I’m one guy who’s really getting tired of seeing the same characters over and over and over again (why DO they have to put that plumber in almost every great Wii game).
But if the games are as good as Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing, then I would not mind as much. This game is a racing game with several characters from the Sonic universe and other Sega games like Super Monkey Ball and Billy Hatcher.
You’ve got several options to pick from.
First, you can go single player mode and take on the Grand Prix. There are three classes (Beginner, Advanced, Expert), each class having six cups, and each cup has four races. Each cup is a point tournament, and if you get enough points to put your character in the top three (of eight), then you unlock the next cup. But beware; the Beginner Cup may be a walk in the park, but the other two are much more difficult.
You can practice on some courses - but some you have to buy with SEGA miles you accumulate with races.
Or you can take on missions - there are several dozen to get through, and it will take a while (you have to complete them three at a time). These missions range from hitting targets to racing other character(s) to performing tricks.
Then there’s the multiplayer mode where you can race against other players through a track, or battle it out to gather items (Chao, emeralds, spots on the course).
Okay, okay, I hear you; this game looks like many other racing games (it has similar weapons, power ups and drifting as found in Mario Kart). But this is exactly what many players are looking for in a Wii racing game.
What I didn’t like is I had to buy some tracks in order to play them multiplayer or in Time Trial mode. All tracks should be open for practice and multiplayer use.
And sometimes the AI gets a really cheap win by hitting me with a powerful attack just before the finish line.
Despite all that, Sonic and Sega All Star Racing is one of the best racing games I’ve played on the Wii. BUY IT.
posted by Frogger320 (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Mar 2, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Okay so if you like Mario Kart then you will like this game as well. It is very similar to Mario Kart, with a few great differences. I do not want to spoil anything for you, but it is a great game. Lots of fun characters with fun interesting cars, and tracks. Not a game for the young, but a challenge for any intermediate racing fan. However, the reason I do not give this a perfect score is that there is a boredom factor. Once you bet so many races in the beginning level, you go on to race on the same tracks in the Advanced and Expert levels. So the mystery is lost at that point, but other than that, this is a great game, and I definitely recommend you rent it and try it out. If you love to drive you will love this game. Oh and just a hint, if you do not have a Wii Wheel, get one before you rent this game. It is not impossible to play without a Wii Wheel, but it is so much cooler and easier to play with one. It may chance your whole outlook on this game. Enjoy the ride.