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
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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. Games Master UK
    83
    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. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    75
    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: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Jan 28, 2021
    10
    I grew up with this game and I still play it with my family. The maps have a lot of variety and the car selection feels like it's endless. II grew up with this game and I still play it with my family. The maps have a lot of variety and the car selection feels like it's endless. I love this game. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Jul 3, 2016
    10
    This game is a great racer and it's a mix of my 2 favorite mascots. A bit of sonic and a bit of Banjo= Amazing. I love playing this game andThis game is a great racer and it's a mix of my 2 favorite mascots. A bit of sonic and a bit of Banjo= Amazing. I love playing this game and it reminds me of nostalgic games and a bad game from a bear and bird that was about CARSSS. Anyways this is an amazing racer. 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. Nov 21, 2020
    8
    This game is almost a perfect game for any SEGA fan. However, this game is easy to play and beat by yourself, which is why I rank it a pointThis game is almost a perfect game for any SEGA fan. However, this game is easy to play and beat by yourself, which is why I rank it a point low. However, I love playing multiplayer, and I love the unique set of characters (excluding the majority of the sonic characters). The last problem I have with it is that there are so many sonic characters and then one character from each game as a playable racer. I honestly wish SEGA removed the majority of the Sonic characters and added more fan-favorites, like Gum from Jet Set Radio, Pudding from Space Channel 5, NiGHTS and Reala from NiGHTS into Dreams, and Joe Musashi from Shinobi. However, SEGA made up this disappointment with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, so I am okay with it! Expand
  6. Apr 27, 2017
    8
    An honestly quite solid racing game with alot to offer and many hours of fun waiting to be had.
    I found this game to be far more functional
    An honestly quite solid racing game with alot to offer and many hours of fun waiting to be had.
    I found this game to be far more functional and addictive than I had anticipated and I had alot of fun going through the various tours and missions and slowly unlocking characters, levels and music via the Sega race points system.

    Not a perfect game, but certainly worth a try.
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  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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