d’une course en équipe, change clairement la donne et permet à Team Sonic Racing de se démarquer de la concurrence et lui évitera une comparaison trop écrasante avec Mario Kart 8. Les deux jeux ne jouent pas dans la même catégorie et en fin de compte le jeu de Kart de Sega a bien fait de prendre un virage complètement différend. Un très bon jeu de kart, avec un mode histoire étonnant, et une réalisation technique à la hauteur. Une bonne surprise! Expand
  5. Jun 21, 2019
    7
    Is a good game
    Too bad they released it in the CTR year.
    In the year before it could be a success
  6. Oct 9, 2019
    6
    Pros:
    + Great feeling of speed
    + A lot of content + Moves like a charm, no performance issues at all, even with dynamic scenarios Cons:
    Pros:
    + Great feeling of speed
    + A lot of content
    + Moves like a charm, no performance issues at all, even with dynamic scenarios

    Cons:
    - The system of free lootboxes to obtain customization items is just annoying
    - Too few characters
    - You can't play online with a friend AND people at the same time
    - Powerups are not very original
    - Difficulty in campaign is uneven, some races are a joke, and the bonus races are really hard
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  7. Jun 24, 2020
    0
    Там нет Жабы рейсера, извинитесь!
    И сам Соник не умеет гонять, понятно?
    Добавьте Жабу!!?
    Там нет Жабы рейсера, извинитесь!
    И сам Соник не умеет гонять, понятно?
    Добавьте Жабу!!?

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